Announcements Aug 2, 2015

COOS Chancel Choir Ministry: The ministry in focus for the month of August is our choir. We are looking forward to sharing with you about our ministry, and we are also looking forward to recruiting new choir members. If you can sing well, please come and talk to us about the choir ministry. We will be in the parish hall serving some refreshments after the service.

Palm Bay Elementary Updates: All of the public schools will be going back to class on Wednesday August 12.  We are gearing up for our partnership.

  1. We are still collecting supplies for the school’s Clinic.  Supplies can be placed in the donation bin in the Welcome Center.  The school has suggested:  Girl’s and Boy’s clothing; Neosporin; Calamine Lotion; Travel size items of deodorant and powders; Female products; Cleaning wipes; AA and AAA batteries; and Tissues.  **We are in desperate need of boys and girls underwear. Mostly size 4 & 6.
  2. We are planning to prepare lunch (a BBQ?) for the Teachers during their back-to-school week.
  3. On Sunday, 9 August, during the Adult Forum at 9:25 a.m. we will review the updated information for volunteering in the classrooms.  Anyone who might be interested in volunteering is invited to the Forum.  If you cannot make it to the Forum, but are interested, please write “Interested” on today’s Friendship Form.

Summer Fun: The sewing Bee cordially invites the ladies of the Parish and friends to a docent-led tour of FIT’s Southern Accents on Friday, August 7, at 1:00 p.m. Admission to the museum and the tour are free. Participants are advised to bring a sweater; the museum is kept cool to preserve the textiles. Car-pooling is encouraged. Please arrive at Our Savior parking lot at least 15 minutes prior to our departure at 1:00 p.m. Contact Sharon Rohde for additional details. All are welcome to join in and have some summer fun!

Family Promise: COOS will be hosting Family Promise the week of September 6-13. Job opportunities: hosting dinners, overnight hosts, set up tents and make beds after 10:30 a.m. service on 9/6, take downbeds and tents before 9 a.m. on 9/13. Saturday host (info. pending). We are in need of two hosts for two-hour shifts (9a.m-5p.m) unless the family goes out for the day. Food donations, please deliver directly to the kitchen on 9/6. Please sign up in the Welcome Center with intended items that you may bring.  Thanks, Christine Garrigues.

COOS Singles Lunch: Singles Luncheon will be held on Thursday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. Makotos Restaurant, 785 South Babcock Street. Reservations are necessary, please call Barbara at 321-953-1379.

A Gentle Reminder: Lock the doors and turn off the lights when you are the last to leave–also the air conditioning if it’s not automatic.  It will help us be better stewards of our offerings and resources.  Thank you.

In Memory: This morning’s altar flowers are given in loving memory of Martha Anita Campbell, given by George and Eda Dacres.

 

Announcements July 26, 2015

Summer Fun: The sewing Bee cordially invites the ladies of the Parish and friends to a docent-led tour of FIT’s Southern Accents on Friday, August 7, at 1:00 p.m. Admission to the museum and the tour are free. Participants are advised to bring a sweater; the museum is kept cool to preserve the textiles. Car-pooling is encouraged. Please arrive at Our Savior parking lot at least 15 minutes prior to our departure at 1:00 p.m. Contact Sharon for additional details. All are welcome to join in and have some summer fun!

Family Promise:  COOS will be hosting family Promise the week of September 6-13. Job opportunities: hosting dinners, overnight host, set-up tents, make beds after 10:30 a.m. service on 9/6, take down of beds and tents before 9 a.m. on 9/13. Saturday host (info. pending). We are in need of two hosts for two hour shifts (9a.m-5p.m) unless the family goes out for the day. Food donations, please deliver directly to the kitchen on 9/6. Please sign up in the Welcome Center with intended items that you may bring.  Thanks, Christine Garrigues.

COOS Singles Lunch: Singles Luncheon will be held on Thursday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. Makotos Restaurant, 785 South Bobcock Street. Reservations are necessary, please call Barbara at 321-953-1379.

China Presentation: Fr. Loren will show pictures and present his trip to China on Wednesday, August 26 at 11 a.m. – noon. Come and see what God is doing through our parish and network.

Wednesday Bible Study:  On September 9, we embark on a two year study of Leviticus and James: “Grace, Sacrifice and Holy Living”. James reflects on Leviticus 19–so in order to better understand the wonderful and practical epistle, we need to grasp how holiness and worship fit together in the Moses’ book of Leviticus. Challenging, fun, and inspiring! (Yes, Leviticus can be fun!)

Fr. Loren’s Response to Convention: The two biggest issues coming out of Convention are one, the need to take a closer look at how we interpret Scripture, and two, the need to understand how the Episcopal Church functions as an Anglican Church.  Fr. Loren has written an introduction and summary to both topics and a brief application of the two topics to several of the key decisions of Convention. Copies are available in the Welcome Center.

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.

