This Sunday at Church of Our Saviour
Sign Up Now for the Annual Parish Retreat
September 6-8, 2013
The Church of Our Saviour annual parish retreat is a popular weekend getaway for members of all ages, singles, and families at the beautiful Bishop's Ranch just outside Healdsburg in the wine country of Sonoma County. Hiking, swimming, touring wineries, or simply relaxing for the weekend in a beautiful setting are all favorite activities of those who attend. Childcare will be available on Saturday, and Br. Richard Edward will lead a brief retreat program on Saturday morning: “Changing Lanes: Slowing Down to Become the God’s Family.” Mark you calendars and reserve your spots now by signing up in the Fireside Room on Sunday or by contacting the office.
Space is limited, so make a reservation now!
Help teach Summer Sunday School!
We are recruiting teachers for Sundays during the summer. The Summer Sunday School program is easy, low-commitment and fun! It is not Godly Play, and no training or prior experience is required. Teaching primarily involves greeting children as they arrive, reading a story to them, and facilitating snack time–duties which are divided between two adults. Please sign up on the flip chart in the Fireside Room (near the stairs) or contact Willie VanDoren at email@example.com.
EPIC Youth News
EPIC Schedule for Spring 2013
Nominations Opening Soon
One of the many ways Episcopalians are different from our fellow catholics is our governance. We are governed by our members, not just from above! Every member of our chosen faith has a voice in how we pray and how our collective resources are invested, both within and without the church. The Diocesan Executive Council manages the business of the Diocese while the Standing Committee advises the Bishop and approves candidates for ministry among many other roles. Deputies to the General Convention (meeting next in 2015) will help guide the future of the Episcopal Church as a whole. Each committee includes equal parts ordained clergy and lay members and rotates with multi-year terms (3 years for Executive Council and the General Convention deputation, and 4 years for Standing Committee).
On May 28th the Diocese will call for nominations for positions on the Executive Council and Standing Committee and for Deputies to the 2015 General Convention. This is your chance to truly play a part in the future of our church. The diocesan website will have a nominations form for your use or stop by the office for a copy. If you would like to be nominated or have someone you would like to nominate please do so. Once done, the Nominating committee will assist in preparing the nomination for review on-line and finally the electing diocesan convention in October.
Coming Up at Church of Our Saviour
Sunday – May 19 – Pentecost
Tuesday – May 21:
Wednesday – May 22 – 9 am – Staff Meeting – Office
Thursday – May 23 – 7:30 pm – Choir Practice – Choir Room
Sunday – May 26 – Trinity Sunday and Baptisms
Wednesday – June 12 – 7 pm – Vestry Meeting – Fireside Room
Seeking the Spirit
Spiritual Practice Resources for Families and Individuals
Fr. Richard has prepared a downloadable short resource list for families and individuals looking for daily prayer and scripture reading practices and seasonal spiritual traditions for families.
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
The way in which our threads of faith gather together into God's great tapestry illustrates the union of Jesus with God, and the love revealed in the Holy Trinity.
Listen online to much of the May 4th performance, which raised nearly $200 for the parish discretionary fund to help those most in need in the parish and wider community.
Prayers this Week
In our Church of Our Saviour Cycle of Prayer, we pray this week for the Hoggatt family, the Huson family and Marcia Meyers, and for the ministry of those who keep our Buildings and Grounds in good order, and for those who celebrate their birthdays, especially Louise Gaumond and John MacLeod. In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church in North and South Dakota. Please pray for those who are ill and in need of comfort, especially Ada, Dan, Jack, Nick, Elaine, Eleanor, Phil, Beverly, Walter, Rita, Jamie, Grace, Ben, Sidney, Susan, Luda, Greg, Sheilah, Tess, the Kneafsy family, Maggie, John, Jean, Ray, Barbara, Joy, and Harriet; those serving in the military, especially Leif, Steven, Dash, Arthur, Daniel, Justin, Jason, Christopher, Sean, Cameron, George, John and Sam; and those who have died, especially Floyed, Helena, and Jean, and we remember all suffering from natural disasters around the world, and all victims of famine, terrorism, war, natural disaster, and violence.
Prayers of the People are updated weekly. Names of those desiring prayers may be added to the Sunday prayers or to this bulletin, with their permission, by contacting the church office.
Faith in Action
Zero Waste - How green can you go?
Bea Johnson’s book Zero Waste Home is out! The following is from an article in The Chronicle by Deb Wandell:
Bea Johnson sees through you. She sees through the hemp shopping tote where you slipped that plastic bag of fair-trade bananas, BPA/phthalat/phthalate-free container of kombucha and organic Gorilla Munch that's packaged in a bag inside a box. Johnson sees, as you get into your new electric Leaf, that you're trying to live more sustainably but maybe you could use a little guidance. She's just the one to offer it.
The Mill Valley resident, her husband, Scott, and their sons Max and Léo generate just one quart of trash a year. Johnson, who details her family's efforts to live more sustainably in the popular blog www.zerowastehome.blogspot.com and recently released book of the same name ($17; Scribner) lives by the five R's: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot - in that order. "Don't take what you don't need, even if it's free," she told Chronicle contributor Anh-Minh Le.
To learn more about how she and her family cut their consumption and reduced spending by 40 percent, go to bit.ly/11tqsCw. For a taste of the Zero Waste lifestyle, check out Johnson's quick and easy tips. (Oh, and Johnson also sees you rolling your eyes at No. 6: "This is what I do," she told The Chronicle. "If it works for you, too, great. If not, that's fine. Figure out a system that works for you.")
Simple ways to go trash-free
Bea Johnson's recently released book, "Zero Waste Home" ($17; Scribner), shares her experiences, as well as the expertise she has developed in attempting to create a trash-free household. Here are some simple yet effective ideas she and her family have implemented:
1. Shop in bulk and bring cloth bags, mesh bags, glass jars and bottles to the store. They can hold different types of foods - such as grains, fruit, meat and olive oil. Bring totes, too, to carry all of your groceries home in.
The Wider Church
Practical Flower Arranging for the Altar
The Diocesan Altar Guild Spring General Meeting is open to ALL parishioners. Learn the art of practical, on-a-budget-flower arranging for the altar from Luna Stafford, head of Altar Guild Flower Arrangers, St. Matthew, San Mateo. Luna is also the principal flower arranger at Filoli, where she does the house flowers and participates in their Spring Floral Show.
Saturday, May 18, at St. Aidan’s San Francisco
Coffee and Registration: 9 am
Please contact Ros Patterson at 453-7764 for more information or for a registration form if you would like to attend.
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Carl Jordan
Space, Shakespeare and Rock 'n' Roll collide in the Bay Area premiere of the jukebox musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet. Based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and the 1950's sci fi film "Forbidden Planet", this musical features classic rock and roll hits from the 1950s and 1960s to tell the story of Captain Tempest and his crew, who are drawn to the planet D'Illyria during a routine flight.
June 20 - June 30, 2013
Peter Menkin's new book
Our own Peter Menkin has a new book of poetry out, Discovering Christ in Words of Faith. Check this link for more information.
Mark your calendar to attend our Adult Ed Forum on May 26th after the 10 am service to hear Peter read from his new book.
Send in your work, service, or spirituality-related classifieds for the parish. Postings will be retained for one month, after which you may refresh them for re-posting.
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