The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
February 11, 2018 World Mission Sunday Food For The Poor
8:00 AM and 10:15 AM -Rite II Eucharistic Prayer B- Year B www.calvaryepiscopalbatavia.church
Prayer for the Mission of Our Parish
Growing Faith in Christ Through Worship Join us for Worship
Loving God, Through your grace guide us, the people of Calvary Episcopal Church, to joyfully carry out our mission of growing faith in your Son, Jesus Christ. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that we may develop a living faith that deepens our understanding of you and strengthens our awareness of the needs of others. May we be a transforming light within our parish and within the community. All this we ask in the Name of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
Communion Services Sunday: 8 AM and 10:15 AM Tuesday: 7 AM Wednesday: 9:30 AM Thursday: 1PM (Michealsen) 5:45 PM (Calvary) Join us for Study Adult Bible Study Classes Wednesday: 10:15 AM Sunday: 9:10 AM Children’s Christian Ed Sunday: 10 AM VBS: Jul/Aug 4th
Adult Christian Ed Monday of the Month: 7 AM
Book Study Group Monday of the Month: 3 PM Spiritual Enrichment Seasonal Retreats
Join us in Our Outreach Programs Hesed House/PADS Mission Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry Literacy Programs International Mission Assistance Meal Assistance Join us in Fellowship Whenever we are together
The Calvary Family is pleased to WELCOME to join us the Celebration of the Season of Epiphany. On Sundays, we normally have two distinct liturgies (services). Both include the Eucharist (Communion). Throughout the year, our 8 AM Sunday Service usually celebrates the Eucharist with the words of our traditional Rite I liturgy from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. The 10:15 AM Service uses the more contemporary language of our Rite II Liturgy. During the period of time after the Epiphany but before Ash Wednesday, both Sunday services follow the Rite II Liturgy. Nursery care is available during the 10:15 AM Service as well as Sunday School for children and youth. Adults and Children of all ages are welcome to all the services at Calvary. We encourage you to try each of them and see which service fits you best. At Calvary, we believe that each member of our congregation should have an opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist. We pray that these worship experiences will be a wonderful way to connect all parishioners through a community of faith, hope and compassion at a church that welcomes all of God’s children. Please complete a visitor’s card found in the pew rack and place it in the collection tray. We invite you to join us following the service for coffee and fellowship in the south end of the Education Wing.
The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci, Rector 222 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510-2564 (630) 879-3378 * [email protected]
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS Our Responsibility: What better evidence exists to prove the Grace and Love of our Lord, Jesus Christ than the childhood development of our children? At Calvary, we take that responsibility very cheerfully, yet extremely seriously. Our Director of Youth Christian Ed, Adam McCluskey is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary in New York and completed his studies as a Seminarian at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in New York City. Adam is well trained for his role. The entire staff at Calvary as well as those volunteers directly responsible for your son or daughter’s Christian Education are subject to a background investigation and must complete the Keeping God’s Children Safe Program. Your child’s safety is as important to us as is his or her Christian Education. Your active participation is not only welcome but is essential to your child’s Christian development!
Today’s Altar Flowers are generously given by Thelma Wagner in loving memory of Ray and DeWayne Wagner
INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH Nursery Care: Nursery Care is available for infants and toddlers during the 10:15 AM Sunday Service. Youth Christian Education: Youth Christian Education begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday. Our program provides the foundation for a life guided by Christ, emphasizing “love thy neighbor” and service to others. The program is focused on building new relationships and emphasizing that church is fun and that God loves everyone, without exception. Here, we invite all children and families into our ministry. At Calvary, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve God by teaching and forming the next ambassadors of the church. You are always welcome; please join us! First Holy Communion: Youth participation in preparation for their first Holy Communion is coordinated by the Director of Youth Christian Education. Adults should contact the Rector. Confirmation: Youth Confirmation is coordinated by the Director of Youth Christian Education. Confirmation for adults requires participation in Confirmation Classes scheduled in the Spring.
