28th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run

Sunday, October 21 • 5K Run starts at 1pm • Walk starts at 2pm

The Church of Our Saviour will once again have a team participating in the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. Team captain Edgar Randolph is looking for lots of great team members to raise funds to benefit AID Atlanta and 10 other local HIV/AIDS service providers. As in previous years, the walk/run starts and ends in Piedmont Park. The Church of Our Saviour team has been re-activated. Click here to register as a member of the team, or donate to the team’s fundraising efforts or those of any individual member. The Church of Our Saviour has had a team of folks raising money and walking since 2011. Join, or donate, so we can make this year be one we can brag about. For more information, contact Edgar Randolph (404-728-0068) or John Miller (678-570-0231).

Sacred Harp Singing

On Sunday, October 21, starting at 6 pm there will be another great night of Sacred Harp singing in Garrison Hall. From 6:00 to 6:25 pm there will be a mini “singing school” and then the Hymn Sing will begin at 6:30 pm. 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.

Parish-wide Clean-Up Day

On Saturday, October 27, between 9am and 1pm, come join your fellow parishioners in help clean the church. Our focus will be on the nave and the outside grounds. We also want to use this opportunity to build community – to make sure the neighborhood knows we care about our corner of North Highland and Los Angeles. Lunch will be provided.

2018 Children & Youth Formation

For more information about our children and youth formation programs, you can download an informational brochure and/or this year’s registration form.

Adult Christian Education Class

The Fall session of classes have gotten underway and all are encouraged to attend. This season’s class is exploring the Book of Common Prayer. Class meets on Sunday from 9:45–10:45am in the Library (located off Pettway Hall).

Children’s Worship Resources

Activities to keep your children occupied during the service are available at the back of the church (on the right just inside the main entrance). Our worship bags include materials for all age groups. Please get a container when you enter and return it when you leave. If you need assistance, the greeters will be happy to help you.

Art from the Heart Artist Market

The Church of Our Saviour and St. Bede's will be co-sponsoring a celebration of artists and their wonderful creations this November. The Steering Committee has finalized the application and begun sending them out to artists, inviting them to participate in the market. If anyone would be interested in exhibiting in the market, please contact Mary Sommers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lois Shingler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Saviour will be hosting a bake sale at the event. Please start thinking about whether you can contribute something for the bake sale (sweet or savory) and/or if you could work the booth. If transportation is an issue with working the booth we'll see if a car pool can be put together. Keep in mind that all monies raised through this booth will be coming directly to Our Saviour.

We also need some volunteers to help on Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. Bede's while the artists are setting up and at the Opening Party that evening. Opening Parties are always a great way to get first dibs on the best the artists have to offer, and a great place to mix and mingle with members of both congregations.

All monies raised from the booth fees and raffle ticket sales will be split between the sponsoring parishes, based upon their participation in the event. The money coming to Our Saviour will be split between the Hospitality Guild and the General Operating Fund.

Upcoming Dates for Holy Baptism

Are you, or someone you know, interested in receiving the Sacrament of Holy Baptism? These are the upcoming dates for Holy Baptism:

All Saints' Sunday – Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Baptism of Our Lord – Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Great Vigil of Easter – Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Day of Pentecost – Sunday, June 9, 2019

If you are interested and looking for additional details, please contact Fr. Chris within 30 days of one of the above baptismal dates at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss preparation and arrangements.

"Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble."
(BCP, 298)

Call for Volunteers

If you've got the time, the Midtown Assistant Center can put you to work. We have an ongoing need for volunteers. You can come one time, weekly, or monthly. Teenagers are welcome in most roles. Complete the Volunteer Application at www.midtownassistancectr.org/volunteer/ to get started.

Needed roles include:

–Front Desk Support – greet clients, pass out sandwiches and water at the door

–Administrative Support – scan client cards

–Clothing Closet – sort and tag clothing donations

For more information, contact Letty Guevara-Cuence at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let’s Get Connected

The Stewardship Committee wants to let everyone know about an initiative to update our parish records that we are embarking on. In the upcoming weeks you will see the committee members (Jeff Chancellor, Lauren Giles, Brian Mullaney and Mary Sommers) armed with laptops and tablets asking you to update the basic records we have for you. You will be asked to enter—or let us enter for you—this information into  your own personal record in Realm, the parish’s online database, or submit it the old-fashioned way (on paper!). Each member will set up a login and password so that they will be able to access their own information going forward. Among the things you will be able to do in Realm will be to indicate how you want to receive communications from the parish; send messages to the parish administrator, priest or other parish members; view your donation record or set up a recurring donation (via electronic giving).

The first time we ask you to enter your information, we want everyone to check the following:

  • Your name for spelling
  • Your address and phone number for currency and correctness
  • Your email address (if you have or use one) and, if you have more than one, indicate which is your preferred address
  • Your date of birth

While these are the most essential elements we are looking for, there is a whole range of other information you can enter and which we will encourage you to complete as you desire. And you can even add a picture to enhance your profile!

Realm is an online ministry tool designed for real-time connection. Once we get everyone registered it will act as an online directory of parishioners. (And if everyone adds a photo there will finally exist a photo directory of the parish!) Everyone can connect from anywhere at any time, even from their mobile devices. In the near future, we'll add a link on the parish's website that will take you to Realm's login page.

Our decision to adopt this platform reflects our hope to strengthen parish connections. However, your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Realm keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it. The database includes only people in our parish—it is not like a social network that’s open to everyone—and only people in our parish can access it.

As mentioned above, our giving records are connected to the Realm platform and will be accessible online, to you, once you have created an account. Let us assure you that access to giving records remains restricted, and information will be visible only to you (when you log in) and to the parish’s financial staff.

October 2018 Angelus

To download a copy of the October 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 from both of these programs will be donated to our parish’s St. Vincent Fund which is used to assist the poor and people in need.