Announcements for March 15-21, 2009

Today:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy; Classes; Brunch: Stewardship Team; Parish Council; St. Francis Dining Hall (3:00 pm)

Monday:  7:15 pm New Testament Theology Class

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Wednesday:  6:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified & Confessions

Thursday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions; 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday:  6:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified & Confessions; Pot-Luck & Friday Fellowship

Saturday:  3:00 pm Church School Lenten Fair (for want of a more appropriate name); 5:00 pm Catechumen Class; 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

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

THANKS (and blessings) to all who have made your Lenten confession early this year.  If 2-3 people could come each evening, it will go well for all.

Thanks as well to the team that helped with our Lenten Quiet Day of Recollection and who provided the opportunity for over 20 participants to step out of the regular frenetic pace of life and literally “retreat” for a time.  Blessings to all who were able to take advantage of this occasion.

Don’t forget Matthew 25 is our Lenten Theme.  Seek out ways to make it happen in your life and in your family.  One way is to take a Food for the Hungry box and deposit the day’s spare coins and change at each evening meal during Lent.  Bring the box back on Palm Sunday.