Announcements Dec 21, 2014

Tis the Season:  Who will you invite to join us for Christmas Eve, either for the Family Service at 6:00pm or the Traditional Service at 11:00pm (with Carols at 10:30pm)

Today:  Fr. Loren continues the preaching series; Church of Our Savior is…   Last week, the theme was courageous enough to dig deep. Today’s theme is bold enough to dream big.

Covenant Cards and Offering Envelopes:  Please return your Covenant Cards in the offering plate or to the Church Office promptly so that we can prepare offering envelopes for 2015. Covenant Cards are available in the Narthex. Make sure to turn in requests for offering envelopes.

LEM Schedule:  The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Annual Reports:  All ministry groups please submit your annual reports by January 4, 2015.

Christmas Stockings:  Christmas Stockings are now hanging in the kitchen.

Sewing Bee:  Please make note that the Sewing Bee has been canceled for the month of December.

Christmas Eve Invitation Post Cards:  Post Cards are now available in the Narthex and Parish Hall. Please invite and distribute the cards to your family and friends.

Chancel Choir:  This week our choir practice will be held on Tuesday 12/23 at 7:00 p.m. We will be in recess after the Christmas Eve service (12/24). We will resume back to our practices on Wednesday January 8, 2015.  

ECW Committee:  The ECW Committee would like to say special thanks to everyone who participated in the 2014 Silver Tea event. It was great fun. Hope you can join us next year for more fun and excitement. Barbara Kaufmann (Chairman).

Special Thanks:  The Huggins & Naidu family want to express their sincere gratitude to all those who visited, called, send cards and were presence at our Mom, Cynthia Huggins short stay at hospice and at her memorial service. It meant a great deal to us. A special thank you to Winsome Fuller and Sharon Rohde for playing the piano and the choir for singing our Mom’s favorite Hymn “How Great Thou Art,” and to the readers and ushers, Carmen Cruz and all the ladies who help with the collation. Also, a BIG special THANK YOU to Deacon Tom and Fr Loren for their numerous visits and comforting words. Knowing you all were there made our burden a bit easier to bear. God Bless you all.

Readings for December 21:
2 Sam. 7:1-11, 16;  Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26;  Rom. 16: 25-27;  Luke: 1:26-38

Announcements Dec 14, 2014

Tis the Season:  Who will you invite to join us for Christmas Eve, either for the Family Service at 6:00pm or the Traditional Service at 11:00pm (with Carols at 10:30pm).

Today:  Fr. Loren continues the preaching series, Church of Our Savior is…   Last week, the theme was big enough for all peoples.  Today’s theme is small enough for real people.

Covenant Cards and Offering Envelopes:  Please return your Covenant Cards in the offering plate or to the Church Office promptly so that we can prepare up offering envelopes for 2015.  Covenant Cards are available in the Narthex.  Make sure to turn in requests for offering envelopes.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Annual Reports: All ministry groups please submit your annual reports by January 04, 2015.

Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are now hanging in the kitchen.

Sewing Bee: Please make note that Sewing Bee has been canceled for the month of December.

Silver Tea: The Church Hall will be closed immediately after both services. Beverages will be served in the Welcome Center. Adult Forms will be in the Discipleship Center.

Christmas Eve Invitation Post Cards: Post Cards are now available in the Parish Hall. Please invite and distribute the cards to your family and friends.

 

Readings for Sunday, December 14, 2014 (Year B)
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11;  Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24;  John 1:6-8, 19-28

 

Announcements Dec 7, 2014

Annual Letters: Annual letters have gone out. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office.

Flower Memorials & Thanksgivings: Donations for Christmas flowers are being accepted and must be in by December 12th to be included in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Varieties of Leadership: What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum is exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish.  This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

Silver Tea: Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Silver Tea on December 14Time 3-5p.m. Tickets will be on sale this morning after both services. Tickets are $6.00. Hats and gloves are encouraged. There will be prizes for the most unusual, glamorous, creative and funniest hats.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Thank You: The Family of Essie de Souza would like to say special thanks to Father Loren and Deacon Tom for their love, prayers and services extended to our family. We appreciate all the prayers, cards and visits from the congregation during this time.

