Jan 28 2015

This Week’s Notes for January 25th

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Calvary Music School Now Enrolling!

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.









Our Annual Report for 2014 is available on our web site at calvary-stonington.org


ACOLYTE TRAINING, fellowship, and PIZZA!  Acolytes are a very important part of the worship at Calvary.  Children aged 10 and older are needed to join our dedicated team of acolytes.  Please join Father Alfred and Deb Burgess on Feb. 1st after the 10:00 service for pizza, information, and training.  For information, contact Deb Burgess at debbgs@gmail.com or 860-608-8237.

UGANDA MISSION TEAM BRACELET PROJECT – You are a generous group of supporters!  Only 19 bracelets are left in the basket, and a new order has been placed.  The women are back in their sewing circle making bracelets that fit our request; more bracelets will be leather-backed with a design and larger for the men who have requested them.  We have also ordered cow bone bracelets – a real hit on our first day of sales.  There are 5 men who purchased the bracelets for themselves!  Our hope is that all will purchase and wear a bracelet to church.  We will be in the Parish Hall after the service.  Karen McGee, Liefe Wheeler, Vianna McGugan, and the Calvary Uganda Mission Team.

It’s a new year, and there are lots of hungry people to feed at the WARM SHELTER.  We need people to sign up to provide meals for the following months:  August 19, November 18, and December 17.  Please let me know if you can help.  Candy Sanford (860-535-3399) or cdsanford@sbcglobal.net.

Calvary Music School presents THE STONINGTON MADRIGAL SINGERS & RECORDER CONSORT in a Valentine’s Day concert of renaissance love song madrigals.  The songs from 16th and 17th century England, France, Italy, and Spain show many aspects of love – flirting, courting, fidelity, bawdy love – even infidelity.  Bring your sweetheart to the La Grua Center on Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary glass of wine and dessert and coffee.  Seating is limited, so buy your tickets in advance by calling Calvary Music School at 860-535-3631.  Deb Burgess will be selling tickets after the 10:00 service.

HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER:  With these record-breaking low temperatures, blankets are needed more than ever.  More blankets came in last week as well as two sleeping bags (another great idea that is very much appreciated)!  Please donate any clean, gently-used or new blankets or sleeping bags to the homeless in New London.  Drop your donations in the church or church office any time.  If you have any questions, contact Phyllis in the office at 860-535-1181 or at calvchurch@aol.com.  Thank you for helping to keep someone warm on these frigid nights.

2015 CALVARY CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED.  Please help yourself to a copy in the back of the church.

2015 GIVING ENVELOPES are in the back of the church.  If you have requested envelopes, please pick up your box at your convenience.

WOULD YOU LIKE A SIMPLE WAY TO HAVE AMAZON HELP SUPPORT CALVARY’S OUTREACH PROGRAMS?  If so, sign up to Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice at no extra cost to you for purchases you are already making.  Amazon Smile uses your current Amazon account, so your shopping cart, wish lists, and other account settings are the same.  Here is how to sign up.

        Go to smile.amazon.com

Sign in to your regular Amazon account.  You will need your email address and your Amazon password.

In the top left portion of the screen (just to the right of the “amazon smile” logo) there is a field for choosing and supporting your charitable organization.  Click on the “Supporting” field.

On the next screen you are able to “pick your own charitable organization”, please type in “Calvary Episcopal Church Stonington, CT” and then click the “Search” button.

Calvary Episcopal Church Stonington, CT will be in the results section.  You just need to click the “Select” button.  Once selected, Amazon will return you to their main page and give you a quick thank you message.

Amazon Smile donations are generally transferred approximately 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

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 African Americans:  Many Rivers to Cross:  Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts African-American history in full, exploring a range of cultural, religious and social perspectives - in honor of Black History Month.  Join us on February 3rd, 10th, and 17th  in the Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m.

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.

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.  We now have a new sign-up posted for 2015!  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.

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#.

Several people have recently asked for the Rev. Emily & Stephen Lloyd’s new address:  it is – 575 Grand St., Apt. E-1801, New York, NY   10002.



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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