 

Announcements July 19, 2015

Vacation Bible School: A very big enormous “Thank You” to all the members of the congregation for your generous and gracious prayers and contribution towards the success of Vacation Bible School. We had a wonderful time and had the privilege of meeting several new families from the community.  Please continue with your prayer as we hope that some of these individuals will become a part of our church. Again, thanks and to God be the Glory. In His Service, Hyacinth.

China Presentation: Fr. Loren will show pictures and present his trip to China on Wednesday, August 26 at 11 a.m. – noon. Come and see what God is doing through our parish and network.

Wednesday Bible Study: On September 9, we embark on a two year study of Leviticus and James: “Grace, Sacrifice and Holy Living”. James reflects on Leviticus 19–so in order to better understand the wonderful and practical epistle, we need to grasp how holiness and worship fit together in the Moses’ book of Leviticus. Challenging, fun, and inspiring! (Yes, Leviticus can be fun!)

Love INC: Love Inc. is having a 2015 Summer Fun Fest on July 23, from 5-8 p.m. and all are invited. Food, fun, games and much more! This annual event is to share the vison, and to raise funds to help families who are in need. Tickets are $5 per individual and $20 per family. ECW has a few tickets to share, and additional tickets can be purchased online at loveincbrevard.com/funfest. Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the  Will Call table at the Auditorium.

Love INC:  is hiring for the position of Transformational/Gap Coordinator and the position of Store Associate/Truck Driver for pickup and delivery. Love Inc. is also seeking for a volunteer for Director of Operations. Log on to loveincbrevard.com/employment for more information.

Goodwill: FREE computer classes at the West Melbourne Job Connection Center are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Call (321) 953-8188 or email: cgilchriest@goodwillcfl.org for more information.

In Memory:  This morning’s altar candles are given in loving memory of Dudley A. Johnson, given by Phyllis Johnson and family.

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.

Lost and Found: A pair of reading glasses was found in the church’s office. Please stop by if you lost your glasses.

 

Announcements July 12, 2015

Vacation Bible School: This Week!  Your prayers are requested all week for VBS–we are on the verge of setting a parish record with the number of children participating! Please pray for a smooth week in which the children experience the love and joy of Jesus Christ and  learn about his grace and holiness. Everyday 8am to Noon.

Wednesday Bible Study: On September 9, we embark on a two year study of Leviticus and James: “Grace, Sacrifice and Holy Living”. James reflects on Leviticus 19; so in order to better understand the wonderful and practical epistle, we need to grasp how holiness and worship fit together in the Moses’ book of Leviticus. Challenging, fun, and inspiring!

Love INC: Love Inc. is having a 2015 Summer Fun Fest on July 23, from 5-8 p.m. and all are invited. Food, fun, games and much more! This annual event is to share the vison, and to raise funds to help families who are in need. Tickets are $5 per individual and $20 per family. ECW has a few tickets to share, and additional tickets can be purchased online at loveincbrevard.com/funfest. Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the Will Call table at the Auditorium.

Convention Debriefing: Bishop Greg and the delegates, who attended General Convention, will be presenting the outcomes of Convention this Saturday, July 18, 10:00am-noon, at Church of St Luke and StPeter  in St Cloud. Discussion will be had concerning evangelism, restructuring, marriage, and the election of Bp. Michael Curry as Presiding Bishop. If you are interested in attending, there are more details on the Diocesan website–or contact Fr. Loren who will be going.

In Memory:  This morning’s alter flowers are given in loving memory of Ron Bonney, given by his wife Marie Bonney and family.

Notice:  Mary Patricia (Pat) Krause died at home on Tuesday morning this past week. Details are still being arranged for a service for her.  Please keep her family in your prayers.

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.

Lost and Fond: A pair of reading glasses were found in the church’s office. Please stop by if you lost your glasses.

Deacon Tom: Deacon Tom has been visiting his mother in Rochester, New York, and will be back in Palm Bay later this week.

 

Announcements June 28, 2015

Super Kids! The Kingdom:  The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.  Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/vbs or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5th grade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.  

VBS: Dear Church Family thanks for your interest in VBS. These are some of the items we will need. 10 cases of small bottled water, 10 cases of boxes of juice, white napkins, small 6 inch Styrofoam plates (250), 8inch Styrofoam plates (300), white forks and spoons  (500 ), 5-10lb bags one for each day, chocolate cookies (100). If you would like to help with some of these items, please let Hyacinth or Carmen know. If you leave the item in the kitchen please mark them for VBS.  Once again thank you very much for your generosity in advance. Castle kitchen staff.

COOS Lunch: The Lunch Group is a ministry of singles of all ages who enjoy the comradery of sharing lunch together. A different restaurant is chosen each month, meeting on the second Thursday. Our next luncheon will be at Sombrero’s Restaurant, 4990 Stack Blvd., (off Palm Bay Rd), Thursday, July 9th, at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are necessary. Please contact Jean at 724-8253 or Barbara at 953-1379. Thank you.

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.

Special Projects: We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks.  If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer.  Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

Camp Wingman:  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.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able to graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Guest Organist: Our music director and organist is on vacation. We welcome Bob Scruggs today, and thank him for leading us in praise to God.

