Sunday Bulletin 08/21/22

Bulletin as of August 20 2022


Saturday, Aug. 20 – Samuel, Prophet      

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Aug. 21 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Aug. 22 – Agathonicus and Others, Martyrs        

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Eutyches, Bishop-Martyr  

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            +John White from Rick White

7:45 PM          Dinner and WGiN* Live recording

Saturday, Aug. 27 – Poimen, Venerable      

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, Aug. 28 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 


(Please resubmit or submit names to

Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $2,681.00; Candles: $31.50; Weekly Socials: $47.00; Online: $125.00; Santa Paula: $1,004.00; Holyday: $200.00; Special Gift: $440.00; Gift Shop: $70.00

Total: $4,3785.50 / Attendance- PSM: 66 VCO: 75

“The lord of that slave, moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.” In today’s parable, we see our Lord acting out of a compassion that transcends what we deserve and brings forgiveness in the midst of debt. Is a life of prayer and compassion through the religious or ordained life something that God is calling you to consider? To learn more, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


*Byzantine Podcast Recording

Mother Natalia, Father Michael’s co-host on the “What God is Not” podcast is visiting our parish for her annual retreat.  She will be done with the retreat, and able to commune with us on Wednesday the 24th.  After the usual 6:30pm Divine Liturgy, Mother Natalia and Father Michael will be recording a podcast live in the small hall.  Join us, and please welcome the other guests who will be joining us.  


Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia – August 26

Adrian and Natalia were only married for a year when they were martyred.  Adrian witnessed a group of men and women ready to die for their faith.  He was intrigued by their dedication and bravery and asked them why they were so willing to suffer for Christ.  They joyfully spoke to him of the heavenly Kingdom and union with Our Lord.  He was inspired by their words and asked to be added to the list of those accused of being Christian.  His wife Natalia rejoiced at the faith and courage of her husband.  The day before he was killed, the guards let him have a quick trip home to visit his wife hoping that she would convince him to deny Christ.  When she saw him approaching the dwelling she locked the door thinking he had apostatized.  She called him a coward from behind the bolted door.  When he explained that he was just there to say goodbye, she opened the door, embraced him and accompanied him back to his cell.  After he was tortured and killed, she was able to keep one of his relics as a sign of her faithful and courageous husband.  She died soon after and joined him in paradise.     

Eparchial Appeal Update

The Annual Eparchial Appeal is underway! You can use the instructions you received from the bishop, or you can visit our parish’s donation page here:  We are working to support our Eparchy as a community, so please prayerfully discern what you can give, and I know we will meet and exceed our goal (we get a large percentage back) if we have full participation. Thank you for your generosity!  Donations are being accepted through Sept. 30. So far, we have raised $9,910.00 of our $25,544.72 goal.   We need to raise $15,634.72 to meet our goal. Thank you to those who have contributed: Bates, Chirdon, Clemens, Cook, Crans, Golya, Herrera, Jimenez, Kieselhorst, Koman-Keogh, Michnya, Mina, Fr. O’Loughlin, O’Neill Onufrak, Patzwahl, Reichert, Summe, Theisen, Wiggins, P. Zimmerman, and W. Zimmerman

Mark Your Calendars

Cantor Training:  If you would like to learn how to read the Epistle or help cantor the Divine Liturgy, join Father Michael, Steve Petach and Matt Wiggins for a kick-off reader/cantor class.  We will meet after all of our usual post-liturgy events on Sunday, August 21.

In the meantime, we highly recommend you go through the free online cantor classes hosted by the Metropolitan Cantor Institute.  You can find more information in the “Classes for Everyone” section of this page:

Ask Father Michael if you have any questions, and please let him know if you are going through these recommended classes.

Altar Server Training (Date Changed)

Any boy or man who would be interested in serving at the altar, or is already doing so, join us for an upcoming server training.  We will meet after the usual post-liturgy events on Sunday, September 4th.  

Saturday, August 20 –

  • 11:05 AM