Announcements May 24, 2015

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.

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!

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.

 

Announcements Apr 5, 2015

The Art of Worship:  Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus and worship him as the Living God!  Church is not about becoming better people or attending a performance:  rather it is all about coming into the Presence of the Living Jesus with a heart that revels in his wonder and power.  Over the next six weeks leading up to Pentecost, the preaching will focus on “The Art of Worship”.  Worship engages the whole congregation and each member of the congregation.  Worship is the encounter with the Resurrected Jesus!  We hope you will plan to be here each week–at 8:00 a.m. for a simpler Eucharist, or at 10:30 a.m. for a fuller Eucharist, or at 5:00 p.m. for an even more energetic worship service.    

Small Groups Celebration:  Everyone is invited to a Small Groups Celebration on Wednesday, April 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  We’ll have a little dessert, a chance to give thanks for what God did in the groups during Lent, and an opportunity to look ahead to more small groups.  

Chancel Choir:  There will be no choir practice this coming Wednesday, April 8.  We resume to our regular practices on Wednesday, April 15. The choir will also be in recess this coming Sunday April 12.

Health Ministry Organizing Event:  On Thursday, April 9, at 1:00pm we will meet to form a new health ministry for our parish and community.  The health ministry will work alongside our Healing Ministry, to provide education and resources to keep us healthy and to help us care for those with a variety of illnesses.  For more information, see Pat Hurst, Verna Giordani, or Fr. Loren.  Thank you.

Palm Bay Elementary Readers Plus:  On Sunday April 12 at 9:25am, the Sunday Forum will offer an update on our partnership with Palm Bay Elementary School.  We will be able to sign up volunteers at the Forum for the Public School Certification–the public schools system has been backlogged, but we now have access to speed up the process.  

Family Fun Fest:  Formerly 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 for Saturday May 9.  The tickets are $44 per person.  Sign up on the Friendship Form–deadline is April 19 for reserving tickets.

ECW Food Collection: Thank you to those who have given food items for the Sharing Center.  

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.  

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.

 Sanctuary Candle: The Sanctuary Candle burns for the Glory of God and in loving memory for Al Kaufmann, Jr. from the Kaufmann Family. Thank you. Barbara Kaufmann.

Family Promise: COOS will be hosting Family Promise April 26–May 3.  Next hosting will be in the month of September. Training will be provided. Please sing up on the Friendship Form, or contact Christine G. (321-759-2523) or christine.G.FPB@gmail.com.

COOS Singles Lunch: Singles Luncheon will be on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. Captain Hirams, 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian. Reservations are necessary; please contact Jean at 321-724-8253.

Condolences: We extend our condolences to John Harbin on the death of his son, William (Billy).  A service is being planned after Easter at St. John’s Church, Eau Gallie.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Mar 22, 2015

Small Groups Celebration: Twelve small groups, totaling about 90 people, are meeting during Lent to study The Way of the Cross and the Spirit. On Wednesday, April 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m., everyone is invited to a Small Groups Celebration in the Parish Hall.  We’ll have a little dessert, a chance to praise God, and a look ahead.  So mark your calendars now of April 8.

Today’s Coffee Hour:  The Dong Team will be hosting Coffee Hour during March under the theme: It’s All About Changing the World!  Each week will have a different display–come see today’s focus on the impact of our efforts on the Dong Believers.  

New Health Ministry:  We are forming a new Health Ministry at Church of Our Savior.  The Order of St Luke has taken the lead on praying for the sick, and asking God’s healing intervention.  The Healing Ministry aims to provide resources for those who want to avoid taking sick, for those who need assistance with health concerns, and for those who are caring for someone with a major medical condition.  An organizing meeting will be held on Thursday April 9, at 1:00 p.m.  For more information, see Pat Hurst, Verna Giordani, or Fr. Loren.  Thank you.

Tracks to Share: For those who are interested, the tracks in the track rack will be given away after today (3/22). New ones will eventually be placed in the Rack.

