Aug 01 2014

This Week’s Notes for July 27th

Published under Noteworthy

Welcome to Calvary Church - Consider Joining with us!

Join us for Compline on Sun., Aug. 24th at 8 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Calvary’s Fish Bake on August 31st from 5 to 8 p.m.

This Week’s Prayer List

THE GIFT OF A NEW ORGAN!

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.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS that our summer schedule with services at 8 & 9:30 a.m. continues through Labor Day weekend - this year, August 31st. We will resume our schedule with services at 8 & 10 a.m. on the Sunday following Labor Day, September 7.

SUMMER READING FOR THE SOUL!  The Rev. Emily Lloyd and Susan Ayers are leading a book discussion of Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God.  This wonderful, tiny book is a beautiful guide for spiritual reflection.  We will meet Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. in Calvary House Library each Wed. through August 20th.  All are welcome to attend.  Books will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

COVENANT TO CARE:  It’s back to school time!  Once again, Calvary is supporting local foster children through Covenant to Care by donating backpacks filled with all the school supplies they need to start the year.  If you would like to participate, there will be a sign-up sheet in the courtyard after church starting today.  Parishioners can provide an entire backpack filled with school supplies or make a monetary donation.  All filled backpacks are due back at the church by Sunday, Aug. 10, so they can be blessed.  If you have any questions, contact Lori Taylor at 860-599-1715 or at lorit1227@me.com.

It’s that wonderful time of year again when the Stonington community comes together to support the COMO by selling a variety of things at the VILLAGE FAIR, with the profits going to the COMO.  Calvary’s ECW has conducted a bake sale for the last 30+ years at the Village Fair with generous donations from our parish family.  We are asking that you bring baked goods to the kitchen of the Parish Hall on Friday, August 1, or to the Bake Table at 76 Water Street on Saturday, August 2, by 10 a.m.  Our customers love cookies, cakes, pies, and cupcakes.  I hope you’ll be able to help us again this year.  Any questions, contact Carole Barnard at 860-535-9480 or at barnardmaine@comcast.net.  Thank you.

There are still many open dates to host COFFEE HOUR!  Coffee Hour is a great opportunity for fellowship.  Please join us after the 9:30 a.m., service for this time of sharing and getting to know each other.  We are looking for volunteers to host a coffee hour (iced tea & lemonade in the courtyard in the summer).  August 10, 17, 24, and 31 are still open for volunteers to sign up!  Iced tea & lemonade mix are 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 evelynnlyons@hotmail.com.

MISSING SIGNS FROM ROUTE 1!  Calvary is missing 2 signs advertising the Uganda Chicken BBQ that were posted on Route 1.  If you picked them up to help us out, please let us know as soon as possible.  We use these sign boards frequently and will soon need them to let everyone know about our annual Fish Bake.  Just phone the church office at 860-535-1181, ext. 10, for Phyllis, or email at calvchurch@aol.com.

LOAN OF CHURCH CHAIRS & TABLES TO ACTIVE CHURCH MEMBERS IS POSSIBLE, BUT MUST BE REQUESTED THROUGH THE CHURCH OFFICE AND APPROVED BY THE RECTOR.  This past year, occasionally we’ve had a problem with people returning these items late when they were needed for church programs, or taking them without asking.  You must “sign-out” what you have taken in the booklet in the church office, and return at the agreed upon time.  We request you consider a donation of $1 per chair borrowed – this money goes directly into a fund to replace broken chairs and tables (the Rector pays just like everyone else for chairs he borrows for personal use!).  We want to be good stewards of the church’s property and need your help and support in this.

NEWS FOR SENIORS FROM THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER:  The PNC has a Transportation Program for Seniors who are no longer able to drive or not feeling well enough to drive on a given day.  The definition of “Senior” for this program is those aged 60 and older.  They have 2 wheelchair accessible buses, a van, and a 4-door car.  They take people to doctor’s appointments, for blood work, banking, grocery shopping, and to the PNC activities there.  This is how the process works:  (1) Call 860-599-3285 x 15 and speak with Peggy or Barbara; (2) They will send you a PNC Transportation application; (3) Once they’ve received it, they schedule a home visit to meet you (and an adult child if necessary) – they do this to shorten the “getting acquainted” time so you meet the dispatcher of rides and one of their drivers beforehand and it helps the PNC drivers to determine if they can safely get in and out of your driveway.  The visit also helps to determine if they can safely transport you; (4) There is no cost for this service – Tipping of drivers is NOT ALLOWED.  Should you wish to donate to the program – to keep the wheels turning – simply send a check payable to: Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center with a note in the Memo Section saying Transportation Program – this is only if you want to.  They hope to be able to be of service to all Seniors in No. Stonington, Westerly, Stonington, and Pawcatuck in need of transportation.

A RECENT NOTE FROM THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER: At the present time, their pantry is in need of cereal, peanut butter, and jelly.  Other important items are individual servings of mac & cheese, ravioli, and fruit cups.  Thank you for all you do to help FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR!  Vicki at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

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 steviechampion@gmail.com or 401-596-8518.

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#.

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CALVARY HOUSE MEMORIAL LIBRARY HOURS:

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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