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.