Announcements for November 28 – December 4, 2010

The Tree of Jesse

O Rod (branch) of the Root of Jesse, and flower that blossomed from his stem, O Christ, You have spring from the Virgin.  From the Mountain overshadowed by the forest You have come, made flesh from her who knew not wedlock, O God, not formed from matter.  Glory to Your power, O Lord.   (Nativity Matins Canon)

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse’s stem, / From every foe deliver them / That trust Thy mighty power to save / And give them victory o’er the grave.  (Veni Emmanuel, 9th c.)

Today:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Classes, Pot Luck Brunch, Brief Parish Council meeting

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday:  6:00 pm Vespers; 7:30 pm “Theology in Color and Chant” @ the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at University of Portland

Saturday:  5:00 pm Vespers, Litia, light snacks, visit from St. Nicholas

Sunday:  8:30 am Liturgical Hours; 9:00 am Hierarchial Divine Liturgy & Festal Bunch (Salmon BBQ…suggested donation $5 per person) with special entertainment and festivities

Saturday, December 18 @ 10:00 am Work Party

Friday, December 24@ 4:00 pm Vesperal Divine Liturgy; 11:30 pm Nativity Vigil

Saturday, December 25 @ 12:00 am Nativity Divine Liturgy