more permanent announcements are available in the "News and Announcements" section of our Parish Bulletin (see the "Current Parish Bulletin" tab of this web-site).
Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God to Visit Us – SAVE THE DATES!
Wednesday, February 2nd at 6 PM and Thursday, February 3rd at 8:40 AM, we will celebrate an Evening Vigil and Divine Liturgy before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign,” the “sign” being that of the prophet Isaiah. We all, all the time, need to pray before her. We should never neglect this opportunity; no matter how often is happens.
Fundraising for the Parish Building Fund
Please use our on-line mall for ALL your on-line shopping. How to do this is all explained on church web site on the "Building Fund page". Going through the on-line mall to the site where you shop takes only a couple of extra clicks, but our building fund gets a donation for every purchase made through our on-line mall. Mariya Petrenko will be happy to review the instructions and do a demo to show you how now, today, both during and after our meal. Take advantage of this.
Loaves and Fishes
So far, the loaves and fishes program is the runaway best moneymaker for the building fund that we’ve had yet. If you haven’t completed the initial phase of your own mailing, or if you have made new contacts that should get a mailing, please take advantage of the fact that we have plenty of materials, right there in the front closet. And, we have two opportunities to gather to take this effort forward. On succeeding Wednesdays, December 8th and December 15th at 7 PM, all who wish to be a communal part of the Loaves and Fishes campaign are welcomed to the Rectory where hot mulled apple cider will be provided. Take advantage of this for the sake of the future of Holy Apostles.
The Next St. Joseph’s Young Adults Meeting
This Friday, the 10th at 7 PM, St. Joseph the Patriarch Young Adults Group will gather for fellowship at the Rectory and to hear a presentation on the life of St. Photini. She is the Samaritan Woman of the Gospel and the patron Saint of the presenter, Claire Mendis. This is another in an ongoing series of lives of missionary Saints that group members have given at the meetings. Anyone from college age through the mid-thirties is welcome.
A Pilgrim Tells His Story
Kyrill Shillenn is offering to share with us his experiences while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The presentation, illustrated by many photographs, will be at the Rectory on Friday, December 17th. Light refreshment will be provided. This is an occasion when we can share with and gather inspiration from our pilgrim brother’s experiences.
We are in the Nativity Fast
Volunteers for the Sunday meals, get out your Fish recipes!
Helping us prepare for the Nativity of the Lord
Father Deacon Damian will be leading us in exploring the meaning of the feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ in two sessions this month on succeeding Wednesdays, December 22nd and 29th. Please take advantage of these opportunities for deepening our Faith.
Donations for Nativity Flowers
The sisterhood is taking donations for Christmas floral decoration, including, we hope of course, poinsettias. Please put your contribution into the basket provided, or give you contribution directly to Matushka Anastasia, the sisterhood treasurer.
Matushka Anastasia is collecting recipes for the projected Parish cookbook. Let’s gather our goodies and tell her about them to support this project.
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