Calvary Episcopal Church launches its 98th annual Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop Friday, Feb. 19. Lent 2021 breaks with tradition with some speakers participating via recorded messages from a physical distance. Attendees for in-person services will sign up in advance, wear masks, and sit spaced apart from others.
A new addition for 2021—a line-up of local musicians specializing in everything from the hammer dulcimer to the harp—will play preludes and meditation music to a mostly empty house. These performers are sponsored by Calvary’s Friends of Music.
All of this year’s preaching series will be live-streamed at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays on Calvary’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website. Three of our speakers will appear in-person in Calvary’s nave. You may sign up to attend these services using the link below.
Calvary’s famous Waffle Shop will serve up homemade waffles, Calvary Salad Plate, the beloved and curiously-named fish pudding, and more Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance on Calvary’s website. All proceeds from the Waffle Shop support outreach ministries in Memphis.
In addition to the noontime experience, Calvary offers LENT AFTER DARK each Wednesday. These live podcast recordings with our guests take place from 6:30 to 7:30 and also will be live-streamed.
12:05–12:40 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays
Wednesdays • February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Waffle Shop To-Go: 5:15–6:15 p.m.
Speaker: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Order books for this year’s speakers through Novel
Novel bookstore, a fantastic, locally-owned bookstore in Memphis, has created a page on their website that lists books from this year’s speakers. Use the button below to place your order that can be shipped, picked up in-store, or brought to your car through curbside delivery.