Welcome to Calvary Episcopal Church
Are you planning a visit to Calvary? Here is some information to acquaint you with what to expect during your visit.
Parking is available on Thompson Road in front of the church and the two adjacent side streets, Austin and Travis Streets plus an additional parking lot on Austin Street. Handicapped parking is available at each of these locations.
There are three entries into the church building and Parish Hall. The church entry is accessible from Travis Street and another from Thompson Road. The entry from Austin Street opens to the Parish Hall from which there is a walkway into the church.
Our nursery is open for both the 8:00am and 10:30am services to children for infants through age 3 years. It is located at the Austin Street entrance to the Parish Hall.
Ushers and Greeters are ready to welcome you in the entry to the church prior to our services. They are available to provide directions, information and distribute service bulletins. They will assist with any special needs or questions you may have before and during the service. The Greeters will offer you nametags. We ask that you wear one so that we may better assist you and get to know you, not to embarrass or single you out in any way.
During the service
The service bulletin is a complete guide to the service. Everything needed to participate can be found there including the words of the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, the scripture lessons to be read and music we will sing. If you are not sure about what to do, please do whatever you are comfortable with. People near you are happy to help; just ask.
Children’s Chapel for children Pre-K (age 4) through 6th grade is part of our 10:30am service. The children are invited to follow the cross to Children’s Chapel for their own order of worship. They return to the church in time for The Holy Communion.
Visitor Cards are found in the pew backs. We ask that you complete one and place it in the offering plate or give it to one of Ushers or Greeters as you leave the church. When you complete a card, we can give thanks for your presence and provide any additional information you may want about Calvary.
The Holy Communion is celebrated at every service. All who desire a closer relationship with Jesus Christ are invited to receive Holy Communion. The service bulletin provides directions on receiving the bread, wine or a blessing at the altar rail.
After the Service
After each service, you are invited to the Parish Hall for fellowship and coffee after the 8:00am service. Following the 10:30am service, cookies, coffee and lemonade are served. This is an opportunity to learn more about Calvary and meet others. Stop by the welcome table in the Parish Hall to be greeted and gather more information about Calvary.
We believe that as the people of Calvary Episcopal Church, empowered by the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus, we seek to embrace all ages in our journey of faith through these Core Values:
Fellowship and Family Christian Education Worship Outreach
Calvary Episcopal Church & School | 806 Thompson Road | Richmond, Texas 77469 | Office: (281) 342-2147 | School: (281) 342-3161 | Fax: (281) 232-5945
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