Announcements for September 19-25, 2010

St. Theodore of Tarsus, Bishop of Canterbury (+690)

…Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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Today:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Saturday:  9:30 am OCA Christian Education Workshop; 5:00 pm Inquirers’ Class; 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Pot-Luck Brunch & “Knowing & Presenting Our Faith” / 1:30 pm St. Nicholas “Sole Supporters” / Team Ruess for the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon Walk (Willamette Park — 1k or 5k).

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Dear Lord, help me to spread thy fragrance everywhere I go.  Flood my soul with thy spirit and life.

Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of thine.

Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with
may feel they presence in my soul.

Let them look up and see no longer me — but only thee, O Lord.

Stay with me, then I shall begin to shine as thou dost shine; so to shine as to be a light to others.

The light, O Lord, will be all from thee, none of it will be mine, it will be thou
shining on others through me.

Let me Praise thee in the way thou dost love best, by shining on those around me.

Let me preach thee without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to thee.  Amen.    (John Henry Newman)