Announcements June 26, 2016

Summer Properties Projects:  We begin tomorrow, Monday – June 27, with the Parish Hall and Welcome Center.  First step is to remove the Popcorn Ceiling; Second step is to spray a new ceiling.  Third step is to begin removing the carpet; Fourth step is to lay wood laminate floor.  A proposed Timeline is posted on the Bulletin Board in the Parish Hall.  Our goal is to finish the work by September—in the meantime, please be careful!  Thank you.

Love INC Fun Fest: The annual summer Fun Fest will be held at Melbourne Auditorium on Saturday, July 9 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Check out the details at www.loveincbrevard.com.

July 4th Picnic: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is once again sponsoring a 4th of July Picnic beginning at 11:00am on Monday, July 4. The BSA will provide the hot dogs, hamburgers and rolls. The congregation is asked to bring other food items to share. The Parish Hall will be available. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Parish Hall for you to indicate what you plan to bring to help provide a variety of foods and deserts. Please indicate on the bulletin tear-off tab if you plan to attend and the number of hot dogs or hamburgers for your family to ensure enough are purchased. Thank you!

China:  The team is nearly ready to depart.  They will be leaving on July 11 and returning July 27, “making friends and building friendships”. If you’d like to be part of the prayer team, please sign up today.  Thank you.

Great News:  The application for Lifeline Academy was received by City Hall on Friday.  The Community Meeting for our neighbors is on Tuesday evening at 7:00.  Planning and Zoning vote is on July 6th.  We’re making progress and hope to have up to 30 children in school starting in August.

A Sincere Thank You: Thanks to all for your prayers, cards, condolences and kind words during this difficult time. The Hall Family.

Sanctuary Candle: Today’s Sanctuary Candle is given in loving memory of Hortensia Pyne by the Order of St. Luke members.

Altar Flowers: Today’s flowers are given by Dolores Barrett, in loving memory of her husband, Warren Barrett. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Membership Updates: The Church Office will once again be updating church records, and will be calling members for missing information.

Announcements June 12, 2016

Celebrations:  We had a remarkable Mystery Hunt (VBS) this past week—a big thank you to Hyacinth and all of the Volunteers!  And praise be to God that the number of children and youth from the neighborhood nearly doubled this year over last!  Let’s keep praying for our children and our community!

Outreach Coordinator:  We continue to seek a part-time Coordinator to liaise with Palm Bay Elementary and Lifeline Academy, and to develop an afterschool program for children.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please contact Fr. Loren or the Church Office for more info.

Father’s Day Breakfast: The ECW is sponsoring a Father’s Day Breakfast next Sunday, June 19, between services. Please come and celebrate all of the wonderful men that we love and respect.

Membership Updates: The Church Office will once again be updating church records, and will be calling members for missing information.

Jr. DOK Meeting: The Jr. DOK will meet on Saturday, June 11 at 9:00am. We will resume in September after school starts up. Wishing you a wonderful summer!

ECW Meeting: Our June Meeting is tomorrow, June 13 in the Parish Hall at 9:30am–followed by our luncheon at The Old Fish House in Grant. The ECW will not meet in July or August; festivities will resume in September. Come and join us!

DOK Meeting: The next meeting will be held on June 13 at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Our study will be focused on Esther; a Jewish queen for a Persian king. Note: The DOK will not meet in the summer (July & August), but look forward to resuming in September.

Rock the Silence Hour of Prayer: We are inviting you to join us for an hour of prayer as we lift up our communities and our nation before the throne of God. That’s one hour, once a month! Details are posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

Love INC Fun Fest: The annual summer Fun Fest will be held at Melbourne Auditorium on Saturday, July 9 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Details are posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the Church on Saturday, June 25. So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the Church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the Church office. Thank You! Nancy LaFave.

Guest Organist: Today we welcome Sharon Rohde as our guest organist, and we thank Sharon for blessing us with her gift of music!

Summer Properties Projects: 

The Properties Team and Vestry have drafted a Timeline for properties projects.  You can find a copy of it posted on the Bulletin Board in the Parish Hall.  The big project in the Parish Hall will start late June and extend through September.

