Church of Our Saviour

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THURSDAY NOTES – 08/17/2017

WELCOME:  Be sure to welcome Rev. Ann Stevenson.  She will be our celebrant August 20 and August 27. 
Dear Members of Church of Our Saviour,
     I bring to you all great news from the Diocese.  A verbal offer has been made to a Priest in the Dallas, TX area to accept a call at Church of Our Saviour and he has verbally accepted.  The call came Monday evening.  No paperwork has been signed at this moment.
      The Vestry asked the Canon to the Ordinary on July 23rd that our Parish wanted the Diocese to appoint a Priest to Church of Our Saviour.  The Bishop and the Canon presented Father Jacob to the Vestry on Monday, August 7th.  The Vestry then was unanimous in approval of Father Jacob, so the Diocese then made an offer of Priest in Charge.
      Jacob is a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and has been serving as a Curate at the Church of St. David of Wales.  The Vestry had an opportunity to meet with them and were very pleased in our interactions.  The Bottoms are set to join our Parish on November 26th. 
      I ask your continued prayers for the Bottoms, for Church of Our Saviour, and for our Diocese, who have been both present and quick to find us a great candidate for our future.  Bishop John and Canon Andrew continue to be committed to our Parish and I am thankful for the support they have given to us.
     In an effort to be open about this process I felt it best to not wait until Thursday Notes, but rather to get this wonderful news out as quickly as possible.  If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to one of your Vestry members.  I very much look forward to you all getting the opportunity to meet Father Jacob and his wife Gina. 
 In Christ,
Paul Richaud
Senior Warden
Church of Our Saviour
VESTRY MEETING:  CoOS Vestry meeting will be held at 11:45am, on Sunday, August 27th..  If any congregants have anything that needs to be addressed, please email Suzy,
[email protected]
GALLATIN HONORING:  William F. Hagerty, IV was honored Monday, August 7 at Volunteer State Community College.  Bill was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan on Thursday, July 27 with Vice President Mike Pence administering the oath.   Our own congregant, Dr. Ruth Hagerty, Bill’s mother, was presented with a Key to the City, Gallatin.  Things God won't ask on THAT day  1.  God won't ask what kind of car you drove.

     He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.  
2. God won't ask the square footage of your house.
    He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.
3. God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet.
    He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.
4. God won't ask what your highest salary was.
    He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.
5. God won't ask what your job title was.
    He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.
6. God won't ask how many friends you had.
    He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.
7. God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived.
    He'll ask how you treated your neighbors.
8. God won't ask about the color of your skin.  
    He'll ask about the content of your character.  
CHILDREN’S SERMON:  Paul Richaud will again be presenting a children’s sermon on Sunday, August 27th at the 10:30am service.  (CORRECTED DATE)
SAVE THE DATE – SAVE THE DATE – SAVE THE DATE-POOL PARTY:  To end the summer with Fun and Fellowship, a Pool Party is planned for Saturday, Sept. 2, 4:30PM at the Perry’s.  Burgers, dogs, buns and funs will be provided!  You bring your choice of beverage (no glass please) and a dessert or a side!  Couldn’t be easier!  Plan on inviting your friends for a great relaxing late afternoon/evening of fun!  Maps will be provided.  As always, a sign-up sheet is provided on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.  PLEASE RSVP the Perry’s – 615-452-9116.
MORE PAPERWORK:  Please look in your mail box at COS.  There is a Data Form that we would like completed.  It’s been almost three years since the last one.  Have received only a few so far.  This is a good way to keep to date on family information.  Completed ones can be placed in the Perry Mailbox, emailed or given to Suzy.  Thanks in advance for completing your survey. 

