Mar 29 2015

This Week’s Notes for March 29th

Published under Noteworthy


27 Church St., Stonington, CT   06378


Holy Week & Easter Schedule of Services

Palm Sunday, March 29

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms

10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms

(Gather in Parish Hall at 9:45 for Procession)

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1

7:30 p.m. Tenebrae    (Service of Lights)

Maundy Thursday, April 2

6:00 p.m. Seder Supper

7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, April 3

12:00 Noon Good Friday Liturgy

Vigil will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

Church will be open for private devotions

7:00 P.M. Sacred Concert for Good Friday

Easter Eve, Saturday, April 4

7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, April 5

6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service at Stonington Point

9:00 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist

11:15 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday Seder Supper on April 2nd

Sacred Sounds for Good Friday on April 3rd at 7 p.m.

Join us on April 7th with The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens - Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

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.

UGANDA MISSION TEAM BRACELET PROJECT – Thank you, Faith, Florence, and Lynate for making the beautiful bracelets for us.  When we wear them, we are reminded of you.  We are full of gratitude for your presence in our lives.  We will send you a photo of Calvary members on palm Sunday wearing our new bracelets!  Karen McGee, Liefe Wheeler, Vianna McGugan, and the Calvary Uganda Mission Team.

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED!  The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center is looking for drivers for Meals on Wheels.  If you can help or for more details, please contact Norma Chandonnait at 860-599-2931 or 860-235-5977.

UNITED THANK OFFERING:  Many of the familiar Blue Boxes of United Thank Offering have disappeared from the pews at Calvary Church, and, hopefully, they are filling up with coins and bills as “we count our blessings” this Lenten season.  The UTO program of the Episcopal Church began over 100 years ago and supports grants that are given in this country and around the world.  As one of the UTO pamphlets says: “Everyone can become a part of UTO by offering thanks and prayers as part of your daily life with Christ while dropping coins in the Blue Box.  It is a good reminder to give thanks to God for the gifts that have been given to us . . . a child’s smile . . . a beautiful day . . . for healing of hurt . . . for garden fruits . . . for rain . . . for our families.”  The boxes will be collected the Sunday after Easter, April 12th, at both services.

THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER’S EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY is most in need of Spam, baked beans, Chef Boy R Dee meals, and canned pineapple.  Many thanks for helping to feed your neighbors.

WANTED:  Volunteers to serve on the Hospitality Committee.  Carole Barnard and Evelynn Lyons need help!  Hospitality is a wonderful ministry at Calvary, serving our parishioners in a variety of ways, most involving food!!  We handle the receptions after Evensongs, meetings with the Bishops or visiting clergy, Coffee Hour, and special events such as Confirmation.  Let them know if you would like to help.  Carole is at, and Evelynn is at

HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER:  Blankets or sleeping bags are still needed by the Homeless Hospitality Center!  Your generosity continues and two more blankets will be donated this week.  Please continue to donate any clean, gently-used or new blankets or sleeping bags 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 on these cold nights.

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.  April 12 & 26 are still open!  Think spring!  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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