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7/25 announcements

July 25, 2021

Dormition of the Righteous Anna, Mother of the Theotokos

Galatians 4:22-27: In the reading from Galatians we hear of the two sons of Abraham, one by Hagar and one by Sarah. We are reminded that these children symbolize the two covenants, and the two Jerusalems, one in slavery and the other free and she is our mother.

Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1: In the gospel reading we see the authority of Jesus over the demons, who know that they have been defeated even before the appointed time of His resurrection and later His second advent.

Troparion of the Resurrection: Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women Disciples cast from them their parental condemnation, and proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying, Death has been spoiled. Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Troparion of the Righteous Anna: O Godly-minded Anna, thou didst give birth unto God’s pure Mother who conceived Him who is our Life. Wherefore, thou hast now passed with joy to thy heavenly rest, wherein is the abode of them that rejoice in glory; and thou askest forgiveness of sins for them that honour thee with love, O ever-blessed one.

Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear. We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.

Kontakion of the Righteous Anna: Let us celebrate the memorial of the grandparents of Christ, and fervently entreat their intercessions that, through them, salvation may be granted to us who cry out: Be with us, O God, Thou who art well-pleased to be glorified in Thy forebearers.

ATTENTION: From Father John: There is no longer a need to call or text to reserve a place for the liturgies, since we are now set up to accommodate overflow into the fellowship hall. Seating in the nave will be on a first come, first serve basis.

CALENDAR

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All services listed on the calendar will be available through streaming and webcast.

Sunday, July 25 (Dormition of Righteous Anna)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

Monday, July 26

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 27 (Great-martyr Panteleimon)

NO Services

Wednesday, July 28

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:30 p.m. — Parish Council Meeting

Thursday, July 29

NO Services

Friday, July 30

NO Services

Saturday, July 31

6:00 p.m. — Great Vespers (No Ninth Hour)

Sunday, August 1 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Katools for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread Schedule (MODIFIED Coffee Hour — Coffee only, no food**):

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

July 25 Katool Elizabeth, Brenda

August 1 Davis Sh. Charlotte, Cheryl

August 5 (Thurs. p.m.) Jones NO Coffee Hour

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 8 D. Root Rebecca, Natalia

August 15 Karam Kh. Sharon, Kh. Be’Be’

August 22 Brock Elizabeth, Brenda

August 29 R. Root Kh. Janet, Anastasia

September 5 Henderson Kh. Sharon, Cheryl

September 7 (Tues, p.m.) Baker (Artoklasia Bread) NO Coffee Hour

(Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos)

September 12 Algood Rebecca, Natalia

September 13 (Mon. p.m.) Katool NO Coffee Hour

September 19 Schelver Kh. Sharon, Christina

September 26 Jones Kh. Be’Be’, Sh. Charlotte

Schedule for Epistle Readers – Page numbers refer to the Apostolos (book of the Epistles) located on the front pew. Please be sure to use this book when you read.

Reader Reading Page#

July 25 Brenda Baker Gal. 4:22-27 314

August 1 Kh. Elizabeth Rom. 12:6-14 113

August 5 (Thurs. p.m.) Sam Habeeb II Pet. 1:10-19 401

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 8 Sh. Charlotte Algood Rom. 15:1-7 119

August 15 Kh. Sharon Phil. 2:5-11 403

August 22 Brenda Baker I Cor. 3:9-17 130

August 29 Walt Wood Acts 13:25-33 406

September 5 Kh. Elizabeth I Cor. 9:2-12 141

September 12 Sam Habeeb Gal. 6:11-18 198

September 13 (Mon. p.m.) Kh. Sharon I Cor. 1:18-24 311

(Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross)

September 19 Brenda Baker Gal. 2:16-20 193

September 26 Walt Wood I John 4:12-19 315

Coffee Hour Going Forward: We will continue to serve coffee (and juice for the children), but no food as yet, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. We will also continue to use disposable cups and individual sweeteners and creamers. Coffee will be served inside the fellowship hall and people will be free to go outside or to sit inside with some distance. Those serving the coffee will still wear gloves and masks while serving.

Also, please remember that we still need your tithes and offerings which may be placed in the tithe box at the back of the nave or be mailed to: St. Peter Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2084, Madison, MS 39130-2084.

