Harvest & Missions Weekend

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You are invited to Church of Our Savior’s Harvest & Missions Weekend

What’s God’s Goal in the World Today?

Guest Speaker and Preacher: The Rev. Chris Royer

(The new) Executive Director of Anglican Frontier Missions

With more than 11 years’ experience in the Middle East

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:00 am        Registration

9:30 am        Opening Worship

10:00 am      “Taking a Fresh Look at the Goal”  (Fr. Chris Royer will highlight the Goal in light of the Muslim world)

12:00 pm      Lunch (Reservations Requested)

1:00 pm        “Highlights from China Trip 2014”   (Fr. Loren Fox and team will be sharing photos and stories)

                       

Sunday, October 26, 2014

9:30 am        Harvest Eucharist w/ Procession of National Flags

“Celebrating God’s purposes as the Lord of the Harvest”  (Fr. Chris Royer preaching)  Followed by Harvest Faire Outdoors

Announcements Oct 12, 2014

The Creeds: Saying What We Believe: The Forum at 9:25 am on Sundays will be looking at the Creeds of our Faith. The Forum is open to everyone.

OSL Meeting: The Order of St. Luke meeting has been changed to the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm. See you on October 13th.

Sewing Bee: The Sewing Bee’s 6th Harvest Silent Auction starts next Sunday October 12th.  Display setup is scheduled for Friday October 10th at 1:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Please provide items for bidding on, or before, this time to ensure adequate space is available.  Call Carmen Cruz or Sharon Rohde for additional details.  This year’s proceeds will be shared equally with Our Savior Youth and CHAP (Christian Haitian American Partnership).

Good News: Articles for the November edition are due October 20th

Happy Birthday Jesus: Mark your calendar for the “new” date: Friday December 5th, at 5:30 p.m.

Singing Christmas Trees: Make your reservations for this memorable musical event hosted by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew on Saturday, December 13th. Depart COOS at 12 noon for a 3:00 p.m. performance. $46 per person includes performance ticket and bus transportation. Contact: Neville Parkinson or Ashford Clunie

Love INC Workshop: How can we respond to those in need around us? The Trans4mational Difference (T4M) workshop builds on the principles in the book When Helping Hurts. T4M is open to everyone, on Saturday October 18, 8:30am to 1:30pm, at Covenant Church, Emerson Drive.

 

Readings for Oct. 19:
Isaiah 45:1-7,  Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13),  1Thessalonians 1:1-10,  Matthew 22:15-22

 

Announcements Sep 28, 2014

Family Promise Hosts: We need hosts during the upcoming week of 9/28-10/5. Details are on the bulletin board or contact Christine G. 759-2523

Who is Jesus, Anyways? Who do you know who likes to ask hard questions? How about asking them one question – would they like to try Who is Jesus, Anyways – a course built around seven basic questions. Started on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. for 7 weeks. Quiet listeners are also invited!

Happy Birthday Jesus: All are welcome to our next planning meeting,  today after the 10:30 a.m. service in the Discipleship Center.

ECW: The next meeting of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be Monday, October 6 at 9:30 am.  ALL women of the parish are invited to the business meeting/Friendship Luncheon in the Parish Hall on that day.  Please come to learn of the work of the ECW and help in the planning of future events.  

Thanks to all for your calls, cards, and prayers. It has been a blessing to me and my family. God bless and keep you. Ena Tennant

Dear Church Family: A big thank you to all who came out or prayed for us these past two years! Our house is finished! We are celebrating, “open house” style, with a house blessing on Saturday, October 4th, from 2 – 6.  Everyone is welcome!
Address:  1055 Colonnade Ave., S.E. – 32909. Need directions? Call me at 321-614-5674.
 Also, the girls and I are praying for a used trimmer/edger and/ or lawn mower. If you have either one or both, looking for a new home, and you would like to make a donation, please let us know. We are hoping our yard will look nice for the house blessing! (There is a good chance that Tom & Sharon Dame’s daughter, Heather, will be able to do the lawn – will know, soon). Thank You Again and God Bless You!    Nancy, Libby, and Melody

Readings for Oct. 5:
Isaiah 5:1-7,  Psalm 80:7-14,  Philippians 3:4b-14.  Matthew 21:33-46

Back To Church Sunday

September 21, 2014

Back To Church Sunday

We want you to feel welcome today, whether you have no church background or are a life-long Anglican/Episcopalian.  We aim to make everyone feel safe and comfortable here:  so we invite you to relax, be yourself, and take in as much as you can.  Because we come from many different countries and places in the US, we do some things like they do up north, other things like they do in the Islands, and we do some things in our own special way.  We hope you will experience the presence of God in the worship!

