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!

Announcements July 10, 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:  Thanks to your generosity, the Properties Team is moving forward with the new tile floor for the Welcome Center and Parish Hall.  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, be alert to the work being done.

Asia:  The team will be leaving tomorrow, July 11 and returning July 27, “making friends and building friendships”.  Our friends are lining up new opportunities for the team, 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.  Thanks be to God!  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 starting next week.  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.

Singles Lunch Group: Our Lunch Group will be meeting at Rooney’s on July 14 at 11:30am. Rooney’s is located at 2641 Palm Bay Road NE and serves classic burgers, steaks, seafood & sandwiches. Reservations are necessary, so please call Barbara at 953-1379.  All Singles are invited to come join in the fun and fellowship…the more the merrier!

Chancel Choir Luncheon: The Annual Luncheon of the Chancel Choir will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at Red Lobster on US192. Meet at 11:30am. All choir members and family are invited. Please tell Cleusa on Sunday if you’re interested in going so reservations can be made.

Altar Flowers: Today’s flowers are given by Deacon Tom Williams, in memory of Sandra M. Williams.

Visiting ClergyThe. Rev. Ann Kreuger will be here next Sunday, July 17; the Rev. Jabriel Ballentine will be here on Sunday, July 24.  Evening worship will be led by members of that service.  Deacon Tom will be covering all pastoral duties while Fr. Loren is away.

 

Announcements July 3, 2016

July 4th Picnic: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and rolls for this year’s 4th of July Picnic on Monday, beginning at 11:00am.  Everyone is invited—we ask that you bring some food item to share.  The Parish Hall will be available—as well as canopies outdoors.  Hope to see you there!

Summer Properties Projects: The Parish Hall already has a new ceiling!  That puts us ahead of schedule by a month.  We are still short $2,600 to purchase the new tile for the floor.  Once the money comes in, the team will organize laying down the tile.  If you’d like to help, please let us know on the Bulletin Tab—or contact Greg Streck. Thank you.

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.

Thank You for Your Help: The Youth extend a big THANK YOU to all who donated and assisted in the Rummage Sale. We raised $522, a bit shy of our goal of $2K. So, we plan on having a Car Wash in July as another fundraising project. The money will be used to fix up the Youth Room, other projects, and assist in forthcoming events.

Asia:  The team will be leaving on Monday, July 11 and returning July 27, “making friends and building friendships”.  Our friends are lining up new opportunities for the team, 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 llfox2@cfl.rr.com. Thank you.

Planning & Zoning:  Our application goes to the P&Z Board on Wednesday evening, July 6.  Fire inspections, City Council, and other requirements are now scheduled through July and into the first week of August.  Keep praying for a smooth launch of Lifeline Academy—with up to 30 students to start school on August 15.

Outreach Coordinator:  We continue to seek a part-time Coordinator to liaise with Palm Bay Elementary and Lifeline Academy, and to develop an afterschool program for children.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please contact Fr. Loren or the Church Office for more information.

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

Singles Lunch Group: The next luncheon for the Singles Lunch Group will be held at Rooney’s on July 14 at 11:30am. Rooney’s is located at 2641 Palm Bay Road NE and serves classic burgers, steaks, seafood & sandwiches. Hope to see you there!

Announcements June 26, 2016

Summer Properties Projects:  We begin tomorrow, Monday – June 27, with the Parish Hall and Welcome Center.  First step is to remove the Popcorn Ceiling; Second step is to spray a new ceiling.  Third step is to begin removing the carpet; Fourth step is to lay wood laminate floor.  A proposed Timeline is posted on the Bulletin Board in the Parish Hall.  Our goal is to finish the work by September—in the meantime, please be careful!  Thank you.

Love INC Fun Fest: The annual summer Fun Fest will be held at Melbourne Auditorium on Saturday, July 9 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Check out the details at www.loveincbrevard.com.

