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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Annual Parish Meeting, Sunday, January 28

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Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held from 9:00-10:15 a.m., Sunday, January 28, in the parish hall. All members and friends of Calvary are urged to attend, and all active members may participate in the voting. Donuts, bagels, and coffee will be served. We will hear ministry team reports, we will see next year’s parish budget, and we will elect delegates to our Vestry and to Diocesan Convention. Fr. Knute will talk about plans for the coming year.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.
Because the meeting takes place at 9:00 a.m., there will be NO RITE PLACE SERVICE on the morning of the 28th. There will, however, be activities for children during the meeting.

Wise People Still Seek Him

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the Peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Special Course on the African-American Church starts soon

Calvary is offering a course on the history of the African-American Church, taught by Dr. C. W. Dawson, who is a gifted professor, and pastor of Dawson Journeys Ministry. The course will begin January 22, 2018, and will take place every Monday evening for eight weeks.

For more information on the course, phone the parish office.  The course is designed to help us understand the historic experiences of African-American Christians in the United States, as Calvary seeks to live into our mission of Building Community in the Spirit of Jesus–Beloved Community.

Room at the Inn Winter Shelter

 

Our weather this January has been brutally cold! Thankfully, Room at the Inn is helping shelter people in need.

 

RATI Winter Shelter is currently at Broadway Christian Church. The shelter will move through seven churches this year including Calvary Episcopal Church.  Calvary will host from March 4-11, but you can also help in January and February.

For further information or to sign up to volunteer in the shelter or help with laundry, go to the RATI website or talk to the RATI Team Leaders for Calvary: Lia Jennings and Tim James.

 

Financial donations for RATI can be given through Calvary Episcopal Church. Just write the check to Calvary Episcopal Church and put RATI on the memo line or donate on-line through this Calvary website link: Donate.

 

Merry Christmas!

O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Please join us for worship on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning!
Safe travels if you will be traveling.
Wishing you all the blessings of the season.
Fr. Knute and the Calvary Staff

Advent and Christmas Schedule at Calvary

Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve

(NO MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES)

4:00 pm  Christmas Pageant, followed by a

birthday party for Jesus

7:00 pm Holy Eucharist of the Nativity, Rite II

10:30 pm Christmas Concert by the Cambridge Choir

11:00 pm Choral Eucharist, Rite II

 

Monday, December 25, Christmas Day

10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Calvary St. Nicholas Bazaar, Saturday, December 2

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The annual Calvary St Nicholas Bazaar is Saturday, December 2.  The Bazaar will feature many items, including our famous hand-sewn Calvary Church Mice, various treasures in the treasure room, and a variety of handmade crafts and candles.  Of course, the Calvary Country Breakfast will also be available in the parish hall.  Mark your calendars!  All proceeds go to local charities.

God loves cheerful givers–2Corinthians 9

 

This coming Sunday, November 12, wraps up this year’s pledge campaign.  We are asking our members and friends of the parish to submit their pledge cards this Sunday, as an act of worship, or to mail them if they are unable personally to be present in church.

Your faithfulness in pledging is what enables us to continue doing the many good things Calvary is doing in our city, for our members, and for the community at large.  Money for ministry does not fall from the sky; it must be provided by those who believe in what we are doing.

As one of our Vestry members mentioned in her stewardship talk this past Sunday, however, the most important aspect of pledging is not that it raises money for ministry–even though that is crucial.  The most important part of pledging is that it gives us an opportunity to be thankful, and generous, and to trust God for our daily provision.

Lest we imagine this is just pious talk concocted by modern clergy, it would be wise to remember 2Corinthians 9:1-9.  The point of the passage is very simple: Paul is encouraging the Corinthians to give generously, not only because it will help others, but because it will help the Corinthians themselves.

The key line is one we quote often: God loves cheerful givers.  Did you know the act of giving can actually make us cheerful!  Don’t believe it?  Try it.  Surprise someone with a gift, and see how the joy becomes contagious.

God is so excited about the power of generosity, 2Corinthians 9:1-9 promises special blessings for those who are generous.  What about you?  Are you willing to put God’s promise to the test?

Taste and see that the Lord is good!

See you Sunday!

A Prayer for Morning Devotions

Gracious and loving God, in you we live and move and have our being.  We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.