Schedule of Services:
8:00 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Sunday, The Rite Place Liturgy (Contemporary Eucharist in the Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 p.m. Sundays in Lent, "Dinner Church" Eucharist in Parish Hall
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing

Small Groups & Studies

Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Bible Study
Second Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. Theology on Tap
First Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. Calvary Dreams dinner discussion
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Archive for 2013

Nationally Known Speaker to Address Subject, “What is the future of faith?”

Phyllis Tickle to Visit Columbia

Calvary and other downtown churches are sponsoring a conversation on The Future of Faith with internationally known speaker and writer, Dr. Phyllis Tickle.  The event will take place March 14-15, 2014.  Stay tuned for further info.  Or check out FutureofFaith14 on Facebook and Twitter!

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Speaking of “Emergent Church”, check out Calvary’s recent attempt at a “virtual worship service” on a snow day!  Click here

Join us for Breakfast Christmas Morning

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Calvary begins the morning of our Savior’s birthday with a community breakfast, open to the public.  The breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m., and runs until 9:45.  Our Christmas morning worship is Holy Eucharist, Rite Two, at 10:00 a.m.  Wish you a Merry Christmas!

Holiday Office Hours

The Parish Office will close at noon on December 24th, and re-open Friday, December 27th.  The office will be open on Monday, December 30th, and will close at noon on New Year’s Eve.  The office will re-open Thursday, January 2nd. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve and Morning Worship at Calvary

Christmas Eve:

Children’s Pageant at 4:00p.m.

Holy Eucharist II at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.  (Special music precedes 11:00 p.m. service.  Arrive by 10:30 to hear the music.)

Christmas Morning:

Community Breakfast from 7:30-9:45 a.m.

Holy Eucharist II at 10:00 a.m.

 Please join us as we celebrate God’s gift of our Savior.

 

Phyllis Tickle to Visit Columbia

Calvary and other downtown churches are sponsoring a conversation on The Future of Faith with internationally known speaker and writer, Dr. Phyllis Tickle.  The event will take place March 14-15, 2014.  Stay tuned for further info.  Or check out FutureofFaith14 on Facebook and Twitter!

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Advent Devotions

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During the Season of Advent, many Christians mark time using an Advent Wreath.  The colored candles are for the four Sundays in Advent.  The white candle is for Christmas.  Purple is both an emblem of royalty, and a sign of penitence.  Advent is a penitential season when we prepare to meet God’s coming King.  One of the candles is pink because, when Christians used to fast during Advent, it marked the week when the fast was a bit lighter–the third week in Advent.

When you light your Advent candles, it may be meaningful to re-read and think about the collect for the week that you heard in Sunday worship.  Here is the collect for this week:

Third Sunday of Advent

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

St. Nicholas Bazaar, Saturday, December 7th

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Come and see what our Bazaar Angels have in store for you at this year’s Bazaar!   

 Doors open to the public at 8:00 a.m.   Remember, people often line up early for our amazing Church Mice!

Click here to see a tv interview about our Church Mice: http://youtu.be/y2O_N1jh2lw

 

Other Bazaar Attractions Include: 

 The Country Ham Breakfast: tickets are$8 for adults and $4 for children.  Breakfast includes: Country Ham, Cheese Grits, Homemade Biscuits with Gravy or Jelly, Fried Apples, and Fresh Brewed Coffee!

The Raffle:  tickets are available six for $5 or $1 each.  You will be amazed at the raffle items our angels have readied for you!

Hand Rolled Festive Candles and Candle sets, costume jewelry and household accessories and many other items in the Treasures Room.   

 

The Book Room, the Amazing White Elephant tables, and Children’s Gifts tables.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO LOCAL CHARITIES

See you Saturday!   Come joint the festive holiday fun!

Annual Holiday Brunch for Calvary Seniors

The Annual Senior Holiday Brunch will be held this year on Thursday, December 12.  Mark your calendars, and plan to join us for festive food, singing, and fellowship!

 

Environmental Stewardship Group Forming

As catastrophic natural disasters seem to multiply all around the world, many people of faith are wondering if and how their faith tradition can inform questions of environmental stewardship.  A new group is forming at Calvary to foster discussion of this issue, and we hope the group will grow.  To help things get started, the Environmental Stewardship Study group will be hosting a discussion on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 PM in the Chapel.   The topic will be food and how food choices are related to climate change.  There will be a brief video of the documentary “Nourish” as well as a speaker from Urban Agriculture followed by open discussion.   Contact Carolyn Amparan 417-793-8600 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Calvary to Help Host Room at the Inn

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Calvary will be helping to host Room at the Inn one week this coming January.  Many parishioners have assisted with this ministry to the homeless over the past three years.  This year RATI will rotate between several congregations, Calvary being one of them.  Please watch for further information.
A hint of Jesus’ vision for the human community:
 “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”  Matthew 25