Announcements June 5, 2016

Mystery Hunt:  There’s still time to register for this week’s Mystery Hunt our Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 6-10!  Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to register as Detective; older youth are invited to sign on as Inspectors!  Details are HERE. Extra registration forms are in the Welcome Center. Event registration starts at 8:00am Monday (June 6)!

Updates & News: 

  • The playground equipment is moving to another Church late in June.
  • We have applied for a grant from the Diocese to install a new stage to replace the playground.  We will be informed at the beginning of July.
  • We have applied to the City for permission to host Lifeline Academy in the Discipleship Center.  Planning & Zoning and City Council meetings will vote on the application in July.
  • A ministry profile has been sent to Churches for an Outreach Coordinator to help liaise with Palm Bay Elementary and Lifeline Academy, and to engage the young children in our neighborhood.
  • God is on the move in our midst—let’s keep praying and trusting Him in each of these steps going forward.

Membership Updates: The Church Office will once again be updating church records, and will be calling members for missing information.

ECW Meeting: Due to VBS occurring on our regular meeting date, the next meeting will be held on June 13, followed by our luncheon at The Old Fish House. The ECW will not meet in the summer (July & August); festivities will resume in September.

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the Church on Saturday, June 25. The Youth Group is trying to raise $2,000.  So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the Church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the Church office. Otherwise, you can bring your items to the Church after VBS is finished (i.e., starting June 11).  Thank You! Nancy LaFave

A Big Heartfelt THANK YOU!: To The Clergy and The Family of Our Savior, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for your prayers, thoughts, well wishes, and visits over the past several weeks as I recover from my ankle surgery.  George and I are tremendously grateful for the care and compassion you have shown us as once again we navigate this somewhat trying path in our lives.  Your calls, visits, and wonderful gifts have served to be such pleasant up lifters. They have buoyed our spirits, both in the moment and later, in quiet and in not-so-quiet reflection. They have served as distractions from the pain and made the passing of each day so much easier.  Again, thank you. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. And as always, God richest blessings. Our Deepest Gratitude, Eda and George Dacres

Our Appreciation: Thank you to all who came to the 5:00pm service two weeks ago to help us celebrate our graduations.  Thank you for the cards, the gifts, and the encouraging words and advice!  Sincerely, Moses, Libby and Tim.

Announcements May 29, 2016

Altar Flowers: Today’s flowers are given in Thanksgiving, and also for the observance of the 100th Wedding Anniversary of our late grandparents/great grandparents, Philip and Georgiana de Freitas by Judith de Freitas-Doyle and Family.

Mystery Hunt:  This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is June 6-10 and will be a Mystery Hunt seeking out clues for who is Jesus?!  Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to register as Detective; older youth are invited to sign on as Inspectors!  Details are HERE. Extra registration forms are in the Welcome Center.

Items Needed for VBS: A sign-up sheet for items needed for VBS is posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Also, if you would like to make a $$ donation to VBS and/or the VBS Family Cookout on Friday, June 10, please use a Special Projects envelope located in the pews, and mark it for “VBS”. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support for community outreach!

ECW Meeting: Due to VBS occurring on our regular meeting date, the next meeting will be held on June 13, followed by our luncheon at The Old Fish House. The ECW will not meet in the summer (July & August); festivities will resume in September.

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team.  Come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group.  Did you know?  One notable characteristic of the Dong culture is the role of music and song.  The Dong has preserved their culture through passing down their songs, rather than through a written language in books.

A Big Heartfelt THANK YOU!: A big THANK YOU to all of the members at COOS for your prayers, visitations, telephone calls and cards during my recent illness and stay at Palm Bay Hospital. Your thoughtfulness and concerns are greatly appreciated. May the good Lord bless you and keep you all! With love and sincerity, Rachel Korti.

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the Church on Saturday, June 25. The Youth Group is trying to raise $2,000.  So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the Church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the Church office. Otherwise, you can bring your items to the Church after VBS is finished (i.e., starting June 11).  Thank You! Nancy LaFave

Special Projects 2016: We are excited about this year’s biggest “Pay As You Go” special project—to replace the carpet in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center with a safer, and more welcoming wood-looking laminate tile. We have budgeted a cost of $2.50 per square foot (an estimated total of $6,250.00).  Our goal is to finish in time for Bishop Greg’s visit on October 2.  Donations can be made using the Special Projects envelopes in the Pew—and/or by clicking on the Donate Button on the Church website.  Thank you!

