Bulletin for October 1, 2017

 O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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 Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  + 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever!


From the Fathers of the Church…

St. Augustine of Hippo

We are also prohibited both from loving that world and, if we understand rightly, are commanded to love it. We are prohibited, of course, where it is said to us, “Do not love the world.” But we are commanded when it is said to us, “Love your enemies.” They are the world, which hates us. Therefore we are both prohibited from loving in it what the world itself loves, and we are commanded to love in it what the world hates, namely, the handiwork of God and the various comforts of his goodness. We are prohibited from loving the fault in it and are commanded to love its nature. The world loves the fault in itself and hates its nature. So we rightly love and hate it, although it perversely loves and hates itself.


To love friends is the custom for all people, but to love enemies is customary only for Christians.

St. Isaac of Nineveh

When a man overcomes justice by mercy, he is crowned, though not with crowns awarded under the law to the righteous, but with the crowns of the mature who are under the gospel. The ancient law also dictates that a man must give to the poor from his own means, and clothe the naked, and love his neighbor as himself. It forbids injustice and lying. But the perfection of the gospels dispensation commands the following: “Give to every man that asks of you, and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again.” And further, a man must not merely with joy suffer injustice as regards his possessions and the rest of the external things that come upon him, but he must also lay down his life for his brother. This is the merciful man.


·   Last Sunday, 62 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, hurricane relief $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity. Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.

·   Prayer requests. Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Martin, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Rachel, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Margaret, Mary, Lorrie, Cantor Gene, Jonathan, Rosa, Frances, Maros, Alex, Ted, Eva.

·   Hospitality sign up sheet: Oct 8 – Agayoff family, Oct 15 – Del Castillo family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Murin family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

·   Special collection for Priest Medical Insurance will be taken next Sunday, October 8th. Please support our Bishop John in his efforts to take care of his priests. More information is provided in the attached letter by Bishop John. You can use the envelope provided for this collection, or send a check to the parish office (checks payable to St. Philip the Apostle, mark as “Clergy Medical”).

IMG_1572·   Reserve the date – October 14th. We will go to the country for a day trip – work and fun. The idea is to prepare for our upcoming bake sale events. While our bakers work (bake nut rolls), our children will get to play (run, explore, play games). Please plan on joining us, the day will begin at 10 AM, and end late, with a bonfire. The farm is on the Sacramento river, one hour drive north of Sacramento.

·   Hurricane Relief collection will be taken today. Thank you for your generosity on behalf of those who are suffering from this calamity. We have collected $ total.

IMG_1542·   PILGRIM VOCATION ICON Today, we will bless and send our vocation icon to our parish homes. As we pray for the Lord to have mercy on our church and send us good and holy shepherds, remember especially the children and youth of our parish, for the grace to desire God’s will for their lives, and to discern and follow their vocation. Vocation icon schedule: Oct 1 – Marion Williams, Oct 8 – Agayoff family, Oct 15 – Del Castillo family. (To sign up, please contact Jon & Abby Burke, or Fr. Francis.)


Liturgical schedule

Mon Oct 2nd 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Wed Oct 4th 6 PM Vespers.
Sun Oct 8th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

18th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1.

Cantor: Gene Ford.


For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.

Fridays in general are days of penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.


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