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22 May 2015 Announcements

Having trouble hearing? Ask a greeter for a listening device.

Gluten-free communion wafers are available on request.

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Gene Bissell, by Judy Bissell.

The Sanctuary Candle is given to the glory of God and in celebration of my grandchildren Derek & Danielle Owen, by Jo Wicker.

The Ministry of Healing – Prayer ministers will be in the chapel during the Holy Eucharist and after the service.

For the children: A Nursery is available for infants and toddlers under three. Children’s Chapel is held at 10:15 for those four years old through fifth grade who would like to participate.

Holy Baptism – Today, through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome Kimarie & Carson Borden, children of Jennifer Borden, and Olivia Busta, daughter of Elizabeth & Joel Busta and granddaughter of Barbara & Bill Muller.

The Parish Office will be closed tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day.

Food & Formation – Join us on Wednesday for dinner and the last event of the season: a fun evening of contra dancing lead by Beth Gunn, an outstanding teacher and caller. If you want to come to dinner, please call the church office by Tuesday noon. The dinner line opens at 5:45 to make time for fellowship. You may also come at 6:30 just for the program.

The Healing Prayer Ministry Team will meet in the library on Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m.

The Calvary Book Club will meet on Friday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Baabal’s in Fletcher. We will be discussing Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline. This best selling novel about a chapter in our history is available in the public library. All are welcome to join us in sharing food, fellowship, faith and fiction! We meet in a cozy room that feels like eating at Grandma’s house.

A Sabbath Circle will be held on May 29, 6:00 p.m. at the home of Dorothy and David Sneddon. The Sabbath Circle is designed to offer an opportunity for Calvary members and their friends to gather in a small group for fellowship and worship together. Like our Jewish friends who begin Sabbath on Friday evening, we choose this time to relax at the end of the work week in the context of home and friends. We begin with a Pot Luck supper and then gather in a circle (or something like a circle) for Scripture reading, reflection together and an informal Eucharist. Come and join us at the Sneddon’s beautiful horse farm and home in Fairview. Please call Dorothy at 828-415-2416 if you plan to come and she will send driving directions.

The Appreciation Event for Father Vic is fast approaching on Sunday, May 31 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP as soon as possible for helping with set-up, clean-up and food. Also, the Program Committee would appreciate any pictures that you have of Vic during his years of ministry in the parish. Sign-up sheets are in the Old Well Hall or you can call the office at 684-6266.

Celtic Concert at Calvary – Sunday, June 14 – 4:00 p.m. Presenting Violinist Asha Noorullah. Join us to hear this talented young musician who is about to embark on a semester-long study-abroad program in Ireland. Asha will study traditional Irish music and attend high school in the Emerald Isle. Your donation will support her in this venture. Irish refreshments will follow.

VBS –The date has been set for Vacation Bible School – July 27 – 31. Come Journey through the Wardrobe to find Aslan. If you would like to help with this program, please contact Michelle Fountain – 684-7528 or Jill Meares – 684-6266.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – If you are a veteran coffee hour host, consider asking someone who may not have signed up as yet to experience providing snacks after our services. This is one of the most important ministries at Calvary. This fellowship time allows us to connect and reconnect with our parish community as well as welcome newcomers. Sign up on the clipboard in the Old Well Hall.

Food Pantry – Thanks to your support, the Calvary Food Pantry was able to help provide food for 123 families and 443 clients on May 16. We couldn’t help feed all those folks without your contributions of food, toiletries and volunteers. The Food Pantry is a beacon of light to those struggling and in need of a helping hand. We can always use canned meats, cereal, coffee, tea, sugar and toiletries. (and your help on a Saturday!) God bless you for your generosity.

10 May 2015 Announcements

Having trouble hearing? Ask a greeter for a listening device.

Gluten-free communion wafers are available on request.

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of our 27th wedding anniversary by Guy & Suzanne Kirby.

The Sanctuary Candle is given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for 40 years of marriage, by Glenda & Andy Davis.

The Ministry of Healing – Prayer ministers will be in the chapel during the Holy Eucharist and after the service.

For the children: A Nursery is available for infants and toddlers under three. Children’s Chapel is held at 10:15 for those four years old through fifth grade who would like to participate.

EfM Graduation – During the 10:30 service today, Beth Lifka, Chris Lifka, Callie Otten, and Jo Wicker will receive certificates for the completion of the four-year program of theological education for ministry by extension from the School of Theology at the University of the South. They have devoted themselves to four years of intensive study and reflection on the Christian life.

Taizé Worship Tonight at 6:00 p.m. The worship of Taizé is quiet and reflective with brief readings and simple chants which are easy to sing. Fr. Vic will celebrate the Holy Eucharist this evening. Please join us.

St. Anne’s Guild May Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commons Room. We will have Bible Study led by Fr. Vic, followed by a short business meeting and lunch. Please bring a sandwich and join us. Dessert and coffee will be provided.

