Calvary Chimes
Week of Sunday, October 9, 2016
This Sunday:

"Walking and Talking with God: A conversation about prayer and spiritual direction." Please join Kitty Clark on Sunday, October 9 and 16 as she offers insights into the power of prayer and the importance of having a spiritual director to guide us through our spiritual journey with God. Kitty has a degree in theology and long experience in spiritual direction. The class takes place in Calvary House at 9:00 am, between the first and third worship services.
Many thanks to Altar Guild members for their gracious help in preparing our worship space for the three weddings in a row at Calvary. All weddings are unique in their requirements, and the Altar Guild did a wonderful job in making the space for each wedding perfect. And now we need more members, both male and female, young and old! It's a great opportunity to learn about worship through the preparation of the altar. If you are interested, please see Joanna.

Interested in being baptized or confirmed? Please see Joanna. Baptisms will take place on All Saints' Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Please keep track of your belongings. We are working on improving our security during non-worship hours, but there have been reports of theft during our worship services. We want our church to be open and welcoming, but we also need to be vigilant and protective. Be aware that you should not leave your purse, cell phone, or other valuables unattended during church.

Please help  stock St. Andrew's Pantry with small jars of peanut butter and canned fruit and vegetables.

BIG THANK YOU to Helene!

Improving our signage!

Coming Soon:

Calvary Coffeehouse November 4, 2016

In This Issue
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Calvary Sunday Schedule
8:00 am
Holy Eucharist
9:30 am
Alternate Family Service with Communion
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with Choir

10:15 am
Sunday School
9:00 - 11:30 am

8:30 - 12:00 pm
Calvary Café 
Fellowship & Coffee  
Ministry Quick Links
Transition/Interim Priest

Howard Helvey,
Organist and Choirmaster 
Director of Children and Family Ministry

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  From the Interim Rector:    

One Corner Ma

One of traditional China's most famous painters was named Ma Yuan, but he was jokingly nicknamed "One Corner Ma" by his thirteenth-century contemporaries.
You can imagine what his typical paintings are like. In one bottom corner is a lovely scene-a lush cliff or waterfall or mountain edge, trees, rocks, and birds. The middle of the painting is bounded by dim silhouettes of leafy trees, and beyond that-a limitless void. Our eyes are led back into the foggy distance, and we move from the material world through the mist into one without substance, into a mystical space that we cannot see. I wonder whether Ma's real corner was not the corner filled with trees, but the corner that led into infinity. That's where he really wanted to take us.
Scientists say that our visible world is a little like one of One Corner Ma's paintings-only a small part of the whole universe. Most of the universe is invisible to us. The rest is made up of mystery-the scientists call them dark energy and dark matter.
 In other words, our universe and our life is a little like One Corner Ma. Our earthly life is but a tiny piece of our whole life; we are only part of a whole. Like the foggy mist in Ma's paintings, the divine realm is usually hidden from us. But sometimes, I think, the mist rolls away just a bit, and we can see snatches of what lies beyond. That snatch may come with a breathtakingly beautiful landscape, or an unexpected act of caring, or a deep sense of fulfillment when something wrong becomes right.
When that happens, we're in Ma's corner-and beyond, is God.


Joanna's cell phone number is available for members' pastoral emergencies. If you are being hospitalized, are having surgery, have a death in the family, are experiencing a    personal crisis, or have been arrested, please call Joanna at 859.803.0665. 

Thank you Calvary for making 9/15/16 IHN at Christ Church a loving, fun experience.  See some photos below. 
  Please remember to volunteer to help in November 
on Thursday the 17th.

A story from El Hogar, the home in Honduras where our Johana lives and where Caroline and Phoebe were in September.
El Hogar News  

Lilia was born on October 18, 2002. She and her two brothers come from a very sad situation. Their mother and father do  not live together and had separated the children - Lilia lived  w ith her mother and her brothers lived with their father. They were living in the Mosquitia area, which is in the easternmost part of Honduras.
The children were removed from the homes by DINAF (a government agency in Honduras that looks after children) due to their parents not providing adequate care. Lilia and her brothers were brought to El Hogar after a hearing that was held by DINAF, which their parents did not attend. Lilia entered the program for high school 
girls in February 2016.
To sponsor a student like Lilia, please click on this link:

Tender Mercies Sunday, October 30, 2016 @4:00 p.m. 

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  


With any questions regarding the Choir and/or the University Choral Scholar program, please contact the organist/choirmaster, Howard Helvey: or 513-476-3261

Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

In Sunday School we heard the story of Creation based on Genesis 1:1-2:3. We talked about all the gifts God gives us and especially those very first gifts on seven special days.

We look forward to seeing you all again this Sunday for our next story.

Family News

Friday, October  14th will be our first Family Night!  We are going to be watching Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium on our big screen.  Bring your pillow or cushion for the show. We will have pizza, fruit, veggies, and drinks for everyone starting at 6pm. Please let Sally know if you plan to attend, so we can order the right amount of food. We'll see you there!


"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday." Isaiah 58:10 

Where do you find GOD?
How do you SERVE?
What brings you LIFE?

What do all these questions have in common?

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L ord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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