7:30 am Community Breakfast Blessing
Year-round, Calvary volunteers prepare and serve a hot breakfast to approximately 200 homeless persons in our community. A member of our clergy team leads everyone in prayer before the breakfast. Volunteers are always welcome.
8:00 am Traditional Eucharist
This service features more traditional "Elizabethan" language in a quiet and intimate setting. This service ends before 8:45 a.m. and many of the early morning worshipers gather for the parish breakfast which follows in the Mural Room.
10:00 am Eucharist with Children's Chapel
Using more contemporary language, this service attracts a congregation that includes many families with young children. The liturgy is an upbeat celebration of the Eucharist. During the Song of Praise, children age 3 through 1st grade are invited to follow the acolytes from the church to Children's Chapel, a special version of the Liturgy of the Word. Children are escorted back into church in time to join their families for the passing of the Peace and Holy Communion. The Calvary Choir leads the congregation in a mixture of traditional and contemporary music with occasional help from the Boys and Girls Choir and the Calvary Ringers handbell choir. After the service, Christian formation for all ages is offered.
written by our clergy in 2013
Leader: Let us pray.
The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Beloved and almighty God: you create all things and see that they are good,
You give your Son, Jesus Christ, and inspire us through His words and deeds,
You strengthen us through the Holy Spirit and challenge us to recognize your presence in others and the world around us.
We thank you for our many blessings.
We thank you for the wonder of life.
We thank you for loving us.
We pray for our families and friends,
We pray for Memphis and her leaders,
for our neighborhoods and those who live there,
We pray for your Church and world:
Intercessions are invited. After a moment of silence, the leader says, “Continuing together...”
We thank you for your dreams for us and our call to share
in your work.
We fall short, so we desire
to be reconciled with you and each other.
Guide us, O, Holy Spirit.
Help us to always remember
that you journey with us and we are never alone.
May we walk in love, keep the feast, and know your peace.
After a moment of silence, the leader says, “Continuing together...”
We lift up our prayers, our fears, and our hopes to you, as we pray in the words Jesus taught us:
The Lord’s Prayer is said in unison.