Announcements Oct 15, 2017

Welcome to all of our guests today, including our celebrant, Fr. Jabrielle Ballentine. Thank you, Fr. Jabrielle!

Altar Flowers: Today’s Altar Flowers are dedicated “in loving memory of my beloved husband, William Cole. Four years ago you were taken from us to a better home. You’ll never be forgotten. Your loving wife Elaine, family & friends.”

A Big THANKYOU! Thank you for all the prayers during Carlton’s recent illness. Geraldine Miller.

Clergy Appreciation Day: was October 8th! Deacon Tom was out of town last Sunday visiting his son. So we’re celebrating him all month long. There is a folder on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall where you can place a card of appreciation, or $$, or whatever your heart leads you to communicate. But let’s be sure and express our appreciation to Deacon Tom for all he has done, and the extra responsibilities he has assumed, during this time when COOS has been without a pastor. Thank you.

Commissioning of Fr. Loren & Linda: The commissioning service for Loren and Linda Fox will be held this evening (15th) at the diocese in Orlando at 6:00pm. If you are interested in going over on the bus, please call Ashford Clunie at 676-0797.

Caregiver Classes: Hospice of St. Francis will be conducting classes in Caregiving…care for patients and support for loved ones. There will be six (6) free classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00pm starting tomorrow, October 16. Please register by contacting Barbara Borman RN at Hospice of St. Francis, (321) 269-4240 ext. 3452 or cell (321) 536-3674, or email Class series is limited to #15, so register soon.

Palm Bay Elementary School Spaghetti Dinner & Math Game Night: This exciting event with PBES (Title I children and families) will be held in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, October 17 at 5:00pm. Last year we had a wonderful time and are expecting the same success this year. If you’d like to help out making math-related decorations, serving, and/or set-up and clean-up, please call the Church Office…we’d love to have you!

Good News Deadline is Oct. 19: We really need your input/articles to produce a newsletter that merits enjoyable and inspirational reading. So please drop off your articles in the Good News Box in the Welcome Center, or send an E-mail to the Church Office at . Thank you!

The OSL Annual Healing Mission will be held on Saturday, October 21 here at COOS. Pre-registration would be appreciated and sign-up lists are available in the narthex and on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Johanna L. at (321) 728-3152.

Ministry Leaders Meeting: There will be a Ministry Leaders Meeting next Thursday, October 26 at 11:00am in the Parish Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to review upcoming events the remainder of the calendar year.

Trunk ‘R’ Treat Under Noah’s Ark: As an alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating, COOS will be hosting this event on Tuesday, October 31 in the Parish Hall. The goal is to decorate the inside of the Parish Hall with underwater items using the theme of Noah’s Ark. Donations for candy and children’s books (new or gently used) are currently being accepted. There will be a tub in the Parish Hall where you can drop off your items. Questions? Call Nancy LaFave at (321) 614-5674.