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Weekly Newsletter: November 20-25



Be assured that God does not need anything of ours. Rather, we stand in need of all things from Him. Thus our thanksgiving adds nothing to Him, but causes us to be nearer to Him…For this reason even the awesome Mysteries, so full of that great salvation, which are celebrated at every communion, are called a sacrifice of thanksgiving because they are the commemoration of the many benefits that He has given us. They signify the very sum of God’s care for us…What is equal to the Gift that has taken place for our sake? That which was more precious to Him than all things, even His only-begotten Son, Him God gave for us His enemies; and not only gave, but after giving, did even set Him before us as Food! It is because God does everything for our good that He seeks our thanksgiving….But let us be thankful not for our own blessings alone, but also for those of others; for in this way we shall be able both to destroy our envy and to strengthen our love, and make it more genuine. Since it is not possible for you to go on envying the blessings of others, in behalf of whom you give thanks to the Lord. Therefore, as you know, the priest also commands us to give thanks for the world, for the former things, for the things that are now, for what has been done to us before, for what shall befall us hereafter…For thanksgiving is the thing that both frees us from earth and transports us into heaven, for it makes us angels instead of men. Why? Because the angels too form a choir, and give thanks to God for His good things bestowed on us, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.”  – St. John Chrysostom

Church Announcements:

  • Women’s Meeting: 
    • Next Women’s Meeting will be Friday, December 1st at 6:30pm
  • Men’s Meeting:
    • Next Men’s Meeting will be Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm 
    • To receive information on the men’s meeting, click: Men’s Meeting 
  • Toys for Tots:
    • New, unwrapped toys are needed to help needy children during the Christmas season.
    • Please drop off the toys in the boxes labeled “Toys for Tots” at the entrance of the church.
  • Servant’s Meeting with H.E. Metropolitan Youssef:
  • Sunday School Registration:
    • To ensure your child has been registered for Sunday School, please complete the registration form.  
  • Bible Pleasure:
    • Tuesday nights at 7:30.
    • Covering the last days of St. Mary’s life  
  • Saturday Night Adult Bible Study:
    • Saturday nights at 6pm in the Church.
    • Covering 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
  • Thursday:
    • Liturgy: 7:45-9:30am (English)
  • Friday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • Youth Meeting: 8:00-9:30pm
  • Saturday:
    • Hymns: 5:00-6:00pm
    • Sunday School/Adult 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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