May 25 2013
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.
CALVARY FILM FESTIVAL will present “A Man For All Seasons”: A counterpoint to last year’s screening of “Luther”, this film adaptation of Robert Bolt’s critically-acclaimed play focuses on the moral and political struggle between England’s King Henry VIII and his chancellor, Thomas More. When Henry (Robert Shaw) seeks approval from the English aristocracy to divorce his wife and marry commoner Anne Boleyn, More (Paul Scofield) finds himself caught between a willful king and the powerful Roman Catholic Church. Richly crafted with a fine supporting cast, director Fred Zinnemann’s period drama swept the 1966 Oscars, winning six golden statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. Please join us in the Parish Hall at 5:30 on Tues., May 28.
MAY IS MACARONI MONTH! The local food bank at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center serves families in the Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington, and Westerly area, and they are in need of macaroni of all kinds: pasta, Mac’n’Cheese, Spaghetti-Os, canned Ravioli, you name it. Next time you run to the grocery store, pick up some macaroni for your neighbors in need!
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 21st, CHICKEN BBQ and all the Fixen’s, 6-8 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Mission work in Uganda. Advanced ticket sale starts next Sunday after both services.
SEABURY DEANERY is once again embarking on a Mission Trip to Ecuador – August 8 – 19, 2013. This will be the deanery’s fifth summer mission trip to Ecuador. This year, they will once again be assisting friends in Comite del Pueblo, Quito, as they take on much needed improvement projects at the Daycare Center. Many skill levels are needed. ANY skill level is welcome . . . only your heart and desire to be part of building relations of companionship between the deanery and a local Episcopal community are needed. The Deanery has had travelers ranging in age from 12 to 72. All are welcome!!! For further information, go to www.seaburydeanery.org and click on the “Programs” link or go to www.ecuadormission.org or contact George Warner at email@example.com (860-536-1238), Grace Barnum at firstname.lastname@example.org (860-536-3449), or Allan Dierman at email@example.com (860-705-8201). Further information and 2013 Registration/Applications are available in the church office.
SEABURY DEANERY is considering sponsoring a pilgrimage in the summer of 2014 to Aberdeen Cathedral in Aberdeen, Scotland, for the purpose of celebrating the 230th anniversary of Bishop Samuel Seabury’s consecration. If the idea of attending interests you at all, please answer our survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7NMJXGR. The link can also be found at http://www.SeaburyDeanery.org.
ATTENTION KNITTERS, CROCHETERS, QUILTERS! Consider joining the CALVARY PRAYER SHAWL MAKERS. Our mission is to create prayer shawls, lap robes, baby blankets, and similar articles for people within and outside our congregation –people, for example, who are suffering from a severe illness, or to honor special individuals, to say good-bye, or to celebrate milestones in life (a marriage, a birth, an anniversary). We will offer tutorials for adults during the church year and plan to hold a summer workshop for children (our youngest shawl maker is 8 years old). Membership is open to anyone who wishes to support our group in any way. For those whose schedules permit, we meet in the sacristy twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Friday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. immediately following the Prayer Group meeting, but attendance is optional. For more information, contact Stevie Champion at 401-596-8518 (home), 401-230-7755 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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#. Although you will enter the service broadcast in an automatic “listen only mode”, you should mute your phone anyway as a precaution!
CALVARY HOUSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY HOURS
Sundays 9 to 10 a.m.
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HOW TO HELP IN OKLAHOMA
Moore, OK. An ironic name for a city whose people have lost so much!
In the face of struggle and adversity, of pain and suffering, we by-standers often wonder how we can help: what can we do? It is not in us to sit back and ignore the news, we want to be involved, we want to help in any way we can. The disaster in Oklahoma has taken the lives of at least 24 – 10 of which are children. There are 200 injured including 70 children. The area has been declared a state of emergency already allowing the 5 counties devastated to receive Federal Aid money. This is a tremendous start but won’t even come close to helping those who have lost everything - family members and neighbors, their homes, their irreplaceable personal items, their farms, their pets and livestock, their businesses.
Calvary Church has a long history of coming together in times of crisis to offer help. The most effective way for us, as a parish, to provide support to those affected by this tragedy is through the Episcopal Relief & Development Fund (the “ERD”). The ERD has people on the ground all over the world and can most quickly and efficiently help those in need.
Those interested are encouraged to drop off a check at the Parish Office payable to Calvary Church with “ERD-Oklahoma” in the memo portion.