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Weekly Newsletter: September 10-16



Blessed Feast of the Martyrs & St. Verena! 

“The earth has been filled with the blood of martyrs as with seeds, and from that seed have sprung the crops of the church. They asserted Christ’s cause more effectively when dead than when they were alive. They assert it today, they preach Him today; their tongues are silent, their deeds echo around the world. They were arrested, bound, imprisoned, brought to trial, tortured, burned at the stake, stoned to death, run through, and fed to the wild beasts. In all their types of death they were jeered at as worthless, but ‘precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.’” – St. Augustine

“Every Christian can accept for himself martyrdom for the Faith in times of persecution as well as in times of peace. Abba Athanasius says, ‘Be tortured by your conscience, die to sin, subdue earthly organs and you will be a martyr.  The martyrs fought with emperors and princes; you also have the king of sins- the devil and demonic princes. Before, there were idols and pagan temples, but now they exist as thoughts.'”

Church Announcements:

  • Coptic New Year
    • Monday, September 11th
      • 6:00-6:30pm: Vespers
    • Tuesday, September 12th
      • 8:00-10:00am: Liturgy  
  • Feast of St. Verena:
    • Thursday, September 14
      •  7:00 – 8:30pm: Vespers and Renewal of Relics w/ H.G. Bishop Kyrillos 
      • 10:00pm-12:00am: Midnight Praises
      • 12:00-1:30am: Liturgy 
    • Friday, September 15
      • Liturgy 8:00 – 10:00am
  • Please send any church occasion pictures to:
  • We are fundraising for the purchase of the neighboring church. To donate, click here.    
  • Donations Needs:
    • Men’s and women’s clothes (T-shirts, pants, shorts, shoes) are needed.
    • Hygiene supplies are also needed (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, small bottles of shampoo and conditioner)
    • Donations can be left at the shed next to the church van. 
  • Fundraise Cruise:
  • Acts Kids:
  • Young Couples/Family & Elementary Day:
    • September 30th. 
    • To be part of and receive information on the Sts. Joakim & Anna Family Service click: Family Service
    • To register, please click and fill out the registration form.
  • Women’s Meeting:
    • The next Women’s Meeting will be Friday, September 22
  • Men’s Meeting:
    • The next Men’s Meeting will be Thursday, September 28 at 7:30pm
    • To receive information on the men’s meeting, click: Men’s Meeting 
  • Deacon’s Meeting:


This Week’s Schedule:

  • Monday:
    • Vespers: 6:00-6:30pm
    • Midnight Praises: 8:00 – 9:30pm
  • Tuesday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • Bible Pleasure: 7:30-8:30 (In-Person and on Facebook) 
  • Wednesday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
  • Thursday:
    • Liturgy: 7:45-9:30am
    • Vespers & Renewal of Relics: 7:00-8:30pm
    • Midnight Praises: 10:00pm-12:00am
    • Liturgy: 12:00-1:30am
  • Friday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • Youth Meeting: 8:00-9:30pm
  • Saturday:
    • Hymns: 5:00-6:00pm
    • Sunday School/Bible Study: 6:00-7:00pm 
    • Vespers: 7:00-7:30pm
    • Midnight Prayers: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sunday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-11:30am

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