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 March, 2016

Wishing you a Blessed Easter Season!

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Collect for the Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all
who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

At Calvary, Columbia, it is our hope that this prayer will be a lived reality in our lives.  We pray for the presence of God’s Spirit in our midst.  Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

All God’s Children Welcome in Worship!


Calvary invites you to come try our 9:00 a.m. worship service this Sunday – The Rite Place Liturgy, a joyful, contemporary setting of the Eucharist, in an especially child-friendly format. While children are welcome at all Calvary’s worship services, The Rite Place Liturgy is tailored especially for them. The Rite Place uses a simplified liturgy, contemporary music, and visuals to communicate the Gospel to the young, and young at heart! People of all ages have been enjoying this worship service since it began last autumn, and those who are new to liturgical worship have found it especially welcoming.

The Rite Place Liturgy takes place in the chapel upstairs at Calvary from 9:00-9:45 am each Sunday.  It is a Eucharistic liturgy, and there are roles for the children to help with the service.  Why not give The Rite Place Liturgy a try? We look forward to seeing you there!




Easter Worship Invitation


Come celebrate the good news of Christ’s Resurrection with us at Calvary! All are welcome on Saturday, March 26 at 8:00pm for the Great Vigil of Easter, and on Easter Sunday, March 27, at 7:30am, 9:00am, and 11:15am for festival celebrations of Holy Eucharist. We invite you to share this video invitation widely, as we spread the always-needed news that Love is stronger than death, that Christ is Risen!


Holy Thursday Agape Meal


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On Maundy (from the word for “commandment”) Thursday, March 24, the church remembers Jesus’ commandment to love one another, and how he shared a vision of that love at the Last Supper, when he washed his disciples’ feet and instituted the sacrament of Holy Communion. At Calvary, Maundy Thursday includes two parts: a meal in the spirit of the Last Supper called the Agape Meal, and a traditional Maundy Thursday liturgy with Holy Eucharist. The Agape Meal takes place at 6:00pm in the parish hall, followed by the liturgy in the sanctuary at 7:00pm. The liturgy concludes with the stripping of the altar, a stark enactment of the way Jesus was stripped of all earthly supports as he journeyed from the Last Supper to his crucifixion.

The Agape (pronounced a-gah-peh, a Latin word meaning unconditional love) Meal is a pot-luck style, simple vegetarian meal, and usually includes traditional Mediterranean foods such as olives, nuts, and dried fruits. At the meal, we remember the prayers that Jesus would have said at the Last Supper, and we include an invitation to wash one another’s feet. All are welcome to attend the Agape Meal, whether you have brought food to share or not, but if you are able to bring something, we would be very grateful.

Palm Sunday at Calvary



March 20, 2016

Worship and serve with us at Calvary!

8:00 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:00 am: The Rite Place Liturgy
(Contemporary Eucharist in the Chapel)

9:45 am: Inter-generational Palm Sunday Service Project
Join us in the parish hall as we make palm crosses and Easter cards for the homebound

10:15 am: Downtown Columbia Ecumenical Palm Blessing
(we will process from Calvary)

10:50 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, when we journey with Jesus to the last supper, to the cross, and then to the joyful good news of his Resurrection at Easter. On Palm Sunday, we remember the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem, acclaimed with palm branches, and how quickly things changed to his condemnation and death.

The downtown Columbia Ecumenical Palm Blessing is a powerful witness to our shared faith as Christians across many denominations. We hope you can join us!