Introduction to Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, IL–2019 by Joel Montgomery, Stewardship Chair–YouTube Video...
Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the First Sunday in Advent, 12/02/2018, As we prepare for the anniversary of Christ’s first coming, we are preparing for His Second Coming. Christ is with us now, every day, by virtue of our baptism and the Holy Spirit. Christ promised that, when two or three are gathered in His name, He will be with them. Every Sunday, when we gather to worship, Christ is with us. In addition to being with us and part of us, He is with us in the form of His Body......
Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for All Saints Sunday, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, 11/04/2018. In the Episcopal Church, we celebrate All Saints on November 1st and on the Sunday closest to November 1st. I have celebrated this service four times this year. I am glad we honor our departed on this date because the reading from this year seem to focus more on death than on honoring the departed. What or who do we honor on this date? We honor Holiness. For a lot of us, if we think about ourselves, we......
Extract from Fr Mike’s Homily regarding Stewardship 2018-2019–We need to determine what we can contribute to the growth of the Kingdom of God. (From his homily on 09/30/2018-“Do The Work We Have Been Called To Do”) Fr Mike speaks to data collected by the Episcopal Church regarding size of congregations and asks us to consider what we can contribute to the growth of the Kingdom of God. Here is a draft of a comprehensive presentation about Calvary we will be working from to create the materials for the 2018-19 Stewardship Campaign.......
Fr Mike introduced a self-cleaning Sanctuary robot vacuum yesterday. The attached video shows it hard at work, vacuuming the Sanctuary floor. (It probably needs to be a little narrower so that it can fit better in our tight spaces.) Check-out the video....
Calvary’s guest, The Reverend Cannon Howard K. Williams, D Min, would like to share some of the Food for the Poor videos from YouTube with us during his visit. Links to these videos can be found on this post. Please share this post with your friends. Contact Information for Food for the Poor, Inc. 6401 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 954-427-2222 www.FoodForThePoor.org Online Donations–Send “Kindness” text message to 51555 Rev Cannon Howard K. Williams’ 8:00 AM homily on World Mission Sunday, 02/11/2018. Visit our Online Education website, https://edu.calvaryepiscopalbatavia.church to see......
Fr Michael Rasicci, as part of the Communion service for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany (Jesus’ Baptism Sunday), 01/07/2018, led the congregation in a Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows. The video is housed on YouTube. Here it is. ...
Welcome to the Calvary 2018 Stewardship Campaign for Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia, IL. Our theme this year is “Supporting what we love and value about Calvary with our time, talents, and treasure.” The video (found on YouTube) is the presentation shared with the congregation on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, the First Sunday in Advent....