No matter where you come from or where you’re going,
No matter what you believe or what you doubt.
No matter what you feel or don’t feel today.
You are welcome into this space to be met by
a God who knows you by name,
Who knows your heart, who knows your mind, and
Who wants to be in a relationship with you.

We respect the dignity of every human being by welcoming, validating, and supporting all persons, whatever their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, health status, physical ability, marital status, or stage of spiritual journeying.



For your information

Services will be held onsite this coming Sunday, May 9th. Masks are required. The service will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page. If you are joining us from home, please click here for the 10:30 am service bulletin and here for our Facebook page.


Onsite Services: We are now gathering for in-person services. With the protocols that we established, the Regathering Team decided that we will be able to open safely under the constraints of the Orange Tier in El Dorado County. We can resume indoor worship at 25% capacity.

Regathering for in person worship requires the support of volunteers helping in a variety of ways. Would you consider serving? The surveys were anonymous so if you volunteered there we still don't know who you are. Please contact Rev. Debra at revdebra.oursaviour@gmail.com with your name and contact information, if you can help. These are the immediate jobs:

Being an usher or reader.

Supporting Rev. Debra by learning the sound system.

Serving on the Sanitizing/Cleaning Crew after services.    




Coffee Hour Returns: Beginning in May we will have a coffee hour after each service with beverages only, served in disposable cups. Seating will be outside in the patio so pull up a chair and catch up on the news.

Community Prayer Corner: Have you checked It out yet?  We offer a place for folks walking by the opportunity to add their prayers. This painted rock is located by the front stairs to the church where there is also a basket of pens and strips of cloth to write on. Everyone is invited to pray silently and/or leave their written prayer on the front fence.





Invite • Welcome • Connect ~

At the February Vestry Retreat Cherie Raffety stepped up to head a new program at Our Saviour called Invite Welcome Connect. Cherie invites you to consider joining her. If this program is of interest to you, please contact Cherie at 530-626-8020. Leslyn Shortes, also a vestry member, will be working with Cherie.
From the website: Invite Welcome Connect is a ministry of transformation that equips and empowers individuals and congregations to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging. Rooted in the Gospel directive to “Go and make disciples of all nations”, this ministry provides a practical theological framework and comprehensive process for engaging communities of faith to move from a maintenance culture to a gospel driven mission culture. Invite Welcome Connect is a program of The Episcopal Church with roots in the Diocese of Texas with further development at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Further information can be found on their website by clicking here: http://invitewelcomeconnect.com

Forward Movement Day by Day: May has begun a new quarter for this booklet of daily readings.  Pick up your copy at church on Sunday or if you want a copy mailed to you please contact LeAnn Bettencourt by phone @ 644-4789 or click here to send her an email request: lkbett@live.com.

Ordo Calendars: Ordo calendars are church year guides to the seasons of the church year and show the dates for special commemorations, feasts and fasts, along with the appropriate color for each season. The Sunday lessons are printed on the back page for each month. Ordos are used by your clergy, Altar Guild, and writers of Prayers of the People. We have several extra copies of the 2021 calendar. If you would be interested in having a copy please contact Lee Weikert at 644-0382 or eklktcwe@earthlinnk.net.

Crossings Conversations Podcasts: Amid Church Divinity School of the Pacific's ongoing discernment about their role in the future of leadership formation in the Episcopal Church and beyond, Bishop Megan and several other Bishops were interviewed to provide wisdom and vision for developing lay and ordain ministers in a wide range of contexts. To read the article, click hereIf you’re intrigued by what you read, check your favorite podcast app or cdsp.edu/podcasts to subscribe to Crossings Conversations. The full interviews will be regularly featured there in the coming months.

Safety during COVID:

  • Shared Communion: Rev. Debra asks you for your input. For Shared Communion (so that those at home could have a consecrated communion host) she would consecrate the hosts and people could either pick them up or have them delivered to their home prior to the Sunday service. Would you be interested in adding this to our worship service? Talk to Rev. Debra by phone (530-848-7765), by email (revdebra.oursaviour@gmail.com), or on Facebook.
  • Bubble Groups: Just a term for small groups that meet under the current saftey guidelines as we begin to regather and connect in person.  A group could meet for coffee and talk, for book study, for prayer, or just to gather.  If you are interested in helping form a Bubble Group, please contact Rev. Debra after church or email at revdebra.oursaviour@gmail.com.

