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Mar
11

Lenten Schedule of Services and Events

Lenten Schedule of Services and Events

Ash Wednesday, March 5

12 Noon and 6:00 p.m.

 

The First Sunday in Lent and The Great Litany, March 9

8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharists

Labyrinth in the Parish Hall at both coffee hours

9:30 a.m., The Rev. Janice Chalaron,

Adult Christian Formation Class guest speaker, in the Parish Hall

Family Promise, March 9—16

 

The Second Sunday in Lent, March 16

8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharists

9:30 a.m., Cindy Hunt, from Parent Smart,

Adult Christian Formation Class guest speaker, in the Parish Hall

6:00 p.m., Open Mike/Talent Night and Dinner for

Episcopal Kids Group and Youth

 

Urban Adventure (Journey 2 Adulthood Youth)

Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23

 

The Third Sunday in Lent, March 23

8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharists

9:30 a.m., Lauri Sojourner, from Gravatt,

Adult Christian Formation Class guest speaker, in the Parish Hall

 Spiritual Gifts Workshop

Saturday, March 29, 8:30 a.m., Parish Hall

 

The Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 30

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:30 a.m., Bishop W. Andrew Waldo, Forum in the Parish Hall

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Children’s Choir singing

Bishop Andrew Waldo, Celebrant and Preacher

 

Day School Art Show, April 4

5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

 

The Fifth Sunday in Lent , April 6

8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:30 a.m., Maggie McGill ,

Adult Christian Formation Class guest speaker, in the Parish Hall

6:00 p.m. The Seder Meal, in the Parish Hall 

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Feb
28

Message for Lent from the Rector

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”

 Dear Companions in Christ: 

This coming Wednesday, March 5, is Ash Wednesday, and this holy day inaugurates the Church season of Lent. You won’t find the word “Lent” in the Bible – it comes from an ancient word for “spring”. The practices of the early Christian communities were to use the 40 days before Easter to help prepare candidates for Baptism. It was also a time for everyone to deepen their spiritual practices such as Bible study; and of deliberate self-examination with the intention of changing unfruitful or harmful ways of life. Lent was, therefore, understood to be a time of refreshing reconnection with oneself and with God in Christ. 

These 40 days were understood to be a gift.

It might be difficult to add or take on something new for Lent but what about accepting it as a gift from Jesus to you, one of God’s beloved children? If you received these days as a gift for yourself, what would you choose to do with this time? Maybe you could love and care for yourself a little more by getting an appointment for a yearly physical? Or, perhaps take an afternoon to just sit and read outside surrounded by God’s springtime creations? Or, possibly reflect on what you’ve been given by Christ – including your own spiritual gifts? (Kathy Wilds and I are offering a workshop at the church about discovering our spiritual gifts on Saturday, March 29th, and this might be a good place to start.)

However you spend the days of Lent, I hope you will find this season to be a godsend: A great blessing and a great gift.

The Rev. Janice M. Chalaron

[Editor's Note: See March ACORN newsletter for opportunities to discover your spiritual gifts, help with a ministry, or be involved in a Bible Study starting in April.]

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Feb
05

LENT/EASTER CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES AND EVENTS

Sunday, February 9

  • 9:00 a.m. Kick-Off Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children, Youth, and Adults

(Godly Play for children ages 4 – 5th grade; Journey to Adulthood, 6 – 12 grades)

 

Sunday, February 16

  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth
  • 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker, Kelli Wilson, Director of Christian Formation from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina
  • 6:00 p.m. Episcopal Kids Group (EKG)/Youth Group BINGO Night!

 

Sunday, February 23

  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth
  • 9:30 a.m. Speaker, Kathy Wilds will speak about Stephen Ministries

 

Sunday, March 2

  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth
  • 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker, Lizanne Lutz, will speak about the Diocese’s ministry in Cange, Haiti

 

Tuesday, March 4

  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

 

Sunday, March 9

  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth
  • 9:30 a.m. Labyrinth Sunday

 

Sunday, March 16

  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth
  • 9:30 a.m. Adult Christian Formation Discussion

 

Sunday, March 23

  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth
  • 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker, Lauri Sojourner will speak about Gravatt Conference Center

 

