Church Of Our Saviour
200 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida
We invite you to come to our church and worship with us anytime. The Episcopal Church members are held together by our common worship and the loving respect we give to each other. Our worship is Biblically centered and highly participatory; modern, but poetic and of ancient origin.

The sacrament of Holy Communion, the Last Supper Jesus shared with His disciples, continues to be central to our worship and present to us today. All baptized persons are invited to share in this meal of bread and wine.

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Fr. Shevlin's Message 
John 14:6; "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." How can we know the way to God? Only through Jesus! Jesus is the way because He is both God and man. By uniting our lives with His, we are united with God. Trust Jesus to take you to the Father, and all the benefits of being God's children will be ours. Jesus says that He is the only way to God the Father. Some people may argue that this way is too narrow. In reality, it is wide enough for the whole world, if the world chooses to accept it. Instead of worrying about how limited it sounds to have only one way we should be saying - Thank You god, for providing us with a sure way to get to you! As the Way, Jesus is our path to the Father. As the Truth, He is the reality of all God's promises. As the Life, He joins His divine life to ours, both now and into eternity. John 14:6 is one of the most basic and important passages in Scripture.

Acts 4:12; "salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Christianity believes that the grace of God that saves is the plan of salvation, rather than salvation itself. This plan includes two parts: 1) the perfect life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, 2) the Gospels/New Testament/Faith. Many people react negatively to the fact that there is no other name than that of Jesus to call on for salvation. This is not something that the church decided; it is the specific teaching of Jesus himself (John 14:6). If God designated Jesus to be the Savior of the world, no one else can be His equal. Christians are to be open-minded on many issues, BUT NOT on how we are saved from sin. No one else but Jesus could die for our sins, no one else but Jesus came to earth as God's only Son; no one else but Jesus rose from the dead. Our focus should always be on Jesus, whom God offered as the way to have an eternal relationship with Himself. There is no other name or way!

Being a Christian means living a totally Christian life and having a Christian perspective. To Christians, all people are basically good, but sin is a spiritual disease that wounded humankind initially and can kill humankind spiritually if left unchecked. Christianity involves a daily commitment to embrace the will of God - whatever it is and wherever it leads. Christianity means cooperation with God on our part. Free will is sacred. God never forces you against your free will. Yet doing evil not only hurts us, it also hurts others, because a Christian is never alone. We are part of a spiritual family called the church. The church is like a mother who feeds us spiritually, shares doctrine with us and heals and comforts us. Christianity offers a distinct perspective on the world and life. The Christian perspective sees everything as being intrinsically created good but with the potential of being abused. Our general perspective is that because God created everything, nothing is outside God's jurisdiction and that includes our everyday thoughts, words and deeds!
Worship Times
Sunday Services
8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Rite I)
9:30 a.m.
Christian Education
10:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Rite II)

Wednesday Services
6:00 p.m.
Healing Service and
Holy Eucharist
Chapel Access
Our Chapel is open to all parishioners 24/7 for private prayer. Use the access code on the keypad door to unlock. Please contact the parish office if you do not know the code.

The public is also welcome to use the chapel for private prayer Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., or please join us daily for Morning Prayer at 8:00a.m.
Announcements & Events

Hear Ye!
Hear Ye!
The Bishop's Visit

On January 14, 2018, the Bishop of the Central Diocese of Florida, The Right Rev. Gregory O. Brewer visited Church of Our Saviour.

The bishop confirmed 11 parishioners and received 5 into the Episcopal Church that Sunday.

A luncheon was held for  the Bishop and his wife Laura following the Rite II service.

It was a glorious service and so special for our church and its parishioners.

The Bishop also realized how glorious the service was and Tweeted:

"Yesterday at Our Saviour, it was a holy moment as people came forward for prayer. You could sense that God was doing deep work among His people there. Fr. Jim Shevlin, Deacon Kay Mueller and others are offering supberb servanthood - but more than that it is evident that God has His hand on that congregation. Jesus is up to something!"

To view more pictures and learn more about the service, simply click on the link below:

Bishop's Visit

Community Food Outreach
January 14th

Don’t forget that second Sunday is our Community Food Outreach Ministry.

The second basket offerings are given to Big Lake Missions; and the nonperishable food items we are collecting are now given to the Salvation Army Food Pantry here in Okeechobee.

Baptism of
Zachary Roger Ballard

On Sunday, December 31st, the son of Jason and Brittant Ballard was baptized during our Rite II service. 

To check out some pictures of the baptisms, simply click the link below.

Zachary Ballard Baptism

Baptism of
Paola Francisco Caballero

On Sunday, November 26th, the daughter of Pablo Trejo Caballero and Carmela Gonzalez Garcia was baptized during our Rite II service. 


To check out some pictures of the baptisms
, simply click the link below.

Paola Caballero Baptism

Baptism of
Adrian Francisco Gonzalez

On Sunday, November 19th, the son of Adrian Gonzalez Garcia and Carmela Gonzalez Garcia was baptized during our Rite II service. 


To check out some pictures of the baptisms
, simply click the link below.

Adrian Gonzalez Baptism

Baptism of
Juan and Shyla Aguirre

On Sunday, October 29th, the son and daughter of Bernardo and Anglica Aquirre, Juan and Shyla were baptized during the Rite II service. 


To check out some pictures of the baptisms
, simply click the link below.

Juan and Shyla Baptisms

Altar Guild Volunteers Needed!

The church desperately needs volunteers for our Altar Guild! If you would be willing to help out, or you sense God calling you to this ministry, see Hazel Parnis, Deacon Deche, or Fr. Jim immediately or call the church office at