When services are onsite: 

  1. Communion: Rev. Debra brings the communion host to the people in their pews. All safety protocols are observed. We continue to require that you wear a mask (you may bring your own or we will provide a disposable one) when inside the church and observe safe distance guidelines, sitting six feet apart only in designated pews. Watch for the marking of pews. Our sanitizing crew will be at work between services. She asks that those of you who join online have bread and wine, or grape juice, to join us. Prayers will be provided online for you to use at home for an Agape Meal like those held by early Christians, and later developed into the service of Holy Communion.
  2. Help Is Still Needed:  We need persons willing to participate in the readings, ushering, and being on the team that sanitizes the sanctuary and the downstairs bathroom after the 8:30 service. If you are willing to help with ushering or being part of the sanitation team, please contact Rev. Debra. If you are interested in reading the Prayers of the People, please contact Lee Weikert at 644-0382 or eklktcwe@earthlink.net.
  3. Note:  There will be no coffee hour for the time being.

Annual Giving Statements: Please contact our bookkeeper, Karen Cornell at cornellkl@me.com, if there is a discrepancy with your Statement. She will straighten it all out.

Pledge Forms: Pledges enable our vestry to anticipate income for the year and to make plans accordingly. Please return your pledge form as soon as possible in the envelope provided. Even though we are unable to meet in person there are ongoing expenses for the church that must be met - and will be met with your help.

Discretionary Fund: Rev. Debra maintains a Discretionary Fund that she can use to provide assistance as needed.  She can provide emergency assistance for food, transportation, and help with medical bills. The Vestry provides some funding for this every year, but additional donations would expand what Rev. Debra can do during the year. Donations may be made to Our Saviour, with "Discretionary Fund" in the memo line.

Parish Interviews: Rev. Debra has embarked on a project to interview individual parishioners and to post those interviews weekly on our Facebook page. Here are the very thought provoking questions she has written to guide the interviews. Click here to check weekly for each new interview or to listen to any you may have missed.

  • What was your childhood experience with religion? 
  • Did you go to church, and if so, which one and with whom?
  • How did you come to the Episcopal church?
  • Do you have any Biblical passages or stories from the Bible that have guided you throughout your life?
  • Viktor Frankl was a Holocaust survivor who later became a psychiatrist. He devoted his life to helping others finding meaning in life. He said that each person is irreplaceable and inimitable. The question a person should ask themselves each day, and each hour, is not “What can I expect from life ?” but rather “What does life want from me?” As a Christian, the question is "What does God want from me at this time?" How would you answer that question? 
  • Fred Rogers - "Who loved you into being?"

  May 2021  
STAY CURRENT with COVID Vaccine availability

NEW (4/15/21) El Dorado County residents 16 years and older are eligible to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

*Janssen vaccine is currently unavailable. 

COVID19 Registration and Consent form Eng

COVID-19 Consent and Registration form SPAN.pdf

El Dorado County continues to direct all residents to contact their health care provider as their first and best option to receive a vaccine.


Residents can register in the state's MyTurn system to be notified by email or text when they become eligible for a vaccine AND when an appointment becomes available!  It does not work with landline phones.  Visit MyTurn.ca.gov for more information.  

If you are registering for an El Dorado Public Health Clinic through my turn, we still request that you print, complete, and bring with you the COVID19 Screening Consent form Eng 3.30.21.pdf

 If you need assistance registering for a #COVID19 vaccine via MyTurn or have questions, including verifying your appointment, there's a Chat function you can use at the bottom of the homepage. There's also a hotline for assistance 7 days a week: 1-833-422-4255.


 VaccineFinder.Org is an easy way to find a vaccine clinic in your area!Youcannot make an appointment via this site, but it will provide a link to schedule and appointment through the location's website or with a phone number to call to make an appointment. 


 (Pfizer and Moderna, depending on office) 

Public Health vaccinators cannot vaccinate persons who: 

  • are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms 
  • have had any vaccination in the last 14 days 
  • have had an anaphylactic reaction to a vaccination or injectable 
  • passive antibody therapy in the last 90 days. 

