Aug 29 2015

This Week’s Notes for August 30th

Published under Noteworthy

Calvary Music School Now Enrolling!

CNS has a few spots left for the fall!

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.


CALVARY NURSERY SCHOOL is looking for more families and children to join us for the 2015-2016 school year.  We have space available in our 2, 3, and 5-day programs for children ages 2.9 – 5.  Please help us spread the word about our exceptional school to your friends, neighbors, and any other young families you meet.  Feel free to brag about our accreditation by NAEYC, our partnership with New England Science and Sailing, our wonderful Music Together program, and our special weekly chapel time with Father Alfred!


PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS that our summer schedule with services at 8 & 9:30 a.m. will continue through Labor Day weekend – this year, Sept. 6.  We will resume our schedule with services at 8 & 10 on the Sunday following Labor Day, Sept. 13.


THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER’S EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY is most in need of jelly (there’s never enough!), baked beans, Spam (completely out, and it’s much requested), canned chicken, canned pears and pineapple, and bags of apples.  Many thanks for all you do.  Vicki Anderson - 860-599-3285 x14 or


CALVARY FILM FESTIVAL:  as part of this year’s Adult Christian Education program, Calvary Church is pleased to offer films shown in the Parish Hall, free of charge, on selected Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.  The story of Christianity, the corruption of media and politics, Italian American history, and the roots of the crisis in the Middle East are among the compelling themes examined in this series of dramatic feature films and documentaries.  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” this year.  The first film of the season will be Christianity – The First Two Thousand Years:  this all-encompassing look at Christianity utilizes ancient texts, scholar interviews and historical locations to chronicle the religion’s spectacular rise from a small Jewish sect to becoming one of the world’s most followed faiths.  Travel through time as you learn about the life of Jesus Christ, experience the long and grueling Crusades, and understand the radical changes brought about by the Vatican II.  Shown in four parts on September 8, 15, 22 & 29.  Please note that the Sept. 8 film will be shown in Calvary House instead of the Parish Hall!


ECW is the abbreviation for Episcopal Church Women.  That means all women who attend services at Calvary are warmly invited to attend ECW meetings on the first Wed. of the month in the Parish Hall beginning on Oct. 7.  9:30-10:00 is gathering time for chatting and enjoying whatever refreshments might be set out that morning.  The meeting from 10 to 11:00 a.m. focuses on the many ways the ECW raises money and dispenses proceeds for causes both local and further afield.  Opportunities abound for participating in events like the annual Lenten Luncheons, the Yard Sale in June, and other projects that nurture participants and are just sometimes plain fun!  We hope to see you at our gatherings – volunteering is such a wonderful way to make meaningful contributions to the life and ministries of Calvary Church.  For further details, contact Carole Barnard (, Ellen McCollum (, or Peggy Vermilya (


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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