Dear brothers and sisters
Christ is among us!
He is and always will be!
In today's issue:
  1. Upcoming Schedule
  2. Annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner
  3. Christian education in our parish
  4. Our response to the war in Ukraine
  5. Wisdom from the saints
  6. Podcast recommendation of the week
  7. October birthdays
  8. LANS (Looking Ahead to Next Sunday) readings and reflection
View our GOOGLE CALENDAR for a detailed week to week schedule
Sunday, November 13, starting with the Divine Liturgy (the Meal of meals) at 9:30am.
This is a potluck event, so please plan to bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share. Signup sheet with suggested dishes is posted in the narthex.
And above all, invite a friend or neighbor to share in the meal and fellowship with us!
To find out more about our Parish Ed Day, click on the image above.
In order to register your child(ren) or yourself for the Church School, please click
The goal of our Church School is to forming well-rounded disciples of Christ.
We have classes for those as young as 3 y.o. to as old as you want to be.
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.
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.
The beginning of conversion to Christ consists in coming to know our own sinfulness and fallenness. Through this view of ourselves, we recognize our need for a Redeemer, and approach Christ through humility, faith, and repentance. Those who do not recognize their sinfulness, fallenness, and peril cannot accept Christ or believe in Christ; they cannot be Christians. Of what need is Christ to those who are wise and virtuous, who re pleased with themselves, and consider themselves worthy of all earthly and heavenly rewards?
- Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov
Click on image for the podcast episode

Fellow podcaster and philologist Richard Rohlin joins WAWTAR today to explore the roots of European Christianity and by extension American Protestant Christianity. Along the way John and Richard talk about Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and the history of the European church (just a little anyways).
Kathy, Megan, Nina, Emma, Jaye, John, Nancy, Lily, Georgiana, Laura, Linda, Peter, Juan, Bailey, Jean, Anna, Gregory, Tamara, Janeen
God grant you many years!
The Gospel lesson

the encounter between death and Life

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The Epistle reading

in heaven? God knows

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Saint of the day

Martyrs Eulampius an Eulampia, at Nicomedia, and 200 martyrs with them

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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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