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We aim to be a worshipping, caring, learning and serving
Christian Community.


The Church and Hospitality

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The Week Ahead         

Mon  17    
No Service
          10.00am Craft Group (see below)
Tue  18
     No Service
  9.30am Garden Group

Wed  19   10.30am Eucharist (APBA 2)
Thu  20    
 William Grant Broughton, first bishop of Australia
           7.30am Eucharist (APBA 2)
           7.30pm Choir Practice
Fri  21     No Service

Sat  22     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.

Monday 17 February, 10am.
The Craft Group will be making Palm Crosses. Come
and join in. Tuition will be given for those who
would like to learn the technique.

Sunday 23 February
The National Church Life Survey is due to be completed at church. This is an important survey in which we can show how
active our Church life is. Please be sure to attend that day,
so that we can have a large number of surveys completed.

At St David’s Anglican Church, 492 Glynburn Road, Burnside.
Light refreshments provided.
All proceeds will go to Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Entrance by Donation

Shrove Tuesday Dinner 25 February, 6.30pm
With real pancakes! Please add your name to the list in the Narthex if you wish to attend

Friday 6 March 10am, 2020 World Day of Prayer
Rise! Take your mat and walk!
s tthis year's theme.
The service has been prepared by the people of Zimbabwe and prayers for that ravaged country will be a key focus.
Come and join people from over 150 countries, praying in 88 languages at the Salvation Army, 55 George St, Norwood.

Sunday 29 March, Vestry Meeting
following 10am service

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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