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A Chorister’s Prayer

This piece is one that the Boys and Girls Choir worked on earlier this year before the pandemic, “A Chorister’s Prayer” by Bruce Neswick, the cathedral organist in Portland, OR. The text is written by Sir Sydney Nicholson, the founder of the Royal School of Church Music. It is the prayer with which we close every rehearsal, on Wednesday

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Apparent Vandalism to Forrest Slave Market Marker at Calvary Church

As some of you heard during our live-streamed worship service Sunday morning, when Ardelle, Kate, and I were leaving Calvary Saturday night, we discovered that the historical marker Calvary dedicated on April 4, 2018, had been vandalized.

The marker was the result of research by Timothy Huebner’s students at Rhodes College, with support from the National Parks Service. It tells

New Podcast Episode: A Conversation with Dr. Scott Morris

This conversation between the Rev. Scott Walters and Dr. Scott Morris is the latest in our podcast series with Lenten Preaching Series speakers and other faith leaders, authors, and creative thinkers around the world. Dr. Scott Morris describes himself as “a one-note guy” who focuses on the link between faith and health. He believes that to follow Jesus, Christians

Grief Support Group

The Grief Support Group offers healing and hope after the death of a loved one or another form of loss. This is done through mutual sharing in a small group setting. The group meets every other Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. over Zoom. The next meetings are July 16 and 30. The group is facilitated by the Rev.

New Podcast Episode with the Rev. Fletcher Harper

Looking for ways to create positive change in the world even during a pandemic? Look no further than this interview between Heidi Rupke and the Rev. Fletcher Harper, the latest in our series of Lenten Preaching Series podcasts highlighting the work of faith leaders, authors, and creative thinkers. The Rev. Fletcher Harper is an Episcopal priest and the executive

The SCOTUS Ruling

by the Rev. Amber Carswell

Last week, we celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision concerning protections for LGBT workers. This decision was personal, but not because I will receive any protection — churches, as you know, have our own metrics which are rightly independent of the state. It was personal because the issue of protections for

Homeless During the Pandemic

How Calvary Episcopal Church and the Hospitality Hub are Working Together 

by Susanne Darnell

Although I am a member of that group described as “vulnerable” who has been isolated here at Trezevant Manor since March 13, I want to share with you what I know about Calvary members and The Hospitality Hub staff serving the homeless in downtown Memphis. Learning this

Return to Calvary Update

The response to last week’s Return to Calvary survey was wonderful. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond.


What we learned is that some of us are ready to return to worship and some of us are not. This is very much to be expected. Please know that we are committed to continuing online live-stream worship indefinitely.

Senior Sunday

The Calvary Seniors Class of 2020: 
Davis Boeving
Sasha Clark
Zoe Hamblen
Mia Jones
Phoebe Lusk-Hussong
James Madden
Jacey Marshall
Duncan McLean
Lucy Patterson
Sophie Pauti
Maria Roudnev
Evvia Townley-Bakewell
Davis Boeving
Will be attending: University of Tennessee – Knoxville
“Calvary has provided many opportunities for me to be involved in church. I have enjoyed the loving-kindness of the people that I have gotten to know. It will be nice to always have a

Being Caring and Careful

by the Rev. Scott Walters


If the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it is that our lives are deeply interdependent. I am proud to be a part, along with our bishop, of a diverse group of interfaith leaders who speak as one, encouraging congregations to be caring, careful, and to go slow in their plans to reopen.


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