Announcements Jan 31, 2016

Pancake Supper: The ECW is making plans for the Annual Pancake Supper to take place on Tuesday, February 9, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. A sign-up sheet for donated food and supplies is posted on the Bulletin Board in the Parish hall. Tickets are only $3.00 and will be available shortly. Please plan to attend as we enter our Lenten season. Questions? Please call Mickey Martin at (321) 956-1590.

Ministry Leaders:  All ministries of the Parish are asked to send a leader or representative to a Leaders Meeting on Monday February 8 at 10:00am. We will discuss how to implement the new Vision and Core Values, seek input to the Annual Calendar, and share info on the new Church Database.

What are we doing for Black History Celebration in 2016? Church of Our Savior will be joining with others from around the Diocese for a Special Service at the Cathedral Church of St Luke in Orlando on Saturday, February 20 to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Absalom Jones.

  • Option 1:  Join the Choir of the Day starting at 9:00 am for rehearsals, including learning a bit about the. Rev. Jones.  You must register and order music by Sunday, February 1 by calling the Cathedral at 407-849-0680 or by emailing them at music@stlukescathedral.org.
  • Option 2:  Attend the service at 2:00 pm.  We have hired one bus for the day so that everyone can go.  Tickets will be available for $2 per person.  The bus will depart the Church parking lot at Noon.

Liberia Update:  Thanks be to God!  Nearly $3,000 has already been given towards the Team’s trip in March.  Please pray for wisdom and insight regarding arrangements inside Liberia—and specifically for Fr. Vani, that all will be in order for him to return, especially his health together arrangements for his medical care.

Introducing “BridgeBuilders Consulting &Coaching”:  Linda Fox has launched a new ministry—expanding from the Dong Team to include other Churches and other people groups.  She will be working with individuals, teams, and Churches, to help them explore, design, engage and sustain efforts around the world.  You can find BridgeBuilders at www.BridgetotheWorld.org.

Church Women United: Attention Ladies! Church Women United will be meeting on February 5 at Salvation Army located at 1080 Hickory St., Melbourne. We’ll gather at 9:30am for nibbles and the meeting starts at 10:00am. Hope to see you there! Questions? Call Nancy O’Hara. Thank you.

Ash Wednesday: This year, we will have services at 10:00am and 6:00pm. The DOK will host a quiet day after Easter.

Altar Guild Annual Meeting of the Diocese: You are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Diocese of Central Florida Altar Guild on Saturday, February 27, at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Dora. Registration & coffee begin at 9:30 am. The Program and lunch are included at $12 per person but reservations must be made by February 12. If you’re interested in going, please contact Maria Auld. Thank you!

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Peter’s Vision for the Church
A series of Bible Studies and Sermons
Lent 2016

Our Vision:  Church of Our Savior exists in order to make a difference, worshiping Jesus Christ as the Living God, finding hope and direction in the Word of God, and creating new opportunities for service and community, in Palm Bay and to the ends  of the earth.  (Acts 1:8; 2:39, 42-47; 1 Cor. 1:1-9; Col. 1:3-14; 2 Thes.1:11; Rev. 3:14-22)

Our Core Values:
Spiritual Transformation (1 Peter 1:13-25);        Spirit-Filled Worship (1 Peter 2:1-10) Confident Stewardship (1 Peter 2:11-17);         Missionary Heart (1 Peter 2:11-17) Compassionate Multi-ethnic Community (1 Peter 3:8, 13-22)                                     Power of (Small) Groups (1 Peter 4:1-11);         Leadership Development (1 Peter 4:1-11)

The Living Hope of the Church 1 Peter 1:3-12 For Sunday February 7
Called To Be Holy 1 Peter 1:13-25 Sunday February 14
Chosen to Worship 1 Peter 2:1-10 Sunday February 21
Blessed To Be a Blessing 1 Peter 2:11-17 Sunday February 28
Hope to Hold Onto 1 Peter 3:8, 13-22 Sunday March 6
To Lead Together 1 Peter 4:1-11 Sunday March 13
And Now the Future 1 Peter 5:1-11 Palm Sunday March 20

NOTE: During Lent, the New Testament Readings on Sundays will be from 1 Peter in lieu of the Revised Common Lectionary.

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List of Small Groups

Small Groups will begin to meet after the Introduction on February 7, and will study the Scripture before the next Sunday.  To sign up for a group, please indicate your interest by using the sign-up sheets in Parish Hall on the Bulletin Board.  Groups are open to friends and neighbors who are not members of Church of Our Savior.

