Calling everyone (especially Men): We need more help in cleaning up following Coffee Hour and meals at the Church (especially the monthly Pot Luck meals). Since the cooking and set up are usually done by the women, this is a terrific time for the men in our parish to also serve. Please remember that those hosting coffee would always appreciate a little help in setting things back right afterwards. The more hands, the quicker the work.
Fasting Discipline for April/May
Traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on Wednesdays and Fridays of April and May, apart from the week following the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday, May 23rd, during which there is no fasting. The Apostle's Fast this year extends from May 31st until the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul on Tuesday, June 29th.
Major Commemorations During May
May 2 Athanasios the Great (transfer of relics)
May 8 Apostle John the Tehologian
May 10 Apostle Simon the Zealot
May 21 Sts. Constantine and Helen
May 25 The Forerunner (3rd discovery)
*Special Services to be held during the month of May:
Wednesday, May 12 – Orthros/Divine Liturgy (Feast of Ascension)
Saturday, May 22 – Orthros/Divine Liturgy (Saturday of the Souls)
*As is our custom, we will holding the Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost on Sunday evening, May 23rd, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
*The Fast of the Apostles will begin Monday, May 31st.
*Our next time to serve a meal at the Stewpot will be on October 30th .
If you are the last to leave the building, please make sure that the heating and cooling unit in the Fellowship Hall is set to the optimum temperature for the building when unoccupied.
Weekly Quote: "The goal of reading is the application, in our lives, of what we read. Not to learn it by heart, but to take it to heart. Not to practice using our tongues, but to be able to receive the tongues of fire and to live the mysteries of God. If one studies a great deal in order to acquire knowledge and to teach others, without living the things he teaches, he does not more than fill his head with hot air. At most, he will manage to ascend to the moon using machines. The goal of the Christian is to rise to God without machines."
- Elder Paisios the Athonite
WORSHIP:Sunday, May 2, 2010 (Sunday of the Samaritan Woman; Translation of the Relics of St. Athanasios the Great)
Scriptures: Hebrews 13:7-16 (St. Athanasios); John 4:5-42 (Samaritan Woman)
Celebrant: Father John
Epistle Reader: Mildred Morris
Coffee Hour: POT LUCK MEAL