Annual Reports: All ministry group please submit your annual reports by January 04, 2015.

Covenant/ Pledge Cards: Please be sure to check the box on the offering envelopes.  

Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are now hanging in the kitchen.

 

Readings for December 7, 2014, Second Sunday of Advent, Year B
Isaiah 40:1-11    Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13    2 Peter 3:8-15a    Mark 1:1-8

 

Announcements Nov 23, 2014

Music Fest: Join us Sunday (23rd) at 2:00 p.m.  Come and Invite your family and friends to celebrate our COOS music.

Annual Letters: Annual letters have gone out. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office.

Flower Memorials & Thanksgivings: Donations for Christmas flowers are being accepted and must be in by December 12th to be included in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

LEM Schedule: The quarterly schedule is now available in the box in the Welcome Center.

Varieties of Leadership: What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum is exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish. This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

ECW Christmas Lunch: ECW will hold their annual Christmas Luncheon December 1st at Shells Restaurant, immediately following the business meeting. All are welcome; please join us. Reservations are necessary; contact Betty Palmer at 321-953-5466.

Silver Tea: ECW is selling Annual Silver Tea tickets. The tea is December 14th from 3-5p.m. Tickets are $6.00. Seating is limited so make plans early to buy tickets. Hats and gloves are encouraged. There will be prizes for the most unusual, glamorous, creative and funniest hats.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Welcome Center Mailboxes: Please check your ministry mailbox in the Welcome Center and remove any old paperwork that can be discarded.

Choir Practice: Choir practice this week will be held on Tuesday, November 25th due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Birthday Jesus! We will celebrate our children’s party for Jesus December 5th at 5:30pm. We are inviting all the children of the church and if you know of other children (up to 10 years of age) please contact the committee so that we can send out personal invitations. We have also agreed to receive monetary donations towards gifts, food, etc., which can be placed in the offering plate, or handed to a member of the committee. Checks or envelopes must be clearly marked “HBJ.” We are also asking that each child bring a non-perishable item of food which will be donated to a worthy cause.  This will impress upon the children the joy of not only receiving but also of giving. We will continue to have a birthday cake and ice cream. We are looking forward to having a joyous celebration with the children for Jesus’ birthday. Thanks in advance for your help and cooperation. (Rita on behalf of the committee members – Nancy, Hyacinth, Diane, Fran, Carmen)

Announcements Nov 9, 2014

Rector in Singapore:  Fr. Loren will be travelling to Singapore Thurs.Nov. 6 to Mon., Nov 17.  He has been invited to participate in the Bishop’s Missions Roundtable where international partners, including AFM, are invited to consult together with the Diocese concerning work in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, and Thailand.  Fr. Loren will be preaching at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Nov 16thFr. Wally Schilling will be at COOS to preach, celebrate, and encourage our ministries here.

Hello Church Family, Many thanks to all who helped to decorate the church for Harvest 2014. The church was beautiful. Sugarcane was swaying in the breeze and tables were covered with avocados, pineapples, oranges, etc., as the flag bearers came marching through. The scene was wonderful! We had a good fellowship with Rev. Chris Royer after the service. Our intake was $641.15. Thanks again to all who made it a success. Ivy & Company.

Varieties of Leadership: What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum is exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish.  This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

Family Promise Dinner: For all who have donated, volunteered, sewed bedsheets or helped in any way to Host our Family Promise guests, you are invited to the First Family Promise Brevard Appreciation Dinner on Friday, November 21, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Suntree UMC. Please RSVP by Nov. 9th at fpbvolunteer.eventbrite.comCheck the Parish Hall bulletin board for details. There are over 700 volunteers in FPB and YOU make a difference in the lives of homeless families! Thank you.

Music Fest: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23.  Come and Invite your family and friends to celebrate our COOS music:  Congregation, choir, youth band, bell choir, piano, steel panGuitar, percussion, and organ.

Operation Christmas Child: Now accepting shoeboxes for children age 2 to 10. There is a table in the Parish Hall to place your box.

