Announcements June 28, 2015

Super Kids! The Kingdom:  The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.  Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/vbs or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5th grade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.  

VBS: Dear Church Family thanks for your interest in VBS. These are some of the items we will need. 10 cases of small bottled water, 10 cases of boxes of juice, white napkins, small 6 inch Styrofoam plates (250), 8inch Styrofoam plates (300), white forks and spoons  (500 ), 5-10lb bags one for each day, chocolate cookies (100). If you would like to help with some of these items, please let Hyacinth or Carmen know. If you leave the item in the kitchen please mark them for VBS.  Once again thank you very much for your generosity in advance. Castle kitchen staff.

COOS Lunch: The Lunch Group is a ministry of singles of all ages who enjoy the comradery of sharing lunch together. A different restaurant is chosen each month, meeting on the second Thursday. Our next luncheon will be at Sombrero’s Restaurant, 4990 Stack Blvd., (off Palm Bay Rd), Thursday, July 9th, at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are necessary. Please contact Jean at 724-8253 or Barbara at 953-1379. Thank you.

Summer Offerings:  As you travel this summer, please make plans to continue your offerings while you are away.  One option is to designate the Church in your on-line bill payment plan.  Many of us now pay many of our bills with various on-line options–and the Church can be included in many of those plans.  If you need assistance or information, please contact Lisa Streck in the Church Office–the best days to try are Monday or Tuesday mornings. Thank you.

Special Projects: We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks.  If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer.  Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

Camp Wingman:  Children and youth from grades three through eleven are invited to attend Camp this summer.  Each week, approximately 100 participants gather at the camp, worship together, eat together, learn and have lots of fun!!  You can find all the details at campwingmann.org, or you can talk to Fr. Loren or one of our older youth who have already attended camp.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able to graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Guest Organist: Our music director and organist is on vacation. We welcome Bob Scruggs today, and thank him for leading us in praise to God.

 

Announcements June 21, 2015

Fr. Wally Schilling: We are glad to welcome all of our guests today, including Fr. Wally, who will be stepping in while Fr. Loren is in Asia. Members, please remember to wear your nametags to help our guests and newcomers begin to learn your name.  Thank you.

Happy Father’s Day: ECW wishes all our fathers and grandfathers a Happy Father’s Day
from all the women in the parish.  Have a wonderful day.

Piano Lessons:  Our church offers piano lessons during the whole year.  If you are interested in taking lessons, please contact our Music Director, Cleusa vanDorth after the service.

Super Kids! The Kingdom: The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8am-Noon daily.  Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/superkids or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5thgrade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.  

Vacation Bible School: Would you like to help the children from the neighborhood–and a number of our own grandchildren coming from out of town–to have a great VBS?  We are still in need of supplies and volunteers.  How would you like to contribute to this ministry?  A list of needed supplies is posted in the Parish Hall and listed below; money is also appreciated.  Thank you. In His Service, Hyacinth.

These are some of the items we will need. If you would like to help with some of these, please let Hyacinth or Carmen know. If you leave items in the kitchen, mark them for VBS.  Thank you very much for your generosity. Castle Kitchen staff.

  • 10 cases of small bottled water
  • 10 cases of boxes of juice
  • white napkins
  • small 6 inch Styrofoam plates (250)
  • 8 inch Styrofoam plates (300)
  • white forks and spoons  (500 )
  • 510 lb bags one for each day
  • chocolate cookies (100)

Summer Offerings:  As you travel this summer, please make plans to continue your offerings while you are away.  One option is to designate the Church in your on-line bill payment plan.  Many of us now pay many of our bills with various on-line options–and the Church can be included in many of those plans.  If you need assistance or information, please contact Lisa Streck in the Church Office–the best days to try are Monday or Tuesday mornings. Thank you.

