Announcements for March 14-21, 2010

Today:  Matins; Divine Liturgy; Classes, Brunch; Bible Study

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Quietude; 7:10 Theology Class

Wednesday:6:00 pm Presanctified & Confessions

Thursday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Friday: 6:00 pm Presanctified & Confessions

Saturday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Classes, Brunch, Bible Study

Please note:

For the Paschal Banquet, we are asking that you not bring hard liquor or distilled alcohol beverages to be consumed at church.  Wine, beer, kvass, hard cider, etc., are fine — if consumed responsibly and in moderation.  Please leave vodka, slivovich, arak, rakia, tuica, ouzo, scotch, gin, etc., at home (or at least un-opened if you include it in your Paschal Basket.)  Thanks.

Our Lenten Discipline —

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

• There are many 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.

• 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.