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by the Rev. Paul McLain


This week, I met a young woman who is a very talented singer, actress, and music teacher. She has done phenomenal work in the music and arts communities of Chicago and New Orleans, and even appeared in the movie “Pitch Perfect.” She decided to move back to her hometown of Memphis last year in hopes

Aloha, Pentecost!

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones


Since we have just celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, I’m thinking about spirit-filled people, particularly my beloved friend Margaret Wright Jones, known simply as ‘Be’.


In Knoxville, Tennessee, where we both lived, Be was a brilliant, eccentric, creative woman, the life of every party she attended – and she attended many.  But

Great Hall weavings find new home

by David Lusk


EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER, the monumental weavings by Henry Easterwood that have graced the Great Hall for a number of years, are heading to another location. Those artworks – for some contemplative mid-century masterworks and for others abstract rugs on the wall – filled our narrow and soaring spaces in a dramatic manner. Easterwood’s quartet will soon

Decisions, Decisions

by the Rev. Scott Walters


In a few weeks, our daughter Kate will graduate from college, and she’ll have some decisions to make. When I was her age my biggest decisions were about not entering the workforce in any way that actually required the expensive college degree I’d recently acquired. Decisions that also left time for a few

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New Guidelines for Gathering

First of all, thank you. Thank you for the way you have adapted and engaged in new ways and created new possibilities for ministry and prayer and connection during this pandemic year that disrupted almost every aspect of our lives.

The CDC’s recent release of updated guidelines, which were affirmed in our bishop’s announcement, gives more

This week’s e-Pistle

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No Longer Servants, but Friends

by the Rev. Paul McLain


I have learned that it is important that I not only honor my mom on Mother’s Day but also honor my mother-in-law. Ruthie’s mom Darlene grew up in Weippe, Idaho, a small town where the Nez Perce Indians saved the starving Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805. Darlene is part Cherokee, proud of her Indian

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Gleaming Cracks of New Creation

by the Rev. Scott Walters


Five centuries or so ago in Japan, a tea master named Yusai Hosokawa was preparing tea for a warlord when a servant dropped an invaluable vessel. The piece broke into five pieces and the warlord raised his hand to punish the servant, but Yusai intervened by singing an improvisation on an ancient romance

Evensong: Sunday, May 2

With our new assistant organist, Dr. Brian Campbell, and as a group fully vaccinated (more than two weeks past our final doses), the Calvary Choir is delighted to offer a live stream service of Choral Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. In a bittersweet staff transition, our associate rector, Amber Carswell, will preside as officiant on her

The Good Landlord

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones


For the past twenty-five summers, we have had the same landlord on the coast of Maine: Charles W. H. Dodge, a native son of Maine known to one and all as Charlie.


Frank and I have rented two different houses from Charlie Dodge: The Captain’s Cottage, where we spent twenty summers, and The Playhouse, where we