Announcements Jan 25, 2015

Lenten Series 2015:  The Way of the Cross and the Spirit is the title of this year’s series–with small groups beginning during the week of February 16th.  Small groups in homes, at the Church, or at restaurants will meet for the six weeks of Lent.  The Sunday preaching will follow the same theme.  We are looking for hosts (groups are 3 to 10 persons):  would you consider being one?  For more information, see Fr. Loren.  Sign up for groups will begin next week.

Candidates for Vestry:  There are four nominees for Vestry this year:  Theresa Castrillo, Shirley Flowers, Carol Leacock, and Ken Salkeld.  A vote will be required to elect members to the Vestry:  three members to three three year terms and one to a one year term.  Ruth Wharton has resigned from the Vestry with one year remaining in her term.

Mabel Cooke’s Funeral:  The Service will begin at 11:00 am Monday at Church of Our Savior—followed by a collation at the Church.  The viewing will be at Fountainhead Funeral Home on Sunday evening.

Special Invitation: Everyone in the congregation is invited to attend a SPECIAL SERVICE for the installation of two new Junior Daughters of the King. The service will be held on February 1, 2015 at the 5:00 p.m service.  Please come and support these Daughters. You will be blessed. Thank you in advance Hyacinth.

Mark your calendar: ECW Pancake Supper will be held on February 17th, from 4:30-6:p.m.  A list of donated items is on the Parish Hall Bulletin Board. Tickets are $3.00 for adults and $1.50 for children under 10 years old. Tickets will be available later this month. For information please contact Mickey at 321-956-1590.

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.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

 Family Promise: One month until our next Host week. Feb. 8-15. Sign up in the Parish Hall or with christine.g.fpb@gmail.com. There is a job for everyone, from hosting a dinner, set up or take down for the week, hosting overnight, playing with the families on Saturday, or just donating food for breakfasts or lunches. Find out how you can help homeless families in Brevard find a permanent home. Contact above email or FamilyPromiseofBrevard.org  

Choir:   Choir practice this week will be held on Tuesday (1/28) at 7:00 pm.  We will be back to our normal schedules on Wednesday 2/5.  

China Adventure Trip:  Applications are available for this year’s trip, June 14-26.  Please pray for the formation of the team:  interest has already been expressed by folks in Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina, Jacksonville and from within Central Florida.  Applications are due March 1, 2015.

 

Announcements Jan 18, 2015

Next Sunday:  On January 25, we will have one morning service at 9:30am followed by our annual meeting with a light lunch at about 11:30am.  The Annual Meeting is a day of celebration and prayer, thanking God for the ministry he has given us and considering what lies ahead in the year to come. Annual Reports are available in the Welcome Center and Narthex.

Candidates for Vestry:  There are four nominees for Vestry this year:  Theresa Castrillo, Shirley Flowers, Carol Leacock, and Ken Salkeld.  A vote will be required to elect members to the Vestry.

Brunache Jones Funeral:  The Service will be on Wednesday, January 21 and will begin at 11:00am at Church of Our Savior.  The viewing at the Church will begin at 10:00am.  

Special Invitation: Everyone in the congregation is invited to attend a special service for the Installation of two new Junior Daughters of the King. The service will be held on February 1, 2015 at 5:00p.m.

Diocesan Convention:  The Diocese of Central Florida will host its annual convention on Friday and Saturday January 23 and 24 over in Orlando.  Missions is expected to be a major topic in this year’s convention.  Please pray for the Bishop and all delegates gathered, including our own team, to work together with grace and boldness.

Mark your calendar: ECW Pancake Supper will be held on February 17th, at 4:30-6:p.m.  A list of donated items is on the Parish Hall Bulletin Board. Tickets are $3.00 for adults and $1.50 for children under 10 years old. Tickets will be available later this month. For information please contact Mickey at 321-956-1590.

International Flags: The Office has received in the mail a catalog from Praise Banner in which we found national flags.  If you would like to purchase a national flag for Harvest and Pentecost, take a look at the flags at  www.PraiseBanners.com/internationalflags.htm.  We can also assist you in the Office on the Church computer.

Covenant Cards and Offering Envelopes:  Please return your Covenant Cards in the offering plate or to the Church Office promptly so that we can prepare offering envelopes for 2015.  Covenant Cards are available in the Narthex.  Make sure to turn in requests for offering envelopes.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Good News: Articles for the Goods News are due on or before January 20th.

Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box -2014. This mission distributes gospel booklets containing Bible stories of the birth and life of Jesus Christ, in addition with the gift shoes boxes so that the children can read them and discover how much God loves them. Special thanks to everyone who donated gift filled shoe boxes. We have participated in this mission for the last nine years and have collected fifty boxes in 2014.

Promise: one month until our next Host week. February 8-15. Sign up in the Parish Hall or with christine.g.fpb@gmail.com. There is a job for everyone, from hosting a dinner, set up or take down for the week, hosting overnight, playing with the families on Saturday, or just donating food for breakfasts or lunches. Find out how you can help homeless families in Brevard find a permanent home. Contact above email or FamilyPromiseofBrevard.org.

Choir:   Choir practice this week will be held on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

 

Announcements Jan 11, 2015

Annual Meeting & Celebration:  On January 25, we will have one morning service at 9:30am followed by our annual meeting with a light lunch at about 11:30am.  The Annual Meeting is a day of celebration and prayer, thanking God for the ministry he has given us and considering what lies ahead in the year to come.  Please plan to attend–more details to be published next week.

Diocesan Convention:  The Diocese of Central Florida will host its annual convention on Friday and Saturday January 23 and 24 over in Orlando.  Missions is expected to be a major topic in this year’s convention.  Please pray for the Bishop and all delegates gathered, including our own team, to work together with grace and boldness.

Mark your calendar: ECW Pancake Supper will be held on February 17th, at 4:30-6:p.m.  A list of donated items is on the Parish Hall Bulletin Board. Tickets are $3.00 for adults and $1.50 for children under 10 years old. Tickets will be available later this month. For information please contact Mickey at 321-956-1590.

International Flags: The Office has received in the mail a catalog from Praise Banner in which we found national flags.  If you would like to purchase a national flag for Harvest and Pentecost, take a look at the flags at  www.PraiseBanners.com/internationalflags.htm.  We can also assist you in the Office on the Church computer.

Covenant Cards and Offering Envelopes:  Please return your Covenant Cards in the offering plate or to the Church Office promptly so that we can prepare offering envelopes for 2015.  Covenant Cards are available in the Narthex.  Make sure to turn in requests for offering envelopes.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Good News: Articles for the Goods News are due on or before January 20th.

 

Announcements Jan 4, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Covenant Cards and Offering Envelopes:  Please return your Covenant Cards in the offering plate or to the Church Office promptly so that we can prepare offering envelopes for 2015.  Covenant Cards are available in the Narthex.  Make sure to turn in requests for offering envelopes.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Annual Reports: All ministry annual reports are due today (Jan 4).

Chancel Choir:   We will resume weekly practices on Wednesday January 8, 2015.  

Good News: Articles for the Goods News are due on or before January 20th.

 

Announcements Dec 21, 2014

Tis the Season:  Who will you invite to join us for Christmas Eve, either for the Family Service at 6:00pm or the Traditional Service at 11:00pm (with Carols at 10:30pm)

Today:  Fr. Loren continues the preaching series; Church of Our Savior is…   Last week, the theme was courageous enough to dig deep. Today’s theme is bold enough to dream big.

Covenant Cards and Offering Envelopes:  Please return your Covenant Cards in the offering plate or to the Church Office promptly so that we can prepare offering envelopes for 2015. Covenant Cards are available in the Narthex. Make sure to turn in requests for offering envelopes.

LEM Schedule:  The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Annual Reports:  All ministry groups please submit your annual reports by January 4, 2015.

Christmas Stockings:  Christmas Stockings are now hanging in the kitchen.

Sewing Bee:  Please make note that the Sewing Bee has been canceled for the month of December.

Christmas Eve Invitation Post Cards:  Post Cards are now available in the Narthex and Parish Hall. Please invite and distribute the cards to your family and friends.

Chancel Choir:  This week our choir practice will be held on Tuesday 12/23 at 7:00 p.m. We will be in recess after the Christmas Eve service (12/24). We will resume back to our practices on Wednesday January 8, 2015.  

ECW Committee:  The ECW Committee would like to say special thanks to everyone who participated in the 2014 Silver Tea event. It was great fun. Hope you can join us next year for more fun and excitement. Barbara Kaufmann (Chairman).

