Welcome

Church of the Savior is a non-denominational Christian church founded in 1975 in Wichita,  Kansas.   Members of our congregation come from many different denominations.

Our Purpose: To worship and serve Jesus Christ together in love.

Worship With Us: Sunday Worship begins at 9:30am and is followed by a time of fellowship at 10:50 and Sunday School for all ages at 11:20am.

Contact Us: Our building is located in Wichita’s Riverside district at 875 Spaulding.    Call us at 316-263-2391 or email us at office@cotsks.com.

Weekly E-mail July 31-August 6

Bible Quiz on Acts is coming! (Final Sunday School will occur on August 2)

Prep Sundays: August 9 and 16

Quiz Sundays: August 23, 30, and September 6

Get ready to join a team this Sunday!

Sign up this Sunday if you want to be a Time or Score Keeper rather than being on a Bible Quiz team.

 

Interested in volunteering in the nursery this coming year? Contact the office for more information.  We would love for you to join the nursery team.

 

Church of The Savior has openings for new Lead Nursery Teachers!

With our growing group of amazing young kids, we have a need for more staff.  Attached you will find the job posting, please consider this position yourself or pass it along to someone you know who would do a wonderful job loving on our kiddos.

 

Where did the office go? We have moved our office upstairs to the yellow/ prayer room where we have space to welcome anyone who stops by, fresh coffee, and scenic views.  The former church office is now a work/ copier room for those who need a large desk to write on or to use the computer and print items for COTS or Legacy.  You will still find office supplies you need in the work room.  Enjoy the space!   – Cora and Luke

 

Peace and Blessings,

Church of The Savior 

Nursery Teacher Wanted!

Church of the Savior, a small congregation in Riverside, has two openings for a Lead Nursery Teacher to work in the church nursery on Sunday mornings.  The two individuals will rotate who is working on a given Sunday so that the teachers have regular Sundays off. The nursery generally has 5-9 pre-school aged children.  Volunteers from the congregation are assigned to help in the nursery each week under the teacher’s leadership.  This position pays $10 an hour.  Qualified applicants will be interviewed the week of August  24th.

Job Description

  • Be present from 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on scheduled Sundays to provide child care
  • Maintain clean and safe nursery areas
  • Present an age appropriate lesson each week for the older children (curriculum provided).
  • Serve an allergen-free snack (provided)

Additional Expectations:

Work with the scheduled volunteer(s) to care for the children:

  • Monitor the ratio of staff/volunteers to children during
    • The Church Service (9:30 am-11:15 am.) and Sunday School (11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.).
    • Ask for back-up support or dismiss scheduled volunteers as needed.
    • Communicate with the Administrator and other teachers when unable to work a scheduled shift

Monitor and maintain the nursery area supplies, snacks and toys.

  • Communicate any needed supplies to the secretary or Administrator
  • Clean the main used spaces (tables, chairs, and toys) weekly with supplied child safe cleaners.

Report time worked each week to the Administrator via a COTS timesheet.

  • Any additional times agreed to work (such as during seasonal events or services) will be paid at the current rate of pay.

Communicate:

  • Fill out the weekly report of attendance for the Administrator.

Children’s Nurture Team

  • Attend a team meeting three times a year to receive support, discuss needs, and participate in future planning.

To Apply

Send resume, references, and letter of introduction to Church of the Savior at office@cotsks.com

Weekly Email 7/24-7/30

Bible Quiz on Acts is coming! (Final Sunday School will occur on August 2)

Prep Sundays: August 9 and 16

Quiz Sundays: August 23, 30, and September 6

Captains will begin to recruit team members this Sunday! Get ready to join a team.

Sign up this Sunday if you want to be a Time or Score Keeper rather than being on a Bible Quiz team.

 

Interested in volunteering in the nursery this coming year? Contact the office for more information.  We would love for you to join the nursery team.

 

Church of The Savior has openings for new Lead Nursery Teachers!

With our growing group of amazing young kids, we have a need for more staff.  Attached you will find the job posting, please consider this position yourself or pass it along to someone you know who would do a wonderful job loving on our kiddos.

 

One final Legacy Camp Celebration!

Join us tomorrow night at 6 for dinner and 7 for the show!

This is our third week in a row, and our final Legacy Camp of the summer.  We have 36 older boys age 15-18 this time, and they are a great group and for the most part are excited and engaged in their class activities.  A few, of course, tend to be less willing to try something new, and it can often be a challenge to find the right classes for each camper.  God helped out with that situation in a clear way with one boy in particular, who, after stepping out for a short time at the beginning of class on Monday, was returned by mistake to a different class.  Nobody really caught the slip-up until later, but by then we knew this camper was meant to be in the class he landed in.  He loves it!  God used our mistake for His greater purpose!

 

Please continue to pray for the amazing Art Corps and for the incredible volunteers who have been helping this summer.  Three weeks in a row is tough, and we’re all feeling it.  There has been some sickness and other issues keeping a few less involved, but others have stepped in and God has supplied all that we have needed to cover classes, big groups, and small groups.  We even added a new guitar class this week.  Keep praying.  There are just a couple days to go, and we intend to finish strong.  A quick shout out to the lunch team, a group of dedicated and humble servants who each day set the tables, make and bring the food, and clean up afterward.  There’s no way any of us could make it through camp without that mid-day meal.  Thank you Lunch Crew!

 

Two campers from five years ago came Wednesday afternoon to share with the whole group.  They used to be in a similar spot that many of the campers are in now.  They were able to speak of how attending Legacy Camp was a significant turning point in their lives.  They are finding their identity in Christ, and even though it has not been an easy road, He has helped them to make good choices leading to fulfilling journey with family, work and school.  Each week the campers are hearing the message that God has something creative and life-giving for each one of us.  We love these guys, and we know that many are taking that message to heart.  We just received a note from one of last week’s boys.  In part, it reads, “Dear all those involved in Legacy.  I just want to thank you for helping me find talents I forgot existed.  I hope to keep in touch. I am excited for what’s in store for you all.”

