SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10.
6pm, Great Vespers
Sunday, December 11
9:20am, Choir warm-up
9:45am, Sixth Hour
10:00am, Divine Liturgy
– Followed by coffee fellowship & Church School.
– Parish council meeting
Tuesday, December 13
6:45pm, Evening Study. We are starting The Illumined Heart, by Frederica Mathewes-Green
Thursday, December 15
9:30am, Prosphora Baking
Saturday, December 17
Parish Retreat with Father Chad Hatfield of St Vladimir’s Seminary
Mary, Mysteries & Mission: An Advent Retreat on Orthodox Christian Basics
11:00 AM COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
11:30 AM THIRD HOUR & SESSION
11:00 PM LUNCH
1:45 PM SIXTH HOUR & SESSION 2
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM NINTH HOUR & SESSION 3
5:00 PM FINAL Q&A
FOLLOWED BY GREAT VESPERS
Prayer List & Requests
In our parish family: Archbishop Nikon, Valentina D., Stacy P., Leo & Eleanor N., Lindsey C., Nicholas S., Oleg & Donna P., Rebecca B., Gary W., Dennis W., Anya W., Francine T., Antonina E., Maria J., Eva C., Yulia
Other loved ones: Christina, Mikhail, Varvara, Marina, Lisa, Jade, Mary Ann, newly-born Emily Viviana, Shinying
Expecting mothers: Rebecca, Miriami, Rory, Camille.
Newly departed: Nancy
Preparing for Sunday
Hymns for Vespers. Follow this LINK for the texts of the hymns sung at Great Vespers this Saturday evening.
Hymns for Liturgy. Follow this LINK for the hymns and Scripture readings for the Sunday Divine Liturgy.
Prayer before Communion.
A Prayer of St. John of Damascus
O Lord and Master Jesus Christ our God, who alone hast power to absolve men from their sins, for Thou art good and lovest all men, forgive all my transgressions done in knowledge or in ignorance, and make me worthy without condemnation to have communion of Thy divine and glorious and pure and life-creating mysteries. Let them not be for my punishment, or for the increase of my sins. But let them be for my purification and sanctification, as a promise of the life and kingdom to come, a defense and a help and a repulsion of every evil attacker and the removal of my many transgressions. For Thou art a God of mercy and generosity and love for mankind, and to Thee we send up glory, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
All ten prayers before Communion can be found HERE.
Christmas Flowers. The order forms for poinsettias are due this Sunday, December 11.
Community Christmas Card. The deadline for turning in your forms and payment is this Sunday, December 11.
Parish Council. The monthly meeting is Sunday, December 11.
Parish Advent Retreat. Father Chad will be with us the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18. (See the schedule above.) The event is free, but please RSVP with Father for planning purposes.
Offerings goal in 2016: $115,000
Received so far: $101,904
Received last Sunday: $4,296
We are on track to collect: $108,000
This is $7,000 below our budget needs.