July 4th Picnic: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is once again sponsoring a 4th of July Picnic beginning at 11:00am on Monday, July 4. The BSA will provide the hot dogs, hamburgers and rolls. The congregation is asked to bring other food items to share. The Parish Hall will be available. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Parish Hall for you to indicate what you plan to bring to help provide a variety of foods and deserts. Please indicate on the bulletin tear-off tab if you plan to attend and the number of hot dogs or hamburgers for your family to ensure enough are purchased. Thank you!

China:  The team is nearly ready to depart.  They will be leaving on July 11 and returning July 27, “making friends and building friendships”. If you’d like to be part of the prayer team, please sign up today.  Thank you.

Great News:  The application for Lifeline Academy was received by City Hall on Friday.  The Community Meeting for our neighbors is on Tuesday evening at 7:00.  Planning and Zoning vote is on July 6th.  We’re making progress and hope to have up to 30 children in school starting in August.

A Sincere Thank You: Thanks to all for your prayers, cards, condolences and kind words during this difficult time. The Hall Family.

Sanctuary Candle: Today’s Sanctuary Candle is given in loving memory of Hortensia Pyne by the Order of St. Luke members.

Altar Flowers: Today’s flowers are given by Dolores Barrett, in loving memory of her husband, Warren Barrett. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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

Announcements June 12, 2016

Celebrations:  We had a remarkable Mystery Hunt (VBS) this past week—a big thank you to Hyacinth and all of the Volunteers!  And praise be to God that the number of children and youth from the neighborhood nearly doubled this year over last!  Let’s keep praying for our children and our community!

Outreach Coordinator:  We continue to seek a part-time Coordinator to liaise with Palm Bay Elementary and Lifeline Academy, and to develop an afterschool program for children.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please contact Fr. Loren or the Church Office for more info.

Father’s Day Breakfast: The ECW is sponsoring a Father’s Day Breakfast next Sunday, June 19, between services. Please come and celebrate all of the wonderful men that we love and respect.

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

Jr. DOK Meeting: The Jr. DOK will meet on Saturday, June 11 at 9:00am. We will resume in September after school starts up. Wishing you a wonderful summer!

ECW Meeting: Our June Meeting is tomorrow, June 13 in the Parish Hall at 9:30am–followed by our luncheon at The Old Fish House in Grant. The ECW will not meet in July or August; festivities will resume in September. Come and join us!

DOK Meeting: The next meeting will be held on June 13 at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Our study will be focused on Esther; a Jewish queen for a Persian king. Note: The DOK will not meet in the summer (July & August), but look forward to resuming in September.

Rock the Silence Hour of Prayer: We are inviting you to join us for an hour of prayer as we lift up our communities and our nation before the throne of God. That’s one hour, once a month! Details are posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

Love INC Fun Fest: The annual summer Fun Fest will be held at Melbourne Auditorium on Saturday, July 9 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Details are posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the Church on Saturday, June 25. So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the Church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the Church office. Thank You! Nancy LaFave.

Guest Organist: Today we welcome Sharon Rohde as our guest organist, and we thank Sharon for blessing us with her gift of music!

Summer Properties Projects: 

The Properties Team and Vestry have drafted a Timeline for properties projects.  You can find a copy of it posted on the Bulletin Board in the Parish Hall.  The big project in the Parish Hall will start late June and extend through September.

Announcements June 5, 2016

Mystery Hunt:  There’s still time to register for this week’s Mystery Hunt our Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 6-10!  Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to register as Detective; older youth are invited to sign on as Inspectors!  Details are HERE. Extra registration forms are in the Welcome Center. Event registration starts at 8:00am Monday (June 6)!

Updates & News: 

  • The playground equipment is moving to another Church late in June.
  • We have applied for a grant from the Diocese to install a new stage to replace the playground.  We will be informed at the beginning of July.
  • We have applied to the City for permission to host Lifeline Academy in the Discipleship Center.  Planning & Zoning and City Council meetings will vote on the application in July.
  • A ministry profile has been sent to Churches for an Outreach Coordinator to help liaise with Palm Bay Elementary and Lifeline Academy, and to engage the young children in our neighborhood.
  • God is on the move in our midst—let’s keep praying and trusting Him in each of these steps going forward.

