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 November, 2015

St. Nicholas Bazaar Saturday December 5

CalvaryChurchMiceBazaar2012Calvary’s annual St. Nicholas Advent Bazaar is coming up soon! Doors will open at 8:00am on Saturday, December 5. The Bazaar features our world-famous church mice, hand-rolled beeswax candles, beautiful handmade crafts for the home, children’s items, a bake shop, book room, and lovely treasures such as jewelry, ornaments and more. Our Country Ham Breakfast takes place from 8:00-11:00am (adults $8, children $4). Raffle tickets are available in the church office or at the door: $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Raffle prizes include an adorable church mouse basket, a gingerbread house, a framed Christmas needlepoint, a Christmas quilt, and a cork wreath. If you have questions about the Bazaar, speak with Kay Glass or Sharon Sessions, coordinators. Proceeds from the Calvary St. Nicholas Bazaar are distributed to area charities. Thank you for your generous support!

This Sunday’s Appointed Psalm, and Prayers for a Troubled World


Psalm 16

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”
As for the holy ones in the land,
they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.
Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips.
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
I have a goodly heritage.
I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 815)

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among
them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p.816)

Statement on Mizzou Campus Protest

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving
your neighbor as yourself?
People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all
people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
People: I will, with God’s help.

(Book of Common Prayer, p.304)
Our Episcopal baptismal vows call us to “respect the dignity of every human being”. The Clergy and Dismantling Racism Team of Calvary Episcopal Church express their strong dismay at the multiple incidents of racism and hate speech on the University of Missouri Columbia campus, as well as the persistence of racial discrimination in the Columbia community. We deplore systemic racism both on campus and in our society at large; and yet we, too, share in the sins of protecting and misusing privilege. We join with all those who have expressed concern for the health and well-being of protesters, and we keep all those seeking justice and dialogue in our thoughts and prayers.

New Rite Place Liturgy at 9:00am

Our new family worship service – The Rite Place Liturgy – welcomes you on Sundays at 9:00am!

The Rite Place Liturgy is a contemporary, simple, and joyous celebration of Holy Communion, especially for the youngest among us and those who may be new to church. We invite you to join us!

The way we do the new service is a little different. We begin in the chapel and then process to the sanctuary. Here is how it will work:
9:00am: (chapel) Songs and getting ready for the procession
9:10am: Procession to the sanctuary
9:15-9:45am: The Rite Place liturgy in the sanctuary

We have had many questions about the new service and its impact on our Sunday mornings at Calvary. We hope the following questions and answers are helpful:

Who may attend the new worship service?
Everyone may attend! Adults, teens, kids, families, singles, newcomers, and long-time members. All are welcome!

What about Sunday School?
Sunday School for all ages will meet from 9:50-10:20am

-The first Sunday of the month, everyone is invited to an intergenerational activity upstairs in the parish hall.
-The second Sunday of the month, everyone is invited to our “Second Sunday for Service” project
-The remaining Sundays in the month we will meet in age-grouped classes

Adults who attend the new worship service are welcome and encouraged to join the intergenerational educational activities on the first two Sundays of the month. On the remaining Sundays, we plan to offer a mix of social and educational options, or you may take that time to relax over coffee, or visit your children’s classes.

What about the current Adult class from 9:15-10:15am?
The traditional adult education class will still be offered in Room 101.

What about Junior EYF?
We encourage Junior EYF youth to attend the new worship service for the first two Sundays (November 8 and 15) to see what it is all about. Youth group will meet after the service during the Christian Education time (9:50-10:20am) in the EYF room.

Will Children’s Chapel still be offered?
Children’s Chapel will take place at its normal time of 10:25am in the chapel upstairs

So, overall, what will the worship schedule look like?

8:00am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the sanctuary
 9:00am: The Rite Place liturgy (gather first in the chapel)
      10:25am: Children’s Chapel in the chapel
10:30am:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the sanctuary

We hope this mix of worship services will provide a welcome for many new people. Please consider inviting someone to join you for worship when we start the new service on November 8!

New Adult Education Options!

Calvary Dreams
Join us on Wednesday, November 4, after the 5:30pm service, when we begin Calvary Dreams, a series of dinners and discussions concerning Calvary’s call to mission in it’s own backyard. We will begin with a light meal at 6:15pm in the parish hall upstairs, which will be followed by the program at 7:00pm. Nick Foster, the head of Columbia’s Voluntary Action Center (VAC), will lead us in a discussion about continuing efforts to combat homelessness in Columbia, an effort Calvary has been intimately involved in. Future sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of every month. Dinners will be pot luck, but if you are not able to bring something to share, don’t let that become a barrier to joining us. We hope to see you there!
Theology on Tap 
Calvary’s newest and hippest adult education offering meets monthly on second Tuesdays at 7:00pm at a local watering hole for fellowship and free-flowing conversation about theological matters. The next ToT will be held at 44 Stone at 3910 Peachtree Drive off of Nifong on November 10 at 7:00pm  and will be hosted by Kevin King, who we are sure will bring a sorting hat appropriate for the occasion. Think about joining us. Theology on Tap is a place where your presence and thoughts will be valued, and where you can feel free to express them without any pressure.