Announcements for the week of December 7-13, 2008

• Today: Matins, Liturgy, Classes, Brunch
• Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers, Quietude & Confessions
• Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers, Confessions; 7:00 pm Choir
• Friday: 6:30 pm Friday Fellowship — a special viewing and discussion of a lecture by Fr. Thomas Hopko on Asceticism and Creativity
• Saturday: 5:00 pm Inquirers’ Class; 6:00 pm Vespers, Confessions; Advent Youth Night at church
• Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Liturgy, Classes, Brunch

Looking Ahead:
• Sunday – Tuesday, 12/28 – 30     Teen and Young Adult Trip to Mt. Hood
• Friday, 1/2 — Pan-Orthodox ethnic food and dancing hosted by our college students and young adults.  More information soon.  Mark the date.

Thank You to all who helped out this past week in preparing for and celebrating St. Nicholas Day.  Blessings to you!

December Intercessions Sheets are available at the Candle Desk.

You are encouraged to donate new Coats and HUGS this Advent.  (HUGS stands for Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks.)  The clothing will go to local organizations which assist with poor, needy and homeless.  There is a hamper in the narthex for collections.  Thanks.