The Holy Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Both services follow Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. The 8:00 Eucharist is celebrated without music. The 10:30 service includes organ music, a full choir, congregational singing and occasionally children’s singing and guest instrumentalists. On the first and third Sundays of each month the Sacrament of Healing is offered at both services.
Wednesday Holy Eucharist & Healing is offered at 10:00 a.m. throughout the year. This is a small, very informal, “come as you are” service. We sit in the choir pews, up near the altar. On occasion, parishioners add their comments during the homily time! Very friendly and welcoming–please join us.
A Taizé Service is held on the second Sunday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The worship, modeled after the Taizé community in France, is quiet and reflective with brief readings and simple chants which are easy to sing. There is silence after each reading or chant, allowing the worshiper time for his or her own silent prayers and meditation. The church is lighted by candlelight, and icons help to draw worshipers into adoration. During the service, worshipers are invited to light a candle for any person or situation needing prayer; in this way they are surrounded by the Light of Christ. The service includes Holy Eucharist and healing.
Special Services are also offered throughout the year. Check our Calendar for updated schedules.
Opportunities for Ministry in Worship
Lector/Intercessor – Reads the Old or New Testament Lessons or leads the Prayers of the People during worship.
Lay Eucharistic Visitor – LEV’s take the sacrament from the Sunday morning service to parishioners who cannot attend due to temporary or prolonged illness or disability. Becoming a Lay Eucharistic Visitor requires a sense of call to this ministry and training. Lay Eucharistic Visitors are licensed by the Bishop at the request of the rector.
Greeter– Welcomes worshipers as they enter the nave, assists visitors and newcomers, distributes bulletins, assists with seating, collects the offering, and assists parishioners with getting to and from the communion rail. Teams are scheduled through the parish office. Both adults and teenagers are welcome to volunteer.
Acolytes – Serving as an acolyte is an ancient responsibility dating back to the earliest days of the church. Youth who are in 6th – 12th grade are eligible to serve. Acolytes assist by lighting the altar candles, carrying the processional crosses, torches, banners and flags, and assisting the priest throughout the service. On a typical Sunday at Calvary, seven acolytes serve at the 10:30 service. Adults are also needed for special services, such as during the week.
Altar Guild – Guild Members prepare the church and chapel for services held in the church, including regularly scheduled worship, as well as
weddings and funerals. They maintain all the altar metal-ware, linens, candles, and flowers. Two or three people work together as a team. Although Guild members traditionally were women, male Altar Guild members are more than welcome.
Healing Ministry – The Ministry of Healing is offered at both services on Sunday, at the Taizé service, on Wednesday mornings, and on most Saturdays at the Food Pantry.
If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, contact Lee Smith at 606-5658.
Taizé Committee – Help with set up and music for the Taizé Service which is held on the second Sunday of each month in the evening.
Labyrinth Committee – A labyrinth is in the process of being constructed and is expected to be completed by Spring 2016.