Calvary Chimes
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Parish News

Calvary Food Drive Tournament:
A battle between the Loaves (9:30am) and the Fishes (10:30am)
Which worship service congregation can donate the most food to St. Andrew's Food Pantry? We will see! Beginning this Sunday and running through Easter, we will have a Food Drive Tournament between the 9:30 congregation and the 10:30 congregation.
This Sunday through Easter, you will see in Hannaford Hall two big boxes, labeled "LOAVES (9:30AM)" AND "FISHES (10:30AM)." If you attend the 9:30 service, you are LOAVES. If you attend the 10:30 service, you are FISHES. Get it? Bring your food and put it in the appropriate box. At the end of the tournament, the congregation of the box with the most food will win the tournament and receive the prize! Will it be the Loaves? Or the Fishes?
People who attend the 8:00am are the mystery element. They can donate into whatever box they want. And remember-non-perishable items only! No bananas! Let's try to fill the boxes to the rim, and then deliver and refill again-and win the battle against hunger!


Lenten  program 2018: "A Grown-Up Lent." The 2018 Lenten program continue the Wednesday, March 7. The evening will begin with a Taizé prayer service at 6:00pm, followed by a simple supper and then a discussion of what Lent is really all about, when you're a grown-up and ready to go beyond giving up little things without knowing why. Book is available on Kindle, Barnes & Noble and iTunes. Jonna also has several hard copies for purchase. A Lenten offering "Once Upon a Time" will be available for children ages 3 years to 12 years old.

Calvary Episcopal Church
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
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Calvary Sunday Schedule
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Holy Eucharist

9:30 am
Alternate Family Service with Communion

10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with Choir

10:15 am
Sunday School
Youth Group

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8:30 - 12:00 pm
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Fellowship & Coffee  

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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.....
Results of the Annual Meeting

On February 4th, Calvary held its Annual Meeting as required by the state. It was accompanied by an Annual Report, written copies of which are available in Hannaford Hall for anyone who is interested in learning what has happened at Calvary during 2017. All staff and major ministry groups submitted written reports, and Calvary's 2018 budget is also included.

The congregation also elected new Vestry members at the meeting. Four positions were open and four persons were elected by acclamation: Paul Davis, Susan Jackson, Megan Rich, and Peggy St. Clair. A motion to extend the terms of the Senior and Junior Wardens, Daren Grayton and Duane Lewis, by one year was also approved by acclamation.

In addition, four delegates to the Diocesan Convention, to be held in November at Procter Center, were elected: Eric Landen, Jane Paraskevopoulos, Maggie Davis, and Miriam McKenney.

Many thanks to all who attended the meeting, who brought food for hospitality, and who voiced their willingness to serve the church either as Vestry members or as Convention delegates


News from the Calvary Kitchen.....

For a while now, you may have noticed Styrofoam cups, plates, and bowls have not been set out for coffee hour or any time the kitchen is used. We are slowly trying to make our kitchen greener, in an effort to support "just and proper use of God's creation" We hope you will join us in this endeavor! 

There are many ways you can participate: 
*bring your personal coffee cup to church on Sunday mornings to enjoy your church coffee and take it home with you each week, or leave it and we will wash it in the dishwasher. 
*speak supportively and be helpful to the Kitchen Crewe in their efforts 
*volunteer to wash table cloths or dishes anytime they are used. 

We at Calvary are getting ready for new beginnings. Nothing says "home church" than real plates, forks, and glasses that were used for years and years and years. There will be new, clear instructions on the dishwasher, and helpful signs in the kitchen for anyone signed up to help. As always, thank you to the Kitchen Crewe and Joanna for seeing this happen. 

Any questions? Please email Edy at or call her at 513-388-6998.

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  March  25, 4:00 p.m.

Calvary Youth News

Field Trip: Thrifting March 4 @12 noon
The Youth Room needs help, and be honest - who doesn't need a few new items for Late Winter/Spring? Grab a few dollars and treat yourself while we search for youth room decor. Bring your castoffs to church, and we'll load up our cars with donations. Parents are welcome!

Field Trip: Art Museum March 11
We're off to Eden Park after church on Sunday.

Exodus Bible Study - most Sundays
We finished chapter 11 on February 25, which included a preview of the final plague. Click here to catch up using an online Bible. 

Acolyte Schedule
March 4 Avery & Spencer
March 11 Kaia
March 18 Oscar & Jaiya
March 25 Maggie & Genny
April 1 - Easter - please volunteer, as many as would like.

Music News
 -  Howard Helvey  
Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun,
         Which was my sin, though it were done before?
Wilt thou forgive that sin, through which I run,
         And do run still, though still I do deplore?
                When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
                        For I have more.
Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won
         others to sin, and made my sin their door?
Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun
         a year or two, but wallow'd in, a score?
                When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
                        for I have more.
I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun
         my last thread, I shall perish on the shore;
swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son
         shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore.
                And, having done that, thou hast done;
                        I fear no more.

-John Donne (1573-1631)
This exquisite penitential text dates from 1623, and appears in The Hymnal 1982 (#140 and 141).  In 2014 I enjoyed setting this poem in an original choral anthem as a gift to Stephan Casurella on his  fifth anniversary as Director of Music, Christ  Church Cathedral, Cincinnati , Ohio .  The Choir will present the anthem this Sunday during the 10:30 service (you can listen to a preview here).

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

Last week the pre-K - 3rd grade classes started the Faces of Easter lessons. We heard about the baby Jesus and also young Jesus in the Temple.

The 4th-6th grade class heard the first part of the Greatest Parable.  We considered 3 key moments in Jesus' life.

Come join us this Sunday to share another story!

Family News
Wednesdays in Lent: A children's lenten program, "Once Upon A Time," will run at the same time as the adult programming on Wednesday evenings

This past week we talked about The Three Little Pigs and the benefits of careful listening. We worked with clay and thought about ways to practice listening

A lmighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; 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 and Steven Worley.


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