&name1=Calvary Episcopal Church &name2="LIFTING HIGH THE CROSS OF JESUS!!!" &menu1=Home Page &menu2=The Church &menu3=Weekly Services &menu4=Christian Formation &menu5=Contacts &pic_max=5& &main1=images/main01.jpg& &main2=images/main02.jpg& &main3=images/main03.jpg& &main4=images/main04.jpg& &main5=images/main05.jpg& ©right_txt=Copyright (c) 2011. All rights reserved. Calvary Episcopal Church. ///////////// home //////////// &home_txt1=Welcome! &home_txt2=Calvary Episcopal Church, lovingly welcomes you to all of our services in the name of GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON, and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT

The Reverend Peter Schell, Rector
HM:301.273.5705 Off: 202.546.8011 &home_txt3=Mission Statement &home_txt4=We the members of Calvary Episcopal Church, recognize that we are the body of Christ established upon the word of God, and that we are "to go make disciples, baptize, and teach,"offer our resources and talents to: Provide worship and Christian education to all of those who know and those who seek Christ.
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Episcopal Relief and Development; The Committee on Millennium Development Goals; Companions in World Mission; the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church. &home_img1=images/home1A.png& &home_img2=images/calsketch01.jpg& &home_readmore_title1=Weekly Collect &home_readmore_txt1=
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.& ///////////// the church //////////// &mission_txt1=Guilds/Organizations &mission_txt2=Acolytes, Alcolytes assist in preparing the Altar and assist the Priest in many ways throughout the service. Training is avaliable for members 10 years of age and older.

Alter Guild, members work each week to keep the altar properly vested at all times. And keeping everything pertaining to the altar clean. The Altar Guild is responsible for ordering supplies and flowers and for floral arrangements within the church.

Birthday Guild, were organized to bring all members into an active parish service organization. Each guild plans a sacrificial offering project. During a specific month this offering is presented to the church at a corporate communion of the guild.

Calvary Senior, is an organization composed of members who are fifty years of age or older. Members of this organization share fellowship, sponsor educational and informative sessions, and are active participants in the Diocesan Senior Ministries Program.

Daughters and Sons of Dorcas, consist of Calvary members and friends who quilt, teach the art of quilting, and do other handicraft work with students and adult groups.

The Order of the Daughters of the King, Lydia Chapter, is an order of lay women of the Episcopal Church, who undertake a rule of life incorporating prayer and service. Members are not permitted to sponsor fund-raising activities. All activities, such as visiting the sick and shut-in, adopting a unit of the Washington Center for the Aging, distributing Christmas gifts, and making sacrificial offerings to the church are financed by individual members.

Evangelism Committee, focuses on projects which perpetuate the "good news" of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ. Activities include an audio tape ministry, Bible study, evangelism workshops, neighborhood visitations, and the welcoming of newcomers and visitors. The entire congregation is involved to some degree in evangelism.

Calvary Episcopal Church Women and Girls, Formerly known as the Women of Calvary, has as its purpose that of supporting all guilds and organizations. The membership is comprised of all women of Calvary. The Church Periodical Club, time Memorial Scholarship Sunday, and the limited Thank Offering are the major activities sponsored by the Calvary Episcopal Church Women.

Calvary Players
, is an organized group of persons of all ages who are interested in drama. Membership in this organization requires no expertise, our only aim, is an interest in acting and in producing plays. The purpose of the players is to enhance cultural enrichment within the parish and the community and to raise money for needed projects within the church.

Brotherhood of Saint Andrews, an organization open to all male members of time parish. The organization offers fellowship and education through monthly meetings to which guest speakers are invited from the membership their families, and, their friends. The Men also sponsor the annual Evensong Vespers and numerous fund-raising activities.

Nominating Committee, is elected at each Annual Meeting to serve during the following church year. A chairperson and three members, elected from each service are responsible for devising a slate of eligible members for election to the Vestry and delegates to the Diocesan Convention. Election takes place at the Annual meeting.

Parish Coucil, provides a link between the Vestry, Parish Organizations and the parishioners. It coordinates requests for change, upgrading of Parish procedures and parish-wide fundraising activities.

St. Catherine Guild, Provides prayer calendars for the sick and shut-in Outreach activities include donating personal care items to needy organizations and groups.

St. Martha Guild
, assists with a number of parish needs It also contributes to the Stork's Nest, and out-reach program of Zeta Phi Beta, Inc. and to the Cathedral Flower Mart.

St. Monica Guild, is the first hospitality group to be established at Calvary Episcopal Church. The guild conducts fund-raising activities and contributes money and needed articles to the Hospital for Sick Children, the House of Ruth, the Episcopal Center for Children, and the library of Banneker High School.

Hospitality Committeeworks under the direction of the Priest and Parish Council to plan hospitality and fellowship events for the entire parish on a regular basis, as well as for special occasions.

Lay Readers Guild, members are recommended by the Priest and licensed by the Bishop to assist the Priest in administering the Holy Eucharist on Sundays. They serve as readers, crucifers, and chalicists at healing services and funerals. They visit the sick and shut-ins to provide anointing services and Holy Communion.

Music, Calvary has three choirs; The Parish Choir, Calvary Gospel, and the volunteer choir. Efforts are being made to reestablish the Children's Choir. In addition to providing music for the services of worship, the choirs are involved in outreach activities such as singing at nursing homes and housing for senior citizens housing complexes, participating with other choirs in the diocese to sing on special occasions, and coordinating and sponsoring the presentation of other choirs and singing groups at Calvary. Our philosophy is all music in praise.

