St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
9100 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71115
October 13, 2010

On God's Mercy, Shown to Those Who Are Merciful
"It is well in every respect to give to the poor, besides obtaining mercy on the terrible day of judgment.  Even here, while on earth, those who give alms often obtain great mercies from their neighbors, and that which others only obtain for large sums of money is given to them freely.  Indeed, will not the Lover of mankind, the most-righteous and the most-bountiful heavenly Father, Whose children are shown compassion by the merciful, reward them here also, in order to encourage them to still greater works of mercy, as well as to the amendment of the unmerciful, who mock at the merciful?  He will reward them both worthily and righteously."
~ St. John of Kronstadt

Services and Events this week:
Tonight (Wed.) 6pm - Vespers; Catechism class postponed
Friday, 7:15am - 1st Hour and Men's Meeting
Saturday, 5:45 - 9th Hour; 6pm - Great Vespers
Sunday services as usual
-SOYO news: this Sunday, October 17, the SOYO will be participating in the choir and collecting for the annual Special Olympics Awareness day.  Please be generous!

-THE 2010 PILGRIMAGE to the shrine church of Our Lady of Walsingham/Mesquite, TX will be held this Saturday, October 16th.

-Liturgy for feast of St. Luke - Next Monday, October 18, at 9am.

-Ladies' Book Club: the next meeting of the book club is this coming Tuesday, October 19, at 6pm.

-Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center fundraising banquet - Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm.  Featured Speaker - Pam Tebow (mother of Tim Tebow).  A group of us attended the banquet last year; consider attending again this year in support of a worthy cause.

-Next Texarkana Trip - the next visit with our Texarkana group will be on Friday, October 22.

-THE 2010 DOWAMA FALL GATHERING & RETREAT will be hosted at St Elijah/Oklahoma City, OK on Friday and Saturday, October 22nd & 23rd (ending in the afternoon).  Featured speaker will be KHOURIYA SUSAN WALLACE of St Andrew/Oklahoma City, OK. 

- A Parish Life Conference general committee meeting will take place on Sunday, October 24.  Everyone in the parish is encouraged to attend.  This will be another general meeting, with all committees reporting on their progress to date.  We need your participation!

- 40 Days for Life: on the evening of October 29, St. Nicholas and St. George will team up for prayer at the Hope Medical center.  Please come and stand with us in prayer for the unborn, their parents, and all those involved in the abortion industry.  For news about the local 40 Days campaign, see the forwarded message below.

- Wonderworking Icon of the Theotokos: The Kursk Root icon will be visiting DeQueen, AR on Saturday, October 30.  A Molieben service will be held at 10am at All Saints of America Mission.  Don't miss this opportunity to venerate this miracle-working icon of the Mother of God.

-Parish Retreat: Mark your calendar for a retreat at St. Nicholas on Saturday, November 13.  Our guest speaker will be Mother Nektaria from St. Paul's Skete in Grand Junction, TN.  Other details TBA.

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