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Visitors and Guests- Our Greeters and Ushers remain ready to assist you in any way. If you are unfamiliar with our service, please ask an Usher for the Visitors’ Bulletin. If you want to learn more about the Calvary Family, please fill out a visitor’s card and drop it in the collection plate. Ask an Usher for a Visitor’s Information Package to take with you when you leave. Bulletin Articles- Articles or information for inclusion in the upcoming Sunday Bulletin should be received by the Parish Office by 9:00AM on the preceding Tuesday Room Reservations for Meetings or non-Calvary Events- To ensure room availability, ministries and committees are asked to notify the Parish Office at least 24 hours in advance of meeting room requirements. Having the meeting announcement, location, date and time included in the Monthly Schedule is preferred to provide all interested parishioners sufficient time to plan for the meeting/event, however 11th hour requests can be approved assuming availability of space. NonCalvary Events will require a signed agreement and may include a fee. Lost Articles- May be claimed in the Church Library only if they have been recovered. Non-recovered lost articles may not be claimed until recovered. Our experience is that recovered items are never claimed, and items sought for claiming are never recovered. So, if you do go to the library and actually find a lost article for which you were searching, let us know and we'll throw a party.
Sacrament of Baptism- Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. All parents of children to be baptized or adults wishing to be baptized should make an appointment with the Rector to learn more about this important first step as a Christian. Marriage- Calvary is available for weddings of most denominations. Couples wishing to be married by our Rector with the Episcopal Liturgy must attend pre-marriage counseling sessions. For more information, please visit the Church Office Anointing of the Sick- Please notify the Parish Office if you or someone you know will be confined to home or hospitalized and would like to be anointed by the Rector. Wednesday and Thursday Holy Eucharist include the Healing Rite for those who can attend. Visit the Sick- If you are aware of any parishioner who is homebound and would benefit from a pastoral visit and/or the receiving of Communion, please notify the Parish Office. Meals and Transport Available- If following a hospital stay or serious illness at home you need assistance in the preparation of meals, please notify our Parish Office. If you need transportation to or from services or other church events, please notify the Parish Office. The Calvary Family is committed to serving members of the Parish Family and the community for “the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” Genesis 20:28
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+The Word of God+ Opening Hymn “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise”
Priest: Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
The Collect for Purity Priest: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.
The Gloria in Excelsis All:
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 7|Page
The Collect of the Day Priest: People: Priest:
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray.
Elijah ascends to heaven in a whirlwind and his spirit is passed to Elisha, his successor.
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. People: Amen.
First Lesson LEM:
2 Kings 2: 1-12 A Reading from the Second Book of Kings:
when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here; for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel." But Elisha said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the LORD will take your master away from you?" And he said, "Yes, I know; keep silent." Elijah said to him, "Elisha, stay here; for the LORD has sent me to Jericho." But he said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets 9|Page
who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the LORD will take your master away from you?" And he answered, "Yes, I know; be silent." Then Elijah said to him, "Stay here; for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan." But he said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit." He responded, "You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not." As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, "Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. LEM: The Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.
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Psalm 50: 1-6
[Please recite the Psalm responsively dividing at the asterisk] [Please join the choir in chanting the Psalm to the accompanying tone]
The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken; * he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 2
Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, * God reveals himself in glory. 3
Our God will come and will not keep silence; * before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging storm. 4
He calls the heavens and the earth from above * to witness the judgment of his people. 5
"Gather before me my loyal followers, * those who have made a covenant with me and sealed it with sacrifice." 6
Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; * for God himself is judge. The truth of the gospel is clear to all who are destined for salvation. It is only those whose minds are closed to Christ who cannot comprehend the good news.
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2 Corinthians 4: 3-6 Reader: A Reading from Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians:
Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Reader: The Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.
The Gospel Acclamation "O Wondrous Type"
[Please sing all verses]
The Holy Gospel Priest: Mark: People:
Mark 9: 2-9 +The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Glory to you, Lord Christ.