 

Announcements June 21, 2015

Fr. Wally Schilling: We are glad to welcome all of our guests today, including Fr. Wally, who will be stepping in while Fr. Loren is in Asia. Members, please remember to wear your nametags to help our guests and newcomers begin to learn your name.  Thank you.

Happy Father’s Day: ECW wishes all our fathers and grandfathers a Happy Father’s Day
from all the women in the parish.  Have a wonderful day.

Piano Lessons:  Our church offers piano lessons during the whole year.  If you are interested in taking lessons, please contact our Music Director, Cleusa vanDorth after the service.

Super Kids! The Kingdom: The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8am-Noon daily.  Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/superkids or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5thgrade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.  

Vacation Bible School: Would you like to help the children from the neighborhood–and a number of our own grandchildren coming from out of town–to have a great VBS?  We are still in need of supplies and volunteers.  How would you like to contribute to this ministry?  A list of needed supplies is posted in the Parish Hall and listed below; money is also appreciated.  Thank you. In His Service, Hyacinth.

These are some of the items we will need. If you would like to help with some of these, please let Hyacinth or Carmen know. If you leave items in the kitchen, mark them for VBS.  Thank you very much for your generosity. Castle Kitchen staff.

  • 10 cases of small bottled water
  • 10 cases of boxes of juice
  • white napkins
  • small 6 inch Styrofoam plates (250)
  • 8 inch Styrofoam plates (300)
  • white forks and spoons  (500 )
  • 510 lb bags one for each day
  • chocolate cookies (100)

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.

While Fr. Loren is Away: Deacon Tom will take the lead on all pastoral matters; Jerome McKenzie, Senior Warden, will take the lead on all Vestry matters; Andrea St. Hilaire will continue to take the lead on all office matters.  Please contact Dcn Tom, Jerome or Andrea in case of an emergency, and they will be able to respond. Thank you.

Special Projects: We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks.  If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer.  Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

Sanctuary Candles: The Sanctuary Candle burns to the Glory of God and in memory of Al Kaufmann Jr, Earl Lochnerand Al Kaufmann Sr. from the Kaufmann Family.

Camp Wingman:  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.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able to graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Love Inc.:  Love Inc. is seeking volunteers for various positions. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Derrain at (321-253-9542). Additional information is available on the website Loveincbrevard.com, or Volunteermatch.org.

 

Announcements June 14, 2015

Super Kids! The Kingdom: The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8am-Noon daily. Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/superkids or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5th grade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.

Vacation Bible School: Would you like to help the children from the neighborhood–and a number of our own grandchildren coming from out of town–to have a great VBS? We are still in need of supplies and volunteers. How would you like to contribute to this ministry? A list of needed supplies is posted in the Parish Hall; monies are also appreciated. Thank you. In His Service. Hyacinth.
Piano Lessons: Our church offers piano lessons during the whole year. If you are interested in taking lessons, please contact our Music Director, Cleusa van Dorth after the service.

Volunteer Recruitment: Healthy churches are always working to raise 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.)

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.

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.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able to graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Special Projects: We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks. If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer. Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

Love Inc.: Love Inc. is seeking volunteers for various positions. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Derrain at (321-253-9542). Additional information is available on the website Loveincbrevard.com, or Volunteermatch.org.

 

Announcements June 5, 2015

Super Kids! The Kingdom: The Castle will soon re-appear for this year’s VBS on July 13-17, 8am-Noon daily. Registration is open on-line at oursaviorpalmbay.org/superkids or by calling the Church office. Children, ages 3 through 5th grade, are invited as campers; Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to join the leadership team.

Vacation Bible School: Would you like to help the children from the neighborhood–and a number of our own grandchildren coming from out of town–to have a great VBS? We are still in need of supplies and volunteers. How would you like to contribute to this ministry? A list of need supplies is posted in the Parish Hall; monies are also appreciated. Thank you. In His Service. Hyacinth.

Piano Lessons: Our church offers piano lessons during the whole year. If you are interested to take lessons, please, contact our Music Director, Cleusa van Dorth after the service.

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.)

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.

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.

Family Promise: Do we have any retired WELDERS out there? One of our Dad’s in the program is a welder using borrowed equipment. He will be able t graduate the program faster if he can get some welding supplies donated. If you know of anyone who can donate these, contact Christine at Christine.GFPB@gmail.com or call 759-2523 for specific items needed.

Thank you: Many thanks to those who have contributed to the Church Periodical Club. We have donated $165.00 to the club. Please continue to save your pennies for Fr. Vani.
Special Projects: Praise God the new chairs will arrive tomorrow (after being lost for two weeks somewhere between Utah and Florida!) We are expecting to work on the kitchen in the next few weeks. If you have any personal items in the kitchen, now would be a good time to take them home as we prepare to install new stoves and a new freezer. Thank you for your continued support of each of these special projects.

 

Announcements May 24, 2015

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!

Vacation Bible School Registration Link

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.

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.