Bulletin for 13 Jun 2021

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Fathers of the Church …  

St. John Chrysostom  

Note the acceleration of images: just when the lilies are decked out, he no longer calls them lilies but “grass of the field.” He then points further to their vulnerable condition by saying “which are here today.” Then he does not merely say “and not tomorrow” but rather more callously “cast into the oven.” These creatures are not merely “clothed” but “so clothed” in this way as to be later brought to nothing. Do you see how Jesus everywhere abounds in amplifications and intensifications? And he does so in order to press his points home. So then he adds, “Will he not much more clothe you?” The force of the emphasis is on “you” to indicate covertly how great is the value set upon your personal existence and the concern God shows for you in particular. It is as though he were saying, “You, to whom he gave a soul, for whom he fashioned a body, for whose sake he made everything in creation, for whose sake he sent prophets, and gave the law, and wrought those innumerable good works, and for whose sake he gave up his only begotten Son.”  

Announcements  

  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, Building Fund $, gift shop $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.  
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Margaret, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Thomas, Carol, Michael, Jennifer, John, Elizabeth, Judy, Ruth, Dimitri, Christie, Viktoria, Emily, Margaret, Patricia. Nadezda.  
  • Hospitality after Sunday Liturgy. We will be resuming our hospitality (from pre-pandemic times) beginning next Sunday. To take charge, see the signup sheet in the back of the church. When signing up, try to be flexible and expect to provide refreshments for 20-40 people. Paper plates, napkins, utensils are in the hall. We will have coffee, tea and water available. Kitchen can be used to warm up food and to wash dishes. Please remember to leave the common areas better than you found them. You can submit a receipt of goods purchased for hospitality as a donation, if you wish. Also, if you would like to support hospitality fund, free will donations will be taken. Hospitality signup:  Jun 20 – Murin family; Jun 27 – open; Jul 4 – open.  
  • Cleaning Day, next Saturday, June 19, at 10am. Following Divine Liturgy and depending on the manpower, we will knock down weeds in the parking lot, pick up trash, paint the fence, mop the hall and clean bathrooms.  
  • Fireworks sales will start in a few weeks. We need volunteers to work the booth. We will be unloading fireworks and start selling around 9 am on Wednesday, June 30. For more information contact Martin at (916) 546-8093,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com. Signup for shifts is in the back of the church.  
  • Global Rosary Relay for Priests. Thank you for remembering our priests, whether you came to church or prayed at home. May our Lord graciously hear us and bless us with shepherds according to his heart. (Also, I apologize for confusion caused by sending out last year’s flier. fm)  
  • Myrrhbearers’ Retreat. Please register, this year a virtual retreat, the Myrrhberares’is an opportunity for women of our Eparchy to come together for prayer and fellowship. More information is on the attached flier.  
  • God With Us Online is hosting a free Webinar I Believe: a study of the Creed of the Church, on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm April 14 – June 16. Register online. Flyers are on the bulletin board.  
  • “Hot meals for homeless people.” There is a homeless camp off Business Loop 80 at the Marconi Ave. Auburn Blvd. exit. If you would like to help provide 1 hot meal each day for everybody at the camp (there are usually between 7 and 15 people there), you can contact Martin at (916) 546-8093,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com 
  • Eparchial Appeal 2021. The goal for our parish is $ this year. Please submit your pledge, you can pick up pledge form in the back of the church. Please prayerfully consider what you can donate in support of our church. Let our parish goal be that we all participate in the Appeal this year. To this day, 13 (plus 2 anonymous) households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $. May God bless you for your generosity.  
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Our Lord challenged and always challenges his followers to be sure seek his will. Spiritual fathers and mothers can be guides to help others so that we do not love mammon instead of God. Is a life of increased prayer and devotion to God something he is asking you to consider by discerning a vocation to the monastic life, to the priesthood or the diaconate? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org Liturgical schedule  
Sat   Jun 19th   8:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  
Sun  

 

Jun 20th  8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

4th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Oliver Bardin.  
       

For Confession, please call Fr. Francis for an appointment.  

We are in season of the Apostles’ Fast (May 31-June 28). The minimum fasting observance is the usual abstinence for meat foods on Friday. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.  

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