Leader Day & Time Location/Contact
Ray Byrd Tuesday, 11:30am Church
Roland & Gail Naidu Friday, 6:00pm Home
Iston & Winsome Fuller Tuesday, 11:00am Home
Beverly Platt Wednesday, 12:30pm Home
Ruby Mae Bell Tuesday, 9:30am Church
Bob & Fran Leonard Thursday, 9:30am Home
Shirley & Roy Flowers Friday, 3:00pm Home
Hyacinth Clunie & Julian Korti Friday, 4:00pm Home
Jr. DOK Saturday, 10:00am Church
Teenagers Saturday, 11:00am (TBD) Church
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Announcements Jan 10, 2016

Liberia Meeting:  Tomorrow (Monday) morning, you are invited to join a group who will pray, encourage, and support the team going to Liberia in March.  Please join us in the Discipleship Center at 11:00am.  Thank you.

Lenten Series:  The study materials are almost ready:  a look at the Church in 1 Peter.  We already have seven groups in the works—with one for teenagers and another, an experiment, for those on Facebook. Are you interested in hosting a group?  Please see Fr. Loren.  We will plan to start sign-ups for groups in the week of January 17.

Request for Prayer: The 38 Primates of the Anglican Communion are meeting at Lambeth January 11-16, 2016 for what could be the most significant meeting in Anglicanism since the Reformation.  Please pray for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, for the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and for all of the bishops as they seek a path forward for the Communion and for the Episcopal Church.

Diocesan Convention & Parish Annual Meeting: The Convention meets at Holy Trinity Academy in Melbourne on January 22 & 23, and our Meeting will be on Sunday, January 30 after a combined service at 9:30 a.m.

Singles Lunch Group: Our Lunch Group will be meeting on January 14 at Rooney’s Restaurant, 2641 Palm Bay Rd NE, Palm Bay. Rooney’s has a 4-star rating, and is an old-fashioned indoor /outdoor bar & grill serving classic burgers, steaks, seafood & sandwiches. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.  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!

Looking Ahead:  The Rev. Stephen and Mary Dass will be here on Wednesday, January 27 for Eucharist and Bible Study.  More details next week.

Pancake Supper: The ECW is making plans for the Annual Pancake Supper to take place on Tuesday, February 9, between 5:00 and 6:00pm. A sign-up sheet for donated food and supplies is posted on the Bulletin Board in the Parish hall. Tickets are only $3.00 and will be available shortly. Please plan to attend as we enter our Lenten season. Questions? Please call Mickey Martin at (321) 956-1590.

Contribution Envelopes: The envelopes are now available in the Narthex in alphabetical order. If you can’t find your set of envelopes, please see Lisa Streck.

Daughters of the King: The next meeting of the St. Theresa Chapter will be Friday, January 22 at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. Remember to come prepared to study Rebekah, wife of Isaac and mother to Jacob and Esau. All are welcome to join in our study. Come and enjoy!

ECW Installation: The installation of 2016 Officers of the Episcopal Church Women will occur during the 8:00am Holy Eucharist service.

Memorial Service: The memorial service for Ginny Edmiston will be held here at the church on January 20 at 10:00am during the Healing Eucharist service.

 

Announcements Jan 3, 2016

Epiphany Services: On Wednesday January 6, we will join other parishes at St John’s Church in Eau Gallie for Epiphany—starting at 7:00pm.  (Choir members are invited to practice before the service.)  Also, we will gather at 10:00am in the Chapel for our weekly Healing Eucharist.

Year End Stewardship:  As the year comes to an end, would you consider giving a special gift to Church of Our Savior, either to the General Operating Account or for one of our designated purposes (e.g. music, special projects, or outreach)?  Also if you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come.

Contribution Envelopes: These are now available in the Narthex.

Box Tops for Education: Barbi Miller from Palm Bay Elementary School says “Thank You” for submitting these to the school. Each coupon is worth 10 cents, and almost $300 has been earned thus far.  You are kindly encouraged to continue submitting the box tops.  To assist collection, a Ziploc bag is available on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Keep up the great work!

NOTE: Annual Reports:  All Ministry Leaders are reminded to submit their Annual Reports to the church office by January 6, 2016.  Reports can be dropped off or sent via email to office@oursaviorpalmbay.org .

Lenten SG Hosts: It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g. a restaurant, or a community club house). A preview is being planned for the hosts in January. For more information, please see Fr. Loren.

