Announcements for 10/18/15
The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for all the blessings of this life, by Lucy & Jimmy Hall.
The Sanctuary Candle is given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for our grandchildren David & Caroline Cooper, by Eve & Charlie Hall.
Name Tags are Important – Not everyone knows your name, so please wear your name tag. If you’ve misplaced it or have never gotten one, put your name on the clipboard by the guest book, and we’ll make you one.
The Ministry of Healing – Prayer ministers will be available in the Chapel during Communion and will remain there after the service to pray with you about whatever is on your heart.
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. For children in church, please pick up a cloth activity from the back pew.
Stewardship – Please stop off in the Old Well Hall to pick up your Stewardship envelope after the service. They will also be available in the parish office during regular weekday hours. Although those not picked up will be mailed, please save us a stamp and take yours today. We ask that you read over the pamphlet and prayerfully consider your Estimate of Giving, put it in the envelope provided and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.
Vestry Elections – Today during both services, suggestion sheets will be supplied so that you may write the name(s) of those you think would be good members of the Vestry. Don’t worry about eligibility or getting permission. You may also write your own name, if you feel called to do so. The the Nominating Committee will check the willingness and eligibility of potential candidates.
Calvary’s Kids Club will meet today at 3:00 p.m. to continue our conversation about Saints as we approach All Saints Day.
Food Pantry Benefit Concert at Calvary – Today at 4:00 p.m. in the Choir Room, the PB & J Trio. Bring Peanut Butter for an afternoon of Jazz. Kevin Jeter, vocals; Paul Jason, piano; and Leo Bjorlie, bass. Familiar and new tunes from American songbook and Broadway. Canned items and monetary donations also gratefully accepted.
Centering Prayer – This contemplative gathering meets at noon on Tuesdays in the library. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday Eucharist & Healing Service – Parishioners gather in the choir stalls each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for healing prayers and Eucharist. This is a peaceful way to give thanks. Please join us.
Calvary Crafters meet at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday. All are welcome to join us for crafts, lunch, and fun (we have way too much fun). Come see!
Lectio Divina meets in the library on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. Please join us.
Food & Formation – This Wednesday, we will host Pumpkin Carving – an Intergenerational Evening for all – young and old – to show their talents at creating a jack-o-lantern. If you’d like us to buy a pumpkin for you, sign up in the Old Well Hall; otherwise you can bring your own. Pumpkins will cost no more than $5.00. We’ll have all the necessary tools for carving on hand, as well as paint if you prefer to paint a face on your pumpkin. Future Food & Formation programs include Frederick Buekner’s video, Faces of Faith, followed by discussion on October 28, and Synopsis of the Gospel of John, by Dr. Claude Stewart on November 4 & 11; and Advent Hymns, led by Phil Dettra, Anne Rodgers, and Elena Diana Miller on November 18. We will take a break for Thanksgiving on November 25. Sign up for the meal before noon on Tuesday. Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30.
Food & Formation prep and clean-up are an important part of our Wednesday evenings. Help us out – please check the schedule and choose an empty time slot.
How to love this World; Words of Planetary Justice. Saturday, October 24 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Calvary. This workshop will be led by Carol Bjorlie, an accomplished author and poet. Participants will read, witness Calvary’s magnificent trees, and wonder together over God’s largest book, Mother Nature. Participants may chose to sketch, photograph, or write in response. Bring a lunch. Fruit and dessert provided. $20, Calvary members $5.
EYC will meet next Sunday, October 25, for lunch at 12:15. Bob Robbins will present a program on a weekend Group Camp tentatively scheduled for next summer. Join us to find out if this is an experience in which you might like to participate.
Calvary’s Lunch Bunch – The first gathering of Calvary’s Lunch Bunch was a resounding success! We all loved the food and ambience at Mountain Pie Company. We will meet there again on Friday, November 13 at 11:30 a.m. Contact Anne Rodgers or Glenda Davis if you plan to come, as we need to make reservations by the Wednesday before. Hope to see you there!
Men’s BBQ – Saturday, November 7, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m. Music provided by Whitewater Bluegrass Company 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Adults $10.00; Children 12 and under $6.00. Bring your friends and neighbors and join us!
Automated External Defibrillator – The American Heart Association has recommended that automated external defibrillator (AED) units be placed in schools, malls, parks and other areas where the public meet and gather. The Health Ministry Committee is going to purchase a unit to have on hand if such an emergency should occur, and is asking for donations. The cost for an AED and the storage cabinet is $1,500. We have raised $700 thus far, so we’re almost half way! Please consider making a donation for this life-saving device. Please make checks payable to Calvary Church, with AED in the memo line.
A Note about Pat Metzler – We have all lost a dear friend, Daughter and faithful Christian, though we rejoice with Pat in her fuller life in God. Her children want to hold her Memorial service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1. More information will be available as plans are finalized.
Senior High Fall Conference will be held at Valle Crucis Center October 30 – November 1. The theme is Fears and Insecurities. The cost for the weekend is $100.00. You may register online or see Jill for an application.
Habitat for Humanity – Episcopal House XI – Construction of the eleventh Episcopal House is moving along. Thank you to all the volunteers who have signed up to help on the jobsite and everyone who has made donations to help raise funds to build the house. We are still accepting donations. Please help Calvary raise $3000 towards the $55,000 needed. Make checks payable to Calvary and put “for Episcopal House XI” in the memo line. Checks can be placed in the Sunday collection plate or given to the church office. If you have questions please call Beth Lifka 828-775-1960.
New Coffee Hour Sign-up Sheet – Check your calendars to see when you or your group might be able to help with Sunday morning coffee hours. A schedule for the next three months is available. This is an important ministry that provides an opportunity to meet newcomers and greet each other.
Food Pantry Update – The Food Pantry provided food for 493 households made up of 1,724 individuals in September. On Saturday, October 10, we held a thank you and recognition luncheon for our volunteers. Those who were able to be there enjoyed a three course luncheon, and the opportunity to meet and chat with each other in a relaxed manner. Those who could not make it – we appreciate you all, and hope you can make the next one. Thank you to all who continue to make this work.