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

All Saints Sunday, November 3rd

We are looking forward to a beautiful celebration of All Saints Sunday on November 3! We will welcome new members of the body of Christ through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and we will remember in our prayers those who have passed to the Church Triumphant. We will also celebrate our current life in Christ through a ministry parade, and the children will sing at the 10:30am worship service.
If you have a name of a loved one who has died since last All Saints Day, and would like their name to be included in the bulletin, please contact Laura Davidson in the church office by October 30. If you are interested in baptism for you or a member of your family, please contact Father Knute or Pastor Cathy as soon as possible.

Saturday Breakfast Cafe Featured on KOMU

Calvary’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cafe was recently featured on KOMU TV.  The Cafe has been serving 60 or more people several Saturdays in a row.  Many thanks to the volunteers who prepare the meal, and staff the Cafe, extending the love of Christ to hungry people in our community.  To see the KOMU report, click here: Saturday Cafe


Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of
that holy City to which the nations of the world bring their
glory: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of the earth.
Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life.
Send us honest and able leaders. Enable us to eliminate
poverty, prejudice, and oppression, that peace may prevail
with righteousness, and justice with order, and that men and
women from different cultures and with differing talents may
find with one another the fulfillment of their humanity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, page 825

Newcomer Brunch

New To Calvary? Join us for brunch!

If you’ve started attending Calvary within the past year, we invite you to join the clergy and members of the Vestry and Newcomer Committee for brunch this Sunday, September 15th, immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  Brunch will be upstairs, in our parish hall.  This will be an opportunity to get to know your fellow parishioners, and to ask questions about Calvary, Calvary’s ministries, and how to become a member if you are ready to join.  We hope to see you there!

St. Francis Blessing of the Animals


St. Francis
Blessing of the Animals!
October 4th, 5:30 p.m.

This year’s annual St. Francis Blessing of the Animals service will take place in Calvary’s Memorial Garden at 5:30 pm on the evening of Friday, October 4th.  All friendly animals are welcome!

This year, as part of our celebration of the Feast of St. Francis, our EYF youth are collecting pet food for dogs and cats from now until October 6.  The youth will be donating the pet food to the Central Missouri Humane Society. If you would like to help our furry friends, bring the pet food to church, where there will be a donation box in the foyer.  Or, you can bring it to the special St. Francis service on October 4th!  Thank you!

Mission Trip Report This Sunday, September 22nd

mission accomplished!

EYF to Make Mission Trip Presentation next Sunday!


All teens and adults are invited to a special presentation at 9:15am next Sunday, September 22 to hear all about the June mission trip to the Deaconess Anne House, where our EYF mission team renovated the “Calvary Chapel” for use by the Episcopal Service Corps interns.  Wondering what the Deaconness Anne House is?  Click here: DAH

Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him,
that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Sunday Morning Adult Ed at Calvary

Sunday Morning Adult Education happens between services, from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

  bible study


We are planning to offer two adult education tracks this fall season. 
The first, led by Fr. Knute and others, will be an introduction to the person of Jesus, and what he can mean for our world today.  This course is designed particularly for seekers, and those desiring to renew their faith.
The second track, let by Pastor Cathy and others, will focus on the Biblical meaning of “shalom” in its various aspects, personal, spiritual, and societal.  It will include discussion of spiritual health, physical health, and also discussion of caring for all of creation.  Here are outlines of the two series of classes:

Children’s Ministries News

Children’s Chapel  is from 10:25-11:05 every Sunday.

Each Sunday at 10:25 a.m. this fall, children are invited to the chapel upstairs for their own worship service, with Bible stories, prayer, and songs. The children rejoin their families in the “big” worship service at the time of the Sharing of the Peace.  The chapel staff are eager to welcome children into the fall program.  Parents, please take time to complete your contact information when you bring your children up to chapel, if you haven’t already done so.  Thanks!



Sunday School News!

Sunday School meets each Sunday beginning at 9:10 in the Choir room, B5, downstairs.  After a time of welcome, children then move to their classrooms.

If you are joining the program mid-semester, please be sure to complete a registration form for your child.  You may download a form here: Sunday School Registration Form  Please fill it out, and bring it with your child to room B5.


Welcome Students!

Whether you are new to Columbia, or returning from summer vacation, Calvary welcomes you!  We are a lively, inclusive parish that seeks to “build community in the Spirit of Jesus”.  Our worship is vibrant, and our preaching and teaching thought-provoking.  We offer two rather traditional style services of Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings, and the Episcopal Campus Ministry offers a service tailored specially for students on Sunday evenings.  We also offer a communion service on Wednesday evenings, at 5:30 p.m.  At Calvary we engage honestly and faithfully with the pressing issues of our day.  We are particularly known in Columbia for our outreach and social ministries.  If you are looking for a church home, or just a place to stop by occasionally on Sundays to recharge and re-focus, we hope you will come visit with us.  May God bless you this coming year.

A Prayer for the Gift of the Spirit

Gracious God, grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

News from Chiapas

News from Chiapas, Mexico

Calvary has been connected for about three years now with parishes in Chiapas, Mexico.  Our connection has been through Dr. Louanna Furbee, who is a regular visitor and lay minister there.  Parishes in the Diocese of Chicago have also been involved.  Part of our goal at Calvary has been to help train medical first responders in a part of the world where medical care is scarce, and where getting care often involves difficult travel.  The following New York Times article is an interesting take on the sort of ministry Calvary has been interested in helping to sponsor:

Mark your Calendars!  Rally Day is Sunday, September 8th.

This will be the day when classes resume for children, youth, and adults.  We are looking forward to a great fall season of learning and discovery here at Calvary!

Financial Peace University at Calvary


Proverbs 22:7 says “…the borrower is the slave of the lender.” A popular bumper sticker says it this way: “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.” One of 5 key principles in Dave Ramsey’s 9 week video/discussion money management course is becoming debt free. If you would like to learn more, FPU will be offered at Calvary on Wednesday evenings beginning in September, if at least 10 couples/individuals sign up by July 31st. The cost is $100, which provides you with thorough and helpful course materials. To sign up, please speak with or email John at jtclark19(at), or contact the church office.

For more information on the program, feel free to check out Dave Ramsey’s website.