Calvary Chimes
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Parish News

Family Game Night Friday, April 13 5:30-7:30 p.m. Spaghetti, salad and drinks will be provided. Bring your favorite family games to share.
A Journey of Healing: Stories and Encouragement for all : In this two part series, Peggy St. Clair will present a talk on her own journey of healing. The second Sunday will provide an opportunity for participants to experience healing energy modalities such as healing touch, reiki and the Alexander technique. We will be offering a survey to see how this series might be continued in the fall.
Sunday, April 22 and 29 following coffee hour Noon to 1 p.m.

The 9:30 a.m. Family Worship Service needs singers and musicians for the service!  If you can accompany Sally Engelbert in music worship, with your voice or with your instrument, please contact us here or talk to Sally surrounding the service.

St. An dre w's s till needs donations of 
non-perishable foo d! 
Thanks for feeding the hungry.

You are cordially invited to Calvary's 
  Saturday, April 14 - 4 to 6 p.m.
       Hannaford Hall
Please join the Vestry and Search Committee to meet our Rector-Elect. Our Rector-Elect will be in this area on April 14 and is looking forward to meeting her new church family!  The event will be catered so no need to bring anything. 

Please  Click Here   to RSVP by Tuesday, April 10th (and include the names of all members of your family who will attend). Name tags will be available when you arrive. Everyone is welcome, we will make a name tag for you if you haven't RSVPed! The Vestry and Search Committee look forward to seeing you for this joyous occasion!
Watch for a special email on Sunday, April 8th evening for information and photos of our Rector-Elect. The Rector-Elect's first day at Calvary is Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Calvary Episcopal Church
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
In This Issue
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
Youth Group

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

Director of Youth

Calvary Community 

Judy Gardner 
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From the Interim Rector.....

Alleluia! Thanks be to God-and to our lay ministers!

                Alleluia! What a glorious Holy Week and Easter at Calvary Episcopal Church!

                Between Palm Sunday and Easter Day, we held thirteen services, including a Taizé service, Stations of the Cross, the dramatic Maundy Thursday and Good Friday liturgies, and finally, on Easter morning, a sunrise vigil which began our magnificent Easter Day worship.

                As you might imagine, a great many people were involved in making this holy season a truly moving and inspiring one. At any worship service, we have ushers, readers, intercessors, chalice bearers, acolytes, and musicians. For the special, and extra, Holy Week services, they served with grace and poise to ensure that the services went smoothly. Many thanks to Dick Sininger (readers, intercessors, and chalice bearers), Miriam McKenney (acolytes), Howard Helvey (mucho music), Peggy St. Clair, Susan Jackson, and Betsy DeMatteo (ushers) for coordinating these ministries. Thanks also to the Altar Guild members for the gorgeous flower arrangements on Easter Day.

                I want to recognize a few other individuals for their extraordinary service to the church, so that you may know the immense talents and cheerful commitments that they have made. You may not have attended the services to know what they did, but their work should not go unrecognized.

                First, on Palm Sunday, Rex Van Alstine convincingly and powerfully played the part of Joseph of Arimathea in a Passion Play written by Charles Parsons. We were blessed that Charles was able to come to church that day and see his Passion Play brought to life. Thank you to Charles and thank you to Rex!

                The Taizé service on Wednesday in Holy Week was composed, as are all Taizé services, of music, prayer, and Scripture readings. But it is the music that shines, and that offers to us the meditative and transcendent experience that defines Taizé. Last week, Robb Feldhaus at the piano and Cliff Hardy as soloist led us through a truly amazing hour of contemplation and prayer. They knew just how to touch our hearts with their music. Robb also very graciously agreed to play piano at the 7:00 IN THE MORNING, BEFORE SUNRISE, vigil service! Now THAT was a lot of fun! Thank you, Robb!

                The Good Friday evening liturgy, a powerful remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, was rendered more powerful by the music played throughout the service. Satish Case Chetty played violin and viola solo and also accompanied by Howard Helvey on organ and piano. At some point during his playing, I cried. Thank you, Satish!

                And finally, the Easter Day reception was hosted by Wes Duncan and Terrell Lackey. They set up a wonderful reception for a joyous time, and we gathered in Hannaford Hall with "Alleluia!" in our heads and enjoyed one another's company. Thank you, Wes and Terrell!

