Dear brothers and sisters
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory forever!
What's on tap:
1. Upcoming Schedule
2. Saint Nicholas Wish List project
3. ShopRite gift cards
4. A couple of studies: Bible and Book
5. 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.
The Nativity Fast (the Advent) begins on Nov. 28
Saturday, Nov. 28 - Great Vespers & confessions at 5pm
Sunday, Nov. 29 - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 1 - Advent Supplication Service (Paraklesis) at 7pm & Bible Study
Feast of Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple
Priest-martyr Alexander Hotovitzky
Thursday, Dec. 3 - Festal Vespers with Litia (blessing of breads) at 7pm
Friday, Dec. 4 - Divine Liturgy at 9am
Saturday, Dec. 5 - Great Vespers & confessions at 5pm
Sunday, Dec. 6 - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am
saint Nicholas wish list project
This year once again our junior FOCA members, Katrina and Jakob Fett, are organizing Saint Nicholas Wish List project in support of a seminary family.

Due to pandemic limitations, we will only be collecting gift cards to Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Kohls stores. You are likewise welcome to donate cash instead of a gift card, for the gift cards to be purchased by Katrina and Jakob.

Unlike in past few years, again due to the coronavirus, we will not be able to welcome the seminary family to celebrate Liturgy and share fellowship with us.

Please have your donations in tomorrow, Sunday, November 29.
ShopRite gift cards
If you are doing your Christmas and New Year's shopping at ShopRite, consider buying ShopRite gift cards from us.

They do not cost anything extra to you, they are as good as cash, but ShopRite donates back to the parish 5% of the amount we sell.

Please see Vickie Duin or Judy Van Beesel for more.
a couple of studies
Join our online Book Study group, which meets once a week, Wednesday or Friday 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, if you were to ask a certain priest, for everything that' going on in the society right now.
Reply to this email to get the meeting link.
Tuesdays, starting with an Akathist service at 7pm.
The Bible Study is available both for in-person attendance and online. 
Reply to this email for the link to the online meeting.
Looking Ahead to Next Sunday
series of reflections
The Gospel lesson
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The Epistle reading
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Saint of the day
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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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