HIGHLIGHTS: Notices and Announcements
Although the cast list and script was emailed this week, it is not too late to join in the fun of Calvary’s 2013 Christmas Pageant. If you would like to participate in a non- speaking role, please contact me and I will add your name to the cast. The more the merrier! The information about costumes and rehearsals is available on the bulletin board outside the Parish Hall.
The Envelope Please...
Offering envelopes for those who have requested them are available in the Parish Hall. Please pick them up to help defray the unnecessary costs of mailing.
Calvary Calls New Rector
It gives me great pleasure to share with you the news that the Vestry has called the Very Reverend Jonathon Wesley Jensen to be the Sixteenth Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church and that Jonathon has accepted the call, effective February 1, 2014.
Jonathon has been Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock, Arkansas, since 2009 and was previously Rector at Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas. A more detailed biography, along with a letter from him, has been mailed to all parishioners and is available for reading on the Calvary website. –Joe Wilson, Senior Warden
Fresh Holly Sale
LOCA , the post confirmation class, is selling fresh holly for the Christmas season. Bunches will available in 2 sizes– small ($5) and large ($10). Orders can be place until the 18th of December and delivery will be after each Service (8, 9 and 11 o’clock) on December 22 in the Parish Hall.
We will have order forms, order form drop box and a fresh display in the Parish Hall each Sunday until delivery day. Orders can also be placed to email@example.com. Payment will be due on delivery day with cash or checks made out to Greg Norton. Thank you for your support!
Looking ahead: following the January 5th CYG meeting from 1–3:30 p.m. we ask CYG parents join us at 3:30 to discuss planning for the trip to the Elewana Education Project in Kenya in 2015. There is more information about Kenya available on Calvary’s website or contact Geoff or Julie Dixon-Ernst.
Women of Calvary Holiday Home Eucharist
Home eucharists are meaningful and memorable occasions for both a social and spiritual experience. Please come on Wednesday, December 11 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The Rev. Leslie Reimer will celebrate the eucharist and a light supper will be served. Hosted by Margie Muldoon, 362 Lehigh Avenue, 15232. Please RSVP to Margie at 412.362.1780 by December 6.
Electronics Recycling Event
On Saturday, December 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. we will hold another Electronics Recycling Event. We will accept any time of electronics, such as computers, printers, telephones, cassette and record players and small appliances. [Tube televisions are NOT accepted, but these can be recycled for free at Construction Junction, located at 214 North Lexington Street, just off Penn Avenue in Point Breeze.]
Bookstore Now Hiring
Well, the hiring part isn’t quite true, but we do need volunteers! This is not a major commitment. If you can spare 3–4 hours one or two days a month, we’d love to have you. The bookstore is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on Sunday mornings. Please call or email Pat Standring at 412.481.8613, pstandring @verizon.net if you are interested. Thanks!
Reverend David Else to Speak December 7
The Next Step Group of the Sam Shoemaker Community welcomes the Rev. David Else on Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. Father Else, priest of the Episcopal Church since 1965, will share his personal testimony “Experience, Strength and Hope: A Spiritual Journey with God”. All are welcome whether or not you participate in the group.
Father Else was priest at St. Georges Episcopal Church in Waynesburg for five years and also served at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Canonsburg for three years. His ministry has been in the addiction disease field since 1970. He is the Founder of the Center for Spirituality in 12 Step Recovery in Homewood and is the Founder and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Sam Shoemaker Community.
For more information, contact Sondra Krimmel, Krimmss@yahoo.com or John Horchner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clothing Donation Basket
Calvary is accepting donations of gently used clothing. There is a clothes basket sitting in the Parish Hall near the shopping cart, available for you to drop off donations anytime: Sunday when you come to worship, or during the week when you are here for a meeting or to attend a class. One item or many, it all helps. (Please save your household goods for donation to the Women of Calvary's Bazaar later in the year.) Thank you.
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