                One of my most treasured memories of the past week was of the usher training session that took place after one of our church services. Peggy, Susan and Betsy are coordinating a new usher program and were signing up new ushers and giving instructions. "Your first job is to welcome people to church and hand them a bulletin." That says a lot. Ushers are the front line, so to speak, the first people that a newcomer will encounter when they enter the church. If we have no ushers, the guests are left to fend for themselves, and then they don't come back. They have not been welcomed. On Easter Day, ushers joyfully greeted everybody at the door and invited them into the church, and I know that all of the guests felt welcome at Calvary.

                At the training session, newly-recruited usher Satish said, "I will be at the door and give them this mad look." And then he gave the worst impression of a dour face that I have ever seen. Satish just cannot look mean! I have never seen him not smile and not make others smile. On Easter Day, as an usher, he greeted everyone with his smile and a bulletin. And to me, that is the essence of Calvary. You can't look mean if you tried. I hope you will all come to the reception for our new rector on Saturday, April 14 and welcome, with a smile, the priest who has been called to serve you beginning on July 1.


Habitat for Humanity HOPE COALITION
Thank you for the time and energy you put into the homes located at 225/229 Hunsford Street in Hartwell.  We are so grateful for your dedication to our families.  Thanks to your hard work, they have a safe and affordable home of their own! Join us for the Dedications. Click Here for more details.   Contact Troy Romantini or Helen Jones for further Calvary info. 

Sign up for Kroger's  Community Reward Program to support 
El Hogar.  If you already have a Kroger reward card click this link

Tender Mercies  April 29, 4:00 p.m.

Calvary Youth News

Acolyte Schedule 
Swapping is totally fine, please email Ms. Miriam if you can't acolyte when assigned. 

April 8 Audrey & Elena
April 15 Avery & Spencer
April 21  Kaia & Jaiya
April 28 Oscar

Field Trip: Art Museum rescheduled to April 15

Exodus Bible Study - most Sundays
We're almost through chapter 13, and pharaoh finally let the Israelites leave Egypt. Or, as we learned, God did not harden pharaoh's heart after the first passover. Pharaoh even asked for God to grant him a blessing. The story continues this Sunday.  Click here to catch up using an online Bible. 

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  

House Concert/Fundraiser
On behalf of the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, we cordially invite you to a House Concert/Fundraiser at our home on  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7 PM  ( 748 East Epworth Ave. , Cincinnati , OH  45232 ).
The purpose of the program is to raise funds to help keep tuition as low as possible for the Savannah Choral and Voice Institute this summer: June 10-17.  As you may know, in order to make it possible for highly-qualified students (regardless of socio-economic status) to attend the institute, CFE strives to set the tuition at a fraction of what many comparable summer programs cost. 
The evening will feature hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and CFE members performing a broad range of musical styles...from classical to bluegrass!  ($50/guest; tax-deductible.   Casual dress.) 
Please note: If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to sponsor another individual to do so.  And we would be grateful!
If possible, please RSVP  (, or call/text 513-476-3261)  by Tuesday, April 10.
We hope to see you!
Brad Caldwell and Howard Helvey



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

Sunday School and Family News

Sunday School

Thanks for joining us for a chilly egg hunt last week! 
We'll be back upstairs for more Godly Play this Sunday.

Family News

Game Night: April 13th - check the bulletin boards for details or download the flyer here

Procter Camp is now accepting registrations for their Summer Camping Program.  There are sessions available for children only as well as family groups.  Check their website for more details on this wonderful opportunity. 

A lmighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

If you would like to add someone to the Prayer List please contact the Parish Office
Prayers for strength, healing, and other requests for prayer from parish members and friends of the ­larger community:
Brandon Davis, Paul McCauley, Marilyn Fietz, Carol Ann Edmonds, Mary Ann Bragg, Charles Parsons, Susan, Kelley, Wilson Willard, Ruth Ann, Terrell Lackey, Randy Caldwell,  Paul Davis, Anne Greenwald, Miriam McKenney, Dvyen O'Conner and Steven Worley.


See you at Church!



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