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Weekly Newsletter: September 25-30



Blessed Feast of the Cross

Our Lord has lifted up for us His hands on the Cross, and stretched out were His hands for us. And why were His hands stretched out on the Cross? So that our hands might be stretched out to do good works since it was through His Cross that He has brought us mercy. Behold, through His Sacrifice, He has effaced all our sins. – St. Augustine

To take up one’s cross means to accept and bear unmurmuringly everything unpleasant, painful, sad, difficult and oppressive that may happen to us in our life. And therefore, whether anyone offends you, or laughs at you, or causes you weariness, sorrow or annoyance; or you have done good to someone and instead of thanking you, he rises up against you and even makes trouble; or you want to do good, but you are not given a chance; or some misfortune has happened, for example, either you are ill yourself, or your wife, or children, or with all our activity and untiring labors you are suffering from want and poverty, and are so overburdened that you do not know how to make ends meet; or besides that, you are in some difficulty – bear all this without malice, without murmuring, without criticism, without complaint, that is, without regarding yourself as offended and without expecting any earthy reward in return; but bear it all with love, with joy and firmness. – St. Innocent

Church Announcements:

  • Feast of the Cross:
    • Vespers: Wednesday (9/27) at 6pm
    • Liturgy: Thursday-Saturday
      • See Schedule Below
  • 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.
    • Accompanying the Couples Days is an Elementary Day. Sign up using the QR code below 
  • Sunday School Registration:
    • To ensure you’re child has been registered for Sunday School, please fill out the registration form.  
  • Women’s Meeting:
    • The next Women’s Meeting will be Friday, October 6
  • 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 
  • Acts Kids:
  • Bible Pleasure:
    • Tuesday nights at 7:30.
  • Saturday Night Bible Study:
    • Saturday nights at 6pm in the Church.
    • This week, “Faith and Works” as understood from Galatians 
  • Deacon’s Meeting:
  • Church Pictures:
  • 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. 


This Week’s Schedule:

  • Monday:
    • Midnight Praises: 8:00 – 9:30pm
  • Tuesday:
    • Bible Pleasure: 7:30-8:30 (In-Person and on Facebook) 
  • Wednesday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • Vespers: 6:00-6:30pm
  • Thursday:
    • Liturgy (English): 7:30-10:00am
  • Friday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • Youth Meeting: 8:00-9:30pm
  • Saturday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • 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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