Reach out. Receive. Rejoice.
Welcome to Calvary!
This year we celebrate 85 years of active community involvement in Lombard. Our goal is simple: to find guidance for our daily living in our Sunday worship and then to take the Good News out into the world and live it.
We are a mixed group of young, old, and somewhere in between. We share good times and bad. We invite you to visit, to worship or celebrate with us, and to find out more.
All are welcomed here!
Holy Week Schedule
On Maundy Thursday, (April 17), at 6:30 pm we gather for dinner, to remember the story of the meal at which Jesus taught us to receive him in bread and wine. We'll hear scripture and pray as we feast with Jesus in the fellowship hall, then move to the altar to share the communion of Christ's body and blood. When we have eaten, the altar is stripped to bare wood and the decorations of the church are veiled. These prayers lead us into the time of contemplation that we need for Good Friday.
On Good Friday, (April 18) at noon, we will have a quiet service of prayer and veneration of the cross, with communion from the Reserved Sacrament.
On Good Friday, (April 18) at 7 pm, we will join our Christian neighbors at Maple and Main for a Community Good Friday service in the Maple Street Chapel (220 S Main Street). As we remember the gift of Jesus' life, and watch with the disciples from the foot of the cross, it is an excellent time to pray together with our brothers and sisters in Christ across denominations.
On Saturday (April 19), Easter begins at night. At 8 pm, we'll celebrate the Great Vigil of Easter, a candlelight service of story and prayer, and the sacrament of Baptism. The service begins in darkness, with the lighting of a bright fire, and puts us in touch with the awe and mystery of resurrection.
Easter Sunday will be our traditional joyful celebration! Don't forget your Easter Bonnets and other festive headwear for our Easter Bonnet Parade (prizes for beautiful and creative bonnets and ties for both adults and children!) at the end of each service!
Do you participate in a lot of outreach activities with Calvary? Are you not sure what we do, or how you'd get involved? Something in between? No matter what, we need to hear from you!
Please take our outreach survey and help us improve our outreach efforts. We'd like to hear from every Calvarian in your household, too, so please share the link.
If you have questions about Outreach or this survey, please contact Naren Prasad, our Outreach Vestry member.
Calvary's Core Values:
* We are a compassionate and welcoming church that respects, connects and cares for one another.
* We joyfully share our abundance and gratitude to God by serving our community and the world, striving to make a difference.
* We celebrate traditions to pass on to the next generation with faith, prayer and our commitment to God.