Nov 23 2014

This Week’s Notes for November 9th

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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.

Brrrrrr - HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER:  As the weather turns colder, it’s time to remember those without shelter this winter.  We’ve recently heard from the shelter that already people are needing to sleep outside with no blanket at all!  So far, we have three blankets for the Homeless Shelter!  Please donate any clean, gently-used or new blankets to the homeless in New London.  Drop your donations in the church or church office any time.  If you have any questions, contact Phyllis in the office at 860-535-1181 or at  Thank you for helping to keep someone warm.

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:  CALVARY FILM FESTIVAL!  As part of this year’s Adult Christian Education program, we are pleased to once again offer a variety of engaging films, to be shown in the Parish Hall, free of charge, on selected Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  Our next film will be A Few Good Men:  When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, their investigation uncovers a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials.  Join us on November 11th in the Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m.

TO ALL OF OUR LITURGICAL VOLUNTEERS – Elizabeth Reid is stepping down as our scheduling coordinator and is turning over the reins to Beverly Kowal.  Thank you so much, Elizabeth, for your patient service as we all continue to learn Ministry Scheduler Pro, our software program; and thank you, Bev, for agreeing to take on this project!  Please be patient during this transition time and be aware that your emails will now come from Beverly Kowal rather than Elizabeth Reid.

DRIVERS NEEDED!  Our Prayer & Care Group are compiling a list of parishioners who would be willing to drive those needing a ride to the doctor’s or other appointments.  This would be an “On Call” list and subject to your availability.  There should be no guilt if you are unavailable at the time.  If you would be willing to put your name on the list, please contact Barbara Loftus at 860-599-5732 or at

CALVARY ALTAR GUILD NEEDS YOU – The Altar Guild at Calvary is made up of a small group of men and women from our parish.  Their main duty is to prepare and set the Lord’s table each Sunday so the Holy Eucharist can take place.  All is polished and pristine, as the altar is the center of church life, and this is the most important table we set each week.  While serving in this ministry, we come to learn more about the mystery of the Eucharist and gain a deep reverence for the holy altar space.  It is an honor to serve on the Altar Guild, and, if you think this ministry may be a way for you to serve God at Calvary, then please speak with Father Alfred, Margaret Victoria, or any member of the Altar Guild.  We would love to have you join us.  CALVARY FLOWER GUILD ALSO NEEDS YOU – The Flower Guild at Calvary is made up of a group of parishioners whose duty it is to prepare the flowers each Saturday to be set on the altar for Sunday services.  Fresh flowers are the symbols of the resurrection, and their purpose is to add beauty to the sacred altar space.  Although many of our Flower Guild members have been arranging flowers for years, one does not need to be a trained “flower arranger” to serve the Lord in this ministry.  A vase filled with daisies pleases the Lord in its simplicity.  So, if enhancing the beauty of the altar space with flowers might be a ministry for you, please speak with Father Alfred or Gill Perry.  You will be very much welcomed.

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.

As a regular part of their practice and training cycle this year, THE TREBLE CHOIR WILL PRESENT A BRIEF CHORAL EVENSONG AT 6 P.M. ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH.  You are cordially invited to come enjoy their music and this beautiful offering of praise and worship to God.  This Thurs., Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. is the next one!

There are still many open dates to host COFFEE HOUR!  Coffee Hour is a great opportunity for fellowship. Please join us after the 10:00 a.m. service for this time of sharing and getting to know each other. We are looking for volunteers to host a coffee hour.  November 30 is still open for volunteers to sign up as well as Dec. 21 & 28.  Coffee is provided.  All that is required is set-up and some snacks. A sign-up sheet and take home instructions are located on the kitchen door in the Parish Hall or contact Evelynn Lyons at 860-535-3286 or

From THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER: The Holiday Food Drive has begun.  They are now providing food for almost four times as many people as 10 years ago.  PNC is in need of instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, rice, gravy (canned or in envelopes), boxed Macaroni & Cheese, canned green beans, canned corn, canned peas, canned fruit (any kind), cranberry sauce.  Also needed – canned meat (Spam, Chef Boyardee, Stew), beans (baked, kidney, pinto (canned or dry), canned fruit, pasta & pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly & jam, powdered milk, juice or juice concentrate.    Many thanks for all you do.  Vicki at the PNC.

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#.

FROM OUR NEIGHBOR:  The United Church of Stonington, 67 Main St., invites us to a SOUP-A-THON on Sat., Nov. 15th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  There will be a wide assortment of soups, chowders, and chilis!  Sample as many as you like!  $12 gets you a bowl, spoon, and dessert!  Cost is $10 if you bring a canned good for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center; children 10 years and younger are $5.  Dining room and restroom are handicapped-accessible.



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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