While Fr. Loren is Away: Deacon Tom will take the lead on all pastoral matters; Jerome McKenzie, Senior Warden, will take the lead on all Vestry matters; Andrea St. Hilaire will continue to take the lead on all office matters.  Please contact Dcn Tom, Jerome or Andrea in case of an emergency, and they will be able to respond. Thank you.

Special Projects: We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks.  If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer.  Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

Sanctuary Candles: The Sanctuary Candle burns to the Glory of God and in memory of Al Kaufmann Jr, Earl Lochnerand Al Kaufmann Sr. from the Kaufmann Family.

Camp Wingman:  Children and youth from grades three through eleven are invited to attend Camp this summer.  Each week, approximately 100 participants gather at the camp, worship together, eat together, learn and have lots of fun!!  You can find all the details at campwingmann.org, or you can talk to Fr. Loren or one of our older youth who have already attended camp.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able to graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Love Inc.:  Love Inc. is seeking volunteers for various positions. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Derrain at (321-253-9542). Additional information is available on the website Loveincbrevard.com, or Volunteermatch.org.

 

Announcements June 14, 2015

Super Kids! The Kingdom: The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8am-Noon daily. Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/superkids or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5th grade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.

Vacation Bible School: Would you like to help the children from the neighborhood–and a number of our own grandchildren coming from out of town–to have a great VBS? We are still in need of supplies and volunteers. How would you like to contribute to this ministry? A list of needed supplies is posted in the Parish Hall; monies are also appreciated. Thank you. In His Service. Hyacinth.
Piano Lessons: Our church offers piano lessons during the whole year. If you are interested in taking lessons, please contact our Music Director, Cleusa van Dorth after the service.

Volunteer Recruitment: Healthy churches are always working to raise up new leaders for ministry. This summer, we will be specifically looking for new volunteers and leaders–to edit the Good News, to assist in the Welcome Center, to become our contact person for Palm Bay Elementary, and to be our small group’s liaison person. If you know someone who has an interest, recommend them! Call the Church Office and we will get their name to the right person! Or you can volunteer yourself! Thank you. (More information is in the Good News.)

Summer Offerings: As you travel this summer, please make plans to continue your offerings while you are away. One option is to designate the Church in your on-line bill payment plan. Many of us now pay many of our bills with various on-line options–and the Church can be included in many of those plans. If you need assistance or information, please contact Lisa Streck in the Church Office–the best days to try are Monday or Tuesday mornings. Thank you.

Camp Wingmann: Children and youth from grades three through eleven are invited to attend Camp this summer. Each week, approximately 100 participants gather at the camp, worship together, eat together, learn and have lots of fun!! You can find all the details at campwingmann.org, or you can talk to Fr. Loren or one of our older youth who have already attended camp.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able to graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Special Projects: We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks. If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer. Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

Love Inc.: Love Inc. is seeking volunteers for various positions. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Derrain at (321-253-9542). Additional information is available on the website Loveincbrevard.com, or Volunteermatch.org.

 

Announcements June 5, 2015

Super Kids! The Kingdom: The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8am-Noon daily. Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/superkids or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5th grade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.

Vacation Bible School: Would you like to help the children from the neighborhood–and a number of our own grandchildren coming from out of town–to have a great VBS? We are still in need of supplies and volunteers. How would you like to contribute to this ministry? A list of need supplies is posted in the Parish Hall; monies are also appreciated. Thank you. In His Service. Hyacinth.

Piano Lessons: Our church offers piano lessons during the whole year. If you are interested to take lessons, please, contact our Music Director, Cleusa van Dorth after the service.

Volunteer Recruitment: Healthy Churches are always working to rise up new leaders for ministry. This summer, we will be specifically looking for new volunteers and leaders–to edit the Good News, to assist in the Welcome Center, to become our contact person for Palm Bay Elementary, and to be our small group’s liaison person. If you know someone who has an interest, recommend them! Call the Church Office and we will get their name to the right person! Or you can volunteer yourself! Thank you. (More information is in the Good News.)

