Anyone looking to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed

into the Episcopal Church, can join classes that begin this month. Diocesan Confirmation occurs at the Cathedral on March 18. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Father Miller.

Minute for Ministry

Are you up for a challenge? January’s sponsored ministry is the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s annual Hunger Walk. Each year, the Food Bank comes together with five other partner agencies to “raise funds and awareness for hunger relief through a sponsored 5K event …. Whether you choose to walk or run, you’ll join thousands coming together to support our neighbors in need and celebrate the work that’s being done.” The money our parish raises goes to the Episcopal Community Foundation who, in turn, directs those funds back into our communities to help end hunger.

The Church of Our Saviour has had a team of folks raising money, walking and running since about 2011. The last two years our parish has placed third in fundraising within the diocese. (Last year Father Zack was in the top five for individuals.) For a parish our size that is really impressive! Let’s try to see if we can move ourselves into second place this year, and get Father Chris up into the top five! If everyone is willing to either donate monies, raise funds, or walk or run in the event itself, we should be able to accomplish this goal.

This year’s walk is on Sunday, February 25, starting at 2pm from the Georgia World Congress Center. Mark your calendars now and details about signing up and raising funds will be forthcoming.

Each month, the Stewardship Committee is highlighting various ministries that the Church of Our Saviour is engaged in or supports, using our time, talents, and treasure. If you would like to explore opportunities to begin or increase your ­participation in the parish’s various guilds and ministries, please contact Father Miller or one of the Stewardship Committee members – Jeff Chancellor, Lauren Giles, Brian Mullaney, and Mary Sommers. It only takes a minute to share God’s love. Do you have a minute?

Children’s Christian Education

Classes are held every Sunday from mid-August until May from 9:45 to 10:45am. Pilgrims’ classes (for 3- to 9-year-olds) are held in Garrison Hall (across the courtyard from the church) and Little Lambs’ classes, for those under 3, are held in the room adjacent to the Nursery. (Please bring your Little Lambs to the Nursery for drop off.) The children’s program uses the Godly Play ­curriculum. For more information or details, please contact Amy Wells, our head of Children and Youth Formation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 404-436-4522.

Sacred Harp Singing

On Sunday, January 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.

The Annual Parish Meeting

will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, between the services (9:45–10:45am). Following the early service, we will quickly move down to the parish hall where a light continental breakfast will be ready and waiting. Since we will have only about an hour we will need to be intentional about our time and the use of it to ensure business is taken care of in the most efficient manner possible. This will be Father Miller’s first chance to speak to all of us in one setting and give him an opportunity to let us know his vision for the parish.  Make your plans to attend now!

Father Miller’s Installation

On Sunday, Feb. 11, Bishop Wright will be at Our Saviour for a 4 pm installation of Father Miller as the Church of Our Saviour’s newest rector. Put this event on your calendar now to make sure you don’t miss it. Following the service we will have a reception in Pettway Hall. Additional details will be forthcoming along with requests for assistance from the Reception Guild coordinator. If you want to offer your services before you’re asked, contact Mary Sommers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 770-401-0415. 

January 2018 Angelus

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