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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WORSHIP WITH US ON SUNDAYS

Our church building will remain closed through June while our leadership develops a plan for reopening for in-person worship and small groups,.

In the meantime, we offer Sunday worship on our YouTube channel. There are two services of ante-Communion, that is, everything that comes before the Communion at our regular Sunday service of Holy You can follow along in the Book of Common Prayer or download a full-service bulletin, linked below.

The Day of Pentecost Rite I

The Day of Pentecost Rite II

As always, Rite I has no music. Rite II will have some music and will blend aspects of the previous 9:00 (Rite Place) and 10:30  (Rite II) services in order to provide everyone with something that is meaningful and important to their worship experience.

The services will be pre-recorded and made available on our YouTube channel on Sunday morning. While you can see and hear us, the service is pre-recorded so you can’t be seen or heard. This means you can watch in your PJ’s, pause when the children or pets need something, and sing along to your heart’s delight with the hymns! 😊

 

Whoever you are,
wherever you are
on your spiritual journey,
we welcome you to pray with us
at Calvary Episcopal Church.

WORSHIP WITH US WEEKDAYS

MORNING PRAYER
Monday through Thursday, 7:3o am 

Rite II in the Book of Common Prayer (p 75). Contact the church for Zoom sign-in information.

NOONDAY PRAYER
Tuesday and Thursday,
12 noon

In the Book of Common Prayer (p 103). Contact the church for Zoom sign-in information.

 EVENING PRAYER
Wednesdays, 7:oo pm

The Officiant chooses the form in the Book of Common Prayer (p 115), The New Zealand Prayer Book Evening Prayer, or an (updated)  Celtic Evening Prayer developed by our Interim Rector. Contact the church for Zoom sign-in information.

COMPLINE
with the Interim Rector
Monday through Friday, 8:00 pm 

Our Interim Rector brings our day to a peaceful, prayerful close using one of the following forms:  Book of Common Prayer, (p. 127), The New Zealand Prayer Book – Night Prayer, or the Compline for Servant Leadership, Contact the church for Zoom sign-in information.

Devotionals and Formation Resources for Individuals and Families

 

FOR WORSHIP:

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, together with the Psalter.

1982 Hymnal – Episcopal (membership is free).

Praying the Daily Offices of Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline.

Lectionary Readings for the Daily Offices, Sunday Eucharist and feast days of saints.

Online NRSV Bible with study tools. This is the version of the Bible used in our worship.

 

PERSONAL – FAMILY DEVOTIONS:

Forward Day by Day daily meditations, seasonal articles, and prayers.

Bible Reading with Lectio Divina, a method of encountering Scripture which is great for families, individuals, and small groups meeting virtually.

D365 daily devotional: “the devotional experience, written especially for youth and young adults, seeks to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey.”

 

CHRISTIAN FORMATION FOR FAMILIES, YOUTH, & CHILDREN:

Faith @ Home, a weekly formation resource, is offering daily lectionary-based reflections and activities for families, delivered via email. Each day’s Scripture reading is accompanied by activities to lead us in the practices of watch, listen, read, do, and pray.

Illustrated Ministry is offering free weekly faith formation and coloring pages for all ages.

Grow Christians is a group blog with reflections, stories, images, and recipes that “inspires generations to come together as they celebrate the presence of God through the Christian year.”

 

EPISCOPAL SITES:

The Episcopal Church (TEC)

An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Annual Harvest Brunch November 24

Join us for our Annual Harvest Breakfast on Sunday, November 24, from 9:15 to 10:15 am in the Parish Hall. Please take this opportunity to gather with our parish family and return thanks to God for all our many blessings. Guests are welcome!

Please bring a dish to share. We encourage but do not insist that families with the LAST NAMES: A through M – bring breakfast casseroles; N through R – bring fruit (salads, etc.); and S through Z – bring sweet breads, (scones, muffins, bagels, doughnuts, coffee cakes). If you plan to bring food, please have your dish in the kitchen by 9:00 am. Thanks! Coffee and juice will be provided.

Note: There will be no Rite Place Service or Sunday School on November 24 so everyone can participate in the breakfast.

Bishop Candidate Meet and Greet

The Rev. Stacey Fussell, the Rev. Deon Johnson and the Rev. George Smith visited our diocese Nov. 4-7, and Calvary hosted them on Wednesday, November 6.  Keep the diocese and candidates in your prayers, please.  The Bishop election is this Saturday, November 23.
Get more information including dates, times, locations, maps, parking info, and sign up online at https://www.diocesemo.org/bishop-search/walkabouts.

Calvary Connection

Calvary Connection Sign-up
Calvary Connection is a fellowship program that has been continuously running at Calvary Episcopal for many years. As with our communal worship and study, we know that fellowship fortifies our faith community. This year your feedback has inspired us to offer the Calvary Connections fellowship experience in two formats:
1.   Traditional groups of 6 to 8 members gathering together approximately 4 times over the next 8 – 9 months. The gathering locations are left to the small group’s preference.
2.   NEW: One-time group socials planned for the parish hall which will give parishioners the opportunity to get to know each other while sharing common interests. There will be 3 of these over the coming 9 months. You can participate in one or all of them.
Sign-up sheets will be available in the office and the Narthex.

Trumpet Concert Sunday, September 15

Carlot Dorve, trumpet, accompanied by Rochelle Parker, organ and piano will perform works by Torelli, Handel, and some beloved spirituals and hymns.
Time and Place: September 15 at 1:00PM, in the Calvary Episcopal Church Sanctuary
There is no admission fee, but a freewill offering will be taken to help assist Carlot in meeting his expenses as a graduate student at Mizzou.

Monday School Resumes

Monday School resumed on September 9, continuing its study of the Book of John for 8 weeks. We will gather in the Parish Hall at 6:00 pm each Monday, enjoy a light meal and each other’s company and move to the Chapel at 6:30 pm for an hour of study and discussion. You can step into this class at any time; each lesson can stand alone.

Calvary Hosts Saturday Breakfast Cafe

Despite the stormy weather, 45 guests joined us for a homemade breakfast on Saturday, August 17th. Thanks to everyone who donated items and/or helped out. If you would like to learn more about volunteering for the Café, please contact the parish office. We begin cooking at 7:00 am and serve breakfast from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. We are usually finished cleaning up by around 9:30 am. If you are not available on Saturday morning but would still like to contribute to this important ministry, you can purchase or prepare food and drop it off in the kitchen during the week. Just make sure to label items so we will know they are for the Café. You are also welcome to come and have breakfast any Saturday with our guests!