Bulletin as of March 13 2021

Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast – Sunday of St. John Climacus
WEEKLY LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, March 14  
8:30 AM Matins
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

Monday, March 15 
7:30 AM Morning Prayer

4:00 PM 6th Hour/Vespers

Tuesday, March 16 
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
4:00 PM 6th Hour

Wednesday, March 17 
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
7:30 PM Presanctified Divine Liturgy +Ophelia De La Garza

Thursday, March 18 
7:30 AM Great Canon of Andrew of Crete
4:00 PM 6th Hour

Friday, March 19 
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
7:30 PM Presanctified Divine Liturgy +John Bosak from Helen Bosak

Saturday, March 20 
8:30 AM Akathist Hymn
5:00 PM Ventura County Divine Liturgy
6:30 PM Vespers

Sunday, March 21 – 5th Sunday of the Great Fast
8:30 AM Matins

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender, Ken Bosak, , Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla, Lupita & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Larry Goodwin, Holly Garlow, Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Jeanne Hart, Michael Hefferon, Rob Hooper, Chris Johnson, Patricia Kurczak, Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Toni Martin, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike, Shannon O’Neill, Tanya Petach, Casandra Porch, Nicholas, Rodriguez Diane Romano, Paul Saucedo, Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $4,270.00; Candles: $73.00; Online: $385.00; Special Collection: $70.00; Flowers: $520.00; Church Improvements: $255.00; VC Outreach: $135.00
Total: $5,708.00 / Attendance 65

UPCOMING

• Weekly Bible study on Wednesdays during Lent after Presanctified Liturgy with Fr. Michael at the Protocathedral and with Fr. Nathan in Camarillo at the Schnier home (see flyer for details)
• The 2021 Bishop’s Appeal is underway. You should have received an envelope from the eparchy, if not please see Fr. Michael for resources.

A MATURING CHILD

“The holy Fathers consider even heroic deeds as the acts of a hireling. They claim that the fear of suffering is the way of a slave and that desire for a reward is the way of a hireling. But God wants us to come to Him on the path of a son; motivated by love and zeal for His glory, we should conduct ourselves with honor and enjoy His saving presence in our hearts and souls.”
-Anonymous 19th Century Peasant, The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues on His Way
What are the reasons you pray, that you go to church services, that you study the Scripture, and that you treat others as you would be treated? Love is the best answer. If you do these things out of fear, that is at least a good starting point, but this is the mind of a child. We teach children through discipline because they need to learn, even with their immature minds, but we want them to grow up, to learn the purpose of our discipline: we want them to be fully alive and loving children of God.

“Hearing the voice of the Gospel of the Lord, O holy father John Climacus… you have cried out to all: “Love God, and you shall find eternal grace. Set nothing higher than His love…” -Vespers for the 4th Sunday of the Great Fast

“I believe! Help my unbelief!” Our gracious Lord comes to us, and His divine grace always heals what is infirm and supplies what is lacking. Nevertheless, He uses people to be His hands and feet. Our prayer and fasting can save the world! Are you open to dedicating your life as a consecrated monastic or religious? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, March 13 –

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