Dear brothers and sisters
Christ is among us!
He is and always will be!
In today's issue:
  1. Upcoming Schedule
  2. Christian education in our parish
  3. Driving Teams
  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
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.
If you or someone you know need help getting to and from church on Sundays (or other days), please let Fr Aleksey know, or reply to this email.
If you would like to volunteer to drive someone to church on your way here, also tell Fr Aleksey.
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.
Hope and patience are the staffs to lean on when we are worn out by world trials. And we must stock up on sorrow and be ready to apply it, if need be, when we repent of our sins. At the same time, we must believe that it is only useful for serving our repentance. Righteousness will be our straight-edge ruler, guarding us from stumbling in word or action, guiding us how to use our spiritual abilities, and teaching us to be considerate towards everyone we meet.
- Saint Gregory of Nyssa
Click on image for the podcast episode

Fr. Thomas Soroka welcomes Fr. Stephen De Young, author of the book and podcast, "The Whole Counsel of God," as they discuss biblical knowledge among Orthodox Christians. How can we encourage and increase knowledge of the deep well of Orthodox scriptural content and tradition?
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

image Father's mercy

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The Epistle reading

you get what you sow

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Saint of the day

hiermartyr Dionysius the Areopagite

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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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