during social distancing
Effective March, 13, 2020, all in-person worship and meetings in all churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, including Calvary, have been suspended in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. All worship and gatherings at, and sponsored by Calvary have been suspended until further notice.
This page contains information and resources to keep us connected during this time. Remember that we are asked to socially distance ourselves not isolate. Please continue to reach out to fellow congregants and participate in online worship, prayer and formation with us.
- Sunday Worship at Calvary
We will gather online on Facebook for Live worship on Sundays as a congregation. To join us this week for services at 9 A.M. CDT, follow this link Facebook Live. Click here for an order of service: Bulletin. Please note: if you don't have a Facebook account but would like to set one up, click HERE.
- Don’t have a Facebook account?
Calvary’s live stream is from a public page and is open to everyone. You can watch our services and devotionals without a Facebook profile or without logging in.
- What if I missed the Live Stream?
You can always go to our public Calvary Facebook page,
YouTube channel, or watch our sermons on our webpage.
- Weekday Daily Prayer & Devotional
Mother Mo will offer daily prayer, devotion and reflection on Facebook Live Monday - Friday at 12:00 p.m. Please visit our Calvary Episcopal Facebook page at 12:00 p.m. CDT to participate in this devotional time. You do not need a Facebook account to watch.
- There will be no meetings, gatherings or worship at Calvary Church until further notice (this includes all 12-Step programs, and outside groups). These will be rescheduled.
- The Tri-Town YMCA is still using our space and following the health guidelines provided by the center for Disease Control and Prevention. Our building has a vocation to serve in times of need and this is one of those times. Per our Bishop Lee's email, our building can be used for ministries that “serve those most in need.” The Tri-Town YMCA is one of these ministries, providing childcare to low-income families who desperately need childcare.
- The Tri-Town YMCA has taken extreme precaution to ensure everyone’s safety. They are serving only 10 children a day, looking for signs of illness, asking health related questions and taking temperatures at the door. They are also paying for extra weekly cleaning and disinfecting, sanitizing and disinfecting regularly throughout the day and have had the carpet and chairs professionally deep cleaned and disinfected.
- During this period of fasting from in-person contact let's remember that we can stay connected by praying for one another, by calling one another, and by reminding ourselves that by staying apart temporarily what we're actually doing is coming together.
PRAYING TOGETHER FROM HOME
Click here for Sunday worship documents:
Easy to navigate Book of Common Prayer in a PDF to use at home.
Links to specific services:
Learn how to pray Morning Prayer at home using just your Book of Common Prayer and Bible in this friendly video from Bishop Jennifer Reddall of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.
Daily Prayer Anytime: Forward Day by Day meditations (updated daily) from Forward Movement.
Free Online Formation: online courses, Prayer and Worship in Our Homes.
Prayers for the Sick:
Other Important Links:
- Giving is a big part of our Lenten practice. Gracious giving is how we are able to be Christ’s body in a suffering world. Many people have been asking about offerings and pledge payments during this time. If you haven't yet pledged, we'd love to receive yours HERE.
- To make a donation or pledge payment, please either mail a check to the church, or donate online here.
- If you would like your donation to be used towards the Rector’s Discretionary Fund that helps those in need or our Lenten Project that is designated for Immigrant Solidarity DuPage this year please indicate this in the memo.
Please click HERE to submit your pledge to Calvary for 2020.
Your Generosity is Our Legacy
We are extremely grateful for the countless ways in which Calvary is supported by its members and friends -- from the time and talent they offer to the treasure they share. Our most profound thanks.