Church Of Our Saviour
200 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida
Welcome
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

So There They Were
 

Simon, Andrew, James, and John, in the same place where they spent most of their days, doing the things that took up most of their waking hours. They probably expected that the next day would be much the same, and the day after that and many more days and weeks and years. You see, they were poor men; they had to work hard to make a living for themselves and their families. No doubt they were good Jews and they observed the Sabbath and listened to the readings from Scripture and spent time with their families and friends. But mostly, they fished.

And then along comes this man, Jesus, passing along the Sea of Galilee. And what was He doing? He was; “proclaiming the Good News of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near, repent, and believe in the Good News." "Follow me and I will make you fish for people," He said to Simon and Andrew -- and immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Then He called James and John, and they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men, and followed Jesus. They followed Jesus, without giving it a second thought.

What we need to wonder is, why do you suppose that was? Was it just because Simon and Andrew and James and John were gullible men? Or maybe it was because there was something about Jesus that they didn't even think twice about it? They didn't know, they really couldn't have known, at that point, who He really was or where their choice to follow Him would lead. But there was something about Him that they just could not resist. In a way, God was being made known to them, and would continue to be made known to them in the person of Jesus Christ. It was an epiphany!

And it isn't just Simon and Andrew and James and John to whom God is made known in the person of Jesus. And it isn't just Simon and Andrew and James and John who are called to follow Jesus Christ. Jesus calls each of us to follow Him -- and He calls us every single day, wherever we are and whatever we are doing!! We don't have to be rich and we don't have to have a lot to offer. We just have to be willing to follow. We have to be willing to make ourselves available, so that God may use us. Use us by spreading the Good News and bringing others to Christ! But sometimes we are selfish or improper in our thoughts!! Because sometimes we feel it is only people like us who will be saved, you know; who are deserving of it. Really none of us are deserving!! It’s not our place to say who should be saved; because that’s up to God!! Jesus doesn't promise that the journey will be a smooth road. We have all experienced difficulties haven’t we? Jesus does promise that He will be with those who believe in Him!
 
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)
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Wednesday Services
6:00 p.m.
Healing Service and
Holy Eucharist
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Fellowship
Soup & Salad Meal follows in the Parish Hall
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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.
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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.
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Announcements & Events


First Sunday
Labor Day Celebration
On Sunday, September 4th @ 9:30 a.m., between services, we'll have a Labor Day Cookout.

You do not need to bring anything except yourself!!

Just come out to enjoy the food and fellowship.



 An Hour of Prayer for Our Schools
Join us on Tuesday,
September 6th @ 6 p.m. on the Freshmen Campus for this community-wide event.

Bring a lawn chair!!
Come worship and fellowship.


A Prayer Service for Peace
A prayer vigil remembering:
The Orlando victims,
Our fallen Police Officers and
All victims of terrorism.



Our prayer service, held on Sunday, July 31st was a wonderful ecumenical service that was attended by many people from various churchs in Okeechobee.


A reception followed the service, which was attended by several people and the chapel was open to all for private prayer.


For more information about the service and to see more pictures, please click on the link below:

Prayer For Peace Service

Sponsor by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association and Church of Our Saviour


Summer Silly Games Held on July 23th

A
Family Fun Day


There were about 20 participants, ages ranging from very young to teenagers, joined the games on our church grounds this past Saturday. All had a wonderful time and enjoyed hot dogs, chips, dessert and drinks after the games were over.
 


To see more pictures, please click on the link below:

Summer Silly Games

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
863-763-4843.
THANK YOU!


Church Yard Sale
November 5th



November 5th is five months away, but gathering items for our annual yard sale takes time. As you clean your house, garage or barn, don't throw or give something away. We might be able to use it for our sale!

We are thinking of offering for a small cost, coffee and donuts for breakfast and hot dogs and a soda for lunch.

Also, if you have nothing to donate, maybe you would like to contribute by making baked goods for the sale table!

I am already gathering items and would be happy to take anything you have NOW.

Please call
Rose Bangert @
856-696-1956

to make arrangements for pick-up.