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





Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Year (cycle):  A


The Collect: 

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Acts 2:14a,36-41

14 Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: 36 ‘Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.’

37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we do?’ 38Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’ 40And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ 41So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.

Psalm: 
Psalm 116:1-3,10-17

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, *
       because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.
2 The cords of death entangled me;
  the grip of the grave took hold of me; *
       I came to grief and sorrow.
3 Then I called upon the Name of the Lord: *
      "O Lord, I pray you, save my life."
10 How shall I repay the Lord *
       for all the good things he has done for me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation *
       and call upon the Name of the Lord.
12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
       in the presence of all his people.
13 Precious in the sight of the Lord *
       is the death of his servants.
14 O Lord, I am your servant; *
       I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
       you have freed me from my bonds.
15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
       and call upon the Name of the Lord.
16 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord *
       in the presence of all his people,
17 In the courts of the Lord'S house, *
       in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
       Hallelujah!

Epistle: 
1 Peter 1:17-23

17 If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. 18You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. 20He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. 21Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.

22 Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. 23You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

Gospel: 
Luke 24:13-35

13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad. 18Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?’ 19He asked them, ‘What things?’ They replied, ‘The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 24Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.’ 25Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?’ 27Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. 30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’ 33That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!’ 35Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

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