Announcements for October 7-14, 2012

Ss. Sergius and Bacchus, martyrs

The son of the widow of Nain

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Brunch, Council Meeting

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday: 6:00 pm Readers’ Vespers; 7:00 pm Choir

Saturday: 9:00 am Grounds Work Party; 5:00 pm Inquirers’ Class; 6:00 pm Vespers & Unction

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch

Next Saturday is Portland Parks “No Ivy Day.”  In solidarity, we’d like to ask for as many volunteers as possible to help tackle the ivy on our church grounds AND to take care of some additional Grounds issues.  We’re planning for a 9:00 to noon attack.  If you can help out for an hour, or 90 minutes, or even the full time, it would be great.

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Let us praise the Virgin Mary!  The gate of heaven, the glory of the world!  The song of the angels, the beauty of the faithful!  She was born of man, yet gave birth to God!  She was revealed as the heaven, as the temple of divinity!  She destroyed the wall of enmity!  She commenced the peace; she opened the Kingdom!  Since she is our foundation of faith, our defender is the Lord Whom she bore!  Courage! Courage! O People of God, for Christ will destroy our enemies since He is all-powerful.  (from Vespers)