Summer Offerings: As you travel this summer, please make plans to continue your offerings while you are away. One option is to designate the Church in your on-line bill payment plan. Many of us now pay many of our bills with various on-line options–and the Church can be included in many of those plans. If you need assistance or information, please contact Lisa Streck in the Church Office–the best days to try are Monday or Tuesday mornings. Thank you.

Camp Wingmann: Children and youth from grades three through eleven are invited to attend Camp this summer. Each week, approximately 100 participants gather at the camp, worship together, eat together, learn and have lots of fun!! You can find all the details at campwingmann.org, or you can talk to Fr. Loren or one of our older youth who have already attended camp.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able t graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Thank you: Many thanks to those who have contributed to the Church Periodical Club. We have donated $165.00 to the club. Please continue to save your pennies for Fr. Vani.
Special Projects: Praise God the new chairs will arrive tomorrow (after being lost for two weeks somewhere between Utah and Florida!) We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks. If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer. Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

 

Announcements May 24, 2015

Vacation Bible School:  July 13-17.  Are you ready?  Have you signed up?  Would you like to be part of the team–as an Adult or as a Youth Leader?  Contact Hyacinth Clunie at 729-9422.  This year’s motif is built around a castle, as we explore the Kingdom of God!

Vacation Bible School Registration Link

Dove Bible Club Party: All elementary children are invited to the end of the year party on May 30, at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event will be held at Palm Bay Regional Park, Community Center Gymnasium 1951 Malabar Rd. Palm Bay, Fl. 32907. Complimentary Chicken Sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A, hula hoop competition, Bible Bowl contests and free throw championship will be given.

Prayer: “Jump on board” and join the Dong Team praying for those traveling to Asia! Bookmarks are available to guide your prayers. To receive specific prayer requests during the trip, sign up on the sheet provided at the entrance of the church, include your name and e-mail address.  The Friendship Forms in the pews can be also used to “sign up.” Provide your name and email address and indicate “Prayer Support.” Along with our prayers, the FISH is accepting donations small and large; write checks to Church of Our Savior with a Memo line – Dong.

Quarterly update for the Fr. Vani Fund: Contributions for the first quarter of the year was $201.50. Thank you to all the faithful givers. The collection basket is in the Narthex on the table under the name tags. Please keep this fund in mind when you have extra pennies or loose change. Diane Valigorsky.

Summer Offerings:  As you travel this summer, please make plans to continue your offerings while you are away.  One option is to designate the Church in your on-line bill payment plan.  Many of us now pay many of our bills with various on-line options–and the Church can be included in many of those plans.  If you need assistance or information, please contact Lisa Streck in the Church Office–the best days to try are Monday or Tuesday mornings. Thank you.

Chancel Choir:  We have started our summer rehearsal schedule:  practices will be on Sundays at 9:45am each week.

Camp Wingmann:  Children and youth from grades three through eleven are invited to attend Camp this summer.  Each week, approximately 100 participants gather at the camp, worship together, eat together, learn and have lots of fun!!  You can find all the details at campwingmann.org, or you can talk to Fr. Loren or one of our older youth who have already attended camp.

Volunteer Recruitment:  Healthy Churches are always working to rise up new leaders for ministry.  This summer, we will be specifically looking for new volunteers and leaders–to edit the Good News, to assist in the Welcome Center, to become our contact person for Palm Bay Elementary, and to be our small group’s liaison person.  If you know someone who has an interest, recommend them!  Call the Church Office and we will get their name to the right person!  Or you can volunteer yourself!  Thank you.  (More information is in the Good News.)

LEM Schedule: Reading schedules are available in the Welcome Center; please stop by for a copy.

 

Announcements May 17, 2015

Mark Your Calendars: Pentecost Sunday is on May 24.  There will be one combined service at 9:30 am followed by our international lunch.  What dish will you bring to share?  If you have a national flag to process, now is the time to get it ready.  (All three regular services will join in the one special service for the day.)

