Many Years to the recently baptized Seraphima Delph on the commemoration of St. Seraphim of Sarov this past Monday.
Congratulations are in order for those families contributing directly the growth of the parish by bearing children! This past Monday evening at about 9:30, Mariya Petrenko gave birth to Daniel Maximovich at Greater Laurel Hospital, and Friday morning at 2 AM, Elena Swenson gave birth to Daniel Ivanovich at Holy Cross Hospital. The prayers on the day of birth were said on site for both. Everybody looks beautiful. God willing, the prayers at the 8th day naming will be said this week at their houses.
St. Seraphim’s Youth Camp concludes today. It seems that the campers have all had an edifying and happy time together. Let us pray that our people who attended return to us safely this evening, including Father Christopher and Matushka Dorothy Johnson and Alexandra Raybin
Traveling also are Justin in Colombia and Augustine in China. Pray for their safe return.
A Wedding! – God willing, Matthew Raybin and Lyubov Greenwood will be married during the Divine Liturgy for the Dormition of the Theotokos on Sunday, August 28th. Keep these young people in your prayers as they prepare for this joyous and momentous step in their lives.
Service and Stewardship – Meal Signups – Add your name to the list to offer a meal in the upcoming weeks – Church Cleaning – Be part of a team that cleans the church on Friday’s; or be a supporting donor by contributing $40 for a Friday cleaning – Nick’s Place – Contribute non-perishable goods for the local halfway house for young men recovering from substance abuse.
We welcome visitors and new members of our community – Please sign our guest book by the church-shaped donation box
St. Joseph the Patriarch Orthodox Young Adults Invites You.
What: A talk on "The Fear of God". The talk will be a springboard for a discussion on the nature of God, our existence, and our salvation.
Who: Fr. John Moses, rector of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church in Middlebrook, Virginia.
When: Friday, August 12, 2011, 7:00 PM
Where: The rectory
Fr. John will also be serving at Holy Apostles next weekend, August 13th and 14th. He is also coming to see our historic church property and see what his group, Volunteers In Mission (VIM), can do to help us move to the new property.
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