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

ECW Meeting: Due to VBS occurring on our regular meeting date, the next meeting will be held on June 13, followed by our luncheon at The Old Fish House. The ECW will not meet in the summer (July & August); festivities will resume in September.

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the Church on Saturday, June 25. The Youth Group is trying to raise $2,000.  So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the Church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the Church office. Otherwise, you can bring your items to the Church after VBS is finished (i.e., starting June 11).  Thank You! Nancy LaFave

A Big Heartfelt THANK YOU!: To The Clergy and The Family of Our Savior, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for your prayers, thoughts, well wishes, and visits over the past several weeks as I recover from my ankle surgery.  George and I are tremendously grateful for the care and compassion you have shown us as once again we navigate this somewhat trying path in our lives.  Your calls, visits, and wonderful gifts have served to be such pleasant up lifters. They have buoyed our spirits, both in the moment and later, in quiet and in not-so-quiet reflection. They have served as distractions from the pain and made the passing of each day so much easier.  Again, thank you. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. And as always, God richest blessings. Our Deepest Gratitude, Eda and George Dacres

Our Appreciation: Thank you to all who came to the 5:00pm service two weeks ago to help us celebrate our graduations.  Thank you for the cards, the gifts, and the encouraging words and advice!  Sincerely, Moses, Libby and Tim.

Announcements May 29, 2016

Altar Flowers: Today’s flowers are given in Thanksgiving, and also for the observance of the 100th Wedding Anniversary of our late grandparents/great grandparents, Philip and Georgiana de Freitas by Judith de Freitas-Doyle and Family.

Mystery Hunt:  This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is June 6-10 and will be a Mystery Hunt seeking out clues for who is Jesus?!  Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to register as Detective; older youth are invited to sign on as Inspectors!  Details are HERE. Extra registration forms are in the Welcome Center.

Items Needed for VBS: A sign-up sheet for items needed for VBS is posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Also, if you would like to make a $$ donation to VBS and/or the VBS Family Cookout on Friday, June 10, please use a Special Projects envelope located in the pews, and mark it for “VBS”. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support for community outreach!

ECW Meeting: Due to VBS occurring on our regular meeting date, the next meeting will be held on June 13, followed by our luncheon at The Old Fish House. The ECW will not meet in the summer (July & August); festivities will resume in September.

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team.  Come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group.  Did you know?  One notable characteristic of the Dong culture is the role of music and song.  The Dong has preserved their culture through passing down their songs, rather than through a written language in books.

A Big Heartfelt THANK YOU!: A big THANK YOU to all of the members at COOS for your prayers, visitations, telephone calls and cards during my recent illness and stay at Palm Bay Hospital. Your thoughtfulness and concerns are greatly appreciated. May the good Lord bless you and keep you all! With love and sincerity, Rachel Korti.

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the Church on Saturday, June 25. The Youth Group is trying to raise $2,000.  So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the Church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the Church office. Otherwise, you can bring your items to the Church after VBS is finished (i.e., starting June 11).  Thank You! Nancy LaFave

Special Projects 2016: We are excited about this year’s biggest “Pay As You Go” special project—to replace the carpet in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center with a safer, and more welcoming wood-looking laminate tile. We have budgeted a cost of $2.50 per square foot (an estimated total of $6,250.00).  Our goal is to finish in time for Bishop Greg’s visit on October 2.  Donations can be made using the Special Projects envelopes in the Pew—and/or by clicking on the Donate Button on the Church website.  Thank you!

Announcements May 22, 2016

Mystery Hunt:  This year’s VBS is June 6-10 and will be a Mystery Hunt seeking out clues for who is Jesus?!  Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to register as Detective; older youth are invited to sign on as Inspectors!  Details are on our Church website.

Congratulations!  To Moses Vani (Eastern Florida State College), Libby LaFave (Bayside High School), and Tim Fox (Melbourne High School) on your graduations!  We will recognize all three graduates at the 5:00pm Service this evening.

