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 2014

Maundy Thursday Agape Meal Plans

 Thursday Bread Baking and Agape Meal Plans  

Calvary’s Annual Agape Meal will be tomorrow, Maundy Thursday.  This year we are turning the kitchen into a bakery.  People interested in helping with the bread baking can begin arriving at 9:00 a.m., and take part as they wish until the meal is served at 6:00 p.m.

In addition to helping bake the bread, we very much need people to bring vegetarian soups, as well as fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, and drinks.

If you have questions about the meal, or how you can help, please contact John Bolton at jdmbolton@mchsi.com     Thanks!

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(Most of) The Rain Held Off!

Umbrellas were needed for only a part of this year’s Ecumenical Palm Sunday gathering at Broadway and 9th.  Shown here are our Methodist friends, walking up the other side of 9th street on our way to the gathering.  “Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest!”

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Here’s a link to the Columbia Faith and Values article on the event: ColumbiaFAVS

Collect for Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross,giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; 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, Collect for Palm Sunday) 

 

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Again this year Calvary will participate in the Ecumenical Palm Sunday Procession to Broadway and 9th at 10:30 a.m.  We will gather in the Calvary foyer at 10:15 a.m., and then process together to the event.

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Schedule

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP AT CALVARY

Palm Sunday, April 13

8:00am  Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:30am  Ecumenical Palm Blessing at 9th & Broadway
10:50am  Holy Eucharist Rite II with Reading of the Passion
Please note the change in start time for our second service.

Maundy Thursday, April 17

6:00pm  Agape Meal in the Parish Hall
7:00pm  Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Stripping of the Altar


Good Friday, April 18

12noon  Holy Communion from Reserved Sacrament
7:00pm  Good Friday Liturgy with Gathering at the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 19 

8:00pm  The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, April 20: The Resurrection of Our Lord 

7:30am  Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

with Canterbury Choir and children’s flowering of the cross 
11:15am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II
with Cambridge Choir and Brass Ensemble 


Childcare will be provided during worship
Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday

Maundy Thursday at Calvary

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Our Annual Maundy Thursday Agape Meal will be held in the parish hall at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a brief liturgy to help us recall the Passover Meal that Jesus celebrated with his disciples.

At 7:00 p.m. the Maundy Thursday liturgy will begin in the church.  This liturgy includes an opportunity for foot washing, and concludes with the solemn stripping of the altar to ready the church for Good Friday.

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  (John 13:34-35, from the Maundy Thursday Gospel Lesson)

 

Upcoming Prayer Workshop

On Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00a.m. until 11:30, Calvary will be offering a Lenten Mini-Retreat on Prayer.  We will include discussion of Biblical prayers and teaching about praying, and we will offer practical advice on praying, including the use of Anglican Prayer Beads, and setting aside a place for prayer in your home.  Come join us for this time of spiritual growth and renewal.  prayer beads

 

Lenten Soup Suppers Each Wednesday Evening

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Lenten Soup Suppers take place every Wednesday until April 9, at 6:15pm in the parish hall, following the 5:30pm Eucharist. We are using a video study based on a dvd featuring Kathleen Norris, titled, “Embracing a Life of Meaning: Discovering What Matters.” You are welcome to come any week – you do not have to have seen the previous videos to jump in, and friends are always welcome!

Prayers for the Season

Fourth Sunday in Lent     lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

March 16th Adult Formation Class to De-Brief Future of Faith Conference

We had a full house at MU’s Tate Hall again Saturday morning, as we listened to Dr. Phyllis Tickle describe the various societal forces and trends that are reshaping expressions of faith and affecting the established Church in the 21st century.  Dr. Tickle provided a wealth of thought-provoking information and analysis.  If you would like to join with some of the many people from Calvary who attended the conference and want to talk about it together, please attend our Adult Education Forum tomorrow morning, Sunday, March 16, from 9:15-10:15 a.m.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflections on this major community event.

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!