Sunday Bulletin 9/12/21

Bulletin as of September 11 2021

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Sept. 12 – Sunday before Exaltation of the Cross         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Sept. 13 – Dedication of the Church of the Resurrection       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

5:30 PM          Vespers

6:30 PM          Vigil Divine Liturgy Exaltation of the Cross

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Tuesday, Sept. 14 – Exaltation of the Holy Cross  

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, Sept. 15 – Nicetas, Great-Martyr 

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

9:30 AM          Photina Walk

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            +Olga Bodnar

7:30 PM          Fire Pit Social

Thursday, Sept. 16 – Euphemia, Great-Martyr     

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, Sept. 17 – Sophia and Others, Martyrs           

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Compline

Saturday, Sept. 18 – Saturday after the Exaltation of the Cross      

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Sept. 19 – Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross        

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, Nicole 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: $3,436.00; Candles: $59.96; Online: $665.00; Church Improvements: $195.00

Total: $4,355.96 / Attendance PSM: 82

Parish Family Day Potluck

In celebration of our parish’s patron, we will once again have our annual Family Day potluck on Sunday October 3. Sign-up sheets are in the small hall.

Knowing God

From our Book Club, Everywhere Present, Chapter 4, “The God Who is Not There”, we read, “We do not know or experience anything in general –only in particular.” God is everywhere present and filling all things, but this is not how we experience him. We experience him in the present and filling only one place at a time. I recall a conversation in seminary. One of the students laughed out, “God does not feel…” This other person was dismissing my reality, my experience of God, based on his philosophical notion of God. In other words, he never experienced God as emotional, but he was more than willing to dismiss my experience of God based on his abstraction that God cannot feel if he is to be immutable. Here is the problem, every time God meets somebody it is in a particular moment and place. Think of how many times Scripture reveals God as mad, or pleasured, or jealous, or even forgetful. God wrestles with Jacob, speaks to Moses on the Mountain, walks with Adam and Eve in the Garden, etc. Even if this is not philosophically the best way to think about God, it is experientially the best because we can only know God, I mean personally know God, from our very human way of encountering God, in particular, in our reality. To put it another way, this is the primary way God wants us to know him. We can never personally know God in his mode of being because we are not-infinite beings. In short, knowing about God is one thing (reading books or listening to podcasts), knowing God (experiencing him particularly) is quite another.

In Christ,

Fr. Nathan Symeon

 

“Certainly, God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world should be saved through him.” Christ is truly the salvation of the world. As Christians, we are little Christs. Each of us can bring salvation to the world by living the life of Christ. Is God calling you to show his salvation to the world by a life of prayer and repentance as a priest, deacon, monk or nun? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

THE BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF PHOENIX subscribes to the
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

adopted by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.  The Eparchy, within all its parishes, institutions and programs, is committed to assuring a safe environment in ministry for its children and young people that conforms to the Charter requirements. 

For information regarding the Eparchial Safe Environment Program, please contact:
Dcn. Michael Hanafin: Safe Environment Program Coordinator

Cell: (480) 387-5182 – Email: dcnhanafin@ephx.org
Sbdcn. Paul F. Kilroy: Asst. Safe Environment Program Coordinator
Office: (602) 861-9778 – Cell: (702) 498-5972 – Email: sbdcnkilroy@ephx.org
Dr. Caroline Bonham: Victim Assistance Coordinator 

Cell: (505) 314-3943 – Email: victimassistanceofphoenix@gmail.com

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