Priest: Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, 12 | P a g e
"Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!" Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. Priest: The Gospel of the Lord. People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.
Homily – The Rev. Canon Howard K. Williams The Nicene Creed All: We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation 13 | P a g e
he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Prayers of the People Priest: God of eternal light and everlasting glory, send the spirit of your Son Jesus Christ upon us that we may be transfigured by the dazzling vision of his goodness, as we bring our prayers to you, saying: Give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 14 | P a g e
LEM: You have caused your Church to see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ: Inspire our witness to him that all the earth may be raised to a new vision of your abiding presence and love. [Pause for silent prayer] Give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, All: In the face of Jesus Christ. LEM: Before you, O God, there is a consuming flame and round about you a raging storm: Humble our leaders and all who exercise authority among the nations of the world, that they may keep before them the vision of your peace. [Pause for silent prayer] Give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, All: In the face of Jesus Christ. LEM: You see the suffering of people throughout the world who struggle in the midst of poverty, violence, injustice, and illness; you know those desperate ones who have no hope or vision for themselves or their loved ones: Gracious God, let your transfiguring grace bring light and hope to all who yearn for something new. [Pause for silent prayer] Give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, All: In the face of Jesus Christ. LEM: Let your light shine in the hearts of this community and overshadow us with the cloud of your presence, that this place may be a place of transfiguring grace. [Pause for silent prayer] 15 | P a g e
Give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, All: In the face of Jesus Christ. LEM:
You call the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting:
Hear our prayer for all who need your light, especially those who suffer from any grief or trouble: those affected by the fighting in Syria, Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, all those listed in today’s bulletin, and for whom prayer is requested, all on the Intercessory Prayer List or in the Intention Books, and for others you wish to add now….. [pause] Hear our gratefulness for all the blessings of our lives, especially for those in our parish celebrating birthdays this week: Reynolds Devaney, Kristin Riek and Jean Siebert. Are there any others? [pause] And for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Are there any? [pause] Hear our prayers for the Anglican Church of Canada: their Primate, Bishops, Clergy and Faithful. For Congregations in the Chicago- North Deanery: Church of our Savior, St. Chrysostom, St. Paul’s Church-bythe-Lake St. Peter and St. John; also for our Companion Dioceses: Jesus of Nazareth, Tuxtepec (Tūs-ta-pek) of SE Mexico and Saint Mark, Jelhak in Renk, South Sudan. LEM: Hear our prayers for those who have ascended with Elijah and Jesus into your eternal light, especially those from our military, NATO forces or the civilian population who have died this week in Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria, and any you wish to add now……[pause] Give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, 16 | P a g e
In the face of Jesus Christ.
Priest: Holy and everliving God, grant us grace to ascend to your holy mountain and to see the dazzling vision of your transfigured reality in our worship and prayer this day, and then strengthen us to listen to your voice and to follow you in faithful service, even when you are hidden from us, until at last we see you face to face in your eternal and everlasting glory, in the power of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Savior. All: Amen.
Prayer for World Mission Sunday All: O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Confession of Sin Priest: Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor: All: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; 17 | P a g e
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Priest: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. All: Amen.
The Peace Priest: People:
The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
Announcements (8:00 AM)
+The Holy Communion+ Offertory Versicle 8:00 AM
All: All things come of thee O Lord and of thine own have we given thee.
Offertory Hymn “Jubilate Deo”
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+The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer B
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Priest: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Because in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:
The Sanctus 8:00 AM-
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
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Priest: We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life. On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” [Acolyte strikes the chime to acknowledge Christ’s presence under the form of bread]
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After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” [Acolyte strikes the chime to acknowledge Christ’s presence under the form of wine]
The Memorial Acclamation Priest: Therefore, according to his command, O Father. 8:00 AM All: We remember his death. We proclaim his resurrection. We await his coming in glory.
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Priest: And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Frances Jane Van Alstyne Crosby and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. All: AMEN.
