May 29 2015

This Week’s Notes for May 31st

Published under Noteworthy

Annual Yard Sale to benefit Mission Grants coming on Sat., June 13th!

Uganda Chicken BBQ on Fri., June 19th!

Stoningtonopoly is Here! Don’t Miss your copy!

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 ON SUNDAY THE REV. DR. DOUGLASS T. LIND.  While the Rector is away on Pilgrimage to Turkey, following “In The Footsteps of St. Paul”, Fr. Doug Lind and the Rev. Mary-Lloyd Brainard are on call for any pastoral emergencies that may arise.  During office hours (Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), call the church office at 860-535-1181, and parish secretary, Phyllis Nowakowski, can direct your call.  You may also make contact directly with Deacon Brainard at home at 860-535-2948 or cell 860-208-5678, or at any time, you may call Sr. Warden Belinda de Kay at 860-908-6086.

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 continuing film is The Six Wives of Henry VIII:  This historical drama, originally aired on the BBC and Masterpiece Theater, recounts lusty monarch King Henry VIII reign – and the sometimes-bloody splits from his unlucky wives.  Shown in three more continuing parts:  June 2 – Anne of Cleves; June 9 – Catherine Howard; and June 16 – Catherine Parr.

AN INVITATION FROM ST. JAMES’ IN NEW LONDON:  You’re invited to join on a bus trip to St. John the Divine, New York City, on Sat., June 13.  Bus leaves St. James (76 Federal St., New London) at 8 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m.  $40 includes bus transportation, gratuity and guided tour of St. John the Divine Cathedral.  Meals are on your own.  Reservations are now being accepted and will be accepted until the bus in filled.  For information, contact Ellen in the Parish Office at 860-443-4989 or Lori Sarkett at 860-701-0481.  All reservations must be paid for at time of reservation.  No refunds will be given.

SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY, JUNE 14, IS YOUTH SUNDAY & PARISH PICNIC AT CALVARY!  The treble choristers and youth will lead us in worship on June 14.  We will also recognize church school and youth leaders.  The service is followed by a picnic complete with old-fashioned games.  Please bring a dish to share at the picnic.  We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, drinks and paper goods.  We need folks to help with set-up & clean-up and work the grill.

PASTORAL CARE TRAINING:  The Rev’d Will Sieburg, clinical pastoral care education supervisor at L&M Hospital, will be presenting pastoral care training for all persons interested in providing pastoral care in their parishes.  Training will take place at St. James, New London, June 27th, 9:30 am-2:00 pm.  Lunch will be included.  Registration is required and can be made by calling St. James,860 443 4989.

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

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 Thank you for helping to keep someone warm.

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.  June 21 & 28 still still open!  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

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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