ECW Food Collection: Thank you to those who have given food items for the Sharing Center.  

Women’s Retreat at Canterbury: Registration ends today for this year’s women’s retreat on April 17-19 at Canterbury. The principal speaker is Rachel Hauck, an award winning Christian novelist. Cost of the retreat is $172.00 double occupancy, $202.00 single occupancy including meals. For registration information, see or call Fran Leonard at 321-727-0408.

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.  

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.

Sanctuary Candle: The Sanctuary Candle burns for the Glory of God and in loving memory for Al Kaufmann, Jr. from the Kaufmann Family. Thank you. Barbara Kaufmann.

Family Promise: COOS will be hosting Family Promise April 19-26.  Next hosting will be in the month of September. Training will be provided. Please sing up on the Friendship Form, or contact Christine G. (321-759-2523) or christine.G.FPB@gmail.com.

Work Days:

  • Lloyd Levermore is asking for volunteers to come out on Saturday, starting at 9:00 a.m. to tidy up the properties before Holy Week. We have gutters to clean, shrubs and trees to trim, light bulbs to replace, windows to clean, and more!  Everyone is welcome.
  • Also, please note that the Youth will be taking the lead to paint the Parish Hall, with some coaching from Mike Scheobel, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  (We are making accommodations for Tuesday’s small groups and Wednesday’s Bible study.)

Thank you: The family of Caristin Robotham would like to say many thanks to the members of COOS, for their support during the planning and on the day of the funeral.  

 

Announcements Mar 15, 2015

Easter Flower: Easter Flower Memorials & Thanksgivings Donations for the Easter Flowers are now being accepted, and must be in by Sunday, March 22, in order to be included in the Easter bulletin. Please fill out the special form, and return it to the Parish Office before the deadline.

Today’s Coffee Hour:  The Dong Team will be hosting Coffee Hour during March under the theme: It’s All About Changing the World!  Each week will have a different display–come see today’s focus on the impact of our efforts on the Dong Believers.  

ECW Food Collection: Thank you to those who have given food items for the Sharing Center.  This week we will collect canned soups, and canned, i.e. tuna, canned stew etc. Next week, peanut butter, jelly crackers etc.

Prayer Walk: The Dong Team is conducting a special Prayer Walk on Saturday, March 21, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. All are invited to join in this special time of Lenten devotions.  We have invited all parishes in the Diocese to join us for these special event.

Women’s Retreat at Canterbury: Women’s retreat and conference, Oviedo, FL invites you to a retreat of Christian love and fellowship on April 17-19 at Canterbury. The principal speaker is Rachel Hauck, an award winning Christian novelist. Cost of the retreat is $172.00 double occupancy, $202.00 single occupancy including meals. Registration ends March 22nd. Space is limited so register early. This is always a blessed time and not to be missed. For registration information, see the poster on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, or speak with Fran Leonard at 321-727-0408.

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. The event will be located at Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall. Dinner will be catered by TexasRoadHouse. Registration is required. Please pick up a form from the church office.

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.

Special Offering: Say a prayer and give a quarter (25¢) each day during Lent for the missions and outreach of our parish.  Quarter books are available in the Welcome Center and the Narthex.

Vacation Bible School: Mark your Calendar, please. Vacation Bible School will be held during the week of July 13-17, 2015. More Information will be available in the upcoming weeks. In His Service. Hyacinth.

The Way of the Cross and the Spirit continues with twelve small groups and the Sunday sermons.  There will be a special small groups celebration after Easter–with the opportunity for groups to start a new study for the Easter season.  The twelve groups include: 3 on Tuesday (Bell, Fullers, Byrd), 2 on Wednesday (Leacock and Leonard), 4 on Thursday (Hurst, KortiLeonardsSchmalhofer), 2 on Friday (Flowers and Naidus) and 1 on Saturday (Clunie)

Announcements March 8, 2015

Day Light Savings: Remember to turn your clocks forward (spring forward) one hour before Sunday morning so you can Get To The Church On Time.