In addition to Sunday worship (8, 10:30 and 5:00), we also have a number of gatherings where you can meet others and grow in your faith.  The Adult Forum meets at 9:25am between services.  Who Is Jesus, Anyway? starts this Wednesday at 7:00 pm exploring the basics of our faith. The Wednesday Bible Study is digging into 1 Corinthians—or you might like to consider a small group.  Please feel free to ask the person sitting next to you,what’s good?”

A Preaching Series for Four Sundays

Paul writes from prison:  “Rejoice, again I say, Rejoice!”  The joy that he experienced in Christ was more than feeling good—it was a strength and a freedom that changed his view of prison—an outlook he gained from Christ and a way of life for us today!  Are you ready to live in the Joy Lane?

  •   9/21:  Joy, No Matter What          Philippians 1:21-30
  •   9/28:  Joy Leads to Service          ​​Philippians 2:1-13
  • 10/05:  Joy Exceeds Success        Philippians 3:4-14
  • 10/12:  Joy Sets Us Free                ​​Philippians 4:1-9

 

Announcements Sep 21, 2014

Adult Forum begins promptly at 9:25 a.m.

Sewing Bee: We will meet on Monday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the Discipleship Center to discuss the upcoming auction.

Family Promise Hosts: We need hosts during the week of 9/28-10/5. Details are on the bulletin board or contact Christine G. 759-2523

Kitchen Team Meeting: Are you currently or would you like to be a part of the Kitchen team that serves our congregation and guests? If so, please join us for a brief re-organizational meeting tomorrow, Monday, September 22nd, 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Fr. Loren

Palm Bay Elementary Volunteers: Thank you for putting “School” on your Friendship Form. We will gather in the Parish Hall at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow,  Monday,September 22nd to discuss next steps. See you there. Fr. Loren

Who is Jesus, Anyways? Who do you know who likes to ask hard questions? How about asking them one question – would they like to try Who is Jesus, Anyways – a course built around seven basic questions. Starts this Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. Quiet listeners are also invited!

Happy Birthday Jesus: All are welcome to our next planning meeting on Sunday, September 28th after the 10:30 a.m. service in the Discipleship Center.

ECW: The next meeting of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be Monday, October 6 at 9:30 am.  ALL women of the parish are invited to the business meeting/Friendship Luncheon in the Parish Hall on that day.  Please come to learn of the work of the ECW and help in the planning of future events.  

Harvest: Hello Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Here we are again getting ready for the real Harvest. We have plowed the field and scattered the good seeds in the ground. God sent the rains and the plants were watered. Now these plants have grown so much they will be gathered and taken inside from the cold. In October, we will see the tomatoes, potatoes, sugar cane, bananas, etc. decorating the church. As Father would say, “To God be the Glory.” Yours in Christ, Ivy

Readings for Sept. 28:

Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32,  Psalm 25:1-8,  Philippians 2:1-13,  Matthew 21:23-32

Announcements Sep. 14, 2014

Harvest: Hello, Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls. Here we are again getting ready for the real Harvest. We have plowed the field and scattered the good seeds in the ground. God sent the rains and the plants were watered. Now these plants have grown so much they will be gathered and taken inside from the cold. In October, we will see the tomatoes, potatoes, sugar cane, bananas, etc. decorating the church. As Father would say, “To God be the Glory.” Yours in Christ, Ivy

Happy Birthday Jesus: All are welcome to our first planning meeting TODAY after the 10:30 service in the Discipleship Center. We will recap last year and brainstorm ideas for this year’s party.   Rita G. 724-8751.

Family Promise Hosts: 9/28-10/5. Details are on bulletin board or contact Christine G. 759-2523

From the Martin Family: We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who have supported Ray through his illness. Your prayers, calls, and visits helped Ray by knowing so many people were praying for his recovery. A special thanks to Father Loren and Deacon Tom and our Church family. God bless Church of Our Savior. Mickey Martin

Thank You: A bunch of thanks to my church family for the phone calls, get well cards, prayers, flowers, visits to the hospital, etc. I love you very much. To my Priest, Fr. Loren, thanks for your prayers and hospital visits. Also thank you to Dcn. Tom. God bless, and see you soon. Ivy

Thank You: Dear Church Family, My cousin/sister Monica Smikle was called home to be with the Lord after an 18 year battle with colon cancer. A battle she eventually won because of God’s promise. On behalf of the Smikle Family, Ferdie and myself, thank you all for the prayers and support which helped us tremendously through the years. She passed away peacefully and will be remembered and missed by all whose lives she had touched in so many ways. God bless you church, the family of God. The Fullers and Smikle Family

 

Readings for Sept. 21:
Jonah 3:10-4:11, Psalm 145:1-8, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16

 

Announcements Sept. 7, 2014

Adopting PB Elementary: Would you be willing to read in a classroom once a month? Would you be interested to organize an event on behalf of the children at Palm Bay Elementary School? We are praying for direction, including looking for volunteers to help us partner with our local elementary school. Write “School” on the Friendship Form or call the Church Office to ask for more info or to volunteer.

