Announcements for February 21-27, 2010

As the Prophets saw,

as the Apostles taught,

as the Church has received,

as the Teachers express in dogma,

as the inhabited world understands together with them,

as grace illumines,

as the truth makes clear,

as error has been banished,

as wisdom makes bold to declare,

as Christ has assured,

so we think,

so we speak,

so we preach,

honoring Christ our true God, and his Saints,

in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in churches, in icons, worshipping and revering the One as God and Lord,

and honoring them because of their common Lord as those who are close to him and serve him, and making to them relative veneration.

This is the faith of the Apostles; this is the faith of the Fathers; this is the faith of the Orthodox; this faith makes fast the inhabited world.

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Classes, Lenten Brunch; Friday Fellowship Bible Study; 3:00 pm St. Francis Dining Hall

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Quietude; 7:00 Dogmatic Theology Class

Wednesday:  6:00 pm Presanctified at St. John the Baptist

Thursday:  6:00pm Vespers, Confessions; 7:00 pm Choir

Friday:  6:00 pm Presanctified & Confessions

Saturday, 2/27:  9:30 am – 1:00 pm Lenten Quiet Day of Prayer and Reflection hosted by the Fellowship of New Skete; 5:00 pm Inquirers’ Class; 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins, 9:30 am Liturgy, Classes, Pot-Luck Brunch; Friday Fellowship Bible Study; Parish Council Meeting

• There are many extra divine services each week until Pascha.

• There are 13 more evenings where Confession is scheduled.  Confession can also be by appointment.

• Our Lenten almsgiving will focus on Gulf Coast II — helping to send a Portland team to assist the IOCC in New Orleans.

• Lenten Quiet Day of Prayer and Meditation on Saturday, February 27.

• Monthly participation at the St. Francis Dining Hall (3rd Sunday).

• Mark your calendars for the parish-wide Work Party on Lazarus, Saturday, March 27, following Divine Liturgy.

Plan to take advantage of these as part of your Lenten discipline and spirituality.

Pysanki —

Here’s your invitation to “write” those colourfully decorated Ukrainian Easter Eggs – common to most all Slavic Peoples.  See fliers in the Hall for details.