Please remember the following in your prayers: Steve, Sheryl Chamblee; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Jay and Joanna; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham; Marilyn (Kyriake) Snell; Jack and Jill Weatherly; Darlene Amason and her family.

Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.

Please keep Lottie Dabbs (Sh. Charlotte Algood’s mother) in your prayers as she recovers from a bad fall which resulted in a fractured pelvis. Please also remember Sh. Charlotte and their family as well.

Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.

Maria Costas is currently at St. Catherine’s Village. Please keep her in your prayers as well.

If you get sick, especially with the Corona virus, please let Fr. John know.

Father John will be retiring as of August 1, 2021. Father Herman Lasseter will become the pastor at that time. We welcome Fr. Herman, Kh. Emelia (Nikki) and their family back from their service at St. Stephen’s Church in Hiram, GA. We look forward to his leadership and ministry. Please support his efforts to grow our church in every way.

Father Herman and Kh. Emelia will be making their final move back here to St. Peter this coming week. We rejoice in their arrival!

Instructions for streaming our services can be found on the parish website.

Please continue to follow the CDC Guidelines to limit contagion and the spread of the COVID virus.

Fasting Discipline for July

In July the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.

Major Commemorations for July

July 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna

July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon

Calendar Items:

* Beginning Saturday, July 10th, the Ladies will resume meeting at the church at 10:00 a.m. to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children on behalf of our children.

* The next Parish Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th following Daily Vespers.

* The Fast of the Dormition begins next Sunday, August 1st, and runs until the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th. During this time, we will pray the Paraklesis Service to the Theotokos on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

* We will celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Thursday evening, August 5th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

* The remaining Stewpot date for this year is November 6. More information will be available closer to time.

Quotable: “But God, by the Incarnation of this ‘Word,’ this Logos of His, also took another step forward in His exit from transcendence and in His approach to us. In Jesus Christ He became for us ‘a voice’ of love, ringing out with all the affection of a human being, so familiar to us. But this means that man himself was made capable of becoming the medium by which the Son of God is communicated to us. Now He is as close to us as possible and in an ontological relationship with us, which means that no matter how we ascend to God we aren’t alone, but with Him and in Him. But this objective fact is corroborated with a subjective one, made known in a consciousness awakened by the Holy Spirit: We don’t make this ascent by our individual powers, like an expedition where we must conquer divinity, which lies before us, passive and impersonal. As Christians, starting on the lowest step of our spiritual state, we have our consciousness sensitized by the Holy Spirit. We know that in this weary and prolonged undertaking we have a continuous relationship with Jesus Christ, Who is standing beside us, sustaining our steps; but we also know that He is ahead of us, as an example, calling us to Him, to a fuller communion with Him. He is like a good friend, better than you are in every way, who is also beside you as you journey toward moral perfection, a friend who is also ahead of you, always prompting you to go on.”

Fr. Dumitru Staniloae, Orthodox Spirituality

Worship: Sunday, August 1, 2021 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Romans 12:6-14; Matthew 9:1-8

Celebrant: Father Herman

Epistle Reader: Kh. Elizabeth Schelver

Prosphora: Davis

Coffee Hour: Sh. Charlotte Algood, Cheryl Pigott

7/18 announcements

July 18, 2021

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council

Titus 3:8-15: On this Sunday we read from St. Paul’s letter to Titus, whom he warns to avoid delv­ing into unprofitable and foolish questions about doctrine, and to reject heretics after two admonitions.

Matthew 5:14-19: In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus teaches that we are to be Light in the darkness of this world, not hiding the glory of God from others, but rather, putting it where it can be seen.

Troparion of the Resurrection: Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad; for the Lord hath done a mighty act with his own arm. He hath trampled down death and become the First-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Troparion of the Holy Fathers: Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise who didst establish our holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to thee.

Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear. We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.

Kontakion of the Theotokos: O undisputed intercessor of Christians, O mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator, turn not away from the voice of our petitions though we be sinners; come to us in time, who cry to thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

ATTENTION: From Father John: There is no longer a need to call or text to reserve a place for the liturgies, since we are now set up to accommodate overflow into the fellowship hall. Seating in the nave will be on a first come, first serve basis.

