SPECIAL EDITION
All Saints' Day
&
Prayers for the Election
From the Rector

Dear Calvary Members,

On Sunday, we will once again celebrate the Feast of All Saints', a day that celebrates faithful people throughout generations who have striven to be the church fully in their time and place.

This year of our Lord 2020, "being the church" has come with significant challenges, but has also brought about a spirit of creativity, innovation, care and love in the members of Calvary.

This Sunday, we will celebrate the saints: past, present, and yet to come.
With great discernment and consideration, we are offering the following to include as many people as possible in the following ways:

10:30 AM ONLINE
Morning Prayer
with special music, All Saints' Rector's Sermon,
the necrology (prayers for those who have died in the year past)

ALL AFTERNOON
Drop off your 2021 pledge card at the Church Door step in the marked box.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop off your 2021 pledge card
and light a luminary, saying prayers for loved ones,
the church community, and all the saints.

5:15 PM
ALL SAINTS' DAY EUCHARIST
in the Homeless Jesus Courtyard
30 minutes, concluding at sunset

5:45 PM , 6:15 PM
All Saints' Sunday Eucharist
(overflow from 5:15 service)
by candlelight

I look forward to celebrating with you and rejoicing that WE ARE THE CHURCH this All Saints' Sunday.

You can also find below ways to engage in prayer as Election Day approaches. Prayer is what unites us as Christians, and has the power to draw us to a clearer perspective in this uncertain and unsteady time. Let's pray together.

Blessings,
Allison
All Saints' 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 ,
join that group, click here
Election Day 2020

Responding as people of faith

Season of Prayer from National Becoming Beloved Community

Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are calling Episcopalians and all others to join in A Season of Prayer: For an Election. Let's answer this call, together.

Beginning October 27 and continuing nine days, we will practice an ancient tradition of a novena, nine days of devotional prayer. We pray for discernment in voting and the well-being of our nation. 

For more information visit here.

A handful of yard signs (like the one to the left) remain.

You can pick yours up in the Traffic Circle in front of the church.
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Prayer Hotline
November 1 - November 5

A live prayer hotline in English and Spanish will be open from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. EST from November 1 to November 5. The hotline, is staffed by Episcopal clergy and chaplains, and in partnership with Virginia Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary. The line can be reached at 202-998-3510. 


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Prayer for our Nation:

Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
This week we pray:

For those on our Parish Prayer List 
Phyllis Reid, Kelsey Logan, Christian Friedenberg, Larry Griggs, Bishop Tom Breidenthal, Mary Kate DeWees, Tom Gardner, Rachel, Autumn, Kelli, Mary Ann McDonald, Todd Baumgartner

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

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.
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