9:30 AM Adult Bible Study
9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist,
On the first Sunday of each month, Coffee Hour follows
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.
We beseech thee to heal
all brokenness within thy
Church that unity may
one day be restored.
We submit to your love
and care our brother
and sister Anglicans
in the coastal part of
The Episcopal Church
in [coastal] South Carolina
and their bishop,
as they work to rebuild
and re-form their diocese.
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.
Your prayer request opens the door, and God is waiting patiently on the other side of that door, at all times, in all
situations, to join with you.
Many blessings to you,
The Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Year (cycle): B
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Lesson:Acts 4:5-12
5 The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem,6with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John,* and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. 7When they had made the prisoners*stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ 8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, 9if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, 10let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,* whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. 11This Jesus* is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
A Psalm of David.
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,*
5 You prepare a table before me
Epistle:1 John 3:16-24
16We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 17How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister* in need and yet refuses help?
18 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 19And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him 20whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; 22and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.
23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.24All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.
11 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.
14I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,
15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.
16I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
17For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
18No one takes* it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’
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