Announcements for March 22-28, 2009

Today:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Liturgy, Classes, Brunch

Monday:  7:15 pm New Testament Class

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers, Litia & Confessions

Wednesday:  6:30 pm Annunciation Hierarchial Vesperal Liturgy @ Annunciation Church

Thursday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Friday:  6:00 pm Presanctified & Confessions

Saturday:  5:00 pm Catechumen Class — Liturgical Music w/ Tracey; 6:00 pm Vespers (There will be NO confessions following Vespers)

Sunday:  8:45 am Baptism; 9:30 am Liturgy, Classes, Brunch & Blood Pressure Testing

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.

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.

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And He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”  (Genesis 22:2)

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.  (John 3:16)

And walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.  (Ephesians 5:2)

Marc Chagall: Sacrifice of Isaac

Sacrifice of Isaac, by Marc Chagall