Notes From Calvary


Liturgies this Sunday, July 14, 2019

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

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What Next?

August 4, will be the Rev. Gillian Barr's first Sunday leading worship at Calvary Church. This past Sunday, July 7, was the Rev. Norman MacLeod's last as our part-time Interim Priest-in-Charge. You may be wondering about the services over the next three Sundays.

Worship will continue at Calvary:

Sunday, July 14 -- the Rev. Bill Locke will lead the 8 am and 10 am services of Holy Eucharist.

Sunday, July 21 -- Belinda deKay will lead services of Morning Prayer at 8 am and 10 am.

Sunday, July 28 -- Alice Despard will lead services of Morning Prayer at 8 am and 10 am.

Sunday, August 4 -- There will be one service of Holy Eucharist at 9 am, to welcome the Rev. Gillian Barr as she begins her ministry with us.

The Rev. Bill Locke

Preaching this Sunday, July 14

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The Rev. William Locke has been a priest in the Diocese of Rhode Island for twenty-five years. He served as Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Pawtucket (one of his successors there being the Rev. Gillian Barr), and then St. Paul’s, Pawtucket, from 1994 -2013. He has since served as Interim Rector for six parishes in Rhode Island.

He and his wife Ethel, a high school physics teacher, have two adult daughters and are enjoying their almost 6 month old grandson.

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!!!

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.

Calling all Bakers!


Calvary's ECW (all Church Women) support the COMO at the Stonington Village Fair on Saturday, August 3, by providing baked goods at the "Sweet Tooth Booth."

Donations are welcome anytime between now and Thursday, August 1st. For details, please contact Peggy Vermilya at or 860-535-3623

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.

SE Region Episcopal Church Gathering

2PM - 6PM, September 15
Church of the Holy Advent, Clinton

Mark your calendar! More details to come.

Calvary Calendar

This Week

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

Tuesday, July 16
7 p.m. -- Nursery School Board Meeting / sacristy

Wednesday, July 17
3:30 p.m. -- WARM Shelter food prep / kitchen
7:00 p.m. -- Music School Board Meeting / office conference room

Sunday, July 21
8 a.m. -- Morning Prayer, Rite I
10 a.m. -- Morning Prayer, Rite II
11 a.m. -- refreshment hour / church yard or parish hall
7:00 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