CALENDAR

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All services listed on the calendar will be available through streaming and webcast.

Sunday, July 18 (Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

11:30 a.m. — Special Coffee Hour honoring Gabby Alaeetawi and Breeze Johns

1:30 p.m. — Vacation Church School

Monday, July 19

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 20 (Prophet Elias)

NO Services

Wednesday, July 21

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

Thursday, July 22

NO Services

Friday, July 23

NO Services

Saturday, July 24

4:45 p.m. — Choir Practice

6:00 p.m. — Great Vespers (No Ninth Hour)

Sunday, July 25 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost; Dormition of Righteous Anna)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Schelvers for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread Schedule (MODIFIED Coffee Hour — Coffee only, no food**):

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

July 18 Schelver Kh. Janet, Kh. Sharon**

(** there will be a cake in honor of Breeze and Gabby, our graduates)

July 25 Katool Elizabeth, Brenda

August 1 Davis Sh. Charlotte, Cheryl

August 5 (Thurs. p.m.) Jones NO Coffee Hour

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 8 D. Root Rebecca, Natalia

August 15 Karam Kh. Sharon, Kh. Be’Be’

August 22 Brock Elizabeth, Brenda

August 29 R. Root Kh. Janet, Anastasia

September 5 Henderson Kh. Sharon, Cheryl

September 7 (Tues, p.m.) Baker (Artoklasia Bread) NO Coffee Hour

(Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos)

September 12 Algood Rebecca, Natalia

September 13 (Mon. p.m.) Katool NO Coffee Hour

September 19 Schelver Kh. Sharon, Christina

September 26 Jones Kh. Be’Be’, Sh. Charlotte

Schedule for Epistle Readers – Page numbers refer to the Apostolos (book of the Epistles) located on the front pew. Please be sure to use this book when you read.

Reader Reading Page#

July 18 Brenda Baker Titus 3:8-15 322

July 25 Walt Wood Gal. 4:22-27 314

August 1 Kh. Elizabeth Rom. 12:6-14 113

August 5 (Thurs. p.m.) Sam Habeeb II Pet. 1:10-19 401

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 8 Sh. Charlotte Algood Rom. 15:1-7 119

August 15 Kh. Sharon Phil. 2:5-11 403

August 22 Brenda Baker I Cor. 3:9-17 130

August 29 Walt Wood Acts 13:25-33 406

September 5 Kh. Elizabeth I Cor. 9:2-12 141

September 12 Sam Habeeb Gal. 6:11-18 198

September 13 (Mon. p.m.) Kh. Sharon I Cor. 1:18-24 311

(Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross)

September 19 Brenda Baker Gal. 2:16-20 193

September 26 Walt Wood I John 4:12-19 315

Coffee Hour Going Forward: We will continue to serve coffee (and juice for the children), but no food as yet, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. We will also continue to use disposable cups and individual sweeteners and creamers. Coffee will be served inside the fellowship hall and people will be free to go outside or to sit inside with some distance. Those serving the coffee will still wear gloves and masks while serving. (The one exception to the no food rule will be today when a cake will be provided in honor of Gabby and Breeze.)

Also, please remember that we still need your tithes and offerings which may be placed in the tithe box at the back of the nave or be mailed to: St. Peter Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2084, Madison, MS 39130-2084.

Please remember the following in your prayers: Steve, Sheryl Chamblee; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Jay and Joanna; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham; Marilyn (Kyriake) Snell; Jack and Jill Weatherly; Darlene Amason and her family.

Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.

Please keep Lottie Dabbs (Sh. Charlotte Algood’s mother) in your prayers as she recovers from a bad fall which resulted in a fractured pelvis. Please also remember Sh. Charlotte and their family as well.

Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.

Maria Costas is currently at St. Catherine’s Village. Please keep her in your prayers as well.

If you get sick, especially with the Corona virus, please let Fr. John know.

Father John will be retiring as of August 1, 2021. Father Herman Lasseter will become the pastor at that time. We welcome Fr. Herman, Kh. Emelia (Nikki) and their family back from their service at St. Stephen’s Church in Hiram, GA. We look forward to his leadership and ministry. Please support his efforts to grow our church in every way.

Congratulations to our graduating High School Seniors, Gabby Alaeetawi and Breeze Johns!

