Dwelling in the Word

by the Rev. Katherine Bush


Dwell is one of my favorite words. It sounds a little old-fashioned, or maybe like a word from a fairy tale, conjuring a hidden home in the woods. In the Bible, it’s repeated all the way through from dwelling in tents to sparrows dwelling near the altar to Christ dwelling in the world


by the Rev. Mimsy Jones


Do you know about the Merlin app?  If not, I have a wonderful tip for you.  Merlin is a free global bird guide for birds in the US, Canada, and Europe, the perfect companion for summer travels as well as staycations.   I learned about it this spring from my friend Barbara, a seasoned naturalist.


Here’s how

The Pit and the Wings

by the Rev. Paul McLain


In our Praying the Psalms class on Sunday mornings, we have discussed two of the images often depicted in the Psalms – the pit and the wings. The pit is the place in which people are put to render them null and void. It is the place where we are reduced to powerlessness. It is

Stolen Truck with Organ Pipes Found

Calvary received a call from the police Tuesday morning to tell us that the stolen truck had been located on a residential street in Raleigh! Rector Scott Walters and Organist-Choirmaster Kristin Lensch raced (while obeying speed limit laws, we are sure) to the scene and discovered that most of our organ pipes were still located inside the truck.


While a

Historic Organ Pipes Stolen from Calvary Church

Memphis, Tenn., May 15, 2023 – Sometime during the night or early morning of May 13-14, a 26-foot yellow Penske moving truck, license plate T65589 MA, loaded with around 2,000 historic organ pipes was stolen from Calvary Episcopal Church.


The pipes, which are original to the 1935 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Calvary, were loaded onto the truck last week to travel


by the Rev. Scott Walters


Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word flourish. This morning, I finished up a stool I made with a scrap of cyprus, the last bit of several thick planks I retrieved from my friend Robert’s shop on South Main before he sold it to a developer and moved to Franklin. The board was pretty

Calvary Seeks Nursery Caregiver

Calvary Episcopal Church is seeking a caring and nurturing individual to join our nursery team and work on Sunday mornings from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Additional childcare opportunities may become available as we continue to expand our program offerings.

Learn more here.

Switching Knobs and Levers

from Dr. Kristin Lensch, Calvary’s Organist-Choirmaster:

We wish Brian Campbell friendly skies as he leaves Calvary to pull and flip a different set of knobs and levers. He will pursue a full-time career as a pilot with SkyWest Airlines this month. Sunday, May 14, will be his last Sunday.

I am grateful for his two years with us, assisting

‘The Harshest Winter Finds in us An Invincible Spring’

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones


These words, attributed to Albert Camus, the Algerian-born French philosopher, author, journalist, and recipient of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize in Literature, have seen me through many a ‘harsh winter.’


I first read them on a small scroll hanging in a bookstore, and since the scroll was for sale, I bought it and nailed it on

Believing Impossible Things

by the Rev. Katherine Bush


Hanging in my office is an icon of Mary Magdelene holding a red egg. I love it. Partly because for years my mom participated in an annual icon-writing workshop at Holy Communion, and this icon is a gift from that class. Also, Mary