Condolences: Ginny Edmiston died on Saturday, December 19. Arrangements are being made for a memorial service at Church of Our Savior in mid-January.

Episcopal Church Women: Attention ladies of COOS ECW!  The first meeting of the year will be tomorrow (Monday), January 4 at 9:30am.

Order of St Luke: The first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, January 6 at 9:00am.

Daughters of the King: The next meeting of the St. Theresa Chapter will be FRIDAY, January 22 at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. Remember to come prepared to study Rebekah, wife of Isaac and mother to Jacob and Esau. All are welcome to join in our study. Come and enjoy!

Chancel Choir: There will be no choir practice on Wednesday, January 6.  We resume back to practice on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

 

Announcements Dec 27, 2015

New Year’s Sunday Schedule:  Next Sunday, the tenth day of Christmas, January 3, we return to three services—at 8:00 am, Eucharist with hymns, at 10:30 am, Eucharist with Choir, and at 5:00pm, Evening Worship with music team.

Epiphany Services: On Wednesday January 6, we will join other parishes at St John’s Church in Eau Gallie for Epiphany—starting at 7:00pm.  (Choir members are invited to practice before the service.)  Also, we will gather at 10:00am in the Chapel for our weekly Healing Eucharist.

Year End Stewardship:  As the year comes to an end, would you consider giving a special gift to Church of Our Savior, either to the General Operating Account or for one of our designated purposes (e.g., music, special projects, or outreach)?  Also if you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come. If you want credit for your contributions, pledges and donations for tax year 2015, they must be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 30.  Thank you.

Pledge Envelopes: These are now available in the Narthex.

Box Tops for Education: Barbi Miller from Palm Bay Elementary School says “Thank You” for submitting these to the school. Each coupon is worth 10 cents, and almost $300 has been earned thus far.  You are kindly encouraged to continue submitting the box tops.  To assist collection, a Ziploc bag is available on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Keep up the great work!

NOTE: Annual Reports:  All Ministry Leaders are reminded to submit their Annual Reports to the church office by January 6, 2016.  Reports can be dropped off or sent via email to office@oursaviorpalmbay.org .

Lenten SG Hosts: It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g. a restaurant, or a community club house). A preview is being planned for the hosts in January. For more information, please see Fr. Loren.

Condolences: Ginny Edmiston died on Saturday, December 19. Arrangements are being made for a memorial service at Church of Our Savior in mid-January.

A Special Thank You. I wish to thank the clergy and the church members for their visits, prayers, well wishes and telephone calls provided during my recent illness. Thank You! Hyacinth Abrahams.

Chancel Choir: There will be no choir practice on Wednesday, December 30th.  We resume back to practice on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Organist: Our Music Director is on vacation today, and we welcome Bob Scruggs this morning as our organist.  Thank you, Bob, for your services to COOS.

Coffee Service: There will be no coffee served after the 9:30am service.

 

Announcements Dec 20, 2015

Christmas Eve Services: Which service will you come to?  (See: Christmas Flyer)        Who will you invite to join you for this special time of worship and celebration?

  • 6:00pm:   Family Service with Holy Eucharist
    Sermon: An M&M Christmas Story
  • 10:30pm: Choral Prelude of Christmas Carols
  • 11:00pm: Festal Eucharist with Choir and Organ
    Sermon: God Is Always, On Time

Silver Tea Gratitude: The ECW wishes to thank everyone whose hard work went into making the Silver Tea a fun and festive event. Special thanks are extended to our guests and Bob Scruggs for his musical entertainment that kept us stepping! Barbara Kaufman

Year End Stewardship:  As the year comes to an end, would you consider giving a special gift to Church of Our Savior, either to the General Operating Account or for one of our designated purposes (e.g., music, special projects, or outreach)?  Also if you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come.  Thank you.

Family Promise: First Presbyterian Palm Bay is hosting families before and after Christmas and has requested volunteer help tonight (Dec. 20) from 5-9pm. They’ve requested this help to assist with the families before the overnight shift comes. If you can help, contact Christine at 759-2523.  Thank you for your continued support!

Box Tops for Education: Barbi Miller from Palm Bay Elementary School says “Thank You” for submitting these to the school. Each coupon is worth 10 cents, and almost $300 has been earned thus far.  You are kindly encouraged to continue submitting the box tops.  To assist collection, a Ziploc bag is available on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

NOTE: Annual Reports:  All Ministry Leaders are reminded to submit their Annual Reports to the church office by January 6, 2016.  Reports can be dropped off or sent via email to office@oursaviorpalmbay.org .

