Welcome to St Saviour's
We aim to be a worshipping, caring, learning and serving
Christian Community.


The Church and Hospitality

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The Glen Osmond Anglican Magazine
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The Week Ahead         

Mon  14     No Service

Tue  15     No Service
         12.30pm Friendship Lunch "Melbourne Cup Day"

Wed  16     Latimer and Ridley, bishops and martyrs
         10.30am Eucharist (APBA 2)

          7.30am Eucharist (APBA 2)
          7.30pm Choir Practice
Fri  18     No Service

Sat  19     No Service

          8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
         10.00am Sung Eucharist (APBA 2)

        We pray for the young people in our parish
    who have been confirmed in their Christian faith.
                  Bless them we pray.
         May they know and feel the abundant life
               that is our inheritance,
      Now and always growing more and more like Jesus.

Dates to Remember

Update to contact details
Please complete the form in the Narthex when next at Church and leave in the basked provided in there. A number of people have moved and their new details are not on file. Contact details will be kept confidential and are necessary in case of an emergency. Even if you haven’t moved please fill in the form anyway.

BCA Boxes: Please return all boxes by Sunday 20 October for counting. Please hand them to Celeste.

ABM Mission Boxes
will be collected on Sunday 3 November.

Saturday 26 October, - Cemetery Working Bee

The next annual working bee for the cemetery will take place from from 8.30am — 12noon. Morning tea provided. Please bring your own gardening equipment on the day.

Tuesday 5 November at 12.30pm Friendship Lunch ‘Melbourne Cup"
There will be prizes for the best male & best female hat. Raffles, sweeps & watch the race. Still only $5.00 but bring
extra money for the sweeps & raffle.

Saturday 2 November - GALA BALL, 7:00pm at the Cathedral, $30.
Supporting the work of Anglicare SA. Tickets are selling very fast at https://trybooking.com/BEKIK, so get in quick!

Friday 8 November, 12 noon. ABM Thanksgiving Day at
St. Theodores, Toorak Gardens, beginning with the Eucharist.
All are most welcome to attend. Meagan Schwartz will give us the latest on this years project - Newton College.

Saturday 16 November St Saviour's Strawberry Fair
- will be held in the church hall and grounds. A sheet has been placed in the narthex, behind the name tags, where parishioners are urged to record how they think they can contribute.
We will need a large team of volunteers to assist with each stall so that the burden is shared widely and no one is overworked. It will be very similar to previous fairs, but suggestions are welcome.

Anglicare Bin
Please note Anglicare no longer takes second hand clothing in their bins. However, you can drop off good clothing to the Magdalene Centre for their opportunity shop in Gilbert St.

Information for the community
Seminars at St Saviour's

Free public seminars organised by
St Saviour's Anglican Church, Glen Osmond,
assisted by funding from Burnside Council Community Grants Program.

Further Seminar dates and topics will be advertised on this page

The Altar Cross at St. Saviour's About the Cross

Who is St Saviour?

Our Church Pipe Organ
(for Organ enthusiasts)

  How to get to
St Saviour’s

Saint Saviour's sits at the "gateway to Adelaide", at the point where the main road from the east enters the metropolitan area.

In the "City of Churches" it is the first church that is encountered by travellers from the east; and it is the last church before those travelling to the east leave the city.


The Silver Jubilee images have been moved to the Picture Gallery (See the menu item above left)


Spiritual Presence
A book commemorating 150 years of Christian service
in the Glen Osmond Parish
free from the Parish Office

The Altar Cross at St Saviour's

In the Church of the Holy Saviour we are in the presence of the Cross which was crafted by Peter Moritz of Adelaide in the mid-1980’s. It has main elements of polished wood enclosing suspended glass tiles.

This Cross is hanging high in the large Sanctuary providing a focus for our attention. This hanging Cross overlooks what we do in worship and life.

This raised Cross is a victory cross. We look upwards to the shining presence of the tiles and colours going from earth, sea to sky. It is an open Cross, open-ended, top and bottom. The love of Jesus Christ is open and available to all people, flowing out of the cross, Jesus dying for us, ‘ love so amazing, so divine’, alongside others in their modern crucifixions.

Then there are the shadows of the other crosses. Sometimes, with the church lights on we can see the shadows of three crosses as in the crucifixion of Jesus. They crucified him with two others, one on either side of him; Jesus between them as the central focus.

(St John’s Gospel 19:18)
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On the 4th of June we celebrated Pentecost Sunday. The story of the emergence of the early church in the Acts of the Apostles highlights that one of the marks of the early church was its practice of hospitality. They broke bread together in their homes...' We have understood that in obeying Jesus' instructions to remember him with the communion meal, this is almost certainly what was going on there. However, some of the sense of what that looked like has been lost over the years.

It is so important to remember that the earliest communion meals were actually meals. There was delicious flat bread, often dipped in herbs and oils, perhaps a portion of roast lamb, good wine that was shared - if it was done properly, no-one went away from the table hungry. The early disciples used to gather up the left-overs and distribute them to the needy.

Here at St Saviour's, just from what I have seen, I think we are reviving this tradition of hospitality at Church. Just for one example of this last week, our regular 'Friendship Lunch' was very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by many, including me. Our sense of fun and fellowship is well known in the diocese. It is through this that many feel connected and rather confident in inviting others who might enjoy this same sense of connection and belonging.

Someone once said to me that people in our wider society may need to 'belong' to the Church for some time before they come to 'believe' the claims of Christianity. This is evangelism through offering a very natural and beneficial thing: companionship, friendship and fun! At St Saviours – deliberate hospitality is a real strength that we have, and something the wider community desperately needs!

Rev David McDougall
11 June 2017

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