Special Projects 2016: We are excited about this year’s biggest “Pay As You Go” special project…to replace the carpet in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center with a safer, and more welcoming wood-looking laminate tile. We have budgeted a cost of $2.50 per square foot (an estimated total of $6,250.00).  Our goal is to finish in time for Bishop Greg’s visit on October 2.  Donations can be made using the Special Projects envelopes in the Pew—and/or by clicking on the Donate Button on the Church website.  Thank you!

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team.  Come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group.  Did you know?  The Dong, as an ethnic minority, is largely poor and uneducated. Their language has only recently been transcribed and most Dong do not know how to read it.

Community News: Did you know that three (3) black freedmen established Melbourne’s first house of worship? It was built on the northern end of what is now Lipscomb Street. Greater Allen Chapel (AME) Church is hosting the 1st Annual Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 6pm to promote our local history, cultural heritage and community involvement.

Smiling Faces Needed: The Greeters at the 10:30am Service are in need of smiling faces to assist us on the 3rd & 4th Sundays of each month. If interested, please call the church office at (321) 723-8032. Thank you! Millicent L.

A BIG Heartfelt Thank You!: Thank you for making the Pentecost International Potluck Luncheon a great success! I really appreciate all of the time, energy, hard work and generosity of those who brought food, helped set up, serve, clean up, and more. This church really has a gift for incredible hospitality–thank you all so much!  Linda Fox

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Closets & Garage: Now accepting gently used items for the Youth Rummage Sale to be held at the church on Saturday, June 25. The Youth Group is trying to raise $2,000.  So why not go ahead and clean out your closets, garage and storage areas and bring any excess to the church to benefit the youth! If you need to schedule a pick-up, please call the church office. Thank You!

Sanctuary Flowers: The flowers for today are dedicated by Ruby Mae Bell in celebration of her 80th Birthday (May 28, 2016).

Choir Practice:  We are beginning Summer Schedules this week, and there will be no choir practice on Wednesdays until the end of summer.  Instead, we will have choir practice on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

LEM/Reader Schedules: The new schedules (June – August) are available for pickup in the Welcome Center.

Announcements May 15, 2016

Invitation from the Dong Team: You are invited to enjoy this month’s Coffee Hours spotlighting the Dong Team. Come join us and learn more about this Unreached People Group. Did you know? The Dong are highly superstitious and worship many gods and demons. They regard certain mountains, trees, stones, and other non-human objects as sacred. They make annual offerings to the spirits of their village, homes, and crops. Ancestral altars are found in the main room of most homes.

Special Projects 2016: We are excited about this year’s biggest Pay As You Go special project, in addition to the other smaller projects. This year, our special project will be to replace the carpet in the Parish Hall and Welcome Center with a safer and more welcoming wood-looking laminate tile. We have budgeted a cost of $2.50 per square foot (an estimated total of $6,250.00). Members and friends are invited to contribute as they are able. Our goal is to raise the full amount by July so that the work can be scheduled and completed in time for Bishop Greg’s visit on October 2. Donations can be made using the Special Projects envelopes in the Pew—and/or mark your check for Special Projects. Thank you.

Community News: Did you know that three (3) black freedmen established Melbourne’s first house of worship? It was built on the northern end of what is now Lipscomb Street. To pay tribute to these founders, the Greater Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is hosting the 1st Annual Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 28, from 10am to 6pm. The primary focus of the festival is to promote local history, cultural heritage and community involvement. Further, the festival will showcase dance, arts and crafts, music of all types, informational booths, and vendors displaying their wares, including specialty foods. Children’s entertainment activities will also be provided.

Do You Like People? Do You Love Our Church?: The Greeters at the 10:30am Service are in need of smiling faces to assist us on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month. Due to health concerns, a few of our Greeters are unable to continue volunteering. We currently have openings for one (1) person on each of the aforementioned Sundays. But if more than one person wants to volunteer on the same Sunday, be assured you won’t be turned away! Won’t you consider giving our Lord the gift of Greeting His people (especially newcomers and guests) before the service? You’ll get a special name tag and are asked to arrive by 10:15am on your given day of service. If interested, please call the church office at (321) 723-8032. Thank you! And I pray God’s love blesses you richly! Millicent L.