Announcements Nov 19, 2017

Welcome to all of our guests today, including our celebrant, Fr. Norm Desrosiers. Thank you, Fr. Norm!

Guest Organist: We thank Sharon Rohde for playing the organ for both services today. Thank you, Sharon, for sharing your gift of music at COOS!

Operation Christmas Child: LAST DAY FOR COLLECTION. Questions? Call Joyce O’Flaherty at 768-8565.

Thanksgiving Worship: COOS will not be having a service on Thanksgiving Day. However, Fr. Brian Turner at Church of the Blessed Redeemer has invited COOS to attend their service which is being held on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 22 at 6:00p.m. It will be a Holy Eucharist service.

Thanksgiving Offering: Historically, each year the churches in the Diocese of Central Florida earmark their Thanksgiving Offering to be used for Missions. This year, it will go towards the support of Honduran students at home and abroad. Half of the offering will go towards Bishop Lloyd Allen’s local theological school in Honduras (kind of like our diocesan Institute of Christian Studies) and the other half will go to help two young women from Honduras who are attending St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. St. Augustine’s is one of the U.S.’s historically black Episcopal colleges.

Christmas Socks Party: Inviting all children and grandchildren of the congregation (up to age 12) to a special event on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm. We need donations of Christmas Socks (crew socks, not anklets or stockings) between now and December 2. There’s a collection box in the Parish Hall, and we thank you in advance for your generosity. Questions? Call Rita Giuffrida at 242-8374.

Episcopal Church 2018 Calendars: The calendars for 2018 have arrived! They are available in the Welcome Center and the requested donation is $3.

Holiday Parade: Church of Our Savior will once again sponsor a float in this year’s Palm Bay Holiday Parade on December 2. The float will feature the nativity scene starring the Three Wise Gals, a human sheep and shepherds. Questions? Call Nancy LaFave at (321)614-5674.

Christmas Concert: National Recording Artist Maureen McGovern (“The Morning After”) Sunday, December 3 at 3pm at Scott Center, Holy Trinity Academy (Upper School off Pineda between US1 and Wickham). $30 General Admission, $50 Preferred Seating including reception with Ms. McGovern. Benefits Family Promise of Brevard. Tickets from HomelessHeart.org or a limited number this week from Christine G.!

Advent Adult Forum will be taught by Deacon Tom. He’ll be doing a book study on “Mary for All Christians” by John Macquarrie. It is recommended you purchase the book (latest version, 2001) prior to class as it will be used for reference frequently.

Thank You to my Church family for your many calls and prayers concerning my brother John’s illness and subsequent death on August 6. ~ Ruby Mae Bell.