Notes From Calvary

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These blooming flowers are lilies from past Easters at Calvary. Barbara Loftus shared this photo with us. A symbol of new beginnings!

Summer Nights

Porch Party

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Calvary's second porch party, sponsored by the Stewardship committee and hosted by Kate Robins and Tom Verde, was a relaxing (note the bare feet) and sociable gathering.

Next Porch Party
Thursday, August 22

The Rev. Gillian Barr will host Calvary's August 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!!!

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 11at 11:30at 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!

Support the COMO by baking a tasty treat for the Village Fair

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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."

All Calvary parishioners, male and female, are invited to show off their baking skills and support this good cause!

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 28
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

Friday, August 2
7:30 a.m.-- Men's breakfast / parish hall

Sunday, August 4
9 a.m. -- ONE SERVICE Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10 a.m. -- celebratory 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