Father Chris, being back from his paternity leave, has resumed having Morning Prayer at 8:30am, Monday through Thursday, and Low Mass on Tuesdays at 12:10pm. All of these services are held in the Lady Chapel.
Currently adult formation is taking a break while we explore new offerings, classes, speakers, and formation ideas as we seek to live more fully into this Year of Discipleship. In the meantime, join us in the Parish Hall on Sundays from 9:45–10:45am for coffee, refreshments, and fellowship.
In observance of Memorial Day the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 27. However, Morning Prayer will still be offered in the Lady Chapel from 8:30–9:00am.
Please join us on Thursday, May 30, at 7pm, for the Feast of the Ascension, which is the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, commemorating the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. Ascension Day celebrates Christ’s exaltation. While on earth, He was a servant. Now in heaven, He is the ruler and Lord of all. By entering heaven as the representative of mankind, He completed the work of our salvation and guarantees the eventual glorification of all who love Him. Just as Jesus went up in the clouds, He will return the same way. Mark your calendar and remember to join us for this very important occasion in the life of the church.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Hunger Walk! Whether you walked, ran or donated, every effort counted towards the goal of alleviating hunger in middle and north Georgia. The Church of Our Saviour raised $1,065.00! Through the grants awarded by the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, the monies raised at the Hunger Walk help to feed people who are facing food shortages and living in “food insecure” situations.
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.
If you've got the time, the Midtown Assistant Center can put you to work. We have an ongoing need for volunteers. You can come one time, weekly, or monthly. Teenagers are welcome in most roles. Complete the Volunteer Application at www.midtownassistancectr.org/volunteer/ to get started.
The Stewardship Committee wants to remind everyone about our initiative to update our parish records. If you haven’t yet done so, please let one of the Stewardship committee members (Brian Mullaney, Roger Press, or Mary Sommers) know you are interested in checking the records we have online for you and we will get an invitation emailed to you. You will need to reply to the email from Realm, set up a login and password, and then you will be able to access and update your 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 May 2019 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.