Fill out the Public Health Registration and Consent form before your appointment. You will be required to wait 15 minutes after your vaccination. 

Public Health Clinic-Placerville: 931 Spring Street, Placerville 

Public Health Clinic - South Lake Tahoe: 1360 Johnson Blvd #103, South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe Clinics will run Monday, Thursday, Friday, 9am-1pm

Thursday, 4/22/21 (Moderna):  


Friday, 4/23/21(Moderna): 


Monday, 4/26/21 (Moderna):  


Thursday, 4/29/21(Moderna): 


Friday, 4/30/21 (Moderna): 


Public Health, RED HAWK CASINO Clinic location (For El Dorado County Residents age 65+ & Phase 1A & 1B eligibility tiers)

**IMPORTANT REMINDERS for all Participants**

Participants are seen by appointment only. Attached are instructions on how participants can sign up for their appointments.

1) Fill out the COVID19 Screening Consent form English or COVID19 Screening Consent form Spanish form prior to your appointment 

2) Bring your Drive License/ID, medical and prescription insurance card to the appointment

3) Bring proof of eligibility

4) Wear a short sleeve shirt if possible

Do NOT attend clinic if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID symptoms

Thursday, 4/22/21, Second Dose only (Pfizer): 


Additional second doses added: https://www.calvax.org/reg/3561203692 

Thursday, 4/29/21, Second Dose only (Pfizer): 


Note that this is a "drive-through" clinic; you will remain in your vehicle throughout the process. It is also in a parking garage with a 7'4" clearance, plan accordingly. Public Health also recommends that you eat before you come.


Public Health is moving into the MyTurn system beginning April 15th. Register at MyTurn.ca.gov to receive notification of available clinics posted in that system. You will be notified by the system of vaccine available in your area. If you registered for yur first dose though MyTurn and were not propted to register for your second dose at the same time, you should register again to be notified when clinics are available.  Reference more information about MyTurn at the top of this page.


COVID19 vaccine FAQ 2-2-21.pdf

Vaccination clinics are offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at El Dorado County Public Health Department in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe and select Safeway Pharmacies for Phase 1A and Phase 1B and anyone aged 65 and older regardless of employment status. (Register for one only.)  WALK-INS WILL BE TURNED AWAY

Appointments are available based on the amount of vaccines allocated by the State. If there is no vaccine available, no registration for an appointment will be possible. 

Proof of residency in El Dorado County, employment status in El Dorado, and/or age may be required at time of appointment. 

Please be aware that the Pfizer vaccine cannot be administered to persons under 16 years of age; Moderna vaccine cannot be administered to persons under 18 years of age.

El Dorado Community Health Clinic (first and second dose of Moderna)

Saturday, April. 17, 2021 9:00am-12:30pm (Moderna first dose) 3100 Ponte Morino Drive, Cameron Park


Walmart Offering Janssen/J&J Vaccines (Placerville store)

 Sign up for an appointment at https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302

Walgreens Offering Vaccines

Cameron Park Walgreens is now offering Moderna vaccines. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

CVS/Rite Aid Offering Vaccines (Moderna)

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program has been activated, allowing select store locations to begin providing Moderna vaccine by appointment only. Eligible populations include residents 65+ and healthcare workers. Appointments are required. Eligible residents should not contact individual stores for appointments or come to the store seeking a vaccination without an appointment. 

In El Dorado County, the following CVS store is currently providing vaccinations:

3500 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park

Please click the following link for an appointment: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine.  Appointments can also be scheduled via the CVS pharmacy app. If you are an eligible resident without internet access, please call CVS at 800-746-7287 for assistance on scheduling.

Safeway Clinics

748, EDH - Bass Lake


1618, Cameron Park


1724, Placerville


1824, South Lake Tahoe


1825, Pollock Pines


2683, EDH - Francisco


NEW! Are you a Senior and need help Registering for a Vaccine Appointment? El Dorado County Senior Information and Assistance and County Libraries are offering a service to help seniors aged 75 and over who don’t have Internet access or those having trouble navigating the online registration for a vaccine. Please see this flyer (in English and Spanish) to learn more.

COVID19 Senior Services Vaccination Flyer English

COVID19 Senior Services Vaccination Flyer Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions (vaccine registration)

New! COVID19 vaccine FAQ 2-2-21.pdf

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