FOOD and FELLOWSHIP (9:30-10:30AM):  We are in need of you and your family to provide food for coffee hour.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate or even homemade, the point is to give people a little something to have with their coffee so they will stick around for fellowship and conversation.
The entire year is open – Sign-up sheet in Parish Hall
TRANSITION PERIOD:  Keeping the lines of communications open is vital during the transition period of CoOS.  Any questions, concerns, etc., may be directed to:
Vestry and Wardens
Paul Richaud, Sr. Warden (‘18)
C  901/484-5661
[email protected]
Frank Edwards, Jr. Warden (’19)
H  615/452-3005
C  615/604-1391
[email protected]
Ginger Moreland, Clerk (’17)
C  615/739-1617
[email protected]
Janet Smith, Treasurer (’19)
H  615/452-5811
C  615/519-3276
[email protected]
Joe Cosenza (’17),
H  615/206-7360
C  615/613-5431
[email protected]
Bob Putman (’17)
H  615/452-1294
C  615/336-5317
[email protected]

Ruth Hagerty (’18)
H  615/452-1122
[email protected]
Virginia Tompkins (’18)
C  615/957-6101
[email protected]
Lorelei Aden (’19)
H  615/451-0197
C  615/297-4122
[email protected]
CROSS:  Now that we have a new Altar Window in place, the Vestry is considering what to do with the large cross that stood with the previous window. We are searching for a new home and would solicit your suggestions. These may involve placement within the Parish or outside the Parish, remembering the cross was built by John Garrott in memory of Miss Ellen.  Please place any suggestion in Frank & Joyce Edwards' church mail box or e-mail to [email protected].

COS WOODFIN’S NEW ADDRESS:  Joe and Carly Woodfin, 1720 Urban Trail, Apt. 204, Chattanooga, TN  37405.  I’m sure the family would like to hear from you.    
GALLATIN CARES:  Big Purple Barrel:  Many in the area are in need of numerous staple items.  A list has been placed over the Big Purple Barrel for Gallatin Cares.   The month of AUGUST– Ramen Noodles will be the main item, but of course all staples are welcome.  Please help us fill the Purple Barrel 

WEDNESDAY SERVICES:   Suspended for summer break.
BIRTHDAYS WEEK OF August 17th                
Day Horner 8/21
Anna Flick 08/23
Paul and Andrea Rashid                   08/21
SET UP            CLEAN UP
August 20th
Ruth Carr            Tammy Hawks 
August 27th  
Charles Carr       Blanche Russell 
September 3rd
Shelia Leitch       Brandi White 
September 10th
Ruth Carr             Blanche Putman 
September 17th
Sheila Leitch       Bob Putman 
September 24th 
Charles Carr        Tammy Hawks 
October 1st  
Ruth Carr             Blanche Russell
LEM                       Reader              Altar
Aug 20
Frank Edwards        Sheilah Leitch       Sheilah Leitch
Janet Smith                Paul Richaud         Tammy Hawks
Aug 27
Erik Salman               Bobbie Salman     Sue Sims
Tammy Hawks        Vicki Heinen          Vicki Heinen                                                                                                         
Sept 3
Doris Parker             Judi Kemp              Pat Highers
Paul Richaud             Bob Putman          Linda Brown

Save the Dates
August 21st – Solar Eclipse – Triple Creek
August 27th – Children’s Sermon
August 27th – Vestry Meeting – 11:45am
September 2nd – Perry’s Pool Party – 4:30-???
This Sunday's Worship
8:30AM          Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30AM           Parish Fellowship – Parish Hall
10:30AM         Holy Eucharist Rite II
Wonderful Wednesday Bible Study
Suspended for summer break

Church of Our Saviour

A parish of

The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee

The Rt. Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt, Bishop


Ms. Dottie Delionibus,

organist/choir director

Abbott Gailmard,

Childcare/Christian Youth Formation 

704 Hartsville Pike

Gallatin, TN 37066

(615) 452-7146

Service Times


8:30am Holy Eucharist

10:30am Holy Eucharist*

*Childcare 6 and under Available


6:15PM Holy Eucharist w/Healing

Check our calendar for updates!

Our Mission

The Church of Our Saviour has been a welcoming community of Christ's love in Gallatin since 1956. We invite and include all as we go about God's work in the world--restoring all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

Vestry Members

Joe Cosenza

Ruth Hagerty

Ginger Moreland

Bob Putman

Paul Richaud

Jennifer Smith

Virginia Tompkins

Suzy Perry, Junior Warden & Clerk

Tammy Hawks, Senior Warden

Janet Smith, Treasurer

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