Dear brothers and sisters
Christ is among us!
He is and always will be!
In today's issue:
  1. Upcoming Schedule
  2. Christian education in our parish
  3. Driving Teams
  4. Our response to the war in Ukraine
  5. Wisdom from the saints
  6. Garage Sale
  7. Podcast recommendation of the week
  8. August birthdays
  9. LANS (Looking Ahead to Next Sunday) readings and reflection
View our GOOGLE CALENDAR for a detailed week to week schedule
Join our online Book Study group, which meets every other week on Fridays at 8pm.
We are beginning to read a new book, "
The Religion of the Apostles" by Fr Stephen De Young. 
This is one of the best sellers among Orthodox books at the moment. The book "presents the Orthodox Christian Church of today as a continuation of the religious life of the apostles, which in turn was a continuation of the life of the people of God since the beginning of creation."
We meet via Google Meet; therefore, reply to this email to get the meeting link.
If you or someone you know need help getting to and from church on Sundays (or other days), please let Fr Aleksey know, or reply to this email.
If you would like to volunteer to drive someone to church on your way here, also tell Fr Aleksey.
As the cruel and unprovoked invasion of and war in Ukraine by Vladimir Putin tragically continues, we, as Christians living in the USA, will continue to pray and help in whatever way we can:

1. Pray - here is a link to 
three Prayers for Peace.

2. Help - on the first page of our website - - you will find information for ways you can help either financially or with items donated. The information will be periodically updated.

May the Good Lord guard and protect those who are being bombed, wounded, and displaced, and grant eternal rest with His saints to all the lives already lost in this senseless war.
Be not dismayed or troubled but continue to give thanks to God for all things, praising and invoking Hi, beseeching and supplicating, even if countless tumults and troubles come upon you, even if tempests are stirred up before your eyes. Let none of these things disturb you. For our Master is not baffled by the difficulty, even if all things are reduced to the extremity of ruin.
- Saint John Chrysostom
Thank you to everyone who helped organize, set up, and run the Garage Sale. As this email is being composed, the sale seems to be going quite good.

If you are able to help with clean up later today, Saturday, August 13, please come on over. Tomorrow, Sunday, August 14, after the Liturgy and Coffee Hour, we might have bags and boxes that need to be taken to Goodwill. Please make sure to take a bag or two with you.
Click on image for the podcast episode

This week Dr. Jenkins welcomes authors, homeschoolers, and Charlotte Mason devotees - both as experts and aficionados - Laura E. Wolfe (Sasha and the Dragon and The Lion and the Saint) and Lisa Rose. Together they discuss Lisa's and Laura's forthcoming book, Patterns for Life: An Orthodox Reflection on Charlotte Mason Education.
Peter, Sonia, Vladislaw, Jonathan, Charissa, Olga, Ludmila, Olga, Andrew, Marie, Vickie, Olga, Lenny, Maria, Alex, Nicholas, Anna, Jonathan, Marie, Nicholas, Jackie
God grant you many years!
The Gospel lesson

prayer in a deserted place

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The Epistle reading

God's co-workers

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Saint of the day

Procession of the Honorable Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord

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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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