Sunday Bulletin 06/20/21

Bulletin as of June 19 2021

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 20 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost          

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, June 21 – Julian, Martyr       

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Tuesday, June 22 – Eusebius, Bishop-Martyr        

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

Wednesday, June 23 – Agrippina, Martyr   

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Vespers

7:30 PM          Divine Liturgy                                Marielle Favale  

8:30 PM          Fire Pit Social

Thursday, June 24 – Birth of John the Baptist (solemn)       

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, June 25 – Febronia, Venerable Martyr           

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, June 26 – David of Thessalonica, Venerable       

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy                 +John Bosek from Nancy Rodriguez

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, June 20 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost         

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: $1,465.00; Candles: $59.50; Online: $185.00; Church Improvements: $75.00; VC Outreach: $476.00  

Total: $2,260.50 / Attendance: 72

 

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. Our goal is to reach 100% participation, so please give any amount you can! 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, Chirdon., Clemens, Cook, Davies, Delgado, Golya, Healy, Herrera, Horey F, Horey M, Koman-Keogh, Kopcho B, Michyna, Mina, Mowery, Fr O’Loughlin, O’Neill P, O’Neill S, Onufrak, Parrot, Patzwahl, Petach, Reichert, Richie, Seabright, Sumandra NS, Sumandra S, Tabak, Theisen, Zimmerman PM, and Zimmerman WJ.

Giving Our Whole Selves Over to the Lord

There is a tendency in our culture to separate the mind from the body, as if the mind is who we really are, while our body is merely a machine that we move wherever we want. Even some Christians would go so far as to say that as long as man believes that Jesus is Lord, he is saved, regardless of what he does with his body. But this is not the vision of the human person found in the Sacred Scripture or the tradition of the Church. Instead, the human person is a union of spiritual and physical realities, mind and body, soul and flesh. So, what a man does with his body can be a physical sign of the state of his heart and his progress in the spiritual life. Writing to the Church in Rome, St. Paul says that before faith in Christ, before grace and baptism, the Roman Christians were slaves to sin. St. Paul calls them, and now us as well, to be slaves of God instead, to serve righteousness and holiness with our whole life, our whole person, with our body and our soul.

The Gospel speaks of the Centurion’s faith. A spiritual interpretation of the passage could suggest that when a man turns his heart, and all its thoughts, over to the Lord, he will hand himself over to become a servant of holiness and righteousness and be spiritually healed. If he turns to the Lord often with prayer, and embraces the good thoughts and ignores evil thoughts, he will easily be able to take command of his unruly body with its passions. Just as the Lord performs miracles by the command of His Word, and the centurion commands his soldiers and servants with his word, likewise, we can offer our bodies and our whole life to bear the fruit of sanctification and holiness. We have two choices: we can be slaves to sin and receive the wages of sin, which is death, hell, and spiritual suffering, or we can repent and become slaves to righteousness, be made right before God, and this will lead us into life everlasting.                                                             

From godwithusonline.org

“Let it be done for you as you have believed.” Jesus brought healing to the centurion’s servant when he sought healing. When we have faith and live it out, our Church can continue to share the love and healing of God to the world. A vocation to holy orders or the monastic life brings that to the Church in a special way. Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

 

 

Saturday, June 19 –

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