Special Thanks:  The Huggins & Naidu family want to express their sincere gratitude to all those who visited, called, send cards and were presence at our Mom, Cynthia Huggins short stay at hospice and at her memorial service. It meant a great deal to us. A special thank you to Winsome Fuller and Sharon Rohde for playing the piano and the choir for singing our Mom’s favorite Hymn “How Great Thou Art,” and to the readers and ushers, Carmen Cruz and all the ladies who help with the collation. Also, a BIG special THANK YOU to Deacon Tom and Fr Loren for their numerous visits and comforting words. Knowing you all were there made our burden a bit easier to bear. God Bless you all.

Readings for December 21:
2 Sam. 7:1-11, 16;  Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26;  Rom. 16: 25-27;  Luke: 1:26-38

Announcements Dec 14, 2014

Tis the Season:  Who will you invite to join us for Christmas Eve, either for the Family Service at 6:00pm or the Traditional Service at 11:00pm (with Carols at 10:30pm).

Today:  Fr. Loren continues the preaching series, Church of Our Savior is…   Last week, the theme was big enough for all peoples.  Today’s theme is small enough for real people.

Covenant Cards and Offering Envelopes:  Please return your Covenant Cards in the offering plate or to the Church Office promptly so that we can prepare up offering envelopes for 2015.  Covenant Cards are available in the Narthex.  Make sure to turn in requests for offering envelopes.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Annual Reports: All ministry groups please submit your annual reports by January 04, 2015.

Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are now hanging in the kitchen.

Sewing Bee: Please make note that Sewing Bee has been canceled for the month of December.

Silver Tea: The Church Hall will be closed immediately after both services. Beverages will be served in the Welcome Center. Adult Forms will be in the Discipleship Center.

Christmas Eve Invitation Post Cards: Post Cards are now available in the Parish Hall. Please invite and distribute the cards to your family and friends.

 

Readings for Sunday, December 14, 2014 (Year B)
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11;  Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24;  John 1:6-8, 19-28

 

Announcements Dec 7, 2014

Annual Letters: Annual letters have gone out. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office.

Flower Memorials & Thanksgivings: Donations for Christmas flowers are being accepted and must be in by December 12th to be included in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Varieties of Leadership: What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum is exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish.  This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

Silver Tea: Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Silver Tea on December 14Time 3-5p.m. Tickets will be on sale this morning after both services. Tickets are $6.00. Hats and gloves are encouraged. There will be prizes for the most unusual, glamorous, creative and funniest hats.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Thank You: The Family of Essie de Souza would like to say special thanks to Father Loren and Deacon Tom for their love, prayers and services extended to our family. We appreciate all the prayers, cards and visits from the congregation during this time.

Annual Reports: All ministry group please submit your annual reports by January 04, 2015.

Covenant/ Pledge Cards: Please be sure to check the box on the offering envelopes.  

Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are now hanging in the kitchen.

 

Readings for December 7, 2014, Second Sunday of Advent, Year B
Isaiah 40:1-11    Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13    2 Peter 3:8-15a    Mark 1:1-8

 

Announcements Nov 23, 2014

Music Fest: Join us Sunday (23rd) at 2:00 p.m.  Come and Invite your family and friends to celebrate our COOS music.

Annual Letters: Annual letters have gone out. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office.

Flower Memorials & Thanksgivings: Donations for Christmas flowers are being accepted and must be in by December 12th to be included in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Varieties of Leadership: What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum is exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish. This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

ECW Christmas Lunch: ECW will hold their annual Christmas Luncheon December 1st at Shells Restaurant, immediately following the business meeting. All are welcome; please join us. Reservations are necessary; contact Betty Palmer at 321-953-5466.

Silver Tea: ECW is selling Annual Silver Tea tickets. The tea is December 14th from 3-5p.m. Tickets are $6.00. Seating is limited so make plans early to buy tickets. Hats and gloves are encouraged. There will be prizes for the most unusual, glamorous, creative and funniest hats.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Welcome Center Mailboxes: Please check your ministry mailbox in the Welcome Center and remove any old paperwork that can be discarded.

