God is Seen: a Choral Concert

You are invited to join the Church of Our Saviour Chancel Choir on Saturday June 15th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of joyous music and spiritual reflection. “God is Seen” is a musical exploration that aims to seek the divine in the world around us–in ourselves, in nature, and in our fellow mankind. Especially in the troubled times in which we live, music is a force for unity, solace, and perspective. The Church of our Saviour Chancel Choir is proud to present an uplifting and personal musical reflection on these themes, featuring guest singers and instrumentalists from the NE Ohio area, and music by some of the great modern composers including Alice Parker, Ola Gjielo, and Moses Hogan, and culminating with a masterwork of the Baroque period: “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi. Please join us after the concert for refreshments in the main hall.

It Is Well with My Soul: Messages of Hope for the Bereaved – A Book Signing with The Rev Dr. Harold T. Lewis

It Is Well with My Soul: Messages of Hope for the Bereaved – A Book Signing with The Rev Dr. Harold T. Lewis

Please join us at Church of Our Saviour Sunday February 10th for an afternoon and book signing with the Rev. Dr. Harold T. Lewis former Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church Pittsburgh and former Staff Officer for the Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church.  Dr Lewis will discuss and sign his latest book, It Is Well with My Soul: Messages of Hope for the Bereaved following the 10:30 a.m. service at 12:30 p.m.   The book can be purchased at a cost of $20. The In addition to his latest book, Dr Lewis will have on hand Christian Social Witness ($10) and The Recent Unpleasantness: Calvary Church’s Role in the Preservation of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh ($12) for sale and signing as well.  Refreshments will be served.

The Rev. Dr. Harold T. Lewis has written seven books, including Yet With a Steady Beat: The African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church; A Church for the Future; South Africa as the Crucible for Anglicanism in a New Century; and Elijah’s Mantle:
Pilgrimage, Politics and Proclamation
. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he has served parishes and taught in seminaries in the U.S., Central America, Africa, the West indies and England.  He is a graduate of McGill University and Yale Divinity School, and holds a Ph.D. in theology  from the University of  Birmingham (UK). He and his wife Claudette have a son, Justin, at whose wedding Mo Deb officiated in 2015

Akron Community Vigil – Thursday, November 1st

Standing Together: Akron Community Vigil on Thursday, November 1st

The Akron Jewish community mourns the loss of many innocent people and those who were severely wounded at Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers, sisters, first responders and community members who were impacted by this horrific crime of hate. Together we stand with all of Pittsburgh and the victims in the face of this terrible violence. May the memories of those who lost their lives be for a blessing.

We invite the entire Akron community to join us for an interfaith community vigil “Standing Together” on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life located at 750 White Pond Drive in Akron. Community members of all faiths, backgrounds and neighborhoods are invited to join the gathering.

Clergy from Anshe Sfard Synagogue, Beth El Congregation and Temple Israel will lead the public in prayer. Interfaith community members and public officials have been invited as special guests.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Due to heightened security, no large bags or backpacks will be permitted. For more information, please call 330-867-7850 or visit www.jewishakron.org.

If you would like to contribute to a special fund for the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh, please visit: https://jewishpgh.org/our-victims-of-terror-fund/.

Message from Mother Debra

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Church of Our Saviour:

“We can learn to see each other, and ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou


Today is World Refugee Day – Join in the conversation


Take action to celebrate and honor refugees worldwide!

  1. Contact your elected officials to share that you support refugee resettlement
  2. Tune in to a free webinar on June 18 at 4 PM ET titled “Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome” to learn about the Episcopal Church’s history of welcoming refugees and opportunities for welcoming today
  3. Listen to “Hometown” the podcast hosted by Episcopal Migration Ministries
  4. Host a free film festival this World Refugee Day


One of the most tangible ways you can show your support now for refugees is by making a financial gift to EMM. By making a gift, you not only stand with and support an historic ministry of The Episcopal Church in a time of great need, you ensure refugees are welcomed to a haven of safety and opportunity. Give securely online or, text “EMM” to 41444


Remember Jesus was a refugee, who said, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs,” when he saw how the children were being treated.


We are more alike than we are unalike.


Peace & blessings

Mo. Deb

Presiding Bishop to Preach at Royal Wedding

Exciting news to share – our Presiding Bishop the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry will preach the sermon at the Royal Wedding this Saturday.  What a blessing for the couple and those who will be participating, watching, or listening in to hear an inspirational, spirit-filled message from Bishop Curry.  A momentous time in the life of the church.

Be sure to tune in or set your DVRs