 

We are even more encouraged today.  This is hard work!  And this is good work!  We can’t wait to see how God will bring everything together for this Friday Night’s Celebration.  The dinner and show have been a highlight each week.  Come and see for yourselves!  Be well, be blessed, and be a blessing!  Hallelujah!

 

Peace and Blessings,

Church of The Savior 

COTS Weekly E-mail: July 17- 23

Hear what is happening at Legacy Camp!

Camp Weeks:  July  13-17, 20-24

Come to the Legacy Celebrations: July 17, and 24!

Thank you for praying!  Once again, don’t forget the big Friday Night Celebration.  We had a few faces from the COTS community come last Friday, but would love to have more of the congregation come, support, and love on these guys with our presence.  Consider this a personal invitation to tell these awesome guys that they are valued simply by coming to dine with them and see the incredible things they have done this week. Dinner is at 6:00 and the show at 7:00.  See some of the amazing things God is doing this week.  He is making things (and people) new!

Legacy Camp Week 2 Update:  The younger boys are here and it’s been a crazy week so far.  The boys from one of the placement facilities didn’t make it Monday due to wrong directions and unclear communication.  On Tuesday the enrollment jumped from 19 to 28, and there was a bit of confusion getting used to the extra boys, but also some of the campers began to open up in discussion times.  Then we got a few more boys on Wednesday, so there are 33 campers when they all show up.  The class and small group size and make-up have changed each day; please pray for our leaders in this regard as it can be challenging to manage the fluctuating dynamics.  God is present in the flow, as always, and in at least a couple of instances when a leader was at a loss for what to do next, God has provided from almost nothing just what was needed in terms of an activity or whatever.  Focusing on the story of Jacob continues to remind us that God’s love and purpose for us is not dependent on how “good” or “successful” we are.  These guys are creative in so many ways, coming up with film and drama ideas, making music, throwing pottery, and a host of other endeavors.  With the  usual ups and downs all is going well; many of the boys are engaged and ready to participate, even if it seems chaotic at times.  NEWS FLASH:  BOYS ARE DIFFERENT THAN GIRLS.  Just sayin’.  Last week was chill, this week is hectic.  In general, this is just a more active camp and our desire is to make it a safe and welcoming place for as many of the guys as we can.  The Art Corps really care for these boys and are finding ways to connect with them and speak into their lives a message of hope.

 

Inkling Festival: Eighth Day Books and Institute will be hosting its first annual Inkling Festival this Friday and Saturday in celebration of the fellowship of writers C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, and friends. The festival itself will have activities for both adults and children, including lectures, live music (by our own COTS bands, Commonfolk and The Radio Soul, as well as Mitch McVicker), and Shire-quality tom-foolery Saturday night.  Friday night’s evening banquet at St. George Cathedral is at 6pm. The Saturday festivities begin at St. George at 9a-3p, moving to Eighth Day Books from 4p-11p. Go to eighthdayinstitute.org for more info and registration details. You really won’t want to miss this!

 

Bible Quiz on Acts is coming! (Final Sunday School will occur on August 2)

Prep Sundays: August 9 and 16

Quiz Sundays: August 23, 30, and September 6

Sign up this Sunday if you want to be a Time or Score Keeper.  Team sign-ups will start next week.

 

Peace and Blessings,

Church of The Savior

875 N Spaulding Ave., Wichita, KS 67203  *  316.263.2391  * office@cotsks.com

COTS Weekly E-mail July 10 – 16

Hear what is happening at Legacy Camp!

Camp Weeks:  July  6– 10, 13-17, 20-24

Come to the Legacy Celebrations July 10, 17, and 24!

This first week of girls camp has gone very well.  We have 21 girls and great participation.  These girls are coming together from different backgrounds and are able to collaborate and form relationships with few, if any, put-downs or behavior problems.  Not everything has gone as expected, but God is definitely at work.  The campers love the classes.  Coffee Class, Repurposing, and Survival have been new favorites.  A group poem activity helped one camper wake up and be engaged in an exciting way.  Our huge tub of yarn has been a big hit with a number of girls who crochet.  One of the girls with a hard exterior, but really a softer personality underneath, was released to go home on Wednesday.  We are so glad for her and will miss her.  Our prayer time at the end of the day Monday was punctuated by the loudest thunderclap ever.  Our small groups have gelled quickly, and our afternoon big group times have brought the whole camp together to create and make good things.  On Tuesday there was a powerful time of God speaking the truth of who we are over the lies we have too often accepted.  Keep praying for us as Christ offers hope and transformation in our midst.

Don’t forget the big Friday Night Celebration tomorrow night.  Come join us for dinner at 6:00 and the show at 7:00.  Meet these amazing girls God brought to be with us this week, and enjoy the divine creativity He has shared!

 

-Richard

 

Bible Quiz on Acts is coming! (Final Sunday School will occur on August 2)

Prep Sundays: August 9 and 16

Quiz Sundays: August 23, 30, and September 6

More information about forming teams to come soon

 

Youth Group News

We (the youth group) are hosting a fabulous event on Wednesday the 15th of July, 6:30p – 8:30p at the Legacy House (945 S. Wichita) where the kids can bring friends to meet the youth group and offer them a place in our sweet little family! We’ll be playing crazy yard games, munching on yummy food, and have a worship time by a fire.  All middle school and high school students welcome.

 

Peace and Blessings,

Church of the Savior