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 July, 2017

I heard an anecdote about John Wesley years ago.  Asked how he could afford the time to begin each morning in prayer, he replied, “I get so much more done if I take time to pray.”  I can’t vouch for the authenticity of that quote, but I agree with the principle it expresses.

I myself don’t begin every day with prayer.  But I do begin most days by spending time with God.  Sometimes I read set prayers.  Sometimes I pray for you all and my work at Calvary.  Sometimes I sit and write in my journal, to try to gain perspective on my life and my work.  I find the time I spend helps me center myself, and live in a better way than I might otherwise live.

Prayer is not always easy.  But it doesn’t have to be hard.  Romans 8:26-27 assures us that, if we take time to at least go through the motions, the Spirit will assist us in our efforts.  I also much like the saying, “Pray as you can; not as you think you must”.  It helps to see God as an advocate, a counselor, and a friend.

Faithful Jews in Jesus day began their day with the Shema: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is One, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength.”  Jesus added, “And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

If you have time for nothing else, may I suggest repeating those phrases first thing each morning?  I bet it will change your life.

All the best,

Fr. Knute

August 27th–Save the Date!


People have had questions about tomorrow’s church picnic at Cosmo Park, Burford Shelter.

All three church services will be held at church, at their normal times.  There will NOT be a church service at the picnic.

People who attend the 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. services may arrive as early as 11:30 for the picnic.  People coming from the 10:30 service will likely arrive about 11:45.  Food will be served until 2:00 p.m.

We hope to see you at Cosmo Park tomorrow!  It will be a good opportunity for us all to reconnect after the summer months.  The church will provide meat and drinks.  Bring a dish to pass, if you’d like.  Also, musicians please feel free to bring your instruments for a jam session!  Frisbees, bean bag tosses, and face paint are also welcome.

Feel free to wear picnic clothes to church!!

Fr. Knute

 

Calvary Hosts Breakfast Cafe

Saturday Morning Café will be at Calvary every Saturday in July, August and September
Items listed below are needed for our Free Store (a collection basket will be in the narthex on Sundays):
  • Disposable razors
  • Small shaving cream
  • Travel sized deodorant
  • Small soaps
  • Small shampoos
  • White socks
  • Wash cloths – a new request

We begin cooking at 7:00 am and start serving at 8:00 am. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact the parish office, 449-3194.  You are also welcome to come and have breakfast any Saturday with our guests.