From the Rector
Healthy, Holy, and Happy: A Guide to Worship in this Season

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed the Coronavirus spread from Wuhan, China now beyond the Chinese borders and all over the world. Two of Calvary’s parishioners, Florine & Jim Postell, are living in Milan, Italy. Florine sent us this update this past week of her experience of the Coronavirus epidemic. Click Here to Read

The spread of unwanted germs is a reality every time we gather in a public place, including at church. Here are some tips to avoid illness:

Elbow & Fist Bumps at the Peace  - Skip the handshaking altogether this Sunday. The best ways to exchange the Peace include fist-bumps, elbow-bumps, and flashing peace signs.
Wash or Sanitize your Hands  - We will have hand sanitizer strategically placed throughout the church on Sunday. Make sure to wash your hands before eating food, after using the restroom, and after shaking hands with anyone.

Sip from the Cup or Skip it altogether  - We believe in the Episcopal Church that receiving Communion in one kind (bread or wine only) is sufficient. If you are in a vulnerable population (senior citizen, cancer patient, etc.) or have recently been sick, you may simply touch the chalice as it passes by you at the Communion rail.

It is a common misconception that it is more sanitary to intinct (dip) the bread. The most sanitary way to receive the chalice is by taking a sip from it. Germs from hands are much more likely to spread when you intinct the bread.

Let’s gather joyfully this Sunday, knowing we are looking out for one another and staying  healthy, holy, & happy!

Allison English

Spring Forward!

Daylight Savings time starts this Sunday, March 8th. Remember to move your clocks forward one hour. Naps are recommended after church this Sunday.
Animate: Faith
Lenten Series that will explore questions about:
The Cross

with video clips featuring 
leading 21st-century Christian thought leaders &
facilitated conversation and instruction from the clergy

All are warmly invited!
Potluck Dinner: 6:15 PM
Class: 7:00-8:00 PM

Concurrent Program for Children Ages 3-12

Register Here or at the link found at

Healing Prayer

There will be a healing prayer service on Saturday, March 21st at 11:00 AM.
Mark your calendars and plan to stay for lunch following the service.

If you would like to ask for prayers, sign up sheets are available in the Back of the Church or on the stage in Hannaford Hall.
Calvary at Carnegie Hall
Members of Calvary's Choir along with the Wenton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble and other choirs are traveling to New York this week to preform the composed works of Howard Helvey at Carnegie Hall.

Join us in praying for the Choir in their travels
Lent Madness

Join the Youth Group in participating in LENT MADNESS 2020. Every Lent Forward movement sponsors a bracket challenge to determine our favorite Saint.

Get a preview of the bracket here

Lenten Meditations

The 2020 Lenten Meditations are available throughout the church. Many selections written by Calvary’s own Miriam McKenney
This week we pray for:

Those on our parish Prayer List :
Cameron Taylor, The Martin Family, Elizabeth Bible, Ingrid Grupp, Paul McCauley, Lois Sechler, Thayer McKinley, Martha Milligan, Dale, Patti, Julia Helvey, Joyce Rimlinger, Cathy McCaffery, Susan Dyer 

For Homebound Parishioners
Mary Ann Bragg, Richard Sininger, Joan Sievers, Paul McCauley, Hazel Ison

For Expectant Parents:
Andrew & Jenna Sturgeon

In the Parish Cycle of Prayer
Communications Team
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