Announcements May 22, 2016

Mystery Hunt:  This year’s VBS is June 6-10 and will be a Mystery Hunt seeking out clues for who is Jesus?!  Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to register as Detective; older youth are invited to sign on as Inspectors!  Details are on our Church website.

Congratulations!  To Moses Vani (Eastern Florida State College), Libby LaFave (Bayside High School), and Tim Fox (Melbourne High School) on your graduations!  We will recognize all three graduates at the 5:00pm Service this evening.

Special Projects 2016: We are excited about this year’s biggest “Pay As You Go” special project…to replace the carpet in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center with a safer, and more welcoming wood-looking laminate tile. We have budgeted a cost of $2.50 per square foot (an estimated total of $6,250.00).  Our goal is to finish in time for Bishop Greg’s visit on October 2.  Donations can be made using the Special Projects envelopes in the Pew—and/or by clicking on the Donate Button on the Church website.  Thank you!

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team.  Come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group.  Did you know?  The Dong, as an ethnic minority, is largely poor and uneducated. Their language has only recently been transcribed and most Dong do not know how to read it.

Community News: Did you know that three (3) black freedmen established Melbourne’s first house of worship? It was built on the northern end of what is now Lipscomb Street. Greater Allen Chapel (AME) Church is hosting the 1st Annual Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 6pm to promote our local history, cultural heritage and community involvement.

Smiling Faces Needed: The Greeters at the 10:30am Service are in need of smiling faces to assist us on the 3rd & 4th Sundays of each month. If interested, please call the church office at (321) 723-8032. Thank you! Millicent L.

A BIG Heartfelt Thank You!: Thank you for making the Pentecost International Potluck Luncheon a great success! I really appreciate all of the time, energy, hard work and generosity of those who brought food, helped set up, serve, clean up, and more. This church really has a gift for incredible hospitality–thank you all so much!  Linda Fox

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the church on Saturday, June 25. The Youth Group is trying to raise $2,000.  So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the church office. Thank You!

Sanctuary Flowers: The flowers for today are dedicated by Ruby Mae Bell in celebration of her 80th Birthday (May 28, 2016).

Choir Practice:  We are beginning Summer Schedules this week, and there will be no choir practice on Wednesdays until the end of summer.  Instead, we will have choir practice on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

LEM/Reader Schedules: The new schedules (June – August) are available for pickup in the Welcome Center.

Announcements May 15, 2016

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team. Come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group. Did you know? The Dong are highly superstitious and worship many gods and demons. They regard certain mountains, trees, stones, and other non-human objects as sacred. They make annual offerings to the spirits of their village, homes, and crops. Ancestral altars are found in the main room of most homes.

Special Projects 2016: We are excited about this year’s biggest Pay As You Go special project, in addition to the other smaller projects. This year, our special project will be to replace the carpet in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center with a safer and more welcoming wood-looking laminate tile. We have budgeted a cost of $2.50 per square foot (an estimated total of $6,250.00). Members and friends are invited to contribute as they are able. Our goal is to raise the full amount by July so that the work can be scheduled and completed in time for Bishop Greg’s visit on October 2. Donations can be made using the Special Projects envelopes in the Pew—and/or mark your check for Special Projects. Thank you.

Community News: Did you know that three (3) black freedmen established Melbourne’s first house of worship? It was built on the northern end of what is now Lipscomb Street. To pay tribute to these founders, the Greater Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is hosting the 1st Annual Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 6pm. The primary focus of the festival is to promote local history, cultural heritage and community involvement. Further, the festival will showcase dance, arts and crafts, music of all types, informational booths, and vendors displaying their wares, including specialty foods. Children’s entertainment activities will also be provided.

Do You Like People? Do You Love Our Church?: The Greeters at the 10:30am Service are in need of smiling faces to assist us on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month. Due to health concerns, a few of our Greeters are unable to continue volunteering. We currently have openings for one (1) person on each of the aforementioned Sundays. But if more than one person wants to volunteer on the same Sunday, be assured you won’t be turned away! Won’t you consider giving our Lord the gift of Greeting His people (especially newcomers and guests) before the service? You’ll get a special name tag and are asked to arrive by 10:15am on your given day of service. If interested, please call the church office at (321) 723-8032. Thank you! And I pray God’s love blesses you richly! Millicent L.