Sunday, March 30

  • Bishop Andrew Waldo’s Visit to Our Saviour

 

Sunday, April 6

  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth
  • 9:30 a.m. Speaker Maggie McGill, will speak about the Passover and Seder Meal
  • 6:00 p.m. Seder Supper

 

Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday

  • Hot Cross Buns and Cross making

 

Saturday, April 19, time and place to be announced

  • Easter Egg Hunt

 

Sunday, April 20, Easter Sunday

  • 9:30 a.m. Easter Brunch

 

Sunday, April 27 (Final day for this series)

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes for Children and Youth

9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker, Lee Miller will speak on “Leaving a Legacy, “ Part ll

 

 

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Jan
23

Annual Parish Meeting: Jan. 26

The Annual Parish Meeting will begin following the 8:00 a.m. service and will reconvene after the closing hymn of the 10:30 a.m. service. During the meeting there will be some reports given by various Committee members and the Jr. and Sr. Wardens, Gardy Wilson and Barbara Pierce, respectively. We will look at the financials to show how Our Saviour ended the year in 2013 and then look at the Provisional Budget for 2014. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting following the 8:00 a.m. service or the meeting at the end of the 10:30 a.m. service.

Here are the biographies of those people who have accepted the nomination to the Vestry for the Class of 2016:

Melanie Myers Hurst

My name is Melanie Myers Hurst and I have been a member of the Church of Our Savior for 53 years.  I have been married to Chuck Hurst for 27 years.  He was baptized in the church in 1986 and serves as an Eucharist minister and Lector.  My son, Joshua, is 25 years old and he is also a lifetime member of the church.  My daughter, Anna Marie, was a lifetime member until her death in December 2012.  I graduated from Northwestern High School in 1978 and York Technical College in 1980 with an Associate degree is Business.  My sister Rebecca and I have worked together since 1980 at Myers Insurance Agency, which our mother Katherine Myers started in 1965.

This is my first time running for the Vestry.  I feel I need to give back to the church, which has helped me through my entire life.  Without the church and our church family I could not have made it through the past year.  I have served as an usher and greeter and recently joined the Altar Guild.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Jim McHale

             In 2012, I volunteered in the Rolling in Rock Hill program. I found a great sense of unity and joy from everyone on our project by reaching out to those in need. So much in fact that in 2013, I volunteered to be the ECOOS coordinator for this community project and will continue to coordinate on this Outreach project.

            Cathy and I have been married for 23 years. We moved to the Rock Hill area in 2004. I am a District Sales Manager for Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions, a distributor of maintenance products.

            Cathy and I are the proud parents of 4 young adults, Amanda, Megan, Matthew and Joseph with one grandson, Mason (Amanda) and soon a granddaughter, Lilly (Megan).

            I look forward to working with the Vestry members to promote and support our current congregation and potential new members at Our Saviour.

Chip Smith

            I have been a member of Our Savior for four years and have enjoyed getting to know everyone.  Before my transfer to Our Savior, I was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Fort Mill for 27 years. During my time at St. Paul’s I served on the Vestry, Building Committee, Choir and as Senior Warden.

            In the Diocese, I have served on the Cursillo Council for four years, two as President, past Chairman of the Board for the Bishop Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, and currently a member of the Diocese Executive Council.

            In my professional life, I was President of EW Process for 23 years.  I have just retired to concentrate on Education Equals Hope, a non-profit that I started with Cameron Graham Vivanco, a missionary from our Diocese. We provide education scholarships for children in desperate and difficult places.  Currently, we are working in Ecuador, Haiti and Uganda.

            Cathie and I have been married for 32 years and have two adult daughters who are teachers living in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Bryan Townsend

 Bryan Townsend grew up in Rocky Mount and attended Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. The Townsend family has attended ECOOS regularly since 2004.  Ann Walton and Bryan have two boys who have grown up in the church, Braxton (7) and James (5).  During our time here we have participated and served in various capacities.  Bryan has been employed by York County to coordinate GIS since 2001 as technology evangelist and streamlining processes to help staff serve citizens more efficiently.

 Following the Annual Parish meeting, we will be holding our Annual Chili Cook-Off. Some of our parishioners have entered into the contest to see if their chili will be voted the best! This is a fun event and you are invited to attend the Cook-Off. Tickets will be available at the door. The money raised will be used to pay down the debt. Come out and enjoy some great homemade chili and find out who the winner will be!