The Calvary Scholarship Committee, awards scholarships of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to each graduating senior who is enrolling in a college or university of his/her choice. A two hundred and fifty dollar ($250.00) book grant is a follow-up award to those who continue their education. Funds are generated through various fund-raising activities and from donations.

Spiritual Renewal Group, is committed to Bible study, intercessory prayer, worship, and in reach and outreach services. They meet regularly every Monday evening.

Sunday School, meets every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. except the fifth Sunday or when there is only one service. Time I Urban Ministry, Inc., Curriculum, supplemented by other materials, is its main teaching tool.

Verger Guild, members assist time worshippers to find seats, receive and present the offering to the acolytes, present the wine and bread offering to the Lay Eucharist Ministers, and direct time worshipers to the altar to receive communion.

The Youth Committee, welcomes all youth from seventh grade through high school. It develops programs such as Christian retreats for youth, fellowship and outreach activities twenty youth are currently members of the Union of Black Episcopalians.

& &mission_txt3=Global Mission &mission_txt4=Especially for people who strive to love their neighbors as themselves, mission focused on advocacy educates, motivates, organizes and empowers Episcopalians to action for justice, peace and care for all of God's creation, through networks, partnerships and resources. &mission_txt5=Christian Life &mission_txt6=We have a rich fellowship of Christian Life: Our Seniors program is very active and meets the 2nd Monday of the month with a wonderful lunch and many and varied speakers of interest to our Seniors. &mission_txt7=Fellowships Calvary also has many trips throughout the year for all parishoner and friends. Recently we have attended performances at Sight and Sounds in Pennsylvania. Also we had a very wonderful trip to New York City to see The Color Purple on Broadway. In October of this year we went on the historic Western Maryland Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland and had a great adventure. We also have made several trips to Pennsylvania to the Sight and Sound Theatre. We have many events through out the year includeing, our annual Good Friday fish fry, Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, Christmas Celebration, Easter Celebration, Gospel concerts, and of course many repasts with events throughout the year. &mission_txt8=Useful Links &mission_txt9=
&mission_img1=images/welsigncopy.png& &mission_img2=images/mission02.jpg& &mission_readmore_title1=Christian Life &mission_readmore_txt1=Calvary also has many trips throughout the year for all parishoner and friends. Recently we have attended performances at Sight and Sounds in Pennsylvania. Also we had a very wonderful trip to New York City to see The Color Purple on Broadway. In October of this year we went on the historic Western Maryland Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland and had a great adventure. We also have made several trips to Pennsylvania to the Sight and Sound Theatre. We have many events through out the year includeing, our annual Good Friday fish fry, Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, Christmas Celebration, Easter Celebration, Gospel concerts, and of course many repasts with events throughout the year.&

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Isaiah 6.8 "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I: send me." &community_txt3=Read more &community_txt4=Outreach &community_txt5=Comunity Outreach: We offer Homeless breakfast every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month. There is an al-anon meeting Sat. at 2:00pm. We are also members of Capitol Hill Group Ministry, a community organization that primarily assists homeless families get back on their feet. Please check out their Web Site. Click on the link below.
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&community_txt6=Bible Study Lessons &community_txt7=UNIT 3 • A CASE STUDY IN COMMUNITY These four lessons all relate to the story of Ruth and her eventual marriage to Boaz. This marriage continues the Davidic line. This is the line through which Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will come.

Lesson 10: August 7, 2011 Walk in God's Path Judges 13:1-8, 24-25 After an angel informs Manoah's wife that she will give birth, Manoah prays for knowledge regarding how to raise their child. When Samson was born, the Spirit of the Lord became evident in his young life.

Lesson 11: August 14, 2011 Choosing a Community Ruth 1:8-18
UNIT 2 • LISTENING FOR GOD IN CHANGING TIMES These five lessons study the book of Judges and give a glimpse of Israel's life after they enter the Promised Land. They examine the repeated cycle of disobedience, oppression, repentance, and renewed faithfulness. Lesson 5: July 3, 2011 God Reacts to Disobedience Joshua 7:1, 10-12, 22-26 Sanctification is an important biblical concept. God sometimes gives very specific instructions in the Bible regarding how to accomplish a given task. When Achan disobeyed God's command and kept the "devoted things," which were the unclean things that were supposed to be destroyed, his sin caused Israel to fail in battle. Lesson 6: July 10, 2011 Listen to God's Judges Judges 2:11-19 This passage is an introduction to the book of Judges, which explains Israel's recurring cycles of national apostasy. Lesson 7: July 17, 2011 Use God's Strength Judges 3:15-25, 29-30 Eglon, the King of Moab, oppressed Israel for 18 years with a burdensome tax of money or produce. God raised up Ehud, of the tribe of Benjamin, as the judge or military leader. Lesson 8: July 24, 2011 Let God Rule Judges 7:2-4, 13-15; 8:22-25 The children of Israel were being oppressed by the Midianites, a nomadic tribe traditionally related to Israel (Genesis 25:1-6). Gideon became the judge of Israel and was instructed to limit the size of his army. Lesson 9: July 31, 2011 Return to Obedience Judges 10:10-18 Despite God's repeated deliverance, Israel fell again into idolatry. They responded to oppression by confessing their sin against God. & &community_txt8=Sunday School &community_txt9=10:00 AM Sunday Service
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820 6th St N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
Office: +1 202 546 8011
Fax: +1 202 543 2698
&contacts_txt3=Contact Informations &contacts_txt4=Offices Our offices are located at 509 I (eye) St. NE around the corner from the main church entrance that is located at
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509 I (eye) St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Office 202.546.8011 FAX 202.543.2698
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