PLEASE NOTE:
We will no longer be sending the
Saturday Online Worship Guide via e-mail. Everything you need for Worship and Parish Life can be found in this Chimes publication on Fridays.
In this Issue:
From the Rector: Shield the Joyous

NEW Worship Schedule & Links:
9:15 a.m. Virtual Family Service
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist both on-site & virtually

Easter Photos

Civil Discourse Series continues Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Procter Summer Camp is ON!

Benevolence Fund

Civil Discourse - continues Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Save the Date - Outdoor Garden Workday May 15 & 16

Virtual Coffee Hour Link
NOTE: begins between 10-10:15 a.m. this week

Sunday Altar Flowers

Prayer List
From the Rector

Dear Calvary Parish,

There is a prayer in the service of Compline in the church that has a way of movingly ending each day:

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless 
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the 
joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.

We have known weariness, death, suffering, and affliction all too well this past year. And after last weekend’s Easter Service, we are also beginning to once again experience joy.

That prayer “shield the joyous” seems especially fitting and important for this tenuous time. The blossoms are blooming and 1/5 of our nation is fully vaccinated (1/3 has had at least one dose) and there is a palpable sense of hope and joy.

Let’s keep shielding our faces with those masks to protect the unvaccinated and vulnerable. Let’s allow our hearts to sing, but still yet refrain from jubilant congregational song until those numbers decrease more mightily. Let’s ask that God make us aware, whether we are weary or joyous, somewhere in-between or both, of the realities of those around us.

As we prepare this weekend offer a Virtual Family Service at 9:15 a.m. and open the doors to the church for weekly 11:00 Sunday Eucharist, we are keenly aware that we still have a journey ahead of us in this pandemic. We will take measured steps in our joyous return rather than moving with unshielded abandon.

Bring your faithful selves back to your virtual worship living quarters or in person with masks on faces this Sunday ready to be spiritually nourished and filled with God's grace.

Faithfully,

The Reverend Allison English
Rector
NEW
Worship Schedule
Starting April 11
9:15 a.m.
Family Morning Prayer ONLINE

Available LIVE & ON DEMAND
11:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
In the Church
(masks required, limited capacity)

Also available Virtually at 11:00 a.m. and ON DEMAND
Via the website
Civil Discourse 
Series continues
Wednesday, April 14 7:30 p.m.
Save the Dates for Outdoor Garden Workdays
May 15 and 16th
There will be a map of garden areas and beds to select posted in Hannaford Hall starting May 8th. Have your family choose a plot and instructions. Mulch will be available in the driveway. We will have some plants available behind the Clifton House fence. Come have fun and make the grounds beautiful. COVID cautions as always.
Procter Summer Camp is ON for Summer 2021
Learn more dates for camps HERE
The Benevolence Fund
The Rector and Vestry of Calvary Parish have established The Benevolence Fund.

Please notify the rector of any need for housing, medications, or utilities expenses you will struggle to meet Rev. Allison. The Benevolence Team will blindly review requests and one-time payments will be made.

If you find yourself in a challenging position during this time, please reach out to Rev. Allison. Your conversation and concerns will be held in the strictest confidence.

Funds are available to cover mortgage payments, utility bills, and medical expenses for members of the church.

To donate, please send checks to:
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(in memo: Benevolence Fund)

or CLICK HERE to donate.
Sunday Virtual
Coffee Hour

THIS SUNDAY

Virtual Coffee Hour will take place at approximately 10-10:15 a.m. via Zoom this Sunday.
To join the coffee hour follow this link.

For instructions on how to access the meeting, click here ,

You can also access a Facebook group to talk with other Calvary members and get updates from the parish. To join that group, click here
Donate Altar Flowers
Please consider donating Sunday Flowers in honor of or thanksgiving of someone special. Flower are from Adrian Durbin and cost is $60.00 and is paid directly to Durbin. Contact Judy in the office or call and leave a message 513-861-4437.
This week we pray:

For those on our Parish Prayer List 
Karl Howat, Gloria Marshall, Reed Coen, Roger Percer, Joseph Farrell, Judy, Anne, Jay, Paula Winans, Tianna Hill
For Homebound Parishioners
Richard Sininger, Joan Sievers, Paul McCauley, Hazel Ison, Hedda von Goeben
For the Nuptial Vows of
Kyle & Terra Montrose

New Parents
Hannah & Clairice Galey

Send your prayer requests to Rev. Allison
Prayer requests are spoken aloud in worship for two weeks / kept on prayer list for two months. Keep us updated for long-term requests.

If you have a pastoral need, please contact the
Rector, The Rev. Allison English at 513-401-5781
or Rector Associate, The Rev. Olivia Hamilton at 513-236-0526.
Calvary Episcopal Church | 513-861-4437 | calvaryclifton@fuse.net