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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Sunday, April 7 Service Schedule Change for Bishop Smith’s Visit

Bishop Smith will be visiting with us on Sunday, April 7th. We have several confirmations and a baptism planned.
We will have a changed worship schedule on Sunday, April 7. THERE WILL BE NO 8:00A.M. SERVICE

Here is the schedule:
9:00 a.m., Rite Place service in the church
9:15-10:15, Continental Breakfast and Bishop’s Teaching Time and Q&A Session
10:30, Baptisms, Confirmations, Reception, Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Noon: Reception for Bishop and the Newly Baptized and Confirmed
12:30-1:15, Bishop’s Time with Vestry

Bishop Smith has announced his retirement, so this will probably be his last episcopal visit to Calvary. Bishop Smith has requested that all parishioners attend the 10:30 service, if possible. Families who attend the Rite Place may want to have one adult attend the Bishop’s teaching time to hear what is happening in the wider Episcopal Church.
It will be very special Sunday with the baptism and confirmations. We look forward to seeing you when our Bishop visits!

 

Lent begins this year on Wednesday, March 6.  Calvary will offer three services on Ash Wednesday, to help you begin your Lenten journey.

The services will be at 8:00 a.m., Noon, and 5:30 p.m.  All will be Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, with Imposition of Ashes.  The choir will sing at the evening service.

Please come join us to mark the beginning of this important liturgical season–a time to deepen our faith together.

 

Sunday, February 17 Gospel Reflection

     This Sunday’s Gospel passage is a part of Jesus’ so-called “Sermon on the Plain”, from Luke’s Gospel. It has a parallel in the Gospel of Matthew, in the so-called “Sermon on the Mount”.
     The Sermon on the Plain and the Sermon on the Mount are representative of Jesus’ typical preaching–wherever he found himself. Both sermons begin with a pronouncement of blessings and woes, often called “The Beatitudes”.
     The Beatitudes are powerful, pithy proclamations of the nature of the divine “kingdom” which Jesus had come to proclaim.
     The Beatitudes are amazing–and confounding! They suggest that many of our assumptions about life are wrong, and even upside-down. As Jesus said elsewhere, “The first shall be last, and the last shall be first!”
     As you think about them this week, you might want to ponder the possible connections between the Beatitudes and the healing that the crowds were seeking: Does some of our daily stress come from pursuing the wrong goals and values? Can adopting the insights Jesus is proclaiming actually promote mental and even physical health? Can Jesus’ teaching help us feel and actually be more blessed?
     I think we all should ponder what it would look like to try to live the Beatitudes as “Be-Attitudes”–adjusting our ideas of what makes life truly good and worthwhile.

Calvary Letter to the Editor Published

Part of our responsibility as followers of Jesus is to bear witness to God’s desire that human communities be places of justice where all people can flourish together. Jesus spoke to this issue when he urged us to be “salt”, “light”, and “leaven” in our world.
In this spirit, Calvary’s Dismantling Racism team submitted a letter to the Columbia Missourian. The letter deals with the issue of Community Policing, and is intended to be a helpful and thoughtful contribution to the current discussion.
The letter was published in the Missourian, and I commend it to your consideration. You may read it here: Editorial

Room at the Inn Winter Shelter

Room at the Inn Emergency Winter Shelter is at currently at Broadway Christian Church. The website for RATI – roomattheinncomo.org – contains all the information you will need for volunteer sign-ups, financial donations, supply donations, locations of the shelter, and much, much more.  Calvary is not one of the host sites for RATI this year, but Calvary parishioners volunteer to help with this nightly ministry over the winter months.

Sunday, January 13: The Baptism of Jesus

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Monday School Resumes

Monday School will resume in 2019 with an 8-week, lay-led exploration of Mark’s Gospel, beginning January 14. Class will meet Monday nights in the Parish Hall, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Supper and will be provided. Child care can be arranged for the 8 week session if participants need it, and commit in advance to participating in the program. See the flyer for more information.

Our Christmas Pageant is Approaching!

The Pageant will be on Christmas Eve at 4:00 p.m.  It will be followed by a Birthday Party for Jesus.  Please come and be a part of this annual re-telling of the Christmas story.  And, if you can, bring canned goods wrapped in white tissue paper to help fill Christmas food baskets.  See you on Christmas Eve!