Parish Anniversary Picnic

We will be celebrating the 93rd anniversary of our parish’s founding on Sunday, July 30. We’re hoping everyone is able to make it this year! As in years past we will have lunch after the 11am service and those with last names beginning in A-H are asked to bring a dessert, I-R a main dish, and S-Z a vegetable or side dish. Following lunch we will take our annual parish picture in the lower garden. (Remember to wear your COOS t-shirts!)

Summer Weekday Service Change

Please note that the Thursday 12:10pm Low Mass has been suspended for the summer. Remember we have services on Tuesday at 12:10pm and 7pm (Healing Mass) and on Wednesday at 7am if a weekday service works for you. Everyone is welcome to, and even encouraged to, attend as many services as they can each week.

Adult Christian Education Classes

Beginning this Sunday, July 9, Father Dean will offer a “Rector’s Forum” between the services (9:45am to 10:45am). The title of the first offering will be “The Old Testament Roots of Catholic and Protestant Worship.” As the Vestry starts to make headway on the search for a new rector one Sunday there will be a type of “Town Hall Meeting” so that everyone can be brought up to date on the status of the Rector’s search. Stay tuned for more details.

Sacred Harp Singing

On Sunday, July 16, starting at 6pm there will be another great night of Sacred Harp singing in Garrison Hall. From 6:00 to 6:25pm there will be a mini “singing school” and then the Hymn Sing will begin at 6:30pm. There will be a short break for refreshments in the middle of the evening. For additional information please contact Amy Wells at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church at 404-872-4169. Everyone is welcome whether you are there to sing or to listen.

Father Dean Taylor to be the Church of Our Saviour’s Interim Rector

Father TaylorWe are pleased to announce that the Rev. C. Dean Taylor will be the new Interim Rector of the Church of Our Saviour. Father Taylor is a “cradle Episcopalian,” who began his liturgical journey as a very young acolyte at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia. “It was a very small parish at that time,” Taylor remembers, “and they needed all the help they could get at the altar, so I was actually an acolyte at age six!”

Because of this early role in the liturgy, he says, “The words of the Cranmer Prayer Book, and the sung liturgy were an important part of my growing up, from probably a ‘pre-verbal’ age!” That love of language and music led to an English degree at the University of the South at Sewanee, as well as a life-long interest in the cello, where he played in the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Sewanee Summer Orchestra, and more recently, the Sarasota Pops Orchestra.

Taylor’s background includes a successful, 20-year Rector’s position at historic St. Mark’s in the mountains of Dalton, Georgia, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary as a parish.

In 2010, his career turned to the ministry of “Interim Rector,” which, he says, is “a unique opportunity to shepherd parishes going through that important transition from one rector to another.” Taylor has been interim rector for five parishes, including his most recent, St. Catherine’s Marietta, as well as parishes in Sarasota and Jacksonville, Florida, and Gainesville, Georgia. “Even though this Interim period will not be nearly as long as some others,” says Taylor, “I look forward to sharing this important time with the Church of Our Saviour.”

Father Taylor’s first Sunday will be June 11. Please make sure to come out and give him one of our very warm Our Saviour’s welcomes.

Children Christian Education Classes

Godly Play, for the children of the parish, is finishing up their year on Sunday, June 11. It will be re-starting in August, so stay tuned for an exact date.

July 2017 Angelus

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

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.

Parish Directories

The 2017 Parish Directory is now finished and, if you haven’t already gotten yours, you can receive either a hard or electronic copy of it, or both versions if you would like. Contact Mary Sommers (770-401-0415, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or our Parish Administrator, Tiffany McGehee (404-872-4169, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and let them know which type(s) you would like to receive.

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.

Church of Our Saviour T-Shirt Distribution

If you have not yet gotten your t-shirt(s), please see Mary Sommers or let her know when you will next be at church so she can make sure to have your shirt(s) with her.  Remember, if you did not send in your request for a particular size or sizes for members of your family we do have some extras and should be able to give you the size you need.