Dec 08 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.
Come to the CNS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR TODAY FOLLOWING THE 10:00 SERVICE. There will be soup & coffee for all church members after the service. The Bazaar will comprise a basket raffle, silent auction, baked goods, wreaths, child crafts & gifts for sale, made by local artists and hobbyists. A great way to start the holiday season and support CNS.
The Anglican Singers will present a service of Lessons & Carols for Advent TODAY at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London. The group, under the direction of Simon Jacobs, with Paul Thomas, organist, will sing works by Distler, Gardner, Handel, Joubert, Stanford, Walton, and Warlock. Following the custom of the Festival Service of Lessons & Carols sung on Christmas Eve in Cambridge, England, for the University and the town, members of the greater New London community have been invited to read lessons, and the congregation will join in several carols. All are welcome to join in this festive seasonal tradition. For more information, visit www.anglicansingers.org or call 860-442-7519.
JUST OFF THE PRESSES - New London Community Meal Center Cook Book, featuring favorite recipes of Meal Center volunteers and staff. The $15. purchase price goes directly to program funding, as cost of production has been underwritten by volunteers. Books will be on sale after both services or may be ordered by calling Ann Moore at 860-535-0430.
COVENANT TO CARE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS! Calvary’s Outreach Committee will be providing Christmas gifts to needy children again this year. Norma Chandonnait will head up this project. She will be in the courtyard (weather permitting) or in the Parish Hall following both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services with wish lists for the children today. You may take an entire list, share a list, or donate money (make checks payable to Calvary Church, and in the memo, please note “Covenant to Care”). Gifts should be purchased and delivered to Norma (925 Stonington Rd., Pawcatuck, CT) or the Calvary office no later than Dec. 14th. If you need items picked up, please call Norma at 860-599-2931.
CALVARY NOTE CARDS AND GIFT CARDS will be on sale in the Parish Hall following both services today and next Sunday. Packs of 10 Note Cards are $10/pack, and packs of 10 Gift Cards are $5. These lovely images of our church and campus should be perfect for Christmas gifts and correspondence. Prayer and Care Team.
HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER: As the weather turns colder, it’s time to remember those without shelter this winter. Please donate any used or new blankets to the homeless in New London. Last year, Calvary contributed 100 blankets! Let’s top that this season!!! Drop your donations in the church or church office any time. If you have any questions, contact Lori Taylor at 860-599-1715. Thank you for helping to keep someone warm. So far this year, we already have 33 blankets!
PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER: The PNC is continuing its holiday food drive, items needed are: instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, rice, gravy (canned or in envelopes), boxes of macaroni & cheese, canned green beans, canned corn, canned peas, or fruit (any kind), cranberry sauce and smaller-sized turikeys (12-16 lbs.). Donations are gratefully accepted on any weekday between 8;30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Donations are needed by Fri., 12/13/13 for Christmas.
The PRAYER SHAWL MAKERS will meet on the 4th Friday of the month at 12:15 in the Sacristy. For further information, please contact Stevie Champion at email@example.com or 401-596-8518.
A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PROJECT . . . for making spirits bright and adding warmth for infants and young children in our community who are less fortunate than us. The Calvary Prayer Shawl Makers invite all who knit or crochet to join us in crafting hats, mittens, scarves, vests, sweaters, baby blankets, booties, animal friends, and holiday stockings. Patterns can be made available if you need them. Contact Stevie Champion, 401-596-8518, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEABURY PILGRIMAGE TO SCOTLAND – Seabury Deanery is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Aberdeen, Scotland, August 3-12, 2014, to celebrate the 230th Anniversary of Bishop Samuel Seabury’s consecration. Approximate cost is $3675 per person/double occupancy (current exchange rates). Non-refundable deposit of 50% is due not later than January 20th. Travelers must be 18 years of age or older. Trip is limited to 24 persons. Members of Seabury Deanery parishes have first priority. To view itinerary, read additional information and download registration form, please go to www.seaburydeanery.org or call/email Ann Cady, 860-608-3835 or email@example.com.
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 “FILM FESTIVAL” – As part of this year’s Adult Christian Education program, Calvary Church is pleased to offer the following films, to be shown in the Parish Hall, free of charge, on selected Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (please note this time change from last year). Group discussion will follow each showing. Please join us, tell your friends, and we look forward to seeing you at “Tuesday Night at the Movies” at Calvary Church this year.
Dec. 10 – Silent Night - In 1818 in a small Austrian village, assistant priest Josh Mohr breaks church customs and infuriates his superior parish priest Georg Heinrich Nöstler when he performs a new Christmas carol on a guitar and in German instead of Latin. The story of how this beloved holiday carol came to be composed.
Coming in 2014: Jan. 7 – Letters to Father Jacob: With nowhere else to turn after her unexpected release from prison, cold-blooded murderer Leila reluctantly accepts a job composing letters for blind pastor Jacob, whom she deeply resents at first but gradually grows to admire. A heartwarming tale of personal redemption.
CALVARY HOUSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY HOURS: Sundays 9 to 10 a.m. and Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HOLD THE DATE –
Dec. 15 5 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Lessons & Carols
Adult & Treble Choirs
Dec. 21 7 p.m. 14th Annual Messiah Sit & Sing
All are welcome!