This year we will be celebrating our parish’s anniversary on Sunday, July 29. We will have our usual Sunday schedule of two services (8:30am and 11am) with a picnic lunch following the 11am service at approximately 12:30pm. And, as we did last year, there will be two parish photos taken—one after the 8:30 service and the second around 1:30pm.
As we often mention, we like to tie the celebration of the parish in with a celebration of what nature provides us in abundance this time of year. Think of all those lovely fruits and vegetables that burst forth from our gardens, along with our local produce stands and farmers’ markets. It is requested that those with last names beginning in A-H bring vegetable or side dishes, I-R desserts, and S-Z main dishes.
On Mondays, from 7–8:30pm, Summer Bible study will be held outside the rector’s study. (No Bible Study on Monday, July 9.)
“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
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.
Classes are on a short recess and will resume on Sunday, July 22. The new session will begin exploring stories of the Old Testament. Class meets on Sunday from 9:45–10:45am in the Library (located off Pettway Hall).
All are invited to a Formation Open House and Cookout on Friday, August 24, 5:30–8:30pm. Join us for a delicious supper, fun activities for all ages, tours of our Godly Play rooms, and more info about all of our formation programs.
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:
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.
To download a copy of the July 2018 Angelus, click here.
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.