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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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

Sixth Annual Harvest Brunch, Sunday, November 19

 

Join us for our Sixth Annual Harvest Breakfast on Sunday, November 19th, 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!
Families with the LAST NAMES:
  • A through J – bring breakfast casseroles
  • K through P – bring fruit (salads, etc.)
  • R through Z – bring sweet breads, muffins, coffee cakes
If you plan to bring food, please have your dish in the kitchen by 9:00 am. Thanks!

Calvary St. Nicholas Bazaar, Saturday, December 2

cavlary mice
 
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.

Sunday, November 5

Jesus was different.
Jesus calls his followers to be different.
It is challenging to really follow Jesus.
Saints are people who try to follow.
Some follow more faithfully than others.
All need God’s love, God’s help, God’s guidance,
and God’s forgiveness.

We admire especially those great saints who have followed especially faithfully, and those who are following faithfully now.
They give us examples to follow.

We are thankful for all the saints who have tried,
in their own way,
to be faithful.
And we remember the impact that they,
particularly those who have been close to us,
have had on our lives.

We join this Sunday, November 5, in worship to remember and praise God for them, and to pray that, with them, we too may someday enter into God’s nearer presence, surrounded by people who, from every family, language, people, and nation, have responded to Jesus’ persistent call:
Come, follow me!

All Saints Sunday, November 5

Please join us for worship this Sunday, All Saints Sunday,as we remember and give thanks for those who have led the way in faith.

“Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.”

Calvary Connections

Last call to sign up for Calvary Connections!!

 

What is “Calvary Connections”?
It’s an opportunity to meet and get to know other parishioners in small groups, centered around FOOD!  Groups typically meet once a month according to a schedule the group sets, to share dinner and enjoy fellowship.  It’s fun! People tend to really enjoy their participation in Calvary Connections.
Click here to download the form, and bring or send it to church: Sign Up Form

Remembering the Saints Who Have Led the Way

 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.  And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”

Revelation 7:9-10

If you have names of friends, family or loved ones who have died this year that you would like listed in the All Saints’ Day Sunday Bulletin, please fill out the form and place in the offering plate or in the church office.  Also, names can be sent to Connie or called into the church office (573-449-3194). Names need to be in by Tuesday, October 31 to be included in the bulletin on November 5.
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