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 2015

Wishing you a blessed Holy Week


Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation
of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Agape Meal This Thursday Evening, 6:00 p.m.

Calvary’s Maundy Thursday Agape Miracle Meal will be held on April 2nd at 6:00 pm.  We look forward to having you with us in the Parish Hall, as we commemorate the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples.  Bring soup, bread, nuts, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables to share.  All are welcome to this simple vegetarian meal.  As always, the meal will begin with some brief prayers similar to those Jesus would have said with his closest followers, 2000 years ago.   The meal is followed by worship in the sanctuary.


Schedule for Holy Week and Easter


Sunday, March 29 Palm/Passion Sunday
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 am Ecumenical Palm Sunday Procession
10:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Thursday, April 2 Maundy Thursday (childcare available)
6:00 pm Agape and Footwashing
7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy and
Stripping of Altar

Friday, April 3 Good Friday
12:00 pm Holy Communion from Reserve Sacrament
7:00 pm Good Friday Liturgy and Gathering at the Cross

Saturday, April 4 Holy Saturday – Easter Eve (Childcare available)
8:00 pm The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism

Sunday, April 5 Easter Sunday
7:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Children’s Choir and Flowering of the Cross
11:15 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Adult Choir and Brass Ensemble


Welcome True/False Film Festival

True/False Film Festival patrons: Welcome to Columbia!  We hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city.  Calvary is in the heart of the festival area, right downtown, and we’d love to have you worship with us on Sunday morning!  Our services, both Holy Eucharist, are at 8:00 and 10:30 am.

We regret, Calvary’s parking lot is not available for people who simply are seeking to park close to the festival, and we ask you not to use it for that purpose.

Enjoy the films.  Thanks for visiting Columbia, and visiting our website!



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.