Sewing Bee: The Sewing Bee’s meetings in December and January are canceled.  The next meeting is planned for Monday, February 15, 10:00am-11:30am, Discipleship Building.  We will make yarn dolls for the child patients at Palm Bay Hospital, Emergency Room.  Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lenten SG Hosts: It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g., a restaurant, or a community club house). A preview is being planned for the hosts in January. For more information, please see Fr. Loren.

Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are hanging up in the Welcome Center.  You are invited to show your appreciation for the church staff by whatever means you are led to do so. Thank you!

 

Announcements Dec 13, 2015

Twelve Days Of Christmas: Look over our Christmas schedule and plan to join us at one or more of these events as we worship the one after whom Christmas was named, the Emmanuel, the Messiah.

Year End Stewardship:  As the year comes to an end, would you consider giving a special gift to Church of Our Savior, either to the General Operating Account or for one of our designated purposes (e.g., music, special projects, or outreach)?  Also if you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come.  Thank you.

Silver Tea Tickets: The Silver Tea is today, December 13 from 3:00 – 5:00pm. As such, beverages (only) will be served in the Discipleship Center following each service. Thank you, Barbara K.

Vestry Nominations: There will be three (3) open positions in 2016 to serve on the Vestry Committee. The Vestry serves as a board who is concerned with the “Five Year Plan” for COOS. If you have any questions, please see Jerome McKenzie or Beverly Platt as they can share in more detail regarding what is involved when serving on this committee. Nominations are being sought by December 16.

Family Promise: First Presbyterian Palm Bay is hosting families the next to last week of December and the first half of Christmas week, with a church in Cocoa Beach taking the families for the second half of Christmas week (and the following week). First Presbyterian has a great facility for hosting, but is requesting volunteer help December 20-24 for overnight, dinners, etc.  If you can help, contact Christine at COOS 759-2523 or Sue K. directly susan.k.FPB@gmail.com  Thank you in advance for your support!

Box Tops for Education: Barbi Miller from Palm Bay Elementary School says “Thank You” for submitting these to the school. Each coupon is worth 10 cents, and almost $300 has been earned thus far.  You are kindly encouraged to continue submitting the box tops.  To assist collection, a Ziploc bag is available on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Keep up the great work!

NOTE: Annual Reports:  All Ministry Leaders are reminded to submit their Annual Reports to the church office by January 6, 2016.  Reports can be dropped off or sent via email to office@oursaviorpalmbay.org .

A Special Thank You: I wish to thank all my brothers and sisters for your prayers, flowers, cards, food, telephone calls and visitations during my recent illness. Thank you Deacon Tom for helping me on my spiritual journey. May God continue to bless all of you! Eda Richardson.

Gratitude from Samaritan’s Purse: What a wonderfully successful collection we had with the Shoe Boxes!  We received over fifty (50) boxes for the children, and many of the boxes were oversized or bulging at the seams from all the delightful contents. The collection agent (Eau Gallie Baptist) said prayers over the boxes, prayers over me, and prayers of gratitude for all those who contributed. Your contributions have ensured that children around the world will experience an awesome Christmas Day!  Many, many thanks to all who contributed so generously. Thank you! Joyce O’Flaherty.

Lenten SG Hosts: It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g. a restaurant, or a community club house). A preview is being planned for the hosts in January. For more information, please see Fr. Loren.

Daughters of the King – St. Theresa Chapter: Our next meeting will be Monday, December 14 at 3:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please note the time change. We will return to our regular meeting time of 6:30pm when the daylight gets long enough to safely drive in the evening. At our next meeting, we will be preparing gift bags for our shut-ins. Please come prepared with a gift bag and some tissue paper. Also, we’ll discuss the life of Miriam, Moses’s sister. Come prepared to share. All women are welcome to join us at our meetings. There is no obligation but to come and learn as the Daughters travel on their Christian journey together in community.

Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are hanging up in the Welcome Center.  You are invited to show your appreciation for the church staff by whatever means you are led to do so. Thank you!

 

Announcements Dec 6, 2015

Lenten SG Hosts: It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g., a restaurant, or a community club house). A preview is being planned for the hosts in January. For more information, please see Fr. Loren.

Episcopal Church Women: The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Episcopal Church Women will be on Monday, December 7 at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. Following the meeting, the women will travel to The Shack Restaurant (on US1, just south of Port Malabar Blvd.) for our annual Christmas luncheon. If you intend to go, please contact Fran Leonard (727-0408) so she can have an accurate headcount to notify the restaurant. Reservation deadline is today, December 6.

