Lenten SG Hosts: It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g. a restaurant, or a community club house). A preview is being planned for the hosts in January. For more information, please see Fr. Loren.
Episcopal Church Women: The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Episcopal Church Women will be on Monday, December 7 at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. Following the meeting, the women will travel to The Shack Restaurant (on US1, just south of Port Malabar Blvd.) for our annual Christmas luncheon. If you intend to go, please contact Fran Leonard (727-0408) so she can have an accurate headcount to notify the restaurant. Reservation deadline is Sunday, December 6.
Daughters of the King – St. Theresa Chapter: Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, December 14 at 3:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please note the time change. We will return to our regular meeting time of 6:30pm when the day light gets long enough to safely drive in the evening. At our next meeting, we will be preparing gift bags for our shut-ins. Please come prepared with a gift bag and some tissue paper, please. Also, we’ll discuss the life of Miriam, Moses’s sister. Come prepared to share. All women are welcome to join us at our meetings. There is no obligation but to come and learn as the Daughters travel on their Christian journey together in community.
Vestry Nominations: There will be three (3) open positions in 2016 to serve on the Vestry Committee. The Vestry serves as a board who is concerned with the “Five Year Plan” for COOS. If you have any questions, please see Jerome McKenzie and Beverly Platt as they can share in more detail regarding what is involved when serving on this committee.
Silver Tea Tickets: There will be an important Tea planning meeting on December 4 at 9:30am in the Discipleship Center. All interested parties are requested to attend. Tickets for the Tea will be on sale today after each morning worship service. The price is only $6.00. The Silver Tea will be held on December 13 from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Seating is limited, so please make plans to buy your tickets early! Thank you, Barbara K.
New Reader/LEM Schedules: The new Lay Eucharistic Minister/Reader schedules are available for pick up in the Welcome Center. Also available are the schedules for persons reading the Prayers of the People at the 10:30am service.
Training & Orientation: Sessions will be led by Fr. Loren on Saturday, December 5—for Readers and Intercessors at 9:00am, and LEMs and Acolytes at 10:00am.
Happy Birthday Jesus (HBJ): The next meeting will be December 6 immediately following the 10:30am service. Monetary donations may be placed in an envelope marked HBJ and put in the offering plate on any Sunday prior to December 6. Thank you for your support, Rita G.
Year End Stewardship: Church of Our Savior is looking at a year-end deficit of approximately $2500. Please consider if the Lord is prompting you to give a special year-end gift either to the General Operating Account, or to one of our designated purposes (e.g. music, special projects, or outreach). Also if, you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come. Thank you.
Coming This Week:
|Mon.||Nov. 30||OA 7:30 pm|
|Tue.||Dec. 1||Prayer Group 10:00 am|
|Small Group 11:30 am|
|Women’s AA 7:00 pm|
|Wed.||Dec. 2||Order of St. Luke 9:00 am|
|Healing Eucharist 10:00 am|
|Bible Study 11:00 am|
|Standing Committee 1:00 pm|
|Choir Practice 7:00 pm|
|Fri.||Dec. 4||Band Practice 5:00 pm|
|Silver Tea Planning Session 9:30 am|
|Sat.||Dec. 5||Readers & Intercessors Training 9:00 am|
|LEM & Acolytes Training 10:00 am|
|Palm Bay Parade 6:30 pm|
|Sun.||Dec. 6||Holy Eucharist 8:00 am|
|Adult Forum 9:25 am|
|Holy Eucharist 10:30 am|
|Happy Birthday Jesus Meeting 11:30 am|
|Evening Worship Service 5:00 p.m.|