Jul 02 2015

This Week’s Notes for June 28th

Published under Noteworthy

Join us at Margaritas on June 30 to raise funds for our Choristers Trip in 2016!

Join the American Guild of Organists for a recital on the old tracker organ at United Church on Wed., July 1st!

Stars, Stripes, and Strings! American Music for the Glorious Fourth

This Week’s Prayer List

This Week’s Calendar

WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT CALVARY CHURCH, STONINGTON.  We invite you to participate in all parts of our service, including the Holy Communion. We also invite you to explore the many ways you might become involved in the life of Calvary – we would love to have you join with us in serving God and growing in faith.

WE WELCOME TODAY soprano Eden Casteel.  Eden lives in Charlestown, RI. She frequently serves at Calvary as substitute organist.  She teaches voice at home as well as at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI and is vocal coach for the Chorus of Westerly.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS that our summer schedule with services at 8 & 9:30 a.m. will begin next Sun., July 5 on the first Sunday of July and continue through Labor Day weekend – this year, Sept. 6.  We will resume our schedule with services at 8 & 10 on the Sunday following Labor Day, Sept. 13.

On Tuesday afternoon, June 30th, CALVARY WILL WELCOME BIKERS FROM INCARNATION CENTER, who will spend the night in our Parish Hall and depart Wednesday morning.  We’re pleased to be able to offer our facilities for their use.  Their counselor has been here for many years, since he was a camper as well!

UGANDA BBQ: – Thank you to all who helped make the Chicken BBQ a wonderful success.  Perfect weather, delicious food and a warm and friendly atmosphere added up to a reallyfun event.  Because of the generosity of all who attended and the Uganda Team members, we raised $1,900. For our mission work in Uganda.  Thank you for making is possible for Calvary to help some of the most vulnerable children in Uganda.  Barbara Loftus for the Uganda Mission Team.

STARS, STRIPES, AND STRINGS!  Don’t miss the Fourth Annual Patriotic Concert with American Music for the Glorious Fourth – pianists will be Joseph Ripka, Ronald Hawkins, and Elizabeth Limkemann with Robert Guarino, tenor.  It will feature John Philip Sousa’s Stars & Stripes Forever for one piano and Six Hands!, audience sing-along favorites, and American Songs by Stephen Foster, sung by Robert Guarino – Saturday,

July 4, 11:30 a.m.  This program is free and open to all and lasts about 15 minutes.

GENERAL CONVENTION:  The triennial meeting of bishops and elected deputies from each diocese of The Episcopal Church is underway in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Among those representing the Episcopal Church in CT is our own Shirley Wick.  Let us hold them in prayer!  They will elect a new presiding bishop for The Episcopal Church and vote on resolutions about marriage, church governance and structure, and much more.  To follow the news, go to https://www.episcopalct.org/generalconvention2015/

THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER’S EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY is most in need of pasta sides (all types), baked beans (cases), jelly, and clam chowder.  Many thanks for all you do.  Vicki Anderson - 860-599-3285 x14 or vicki@thepnc.org.

HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER:  Don’t forget the Homeless!  Even with spring in the air, blankets or sleeping bags are still needed by the Homeless Hospitality Center!  I’m told that the need continues throughout the spring and summer; if you have no home, a covering when sleeping outside is always appreciated!  Drop your donations in the church or church office any time, and they will be delivered to the Homeless Hospitality Center. If you have any questions, contact Phyllis in the office at 860-535-1181 or at calvchurch@aol.com. Thank you for helping to keep someone warm.


LARGE PRINT HYMNALS & PRAYER BOOKS AND LARGE PRINT COPIES OF THE BULLETIN are also available in the back of the church.  LARGE PRINT COPIES OF FORWARD DAY BY DAY are now available in the pamphlet rack at the back of the church.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT WORSHIP, you can now listen to our second Sunday service from a distance.  Here are directions:  Participants should dial 1-800-689-9374 (toll free).  Following the voice prompt, enter the conference pin number of 747523#.



Sundays 9 to 10 a.m. and Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Copies of past “Notes from the Rector” can be found in the library

in a blue binder on the shelf to the left of the “sign-out book”.

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