Food & Formation – Join us this Wednesday for dinner and program. Nathan Johnson from the Council on Aging will be the speaker for the evening, addressing among other things housing needs. On May 20, Jacque Combs, a social worker in mental health will discuss the mental health needs of those we serve. If you wish to come to Wednesday dinner, please call the church office by Tuesday noon.

Side by Side Singing – Calvary has been pleased to host the Side-by-Side singing group. Please help us out for one more week by providing cookies or fruit or setup. Sign-up sheet is in the Old Well Hall.

Calvary’s Kids Club will meet next Sunday, May 17. We will continue to work on projects for our homebound parishioners. Come join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. This group welcomes children who are 4 years old through fifth grade. Adults, if you would like to help with this group, contact Jill Meares at 684-6266.

The Calvary Book Club will meet Friday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Baabal’s in Fletcher. We will be discussing Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline. This best selling novel about a chapter in our history is available in the public library. All are welcome to join us in sharing food, fellowship, faith and fiction! We meet in a cozy room that feels like eating at Grandma’s house.

A Sabbath Circle will be held on May 29, 6:00 p.m. at the home of Dorothy and David Sneddon. The Sabbath Circle is designed to offer an opportunity for Calvary members and their friends to gather in a small group for fellowship and worship together. Like our Jewish friends who begin Sabbath on Friday evening, we choose this time to relax at the end of the work week in the context of home and friends. We begin with a Pot Luck supper and then gather in a circle (or something like a circle) for Scripture reading, reflection together and an informal Eucharist. Come and join us at the Sneddon’s beautiful horse farm and home in Fairview. Please call Dorothy at 828-415-2416 if you plan to come and she will send driving directions.

Appreciation Event – Our Celebration reception for Father Vic is fast approaching on Sunday, May 31 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. It will help the Planning Committee if you would RSVP and sign up as soon as possible for helping with set-up, clean-up and if you will be bringing food. Also, the Program Committee would appreciate any pictures that you have of Vic during his years of ministry in the parish. Sign-up sheets are in the Old Well Hall or you can call the office at 684-6266.

The Bulletin Board near the Parish Hall has been looking tired, so we have redesigned it so that Calvary events and information are more clearly visible. If you have new material to be added, please give it to Anne Spruance and she will find a suitable space. Flyers, etc., for events or services in the community may be left on the table below in the containers provided but will be removed in a timely fashion. We want this area to be a welcoming feature of our life together.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed – A schedule is available for coffee hour hosts. This is one of the most important ministries at Calvary. This fellowship time allows us to connect and reconnect with our parish community as well as welcome newcomers. Consider taking part in this important ministry. If you are a veteran coffee hour host, consider asking someone who may not have signed up as yet to experience providing snacks after our services. Sign up on the clipboard in the Old Well Hall.

VBS –The date has been set for Vacation Bible School – July 27 – 31. Please mark this on you calendar. If you would like to help with this program, please contact Michelle Fountain – 684-2343 or Jill Meares – 684-6266.

Update from the Labyrinth Committee – Many thanks to Kim Potthoff, Leo & Carol Bjorlie, Carol Romine, Ted Hill, Godfrey Soukup, and Jo Miller. We were a small but mighty team. We made good progress on the perennial garden, as well as distributing and setting flagstone. The next work day will be on Sunday May 17 at 3:00 p.m. If you are able /willing to help, please sign up in the Old Well Hall or contact Jo Miller at jo@miller-webster.com or 667-1864 to be put on the email list.

Diocesan Camp Henry Day – Thank you to all who contributed to the campership fund last Sunday. The camp policy states that no child will be denied the opportunity to attend camp because of cost. Your gifts may help a child have an experience in a loving, Christian focused week at camp.

3 May 2015 – Sunday Announcements

Announcements for Sunday, May 3, 2015

Having trouble hearing the service? Ask a greeter for a listening device.

Gluten-free communion wafers are available on request.

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Ed Hartke and Andrew William Hartke, by Peggy Hartke.

The Sanctuary Candle is given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the birthday of Nicholas Meares, by Jill Meares.

For the children: A Nursery is available for infants and toddlers under three.

Children’s Chapel is held at 10:15 for those four years old through fifth grade who would like to participate.

Diocesan Camp Henry Day - May 3 has been designated as Camp Henry Day throughout the diocese. Youth who have attended camp will provide refreshments at coffee hour and will be available to talk with you about their experiences as campers. Look for the folk in Camp Henry shirts. Consider donating to the Camp Henry Scholarship Fund. The camp policy states that no child will be denied the opportunity to attend camp due to cost. Your gifts may help a child have an experience in a loving, Christian focused week at camp.

Book Club Women aged 25 – 40 – Join us today after church in the library. We will be discussing To Live Is Christ, by Beth Moore. Join us! You don’t have to have the book yet, This will be our first meeting to see who would be interested in participating. Call Jenn Hall at 768-2064 or Kelly Brown at 551-7941 for more information.

