Regular Sunday Services

     9:30   AM  Adult Bible Study
     9:30   AM  Sunday School
     10:30 AM  Holy Eucharist,
                     Rite II


On the first Sunday of each month, Coffee Hour follows
the service.

Worship is the center of our
life together. Each week our community gathers to celebrate what God has done for us in
Jesus Christ. Worship at Calvary Church is intended for the honor and glory and love of God and to provide opportunities to hear and learn from the Word of God.









A Prayer for Reconciliation

Gracious and loving God of justice and compassion: We pray for your church caught in a crushing schism in South Carolina. We believe that you favor reconciliation in all situations; and we ask you to be with all parties involved in the case. We pray especially for the Justices of the South Carolina Supreme Court and the attorneys arguing the case: surround them all with your love and your truth; and bring this process to a just conclusion. Give all of us strength and courage to act and pray in ways that can lead toward reconciliation. Help us be agents of your reconciliation with our friends on both sides of this dispute. We ask all this in the Name of the Holy Reconciler, Jesus your Son. Amen..

































Welcome
  to Calvary Episcopal Church, a member of the continuing Episcopal Church in South Carolina- we invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. Feel free to share any comments or questions that might be on your mind through our online guest book.  If you're not currently a member of our church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our weekly services or activities. And of course, feel free to reach out and call one of our  Pastors or Ministry Leaders at 843-723-3878.

Join us at 10:30 A.M. any Sunday at 106 Line Street in Charleston, South Carolina.  We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us as we worship and fellowship together. 

Many blessings to you,

The Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church





Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Occasion: Proper 17
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Year (cycle):  C


The Collect: 

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Jeremiah 2:4-13 [Alternate: Sirach 10:12-18 or Proverbs 25:6-7]

Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. 5Thus says the Lord:
What wrong did your ancestors find in me
   that they went far from me,
and went after worthless things, and became worthless themselves?
6 They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord
   who brought us up from the land of Egypt,
who led us in the wilderness,
   in a land of deserts and pits,
in a land of drought and deep darkness,
   in a land that no one passes through,
   where no one lives?’
7 I brought you into a plentiful land
   to eat its fruits and its good things.
But when you entered you defiled my land,
   and made my heritage an abomination.
8 The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’
   Those who handle the law did not know me;
the rulers transgressed against me;
   the prophets prophesied by Baal,
   and went after things that do not profit.

9 Therefore once more I accuse you,
says the Lord,
   and I accuse your children’s children.
10 Cross to the coasts of Cyprus and look,
   send to Kedar and examine with care;
   see if there has ever been such a thing.
11 Has a nation changed its gods,
   even though they are no gods?
But my people have changed their glory
   for something that does not profit.
12 Be appalled, O heavens, at this,
   be shocked, be utterly desolate,
says the Lord,
13 for my people have committed two evils:
   they have forsaken me,
the fountain of living water,
   and dug out cisterns for themselves,
cracked cisterns
   that can hold no water.

Alternate:
Sirach 10:12-18

12 The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord;
   the heart has withdrawn from its Maker.
13 For the beginning of pride is sin,
   and the one who clings to it pours out abominations.
Therefore the Lord brings upon them unheard-of calamities,
   and destroys them completely.
14 The Lord overthrows the thrones of rulers,
   and enthrones the lowly in their place.
15 The Lord plucks up the roots of the nations,
   and plants the humble in their place.
16 The Lord lays waste the lands of the nations,
   and destroys them to the foundations of the earth.
17 He removes some of them and destroys them,
   and erases the memory of them from the earth.
18 Pride was not created for human beings,
   or violent anger for those born of women.

or 
Proverbs 25:6-7

6 Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
   or stand in the place of the great;
7 for it is better to be told, ‘Come up here’,
   than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.

Psalm: 
Psalm 81:1, 10-16 [Alternate: Psalm 112]

1 Sing with joy to God our strength *
        and raise a loud shout to the God of Jacob.

10 I am the Lord your God,
       who brought you out of the land of Egypt and said, *
      “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
11 And yet my people did not hear my voice, *
       and Israel would not obey me.
12 So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their hearts, *
       to follow their own devices.
13 Oh, that my people would listen to me! *
       that Israel would walk in my ways!
14 I should soon subdue their enemies *
       and turn my hand against their foes.
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, *
       and their punishment would last for ever.
16 But Israel would I feed with the finest wheat *
       and satisfy him with honey from the rock.

Alternate:
Psalm 112

1 Hallelujah!
  Happy are they who fear the Lord *
        and have great delight in his commandments!
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
        the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
        and their righteousness will last for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
        the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.
5 It is good for them to be generous in lending *
        and to manage their affairs with justice.
6 For they will never be shaken; *
        the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
        their heart is right;
        they put their trust in the Lord.
8 Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
        until they see their desire upon their enemies.
9 They have given freely to the poor, *
        and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
        they will hold up their head with honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be angry;
    they will gnash their teeth and pine away; *
        the desires of the wicked will perish.

Epistle: 
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

1 Let mutual love continue. 2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. 3Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. 4Let marriage be held in honour by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. 5Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’ 6So we can say with confidence,
‘The Lord is my helper;
   I will not be afraid.
What can anyone do to me?’

Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever. 15Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. 16Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Gospel: 
Luke 14:1, 7-14

1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.

When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable. 8‘When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honour, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give this person your place”, and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. 10But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up higher”; then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. 11For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’

12 He said also to the one who had invited him, ‘When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’





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