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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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Lenten/Easter Schedule, 2013


Thur., Mar. 28 Maundy Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 29 Good Friday Holy Eucharist, 12 noon and 7:00 p.m.;  Church Office Closed
Sat., Mar. 30 Easter Egg Hunt, 3:00—5:00 p.m., Location: The Kiblingers’ home,  The Great Easter Vigil, 7:00 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 31 Easter, Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.Easter Brunch, 9:00 a.m.; No coffee hour following the 10:30 a.m. service

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What Can I Give Him?

There are many ways for Christians to show our love and give:

1. YOUR PLEDGE to Our Saviour. It takes the financial commitment of the members and friends of Our Saviour to keep the church running. It takes staff, programs, and mundane things like electricity and heat. Please turn in your pledge so that our Stewardship Committee in conjunction with the Finance Committee under the leadership of the Vestry may plan for the 2013 budget. 

2. YOUR SUPPORT in the community. BABY JESUS BASKETS: Beginning Monday, November 26, please bring diapers, receiving blankets, baby wipes, cans of newborn formula, baby bottles, pacifiers, and layettes to the Parish Hall and place them in the baskets provided for them. (Only new items, please.) These will be distributed to needy mothers and their newborns. This is a joint ministry of the Day School and Christian Formation for Children and Youth at Our Saviour.

3. YOUR SERVICE in volunteering at church to provide for Coffee Hour,to  join the Adult Choir,to  help out in the Nursery, to provide the flowers for the altar, … just to name a few.

What will you do in service for God this coming year?


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Take the Bible Challenge!

The Bible Challenge is a way for people of all ages in this Diocese to join Bishop Waldo in reading the entire Bible in one year beginning October 1, 2012.

The purpose is to put ourselves in the presence of God as we read and to let the text shape us and transform us. The process should be one of joy and discovery….According to the Center for Biblical Studies, individuals who read “the Bible for 21 days in a row…have an 80% chance of developing a lifetime discipline of daily Bible reading.” Daily reading also has “a positive measurable impact on moral behavior” and develops spiritual maturity.”

Here are the passages:

Day 22 October 22
Exodus 4-6Psalm 18:21-50Matthew 19
Day 23 October 23
Exodus 7-9Psalm 19Matthew 20
Day 24 October 24
Exodus 10-12Psalm 20Matthew 21
Day 25 October 25
Exodus 13-15Psalm 21Matthew 22
Day 26 October 26
Exodus 16-18Psalm 22Matthew 23
Day 27 October 27
Exodus 19-21Psalm 23Matthew 24
Day 28 October 28 Enjoy hearing the Scriptures read aloud in church


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Strategic Planning/Visioning workshop: Sept. 22

A Strategic Planning/Visioning workshop is planned for Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m. under the guidance of our Diocese. We have received the results of the congregational survey and will present those at this time. After hearing about the survey, we will be taken through the process of Visioning/Planning for Worship and Prayer and Dialogue by our Diocesan facilitator, Jim Wiley.  Lunch will be served and we will conclude in the early afternoon. Please plan on joining us and if you need nursery care, please call the church office at 327-1131.

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Points of Interest

  • Any adult who would like to know more about the Episcopal Church or who would like to reaffirm their faith, please join us for the Adult Inquirers Classes. An informational session is scheduled for August 26, 9:30 a.m. and the classes will meet for approximately six Sundays at 9:30 a.m. After attending these classes you will be given the opportunity to make the decision to be Confirmed or Received or Reaffirmed at the Bishop’s visitation on Sunday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m. service.  Please call or email the church office if you would need child-care.  All classes will be led by Janice, our Priest-in-Charge.


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Members of Parish to Preach this Summer

One of the worship plans involves inviting several members of our congregation to preach at services.   I hope by this invitation is to show the depth and breadth of theological reflection in our Episcopal Church.  Andy Castillo will be bringing the homily June 17; Jim Welsh will be our guest preacher on July 29; Maggie McGill will speak on August 19; and, Houston Craighead will bring the homily a date in September (tbd). We hope that the Our Saviour parishioners will support these guest preachers with strong attendance during the summer months.

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Volunteers Appreciation Day: May 2

We are blessed to have many volunteers at Our Saviour and so we wish to thank all of you who step forward to help out.

Check out our Senior Warden, Genevieve Long’s article in the May ACORN  issue as she sends out the challenge for even more people to step up to help out.  Why not  join a committee like Mission and Outreach, which needs many hands especially during Family Promise week? Or how about the newly formed Kitchen Committee (see the May newsletter)? The Reception Committee that puts on the beautiful receptions following funeral services?  People are needed to sign up for Coffee Hour, or place flowers at the altar – just to name a few ways to get involved. Call the church office, if you’d like more information about how you can serve.

Also, Our Saviour’s Episcopal Day School welcomes any and all who would like to come and read stories to the children. If you would like to help in that way, please contact the Day School Director, Ashley Lesslie, at 328-9624.

We would like to recognize those volunteers who help out in the church office and in the music office/choir room. A special “thank you” to Andy Castillo, Alice Craighead, Joanne Shonk, Margaret Platt, Karen Noel, Mayson Ross, Genevieve Long, Wendy Hope, Melinda Greene, Donna Conrad, Lynda Kohn and Dottie White.

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Holy Week of Services, April 1 – 8, 2012

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 1
Passion Narrative: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharists
The Monday in Holy Week, April 2 
Holy Eucharist, 12 noon
 The Tuesday in Holy week, April 3
Holy Eucharist, 12 noon
Westminster Holy Eucharist, 4:00 p.m.
The Wednesday in Holy Week, April 4
Holy Eucharist and Unction, 10:30 a.m.
 Maundy Thursday, April 5
Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing, 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 6
12 noon and 7:30 p.m.
 Holy Saturday, April 7
Episcopal Kids Group (EKG) Easter Egg Hunt,
3:30 – 5:00 p.m; The Townsend’s home,
1508 Pelham Lane, Rock Hill
The Great Vigil of Easter
(no incense), 7:30 p.m.
 The Feast of the Resurrection, Easter Sunday
                  April 8
Easter Breakfast, 9:15 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Easter services, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
(no coffee hour following 10:30 a.m. service)
Easter Monday, April 9
Church Office Closed

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Alms for Mortgage

Lent is a time of preparation for Christians through prayer, repentance, self-denial, and alms-giving for the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.  While Lenten habits of self-denial are not as extreme today as they were in the Early Church, modern Christians traditionally give up something that is near and dear to them, an indulgence, or a bad habit, and contribute the funds they save through self-denial to a charity or to the church as acts of repentance and alms giving.   

As you know the mortgage is of great concern to the membership of Our Saviour as is the amount of interest Our Saviour has to pay every month as debt service.  During Lent the Stewardship Committee will be sponsoring a Lenten Alms Campaign called “Alms for the Mortgage”.  Beginning on February 26th and continuing each Sunday through Palm Sunday, there will be an extra set of baskets at the stairs.  As you go  up to take communion, please prayerfully consider placing your Lenten Alms in the “Alms for the Mortgage”.  It is an opportunity to become  better stewards of God’s house.



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