Calvary Episcopal Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday and Weekday Class Information

Sunday Morning Schedule
The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at
8 a.m. in the Lady Chapel
9 a.m. at the Crossing Altar
11 a.m. at the High Altar
Nursery Care available during the 9 a.m. service,
the 10 a.m. education hour, and the 11 a.m. service
Christian Formation classes for all ages – 10 a.m.

Sunday Morning Classes

For families with infants and young children

Calvary offers child care for younger children whose parents are attending classes and/or worship. Children of any age are part of our community and we welcome them as full participants in our common life. The nursery is available for children under the age of three during the 9 a.m. service and the Christian Education hour, and up to age 6 during the 11 a.m. service. We are staffed by experienced adults and have a pager system that will notify you if you need to return to the nursery.

The children in grades PreK though grade 5 will continue using Living the Good News!, a lectionary based program. That chooses common Bible readings for Sunday that are heard by many Christians through out the world. This enables families to share and discuss a common reading before or after each lesson. We continue reading the Gospel of Luke this fall. Luke’s gospel completes the three-year lectionary cycle as the major gospel in year C. Addressing Gentiles and other inquirers, Luke presents Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, ascension and expected return as the fulfillment of God’s plan of salvation for all people, both Jews and Gentiles alike. This program is accessible on line. Please go to to take a look.

Our 6th and 7th grade will be using the lectionary based programs of Living the Good News and Faith Lens. They will have discussions about the lectionary and be active in completing projects in the church. At the completion of this class, the young people will come away with a strong sense of being a part of the Calvary Church community.

Students in Grade 8 and 9 will begin their preparation for confirmation using Jenifer Gamber’s book, My Faith, My Life. This class is the only preparation for youth confirmation.

For students in Grades 10 through 12 the League of Christian Avengers (LOCA) will continue to meet on Sunday mornings.

Calvary Youth Group for grades 6 through 12 will usually meet on the first and third Sunday of each month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Watch the Sunday bulletin for more detailed information.

Weekday Classes
New participants in any of these classes are always welcome

Centering Prayer – Monday 7 p.m.
This group meets for Centering Prayer, with opportunities to learn this form of prayer and to practice it together.

Coventry Circle – Second Tuesday of the month, 7–8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. This book study group for women reads and discusses short religious works. Contact Joan Dytman at 412.441.2263 for more information.

Education for Ministry – EfM offers lay persons theological education in the Old and New Testaments, Church History and Modern Christian Thought. The heart of the program is a theological reflection process which integrates life experiences with the perspectives of the Christian tradition. Calvary hosts two EfM groups: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. and
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Vanessa Sterling at 412.551.2042.

Inquirers’ Class – 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 would like to engage their faith more fully, deepen their understanding of the Episcopal Church, or who are seeking to be Confirmed or Received into the Church. For more information, contact the Reverend Leslie Reimer at 412.661.0120, extension 123.

New Sunday Class Offering
Beginning on Sunday, September 29 at 9 a.m. a Bible study will be held in the Conference Room. David Eichelberger has volunteered to lead this class. Please join “eight o’clockers” and others interested in this class. Please contact David at or Anna Brophy at for more information.

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315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4388
Phone: 412.661.0120
Fax: 412.661.6077