while we are apart

Update January 2022:

One step forward, two steps back – but together! As new variants emerge was follow the most recent guidelines (and our own common sense) to determine what actions are safe as we gather. It can change every week so see the most recent weekly newsletter or contact the church office.

Update October 2021:
Calvary’s observance of the recommended public health protocols permits up to 50 mask wearing, socially distanced worshippers per Sunday.  We take temperatures and have hand sanitizer available.  All we need is you.

We continue to live-stream Sunday service on Facebook Live. 

Update November 2020:
Due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in our area, the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago has announced suspending in-person meetings and worship once again. Please click HERE to read the announcement from Bishop Lee.

Update July 2020:
Beginning Sunday, August 9, 2020, Calvary will resume in-person worship service at 9:00 am. We are taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone who enters the building. We will also continue to live-stream services on Facebook Live for those who are not yet ready to return.

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. 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.
  • Early Morning Devotional
    Marilyn Stein will offer morning devotional for the early risers on Facebook Live on Tuesday mornings at 7:30am CDT. Please visit our Calvary Episcopal Facebook page to participate.

    Reopening Guidelines:

    Calvary Clergy and lay leaders have taken into account the needs of the congregation as well as the guidelines provided by the IDPH, CDC, and the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago in putting together the reopening plan. You can view the full plan and the guidelines from each organization here:



    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.

    Prayer podcasts:

    Prayers for the Sick:

    Other Important Links:

    Calvary Episcopal Church Facebook  & YouTube channel for online Worship & Devotionals.

    • 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, please indicate this in the memo.

    Pledge Form

    Please click HERE to submit your pledge to Calvary for 2022.

    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.