Worship at Calvary


1st Sundays

8:00 am
Holy Eucharist - Rite I

    10:30 am

Sung Eucharist - Rite II - Alternative


  no choir

  5:30 pm Centering Prayer

2nd & 3rd Sundays 


8:00 am

Holy Eucharist - Rite I
  10:30 am Choral Eucharist - Rite II -  Blended
  5:30 pm Centering Prayer

4th Sundays   

  8:00 am
Holy Eucharist - Rite I
  10:30 am Choral Eucharist - Rite II -  Traditional
  5:30 pm Centering Prayer

5th Sundays

8:00 am

Holy Eucharist - Rite I
  10:30 am Sung Eucharist - Rite II - Favorite Hymn Sunday
  5:30 pm Centering Prayer



11:30 am

Bilingual Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing
  3:30 pm Centering Prayer



The warm woods and intimate gaslights of Calvary Episcopal Church have highlighted the worship home of generations of parishioners and visitors for more than 140 years.

About Worship at Calvary Episcopal Church



What you first encounter when you come to Calvary Episcopal Church on Sunday at our 8:00 am or 10:30 am services is a team of greeters and ushers to welcome you and assist you in the liturgy of worship in any way they can. Children are welcome to worship in the church, but may prefer to spend the first half of the worship service in our Sunday School, usually joining the congregation for the second half of the service at Holy Communion.


The 10:30 service is in the Anglican tradition with sung service music, chanted Psalm, hymns and an Offertory Anthem with blended styles beginning to be incorported into the service.  Calvary has added a non-traditional eucharistic service at 10:30 am on the first Sunday of each month.  The Holy Communion Service at 8:00 am is a simple service without Sunday School or music; prayers and the liturgy are spoken not sung.  Throughout the year Calvary will provide other services in the formal Anglican tradition, such as Choral Evensong, Traditional Lessons & Carols, Christmas Midnight Mass, Easter Vigil and Compline.


The liturgy can take time to learn and understand. There is standing, sitting and kneeling. We sing, we read, we pray, and we listen. Service leaflets indicate the principal liturgical movements, the lectionary readings and many of the prayers, often it references passages from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, located in the pews alongside the hymnals.


The sermon is a time to endeavor to hear God, and Holy Communion is a time to experience the real presence of God through the sacraments. The principal focus of our services is the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion), which means "to give thanks". In it, we partake of bread and wine, which are the outward and visible signs of the body and blood of Christ, given freely to his people.


After both services, there is a time of fellowship and coffee. It is a great joy to see people wanting to catch up on the week’s events and share a time of refreshments and Christian fellowship.


At 9:15 am we offer an Adult Forum in which we discuss and study the Bible readings for the day or a pertinent topic. Often we invite guest speakers.


Sunday is not the only day we gather to pray and worship.  On Thursdays we gather and meet in the church for Holy Communion and prayers for healing.  There is a men’s prayer breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am before the Food Bank distribution.


Should you wish to know more about Calvary or how one becomes an Episcopalian, the Reverend will gladly answer your questions and suggest the way to membership.


More detailed information about the services at Calvary can be found in our Episcopal Worship section.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2015 12:41