HIGHLIGHTS: Notices and Announcements
Vacation Bible School
This summer VBS will held June 17–21. We will meet at 9 a.m. and finish at 11:30. This year we will be exploring All God’s Creatures. We will have stories, crafts, games, singing, and snacks. On Friday we will visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium for a tour and educational program. Applications will be in the tract racks in April. This program is open to children ages 4 through Grade 5. The cost is $30.
PLEASE consider volunteering to assist any or all of the days for VBS. You may call or email me. –Adele Eley; firstname.lastname@example.org; 412.661.0120 x 116
Calvary has placed the job description for a new Curate on our website: www.calvarypgh.org. You can read it by following the link on the home page.
Prayers for Healing
Prayer for healing has long been significant in the life of Calvary Church. At the
invitation of Calvary’s rector John Baiz, Emily Gardner Neal began a decade of healing ministry here in 1966, and healing services have continued since then. The Book of Common Prayer (page 455) provides for ministry to the sick, including prayer, laying on of hands, and anointing. Many have expressed appreciation for the healing prayers during Lent, so prayers for healing will continue to be offered at the 11 a.m. Sunday Eucharist. After they have received Communion, those wishing to receive the laying on of hands may come to the altar rail in the Lady Chapel, where one of the clergy will pray for them. We invite all who seek healing of body, mind, or spirit to come for this sacramental sign of God’s grace and Christ’s healing presence.
Clothing Donation Basket
Calvary is accepting donations of gently used clothing. It isn’t a one-time request, but an on-going opportunity to serve your community and benefit people. There is a clothes basket sitting in the Parish Hall near the shopping cart, available for you to drop off donations anytime. One item or many, it all helps. Thank you.
To be a Christian means to live life in response to God, and the Episcopal and Anglican tradition offers a broad and comprehensive way to live out that life. This series of classes is designed for adults who wish to explore what it means to be a Christian in the Episcopal tradition. It is ideal for those who are new to Calvary and the Episcopal Church. Join us if you would like to engage your faith more fully, deepen your understanding of the Episcopal Church, or are considering being Confirmed or Received.
The monthly class will continue to meet from 7–9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in 2013: June 5, September 4, and October 2. To sign up for the class or for more information, contact the Reverend Leslie Reimer at 412.661.0120, extension 123.
Book of Common Prayer in Pew Racks
There are over 1,000 copies of The Book of Common Prayer in the pews here at Calvary. Many of them have torn or missing pages and cracked spines. They have lasted over 30 years, but we need to start replacing them. Consider donating a new BCP to the church. The Bookstore at Calvary has copies available at the discounted price of $20, tax included. We will be happy to include a book plate inside the front cover noting your generosity. The prayer book will then be placed in the pews. Every purchase helps. We would like to replace as many of these as possible before Calvary calls a new Rector.
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