May God grant them Many Years! We are honoring them today with a special Coffee Hour.

We welcome Eugene Berry back into the communion and fellowship of St. Peter Orthodox Church!

Instructions for streaming our services can be found on the parish website.

Please continue to follow the CDC Guidelines to limit contagion and the spread of the COVID virus.

Fasting Discipline for July

In July the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.

Major Commemorations for July

July 20 Prophet Elias

July 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna

July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon

Calendar Items:

* Beginning Saturday, July 10th, the Ladies will resume meeting at the church at 10:00 a.m. to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children on behalf of our children.

* Vacation Church School will be held on July 17-19th. Today there will be a pool party at the Pigotts beginning at 1:30 p.m.

* A Special Coffee Hour is scheduled today to honor Gabby Alaeetawi and Breeze Johns, our graduating high school seniors.

* The next Parish Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th following Daily Vespers.

* The remaining Stewpot date for this year is November 6. More information will be available closer to time.

Quotable: “The main difference between Christian spirituality and any other, besides the fact that it doesn’t advocate man’s identification with the divinity or with a total essence, is its Christological character. In other words, the ascent of Christians to God has Jesus Christ not only as a norm, but also as the way, according to His own words: ‘I am the way… .’ No one can reach the mystical union with God, if he takes another way than Christ (He is the only Way), and no one in this union can go beyond Christ. In addition, our relationship with Him is realized and strengthened by His Holy Spirit.”

Fr. Dumitru Staniloae, Orthodox Spirituality

Worship: Sunday, July 25, 2021 (Holy Father of the Fourth Ecumenical Council)

Scripture: Titus 3:8-15; Matthew 5:14-19

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Walt Wood

Prosphora: Katool

Coffee Hour: Brenda Baker, Elizabeth Root

7/11 announcements

July 11, 2021

Third Sunday after Pentecost

St. Euphemia the All-Praised

II Corinthians 6:1-10: In our reading from II Corinthians, St Paul commends his and the other apostles’ ministry as servants of God, explaining the means by which they were able to endure all things for the glory of God.

Matthew 6:22-33: Our Lord teaches us that striving for the things of God rather than the things of the world will enable us to be at peace about what we need to live in this world.

Troparion of the Resurrection: When thou, O immortal Life, didst humble thyself unto death, then didst thou destroy death by the brightness of thy Godhead; and when thou didst raise the bowels of the earth, then all the heavenly powers exclaimed, O Christ, thou art the Giver of life! Glory to thee, O our God!

Troparion of the Great-martyr Euphemia: O Euphemia, Christ’s comely virgin, thou didst fill the Orthodox with gladness and didst cover with shame all the heretics; for at the holy Fourth Council in Chalcedon, thou didst confirm what the Fathers decreed aright. O all glorious Great Martyr, do thou entreat Christ God that His great mercy may be granted unto us.

Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear. We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.

Kontakion of the Theotokos: O undisputed intercessor of Christians, O mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator, turn not away from the voice of our petitions though we be sinners; come to us in time, who cry to thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

ATTENTION: From Father John: There is no longer a need to call or text to reserve a place for the liturgies, since we are now set up to accommodate overflow into the fellowship hall. Masks and social distancing will still be in effect, both in the nave and in the fellowship hall. Seating in the nave will be on a first come, first serve basis.

CALENDAR

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All services listed on the calendar will be available through streaming and webcast.

Sunday, July 11 (Third Sunday after Pentecost; Euphemia the all-praised)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

Monday, July 12

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 13

NO Services

Wednesday, July 14

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

Thursday, July 15

NO Services

Friday, July 16

NO Services

Saturday, July 17(Great-martyr Marina)

8:45a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Vacation Church School

4:45 p.m. — Choir Practice

6:00 p.m. — Great Vespers (No Ninth Hour)

Sunday, July 18 (Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

11:30 a.m. — Special Coffee Hour honoring Gabby Alaeetawi and Breeze Johns

1:30 p.m. — Vacation Church School

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Meadows for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread Schedule (MODIFIED Coffee Hour — Coffee only, no food**):

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

July 11 Meadows Kh. Be’Be’, Anastasia

July 18 Schelver Kh. Janet, Kh. Sharon, Karen**

(** there will be a cake in honor of Breeze and Gabby, our graduates)

