Announcements Sep 25, 2016

OSL “Breaking Through the Darkness”: You are invited to this year’s Healing Mission on Saturday, October 8, with Pastor Carl Rivera. Pastor Carl has a powerful testimony as a retired NYPD police officer and first responder on 9/11.

  •   8:00am        Registration
  •   9:00am        Opening Session: Naming Your Darkness
  • 10:45am        Second Session: Seeking the Hope
  •   Noon            Lunch
  •   1:15pm        Third Session: Experience New Freedom
  •   1:45pm        Healing Service & Eucharist
  • Bring a friend & expect to see the power of God!

Calling All COOS Bakers for Scrumptious Desserts: Bishop Greg will be here for his official visit next week. The ECW is organizing the luncheon after the service with help from the Brotherhood of St Andrew.  We are asking the ladies and men of our congregation to contribute one of your fantastic desserts! The sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Thank you! Nancy O’Hara.

The Practical Book of James: How do you apply the Book of Leviticus to life today? The Book of James is the answer. Our study occurs on Wednesdays at 11:00am. We will be in the Church building this week. Open to any and all.

The Parish Hall: We are making a final push this week to finish the work before the Bishop comes. Volunteers are welcome to help. And, we ask that everyone be careful in the Hall while we continue to work in it.

Wanted: A new Chairman for the Annual Silver Tea held in December. Please consider taking the lead for this special event—the rest of us are ready to follow! If interested, call or talk with Barbara Kaufmann at (321) 953-1379. Thank You!

Daughters of the King: The scheduled training to become a Daughter of the King has been rescheduled for Monday, October 3, at 1:00pm in the Parish Hall at church.

Announcements Sep 18, 2016

Friendship Trip Presentation: You are invited to attend a presentation of the 2016 Friendship Trip to Asia on September 24, 2:00pm at the Church. We will share highlights, a map of our relationships, and early plans for new opportunities in 2017. Come see photos and learn from inspiring examples of faith and boldness of believers. The Dong Team will share a few delicacies to kick off the afternoon. Come and enjoy! Please RSVP to the Church Office: 723-8032 so we know how much food to prepare.

The Practical Book of James: How do you apply the Book of Leviticus to life today? The Book of James is the answer. Our study occurs on Wednesdays at 11:00am. We will be in the Church building this week. Open to any and all.

Can You Volunteer at PBES?: Palm Bay Elementary School (PBES) needs a few volunteers to help out with vision and hearing screening on Thursday & Friday, September 29 & 30. If interested, please contact Felicia Warner, COOS Outreach Coordinator at (646) 706-6476.

Calling All COOS Bakers for Scrumptious Deserts: On October 2, Bishop Greg will be here for his official visit. Service will start at 9:30am with a luncheon to follow. The main part of the luncheon is taken care of, but we are asking the ladies and men of our congregation to please contribute one of their fantastic desserts! There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Thank you! Nancy O’Hara.

Wanted: A new Chairman for the Annual Silver Tea held in December. Please consider taking responsibility for this once-a-year event. There are people who are willing to help but they need a leader. If interested, please call Barbara Kaufmann at (321) 953-1379. Thank You!

A Big THANK YOU!: Thanks to everyone for the many cards, phone calls, prayers, well-wishes and blessings I’ve received concerning my health and well-being. Ruby Mae Bell

Announcements Sep 11, 2016

Today’s Lunch: We welcome our firefighters and other special guests today. Lunch will be served after the 10:30am service—with tables outdoors and in the Discipleship Center.

Friendship Trip Presentation: You are invited to attend a presentation of the 2016 Friendship Trip to Asia on September 24, 2:00pm at the Church. We will share highlights and a map of our relationships, as well as early plans for new opportunities in 2017. Come see photos and learn from inspiring examples of faith and boldness of believers. The Dong Team will share a few delicacies to kick off the afternoon. Come and enjoy!

The Practical Book of James: How do you apply the Book of Leviticus to life today? The Book of James is the answer. Our study begins this Wednesday at 11:00am. We will be in the Church building this week. Open to any and all.

Confirmation: It’s not too late to sign up for baptism, confirmation or to reaffirm your faith when Bishop Brewer comes on October 2ndSign up on the Bulletin tab today.

Can You Volunteer at PBES?: Palm Bay Elementary School (PBES) needs a few volunteers to help out with vision and hearing screening on Thursday & Friday, September 29 & 30. If interested, please contact Felicia Warner, COOS Outreach Coordinator at (646) 706-6476.

