Notes From Calvary


Notice: Notes from Calvary will take a vacation the weeks of August 4, 11 & 18,

resuming the week of August 25.

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One Service at 9 a.m.

We Welcome the Reverend Gillian Barr!

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

July 28 Sunday Brunch Bunch

With Calvary's Ugandan friends
Steven & Patience Kasamba Brunch Bunch

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Next Brunch Bunch:
Sunday, August 11

Our next Brunch will be on August 11, at 11:30 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.

The Rev. Gillian Barr
Invites All to the

August 22, Porch Party at the Rectory

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Please join us on Thursday, August 22, from 6-8 p.m. for the 3rd Porch Party of 2019. Enjoy a relaxing evening just getting to know each other better. There is no agenda—except fellowship!

Bring the kids, yard games, and a simple munchie to share. Pack your cooler with whatever your family likes to drink. Gillian will provide the venue and tables.

Hope to see you there!!!

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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.

SE Region Episcopal Church Gathering

5:30-8 pm, August 14 -- Grace Episcopal Church, Old Saybrook

Outdoor worship, potluck dinner, concert, get-together

For more information: The Rev. Rachel Thomas, 860-316-8184 or The Rev. Charlie Hamill, 860-388-08952PM - 6PM, September 15
Church of the Holy Advent, Clinton

Mark your calendar! More details to come.

Calvary Calendar

This Week

Sunday, August 4
9 a.m. -- ONE SERVICE Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10 a.m. -- celebratory refreshment hour / church yard or parish hall
7 p.m. -- Alcoholics Anonymous / parish hall

Wednesday, August 7
9:45 a.m. -- ECW / parish hall

Thursday, August 8
6:30 p.m. -- Vestry / parish hall

Friday, August 9
11 a.m.-- Prayer group / church

Sunday, August 11
8 a.m. -- Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m. -- Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11 a.m. -- refreshment hour / church yard or parish hall
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