Apr 24 2014

This Week’s Notes for Easter Week

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Holy Week & Easter Schedule for 2014

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Coming this Summer - Youth Group Mission Trip

This Week’s Calendar

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.

Please join us next Sunday, April 27th, at 4 p.m. for CHORAL EVENSONG with the Calvary Treble Choristers.  The choir will sing music by Thomas Morley, Edward Elgar, and John Goss.

NEW ORGAN UPDATE, NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 27, AT 11 A.M.  Join us in the church after the second service for pictures and an updated progress report on balcony renovation plans and progress on the new “tracker pipe organ” for Calvary Church!  Bill Rutherford, Joey, Ripka, and the Organ Installation Committee.

It is UNITED THANK OFFERING TIME again!  Lent has been a time for daily prayer, reflection and alms giving.  Every coin you dropped 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 next Sunday, 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.

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.

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.

CALVARY “FILM FESTIVAL”  - 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall - on May 6Water – After losing her husband to illness, 8-year-old Chuyia is forced to live out the rest of her days in a temple for Hindu widows, communing with 14 other women and a cruel headmistress who agrees to take her in.  But it’s through the trials of another widow, a beautiful prostitute named Kalyano who’s being courted by a man from a higher caste that Chuyia learns the true restrictions of widowhood.

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.

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!


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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