Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki! + Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever!
From the Fathers of the Church…
St. Augustine of Hippo
The Lord said to a certain young man, “If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He did not say “If you would have life” but “If you would enter life,” defining that life as eternal life. Let us first consider then the love of this life. For this life is loved, whatever its quality; and however troubled it is, however wretched, people are afraid to end it. Hence we should see, we should consider, how much eternal life is to be loved, when this miserable life that must some time be ended is so loved. Consider, brothers, how much that life is to be loved when it is a life you never end. You love this life, where you work so much, run, and busy, pant. In this busy life the obligations can scarcely be counted: sowing, plowing, working new land, sailing, grinding, cooking, weaving. And after all this hard work your life comes to an end. Look at that you suffer in this wretched life that you so love. And do you think that you will always live and never die? Temples, rocks, marbles, all reinforced by iron and lead, still fall. And a person thinks that he will never die? Learn therefore, brothers, to see eternal life, when you will not endure these things but will reign with God forever.
· Last Sunday, 50 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $_____. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
· Special donation for our mortgage fund. This week we received a very generous donation of $_______ from a member of our parish, which will be used to pay down our mortgage. May God grant many years, in health and happiness to our generous donors and their family. For your information, our mortgage is set to be paid off in the year 2044, current balance on the account is about $ ______.
· Prayer requests. Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Martin, Fr. Ted, Fr. Brendan, Sr. Patricia, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Joan, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Rachel, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Margaret, Lorrie, Mary, Jude.
· Hospitality sign-up sheet: Aug 14 – Barbara and Betsy, Aug 21 – Baker family, Aug 28 – open, Sep 4 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Ted Janson and Robert Dean for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
· Last day of our Dormition fast is August 14th – Eve of the feast of Dormition of the Theotokos. We’ll celebrate the solemn feast (day of obligation) of Dormition on Monday, August 15th, with Divine Liturgy at 5:30 PM, and blessing of herbs and flowers.
Thu Aug 11th 5:30 PM Vespers.
Sun Aug 14th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:00 AM Prayers
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
13th Sunday after Pentecost.
For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of penance, abstinence from meat foods is observed. Let us remember one another in our prayers.