The Lord's Prayer Priest: And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say: All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 22 | P a g e
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Breaking of the Bread 8:00 AM-
Priest: People: Priest: People: Priest: People:
Jesus, Lamb of God: Have mercy on us. Jesus, Bearer of our sins: Have mercy on us. Jesus, Redeemer of the world: Give us your peace.
The Invitation to Holy Communion Priest: The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving. [All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion in the Episcopal Church]
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The Communion Hymn "Be Thou my Vision"
Prayer After Holy Communion Priest: Let us pray. All: Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Announcements The Blessing
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Dismissal Priest: People:
Let us go forth in the Name of Christ. Alleluia, Alleluia. Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia!
Calvary Community Connection Calvary Parishioners are connected to each other, to Calvary itself and to our Community in friendship, worship and service to others.
CALVARY CURRENTS Lent Begins This Week. Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday. The Ash Wednesday Services are: 7:00 AM- Holy Eucharist with Ashes 9:30 AM- Holy Eucharist with Ashes Noon: The Word with Ashes 1:00 PM Holy Eucharist with Ashes at Michealsen Health Center 7:00 PM- Holy Eucharist with Ashes
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We begin our Lent Program with an Ash Wednesday Simple Supper at 6 PM followed by the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes at 7 PM. On the following Wednesdays of Lent, we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 6:45 PM preceded by a Simple Supper at 6. We ask that our ministries volunteer to each host a Simple Supper. The current schedule is as follows: February 14 (Ash Wednesday)- Welcome Care and Comfort February 21- Lay Eucharistic Visitors February 28March 7March 14March 21- The Choir March 28 (Maundy Thursday Agape Supper)- LEMS The list is posted outside of the Parish Kitchen. Refreshment Sunday. The 4th Sunday of Lent (March 11th) is when we take a break from the rigors of fasting and celebrate with a breakfast feast traditionally served at Calvary by the Parish Men. All men and boys are invited to participate in this event. The list is posted outside of the Parish Kitchen.
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CALVARY CREDIT Thanks to Steve and Ellie Morgenstern (8:00 AM) and to Minnie TitusGlover for hosting Coffee Fellowship last Sunday.
CALVARY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Calvary Study Group. The Calvary Study Group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 3:00 PM in Memorial Hall. Led by Gary Leonard, the group reads, studies and discusses books across a wide spectrum of issues considered important today. The Group will begin reading “Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code” by Bart Ehrman. Books are now available in the Parish Office for $7.00 each. This group will next meet on February 26, 2018. Adult Bible Study. Calvary offers two opportunities to read and study the Bible in a small and friendly group setting each week. The Sunday group is led by Jennifer VanDuyn and meets the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month between the two Eucharist Services starting at 9:10 AM. The Wednesday Group is led by Fr. Mike and meets on Wednesdays throughout the year. (The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of each month.) E-U Class. The official name of this class is Everything You Wanted to Know About the Church but Never Had the Time to Ask. Led by Fr. Mike, this class helps individuals gain a greater understanding of our church home and its place in the Episcopal Church of America and in the 28 | P a g e
Worldwide Anglican Communion. It is an unscripted attempt to answer whatever questions are important to you. Held on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. Calvary Library. Our Library is open for business whenever the church is open. In it, you will find reference materials, various versions of the Bible, historical non-fiction, works of fiction as well as videos and books on tape of spiritually themed topics. The library, when it is unstaffed, is happily self-help with instructions detailing check-out procedures. When our Librarian, Amy Cooper or any of her volunteers, are at the Librarian’s desk, they will be happy to assist you however they can.
