Notes From Calvary


Liturgies this Sunday, July 7, 2019

Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 8 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10 AM

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This will be The Rev. Norman MacLeod's last Sunday with Calvary Church as Part-Time Interim Priest-in-Charge. He has helped us to keep our faith and our focus during this time of transition. We are profoundly appreciative of Norman's work with us and wish him every blessing going forward.

Please join us for a celebratory refreshment hour thanking Norman after the 10 am service.

Correction: Prayer Group

Calvary's Prayer group meets the second and fourth Friday at 11am in the sacristy. Not the first and fourth as reported in last week's NOTES. All are welcome to join in person or spirit. If you have any questions please contact Karen McGee at 513-919-1542 or

Our Next Porch Party

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Please join us on July 18, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. for a relaxing evening to get to know each other better. There is no agenda—except fellowship!

The event will be outside (or in an outdoor structure, in case of inclement weather), bring the kids, yard games and a simple munchie to share. Pack your cooler with whatever your family likes to drink. Hosts provide the venue and tables.

Hope to see you there!!!

Calvary Film Festival

Tuesday Evenings at 7pm

As part of the Adult Christian Education program, Calvary Church offers carefully curated films to be shown in the Parish Hall (unless otherwise noted), free of charge.

Next film: July 9, 2019

All the President’s Men: The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, D.C., hotel break-in with a Nixon “dirty tricks” team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.

Sunday Brunch Bunch

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Next Brunch Bunch:
Sunday, July 14

Life doesn't get much better than this!!

Our next Brunch will be on July 14 at 11:15 at Breakwater... Note the time change.. join us for a fun brunch by the harbor.

Sponsored by the Prayer and Care Team.

Please contact Barbara Loftus @ or 
860.599.5732 for more details.
All are welcome.

Mark your Calendar to Welcome the Reverend Gillian Barr

One service at 9am, Sunday, August 4

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There will be a festive refreshment hour after the service so that we can celebrate Gillian's arrival all together.

Many Thanks to Lucia Johnstone and ProClean

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Lucia Johnstone knows her stuff. She recommended that Calvary ask ProClean to prepare the Rectory for The Rev. Gillian Barr's arrival. We did and ProClean did. Not only did ProClean clean the Rectory top to bottom, including windows, but they did it as a pro bono gift to the church. They did a stellar job and we are very grateful.

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Upcoming SECT Region Events

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Pawcatuck Neighbor Center Food Pantry
Staples Needed

The PNC is currently in need of:

Food --

canned meats, soup, broth, chowder, jelly in plastic, canned pineapple and baked beans

Home Supplies --

laundry detergent, dish detergent and diapers sizes 4,5 and 6

Thank you for your continuing support.

Calvary Calendar

This Week

Sunday, July 7
8 a.m. -- Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m. -- Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11 a.m. -- refreshment hour thanking Rev. MacLeod / church yard or parish hall
7 p.m. -- Alcoholics Anonymous / parish hall

Tuesday, July 9
7 p.m. -- Calvary Movie Night

Thursday, July 11
6:30 p.m. -- Vestry / parish hall

Friday, July 12
7:30 a.m. -- Men's breakfast / parish hall
11 a.m. -- Prayer Group / church

Sunday, July 14
8 a.m. -- Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m. -- Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11 a.m. -- refreshment hour / church yard or parish hall
11:15 a.m. -- Sunday Brunch Bunch / Breakwater restaurant
7 p.m. -- Alcoholics Anonymous / parish hall

Refreshment Hour


Thank you to all who signed up for the refreshment hour.

There are still Sundays when you can volunteer to host this gathering.

This is a great opportunity for fellowship. Weather permitting, "Refreshment Hour" can now be served on a card table in the courtyard. Tables are stored in the Parish Hall closet. Hosts provide a gallon each of lemonade and iced tea (sold at Big Y), and some cookies. Paper cups are stored in lower drawers in the kitchen. Any questions...Please email or call her at 203-249-2497

How to include your announcement in the Weekly NOTES and/or Sunday Bulletin

  1. Call or email Betsy Stevenson at (860) 535-1181 or with your request

  2. Email her the text of your announcement 

  3. If you have an image or photograph you would like included in the NOTES, send it as a .jpeg attachment

  4. Deadline for inclusion: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday of the week you want your announcement included

Sunday Service From A Distance

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If you are unable to be physically present at worship:

You can listen to our second Sunday service from a distance. Here are directions: Participants should dial 1-857-957-1130 (toll free). Following the voice prompt, enter the access code of 215 866 948#.

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Whoever you are, from wherever you have come,
you are welcome here.

Lori Taylor