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 2016

November 6 is All Saints Sunday

Baptismal Font


We will remember the faithful departed, and we will baptize two new members into the Body of Christ.  God continues to call people into new life in Jesus!  “Behold” says Jesus, “I make all things new!”  Come Holy Spirit, renew the face of the earth.

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Newcomer lunch Sunday, October 30th

New To Calvary?
Join us for Lunch!
On Sunday, October 30th, after our 10:30 service, you are invited to join us for pizza, salad, fellowship, and information.  Want to know more about Calvary?  Want to discover how to become more involved?  Have questions about membership?
Our newcomer lunches are a great way to get to know other newcomers to Calvary, as well as members of the Vestry and the clergy.  No need to make a reservation.  Just plan on joining us!  We are glad to have you at Calvary Episcopal Church!

Calvary Cares!

Calvary has a great many parishioners who live in assisted living and/or skilled nursing facilities.  We have a team of committed Lay Eucharistic Visitors who, along with Fr. Mo (our Pastoral Visitor), offer communion for these folks twice per month.  In addition, we make an effort to bring Calvary community into their lives where they live.  On the first and third Sundays of each month, Deacon Janet, with the assistance of various lay leaders, facilitates a community service at two of these facilities.  We offer a group communion service for 2-6 Calvary residents of Tiger Place on the first Sunday , and an afternoon prayer service, open to all residents at The Bluffs, on the third Sunday.  In October, there were 27 people in attendance at The Bluffs’ service.  If you would like to participate in this outreach to our home-bound friends, please let Deacon Janet know.

A prayer for our nation

    United States Flag

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.  Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.  In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Christian Conversation on Race and Racism

Calvary Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Tuesday, September 13
7:00 pm
Refreshments from 6:30 pm
     Calvary is hosting a public dialogue with local clergy on race, racism and the Church.  The event is organized by Calvary’s Dismantling Racism group and is open to the community. 
      The dialogue will begin with discussion by invited clergy and will then open for general discussion.  Father Knute will be joined by three other panelists:  Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould (Quinn Chapel AME, Jefferson City), the Rev. Heather M. McCain (New Horizons United Methodist, Columbia) and Rev. Dr. C. W. Dawson (Dawson Journeys Ministry, Columbia).  The panel will be moderated by our very own Dr. Daive Dunkley, who is Professor of Black Studies at MU.  
     Together we will consider both the Church’s complicity and the ways churches have and can work to combat racism and to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of the “Beloved Community.”  Please spread the word!

Come Home to Church this Fall


Looking for a fresh start this fall? Now is a great time to find a church where YOU are truly welcome! Bring yourself, your family, your questions, your hopes, your longings, and discover a a community of imperfect saints where you can make a difference. Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia, Missouri welcomes you home this autumn. We invite you to share this video widely!


Saturday Café Feeds the Hungry


Once again this year, Calvary is hosting the Saturday Breakfast Café every Saturday in July, August, and September.  A warm breakfast is served to guests looking for fellowship and a hearty meal.  All are welcome!  Calvary was instrumental in starting the Saturday Breakfast Café in 2009 and is blessed to still be a partner in this ministry along with other downtown churches.

The Café takes place in the parish hall at Calvary from 8:00-9:15 am on Saturdays. If you want to help with this ministry, contact Rick Cotner or just show up.  Food preparers begin arriving at 7:00 am. You can also support the “free store” for our Café guests with your donations of items like disposable razors, small soaps, shaving cream, deodorant and especially socks. A box for donated items is located in the fellowship foyer (narthex) at church.

For further information, please call the parish office at 573-449-3194. The Calvary Café runs on volunteers and love. There is room at the table for you!





9:00 am Rite Place Liturgy welcomes your family



The Rite Place Liturgy is continuing for the whole summer, and we would love to see you there! Join us on Sunday mornings up in the chapel. We gather a little before 9:00am for songs, and start the liturgy right at 9:00am. This joyful, contemporary setting of the Eucharist is especially welcoming for families with young children, but people of all ages (and especially those new to the church) have found it a meaningful and refreshing liturgy. The service is done by 9:45am, giving you plenty of time to go and enjoy the summer day. Some Sundays this summer, weather permitting, we plan to worship in the courtyard at Calvary–the same place where we hold our St. Francis blessing of the animals each fall. We are enjoying a wonderful summer, and hope to see you and your friends at The Rite Place!




VBS at Calvary July 25-29



Our awesome Cave Quest Vacation Bible School is almost here! Please plan to join us (and invite your friends!) July 25-29 in the evenings at Calvary, as we follow Jesus, the light of the world.
Doors will open at 5:15 pm, with dinner for all at 5:30 pm, and program for children age 3 to middle school from

6:00 – 8:30 pm. Older teens and adults are welcome to help, and younger children are welcome with their parents.

Registration is only $15. Click here to download the registration form, or pick one up on Sunday when you come to church. You do not have to be a member to participate in VBS – all are welcome!

If you would like to help with VBS, here are three ways you can do that:
1) Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, July 17 (12 noon) for our VBS leader and helper training
2) Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 23 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for our VBS set-up
3) Sign up here to help with specific tasks during VBS. This is a “Sign-up Genius” website – it is easy to use!
For more information, email Pastor Cathy, Josh Huber, Trish Kovalenko, or John Jacobson, or call the church office.  You can also sign up to help on the VBS info table in the fellowship foyer. Also – we now have VBS music CDs for sale at the table – only $8 – get an advanced preview of our awesome VBS music!
It going to be a fun week! Hope to see you there!