ECW Christmas Lunch: ECW will hold their annual Christmas Luncheon at Shells Restaurant on December 1 immediately following the business meeting. All are welcome; please join us. Reservations are necessary, contact Betty Palmer at 321-953-5466.

Silver Tea: ECW will begin selling Annual Silver Tea tickets on November 16. The tea is December 14, 2014, from 3-5p.m. Tickets are $6.00. Seating is limited so make plans early to buy tickets. Hats and gloves are encouraged. There will be prizes for the most unusual, glamorous, creative and funniest hats.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Readings for November 9 – Proper 27, Year A:
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25;  Psalm 78:1-7;  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13

Announcements Nov 2, 2014

Rector in Singapore:  Fr. Loren will be travelling to Singapore Thurs., Nov. 6 to Mon., Nov 17.  He has been invited to participate in the Bishop’s Missions Roundtable where international partners, including AFM, are invited to consult together with the Diocese concerning work in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, and Thailand.  Fr. Loren will be preaching at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Nov 16.  Meanwhile, Fr. Wally Schilling will be at Church of Our Savior to preach, celebrate, and encourage our ministries here.

Varieties of Leadership: Varieties of Leadership:  What’s your kind of leadership? The 9:25 am Forum will begin exploring the varieties of leadership exercised by several lay people and clergy in our parish.  This will be a practical look at your ministry of leadership.

Commissioning: Today at the 5:00 p.m. service we will commission David Leonard as the Lead Musician for that service.

Vestry Nominations: The Vestry is charged with looking five years into the future and prayerfully planning ahead. If you would like to know more about this ministry or to recommend a name, please contact Bob Leonard, Julian Korti, or Margaret Richter.

Happy Birthday Jesus: Our next meeting will be next Sunday, November 9 after 10:30 a.m. service. Contact Rita 724-8751

Family Promise Dinner: For all who have donated, volunteered, sewed bedsheets or helped in any way to Host our Family Promise guests, you are invited to the First Family Promise Brevard Appreciation Dinner on Friday, November 21, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Suntree UMC. Please RSVP by November 9th at fpbvolunteer.eventbrite.comCheck the Parish Hall bulletin board for details. There are over 700 volunteers in FPB and YOU make a difference in the lives of homeless families! Thank you.

Music Fest: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23. More details coming soon.

Operation Christmas Child: Now accepting shoeboxes for children age 2 to 10. Last day to donate is November 17.

 

Harvest & Missions Weekend

You are invited to Church of Our Savior’s Harvest & Missions Weekend

What’s God’s Goal in the World Today?

Guest Speaker and Preacher: The Rev. Chris Royer

(The new) Executive Director of Anglican Frontier Missions

With more than 11 years’ experience in the Middle East

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:00 am        Registration

9:30 am        Opening Worship

10:00 am      “Taking a Fresh Look at the Goal”  (Fr. Chris Royer will highlight the Goal in light of the Muslim world)

12:00 pm      Lunch (Reservations Requested)

1:00 pm        “Highlights from China Trip 2014”   (Fr. Loren Fox and team will be sharing photos and stories)

                       

Sunday, October 26, 2014

9:30 am        Harvest Eucharist w/ Procession of National Flags

“Celebrating God’s purposes as the Lord of the Harvest”  (Fr. Chris Royer preaching)  Followed by Harvest Faire Outdoors

Announcements Oct 12, 2014

The Creeds: Saying What We Believe: The Forum at 9:25 am on Sundays will be looking at the Creeds of our Faith. The Forum is open to everyone.

OSL Meeting: The Order of St. Luke meeting has been changed to the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm. See you on October 13th.

Sewing Bee: The Sewing Bee’s 6th Harvest Silent Auction starts next Sunday October 12th.  Display setup is scheduled for Friday October 10th at 1:00pm in the Parish Hall.  Please provide items for bidding on, or before, this time to ensure adequate space is available.  Call Carmen Cruz or Sharon Rohde for additional details.  This year’s proceeds will be shared equally with Our Savior Youth and CHAP (Christian Haitian American Partnership).