Calvary’s Kids Club will meet today. We will continue to work on our flower beds and projects for our homebound parishioners. Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. This group welcomes children who are 4 years old through fifth grade. Adults, if you would like to help with this group, contact Jill Meares at 684-6266.

Labyrinth Blitz Work Days – Today from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Monday May 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Tuesday May 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There will be three projects: 1) distributing the last load of flagstone; 2) setting in the flagstone; and 3) preparing the space for the perennial garden adjacent to the labyrinth. Now that the weather is nicer, let’s make some major progress on the labyrinth. Please sign up in the Old Well Hall for an hour or two to help. Many hands make light work. For further information or questions contact Jo Miller at 828-667-1864 or jo@miller-webster.com.

St. Anne’s Guild May Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commons Room. We will have Bible Study led by Fr. Vic, followed by a short business meeting and lunch. Please bring a sandwich and join us. Dessert and coffee will be provided.

Food & Formation – Join us this Wednesday for dinner and program. Brian Cole of the Haywood Street Ministries will present a program on ways to respond to the physical and spiritual needs of those whom we serve. If you are away on Sunday and wish to come to Wednesday dinner, please call the church office by Tuesday noon. It is important that we know how many people to prepare for. Remember, the dinner line opens at 5:45 to make time for fellowship. You may also come at 6:30 just for the program.

Side by Side Singing – Calvary is pleased to host the Side-by-Side singing group for a few more weeks. Please help us out by providing cookies or fruit or setup. Sign-up sheet is in the Old Well Hall.

Daughters of the King will meet next on May 7, at which time Fr. Vic will celebrate Eucharist to close the meeting.

VBS –The date has been set for Vacation Bible School – July 27 – 31. Please mark this on you calendar. If you would like to help with this program, please contact Michelle Fountain – 684-2343 or Jill Meares – 684-6266.

The next Sabbath Circle will be on May 29, 6:00 p.m. at the home of Dorothy and David Sneddon. The Sabbath Circle is designed to offer an opportunity for Calvary members and their friends to gather in a small group for fellowship and worship together. Like our Jewish friends who begin Sabbath on Friday evening we choose this time to relax at the end of the work week in the context of home and friends. We begin with a Pot Luck supper and then gather in a circle (or something like a circle) for Scripture reading, reflection together and an informal Eucharist. Come and join us at the Sneddon’s beautiful horse farm and home in Fairview. Please call Dorothy at 828-415-2416 if you plan to come and she will send driving directions.

The Bulletin Board near the Parish Hall has been looking tired and we have redesigned it so that CALVARY events and information are more clearly visible. If you have new material to be added, please give it to Anne Spruance and she will find a suitable space. Flyers, etc., for events or services in the community may be left on the table below in the containers provided but will be removed in a timely fashion. We want this area to be a welcoming feature of our life together.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed - A schedule is available for coffee hour hosts. This is one of the most important ministries at Calvary. This fellowship time allows us to connect and reconnect with our parish community as well as welcome newcomers. Consider taking part in this important ministry. If you are a veteran coffee hour host, consider asking someone who may not have signed up as yet to experience providing snacks after our services. Check your calendar and sign up on the clipboard in the Old Well Hall.

We Might Have Your Dishes – Please check the church kitchen to see if any of your serving pieces are there. We have lots of dishes that are anxious to go back home with you.

Food Pantry

** On April 25, we provided food for 113 families made up of 394 individuals.

** Donations of bar soap, toothpaste, and canned meat (other than beef stew) would be much appreciated.

** Prayer Squares – Many thanks to the people who are knitting the little squares for Food Pantry clients. They have been a huge hit! Please keep them coming.

Benedictine Day – 25 April 2015

Benedictine Day  - 25 April 2015

Benedictine Day – 25 April 2015

Benedictine Day 4/25/15
Calvary Episcopal Church, Diocese of Western North Carolina
Theme:  Religious Christian Communities in the Episcopal Church
Presenters (from left to right):
Br. John Huebner, CG (Community of the Gospel)
Rev. Dr. Elizabeth J. Canham
Companion Noel Schwartz (Rivendell Community)
Rev. Ray Escott (Companions of St. Luke- Benedictines)

Benedictine Day – 25 April 2015

Benedictine Day – April 25th at Calvary

The focus for this Benedictine Day will be on the dispersed religious Christian Communities in the church today. In these communities there are no restrictions concerning age, celibacy, or residency. Time will be given to questions, prayer, silence, and a sharing of the Holy Eucharist. Sessions will be led by Brother John Huebner (Community of the Gospel), Companion Noel Schwartz (The Rivendell Community), and Deacon Ray Escott (Companions of St. Luke-Benedictines) and the Rev. Elizabeth Canham. All communities represented are recognized by the25 April Benedictine day House of Bishops and are members of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Communities.

Coffee and registration will begin at 10.30 a.m. with the program starting at 11:00.

Please bring a bag lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.

Call the church at 684-6266 to register (or sign up in the Old Well Hall.) $5 for Calvary members.