9 am Sunday, March 7 is the worship service that can be watched live streamed on You Tubeor via Zoom to connect via computer, smartphone or landline. Please email us to receive an invite for Zoom. The Services are recorded and can be watched the next day on You Tube. Click here for bulletin.
Bible Study, at 10 am Sunday, after coffee hour. Rev. Ken Boccino and Scott Bennett will lead on each Sunday during Lent. They will focus on Paul's Letter to the Ephesians. Please join them for an opportunity and a time of learning, sharing and fellowship. Any questions, please contact Scott Bennett or Ken Boccino. Use the Zoom for Sunday service link to join.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Bishop Hughes Pastor Letter, Feb. 25, 2021: How shall we keep a Holy Lent this year? Click here. Easter Flower Offering Form - Click here to download. Lenten Activities and Gatherings What can we do to intentionally and willingly to take our spiritual lives up a notch during Lent? This is an overview of Lenten activities and gatherings planned.
Photo Meditation for Service Slideshow and Facebook. Choose a photo that has some spiritual meaning to you or your family. Along with the picture, write a brief one or two sentence description and email it to the office. We will show your photo meditation on the service slideshow and on Facebook.
Daily intercessions. Email your intercessory and other prayers to the office. We will include them in the bulletin and read them on Sunday.
Stories of Faith. What is your favorite Scripture and why? Share your thoughts by making a recording on your phone or tablet. Send in video clips using Google or Dropbox. (i.e. if you save your clip to your Google Drive, you may share with the church Google account)
Giving Generously. Drawing nearer to God also means remembering those whom God holds especially close--those in need and those suffering. COTS continues to purchase food and put together bagged lunches for over 70 people in need at Faith Kitchen in Dover. Your financial support is needed more than ever. Episcopal Relief and Development is a worldwide Episcopal organization to help people in need, and through natural disasters. If you would like to donate to either, please send your check to COTS with the organization and amount in the memo.
Food Offering. We are collecting dry goods for Interfaith Food Pantry. Food can be dropped off at any time up to March 31 at noon. A food bin is outside the church hall doors. For pantry needs, see flyer on following page.
Lenten Centering Prayer. Our morning centering prayer group will continue meeting throughout Lent at 7:30 am daily M-F. No RSVP needed. You can join on any day, and at any time. Join via Zoom.
Racial Reconciliation. A 5-week, one hour study and discussion group open to all members of the Church of the Saviour, St. Peter’s, Mountain Lakes and St. John’s, Boonton, will meet in the evening for the five Wednesdays in Lent for prayer, reflection and conversation on this topic of vital importance to each of us as people of goodwill. A Signup Genius invite has been sent or click here to register.
COTS Student Program for grades 5 to 9 will take place on Sunday, March 14 and 21 at 9:15 am via Zoom. Signup, click here.“What does it mean to love our neighbor as ourselves?” Explore what the second greatest commandment means. Our time together will include discussions and interactive activities, and we will initiate a service project to help some of our neighbors in NJ. Rev. Sharon Sheridan Hausman, an experienced student leader, will lead this program. A priest in our diocese, Rev. Sharon has been a guest preacher at Church of the Saviour and coordinates the diocesan ministry for children of incarcerated parents that COTS supports.
Sunday School for ages range is 5-9, grades K-3, meets zoom twice a month via Zoom. The curriculum is called "WonderBlimp of Knowledge", and the kids seem to enjoy it. Upcoming dates March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, and May 2, 16 and 23. Join via Zoom at 9 am. Contact Becky Janis to join.
Palm Sunday Children’s Service - We are looking for Sunday school-aged children and youth readers for Palm Sunday, March 28th. The scripture can be read in-person or pre-recorded. Please email or call the office to sign up.
Diocese of Newark News and Events
Diocesan Service of Remembrance and Gratitude will be held online on Sat. March 13, 2021 at 10am. For inclusion of your loved one in this service whether or not from COVID-19, please submit the names of those who have died since June 13, 2020 (last service) no later than noon on Sunday, March 7.
Bishop Carlye J. Hughes has invited all parishioners from our church and the NW Region, Constance and Her Companions, to join her Thursday, March 25 6:30 pm. The Zoom link will be sent out by the morning of the meeting.
Diocese POP-UP Youth Ministry for Grades 6-12 are invited to participate. Join via Zoom. Go to https://dioceseofnewark.org/events in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.