Choir Practice: Choir practice this week will be held on Tuesday, November 25th due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Birthday Jesus! We will celebrate our children’s party for Jesus December 5th at 5:30pm. We are inviting all the children of the church and if you know of other children (up to 10 years of age) please contact the committee so that we can send out personal invitations. We have also agreed to receive monetary donations towards gifts, food, etc., which can be placed in the offering plate, or handed to a member of the committee. Checks or envelopes must be clearly marked “HBJ.” We are also asking that each child bring a non-perishable item of food which will be donated to a worthy cause.  This will impress upon the children the joy of not only receiving but also of giving. We will continue to have a birthday cake and ice cream. We are looking forward to having a joyous celebration with the children for Jesus’ birthday. Thanks in advance for your help and cooperation. (Rita on behalf of the committee members – Nancy, Hyacinth, Diane, Fran, Carmen)

Announcements Nov 9, 2014

Rector in Singapore:  Fr. Loren will be travelling to Singapore Thurs.Nov. 6 to Mon., Nov 17.  He has been invited to participate in the Bishop’s Missions Roundtable where international partners, including AFM, are invited to consult together with the Diocese concerning work in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, and Thailand.  Fr. Loren will be preaching at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Nov 16thFr. Wally Schilling will be at COOS to preach, celebrate, and encourage our ministries here.

Hello Church Family, Many thanks to all who helped to decorate the church for Harvest 2014. The church was beautiful. Sugarcane was swaying in the breeze and tables were covered with avocados, pineapples, oranges, etc., as the flag bearers came marching through. The scene was wonderful! We had a good fellowship with Rev. Chris Royer after the service. Our intake was $641.15. Thanks again to all who made it a success. Ivy & Company.

Varieties of Leadership: What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum is exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish.  This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

Family Promise Dinner: For all who have donated, volunteered, sewed bedsheets or helped in any way to Host our Family Promise guests, you are invited to the First Family Promise Brevard Appreciation Dinner on Friday, November 21, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Suntree UMC. Please RSVP by Nov. 9th at fpbvolunteer.eventbrite.comCheck the Parish Hall bulletin board for details. There are over 700 volunteers in FPB and YOU make a difference in the lives of homeless families! Thank you.

Music Fest: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23.  Come and Invite your family and friends to celebrate our COOS music:  Congregation, choir, youth band, bell choir, piano, steel panGuitar, percussion, and organ.

Operation Christmas Child: Now accepting shoeboxes for children age 2 to 10. There is a table in the Parish Hall to place your box.

ECW Christmas Lunch: ECW will hold their annual Christmas Luncheon at Shells Restaurant on December 1 immediately following the business meeting. All are welcome; please join us. Reservations are necessary, contact Betty Palmer at 321-953-5466.

Silver Tea: ECW will begin selling Annual Silver Tea tickets on November 16. The tea is December 14, 2014, from 3-5p.m. Tickets are $6.00. Seating is limited so make plans early to buy tickets. Hats and gloves are encouraged. There will be prizes for the most unusual, glamorous, creative and funniest hats.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Readings for November 9 – Proper 27, Year A:
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25;  Psalm 78:1-7;  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13

Announcements Nov 2, 2014

Rector in Singapore:  Fr. Loren will be travelling to Singapore Thurs., Nov. 6 to Mon., Nov 17.  He has been invited to participate in the Bishop’s Missions Roundtable where international partners, including AFM, are invited to consult together with the Diocese concerning work in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, and Thailand.  Fr. Loren will be preaching at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Nov 16.  Meanwhile, Fr. Wally Schilling will be at Church of Our Savior to preach, celebrate, and encourage our ministries here.

Varieties of Leadership: Varieties of Leadership:  What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum will begin exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish.  This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

Commissioning: Today at the 5:00 p.m. service we will commission David Leonard as the Lead Musician for that service.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Happy Birthday Jesus: Our next meeting will be next Sunday, November 9 after 10:30 a.m. service. Contact Rita 724-8751

Family Promise Dinner: For all who have donated, volunteered, sewed bedsheets or helped in any way to Host our Family Promise guests, you are invited to the First Family Promise Brevard Appreciation Dinner on Friday, November 21, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Suntree UMC. Please RSVP by November 9th at fpbvolunteer.eventbrite.comCheck the Parish Hall bulletin board for details. There are over 700 volunteers in FPB and YOU make a difference in the lives of homeless families! Thank you.

Music Fest: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23. More details coming soon.

Operation Christmas Child: Now accepting shoeboxes for children age 2 to 10. Last day to donate is November 17.