Dear brothers and sisters
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory forever!
What to expect (the unexpected):
1. Upcoming Schedule
2. Update on the church A/C replacement
3. Christian education opportunities - for  fuller formation of your soul
4. Wisdom from the saints
5. Couple online conferences
6. Podcast recommendation of the week
7. March birthdays
8. our Friends & Neighbors
9. LANS (Looking Ahead to Next Sunday) readings and reflection
The services are back to the regular schedule and the church is open to everyone. Physical distancing of 6 feet is required at the moment. Face coverings are recommended.
  • Saturday, March 27 - Liturgy for Memorial (Soul) Saturday at 9am. Great Vespers at 5pm
  • Sunday, March 28 - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am
  • Tuesday, March 30 - Lenten Small Compline & Bible Study at 7pm
  • Wednesday, March 31 - Presanctified Liturgy at 7pm
  • Saturday, April 3 - Panikhida (Parastas) at 9am. Great Vespers & General Confession at 5pm
  • Sunday, April 4 - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am
An important update on one of our repairs and replacement projects:
The replacement of church A/C system will begin this coming week. As was announced, the cost of the project will be around $37,000.
We've been praying for God's blessing and guidance for this, and other projects. So, please continue praying. If you would like a copy of the prayer we say in church, please let me know.

The second project underway is the replacement of the whole HVAC and lighting systems in the Educational Center. The cost of the project is around $125,000. Under the PSEG Energy Saver Program, we've received a 70% grant, while we are responsible for the other 30% (roughly $37,000) that will be paid off over the next three years (interest free).

As I said, please continue praying and, if you are able, or you know someone who is, consider making a financial contribution towards the accomplishment of these projects.
Tuesdays, starting with an Akathist service at 7pm.
The Bible Study is available both for in-person attendance and online (from the comfort of your home) via Google Meet.
Reply to this email for the link to the online meeting.
Join our online Book Study group, which meets every other week on Fridays at 8pm.
Right now we are reading a book by Rod Dreher "The Benedict Option, a strategy for Christians in a post-Christian nation."
A very timely book for everything that's going on in the society right now.
We meet via Google Meet; therefore, reply to this email to get the meeting link.
Is the day done? Give thanks to Him Who has given us the sun for our daily work, and has provided for us a fire to light up the night and serve the rest of the needs of life. Let night give the other occasions of prayer. When you look up to heaven and gaze at the beauty of the stars, pray to the Lord of the visible world; pray to God the Arch-artificer of the universe, Who in wisdom has made them all.
- Saint Basil the Great
Homeschooling conference
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Lenten Teen Retreat
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I would like to introduce a new section of this weekly e-bulletin - a recommendation of a podcast to listen to. These are podcasts that I listen to and if I find anything interesting and worthy sharing, I will. Below is the first recommendation.

Click on image for the podcast episode

Dr. Cyril Jenkins provides an update on the St. Constantine School of Lehigh Valley and interviews Steven Christoforou, the Director of Y2AM and the host of Be the Bee, about the challenges facing contemporary Orthodox youth and what it means to properly develop our children.

Nicholas, Tomas, Violet, Eric, Stephen, Justine, Alex, Eileen, Ruth, Anastasia, Anna, Pamela, Susanna, Amelia, Ann, Jean, Sophia, Zinnie, Susan, Irene, Jack, Michael, Fr Aleksey, James.
God grant you all many years!
If there is an event going on in our town or the surrounding towns, be it church event or civic, we post about it on our website. So, check them out by clicking on the image above.
Looking Ahead to Next Sunday
series of reflections
The Gospel lesson

the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins

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The Epistle reading

pay closer attention to what you have heard

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Saint of the day

saint Gregory Palamas

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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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