Quarterly Update: Update for the Fr. Vani Fund. For the quarter of the year $201.50 was contributed to the fund. Thank you to all the faithful givers. The collection basket is in the Narthex on the table under the name tags. Please keep this fund in mind when you have extra pennies or loose change.   Diane Valigorsky.

Vacation Bible School: On Saturday, May 23, 2015 a VBS meeting will be held in the Parish Hall at 9:00 a.m. All Team Leaders, volunteers and anyone interested in participating in this year’s VBS are being asked and encouraged to attend this meeting.  We welcome questions, suggestions and new ideas to this important meeting. Thank you, Hyacinth.

Welcome Center Volunteer:  We are looking for two more volunteers for the Welcome Center–persons with friendly smiles and able to use the computer.  We have one day each week to fill–and we would like to have a substitute to help cover as needed.  See Andrea in the Church Office for more information.  Thank you.

Congratulations: Church Of Our Savior proudly honors David Fox, for his upcoming graduation from Melbourne High School, as a member of the class of 2015. We will honor him today, near the end of the 10:30 a.m. service. We will have special cake in his honor, during the coffee hour. Please come over and celebrate with him.

Health Ministry Team:  Our new Team will be meeting on Monday, May 18 at 9:00am to continue planning how we can support the parish with health and medical information.  Thank you to all who attended Thursday’s Workshop focused on the pharmacy.

Special Projects- Chairs: It looks like we will have our new chairs in time for Pentecost!  Thank you to each one who has donated.  We are turning attention to replacing the stove in the kitchen (monies have already been promised to purchase the new electric stoves) and to trimming our trees.  One tree needs to be removed from the playground area .  New donations in the Special Projects envelopes will go to any unmet costs in the kitchen or to covering the cost of the trees.  Thank you for your support of our “pay as you go” strategy of addressing our property needs..

Family Promise: FP and Christine G. thank the volunteers for a great hosting week. Individual thanks in Good News. One of the families needs some clothes, asap, as follows:

  • Baby boy clothes 18-24 months. Diapers size 5.
  • Girl underwear (new) 3T-4T, and girl’s underwear (new) size 6. Pull ups 3T-4T.
  • Men’s work pants 34X32 and T-Shirts Adult Size M.
  • Women’s everyday clothes, shirts size L, pants size 14. Women’s shoes 8 1/2.

Contact Christine 759-2523 to get the clothes to the Resource Center.

Chancel Choir:  Due to the end of year activities, our choir practices will be held on Tuesday 5/19 and 5/26.  There will be no choir practices on Wednesday during the month of June.  We will have practices only on Sundays at 9:45a.m.

Palm Bay Elementary:  Prayers are requested both for our volunteers who are visiting the school each week–and for God’s leading in the next step to take as we reach out to the school and the neighborhood.  Ask the Lord to show all of us how to be confident and creative in our outreach.

China Adventure Trip:  The team of seven will travel in June to make friends and build friendships. Your prayers for their preparation, safety, and effectiveness are needed and appreciated.  Each of us has the luxury to pass several other places to worship while driving here today.  Our friends have no such choice–they may know only thirty, or even as few only fifteen other believers.  We go to encourage them in their life, faith and witness.

In Memory: The flowers on the alter are given in loving memory of William Parmenter Sr. given by his wife Mary Parmenter and Linda Swift.

LEM Schedule: Reading schedules are available in the Welcome Center; please stop by for a copy.

 

Announcements May 10, 2015

Ascension Service:  On May 14 at 7:00 p.m. we have again invited our neighboring Episcopal Churches to join us in celebrating Jesus’s Ascension to the Throne of God! (No 6:00pm service on Wednesday evening.)

Mark your calendars:  Pentecost Sunday is on May 24. There will be one combined service at 9:30 am followed by our international lunch. What dish will you bring to share? If you have a national flag to process, now is the time to get it ready. (All three regular services will join in the one special service for the day.)

