Weekly Prayer Schedule at Calvary
Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m.
This service is a traditional spoken service with a sermon and Holy Communion that includes organ music without singing. It offers a reflective and meditative mood appropriate to the early morning. The liturgy is Rite One from The Book of Common Prayer and retains much of the language used in the 1559 Elizabethan prayer book.
Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. with Children’s Chapel*
Calvary’s 10 a.m. service is Rite II Holy Eucharist. Children ages 3 through second grade are invited to follow the cross in procession to the St. Francis courtyard (weather permitting). We’ll have stories, songs, and prayers together before returning to the service at the Peace.
When receiving communion, both parishioners and priests are masked. People receive the sacrament (bread only) from a priest on their side of the church and return to their pews by way of the outside aisles. Communicants are asked to not unmask and consume the sacrament until they have distanced from the priest from whom they received it.
“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)
You can join us at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month, September-May, for this traditional Anglican choral liturgy on Calvary’s FaceBook and YouTube pages.
Morning Prayer at 8 a.m.*
Holy Eucharist at Noon
Holy Eucharist 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.
Compline at 8 p.m.*
Members of the Calvary staff lead Compline, a simple service of evening prayers that is live-streamed on Calvary’s Facebook page, on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.
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Calvary periodically holds a 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 Ebet Peeples.
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. Those interested in receiving the Zoom link for the group are encouraged to contact the Rev. Paul McLain at 901-525-6602.
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Gleanings: Formation Class with Scott Walters
Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
Join a weekly online conversation about faith, justice, empathy, prayer, and more. Conversation fodder in the past has come from articles accessible online by authors from Barbara Brown Taylor to Molly McCully Brown to David Foster Wallace (and others who don’t use all three of their names). Class size will be capped to allow for participation. Contact Scott Walters: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 6:30 a.m. for Early Morning Prayer, 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.