A six-week adult education class will seek to help us use the days of Lent to grow in our discipleship as followers of Christ. The class will use the Scriptures and the book, Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Rev. Richard Cassel will facilitate the class, which will be held in the Dining Room.
You may pick up a copy of the book in the Chalice room and download the class schedule here.Find out more »
Palm Sunday highlights on the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to shouts of “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Mark 11:9). However, as we celebrate Palm Sunday, it is vital to capture the irony of the day. An integral tension which exists between joyfulness of the palm processional and the somberness of the cross, the focus of Holy Week.Find out more »
The Passover Seder is a celebrated and beloved Jewish home ritual and one of the interesting places in which Judaism and Christianity intersect. It is a ceremony in which freedomis primary theme –the freedom we remember of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt,the freedom we are invited to consider from the things that might enslave us, and the freedom for which we pray and hope for those that are still suffering from oppression of various types. Join us on Tuesday,…Find out more »
On Maundy Thursday we call to mind the last evening and last meal Jesus had with his disciples before his arrest and his crucifixion. The name “Maundy Thursday” is the Latin phrase “mandátum novum,” which refers to the “new commandment” Jesus taught us, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34).Find out more »
Without the recognition of the significance and seriousness of the cross, there is a distorted view of Holy Week. To skip from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to Jesus’ resurrection evades the pivotal event of Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. The Good Friday service is a penitential and pensive service.Find out more »
The Great Vigil of Easter is the brightest jewel of Christian liturgy traced to early Christian times. It proclaims the universal significance of God’s saving act through history through four related services held on the same occasion, and consists of: Service of Light, Service of Readings, Service of Baptism, and Service of the Eucharist. Calvary's Organist Roberta Jones, Student Pastor Ben Fitzgerald-Fye, and Rev. David Hanna will participate in the service to be held at Zion Lutheran Church. All are welcome to…Find out more »
You are invited to begin the Easter celebration with our Calvary family at the pancake breakfast and Easter drama! Come to the dining room on Sunday, April 1 anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for breakfast. Plan to stay for the performance of "The Empty Tomb" by some of our children, youth and their parents. The drama will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. Hope to see you there!Find out more »
All the hopes of Christian people are fulfilled in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, making Easter the most important day of the church year. It reminds Christian people that we move from darkness to light, from sunset to sunrise, from sorrow to celebration, from old life to new life, and from defeat to victory. What Christ accomplished on Easter is a glorious revelation of the future, an entirely new order, a new creation for “everything old has…Find out more »
The Mission Committee will be distributing homemade soup following the April 15 worship service, made by the Mission and Outreach Committee and bread baked by Kay Smith. Monetary donations will be split between Pathway Homeless Shelter and Family Promise.Find out more »
Ezz-Eldin Moukamal, MD will share insights and an update on the current state of life in war-torn Syria. Moukamal is the President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of SAMS and an internist in Monroeville. Originally from Syria, he earned his medical degree from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. SAMS is a 501 C 3, nonprofit organization, similar to Doctors Without Borders. This is the third event hosted by Calvary on behalf SAMS. Funds previously raised benefited at least 250…Find out more »