Lost and Found: There are several pairs of eye-glasses, a Hello Kitty watch/bracelet, one Eiffel Tower earing, and a handicapped parking permit. If you are missing one of these, feel free to come by the church office and see if an item might be yours.

Harvest Weekend: Keep an eye on your gardens and remember that Harvest is Sunday November 13. Fr. Matt Walter, director of Tampa Muslim Outreach, will be our guest for the weekend.

A Big THANK YOU!: Thanks to everyone for the cards, flowers, good wishes and blessings I received in celebration of my birthday, August 25th. Doreen Campbell

Announcements Sep 4, 2016

Gearing Up:  It’s been a great summer and now Fall is here! New groups, and new opportunities are starting this month. Now is a great time to try something new or to get back to what you have missed. Small groups. Choir. OSL. Wednesday Study. DOK. Forum. ECW. Brotherhood. And soon, “Prime Time” for kids.

Fr. Vani’s BirthdayDeacon Tom has a birthday card for Fr. Vani (who is in Liberia) and is getting as many signatures today as possible. Please see Dcn. Tom if you want to wish Fr. Vani a Happy Birthday! Thank you.

Next Sunday9/11 Memorial Service: The NYFD Retirees and the Palm Bay Fire & Rescue will be represented here at 10:30 as we remember the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The Fire Fighters are bringing the three foot sandwiches and the congregation are to bring side dishes. For more info, call Carmen Cruz at 726-8748Thank you!

Singles Luncheon Group: The next Singles Luncheon will be on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30am, at the Outback Steakhouse, at 1600 W New Haven Ave, in Melbourne. For reservations, please call Barbara Kaufmann at (321) 953-1379.

Anglican Faith: It’s not too late to sign up for Deacon Tom’s four classes, Saturdays from September 10, at 10:00am. Likewise, it’s not too late to sign up for baptism, confirmation and re-affirmation with the Bishop on October 2.

Can You Volunteer at PBES?: Palm Bay Elementary School (PBES) needs a few volunteers to help out with vision and hearing screening on Thursday & Friday, September 29 & 30. If interested, please contact Felicia Warner, COOS Outreach Coordinator at (646) 706-6476.

Altar FlowersToday’s Altar Flowers are dedicated to the glory of God with thanksgiving and celebration of Mickey Martin’s birthday on September 1st.

The Practical Book of James: Homework assignment—read all five chapters before September 14! Our first question, who was James?

Announcements Aug 28, 2016

Altar Flowers: Today’s Altar Flowers are dedicated to the glory of God with thanksgiving and celebration of Doreen Campbell’s 93rd birthday on August 25.

LEM/LEV Reader Schedules: The new schedules are available for pickup; please check your “mailbox” in the Welcome Center.

Coffee Hours: Due to all the work being done, we will not have Coffee Hours today.

Chancel Choir: The choir will resume its activities beginning Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00p.m. Choir members, please write this date in your calendar and get ready for an exciting year of praises! Thank you, Cleusa.

Singles Luncheon Group: The next Singles Luncheon will be on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30am. This month we’ll be meeting at the Outback Steakhouse, located at 1600 W New Haven Ave, in Melbourne. We really miss those who have been unable to attend the past several months.  Please join us! For reservations, call Barbara Kaufmann at (321) 953-1379.

9/11 Memorial Service: COOS will have a 9/11 Memorial Service at 10:30am on September 11. The Palm Bay Fire Department will be joining us at that service. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay and share a meal together. The Fire Department will be providing the sandwiches, and the congregation is invited to bring side dishes (pasta salads, coleslaw, etc.), fruit and deserts. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

OSL Hope & Healing Service: On Saturday, October 8, the South Brevard Chapter of the Order of St. Luke the Physician will host Pastor Carl Rivera for its annual Hope & Healing in Worship service. The teachings will be concerned with “Breaking Down the Darkness”; activities will commence at 8:00am and run until ~3:30pm. A flyer will be available in the Welcome Center mid-September.

Bishop Greg is Coming!: Now’s the time to get ready.  Sign up for Deacon Tom’s Anglican Faith for baptism, confirmation or re-affirmation with the Bishop. Questions?Talk with Dcn. Tom or Fr. Loren—or sign up on the Bulletin Tab. Classes will be held over five Saturdays, starting on September 10 at 10:00am.

