Calvary Chimes
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Parish News

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.

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

Calvary Episcopal Church
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
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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.....

Congratulations to the Rev. Allison English and to Calvary Episcopal Church for their mutual call to serve one another!

                In January, you were told that someone had accepted a call to come here, and that she would begin on July 1. Then you received a message that your new rector has a name and a place. Calvary's next rector will be the Rev. Allison English, who currently serves at All Saints' Church in Beverly Hills, California. And then, last Saturday, you found that the name has a person attached, that she is real, and many of you met her at a wonderful reception and were able to speak with her.

                From the looks of delight and the smiles of people in the room, and hearing Allison speak about her excitement in coming here and her eagerness to speak separately with each individual, I felt a sense of pride and joy that Calvary has accomplished its goal of calling a priest who will so ably and lovingly serve the congregation. Great work, Profile Committee and Search Committee!

                And special thanks to the chair of both committees, Eric Landen, for his guidance through these many months of discernment. Working with the input from the whole congregation, these committees put together an accurate profile of the church that matched and attracted the interest of someone like Allison, who possesses the skills, experience, and passions that will bring Calvary into the future.

                As for me, I came as interim rector with one overriding goal: to help Calvary to find that perfect priest. I am so happy that we have accomplished this goal and that the interim time will now move into a time to say goodbye to your temporary shepherd and to welcome your new one.

                After consulting with the diocesan staff, I have arranged to leave Calvary at the end of June. June 24 will be my last Sunday here. The following Sunday, July 1, Allison will take over as your celebrant and preacher.

                In the meantime, I will be preparing for her arrival with relevant notes and files, and she and I will talk frequently on the phone, so that, when she comes, she will be aware of all of the various traditions, practices, tweaks, and eccentric oddities of this wonderful and glorious place called Calvary Episcopal Church. May God bless all of you as you now embark on this new journey with your rector, the Rev. Allison English!



Interfaith Hospitality Network
Christ Church Cathedral
Thursday May 10

Help us host and feed homeless families
Please sign up in Hannaford Hall
or contact  Dave Meyer   (513) 384-9910

Habitat for Humanity HOPE COALITION
Happy Spring from the Hope Coalition! Calvary will be joining the Hope Coalition to build with Habitat for Humanity again this year. We will have further information regarding the exact build location and start date following the kick-off meeting on April 25th. If you are interested in volunteering with either on-site building activities (no experience necessary, just enthusiasm and some sturdy shoes!) or in helping prepare and deliver lunch when it is Calvary's turn please contact Troy Romantini or Helen Jones. We look forward to another season of building houses, friendships and hope with you!

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 29 Oscar

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  

The Sandy Sanborn Martin Memorial Concert 

Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble rehearsing Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb
under the direction of Dr. Gwen Coleman Detwiler

Please join us on Sunday, April 22, 7:30 PM for Awake, Arise!: Music of Love and Rebirth the Sandy Sanborn Martin Memorial Concert featuring the  Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble  and guests.  A reception will follow.  Details are found in the below event flyer, or by visiting CFE's website.  Click here to view the entire program, artist biographies, and specifications of Calvary's historic and extraordinary E.M Skinner pipe organ.

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
** April 29th will be our last story for the season. 
May 6th will be clean up day.**

Last week the pre-K - Kindergarten class heard the story of Jesus from the Mother Mary's perspective.

The 1st-3rd Grade class learned about many different types of crosses and what they represent.

The 4th-6th grade class learned about the Symbols of Holy Eucharist and how they are used in our church services.

Please join us this Sunday for another story!

Family News

Movie Night: Friday, May 11th - Come join us for our final family event before the Summer starts! 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. 

Save The Date: Vacation Bible School will be the evenings of August 1-3.  Starting this Summer, VBS will be an inter-generational event, so bring the whole family for food and fun.

O  God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, 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, Cami Blankinship and Steven Worley.


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