December Sacred Harp Sing

This month’s Sacred Harp Sing will take place on Sunday, Dec. 17, beginning at 3pm. This will be a Christmas-themed Harp Sing in Garrison Hall from 3-5pm, followed by a potluck supper and then singing again from approximately 6-7:30pm. Parishioners are encouraged to join in the singing or come by to listen, for as short or long a period of time as they wish.

Christmas Flowers

Contributions are being received now for Christmas flowers. If you would like to give a gift in honor or memory of a family member or friend, please provide the name of the person to be honored or remembered, along with your check (marked “Christmas Flowers”). Flower contribution envelopes will be in this week's service bulletins and also available on the table at the back of the church. Please put your envelope in the offering plate or drop it off at the parish office by December 18. The names of those being honored and remembered will be listed in the service leaflet on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas at the Church of Our Saviour

Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
10am (single combined service) – Solemn High Mass (No Christian Education Classes)

11:30am – Greening of the Church (Volunteers needed; brunch/lunch provided)

4:30pm – Family Mass with Pageant and Carols

10:30pm– Choral Prelude

11pm– Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Following the Midnight Mass there will be a reception held in Pettway Hall with everyone asked to bring a finger-food type item to share.

Monday, Dec. 25, Christmas
10am –Low Mass with Carols

Sunday, Dec. 31
10am (single combined service) – Christmas Lessons and Carols, Low Mass (No Christian Education Classes)

Year-End Donations

If you are required to take minimum distributions from your IRA, consider making it tax-free by directing it to the Church of Our Saviour. ­Making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) provides an opportunity to fulfill your charitable intent and manage your tax liabilities. Please contact your IRA custodian for specific requirements, including making the distribution directly to the parish. The deadline for a QCD from an IRA is Dec. 31.

If you would like to contribute appreciated stock, potentially avoiding tax on capital gains, please contact your broker to initiate the transfer and advise the treasurer so that he is aware of your gift. The treasurer is available to assist in gift transfers, but specific guidance on your individual financial and tax circumstances should be sought from a professional advisor.

January’s Monthly Parish Luncheon

Our regular First Sunday luncheon will be after the 11am Eucharist on Sunday, January 7.  Those with last names beginning in A-H are asked to bring a vegetable or side dish, I-R a dessert, and S-Z a main dish.

Children’s Christian Education

Classes are held every Sunday from mid-August until May from 9:45 to 10:45am. Pilgrims’ classes (for 3- to 9-year-olds) are held in Garrison Hall (across the courtyard from the church) and Little Lambs’ classes, for those under 3, are held in the room adjacent to the Nursery. (Please bring your Little Lambs to the Nursery for drop off.) The children’s program uses the Godly Play ­curriculum. For more information or details, please contact Amy Wells, our head of Children and Youth Formation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 404-436-4522.

Do you have an hour or two to spare on Wednesday afternoon about every six weeks?

An additional delivery person (or persons) are needed to get the sandwiches made for the parish’s outreach program to the folks who need them. Each week COOS volunteers make and deliver sandwiches to the parishioners of the Church of the Common Ground (located in Woodruff Park downtown) for the meal that follows their weekly bible study. Because of changing schedules, we are now short a delivery person. Delivery involves picking up the sandwiches from the kitchens at COOS on Wednesday afternoon, and delivering them to the priest at Common Ground in Woodruff Park at 2:30pm, for their 3pm bible study.  Delivery persons are always welcome to join the bible study, but this is not required--dropping off is fine if time doesn't permit! Most volunteers deliver approximately every six weeks, but the schedule is flexible.  And “training” (in the form of a delivery run with an experienced volunteer) is available. Please contact Eric Strange at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in taking part in this outreach program.

December 2017 Angelus

To download a copy of the December 2017 Angelus, click here.

Easy Additional Ways to Give

Church of Our Saviour can now be selected as a Community Rewards Partner in conjunction with your Kroger Plus Card. Make sure you have a card, sign in to your account and designate the parish as your selected organization. (47253 is our official Kroger number.) From then all you have to do is use your card when you shop!

And don't forget, make your Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the parish. All monies raised will be donated to our parish’s St. Vincent Fund which is used to assist the poor and people in need.