GOOD NEWS Correction: The Calendar included in the September newsletter states incorrectly that Bible Study with Fr. Loren resumes on September 7. Bible Studies will resume on September 14.

Announcements Aug 14, 2016

Car Wash Today: The Youth are having a Car Wash today during the church services (about 7:30am-Noon).  They will also have some baked goods for sale!  Donations go to the Youth programs.

Lifeline Academy: Classes commence tomorrow, Monday, August 15, and the Discipleship Center will host the school, Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 3:00pm. You can reach the school and Dr. Joseph Cooks at (321) 304-1818. Information regarding the school can be found online at lifelineacademy.org. For questions, you can email Joseph at mygradescount@gmail.com.

Welcome Felicia Warner:  The Vestry met on Tuesday night and unanimously voted to approve and call Felicia Warner to be our new Outreach Coordinator.  She will be our key liaison with both Palm Bay Elementary and LifeLine Academy.  Look for more details in the coming issue of our Good News.

Coffee Hours: Due to all the work being done, we will not have Coffee Hours today.

Bishop Greg is Coming!: Now’s the time to get ready.  Sign up for Deacon Tom’s Anglican Faith for baptism, confirmation or re-affirmation with the Bishop.  Questions?  Talk with Dcn. Tom or Fr. Loren—or sign up on the Bulletin Tab. Classes will be held over five Saturdays, starting on September 3 at 10:00am.

Announcements Aug 7, 2016

Baptism Tonight: Gavin Trimble, grandson of Nancy LaFave, will be baptized this evening at the 6pm Worship Service. His godparents will be Adriana Harris and Jesse Trimble.

Coffee Hour: Due to the work being done in the Parish Hall, we will have Coffee Hours during August in the Chapel.

Condolences: Veta Prescod has gone to be with the Lord. We pray for Veta’s family as they gather for the upcoming funeral. Condolences can be sent to Veta’s family at 660 Niblick Lane, Wallingford, PA 19086-6675.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Euclid Selman and Nisha Mohammed who were married on Saturday, August 6.

Youth Car Wash: The Youth will be having a Car Wash next Sunday, August 14, during the church services. Donations will also be accepted for not washing your car.

Safeguarding God’s Children:: Any member with keys to the property or who regularly works with children is required to take Safeguarding God’s Children.  If you have not taken the course previously, or would like a refresher, we will be hosting a class on Friday, 10am-1pm in conjunction with Lifeline Academy.  Sign up today or call the Church Office tomorrow.  Thank you.

Singles Lunch Group: The next Singles Luncheon will be on Thursday, August 18 at 11:30am. This month we will be meeting at Makoto’s, located at 785 South Babcock St. in Melbourne. We really miss those who have been unable to attend the past several months.  Please join us! For reservations, please call Barbara Kaufmann at (321) 953-1379.

Bishop Greg is Coming!: Now’s the time to get ready.  Sign up for Deacon Tom’s Anglican Faith for baptism, confirmation or re-affirmation with the Bishop.  Questions?  Talk with Dcn. Tom or Fr. Loren—or sign up on the Bulletin Tab.

Announcements July 31, 2016

Baptism & Confirmation:  Deacon Tom will be offering “Anglican Faith,” a four week preparation for those who would like to take a step of faith.  Bishop Greg will be here on October 2 for Confirmations, Re-affirmations, and Baptisms.  If you’re interested, please speak with Dcn. Tom or Fr. Loren—or sign up on the Bulletin Tab.

Summer Properties Projects:  We are currently waiting for the tile to arrive so efforts can move forward with new flooring in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center. If you would like to volunteer your time, please speak with Greg Streck (321) 243-8462, or sign up on the Bulletin Tab. When you are coming to the Office or Parish Hall, please be alert to the work being done.

Coffee Hour: Due to the work being done in the Parish Hall, we are suspending Coffee Hours during July. This would be a great time to invite someone to go to breakfast or lunch after service!

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

Sewing Bee Fun and Field Trip: The Sewing Bee cordially invites the ladies of the Parish and friends to a docent-led tour of the Ruth Funk Center for Textiles on Friday, August 5, at 1:00pm. The current exhibitions are “Radical Elements” and “A View Within.” Admission to the museum and the tour are free. Car-pooling is encouraged due to limited museum parking. Please arrive at Our Savior parking lot at least 15 minutes prior to our departure at 1:00pm. Contact Sharon Rohde for additional details at (321) 768-0711. Join in, invite a friend, and have some summer fun!

