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News, Notes, and Coming Events

This Sunday, January 29, there will be one service at 9:30 followed by our Annual Meeting and Potluck. The service includes music and will be live streamed on our Facebook page.  If you will be attending from home, Click Here for the bulletin and Here for our Facebook page.

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Sunday, January 29, Single Service, 9:30 am, Holy Eucharist with Music followed by Annual Meeting and Potluck: Annual reports, budget review, and elections of two new Vestry members and Diocesan Convention delegates. Bring your favorite dish to share for a time of good food and fellowship when the meeting concludes. This is a reckless potluck with all contributions welcome and no specific assignments made.

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Help Our Saviour While You Shop: We are part of Amazon's program of donating a small percentage of sales to charities. You can go to Smile.Amazon.com to support Our Saviour. Click on the supporting button near the top of the page, select Our Saviour Episcopal Church, Placerville. Then when you shop Amazon, use the Smile. Amazon webpage, and Our Saviour will receive a donation.

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Fulfill Your Pledge With Tax Free Dollars

If you have an IRA, IRS rules allow you to make charitable contributions through your financial institution directly to your charities. Under the IRS program Qualified Charitable Distributions, these dollars count towards your Minimum Distribution Requirement but are not taxed as income. This could be a tax saving to you. Contact your financial institution for further information as not all retirement savings accounts are eligible. Click here to read the latest information from IRS about this:  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/reminder-to-ira-owners-age-70-and-a-half-or-over-qualified-charitable-distributions-are-great-options-for-making-tax-free-gifts-to-charity

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Volunteer Opportunity:

WASTE CANS: We are looking for someone to take the garbage, recycling, and green waste cans out to the street on Tuesdays. If you are interested, please send an email to oursaviouroffice@gmail.com and we’ll send you a collection schedule. Thank you!!

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Friday, February 3, Movie and Dinner Night , 4:00 pm: A showing of the movie The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis followed by a ham dinner. The Most Reluctant Convert features award-winning actor Max McLean as the older Lewis and Nicholas Ralph – breakout star of PBS Masterpiece’s All Creatures Great and Small – as young Lewis. Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford, this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War I to Oxford University, where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenge his unbelief.

Written for the screen and directed by two-time Emmy and BAFTA winner Norman Stone (BBC’s Shadowlands), The Most Reluctant Convert brings to life the spiritual evolution of one the 20th century’s sharpest minds and keenest wits.

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Saturday, February 18, Darrell and the Darrell-Licks Concert, 2:00 pm: This lively trio returns for another fun afternoon of their special brand of folk music and stories. Refreshments will be provided at at intermission. Tickets are $15 each with children under 12 free. 100% of the ticket sales will go to the Building Fund. We are working to repay the cost of the new HVAC system for the Parish Hall and to have funds on hand when the roof/platform project is complete.

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Our Saviour's Booklet of Lenten Reflections: We are beginning our project of preparing a booklet of daily meditations for use during Lent. We ask for a short essay, between 150 and 275 words, inspired by the daily lessons. The pattern is similar to the Forward Movement Day by Day booklets from our tradition, and similar booklets such as Living Faith created for Catholics. The authors for our booklet are mostly members of the congregation and our clergy but include visiting clergy and special friends of Our Saviour. We don't ask for Bible scholars, just people willing to write from the heart, taking their inspiration from particular Bible lessons.  We have a few slots available if you would like to participate in this project and haven't already been invited.  Please contact our editor, Lee Weikert at 530-644-0382 or eklktcwe@earthlink.net, as soon as possible to take part. Assignments will be made shortly after the new year with reflections due by the end of January.

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Sharing from the Diocesan Convention: This quilt is made of squares from the churches of our the Northern California Diocese and the delegates from Our Saviour to the Convention (from left) Kathy Fritschi, Becky Leighton and Michelle Miller. Kathy made the square of the heart in the hands.

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Forward Movement Day by Day: The November - January issues are available at both the front and side doors of the sanctuary. Be sure to pick up your copy.

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Women's Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays at 11:00 am in the Peirce Hall Library: The group continues study of the book of John by N.T. Wright. If you are interested in joining the group, contact LeAnn at lkbett@live.com or at (530) 644-4789.

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Article about Linda and John Tarby: Click on this link to read a very special article about Linda Tarby and her husband, John, and the hobby that has become their special passion.

New Church Directories: Get your copy of the latest edition of the parish directory available at church.  (Thanks go to Ruthie Sinclair for continuing to produce them.)

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Click Here to view the 20-minute video created in 2011 in honor of the Church of Our Saviour's 150-year anniversary.

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Save Our Saviour: We thank those of you who have already donated and hope more of you can help preserve our precious church building. All contributions of any size are deeply appreciated. Bring or mail your donations to church or go online https://oursaviourplacerville.org/give to make your donation. In the memo line of your check or in the "Notes" box online be sure to write Building Fund.

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S.HA.R.E.: We donate food to this ministry that provides for those in need in our community.  The S.H.A.R.E pantry is run primarily by Federated Church with organizations across our community donating food.   It is currently open three days a week.  Phyllis Smith will be taking in our donations on a regular basis.  Please bring your contributions of canned and packaged, easy to prepare, foods for the bin labeled S.HA.R.E.. If you are bringing canned goods, please bring those that open with pull tops if at all possible.

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Click here for El Dorado County's COVID vaccine updates.

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Onsite Services: Mask wearing optional. Safe distancing must be observed. While it is always wise to stay home when you are feeling cold or flu symptoms, it is especially important now if you have any symptoms for cold, flu or COVID-19. Possible COVID symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell.

Coffee Hour:  We have a coffee hour after each service. Pull up a chair and visit.

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Recycling: Bring your CRV bottle and can recyclables to church.  Place them in the bins in the Robing Room (that area outside the Parish Hall bathroom).  Boyd Roberts will collect them and the funds from the returns go to the church.

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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 Church of Our Saviour, with "Discretionary Fund" in the memo line.


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