July 25 Katool Elizabeth, Brenda

August 1 Davis Sh. Charlotte, Cheryl

August 5 (Thurs. p.m.) Jones NO Coffee Hour

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 8 D. Root Rebecca, Natalia

August 15 Karam Kh. Sharon, Kh. Be’Be’

August 22 Brock Elizabeth, Brenda

August 29 R. Root Kh. Janet, Anastasia

September 5 Henderson Kh. Sharon, Cheryl

September 7 (Tues, p.m.) Baker (Artoklasia Bread) NO Coffee Hour

(Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos)

September 12 Algood Rebecca, Natalia

September 13 (Mon. p.m.) Katool NO Coffee Hour

September 19 Schelver Kh. Sharon, Christina

September 26 Jones Kh. Be’Be’, Sh. Charlotte

Coffee Hour Going Forward: We will continue to serve coffee (and juice for the children), but no food as yet, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. We will also continue to use disposable cups and individual sweeteners and creamers. Coffee will be served inside the fellowship hall and people will be free to go outside or to sit inside with some distance. Those serving the coffee will still wear gloves and masks while serving. (The one exception to the no food rule will be Sunday, July 18th when a cake will be provided in honor of Gabby and Breeze.)

A listing of the Epistle Readers and the readings will be sent out shortly by Reader Basil.

Also, please remember that we still need your tithes and offerings which may be placed in the tithe box at the back of the nave or be mailed to: St. Peter Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2084, Madison, MS 39130-2084.

Please remember the following in your prayers: Steve, Sheryl Chamblee; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Jay and Joanna; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham; Marilyn (Kyriake) Snell; Jack and Jill Weatherly; Darlene Amason and her family.

Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.

Please keep Lottie Dabbs (Sh. Charlotte Algood’s mother) in your prayers as she recovers from a bad fall which resulted in a fractured pelvis. Please also remember Sh. Charlotte and their family as well.

Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.

Maria Costas is currently at St. Catherine’s Village. Please keep her in your prayers as well.

If you get sick, especially with the Corona virus, please let Fr. John know.

Father John will be retiring as of August 1, 2021. Father Herman Lasseter will become the pastor at that time. We welcome Fr. Herman, Kh. Emelia (Nikki) and their family back from their service at St. Stephen’s Church in Hiram, GA. We look forward to his leadership and ministry. Please support his efforts to grow our church in every way.

Congratulations to our graduating High School Seniors, Gabby Alaeetawi and Breeze Johns!

May God grant them Many Years! We will honor them with a special Coffee Hour next Sunday.

Fasting Discipline for July

In July the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.

Major Commemorations for July

July 11 Euphemia the all-praised

July 17 Great-martyr Marina

July 20 Prophet Elias

July 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna

July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon

Please continue to follow the CDC Guidelines to limit contagion and the spread of the COVID virus.

Calendar Items:

* Beginning Saturday, July 10th, the Ladies will resume meeting at the church at 10:00 a.m. to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children on behalf of our children.

* Vacation Church School will be held on July 17-19th. It will be held from 8:45a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday the 17th and Monday the 19th. On Sunday the 18th there will be a pool party at the Pigotts beginning at 1:30 p.m.

* A Special Coffee Hour is scheduled on Sunday, July 18th to honor Gabby Alaeetawi and Breeze Johns, our graduating high school seniors.

* The next Parish Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th following Daily Vespers.

* The remaining Stewpot date for this year is November 6. More information will be available closer to time.

Instructions for streaming our services can be found on the parish website.

ead of ManHead of Maonasteries

Quotable: “If we move out of our self, whom do we encounter? asks Bishop Theophan. He supplies the answer at once: We meet God and our neighbour. It is for this very reason that denying oneself is a stipulation, and the chief one, for the person who seeks salvation in Christ: only so can the centre of our being be moved from self to Christ, who is both God and our neighbour.”

Tito Colliander, The Way of the Ascetics

Worship: Sunday, July 18, 2021 (Holy Father of the Fourth Ecumenical Council)

Scripture: Titus 3:8-15; Matthew 5:14-19

Celebrant: Father John

Prosphora: Schelver

Coffee Hour: Kh. Janet, Karen, Kh. Sharon