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, 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.

February 10, 8:00 and 9:00 am services CANCELLED

8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Services Cancelled
The roads are currently very slick and many are impassible.
The sidewalks are also very slippery.
We are therefore canceling the 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. worship services in the interests of safety.
There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL.
We will send out another notice if we also cancel the 10:30 service.   We will be monitoring the weather developments.
Thank you for your understanding.

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

All Services Cancelled for Sunday, January 13

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

 

With much shoveling to do before most of us can even get out our driveways, and more snow predicted, the Sr. Warden and I think it wisest proactively to cancel all services tomorrow, January 13, and try to get the word out well in advance.

Thank you for your understanding.  Stay warm and enjoy the beauty of God’s sparkling creation!

Fr. Knute

 

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!

Advent and Christmas Celebrations at Calvary

Friday, December 21
7:00 pm – “Holiday Handbells” by the Agape Bell Ensemble
Sunday, December 23
8:00, 9:00 & 10:30 am – Regular worship services
11:45 am – Super Sunday–Greening of the church, chili lunch
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve
4:00 pm – Christmas Pageant followed by a birthday party for Jesus
7:00 pm – Holy Eucharist of the Nativity, Rite II
8:30 pm – Potluck Dinner in the Parish Hall
10:30 pm – Christmas Concert by the Cambridge Choir
11:00 pm – Holy Eucharist of the Nativity, Rite II
Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day
10:30 am – Holy Eucharist of the Nativity, Rite II
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE ON DECEMBER 26
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