Church of Our Saviour

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THURSDAY NOTES – 08/24/2017

WELCOME:  Be sure to welcome Rev. Ann Stevenson.  She will be our celebrant August 31, September 3, 10, 17 and 24. 
From the Mouths of Children
I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, "Mom! That lady isn't wearing a seat belt!"

On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, "The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents."

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. "Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle."

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, "What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?"

5) POLICE # 1
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, "Are you a cop?" "Yes," I answered and continued writing the report.
"My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?" "Yes, that's right," I told her. "Well, then," she said as she extended her foot toward me, "would you please tie my shoe?"

6) POLICE # 2
It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me "Is that a dog you got back there?" he asked. "It sure is," I replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, "What'd he do?"

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, "The tooth fairy will never believe this!"

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party.  When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit." "And why not, darling?" "You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning. "

While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: "Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goes."

A little girl had just finished her first week of school. I'm just wasting my time," she said to her mother. "I can't read, I can't write and they won't let me talk!"

A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. "Mama, look what I found," the boy called out. "What have you got there, dear?" With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, "I think it's Adam's underwear !
OLD ALTAR WINDOW:  Several have asked what we are going to do with the old altar window.  The Vestry has determined one way to defray the cost of the new window ($21,000.00) and dispose of the old window at the same time is to sell the window.
Two persons have expressed interest in purchasing the window, as it is,  but I do not yet know what they will pay for the window.  Another possibility is to sell individual panes to members who would like a memento of the church window.  There are 40 rectangular windows.   If enough persons are interested in purchasing one or more panes we will dispose of the window that way.  If few are interested in buying panes, we can sell to the highest bidder from the persons who asked
about buying the entire window.   Should we sell individual panes, the cost will be $25.00 each.                                  
Please let a member of the Vestry know if you would be interested in buying a pane or panes to assist the Vestry in disposal of the window and to defray a bit of the cost of the new window.

In preparation for the arrival of our new Priest-in-Charge, Rev. Jacob Bottom, we are putting our house in order. The CoOS task forces/committees are being streamlined.  Each week, Thursday Notes will highlight a different task force/committee.  By sharing its’ mission statement and contact information, we hope and encourage all new and current congregants to participate by sharing their talents to create a stronger bond.    Please volunteer to join and participate in one, if not more of these. 
Church of Our Saviour
Church Structure and Surrounding Property
Building and Grounds - Chaired by the Junior Warden     
Gardens - Chaired by Vicki Heinen
Children and Youth Formation - Chaired by Paul Richaud
Finance and Stewardship - Chaired by Frank Edwards
Social Life:
Celebration of Life - Co-chaired by Lorelei Aden and Ruth Carr
Fifth Sunday Brunch (between services) - Chaired by Pat Highers
Food and Fellowship (between services) - Chaired by Suzy Perry
Kitchen Hospitality (between services) - Chaired by Blanche Putman
            Receptions (between services) - Chaired by Linda Brown
            Kitchen Supplies - Chaired by Sue Sims
Pastoral Care - Chaired by Joyce Edwards
Worship – Chaired by Priests-in-Charge/Sr. Warden
This week CoOS  Social Life is featured:
Celebration of Life - Co-chaired by Lorelei Aden 615/451-1097 and Ruth Carr 615/230-0688.  Lorelei and Ruth will assist with funeral and memorial services which may involve the set-up, finger foods and beverages after the service. 
Fifth Sunday Brunch (between services) - Chaired by Pat Highers 615/479-2929.  This task force involves the set-up, foods and beverages provided at the Fifth Sunday Brunch. 
Food and Fellowship (between services) - Chaired by Suzy Perry 615/829-3654.  Food provided between the services for fellowship and conversation.  Nothing elaborate just a sampling of food provided during the coffee hour. Sign-up sheet provided in Parish Hall.  
Kitchen Hospitality (between services) - Chaired by Blanche Putman.  615/442-1808.  This task group provides the set up before the services on Sunday mornings and the clean up after the late service. 
Receptions (between services) - Chaired by Linda Brown 615/452-7875.  This group would involve the set up in the Parish Hall for any special reception such as Bishop’s annual visit, installation of Priest-in-Charge, etc.
Kitchen Supplies – Chaired by Sue Sims 615/452-6125.  Sue is in charge of the kitchen supplies such as paper towels, plastic plates, food utensils, etc.
If you are interested in being involved with any or all of the Social Life groups, please call the appropriate person(s).  Any help is always appreciated.  The more involved the less work.  A great way to meet congregants on an individual basis and what a better way to get to know more of the congregants on a personal basis.

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!  As always, a sign-up sheet is provided on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.  PLEASE RSVP the Perry’s – 615-452-9116.   
DIRECTIONS FROM CoOS:  Head east on Hartsville Pike/Hwy 25 crossing Airport Road to Harsh Lane (5.16 miles) – Right on Harsh Lane just past Cragfont Road (2.29 Miles) – Right on Emerald Valley (.31 miles) Bloodhound Trails street sign at end of driveway – House on Right – 1036 Emerald Valley Drive, Castalian Springs.
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

LAST CALL!  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 up 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. 

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 SEPTEMBER - PASTA will be the main item, but of course all staples are welcome.  Please help us fill the Purple Barrel.
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].
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]


WEDNESDAY SERVICES:   Suspended for summer break.
BIRTHDAYS WEEK OF August 31st                 
Crickett Pimentel 09/01
Nelda Burnette 9/4
Joe Woodfin 9/5
Luke Woodfin 9/5
Richard and Marcia LeGrand   09/03
SET UP            CLEAN UP
September 3rd
Shelia Leitch       Brandy 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
Sept 3
Doris Parker             Judi Kemp              Pat Highers
Paul Richaud             Bob Putman          Linda Brown

Save the Dates
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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