From the Rector
Dear Calvary Parish,

This past Tuesday, nine members of Calvary gathered virtually via Zoom for a Bible study of the first letter of Peter. It was so refreshing to see some of your faces and dig into scripture, if just for forty minutes of the day.

This Sunday, we’re going to be intentional about making space to connect virtually one to another. See below for instructions on how to connect via our new “Zoom Coffee Hour. ” We’ll spend a few minutes just greeting one another in a big group, and if a critical mass signs on, we’ll breakout into smaller groups to share in some fellowship with one another. All you have to do is log-in to Zoom and show up. 

I want to thank all of you who have been part of our Live Worship Online . We have made a point to share the worship with the greater Cincinnati community via a focused boosted post and last week had over 2,000 views of our worship and 350 through-plays. That is a significant attendance boost! We are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ beyond the walls and into the living rooms of our neighbors.

In this time when we can feel so separated from others throughout the week, we’re reminded of what Corporate Worship is intended to do: “ In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God.” Book of Common Prayer, p. 857.

That means God is made known to us when we worship together. Let’s keep devoting ourselves to hearing God’s Word and offering prayer on Sunday mornings — and then take some time to see the faces of the people with whom we are worshipping via Zoom Coffee Hour, if possible.

I am grateful to each of you for your faithfulness in these trying times.

Sunday Virtual
Coffee Hour

Virtual Coffee Hour will take place via Zoom this Sunday, following the 10:30 service. 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
Pictured above: Metaphorical fellowship. There will be no physical touching of hands at Virtual Coffee Hour!
Virtual Bible Study
40 Minutes at
Four o'clock
April 28, May 5, May 12
4:00- 4:40 PM
Join the rector in studying the book of 1 Peter in a three-week Bible study hosted virtually via Zoom.
If you are interested, Allison will send you detailed instructions on how to start a Zoom account and how to connect to the study. Jump in anytime during the three-part series.

Connect with the Calvary Community and ground yourself in the ancient message and hope of Holy Scripture at the close of the upcoming Tuesday afternoons.

Interested? E-mail Allison English at  to sign up and get log-on instructions.
Communications Team

Calvary is looking for people to help with church communcations. If you have experince in digital communcations, or just want to know more about how Calvary communicates you are welcome to join.

For more information: contact Nathan Harpine
Gospel Meditations

The Gospel Meditations continues to meet on Thursday morning via Zoom. Mediation is in your own sacred space and disscusion is via zoom at 9:30. Contact Robert Smith at

This week we pray:

For those on our Parish Prayer List 
Roger Percer, Jack, Mary, Jill, Bob, Frank, Ruth, Cameron Taylor, Paul McCauley, Joel Belsky, Dale Bowman

For workers on the front lines. 
For people facing job loss.
For people who live alone.

For Homebound Parishioners
All who are able to work from home and stay at home, for peace and health
Mary Ann Bragg, Richard Sininger, Joan Sievers, Paul McCauley, Hazel Ison, Hedda von Goeben

For Expectant Parents:
Andrew & Jenna Sturgeon

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