Sunday Bulletin 12/06/20

Bulletin as of December 5 2020

Nicholas Archbishop of Myra

WEEKLY LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, Dec. 06         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy: St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

Monday, Dec. 07       

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Vespers

7:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            Sister Natalia

Wednesday, Dec. 09  

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Thursday, Dec. 10      

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

7:00 PM          Evening Prayer

7:30 PM          Emmanuel Moleben

Friday, Dec. 11          

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, Dec. 12      

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy            +Bishop Gerald

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Dec. 13         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy: Sunday of the Forefathers

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken Bosak, Julie Carlin, 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: $980.00; Candles: $32.50; Online: $75.00; Church Improvements: $100.00; Christmas: $200.00; Retired Religious: $100.00; Bishop’s Appeal Rebate: $5,817.62; Ventura County Outreach collection: $70.00

Total: $7,375.12 / Attendance 55

Upcoming Special Collection

December 13th is the special Collection for the Retirement Fund of the Religious. Please be as generous as you can.

Prayer to the Helper of Mothers

O Most Holy Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary, you are a mystical garden in which grew the Tree of Eternal Life. You are the Gardener of the Garden of Life, the Soil whose Fruit shall not perish, and the Key to Paradise. You are the Mother of both the Lamb and Shepard, the Protection against unseen enemies, more Spacious than the Heavens, the Trust of Mortals before God, and the Unfading Rose. When God so wills, the very order of nature is abolished. In a mysterious and miraculous manner, the Infinite and Eternal God took flesh from your most pure body and became man. You are the temple, the tabernacle, the gate, the palace, and the throne of the King.

Most Holy Mother of God, we beg you to look with favor on our request. Ask your Divine Son to grant conception to your handmaid, and protect her throughout her term with health for both her and her child, and protect her and her child during birth from all danger and every visible and invisible enemy. Grant to her a godly child who is healthy in body, mind, and spirit, and who is virtuous in actions, and who is eager to please God in all things. Ask you Divine Son to grant your handmaid the holy gifts of peace of mind, serenity, tranquility, and resignation to the will of God. Amen.

The icon placed on the tetrapod throughout Phillips fast (Advent) is called Theotokos (Mother of God) “Helper of Mothers”.  It is appropriate for the season because it is an icon of Mary pregnant with Our Lord.  The original version of this icon is in a Russian church on the border with China.  The original of this icon, and the many prints and versions produced later, have become a miraculous help to mothers, and those desire motherhood.  We ask the Theotokos to intercede with her Son, for safe and joy-filled conception, pregnancy, and birth for mothers, and peace for those who suffer the lack of this gift.

Saturday, December 5 –

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