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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
To download a copy of the December 2017 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 will be donated to our parish’s St. Vincent Fund which is used to assist the poor and people in need.