Good News: Articles for the November edition are due October 20th

Happy Birthday Jesus: Mark your calendar for the “new” date: Friday December 5th, at 5:30 p.m.

Singing Christmas Trees: Make your reservations for this memorable musical event hosted by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew on Saturday, December 13th. Depart COOS at 12 noon for a 3:00 p.m. performance. $46 per person includes performance ticket and bus transportation. Contact: Neville Parkinson or Ashford Clunie

Love INC Workshop: How can we respond to those in need around us? The Trans4mational Difference (T4M) workshop builds on the principles in the book When Helping Hurts. T4M is open to everyone, on Saturday October 18, 8:30am to 1:30pm, at Covenant Church, Emerson Drive.

 

Readings for Oct. 19:
Isaiah 45:1-7,  Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13),  1Thessalonians 1:1-10,  Matthew 22:15-22

 

Announcements Sep 28, 2014

Family Promise Hosts: We need hosts during the upcoming week of 9/28-10/5. Details are on the bulletin board or contact Christine G. 759-2523

Who is Jesus, Anyways? Who do you know who likes to ask hard questions? How about asking them one question – would they like to try Who is Jesus, Anyways – a course built around seven basic questions. Started on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. for 7 weeks. Quiet listeners are also invited!

Happy Birthday Jesus: All are welcome to our next planning meeting,  today after the 10:30 a.m. service in the Discipleship Center.

ECW: The next meeting of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be Monday, October 6 at 9:30 am.  ALL women of the parish are invited to the business meeting/Friendship Luncheon in the Parish Hall on that day.  Please come to learn of the work of the ECW and help in the planning of future events.  

Thanks to all for your calls, cards, and prayers. It has been a blessing to me and my family. God bless and keep you. Ena Tennant

Dear Church Family: A big thank you to all who came out or prayed for us these past two years! Our house is finished! We are celebrating, “open house” style, with a house blessing on Saturday, October 4th, from 2 – 6.  Everyone is welcome!
Address:  1055 Colonnade Ave., S.E. – 32909. Need directions? Call me at 321-614-5674.
 Also, the girls and I are praying for a used trimmer/edger and/ or lawn mower. If you have either one or both, looking for a new home, and you would like to make a donation, please let us know. We are hoping our yard will look nice for the house blessing! (There is a good chance that Tom & Sharon Dame’s daughter, Heather, will be able to do the lawn – will know, soon). Thank You Again and God Bless You!    Nancy, Libby, and Melody

Readings for Oct. 5:
Isaiah 5:1-7,  Psalm 80:7-14,  Philippians 3:4b-14.  Matthew 21:33-46

Back To Church Sunday

September 21, 2014

Back To Church Sunday

We want you to feel welcome today, whether you have no church background or are a life-long Anglican/Episcopalian.  We aim to make everyone feel safe and comfortable here:  so we invite you to relax, be yourself, and take in as much as you can.  Because we come from many different countries and places in the US, we do some things like they do up north, other things like they do in the Islands, and we do some things in our own special way.  We hope you will experience the presence of God in the worship!

In addition to Sunday worship (8, 10:30 and 5:00), we also have a number of gatherings where you can meet others and grow in your faith.  The Adult Forum meets at 9:25am between services.  Who Is Jesus, Anyway? starts this Wednesday at 7:00 pm exploring the basics of our faith. The Wednesday Bible Study is digging into 1 Corinthians—or you might like to consider a small group.  Please feel free to ask the person sitting next to you,what’s good?”

A Preaching Series for Four Sundays

Paul writes from prison:  “Rejoice, again I say, Rejoice!”  The joy that he experienced in Christ was more than feeling good—it was a strength and a freedom that changed his view of prison—an outlook he gained from Christ and a way of life for us today!  Are you ready to live in the Joy Lane?

  •   9/21:  Joy, No Matter What          Philippians 1:21-30
  •   9/28:  Joy Leads to Service          ​​Philippians 2:1-13
  • 10/05:  Joy Exceeds Success        Philippians 3:4-14
  • 10/12:  Joy Sets Us Free                ​​Philippians 4:1-9