Announcements May 8, 2016

Pentecost Weekend:  (May 14-15)

> Liberia Presentation, Saturday at 11:00am:  Deacon Tom will show slides and discuss what he saw in Lofa County, Liberia. This will be an opportunity to learn, to give thanks to God, and to pray if and how we might do something next.

> One Sunday service at 9:30am:  If you come at 8, you’ll get a great seat; if you come at 5:00pm, you’ll have missed everything!

> International Potluck Luncheon at about 11:30am:  Bring one of your favorite dishes to share.  Linda Fox is organizing events and needs your help! There’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, and we’re hoping for a variety of dishes and desserts which represent our multi-cultural congregation! If you’re interested in helping, call Linda at 321-724-5810.

> Flag Procession:  We hope to have all countries in our congregation represented in the Procession of National Flags.  Flag bearers please arrive at 9:00am. Thank you!

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team. Come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group.  Did you know?  Dong are famed for their carpentry skills and unique architecture, in particular, a form of covered bridge known as the “wind and rain bridge.” Towers on the bridges are used as a place where the villagers gather.

Special Projects 2016:

> We are excited about this year’s biggest Pay As You Go special project, in addition to the other smaller projects.  This year, our special project will be to replace the carpet in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center with a safer and more welcoming wood-looking laminate tile.

> We have budgeted a cost of $2.50 per square foot (an estimated total of $6,250.00).  Members and friends are invited to contribute as they are able.  Our goal is to raise the full amount by July so that the work can be scheduled and completed in time for Bishop Greg’s visit on October 2.  Donations can be made using the Special Projects envelopes in the Pew—and/or mark your check for Special Projects.  Thank you.

VBS Team Meeting:  The next team will be on Wednesday, May 11 at Noon.  If you are interested in helping, but cannot make the meeting, please touch base with Hyacinth Clunie at 729-9422, or one of the team members whom you might know.  Thank you.

Sanctuary Candle: Today’s Sanctuary Candle is given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Cora Lochner, Jean Kaufmann & Joan DeMaris from The Kaufmann Family.

 

Announcements May 1, 2016

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team.  Did you know? The Dong form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People’s Republic of China. Living in the mountains of southwest China with lush and beautiful scenery, the Dong are isolated from receiving the Gospel. Please come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group.

Church Periodical Club (CPC): Today, CPC envelopes have been distributed within the bulletin. We ask that you prayerfully consider a donation. For more details regarding CPC, be sure to read the article in the May issue of the GOOD NEWS.

Special Events: On Thursday, May 5, we’ll pay tribute to two special events – the National Day of Prayer and Ascension Day. An hour of prayer is being planned inside the Palm Bay City Council Chambers at Noon. The Ascension will be celebrated in Eucharist at Church of Our Savior at 7:00pm. We’ve invited other churches to join us at the Ascension Service and hope to see you there!

Pentecost International Pot Luck Luncheon: On Sunday, May 15, there will be an International Pot Luck luncheon following the combined Pentecost service at 9:30 am. Linda Fox is organizing events and needs your help! There’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, and we’re hoping for a variety of dishes and desserts which represent our multi-cultural congregation! If you’re interested in helping, call Linda at 321-724-5810. Thank you!

VBS Team Meeting:  The next team will be on Wednesday, May 11 at Noon.  If you are interested in helping, but cannot make the meeting, please touch base with Hyacinth Clunie at 729-9422, or one of the team members whom you might know.  Thank you.

Family Promise Volunteers: Please contact Christine G. TODAY – Sunday, May 1, if you can help Suntree United Methodist Church host this week. I know it is a long way from Palm Bay, but we are a Support Congregation now! Contact info: christine.g.FPB@gmail.com, or via phone: (321) 759-2523. Thank you! Christine G.

A Big Thank You:  I just want to say “THANK YOU” to the congregation for all of your prayers; the operation was a success! From the heart, Neville (& Ida) Parkinson.

