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 February, 2015

Special Weather Announcement

Dear Calvary Friends:

The snow continues to fall.  Out of consideration for everyone’s safety, we are cancelling the 8:00 a.m. service tomorrow morning, February 29, and all Sunday School activities, for both children and adults.

We plan to hold the 10:30 service as scheduled.  We also plan to serve dinner at loaves and fishes.  We would love to see you at 10:30, but please use your discretion if the roads seem unsafe.  Scheduled volunteers for all ministries should not feel compelled to be present if they cannot travel to church safely.

Thank you for your understanding.  Stay warm, and please help us get the word out.

Wishing you God’s blessings.

Fr. Knute and Pastor Cathy

Baptism anyone?

baptismal font

Lent began as a season of preparation for Holy Baptism on the Feast of Easter.  The Church still thinks Easter is a special time to be baptized, and enter into the “resurrection life” that Jesus Christ confers.  The next opportunity for baptism at Calvary will be Easter Eve, at the Great Vigil service.  If you are interested in baptism, for yourself or someone dear to you, please speak with the clergy so we can arrange for instruction and appropriate preparation.  “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ”  Matthew 11:28-29

Lenten Soup Suppers Continue


This year’s series of Lenten Soup Suppers began on Wednesday, February 25th.  The suppers follow the 5:30 Holy Eucharist and Healing service, and run from 6:00 p.m. until 6:45.  The suppers are followed by a time of Lenten learning, from 6:45 until 7:30 p.m..  This year’s theme is “Time and our relationship to it”.  Our conversations together will be based on a series of video meditations led by monks from the Society of St. John the Evangelist.  The purpose of the meditations is to help us experience time as a gift, and not as a taskmaster, in a world that much needs sabbath rest.  Come participate in this period of fellowship and learning!  You may come for dinner and program, or just one or the other.  All are welcome.

Habitat for Humanity Chili Supper

Thanks to all who helped with this year’s Habitat Chili Supper.  Despite the snowy conditions, the chili was hot and good, and over $1,000 was raised to support the building of affordable homes here in Columbia.  Thanks to all who served, and all who ate!  We appreciate your support!

Ash Wednesday Services, February 18


Calvary will offer three worship services on Ash Wednesday, to help us enter appropriately into the Season of Lent.  The schedule is as follows for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18:

8:00 am ~ Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Noon ~ Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
5:30 pm ~ Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

There will be music at the evening service.

We hope you will plan to join us.  May God grant you a holy and meaningful Lent.

The 20/30 Somethings Young Adult Ministry will be having a mid-week potluck on February 11th at 6:00 pm.  Come join us for soup, salad, games, and fellowship!   Email Pastor Cathy for more info!

There will also be a 20-30 Somethings brunch following the second service on February 15. If you are a 20/30 Something who is new to the church or want to learn more about connecting with the group, come join us!


Ash Wednesday is February 18

Please plan to join us for the Ash Wednesday Liturgy, including Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes.  Services are scheduled for 8:00 a.m., Noon, and 5:30 p.m.

New Member/Visitor/Seeker Brunch, February 22nd


We will be holding a brunch for people new to Calvary following our 10:30 Eucharist on Sunday, February 22.  If you are new to Calvary in the past few months, please come join us for a meal, fellowship, and to learn more about our parish.  We welcome you and any questions you may have!

Inquirers’/Membership Class started Sunday, February 8

This class meets between our Sunday worship services, from 9:15-10:15 a.m., and will run several weeks.    It is still possible to join.  We welcome all who want to learn more about Calvary and the Christian Faith.  Here are the subjects to be covered:

1) Faith & Belief
2) Who do we say God is?
3) Transformation in God
4) The Hebrew Story
5) The Christian Story
6) How firm is our foundation?: Creeds & Catechisms
7) The Episcopal Church
8) Why be a member in a church?
9) Love Is the Way: The Christian Life
10) Catching the Calvary Vision: Mission in the Church


Musical Notes from Calvary

Handbell concert 2012
Handbell Workshop Planned–Mark your Calendars!
Ed Hanson, Calvary’s interim director of music, would like to invite the congregation and friends to attend an informational meeting about handbell ringing that will include some hands-on activities with the bells.  Plans are underway to hold an after-church workshop on Sunday, April 19. Come find out more about the technique of bell ringing, reading music written for handbells, and why handbell ringing is both challenging and fun!  Please save the date if you’re interested, and we hope to have more information about this event in the days ahead!
Calling all Instrumentalists!
Calvary’s music program would like to build a database of instrumentalists who would be willing to enrich our musical offerings here at Calvary.  Woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion – we need you!  If you might be interested in sharing your musical skills at church please email the parish office.   Please put CALVARY MUSIC in the subject line.  Our music director is looking forward to hearing from you!