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Calvary Receives Tommy Pacello Placemaking Fellowship Funds

Tommy Pacello Placemaking Fellowship Funds Five Placemaking Organizations in First Year
Calvary in Memphis among inaugural recipients


Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2023 – The organizers of the Tommy Pacello Placemaking Fellowship today announced its inaugural recipients.


Leaders from Calvary Episcopal Church (Memphis, TN); CNU + Miami; BikeWalk Provo (Provo, UT); Spring In Our Steps (Cincinnati, OH); and Uptown

The December Mailbox

by the Rev. Katherine Bush


I love the mailbox. I loved the mailbox in my childhood home: a box with a door on both sides built into the thick wall next to the front door. The mail carrier slid everything in from the outside, and we opened it from the inside – turning a little latch to a

This week’s e-Pistle

The e-Pistle is Calvary’s weekly e-newsletter, where you can learn of news, events, and ways to serve through Calvary Episcopal Church. Subscribe here.

Thankful for Helen and Eutha

by the Rev. Paul McLain


‘I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.’ – Ephesians 1:16


During these days when our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, Ruthie and I are especially thankful for two people who were very formative in our journey. They were our Sunday School teachers when we were children, Helen Wall


by the Rev. Mimsy Jones


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you,” Jesus said to the disciples at their last meal together. For most of us, peace has come to mean the absence of major wars, but in Hebrew, the word for peace is Shalom, meaning Fullness, Harmony, Wholeness.


The volatile situation in the Middle East continues

Organ Restoration Update

by Dr. Kristin Lensch


After five months of work on the organ restoration, I’m delighted to offer an update on its progress. 


First, I can assure you that every pipe was recovered from the horrifying theft we experienced in May. Some of them were badly damaged but can be repaired and brought back to their original state.

Catching Grace

by the Rev. Katherine Bush


One of my all-time favorite authors is Annie Dillard, and I am loving spending a few weeks this November discussing some of her essays in Teaching a Stone to Talk. One of the earliest offerings that I gleaned from reading her books was this relatively straightforward quotation, “We catch

Vestry Elections on Sunday, November 19

Identifying candidates to serve on the vestry, the governing board of the parish, is one of the most important tasks of our parish community. Members of the vestry act as agents of the parish in all matters involving parish property and assets and assist the parish in its planning and in leadership. A candidate for the vestry

Barney Elam

Providing Light and Hope

by Marshall (Barney) Elam, Calvary Choir Bass


On Sunday, Nov. 5, the choirs of Calvary and Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal churches will join voices at Grace-St. Luke’s to present a Eucharist incorporating Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem for solo baritone, mezzo-soprano, mixed choir, and organ. The service will begin at 5 p.m. Dr. Kristin Lensch, Calvary’s organist-choirmaster,

Receive the Day

by the Rev. Paul McLain


In June, I learned of the death of a friend and mentor, the Rev. Nicolette Papanek. Nicolette taught me much about how to appreciate God and God’s creation. She was a quilter, both with fabrics and words. She had a gift for weaving disparate patches of cloth and ideas into a unified vision that brought