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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Welcome to Calvary Episcopal Church!


We’re glad you came to visit us online!

Our church building has been closed until at least September 1 as an act of compassion, protecting the most vulnerable among us during this time of pandemic.

Our clergy and lay leadership remain hard at work developing a plan for our eventual reopening for in-person worship.

In the meantime, we offer Sunday worship on our YouTube channel. These are ante-Communion services, that is, everything that comes before the Communion at our regular Sunday service of Holy Eucharist.

You can follow along in the Book of Common Prayer or download a full-service bulletin, linked below.

The 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Rite I

The 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Rite II 


As always, Rite I has no music. Rite II has hymns, an anthem, and a postlude.


The services are be pre-recorded and made available on our YouTube channel on Sunday morning so 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.






Rite Place Outdoor Worship
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm 

The Rite Place service (was on Sundays at 9:30 am) is now being held outside at Lake Hulen.  We gather at 6:30 pm for individual picnic dinners (no sharing of food or beverages, please) or to swim in the lake or play ball on the grass field.

August 5, 2020
Here is the Rite Place Service Bulletin

Monday through Thursday, 7:3o am 

The perfect way to begin a day: immersed in prayer and Scripture. Join us for this Rite II in the Book of Common Prayer (p 75). Contact the church for Zoom sign-in information.

Monday through Friday,
12 noon

Take 5 minutes to re-set your day. Join us for this sweet service found in the Book of Common Prayer (p 103). Contact the church for Zoom sign-in information.

Wednesdays, 7:oo pm

Gather with the family mid-week for this service of prayer and Scripture. 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.

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.



Marvin Byas, IV begins July 15. Marvin is an experienced Director/Choreographer and Choral conductor from Kansas City, Missouri. Trained in church music under Dr. Jeffrey Loomis, Marvin served as Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maryville, MO from 2015-2016 where he founded a women’s ensemble and a Lenten Cantata Series. He also served as Peer Minister for the Diocese of West Missouri. In 2016 Marvin became Director of Music & Choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Joseph, MO. He served here until November of 2019. While at Christ Church Marvin conducted the choir at several command performances, Two Lenten tours, and various ecumenical services. Marvin has been involved with Columbia Entertainment Company, & Maplewood barn. We welcome Marvin and his family, Bailey Wilkerson and their daughter, Lorelei!



You are invited to sign Bishop Deon Johnson’s Anti-Racism Covenant.

A covenant is more than an agreement. A covenant is a relationship of commitment between God and God’s people.

In response to the death of George Floyd and others in police custody, the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson wrote an anti-racism covenant. The document includes our laments (the things we confess to doing wrong) and our covenant (the promises we make to do better).

Several other bishops in the Episcopal Church and ELCA are supporting our bishop in this action. We invite everyone in our diocese to read the covenant and sign on if you feel called to do so.

As Bishop Deon said, this is an opportunity to move beyond a “statement” and engage in meaningful action to end the sin of racism.



The Episcopal Church (TEC).  The official website of our denomination.

Resources for Racial Reconciliation and Justice

Becoming Beloved Community

Beloved Community: Where you are

An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church.  Fun with Episco-speak 🙂

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

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!