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Services this week:
Thursday Evening 5:30pm - Vespers for Holy Prophet Daniel, Three Holy Youths, and St. Dionysios of Zakynthos
Friday, 7am - Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 5:45pm - 9th Hour; 6pm - Great Vespers
Sunday morning services as usual
Monday 8am - Orthros 9am - Liturgy for St. Ignatius and St. John of Kronstadt
please turn in stewardship forms as soon as possible, and no later than
Sunday, Dec. 26 so that the budget committee can prepare for 2011.
- Cleaning this Saturday: to prepare
for the feast of the Nativity, all are invited to come help clean the
church this Saturday, Dec. 18, beginning at 4pm. Let's make the temple
beautiful for the Lord's birth!
- Christmas caroling and decorating the church this Sunday:
The teen SOYO, children of the church, and children at heart are
invited to decorate, eat lunch together, and go Christmas caroling at
Live Oak Retirement home this Sunday, Dec. 19, following Liturgy.
- Pageant cancelled: There will not
be a Christmas pageant, as previously scheduled for this Sunday
evening. In lieu of that will be the other activities mentioned above.
- St. Ignatius Sunday - this Sunday is St. Ignatius Sunday. Members of the Order of St. Ignatius are encouraged to wear their cross.
- Christmas tree: if anyone would
like to donate a real Christmas tree for the church this year, or
contribute towards one, please let Fr. Daniel know. Also, donations of
poinsettias and other greenery or flowers for the Nativity are welcome.
- Collecting Winter Clothes for the Needy:
The next activity of the St. Peter the Merciful Orthodox Outreach will
be a distribution of warm winter clothing to those in need. Please
bring donations of coats, hats, gloves and scarves to the church by
Sunday, December 19 or the following Sunday.
- Services next week: please see the December calendar for all service times next week, including services for the Nativity.
- Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops: The new website of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America was launched this week by His Grace, Bishop BASIL. Check
it out at http://www.episcopalassembly.org/