Growing Faith in Christ- Through Community Special Collections. Each month, on the 4th Sunday, our Outreach Ministry directs a special “Red Bowl” collection be taken to support local, national or global charities or philanthropic initiatives. Our Current Red Bowl Collection Schedule is: January 14 Companion Dioceses $561.00 February 11 World Missions Food for the Poor
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Batavia Brotherhood Banquet Tickets are available for sale in the Parish Office. The Banquet is scheduled for February 20 at Holy Cross beginning at 6:30 PM. Calvary is the host church; Dan Hoefler is the MC and Matt D. and Bill C. are providing the evening’s music. The listed ticket price is $15/TICKET. The tickets have been pre-purchased. If you would like a ticket, please pay what you can afford, and the proceeds will benefit the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Rector’s Discretionary Fund. On the 3rd Sunday of each month, any money placed in the collection plate not designated by the giver as a pledge is directed to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Fr. Rasicci has provided direct payments to those in need to assist with transportation, medical, housing and food costs. Since 2011, $51,000 has been given to assist those in immediate need within our community.
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Compassion International. Through the offices of Compassion International, Calvary has supported children in Guatemala for over ten years giving over $4,500. Our support provides food and educational financial resources for the child to thrive. We are now supporting our second child in this program. Melany is 11 years old and lives with her brothers, sisters and parents in the State of Huehuetenango in western Guatemala. This program is supported by voluntary giving by parishioners. The collection jar is on a table outside of the Sunday School Room containing a display about Melany. Your giving is appreciated. Public Action to Deliver Shelter/PADS. HESED House in Aurora provides temporary shelter to those who would otherwise be homeless in the southern Fox Valley Region of Kane and Kendall County. Hesed House relies on a strong partnership between them and faith based and corporate sponsors who provide daily staffing of the shelter each evening. Calvary Hesed House rotation is the third Tuesday of every second month. We also routinely collect items essential to the operation of Hesed House as well as clothing for the guests. Our dates for 2018 are: January 16 March 20 July 17 September 18
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The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. The mission of the Food Pantry is to provide food relief to the economically disadvantaged residents of 31 | P a g e
Batavia and Batavia Township. The Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit, volunteer agency that is directed and operated by community and local church volunteers residing throughout the greater Fox Valley. Those who visit and use the Food Pantry are neighbors and friends and people with disabilities, seniors, low income families, and families who have lost their jobs. The Batavia Food Pantry has been in operation for over 30 years. Currently it serves over 1200 individuals monthly. This would not be possible without the active support of community volunteers like Calvary who donate people, time and money. We staff the Pantry on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and Donna Womack is our Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator.
Calvary Support of Other Faith Based OrganizationsThe following organizations are co-located in our church or are provided space on a regular basis and provide the listed services or functions. The Just Food Initiative. JFI maintains their offices here at Calvary and schedules periodic demonstrations within our facility. The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization of individuals committed to building just and sustainable food systems. The Batavia Islamic Center. Calvary has enjoyed a very friendly relationship with the Muslims of the Islamic Center for over 30 years. Both have shared celebrations and opportunities to learn and
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understand more about each other. In 2016, the Islamic Center joined Calvary in supporting the PADS Mission at Hesed House. Fox Valley Hands of Hope. Fox Valley Hands of Hope works to enhance the quality of life and to provide hope to those experiencing grief or lifethreatening illnesses in Kane and Kendall counties, as well as parts of DuPage county, in Illinois. The organization’s staff and trained volunteers continuously provide unsurpassed support to all those needing hope and compassionate care. This Week’s Commemorations Sunday Monday Tuesday
Frances Jane Van Alstyne Crosby
Charles Freer Andrews Absalom Jones
Priest and Friend of the Poor (India)
Cyril the Monk & Bp. Methodius
Missionaries to the Slavs
Thomas Bray Charles Todd Quintard Janani Luwum
Priest and Missionary
1818 869 885 1730
Bishop of Tennessee
Archbishop of Uganda and Martyr
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This Week’s Lessons Day 1st Lesson Monday
2 Peter 1: 2-7
2 Peter 3: 11-18
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Joel 2: 1-2, 1217 Deut 30: 15-20 Isaiah 58: 1-9a Isaiah 58: 9b— 14 Gen 9: 8-17
91 90: 1-6, 1317 103
The Gospel Mark 12: 1-12 Mark 12: 13-17
2 Cor 5: 20b6:10
Matt 6: 1-6, 16-21
Luke 9: 18-25
Matt 9: 10-17
Luke 5: 27-32
1 Pet 3: 18-22
Mark 9: 1-15
* The Response (Psalm) is from Psalm unless otherwise indicated. Note: Sunday’s Lessons are available in advance and may be found at the information table outside of the Parish Library.
