Friday, March 9, 2001, Vol. 115, No. 46

Calvary Episcopal Church welcomes two returning speakers, Rev Lenten series continues at Calvary Calvary Episcopal Church hosts two returning speakers, the Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad and Dr. Marcus J. Borg, to the second full week of its 78th annual Noonday Lenten Preaching Series. The series of services, which are open to the public, are held in the sanctuary from 12:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m., through April 6. Calvary is at the corner of Second Street and Adams Avenue. Lundblad, an associate professor of preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will lead services Monday through Wednesday. She has previously taught at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. As a board member of the Protestant Radio and Television Center, she is regularly featured on The Protestant Hour radio series. Borg, a Hundere distinguished professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, will speak March 15 and 16. He is the author of the best-selling book "Meeting Jesus Again For The First Time." His most recent books include, "The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions," "God at 2000" and "Reading The Bible Again For The First Time." Borg is president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars. The next week will begin with Dr. Herbert ODriscoll, international Anglican missioner and teacher from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada speaking March 19 through 21. The Rev. Gina M. Stewart, pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church and the first African-American woman pastor in Memphis, will preach March 22 and 23. Speakers for the following week include Dr. Frank A. Thomas, senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, March 26 and 27; and Dr. Dan Matthews, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City, March 28 and 30. The series will wrap up with Dr. Bill J. Leonard, dean and professor of church history at Wake Forest University Divinity School, Winston-Salem, N.C., speaking April 2 and 3; and Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, senior pastor at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., leading the final sermons scheduled April 4 and 6. Each Monday during the luncheon series, Calvary will salute area businesses and organizations. The Memphis Fire Department will be honored Monday. Other groups being honored this year include Christian Youth Ministers, March 19; Lemoyne-Owen College, March 26; and the Memphis Arts Council, April 2. Also, in honor of the joint efforts of the Memphis religious community required to organize the Lenten series, Calvary will salute a different Memphis congregation each week. Churches honored will include: St. Marys Episcopal Cathedral, Thursday; Idlewild Presbyterian Church, March 22; Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, March 27; and both Monumental Baptist Church and New Salem Baptist Church, April 5. Calvarys Waffle Shop will provide weekday lunches from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those attending services may choose to eat before services begin or reserve seating for afterward. For more information, call 525-6602.