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
  3. Saint Nicholas Wish List in support of a seminarian family
  4. Saint Anna's Altar Society cookie sale
  5. Our response to the war in Ukraine
  6. Wisdom from the saints
  7. Podcast recommendation of the week
  8. November birthdays
  9. LANS (Looking Ahead to Next Sunday) readings and reflection
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.
organized by the R Club
in support of a seminarian family

This year we are once again sponsoring a seminarian family from St Vladimir's Seminary. God willing, they will join us for Yolka on Dec. 18.
Maryann Bacsik has the wish list and will run the event.
Support one of our ministries - Saint Anna's Altar Society - which takes care of all the needs for the altar.

To order cookies, put down your name on the list in the narthex, or contact Vickie Duin at

Cookies are $12/container (around 1.5lb).

Cookies will be available December 11.
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.
If a person wants to get an idea about the pyramids of Egypt, he must either trust those who have been in immediate proximity to the pyramids, or he must get next to them himself. There is no third option. In the same way a person can get an impression of God: he must either trust those who have stood and stand in immediate proximity to God, or he must take pains to come into such proximity himself.
- Saint Nikolai Velimirovich
Click on image for the podcast episode

We see an increasing trope in popular culture of inverting the masculine and the feminine. Traditional symbolism of the church offers a powerful and beautiful alternative to this war of the sexes.
James, David, Marleen, Nargiza, Lydia, Robert, Elizabeth, Maria, Nikolai, Nicole, Michael, Katrina, Elizabeth, Santiago, Kristie, Karen, Nadine, PJ, Brandy, Barbara, Barbara, Jessica
God grant you many years!
The Gospel lesson


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The Epistle reading

wall of separation

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Saint of the day

Holy Apostle Philip

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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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