Sanctuary Candles:  The Sanctuary Candles burns to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Cora Lochner, Jean Kaufmann and Joan DeMaris. The Kaufamann Family.

Quarterly update:  Update for the Fr. Vani Fund. For the quarter of the year $201.50 was contributed to the fund. Thank you to all the faithful givers. The collection basket is in the Narthex on the table under the name tags. Please keep this fund un mind when you have extra pennies or loose change. Diane Valigorsky.

Money & More:  The Brotherhood of St Andrew will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We will discuss topics such as wills, trust funds, gifts, funeral arrangements etc. It is very important that every member makes an effort to attend. A Continental Breakfast will be served.

Welcome Center Volunteer:  We are looking for two more volunteers for the Welcome Center–persons with friendly smiles and able to use the computer. We have one day each week to fill–and we would like to have a substitute to help cover as needed. See Andrea in the Church Office for more information. Thank you.

Health Ministry Team:  Our new Team will be meeting on Monday, May 18 at 9:00am to continue planning how we can support the parish with health and medical information. Thank you to all who attended Thursday’s Workshop focused on the pharmacy.

Special Projects- Chairs:  It looks like we will have our new chairs in time for Pentecost! Thank you to each one who has donated (or will do so today). If we have extra monies after the purchase, we will use that to start our next special project. Again thank you.

Palm Bay Elementary:  Prayers are requested both for our volunteers who are visiting the school each week, and for God’s leading in the next step to take as we reach out to the school and the neighborhood. Ask the Lord to show all of us how to be confident and creative in our outreach.

Vacation Bible School:  VBS will be during the week of July 13-17, 2015. We are continuing with the theme: Super Kids: Welcome to the Kingdom. All Team Leaders are being asked to contact their team members of last year to discuss the plan for their sites–and we will be recruiting new team members. A combined meeting will be held on a later date. If you should require any additional information please feel free to contact me at 729-9422. In His Service, Hyacinth.

Family Promise:  FP and Christine G. thank the volunteers for a great hosting week. Individual thanks in Good News. One of the families needs some clothes, asap, as follows:

  • Baby boy clothes 18-24 months. Diapers size 5.
  • Girl underwear (new)3T-4T, and girls underwear (new)size 6. Pull ups 3T-4T.
  • Men’s work pants 34X32 and T-Shirts Adult Size M.
  • Women’s everyday clothes, shirts size L, pants size 14. Women’s shoes 8 1/2.

Contact Christine 759-2523 to get the clothes to the Resource Center.

Singles Lunch:  COOS Singles Luncheon will be on May 14 at Captain Hiram’s Restaurant 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. Reservations are necessary in advance. Please contact Ray Byrd 321-727-3917.

Sunday Coffee Hour:  For the month of May, ministry spotlight is on Order of St. Luke. Members are available after 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services during Coffee Hour to explain their mission and answer any questions you may have. Plan to attend Coffee Hour at least once a month to learn about our Church Ministries.

 

Announcements May 3, 2015

Health Ministry Event: Church of Our Savior presents a free Health Ministry Event on May 07, at 3 p.m. This event is open to the public. We have invited Doctor Ankur Shah to be our guest speaker.  If you have questions concerning your Medicare Coverage, Medications and Costs come and join us.

Vacation Bible School: VBS will be during the week of July 13-17, 2015.  We are continuing with the theme: Super Kids: Welcome to the Kingdom.  All Team Leaders are being asked to contact their team members of last year to discuss the plan for their sites–and we will be recruiting new team members. A combined meeting will be held on a later date. If you should require any additional information please feel free to contact me at 729-9422.  In His Service, Hyacinth.

Money & More: The Brotherhood of St Andrew will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We will discuss topics such as wills, trust funds, gifts, funeral arrangements etc. It is very important that every member makes an effort to attend. A Continental Breakfast will be served.

