Sunday Bulletin 05/23/21

Bulletin as of May 22 2021

WEEKLY LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 23 – Pentecost Sunday         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, May 24 – Pentecost Monday        

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

7:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            Sister Mary

Wednesday, May 26 – Carpus, Apostle

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            Advisory Board Members

Thursday, May 27 – Therapont, Bishop-Martyr

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, May 28 – Nicetas, Bishop

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, May 29 – Theodosia, Venerable Martyr       

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy            +John Bosak from MJ Koman-Keogh

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, May 30 – Sunday of All Saints          

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: $1,777.00; Candles: $75.50; Online: $185.00; Holy Days: $300.00

Total: $2,337.50 / Attendance: 78

 

EPARCHIAL APPEAL 2021

We are in the midst of this year’s Eparchial Appeal. Funds donated to this appeal will support the various ministries that the Bishop and the Eparchy of Phoenix carry out for the Glory of God and the up-building of the Church. We need about $325.00 from each family to reach our goal. Please give more if you can, as some cannot give that amount. Details should have been sent to you by the Eparchy, but if you have not received anything you can contribute anyway by writing “Eparchial Appel” on the memo line of a check to the parish, or donate online at https://ephx.org/st-marys-eparchial-appeal/
Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to those who have contributed: Anonymous, Clemens, Cook, Davies, Golya, Healy, Herrera, Horey F, Horey M, Michyna, Mina, Mowery, Fr O’Loughlin, O’Neill P, O’Neill S, Onufrak, Patzwahl, Richie, Sumandra NS, Tabak, Theisen, Zimmerman PM, and Zimmerman WJ.

Is Sheltering our Kids in the Church Wrong?

From our text, Community of Grace, Chapter 4, “It Takes a Village” we read that an elderly grandmother who, in response to someone who claimed focusing on church community shelters children too much, retorted “What’s wrong with being sheltered?…It meets my needs.”

The author goes on to note, “Thinking later about this lively discussion, I wondered why some people insist that ‘sheltering’ children is a bad idea. What does that word mean, anyway? The dictionary says that shelter is derived from ‘shield troop,’ literally a body of men protected by interlocked shields. A shelter covers and protects from danger or the elements. Our Sunday school teachers taught us that Adam and Eve were sheltered in the Garden, that Noah and his family took refuge in the ark, and that Moses was covered by God’s own hand. Churches have always been places of refuge, and God himself is called a ‘fortress.’”

Jesus tells us that he sends us out as sheep among wolves (Matt. 10:16). Our children will be sent out one day as well. But for now, as they are being nurtured in our care, aren’t we to shelter them in preparation for that day, even as Jesus did for his disciples? Fr. Mike and I would love to talk to you about this if you have any thoughts.

In Christ,

Fr. Nathan Symeon

 

“Whoever follows me will not walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” The Holy Spirit is our light of life. The Church is strengthened by those servants filled with the Spirit, whose life of prayer and service brings light and life to the world. Is the Holy Spirit guiding you to this life as a priest, deacon, monk or nun? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, May 22 –

  • 12:50 PM
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