A Parish of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese--Ecumenical Patriarchate
Fr. Peter Zarynow, Pastor (cell phone:301-367-9051] ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Rectory Phone: 301-299-5120 Church Hall/Fax 301-983-0847
Sunday 25 November 2007
Twenty-six Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable John the Merciful
Epistle: Ephesians 5:9:19
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21
The Schedule of Divine Services for the Week is as Follows:
25 Nov (SUN) 26th Sunday after Pentecost
Divine Liturgy of
Coffee Social/Sunday School Faculty/Web Committee meeting to follow
28 Nov (Wed) First Day of Advent
Service of the Pre-Nativity Fast 7:00pm
02 Dec (SUN) 27th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday School 9:00am
Divine Liturgy of
Confessions will be heard on Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45am and by appointment. All faithful are encouraged to come to the Sacrament every 8 weeks, on average, to help maintain spiritual health. This is especially for those who frequently “with Faith and with Love come forward” to receive the Body and Blood of Christ!
This Wednesday, 28 November is the first day of the Pre-Nativity (Advent) Fast. The Fast goes until the Eve of the Nativity, 6 January. This First day of the Fast should be a Strict Fast Day. At minimum, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the Fast period are days of abstinence from meat and meat products. See other guidelines below.
This coming Saturday, 1 December, is the Annual Christmas Cookie Sale. We need cookies, as well as volunteers to help the day of the sale. Please come to help! The
The new edition of “The Orthodox Study Bible” (now with complete Old & New Testament) will be coming out in February. You can pre-order (with a discount of 40%!) through the church. Copies are $32.00 each (includes shipping) for hardback and $48 for leather bound [regular price is $49.95/hard cover or $79.95.leather +$8.95 S&H] Order deadline, to receive the discount is 9 December. See Gina Verbrugge to order. Payment is due at time of order. Make checks payable to Holy Resurrection Church. (Bibles ordered now will be available in February.)
The St. Nicholas Day Dinner is scheduled for Sunday 16 December. A sign-up sheet for reservations and the ‘Pot Luck’ is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Please fill it out as soon as possible.
A meeting of the Sunday School Faculty will be held today to discuss the St. Nicholas Day program. (If you will be away, Fr. will send an email with the details during the week). Parts for the play will be handed out to students on 2 December after Divine Services. Rehearsals will be on Sunday 9 December after Divine Services and 16 December during class time.
The Chancery Office is pleased to announce a “St. John Chrysostom Celebration” commemorating 1600th anniversary of his repose. The celebration will take place at St. Nicholas Church,
Thanks to everyone who donated to the Thanksgiving Basket to aid needy family in
”Lots-O-Luck calendars” for 2008 [The National ACRY fundraiser], will be offered for sale from now until early January.
Cost is $25 each. See Sheila to purchase them.
Church Wall Calendars are available in the hall on the table at the bottom of the stairs. Please take as many as you need, but not more. If you know someone who needs a calendar, but cannot make it to church, please take one for them.
Can you help: Carol Mary Ashley, a member of St. Mark Church in