Dear siblings in Christ,
Welcome! Church of Our Saviour is a vibrant faith community, welcoming all, empowered by sacramental worship to joyfully serve others in Christ's name.
I arrived as Church of Our Saviour's rector in August of 2019. My wife, Anne (also an Episcopal priest), and my three daughters Eleanor (age 9), Harriet (age 6), and Frances (age 3) feel deeply grateful to call Church of Our Saviour (and San Gabriel) our home. This church has a very strong sense of community, and we are always honored to receive new visitors and new members. We are growing in many ways, most especially in our relationship with the risen Christ.
Whether this is the first time you have joined us in worship, or you grew up in this church, we thank you for choosing to spend a part of your week with us. We are better because you are here. Please know that your voice matters to me and to the leadership in this community. Therefore, if you have feedback of any kind, please feel free to share it with me, or a staff member, or a member of Vestry (the board of the church organization).
If you have never been to an Episcopal church, some of our rituals may seem foreign. In your bulletin, you will see italicized "rubrics" to help guide you through the service. That being said, please know that whatever movement is occurring (or not occurring), you do not need to participate. We will not mind (or probably notice). You are welcome to receive communion or remain in your seat. Your presence among us is what matters most to us.
I pray that your celebration this coming Sunday is bright, joyous, and full of God's grace.