The Way of the Cross and the Spirit  continues with twelve small groups and the Sunday sermons.  There will be a special small groups celebration after Easter–with the opportunity for groups to start a new study for the Easter season.  The twelve groups include: 3 on Tuesday (Bell, Fullers, Byrd), 2 on Wednesday (Leacock and Leonard), 4 on Thursday (Hurst, KortiLeonardsSchmalhofer), 2 on Friday (Flowers and Naidus) and 1 on Saturday (Clunie)

Today’s Coffee Hour:  The Dong Team will be hosting Coffee Hour during March under the theme: It’s All About Changing the World!  Each week will have a different display–come see today’s focus on the impact of our efforts on the Dong Believers.  

ECW is on the move again: ECW is collecting non-perishable food items for the sharing center.  This week we will collect canned soups, and canned, i.e. tuna, canned stew etc. Next week, peanut butter, jelly crackers etc. ECW would also like to take the opportunity to thank all who volunteered their time and donations for the annual Pancake Supper. Special thanks to Harold Clarke, Jerome McKenzie, Bob and David Leonard and Ray Martin for assisting with the set-up and clean up.

Prayer Walk: The Dong Team is conducting a special Prayer Walk on Saturday, March 21, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. All are invited to join in this special time of Lenten devotions.

Easter Flower: Easter Flower Memorials & Thanksgivings Donations for the Easter Flowers are now being accepted, and must be in by Sunday, March 22, in order to be included in the Easter bulletin. Please fill out the form below, and return it to the Parish Office before the deadline.

Ministries Calendar Meeting – March 9, 10:00 a.m.  All groups are invited to send a delegate to review and map out the parish calendar for the remainder of 2015.

Safeguarding God’s Children – March 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  All adults with keys to the Church, who serve on the Vestry or in other formal leadership, and/or who regularly work with our parish children or teenagers are required to take this course.  Those who have already taken it, are invited to take a refresher!

Women’s Retreat at Canterbury: Women retreat and conference, Oviedo, Fl.  invites you to a retreat of Christian love and fellowship on April 17-19 at Canterbury. The principal speaker is Rachel Hauck, an award winning Christian novelist. Cost of the retreat is $172.00 double occupancy, $202.00 single occupancy including meals. Registration ends March 22. Space is limited so register early. This is always a blessed time and not to be missed. For registration information, see the poster on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, or speak with Fran Leonard at 321-727-0408.

Singles Lunch: COOS luncheon group will visit The Grande Villa, 964 S. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, on Thursday, March 12. Lunch is $5.00 and will be followed by a tour of the facilities. Seating is limited. Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m.

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. The event will be located at Our Lady Of Grace Parish Hall. Dinner will be catered by TexasRoadHouse. Registration is required. Please pick up a form from the church office.

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.

Special Offering: Say a prayer and give a quarter (25¢) each day during Lent for the missions and outreach of our parish.  Quarter books are available in the Welcome Center and the Narthex.

Thank you: Many thanks to the kitchen help, the Ushers, those who contributed food, the choir and musicians and all who made the Black History Celebration a success.
–Judith Doyle.

Vacation Bible School: Mark your Calendar, please. Vacation Bible School will be held during the week of July 13-17, 2015. More Information will be available in the upcoming weeks.     —In His Service. Hyacinth.

Moving the Crucifix:  I have asked the Properties Team to move the Crucifix from behind the altar to hang on the wall over the Prayer Station in the south transept. I want to enhance the area around the prayer rail and the prayer candles, as well as to draw our focus to the Trumpet Cross over the altar. The Trumpet Cross has a trumpet on each of the four arms, as if to say, go and proclaim the Resurrection to the east and the west, the north and the south. The move also means that I will no longer be bumping the crucifix with the back of my head!  I hope that we will be able to accomplish this before Holy Week. Thank you. If you have questions or concerns, please come and speak with me.
–Loren+

Lost and Found:  Please check the Welcome Center if you are missing keys, glasses, gold chain, or a watch.