Welcome Organist:  We welcome Sharon Rhode as our guest Organist, and we thank her for playing for us today.

Choir Practice: Choir practice this week will be held on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. followed by Ascension Service at 7:00 p.m.

Announcements April 24, 2016

“Living Out a Rule of Life” Retreat: The St. Theresa Chapter of the DOK invites all women, men and youth to a day of teaching by Fr. Loren on Saturday, April 30. Registration begins at 9:00am with a complimentary continental breakfast. Lunch will be provided for $5 and is payable at the door. It will be helpful to know how many are coming, so there is a sign-up sheet on the desk in the Welcome Center. We look forward to seeing you at this faith-building teaching!

Looking Ahead: On Thursday, May 5, we’ll pay tribute to two special events – the National Day of Prayer and Ascension Day. An hour of prayer is being planned inside the City Council Chambers at Noon—and Eucharist at Church of Our Savior at 7:00pm. We’ve invited other churches to join us at the Ascension Service and hope to see you there!

Church Periodical Club (CPC): Next Sunday, May 1, CPC envelopes will be distributed within the bulletin. We ask that you prayerfully consider a donation. For more details regarding CPC, be sure to read the article in the May issue of the GOOD NEWS.

Palm Bay Elementary (PBE) Career Day: PBE will host a Career Day on Thursday, May 12. They are looking for community members to come and briefly speak with the children about your career (past or present). Every child needs to be inspired to succeed, and YOU could be a child’s inspiration! If interested, more information (and forms) are posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

Pentecost International Pot Luck Luncheon:  On Sunday, May 15, there will be an International Pot Luck luncheon following the combined Pentecost service at 9:30 am. Linda Fox is organizing events and needs your help! Please bring your favorite international dish to share with others. So all of you fabulous COOS cooks and chefs, this will be a perfect opportunity to “show off” your culinary skills by preparing ethnic dishes from your homeland. There’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, and we’re hoping for a variety of dishes and desserts which represent our multi-cultural congregation! If you’re interested in helping, call Linda at 321-724-5810. Thank you!

VBS Team Meeting:  The team is meeting again on Wednesday at Noon.  If you are interested in helping, but cannot make the meeting, please touch base with Hyacinth Clunie or one of the team members whom you might know.  Thank you.

Sanctuary Flowers: The Sanctuary Flowers for today are dedicated in loving memory of my wife, Joyce Clunie, by Ashord and Family.

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way:   Fri.,  April 29   1:00pm

 

Announcements April 10, 2016

Today:  We welcome Fr. Wally Schilling, who is preparing to return to the Middle East for another short assignment, at 8 and 10:30am—and Fr Deke Miller at 5:00pm.  Fr. Deke is the director of Camp Wingmann—children, parents, or grandparents that want to meet the man that makes things happen at Camp, should come to a special 5pm Service!

Small Groups:  It’s time to Celebrate and thank God for what he did during our Lenten Small Groups!  If you were in a small group or would like to hear about the small groups, come to the Small Groups Celebration on Friday, April 15 at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Yummy-for-your-Tummy Desserts will be served!

VBS:  Mark your calendars for June 6-10.  Our theme is a Mystery!  We’re going to be doing an investigation, searching for clues, and looking to solve the biggest “who dun it” of all time!!  More details, rather clues, coming soon!!!

Set Your House in Order & Navigating Your Finances God’s Way:  These two workshops are very practical and open to all!  Registration Deadline for both courses is today, April 10. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

Daughters of the King (DOK): The next meeting of the St. Theresa Chapter of the DOK will be tomorrow, April 11 at 6:00pm.  We are returning to our second Monday of the month schedule. Our study will be focused on Ruth, the Moabite woman. You are invited to come and enjoy learning about Ruth with us. Hope to see you there!

Light 2 Ignite:  The first ever Light 2 Ignite Conference will be Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at LifePoint Church, in Palm Bay.  It is a multi-church missions conference focused on mobilizing Churches to reach out to the least evangelized peoples of the world.  Registration and information is available on-line at Light2Ignite.com.

Sanctuary Flowers: The Sanctuary Flowers for today are given by Christine & Michael Gallagher in celebration of their wedding, yesterday here at the church!