Sanctuary Flowers: Today’s Sanctuary Flowers are dedicated in loving memory of George Tennant by his wife, Eda Tennant, and family.

Announcements July 24, 2016

Baptism & Confirmation:  Deacon Tom will be offering “Anglican Faith,” a four week preparation for those who would like to take a step of faith. Bishop Greg will be here on October 2 for Confirmations, Re-affirmations, and Baptisms. If you’re interested, please speak with Dcn. Tom or Fr. Loren—or sign up on the Bulletin Tab.

Summer Properties Projects:  Great progress is being made! The Parish Hall and Welcome Center ceilings are complete and the Properties Team will move forward once the new tile floor arrives. If you would like to volunteer your time, please speak with Greg Streck (321) 243-8462, or sign up on the Bulletin Tab.  When you are coming to the Office or Parish Hall, please be alert to the work being done.

Asia:  The team has been quite busy, and Fr. Loren said it’s the best trip yet. He is clearly seeing fruit from previous visits ~ old friends are delighted to see them, it’s been easier to build trust, and doors are opening to do more. Please pray for their stamina – physical, emotional, spiritual and mental as they persevere through the challenges of hard work, strange food, walking eight (8) miles each day, different customs and language barriers. Also, please pray for spiritual fruit, both in the lives of the team members and the lives of those they meet. The team will return on Wednesday. In the interim, if you’d like to be part of the prayer team, please email Linda Fox at BridgeBuilders09@gmail.com or by phone, 724-5810. Thank you.

Coffee Hour: Due to the work being done in the Parish Hall, we are suspending Coffee Hours during July. This would be a great time to invite someone to go to breakfast or lunch after service!

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

Sewing Bee Fun and Field Trip: The Sewing Bee cordially invites the ladies of the Parish and friends to a docent-led tour of the Ruth Funk Center for Textiles on Friday, August 5, at 1:00pm. The current exhibitions are “Radical Elements” and “A View Within.” Admission to the museum and the tour is free. Car-pooling is encouraged due to limited museum parking. Please arrive at Our Savior parking lot at least 15 minutes prior to our departure at 1:00pm. Contact Sharon Rohde for additional details at (321) 768-0711. Join in, invite a friend, and have some summer fun!

Visiting ClergyWe thank the Rev. Jabriel Ballentine for being with us today, and serving in a ministerial capacity. Thank You!

Announcements July 17, 2016

Baptism & Confirmation:  Deacon Tom will be offering “Anglican Faith,” a four week preparation for those who would like to take a step of faith.  Bishop Greg will be here on October 2 for Confirmations, Re-affirmations, and Baptisms.  If you’re interested, please speak with Dcn. Tom or Fr. Loren—or sign up on the Bulletin Tab.

Summer Properties Projects:  Great progress is being made! The Welcome Center ceiling is complete and the Properties Team is moving forward in preparation for the new tile floor. If you would like to volunteer time, please speak with Greg Streck, or sign up on the Bulletin Tab.  When you are coming to the Office or Parish Hall, please be alert to the work being done.

Asia:  The team arrived safely and is in good spirits. Please pray for them to make contact with our friends in the area, to work well together, and to enjoy their time there. New opportunities are being lined up for the team, and our friends are grateful for what we have been able to do in previous years.  If you’d like to be part of the prayer team, please email Linda Fox at BridgeBuilders09@gmail.com or by phone, 724-5810. Thank you.

Lifeline Academy:  Planning and Zoning approved our application, and has sent it forward to City Council for final approval. City Council meets on Wednesday at 7:00pm. Please keep this matter in your prayers. Inspections and planning will continue right through to the start of school August 15.

Coffee Hour: Due to the work being done in the Parish Hall, we are suspending Coffee Hours during July. This would be a great time to invite someone to go to breakfast or lunch after service!

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

Chancel Choir Luncheon: The Annual Luncheon of the Chancel Choir will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at Red Lobster on 1-92. Meet at 11:30am. All choir members and family are invited; and remember everyone is going Dutch. Please tell Cleusa on Sunday if you’re interested in going so reservations can be made.

Sanctuary Candle: Today’s Sanctuary Candle is dedicated in loving memory of Dudley A. Johnson from Phyllis Johnson and Family.

Visiting ClergyWe’d like to thank the Rev. Ann Kruger for being with us today, and serving in a ministerial capacity. Thank You!