Weekly Prayer Schedule at Calvary
Morning Prayer at 10 a.m.*
Evening Prayers at 6 p.m.
Looking for another safe and secure way to gather in person for prayer during this time of physical separation? The experts tell us that outdoors are the safest spaces for gathering. So, beginning on Sept. 13, join us for a simple, spoken service of Evening Prayer each Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Madison Avenue Pocket Park (across from the Brass Door). The readings and sermon each week will be those used at Sunday Morning Prayer. A limited number of chairs are available at the park, but feel free to bring your own, or bring a blanket to sit on. We can accommodate 20 households (physically distanced) at a time, so you’ll need to sign up in advance to make sure there’s room for all. We hope to see you there!
“Choral Evensong is a 45-min long peace-inducing church service in which the ‘song’ of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation–church members, agnostics and atheists alike.” (from choralevensong.org)
On Sunday, Sept. 6, you can join us at 5 p.m. for this traditional Anglican choral liturgy in Calvary’s nave or on Calvary’s FaceBook and YouTube pages. To sign up to worship in-person, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EACAE29A4FB6-return.
Early Morning Prayers at 6:30 a.m.*
Morning Prayer at 8 a.m.*
Compline at 8 p.m.*
Wednesday Noonday Prayer
Noonday Prayer is offered in-person in the Calvary chancel on Wednesdays and features a reflection by one of our priests. The church doors open at 11:45 and close at noon. It is not necessary to make a reservation. Distancing protocols are the same as for Sunday morning worship:
- Parishioners attending worship services in-person will be seated at least six feet from other households.
- All attendees will be asked to wear masks (one will be provided if you do not have one).
- Parishioners also will be asked to review the COVID-19 symptoms and to stay home if they have experienced any of the symptoms in the previous 24 hours or if they have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19.
We live-stream Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. every Sunday. You can access it here.
Weekday Morning Prayer and Compline
Morning Prayer and Compline are streamed live each weekday on our Facebook page. Morning Prayer begins at 8 a.m. and Compline begins at 8 p.m.
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Starting in August, the Rev. Amber Carswell will hold a four-week newcomers class for any and all, with two options for attendance: a Zoom class held entirely online or a small in-person gathering held outdoors at a safe distance. For more information, email Amber.
Grief Support Group Meets Online
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 group is facilitated by the Rev. Bill Kolb, former associate rector of Calvary with many years of experience in pastoral care and bereavement counseling. Those interested in receiving the Zoom link for the group are encouraged to contact Bill at 901-438-0751.
This podcast series features Lenten Preaching Series speakers and other faith leaders, authors, and creative thinkers around the world. Search for Calvary Episcopal Church on your favorite podcast app or go to calvarymemphis.org/podcast.
Gleanings: Formation Class with Scott Walters
Join an online conversation about faith, justice, empathy, prayer, and more each week with a small group. Conversation fodder will come from articles accessible online by authors from Barbara Brown Taylor to David Foster Wallace (and others who don’t use all three of their names). The Sunday class is full, but other groups may form if there is interest. Contact Scott Walters.
Zoom Bible Study | Tuesdays | 7 p.m.
The Rev. Amber Carswell is leading a study of the book of Exodus. The group meets on Zoom, so contact Amber, if you want to join this new way of being together. Jump in any time!
Caring for One Another
We know this can be a scary and anxious time and our pastoral care teams are still hard at work caring for all of us. If you or someone you know is in need of extra help, extra prayers, or just a phone call to check-in, contact the Rev. Paul McLain. And if you would like to volunteer to make grocery/pharmacy runs, phone calls, or send cards during this time, be sure to contact Paul.
- If you’re on Facebook, join Calvary Mondays-Fridays at 8 a.m. for Morning Prayer and at 8 p.m. for Compline.
- Phone calls, texts, or emails. Log in to Realm or email Ebet Peeples to have her email you a copy of the directory.
- Make a card (this is a great way to get kids involved!); send a card or note.
- FaceTime calls. This can actually be a way for a group to connect via video.
- Set up a Skype Account and make video calls for free! Skype only has a cost if you try to use it like a phone. All you need is a phone number and an email address to set up an account.
- Set up a Zoom Account and make group video calls for free up to 40 minutes.
- Google Duo and Hangouts can be used by anyone with a google account (Gmail). Duo is similar to Face time calls and hang outs is like a chat board.
- Marco Polo app – Download app, create video and then invite others to join you. Enables you to send video updates to contacts. Creates a “Marco Polo” effect because once one person sends an update in the group, it encourages others to send an update.