Calvary Chimes
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Parish News

Nursery Parents: For security please use the Apple Tree buzzer and identify your self to drop off or pick up your children. Thanks!

Baptisms. The Easter season is the perfect time for baptism! If you or anyone in your family is interested in being baptized, we will schedule baptisms for Sunday, April 8, the Sunday after Easter Day. Please contact Joanna.
Lenten Giving Opportunities:
If "giving more" is on Lenten practice as well as "giving up," please consider these opportunities for giving to those in need:
  • CAIN (Church Active in Northside) Blessing Bags - pick up bags in Hannaford Hall.
  • Tender Mercies: Help to make and/or serve a dinner on March 25
  • Food Collection for St. Andrew's Pantry: The battle between the Loaves (9:30) and Fishes (10:30) is raging on! As of last Sunday, the Fishes are ahead with 95 items of food, while the Loaves have collected 87 items, with more items added on Sunday morning. Besides competing for Food Drive Champions, each week, let's also try for another goal: to collect at least ONE THOUSAND items by Easter! We are keeping count each week, so let's fill the boxes, deliver and refill again - and win the battle against hunger!
Lenten Series 2018, "A Grown Up Lent." The final, program will  take place on Wednesday, March 21, preceded by the Taize service and potluck dinner. The discussion will center on the theme "Being a Living Parable." Of all the characters in Jesus' parables, which character am I? Which one are you? Who is really the good guy here?

     Your 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 at her welcome reception. Our Rector-Elect will be in this area that weekend and is looking forward to meeting her new church family! The event will be catered so no need to bring anything. It will be helpful to us as we plan the reception if you would please RSVP to by Tuesday, April 10th (and include the names of all members of your family who will attend). Nametags will be laid out on tables for you to pick-up when you arrive. Of course everyone is welcome, we will make a nametag for you if you haven't RSVPed! The Vestry and Search Committee looks forward to seeing you for this joyous occasion!
Please note that the name of and information about the Rector-Elect and her family will be distributed to the congregation via e-mail on the evening of April 8th, following the announcement of her departure to her current congregation earlier that day. 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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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

Acolytes needed for Easter Sunday
Will you be in town for Easter worship? Please email Ms. Miriam if you would like to acolye on Easter Sunday. Thank you.

Acolyte Schedule 
Swapping is totally fine, please email Ms. Miriam if you can't acolyte when assigned. 
March 18 Oscar & Jaiya
March 25 Maggie & Genny
April 1 Easter - please volunteer, as many as would like.
April 8 Audrey & Elena
April 15 Avery & Spencer
April 21  Kaia & Jaiya
April 28 Oscar

Baking for Coffee Hour on Palm Sunday - 
Saturday March 24 @3pm 
Meet at Calvary to bake for coffee hour. We also need fruit, veggies, and other healthy treats. We will serve coffee hour on Palm Sunday as a fundraiser for Calvary's outreach ministries. 

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  
When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the cross of Christ, my God:
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were a present far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

-Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

More than one hymnologist has deemed Watts ' When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (1707) as the finest hymn text in the English language. Although often paired with the hymn tune Rockingham (including in our own Hymnal 1982), Lowell Mason's adapted setting of  Hamburg , based on ancient plainsong, provides an astonishing efficiency of means: the entire melody is stepwise, and its range encompasses the interval of only a diminished 5th. It is this latter hymn tune that Gilbert Martin develops in this Sunday's dramatic anthem setting for choir and organ. Hear and see the anthem here as performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The spire of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia,
where Lowell Mason served as organist 1920-27.
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 continued the Faces of Easter lessons. We heard about the Jesus' ministry and his last time in Jerusalem with his disciples.

The 4th-6th grade class heard the second part of the Greatest Parable.  We considered Jesus' later ministry in Judea.

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

We took last week off.  
Come join us on Wednesday for our last lesson.

A lmighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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, Dyven O'Conner and Steven Worley.


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