Sunday, August 24, 2014

Our Saviour News:

All Professors and Teachers are invited to bring their bags, briefcases, backpacks, along with our Students this coming Sunday morning, August 24, to either service, for the Blessing of the Backpacks. The Rector will give a special blessing to those who come up during the services.

Also, on Sunday, August 24, at 9:30 a.m.there will be a light breakfast served during which time a Ministry Fair will be held in the Parish Hall. You will be able to talk to those who are the directors or chairpersons for the different ministries and committees of the church. This is an opportunity for you to find out more information about the ministries and committees that serve Our Saviour and sign up where you would like to help. Remember, YOU are the church.

Rock Hill District #3 was overwhelmed by Our Saviour’s generosity when Nick and Mayson Ross brought in the massive amount of school supplies that Our Saviour folks contributed over these past weeks. A District Office representative who received the items said that this is an ongoing need throughout the school year. If you would like to continue to donate school items, you may take them directly to the Rock Hill School District office on Anderson Rd.

Next Sunday, August 31, is the last Sunday for the peanut butter collection for Pilgrim’s Inn. Please bring your jars and place in the containers in the Parish Hall. Remember, however, we always collect non-perishable food, hygiene items, and cleaning products for Pilgrim’s Inn year-round. The containers for these items are near the stairs in the Parish Hall.

The Church Office is closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

Education for Ministry (EfM) will resume on Sunday, September 7, in the Myers Conference Room on the second floor, and is looking for new members. EfM is a four-year program to which you commit only one year at a time. The program takes you through some of the basics of a seminary education. But just as importantly it provides a close-knit, small group experience where you can explore your beliefs with others in the group. It also provides you with a framework for applying Bible learning to daily life. For more information about this course and costs involved, please contact Bob Gaines by calling the church office at 803-327-1131.

Christian Formation classes for all ages begin on September 14 at 9:30 a.m. Mark your calendars!

Meals for our Campus Ministry Students sign-up sheet, is found on the Community News bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Our Saviour and Grace Lutheran alternate in providing meals for the students who meet in the white house behind Grace Lutheran. Meals should feed about 8-10 people and do not have to be fancy.

The Adult Choir returns to the 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, September 7. Our Rector will commission the Adult Choir during this service for the upcoming year of service in ministry to our Parish.

Yard Sale items are wanted! The Pilgrimage Youth Group is having a BIG Yard Sale on Saturday, October 25, 7:00 a.m. – 12 noon. If you have items to donate, please bring them to the Senior High Youth Room on the 2nd floor. We cannot accept clothes, with the exception that we will take non-stained baby clothes. If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, or if you would like more information, please contact Allison Taylor, Dudley Greene, or Will Kiblinger.

Sunday, August 17

Our Saviour News:

Sunday, August 17

This Sunday morning at both services, The Rev. Dianna Deaderick, currently the deacon at St. Luke’s Columbia and a convocational deacon of the Midlands, will be our guest preacher. Deacon Deaderick was a Middle School teacher for 28 years before retiring and in addition to her other duties as deacon, she is the Province IV representative on the Network of HIV/AIDS Ministries and was recently appointed to the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition Board of Directors for a four-year term. Her husband, Doug and she have been married for 33 years and they have a daughter, Amy, who is an executive chef in Los Angeles, CA, and another daughter, Beth, who is the mother of Rachel and Amelia, in Cudahy Wisconsin. We look forward to having Deacon Deaderick join us this Sunday.

This coming Sunday, August 17, is the last day to bring in supplies for children in need in the Rock Hill schools. Here are some of the items that you could donate: notebooks, notebook paper, #2 pencils, pens, markers, spiral pads, backpacks, rulers, erasers, etc.

Next Sunday, August 24, we will have a Blessing of the Backpack at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. At 9:30 a.m.there will be a light breakfast served during which time a Ministry Fair will be held in the Parish Hall. You will be able to talk to those who are the directors or chairpersons for the different ministries and committees of the church. As our new church season for 2014-2015 begins, how will you serve? This is an opportunity for you to sign up for a ministry or a committee in which you can be involved. Remember, YOU are the church.

Education for Ministry (EfM) will resume on Sunday, September 7, in the Myers Conference Room on the second floor, and is looking for new members. EfM is a four-year program to which you commit only one year at a time. The program takes you through some of the basics of a seminary education. But just as importantly it provides a close-knit, small group experience where you can explore your beliefs with others in the group. It also provides you with a framework for applying Bible learning to daily life. For more information about this course and costs involved, please contact Bob Gaines by calling the church office at 803-327-1131.

Christian Formation classes for all ages begins on September 14 at 9:30 a.m. Mark your calendars!

Peanut butteris still being collected during the month of August for Pilgrim’s Inn. Please bring your jars and place in the containers in the Parish Hall.

Yard Sale items are wanted! The Pilgrimage Youth Group is having a BIG Yard Sale on Saturday, October 25, 7:00 a.m. – 12 noon. If you have items to donate, please bring them to the Senior High Youth Room on the 2nd floor. If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, or if you would like more information, please contact Allison Taylor, Dudley Greene, or Will Kiblinger.

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