Announcements for March 8-14, 2009

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

Monday:  7:15 New Testament Theology Class

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Wednesday:  6:30 pm Presanctified @ St. John the Baptist

Thursday:  6:00 pm Vespers, Confessions, Choir

Friday:  6:00 pm Presanctified, Pot-Luck Supper (& Friday Fellowship)

Saturday:  9:30 am Divine Liturgy (St. Benedict), followed by a Lenten Quiet Day of Recollection for the parish (see below); 5:00 pm Catechumenate; 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Liturgy, Classes, Brunch, Parish Council

Thank You to all who showed up yesterday for the SOLV / AmeriCorps / Girl Scout / Boy Scout / SNOC Grounds Work Party.  A GREAT turnout.  We NOW know that sin and ivy are only all too similar…you can’t eradicate of either of them all alone.

On that note — 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.

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Lenten Quiet Day of Recollection
(for the whole St. Nicholas parish community)

Saturday, March 14 (feast of St. Benedict) — 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Divine Liturgy
Brunch — followed by periods of
Lectio, Quietude, Prayer & concluding with the Noon-day Office

“You will not see anyone who is really striving after his advancement
who is not given to spiritual reading.” — St. Athanasius