Attention All Women: You are invited to our Episcopal Church Women’s meeting on Mon., Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. All women are welcome. We would love to have your input to our upcoming schedule of events See you in the Parish Hall!

Looking for Children: We are looking for children to be acolytes, to assist with Children’s Church, and more. If you are interested, please see Charles Doyle, Deacon Tom or Hyacinth Clunie. (We are also recruiting adult volunteers who have a love for the children.)

Who Are You Inviting? Bishop Bill Frey once said that too many churches are like people who put an aquarium on the beach, and expect the fish to jump into it from the open sea! Instead, we need to go out and invite someone to join us—for worship on Sunday, a program in the week or a home group at your convenience. So, who will you invite to Back to Church Sunday (September 21) or to Who Is Jesus, Anyway?

Who Is Jesus, Anyway? Who do you know who likes to ask hard questions? How about asking them one question—would they like to try Who Is Jesus, Anyway?—a course built around seven basic questions. Starts on Wednesday September 24 at 7:00 pm. Quiet listeners are also invited!

Happy Birthday Jesus: All are welcome to our first planning meeting on Sunday, Sept. 14th after the 10:30 service in the Discipleship Center. We will recap last year and brainstorm ideas for this year’s party. Rita G. 724-8751.

Worship Dedication Sunday: On Sunday September 14, we will commission acolytes, the choir, and LEMs as we start a new year of worship.

Readings for September 14:
Genesis 50:15-21, Psalm 103:(1-7),8-13, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35

 

Announcements July 13, 2014

40 Days of Prayer:  A special Saturday follow-up to the Prayer for the Dong is being planned for August, with all ten parishes invited to participate.  Details to be announced.

Youth Car Wash:  The Youth will be washing cars at Hardees on Babcock, on Saturday August 30—making friends and inviting owners of the cars to come visit Church of Our Savior.

Back to Church Sunday:  Our fourth annual BTC event will be on Sunday September 21.  This will be the kick-off of weekly schedule for Sunday evening service.

Worship Dedication Sunday:  On Sunday September 14, we will commission acolytes, the choir, and LEMs as we start a new year of worship.

Vacation Bible School: Welcome to the Kingdom: July 14-18.

Readings for July 20:         Isaiah 44:6-8, Psalm 86:11-17, Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

VBS Barbeque:  On Friday evening, all the children, youth and volunteers for VBS are invited to a BBQ and celebration.  Starts at 6:00 pm.

The Ministry Spotlight for the month of July shines on the DOK (Daughters of the King).

 

Bishop Greg Brewer To Visit July 6

Bishop Greg Brewer
On Sunday, July 6th, there will be one morning service with Bishop Greg Brewer at 9:30am. This is a special day for baptism, confirmation, and reaffirmation.

A Garden Party will immediately follow the service and will include food and fellowship with the Bishop and each other.

Invite a friend and make it a special day.

Readings for July 6:
Zechariah 9:9-12, Psalm 145:8-15, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Evening Worship will be held at 5:00pm.

Announcements 6-29-14

All Youth: Please check email and Facebook for notices about work parties for VBS and other special events this summer.

Worship: Sunday, July 6th  there will be two services—Eucharist with Bishop Greg at 9:30am and Evening Worship at 5:00pm. Invite a friend and make it a special day.

Garden Party with the Bishop: Also, join us on July 6th at 11am for a Garden Party lunch with the Bishop.

VBS Registration: Please register children for VBS or pick-up forms at the table in the walkway after service today. Questions? Call Joyce Talabay 321-604-2731.

Vacation Bible School: Welcome to the Kingdom – July 14-18. We are still in need of volunteers and supplies for VBS. Please check the bulletin board in the Parish Hall and sign-up to help or contribute any of the items listed. Thank you. Questions & suggestions, contact Hyacinth Clunie.

Readings for July 6:

Zechariah 9:9-12, Psalm 145:8-15, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30