Dear brothers and sisters
Christ is among us!
He is and always will be!
In today's issue:
  1. Upcoming Schedule
  2. Saint John's Faith Formation: preparing voices of the Word for the wilderness
    • New class!
  3. Football Watching Party
  4. Our response to the war in Ukraine
  5. Wisdom from the saints
  6. Podcast recommendation of the week
  7. January birthdays
View our GOOGLE CALENDAR for a detailed week to week schedule
Sunday School: for children 3 years old and older. Right after the Holy Communion, in the Educational Center.

Bible Study: reading, discussing, and learning the Scriptures in order to come to know the Risen Christ. Meeting every other Tuesday, starting with the Akathist service at 7pm. If you would like to join virtually, please let Fr Aleksey know.

online Book Study: join our discussion group as we read and discuss various interesting and soul-enriching books. Meeting online every other Friday at 8pm.

Consult our calendar for specific dates for the Bible and Book studies.
New Class being offered!
Our Sunday School is now offering Kids’s Art Classes.
Vlad Guzner, a parishioner and a professional artist, plans to focus his lessons on the basics of visual arts and encourage a child’s creativity. Classes will enable kids to draw what they see and what they imagine. Composition, proportions, colors, shading techniques, etc. will be learned in a fun atmosphere. Children will work in black & white and colors using pencils, crayons, watercolor and more. 

Weekly one-hour classes will be held on Sundays, after a short meal break in the gym. The first class is Sunday, January 15. All the necessary materials will be provided, but children are encouraged to bring in their favorite art supplies.

RSVP and questions please sent to Vlad at
February 12, 2023, starting around 5:30pm in the Ed Center's gym
Join us for the watching party of the big football game! *
Invite anyone you like, bring a snack or drink (this will be a potluck event), and enjoy the game in the company of your parish family.

We are not sure we can legally say what game this is, as there were lawsuits by the league in the past.
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 and tortured, wounded and displaced, and grant eternal rest with His saints to all the lives already lost in this senseless war.
I prefer a sinful people who know that they have sinned and repent, to people who have not sinned and consider themselves to be righteous.
- Saint Sarmatas of the Thebaid
Click on image for the podcast episode

This week it's not a podcast, but a video. Share it with anyone who might benefit from it.
Mildred, Stefania, Kayla, Alana, Mark, Grozdana, Matthew, Anastasia, Daniel, Tiffany, Olga, Gregory, Vivienne
God grant you many years!
Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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