Ascension Service: On May 14 at 7:00 p.m. we have again invited our neighboring Episcopal Churches to join us in celebrating Jesus’s Ascension to the Throne of God!

Mark your calendars: Pentecost Sunday is on May 24.

Ushers: Dear Brothers and Sisters, we have lost a few members in the past and are now seeking new ushers for 10:30 Service. Our ushers are responsible both to assist with the hospitality of our service and to respond attentively in the case of an emergency.  If you are interested in becoming an usher please sign up in the Welcome Center. You will be on the best committee. Thank you, Ivy.

Special Projects- Chairs: We are close to our goal is to raise $4000 to buy 100 chairs at $40 each for the Parish Hall.  The chairs will be the light-weight, but sturdy folding chairs that match the white tables already in use.  If you would like to buy 1, 2 or more chairs, please donate $40, $80 or more dollars, using the Special Projects Envelopes in the pews.  We hope to have the chairs for Pentecost!

Singles Lunch: COOS Singles Luncheon will be on May 14 at Captain Hiram’s Restaurant 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. Reservations are necessary in advance. Please contact Ray Byrd 321-727-3917.

Sunday Coffee Hour: For the month of May, ministry spotlight is on Order of St. Luke. Members are available after 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services during Coffee Hour to explain their mission and answer any questions you may have. Plan to attend Coffee Hour at least once a month to learn about our Church Ministries.

 

Announcements April 26, 2015

The ART of WORSHIP: Last week’s sermon ended with the challenge to come to today’s service, specifically asking Jesus to come and stand among us as we gather.  Take a moment now and ask Jesus to reveal himself to us today.

Vacation Bible School: VBS will be during the week of July 13-17, 2015.  We are continuing with the theme: Super Kids: Welcome to the Kingdom.  All Team Leaders are being asked to contact their team members of last year to discuss the plan for their sites–and we will be recruiting new team members. A combined meeting will be on a later date. If you should require any additional questions please feel free to contact me at 729-9422.  In His Service, Hyacinth.

In Gathering: May 3, 2015 IN-GATHERING FOR CHURCH PERIODICAL CLUB Envelopes will be inserted in the Bulletin next Sunday. If you wish to write a check, please make it to Episcopal Church Diocese of Central Florida. Note: Church Periodical Club.

Money & More: The Brotherhood of St Andrew will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We will discuss topics such as wills, trust funds, gifts, funeral arrangements etc. It is very important that every member makes an effort to attend. A continental Breakfast will be served.  

Family Promise: COOS will be hosting Family Promise April 26 – May 3.  Please do pray for our guests during the week–for their peace, for courage to keep moving forward, and for an encounter with the love of Jesus Christ.  Midweek events continue as scheduled–but may meet in the Discipleship Center or other rooms as necessary.

National Day of Prayer:  Did you know that the NDOP began as the compliment to Thanksgiving?  Thanksgiving was a national day in the fall for prayer and thanksgiving, and the NDOP was a day in the spring for prayer and fasting.  The NDOP this year will be on May 7.  Fr. Loren will be leading the event at City Hall in Palm Bay, starting at Noon.

Boxtops:  We are now collecting “box tops” for Palm Bay Elementary.  The school is able to use the box tops and labels from all sorts of products to earn money and vouchers to purchase supplies for the classroom.  Save your box tops and bring them to the Parish Hall.

Singles Lunch: COOS Singles Luncheon will be on May 14 at Captain Hiram’s Restaurant 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. Reservations are necessary in advance. Please contact Ray Byrd 321-727-3917.

Ushers: Dear Brothers and Sisters, we have lost a few members in the past and are now seeking for new ushers for 10:30 Service. Our ushers are responsible both to assist with the hospitality of our service and to respond attentively in the case of an emergency.  If you are interested in becoming an usher please sign up in the Welcome Center. You will be on the best committee. Thank you, Ivy.

