Apr 17 2014

This Week’s Notes for Palm Sunday

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Holy Week & Easter Schedule for 2014

Our Maundy Thursday Seder Supper

Join us for our Good Friday Organ Vespers

This Week’s Prayer List

Join us for this season’s final Lenten Luncheon on Monday, April 14!

THE GIFT OF A NEW ORGAN!

Coming this Summer - Youth Group Mission Trip!

This Week’s Calendar for 4-13-14

Even in the event of inclement weather, Sunday services will always be held.  Please only come if you can safely do so!

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.

OUR TENEBRAE SERVICE:  Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m.   Tenebrae is a service of prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering.  Readings tell the story of the Passion, interspersed with musical meditations, silence, and darkness.  It is a very powerful and meditative service lead by the Calvary Choir.  The service lasts approximately 45 minutes.

CALVARY “FILM FESTIVAL”  - 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall - Part 2 on April 15Barabbas – This larger-than-life, biblical drama features Anthony Quinn in the titular role as the thief who is spared from crucifixion as Jesus Christ dies in his place.  Guilt plagues Barabbas for the remainder of his days, and he becomes a tormented soul as he attempts to validate his existence in the world and to understand his place in it.

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE ADULT CHRISTIAN ED FIELD TRIP TO THE CLOISTERS:  There are just a handful of seats left for the Sat., April 26, field trip and guided tour of “RADIANT LIGHT:  Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral”.  Experience this rare exhibit in the uniquely atmospheric setting of The Cloisters, an entire museum assembled from, and dedicated to, medieval European art and architecture.  Bus leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m. and should return to Calvary by 5:30 p.m.  Cost for the trip (transportation and entrance fee) is $68.50.  An optional box lunch will be available on the bus for an additional $15.46, or bring your own bag lunch.  SPACE IS LIMITED so please RSVP  by April 24 to Tom Verde at writah@gmail.com or call 860-599-4570.

It is UNITED THANK OFFERING TIME again!  Lent is a time for daily prayer, reflection and alms giving.  Every coin you drop in your UTO box is a way of sharing the blessings in your life in order to help people in need.  UTO was started in the Episcopal Church in 1889.  All Episcopal churches join in this collection.  All monies – every coin or bill – are awarded as grants to needy causes in both our country and abroad.  UTO boxes are located at the end of each pew and in the church school.  UTO envelopes, for bills or checks, are available at the back of the church.  Boxes and envelopes will be collected the Sunday after Easter, April 27th.  I am happy to announce that the grand total collected last year was $662.00.  Please help Calvary and the UTO continue to grow and change the lives of others.  Doris Cory, a member of the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) and head of UTO.

Calvary Youth Group will take our first ever YOUTH GROUP MISSION TRIP this summer to Harrisburg, PA from July 27th- August 1st! This is a very exciting step in the life of Calvary Youth Group.  We are partnering with an excellent group called YouthWorks to spend a week serving various communities in and around Harrisburg.  This mission group partnership comes highly recommended by several colleges in the Diocese.

The cost per person will be $150. The low cost of this trip is made possible by the fundraising we will do and support from our Outreach team. The cost should in no way discourage anyone from attending. Scholarships are available. Please speak to me if you have any questions.  The Rev. Emily Lloyd

COFFEE HOUR is a great opportunity for fellowship.  Please join us after the 10 a.m., service for this time of sharing and getting to know each other.  We are looking for volunteers to host a coffee hour.  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 evelynnlyons@hotmail.com.

A RECENT NOTE FROM THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER tells us that they have been very busy recently.  They have large empty spaces on many shelves and no product with which to restock them.  The items really needed right now are boxed instant mashed potatoes, boxed instant rice, jelly, peanut butter, oatmeal, and baked beans.  All PNC clients go through an intake process with our two social services workers.  When they are determined to be income-eligible they are able to receive emergency food, daily living supplies, and clothing.   Many thanks for all you do.  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#.  Although you will enter the service broadcast in an automatic “listen only mode”, you should mute your phone anyway as a precaution!

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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.

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HOLY WEEK 2014

Palm Sunday. April 13

Services at 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

Holy Wednesday, April 16

Candlelight Tenebrae Service at 7:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 17

Seder Supper at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

(Please sign up in the Parish Hall or call Hillery Tura at 860-235-7283.)

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

Good Friday, April 18

Good Friday Liturgy art 12:00 noon

Organ Vespers at 8:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 19

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

Sunday, April 20

Easter Sunrise Service at Stonington Point at 6:30 a.m.

Festival Choral Eucharist at 9 & 11:15 a.m.

FLOWERING OF THE CROSS ON EASTER MORNING . . .

We invite you to bring a small bouquet of flowers with you to worship on Easter morning . . . if you have some you picked from home, then all the better. If you have a lot, bring them in a small basket for others to share as well in flowering the small cross that will be set up to the left of the church’s front door.

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