Notes From Calvary


Liturgies this Sunday, July 21, 2019

Morning Prayer at 8 AM
Morning Prayer 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.

Benjamin Henderson, Guest Organist

10 am services, July 21 and 28

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Benjamin Henderson is from Middletown, CT and is in pursuit of his Bachelors (BM) in Organ Performance in the studio of Nathan Laube, the extraordinary organist who performed at Calvary in May, at the Eastman School of Music. He was Assistant Youth Organist (Organ Scholar) at First Church of Christ in Wethersfield for three years, having studied organ with David Spicer for four years.

Ben has been an accompanist for Middletown Public School’s Choirs and many other organizations, including the Wethersfield Teen Theater, the Greater Middletown Chorale, and the Greater Meriden Chorale. In 2015, Ben was an organ soloist with the New Haven Symphony at the Bushnell in Hartford. For two summers he was a recipient of the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Scholarship, which allowed him to study with Alan Morrison, Peter Conte and Matthew Glandorf at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

During his time in Philadelphia, Ben had the opportunity to play the largest fully functioning pipe organ in the world – the Wanamaker Organ in the Grand Court of Macy’s Department Store. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Roberta Bitgood scholarship for young organists.

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.

Sunday Brunch Bunch

View from the Breakwater Restaurant

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Next Brunch Bunch:
Sunday, August 11

Life doesn't get much better than this!!

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.

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 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 p.m. -- Alcoholics Anonymous / parish hall

Thursday, July 25
5 p.m. -- Uganda Mission Team Meeting / sacristy

Friday, July 26
11:00 a.m.-- Prayer group / church
12:30 p.m. -- Prayer shawl knitters / sacristy

Sunday, July 28
8 a.m. -- Morning Prayer, Rite I
10 a.m. -- Morning Prayer, Rite II
11 a.m. -- refreshment hour / church yard or parish hall7:00 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