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.
Forgetting offenses is a sign of sincere repentance. If you keep the memory of them, you may believe you have repented but you are like someone running in his sleep. Let no one consider it a minor defect, this darkness often clouds the eyes even of spiritual people.
- Saint John Climacus
Click on image for the podcast episode

Food Freedom Through Christ

Fostering a Peaceful Relationship with Food Through the Wisdom and Practices of the Orthodox Church

This podcast is geared towards Orthodox and non-Orthodox Christians looking to break free from the distractions of dieting by rooting the pursuit of a healthy body and healthy soul in the person of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Orthodox Church. We explore the heights and depths of eating, how to approach the fasting and feasting seasons of the Church with a proper spirit, and how to allow food to nourish and sustain us so that we can do what we are called to do.
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

get out of a hard and trampled path

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The Epistle reading

taught by Christ

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Saint of the day

prophet Hosea

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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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