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Nov
26

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, December 1, Advent I

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, December 4

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Unction

Friday, December 6

4:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Souper Supper for

ChristmasVille Parade

Saturday, December 7

6:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 8, Advent II

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.

The Feast of St. Nicholas presentation

for adults and youth

Wednesday, December 11

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Unction

Sunday, December 15, Advent III

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

6:00 p.m. Episcopal Kids Group and Youth Program

Tuesday, December 17

Westminster Towers Eucharist, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 18

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Unction

Sunday, December 22, Advent IV

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, December 24, The Feast of the Nativity

3:30 p.m. Christmas Music and Carols

4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Children’s Choir

10:30 p.m. The Adult Choir presents

Gloria, by Antonio Vivaldi

11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Adult Choir

Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day

No Eucharist today.

Sunday, December 29,

The First Sunday after Christmas

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Carol Sing

Wednesday, January 1

No Eucharist today.

Sunday, January 5, The Feast of the Epiphany

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist and

the Epiphany Pageant

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Oct
03

Celebration of New Ministry: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

 Alleluia!

The Vestry and Wardens of

Church of Our Saviour

request your prayers and presence

for a

Celebration of New Ministry

with

The Reverend Janice Melbourne Chalaron

as Rector

by The Reverend Sarah V. Johnston,

Dean of the Midlands Convocation,

on behalf of

The Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo

Eighth Bishop of

The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

on Sunday, November 3, 2013

at

5:00 PM

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

144 Caldwell Street

Rock Hill, SC 29730

A Reception to follow the liturgy

 

Clergy: red stoles

 

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Jul
25

Church Member Pictorial Directory

The Kick-Off for the new Church Directory will be on Sunday, August 4. Members will be given the chance to sign-up for their photo session with Lifetouch during the coffee hours throughout August. There will not be a sign-up on September 1, over the Labor Day weekend. The photo sessions are on Wednesday, September 18, Thursday, September 19, and Friday, September 20, 2:30 – 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, September 21, Lifetouch will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We want to have 100% church participation in this newest directory, so please sign-up!

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May
29

Christian Formation Activity, June 30

We will have a special speaker, Mr. W.T.  ”Dub” Massey, one of the original members of the Friendship 9 here on Sunday, June 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Massey will talk about his experience in the Civil Rights Movement and share on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” You won’t want to miss this important and informative discussion. There will be related activities for the children to do upstairs. Following the discussion the evening will conclude with a Potluck Dinner.  Everyone is asked to bring a dish or two to share with 8-10 people. Also, we are asking for folks to bring any gently used books that they would like to contribute to a local literacy program.

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May
02

YOUTH SUNDAY, MAY 5

Come and worship as our children and youth lead the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Sunday, May 5. There will be two versions of the Biblical story of Elijah and the priests of Baal. First, some of our youth will put on a play and then the Children’s Choir will perform a piece entitled, Elijah, conducted by Virginia S. Moe, Music Director at Our Saviour. There will be a Children’s Creed read and repeated by the congregation, and Godly Play later on in the service as well. The Adult Choir will participate by singing, Cantique de Jean Racine, during the Offertory, and two of our youth will help our Priest-in-Charge, The Rev. Janice Melbourne Chalaron, with the Eucharist. There will be a special coffee hour to follow the service. Please plan on coming out this Sunday for this special event.

We wish to extend our gratitude and thanks for Ann-Walton Townsend for all of the work that she put into organizing and coordinating Youth Sunday at Our Saviour.  Special thanks also to Virginia Moe and The Rev. Janice Chalaron for their work on the music and the play. 

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Apr
08

Day School Spring Art Show

Spring Art Show, April 12th  

at 5:30pm

Adult ~ $7.00, Chicken Sandwich, Salad or Chips, Dessert

Child ~ $5.00, Chicken Nuggets, Fruit & Chips, Dessert

Auction Baskets

During the Spring Art Show, we will be auctioning off items such as, Disney & Riverbanks Zoo tickets! We will also have pottery done by each class and class baskets. If you are willing to donate an item for the auction, please send it in to the Day School by Tuesday, April 9.

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