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Getting to know the Rev. J. Scott Walters

The Rev. Scott Walters and his family will be at Calvary on Sunday, July 9. Take a moment to get to know Scott a little better.    What is your favorite food? Ardelle's molasses cookies.    If you weren't a priest, what would you do? I honestly have no idea. But it occurs to me that if there's a common thread in my odd vocational life, it's a preference for jobs that have existed for a long, long time. So I guess that rules out software... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, June 26, 2017

Son of Encouragement

by the Rev. Paul McLain A spiritual practice I find helpful and recommend is selecting a particular saint who serves as a guide to help inform and deepen your journey in Christ. I found such a saint in Barnabas, whose feast day is June 11. His name means “son of encouragement.” He became my chosen saint several years ago when a mentor priest asked me to give the announcements for the first time at the parish where we were serving. After the service, I asked him how I did. He... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, June 19, 2017

Ministry Spotlight: Communion of Saints

by Elizabeth Crosby Calvary friends sometimes ask why I like serving as a Eucharistic Minister . I usually just quip that it’s like being an acolyte—only so much easier—and I adored being an acolyte at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, where I grew up. The longer answer, though, which is also why I loved being an acolyte, is that as an EM I get to experience everything going on in the service up close. I can smell the flowers; I can feel the air conditioning... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, June 12, 2017

Being Known

by Scott Walters, Rector Among the bad habits my parents attempted to undo in my brother and me (mostly me, to be honest) was overuse of the phrase “I know.” For a time it was the readiest answer I had for almost anything.  “Scott, it’s time for dinner.”  “I know.”  “Scott, please take out the garbage.”  “I know.”  “Scott, Grandma got drafted by St. Louis in the fourth round as a... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Monday, June 5, 2017