Stewardship and the Lenten Season

The three traditional disciplines of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

  • Prayer might mean some quiet time in church or attending an additional mass or service. It might include reading one of the Gospels or a special Lenten book. Father Chris can give you some ideas of something to read or you can visit the Cathedral’s bookstore. They are located to one side of the atrium at the Cathedral and are open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.
  • Fasting might mean eliminating something from our diet – one of the four s’s: seconds, sweets, spirits (not angels but alcohol), or salt. It could mean abstaining from something that is detrimental to ourselves or our relationships, such as cutting back on the amount of time we spend looking at emails or Facebook. It could mean taking time to reflect on any grudges we’re holding onto or examining any tendencies toward gossip, pride, envy, lust, or greed. By the time Lent is finished we might have built up some good habits that will endure well into the future!
  • Almsgiving is a response to the foundational call of Christians to charity, a frequent theme of the Gospels. Donating money or goods to the poor or contributing to a good cause is part of the meaning of almsgiving. The stewardship committee encourages you to consider the United Thank Offering as a Lenten discipline. The parish’s St. Vincent Fund, which the Rector uses to assist the needy with immediate aid for food, shelter, or transportation is another direct way to contribute to the poor. More broadly, almsgiving can be thought of as undertaking random acts of kindness. You can never know just how far and wide a kind comment will spread.

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.

April 2018 Angelus

To download a copy of the April 2018 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.

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.