Daughters of the King – St. Theresa Chapter: Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, December 14 at 3:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please note the time change. We will return to our regular meeting time of 6:30pm when the day light gets long enough to safely drive in the evening. At our next meeting, we will be preparing gift bags for our shut-ins. Please come prepared with a gift bag and some tissue paper, please. Also, we’ll discuss the life of Miriam, Moses’s sister. Come prepared to share. All women are welcome to join us at our meetings. There is no obligation but to come and learn as the Daughters travel on their Christian journey together in community.

Vestry Nominations: There will be three (3) open positions in 2016 to serve on the Vestry Committee. The Vestry serves as a board who is concerned with the “Five Year Plan” for COOS. If you have any questions, please see Jerome McKenzie and Beverly Platt as they can share in more detail regarding what is involved when serving on this committee.

Silver Tea Tickets: Tickets for the Tea will be on sale today after each morning worship service. The price is only $6.00. The Silver Tea will be held on December 13 from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Seating is limited, so please make plans to buy your tickets early! Thank you, Barbara K.

Year End Stewardship:  Church of Our Savior is looking at a year-end deficit of approximately $2500.  Please consider if the Lord is prompting you to give a special year-end gift either to the General Operating Account, or to one of our designated purposes (e.g., music, special projects, or outreach).  Also if, you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come.  Thank you.

Family Promise: First Presbyterian Palm Bay is Hosting families the next to last week of December and the first half of Christmas week, with a church in Cocoa Beach taking the families for the second half of Christmas week (and the following week). First Presbyterian has a great facility for hosting, but are requesting volunteer help December 20-24 for overnight, dinners, etc.  If you can help, contact Christine at COOS 759-2523 or Sue K. directly susan.k.FPB@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support!

Altar Candles: The altar candles for today are dedicated in loving memory of Cynthia Huggins, given by Roland & Gail Naidu, and family.

Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are hanging up in the Welcome Center. You are invited to show your appreciation for the church staff.

Not So Good News for December Birthdays: Please accept our sincere apology to those who have birthdays in December as the Good News experienced a glitch when copying over data and had incorrect dates.

Annual Reports: All Ministry Leaders are reminded to submit their Annual Reports to the church office by January 6, 2016. Reports can be dropped off or sent via email to office@oursaviorpalmbay.org.

 

Announcements Nov 29, 2015

Lenten SG Hosts: It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year. Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g. a restaurant, or a community club house). A preview is being planned for the hosts in January. For more information, please see Fr. Loren.

Episcopal Church Women: The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Episcopal Church Women will be on Monday, December 7 at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. Following the meeting, the women will travel to The Shack Restaurant (on US1, just south of Port Malabar Blvd.) for our annual Christmas luncheon. If you intend to go, please contact Fran Leonard (727-0408) so she can have an accurate headcount to notify the restaurant. Reservation deadline is Sunday, December 6.

Daughters of the King – St. Theresa Chapter: Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, December 14 at 3:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please note the time change. We will return to our regular meeting time of 6:30pm when the day light gets long enough to safely drive in the evening. At our next meeting, we will be preparing gift bags for our shut-ins. Please come prepared with a gift bag and some tissue paper, please. Also, we’ll discuss the life of Miriam, Moses’s sister. Come prepared to share. All women are welcome to join us at our meetings. There is no obligation but to come and learn as the Daughters travel on their Christian journey together in community.

Vestry Nominations: There will be three (3) open positions in 2016 to serve on the Vestry Committee. The Vestry serves as a board who is concerned with the “Five Year Plan” for COOS. If you have any questions, please see Jerome McKenzie and Beverly Platt as they can share in more detail regarding what is involved when serving on this committee.

Silver Tea Tickets: There will be an important Tea planning meeting on December 4 at 9:30am in the Discipleship Center. All interested parties are requested to attend. Tickets for the Tea will be on sale today after each morning worship service. The price is only $6.00. The Silver Tea will be held on December 13 from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Seating is limited, so please make plans to buy your tickets early! Thank you, Barbara K.

New Reader/LEM Schedules: The new Lay Eucharistic Minister/Reader schedules are available for pick up in the Welcome Center. Also available are the schedules for persons reading the Prayers of the People at the 10:30am service.

