It’s a Calvary tradition!
Our annual St. Andrew’s Sunday celebration will be held on November 6 as part of our Sunday morning Worship Service.
All are welcome to join us for this festive celebration of Calvary’s rich Scottish heritage.
The service will include bagpipes and Gaelic music. Wearing Scottish attire is encouraged, but not required.
Following the service, we will gather together for a high tea with scones, shortbread and tea sandwiches.
We celebrate because today’s Calvary Presbyterian Church is the result, in part, of the Scottish Reformation and the leadership of John Knox. At the time, Presbyterianism, a representative form of government, grew and became a model for the formation of the Church of Scotland.
In the article, John Knox: A Fierce and Fiery Reformer, Charles A. Wiley III said it well. “Although the roots of American Presbyterianism come from a number of directions, and are growing more complex over time, the single strongest root is the result of the migration of generations of Scottish and Scotch-Irish Presbyterians that formed the backbone of American Presbyterianism and continues to shape us.”
To learn ten fascinating facts about how Andrew, brother of Peter and a disciple of Jesus, became the patron saint of Scotland, visit Scotland: The official gateway to Scotland.