Welcome 

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.

 

Notices 

For your information

While all meetings, events, and Sunday services at the church are canceled until further notice, Reverend Deb is live-streaming the 10:30 am Sunday services on the Church's Facebook page (Church of Our Saviour - Placerville). Click here for the June 7th Bulletin.  NOTE: You do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view these videos. Please let Reverend Deb know if you have any questions.

Getting the most out of online worship

Light a candle to give your worship experience a sense of centeredness.

Download the bulletin before the service — view it on your tablet or phone, or print it out to follow along. The links to the bulletins are posted on this website and also on our Facebook page (Church of Our Saviour - Placerville).

You can offer prayers and exchange peace with others in the comments section.

To add names for the prayers, please email them to Reverend Debra.

Share the Facebook video to your big screen TV is you’re set up for this.

Say the responses and sing along with us!

Pass the plate — digitally! Make an offering with your PayPal account at Our Website via the Donate link OR by mailing your offering to PO Box 447, Placerville, CA 95667

Regarding Zoom: If you want to use the Church's Zoom account for meetings and are concerned about the recent security problems that have surfaced, please see the Zoom notes on our COVID-19 Information page in the News and Info section.

Remember we are here for you. If you need help getting groceries or medicine, please call Deacon Steve at 530-957-3516 or Rev. Debra at 530-848-7765. If you need someone to talk you through setting up online ordering at Safeway or Raley's, please contact Leslyn Shortes at 530-409-7503. If you need to talk or ask someone to pray with you, Yvonna Giordano is available 24/7 at 530-642-2311.

Please also note: There is an update to the parish directory in the works. Send any changes to your contact information to the church at oursaviour.placerville@gmail.com.

 

"Womens' Art Show for Advent"

Welcome all artists! Even though the Womens' Retreat this Fall has been postponed, we are still holding the "Womens' Art Show for Advent" and asking that you share your many talents to express the feeling and idea of Advent. We’re sure that Advent this year will hold a special meaning for all of us. Kathy Fritschi will be displaying our creations on October 1, 2020, in the Parish Hall.

All mediums are welcome, paper, canvas, clay, handwork, carving, sculpting, photography, poetry….. any of the many ways we express ourselves. Kathy is doing a portrait of herself and her favorite things, Sylvia and I are doing a fabric art piece, and Betsy may write a song.

Please let Kathy know how you want to participate. Contact her at (530) 651-4056 or t.fritschi@comcast.net.

We hold you all in prayer, Leslyn


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Visio Divina Eastertide

“Without attention, the human sense of wonder and the holy will stir occasionally, but to become a steady flame it must be tended.” Huston Smith

17th century – nun feeding cats at the cloister of Santa Chiara in Naples

You may want to begin your time in prayer with a scripture reading. If so, this link will connect you to an online Daily Office. https://dailyoffice.wordpress.com. Before you begin be sure you have the image ready to look at in some way; on your computer, phone, or perhaps printed out ahead of time. You can click on the image to open a larger version and also Click Here to open a pdf of the Vision Divina steps in case you would like to print it out as well. To see the earlier Meditation Day images, visit Rev. Deb's blog here.

Vision Divina:

1. Close your eyes, breathe, clear your mind, and ask God to enter into this time of prayer with you and to speak to you through the image. 

2. Open your eyes and look at the image. Let your eyes pause and focus on the part of the image that you are first drawn to. Gaze upon just that part of the image for a minute or two. Is there an emotion or word that speaks to you? Are there questions that come to mind? Then close your eyes, still seeing that part of the image in your mind. 

3. Open your eyes and now look upon the whole image. Is there an emotion or word that speaks to you? Are there questions that come to mind? 

4. Close your eyes again and rest in God as long as you need to.

5. Open your eyes. While looking upon the image, respond to God. Pray through the words, images, emotions, questions, and thoughts that are now on your heart. Continue to look upon the image as you pray.

6. Close your eyes and rest your eyes briefly.

7. Open your eyes and gaze again upon the image as you finish your prayer time. Reflect upon this prayer experience. Consider how you’ll take this into your life. You may choose to journal about your experience.

~ Please feel free to share your thoughts, either on a Facebook post or a private message or email (revdebra.oursaviour@gmail.com).

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Mark 16:1-8 (NRSV)  When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

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