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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Ash Wednesday Services: 8:00 a.m., Noon, and 5:30 p.m.

Collect for Ash Wednesday

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Ash Wednesday is the first day in the forty day season of Lent.  The Lenten season originally developed as a time of preparation for baptism, when the whole congregation was put in mind of its continual need for repentance and forgiveness, and the gift of God’s Spirit in our lives, if we are to live as faithful followers of Jesus.
Because it is a full forty days long, psychologically Lent provides sufficient space for us to learn to develop new habits, and better ways of thinking and ordering our lives.  During the season, some Christians resolve to give up bad habits, or things that, while they may not hurt, don’t help either.  Other Christians prefer to take on new disciplines, such as making a time for daily prayer.  Over the years at Calvary, the clergy have often urged parishioners to make a point of attending the mid-week service as an added spiritual activity, and also to stay if they can for the soup supper–a time of fellowship and learning.  This year’s Wednesday evening soup suppers will feature a video discussion program, and promise to be interesting.  Come join us if you are able!
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