Unite with all Christians around the world in solidarity by wearing a cross of ashes this coming Wednesday.
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Please hold these people in your daily prayers. We also ask that you pray for the forgotten, the poor and the oppressed.
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Lent 2018 Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, IL First Sunday of Lent, February 18 8:00 A.M. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I & Great Litany 10:15 A.M. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II & Great Litany 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays of Lent, February 25; March 4, 11, 18 8:00 A.M. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10:15 A.M. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II Mondays of Lent, February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19 9:30 A.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite I – March 19 = St. Joseph Tuesdays of Lent, February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20 7:00 A.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite II Wednesdays of Lent, February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21 9:30 A.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite II with Healing Rite – February 21 = Ember Wednesday 6:00 P.M. – Simple Supper 6:45 P.M. – Stations of the Cross Thursdays of Lent, February 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 1:00 P.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite II with Healing Rite – Michealsen Health Care Center 5:45 P.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite II with Healing Rite Fridays of Lent, February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23 9:30 A.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite I – February 23 = Ember Friday Saturdays of Lent, February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24 9:30 A.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite I – February 24 = St. Matthias, Apostle & Ember Saturday March 17 = St. Patrick 40 | P a g e
Note: Thursday after Ash Wednesday, February 15 1:00 P.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite II with Healing Rite – Michealsen Health Care Center 5:45 P.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite II with Healing Rite Friday after Ash Wednesday, February 16 9:30 A.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite I Saturday after Ash Wednesday, February 17 9:30 A.M. – Holy Eucharist – Rite I Lenten Regulations
In the Book of Common Prayer 1979, Page 17, #4 Days of Special Devotion: “The following days are observed by special acts of discipline and selfdenial: Ash Wednesday and the other weekdays of Lent and of Holy Week, except the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25. “Good Friday and all other Fridays of the year, in commemoration of the Lord’s crucifixion, except for Fridays in the Christmas and Easter seasons, and any Feasts of our Lord which occur on a Friday.” During Lent, it is especially appropriate to observe ABSTINENCE from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of the season. It is also appropriate to FAST on Ash Wednesday. While abstinence means to refrain from eating a particular food, e.g., meat, fasting means either not eating at all but staying hydrated, or eating only one full meal and two lesser meals that together would not add up to another full meal. 41 | P a g e
This is how our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters define Abstinence and Fasting, and it is offered to you as a help only. Remember the Anglican dictum: “All may, some should, none must.” The Liturgy for Ash Wednesday reminds us of the disciplines of the season on page 265 in the BCP 1979: “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by selfexamination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” Concerning Private Confession On pages 446-452 of the BCP 1979 you will find the two forms for “The Reconciliation of a Penitent.” Read carefully the introductory material on page 446, and then examine the two forms of celebrating the sacramental rite. Consider making a private confession to a priest during Lent. If you don’t want to confess to your Rector, choose another priest nearby and make an appointment with him or her. Private Confession helps us to deal with the patterns of sin we recognize in ourselves when we are fearlessly honest with ourselves and God, especially during Lent. I am always available for confession, before or after services, and/or by office appointment.
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Welcome Reverend Canon Howard Williams The Rev. Cn. Howard K. Williams, D. Min., is an Episcopal priest, a consultant in the areas of Congregational Development and Church Leadership, and preacher for Food for the Poor, Inc., an interdenominational ministry providing food and development opportunities to the poorest of the poor in the Caribbean and Central America. He has served as College Chaplain, Rector, Archdeacon, and Educator in different parts of the Anglican Communion. Canon Williams has traveled extensively and is eager to share his experiences of the needs of the poor with people of faith.
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