Training & Orientation: Sessions will be led by Fr. Loren on Saturday, December 5—for Readers and Intercessors at 9:00am, and LEMs and Acolytes at 10:00am.

Happy Birthday Jesus (HBJ): The next meeting will be December 6 immediately following the 10:30am service. Monetary donations may be placed in an envelope marked HBJ and put in the offering plate on any Sunday prior to December 6. Thank you for your support, Rita G.

Year End Stewardship:  Church of Our Savior is looking at a year-end deficit of approximately $2500.  Please consider if the Lord is prompting you to give a special year-end gift either to the General Operating Account, or to one of our designated purposes (e.g. music, special projects, or outreach).  Also if, you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come.  Thank you.

Coming This Week:

Mon. Nov. 30 OA 7:30 pm
Tue. Dec. 1 Prayer Group 10:00 am
Small Group 11:30 am
Women’s AA 7:00 pm
Wed. Dec. 2 Order of St. Luke 9:00 am
Healing Eucharist 10:00 am
Bible Study 11:00 am
Standing Committee 1:00 pm
Choir Practice 7:00 pm
Fri. Dec. 4 Band Practice 5:00 pm
Silver Tea Planning Session 9:30 am
Sat. Dec. 5 Readers & Intercessors Training 9:00 am
LEM & Acolytes Training 10:00 am
Palm Bay Parade 6:30 pm
Sun. Dec. 6 Holy Eucharist 8:00 am
Adult Forum 9:25 am
Holy Eucharist 10:30 am
Happy Birthday Jesus Meeting 11:30 am
Evening Worship Service 5:00 p.m.

Announcements Nov 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Day:  Do you have something or someone to be thankful for?  Will you take an hour or so on Thursday morning to express your thanks to God for what he is doing in your life?  Our Thanksgiving Eucharist begins at 10:00am on Thursday, November 26.

Nine Lessons & Carols:  On November 29, we will have Advent Nine Lessons & Carols at 10:30 am to start off the Advent Season!  (We will also have regular Holy Eucharist at 8:00am and Evening Worship at 5:00pm).  The theme woven through the service—and most of Advent—is that of the Majesty of Jesus as the Coming King.

Vestry Nominations: There will be three (3) open positions in 2016 to serve on the Vestry Committee. The Vestry serves as a board who is concerned with the “Five Year Plan” for COOS. If you have any questions, please see Jerome McKenzie and Beverly Platt as they can share in more detail regarding what is involved when serving on this committee.

Silver Tea Tickets: Tickets will be on sale today after each morning worship service. The price is only $6.00. The Silver Tea will be held on December 15 from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Seating is limited, so please make plans to buy your tickets early! Thank you, Barbara K.

Lenten SG Hosts:  It’s not too early to be thinking of Lent 2016—in part because it comes really early this year.  Ash Wednesday is February 10.  We are looking to recruit a minimum of 10 small group hosts—hosts invite others to gather for the study and fellowship, either in homes, at the Church, or in a community setting (e.g. a restaurant, or a community club house).  A preview is being planned for the hosts in January.  For more information, please see Fr. Loren.

New Reader/LEM Schedules. The new Lay Eucharistic Minister/Reader schedules are available for pick up in the Welcome Center. Also available are the schedules for persons reading the Prayers of the People at the 10:30am service.

Training & Orientation: Sessions will be led by Fr. Loren on Saturday, December 5—for Readers and Intercessors at 9:00am, and LEMs and Acolytes at 10:00am.

Drivers Wanted: If you would be willing to drive a parish member to a doctor office appointment, please call the church office to volunteer. We desire to keep a list of persons willing to provide this important service to members within our church community. Thank you in advance for your kindness and participation.

Chancel Choir:  There will be No choir practice this coming Wednesday, November 26.  We will resume back to practices on Wednesday, December 2 Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday Jesus (HBJ): There will be a meeting today, immediately following the 10:30am service. All are welcome to attend!  We are anticipating having a great Hallelujah time with the children to celebrate the Birthday of Jesus! Monetary donations may be placed in an envelope marked HBJ and put in the offering plate on any Sunday prior to December 6. Thank you for your support, Rita G.

Year End Stewardship:  Church of Our Savior is looking at a year-end deficit of approximately $2500.  Please consider if the Lord is prompting you to give a special year-end gift either to the General Operating Account, or to one of our designated purposes (e.g. music, special projects, or outreach).  Also if, you have not turned in your Covenant Card for 2016, please do so, and help the Vestry in their work of planning for the year to come.  Thank you.