Friendship Day: Church Women United invites you to 2015 May Friendship Day and Luncheon on Friday, May 1. The program will begin at 10:00am and lunch will be served at 11:00am. Cost of lunch is $8.00 you can pay at the door. Location: The Salvation Army, 1080 Hickory Street, Melbourne.  If you have further questions please feel free to contact Nancy 321-951-3683.

Special Projects Chairs:  Our goal is to raise $4000 to buy 100 chairs at $40 each for the Parish Hall.  The chairs will be the light-weight, but sturdy folding chairs that match the white tables already in use.  If you would like to buy 1, 2 or more chairs, please donate $40, $80 or more dollars, using the Special Projects Envelopes in the pews.  When God raises up the $4000, we will order the chairs and a dolly to store and move the chairs.

Thank You:  Many thanks to all members of COOS for your support, prayers and concerns relative to my son’s death.   John Harbin.

 

Announcements April 12, 2015

Family Fun Fest: Also known as the Acolyte Festival–all members of the Church and their friends are invited to worship at the Cathedral and then head out to Wet’n’Wild on Saturday May 9. The tickets are $44 per person. Sign up on the Friendship Form–deadline is April 19 for reserving tickets.

Special Projects: Chairs: On Thursday evening, the Vestry gave the green light to purchasing the Lifetime folding chairs for the Parish Hall that go with the white tables. This is a pay-as-you-go special project: our goal is 100 chairs at $40 each. If you would like to buy 1, 2 or more chairs, please donate $40, $80 or more dollars, using the Special Projects Envelopes in the pews. When God raises up the $4000, we will order the chairs and a dolly to store and move the chairs.

Relay for Life: Relay for Life, Palm Bay, will be hosting a free Survivor/Caregiver Dinner Dance on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a great dinner, with fun, fellowship, and dancing to music through the decades. The event will be located at Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall. Dinner will be catered by Texas Roadhouse. Registration is required: Edna Wesley (321-610-3344) or register in the church office.

Family Promise: COOS will be hosting Family Promise April 26 – May 3. That is only two weeks from today! Everyone can donate time, talent or treasures. FPB Director Tara P will have training for all volunteers who have contact with the families at 3 pm next Sunday 4/19 (before 5pm service). Also, Box City Fundraiser at Holy Name of Jesus on 4/17-18 Christine G will be camping/walking. To donate contact Chistine.g.FPB@gmail.com or 759-2523 or on bulletin board in Welcome Center.

Love INC: “Transformation 4 Life” is a workshop on Biblical patterns for helping those in need–and avoiding the “when helping hurts” scenarios. This workshop is free and is being hosted by Great Allen Chapel in Melbourne. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Boxtops: We are now collecting “box tops” for Palm Bay Elementary. The school is able to use the box tops and labels from all sorts of products to earn money and vouchers to purchase supplies for the classroom. Save your box tops and bring them to the Parish Hall.

Thank You: Thank you to all who prayed for my mother Yvonne Naidu when she was sick, and for all who called and sent cards after her passing. We are very grateful for the support and care that you have shown us. May God bless you all. Roland & Gail Naidu.

On the Organ: We welcome Bob Scruggs who will be playing the organ and piano this morning..

Small Groups: Six groups are taking shape, following our Lenten Series, to study, pray and fellowship together in the weeks ahead. If you are looking to join a group, or know of another group that is forming or continuing, please let us know on the Friendship Form. Thank you.

Good News Articles: Articles are due this week for the May issue of the Good News–either in the Office or by email to goodnews@oursaviorpalmbay.org. Thank you.

The ART of WORSHIP: Today we start a six week series on worship–part of the context is that we have taken steps in our worship life over the last year–adding prayer stations to the Wednesday Healing Eucharist, implementing Rite I at 8:00 a.m., going weekly with the 5:00 p.m. Service, and recently moving the Crucifix to the Prayer Corner. Each of the steps has been prayerfully considered. Now is a good time to reflect on where God is leading us, why, and what it is to worship in the first place.