May 04 2015

This Week’s Notes for May 3rd

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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.

AFRICAN CRAFTS AND JEWELRY will be on sale on Sunday, May 3rd, following both services.  All proceeds support mission work with children in East Central Africa.  Plan to do your Mothers’ Day shopping on that day as the jewelry and crafts make lovely gifts.  The Uganda Mission Team.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND . . .  The Chorister Parents are having another FROZEN SOUP SALE after both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, May 3rd.  The charge is the same at $8. a quart!

COOGAN FARM COMMUNITY GARDEN ORIENTATION FOR CALVARY ON SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Craig Floyd will lead an orientation for all Calvary people and friends who are interested in learning more about how we can help with the Community Garden on Rt. 27 in Mystic.  Please sign up in the Parish Hall if you are interested in joining our Outreach Committee at Coogan Farm for the Orientation.  On May 3rd, there will be members of the Outreach Committee available to answer your questions after both services.  More details to follow or contact Patti Carter at 860-599-1197, Barbara Loftus at 860-599-5732, or Mary Hughes at 860-535-4997.

HELP WANTED FOR FISH BAKE 2015!  We’re in the planning stages for the Calvary Fish Bake this year.  We’ve come up with a plan to divide the work among six coordinated teams of volunteers . . . The Team areas are:  administration, promotions, entertainment, food prep for slaw/bread/desserts, cooking fish/corn on the day, and set-up/take down/and cleaning.  Our goal is to recruit a team leader for each of these 6 areas to oversee the event this year.  Last year’s overall leader, Tim Murney, has volunteered to be an Advisor to the Group of six.  If you are interested in helping to lead one of these 6 areas and serving on the coordinating committee, please contact Vestry member and Outreach Committee Chair, Kate Welch, at  Thank you so much for your help with this Calvary tradition in 2015!

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:  CALVARY FILM FESTIVAL!  As part of this year’s Adult Christian Education program, we are pleased to once again offer a variety of engaging films, to be shown in the Parish Hall, free of charge, on selected Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  Our next film will be The Six Wives of Henry VIII:  This historical drama, originally aired on the BBC and Masterpiece Theater, recounts lusty monarch King Henry VIII reign – and the sometimes-bloody splits from his unlucky wives.  His brother’s inherited widow is the first in a succession of six women he would marry before his ultimate demise.  Shown in six parts:  May 12 – Catherine of Aragon; May 19 – Anne Boleyn; May 26 – Jane Seymour; June 2 – Anne of Cleves; June 9 – Catherine Howard; and June 16 – Catherine Parr  -   Join us in the Parish Hall on May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, and 16.

AN INVITATION TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF CALVARY PARISH FROM THE REV. AMJAD SAMUEL to his installation as Rector of St. Paul’s, Shelton, CT, on Thursday, May 28th at 7 p.m.  Please RSVP to  Many of you will remember Amjad and his dear wife, Mollie.  Amjad was called to Calvary as a part-time Minister for Christian Formation in 2008 while he completed his studies for Ordination.  His Ordination at Calvary in 2009 was an especially joyous occasion in the life of our Parish, and he served us faithfully in the position of Assistant Clergy through the Fall of 2010 when he accepted an Assistant Clergy position in Akron, Ohio.  Please keep him and Mollie in your prayers as they enter on this new journey together.  Belinda de Kay, Sr. Warden.

THE PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER’S EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY is most in need of broth (chicken or beef – we need lots), clam chowder, baked beans (much requested – we never have enough), canned whole potatoes (much requested), canned chicken and canned ham, canned corn beef hash, canned chili, canned fruit (pineapple is very popular), and if you’re able to bring meat items to be frozen, they need hot dogs, chicken, and hamburger.  Many thanks for helping to feed your neighbors.  Vicki Anderson - 860-599-3285 x14 or

HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER:  Even with spring in the air, blankets or sleeping bags are still needed by the Homeless Hospitality Center!  I’m told that the need continues throughout the spring and summer; if you have no home, a covering when sleeping outside is always appreciated!  Drop your donations in the church or church office any time, and they will be delivered to the Homeless Hospitality Center. If you have any questions, contact Phyllis in the office at 860-535-1181 or at Thank you for helping to keep someone warm.

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.  May 24 is still open!  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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