Announcements for August 6, 2017

August 6, 2017
TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
9th Sunday after Pentecost – Tone 8
Dormition Fast Period
Matins Gospel: St. Luke 9:28-36
Divine Liturgy: 2 Peter 1:10-19; St. Matthew 17:1-9

TODAY:
• We will bless grapes as is customary on Transfiguration.
• We will serve a Memorial for Abdo Ruston, Rima’s father (40 Days), and Youssef Rustom, Ibrahim Rustom and Kitty Khalaf’s father (2 years). Thanks to the Rustom family for providing our meal today.

WEDNESDAY:
• 6 p.m. – Paraklesis to the Theotokos
• 7 p.m. – Class on Orthodoxy

WOMEN’S GROUP – There will be a women’s group meeting next Sunday, August 13, during coffee hour. Please plan to come! There are a number of things to discuss and evaluate the direction of for the future. — Leslie Wood

CENTER FOR PREGNANCY CHOICES will sponsor Tri4Life Saturday, August 12, starting at 7 a.m. at Lakeshore Park in Brandon. Volunteers are also needed to help with the race. For more information and registration see http://www.cpcmetrofriends.org/

HOLY RESURRECTION MEN’S RETREAT will be October 20-21 at Roosevelt State Park. To sign up speak to Johnny Cano.

ORTHODOX YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE (twenties and thirties) will be held in Atlanta October 6-8 – see https://connectorthodoxy.org/

PASTORAL CONFERENCE – Our Parish Council agreed to offer to host the annual Diocesan Pastoral Conference in February, and this offer was accepted. We will have our Archbishop, 50-60 priests, and other guests for three days in February. The Diocese pays all expenses, but we will have many opportunities for members to help with preparation and support. We did this in 2007 and we enjoyed meeting the other priests and hearing the speakers. The church services and most of the sessions will be open to the public.

SUSAN HANCOCK’S grandson was baptized July 8 in Atlanta; see pictures here:
http://www.saintjohnwonderworker.org/parish-photos-events-1/the-baptism-of-benjamin-stephen-farfsing

HIS GRACE BISHOP ANTOUN has retired and Bishop Nicholas has been appointed bishop of the Antiochian Diocese of Miami and the Southeast, which includes the Antiochian churches in this area. Eis polla eti, despota! Bishop Antoun was a warm friend to me and our church over many years; may the Lord remember his high priesthood in His Kingdom. — Fr. Paul

LOOKING AHEAD:
August 1-14 – Dormition Fast
August 6 – Transfiguration of the Lord
August 6 – Memorial for Abdo Ruston, Rima’s father, and Youssef Rustom, Ibrahim Rustom and Kitty Khalaf’s father
August 15 – Dormition of the Theotokos
September 8 – Birthday of the Theotokos
September 14 – Elevation of the Holy Cross
October 6-8 – Young Adults Conference, Atlanta
October 9 – 13 – Fr. Paul on Vacation
October 16-18 – Fr. Paul at Deanery Meeting, Memphis
October 20 – 21 – HROC Men’s Retreat
Nov. 18 – Serve at Stewpot

Regular Services
Saturday 5:30 p.m. Vespers
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Matins (Orthros), 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Vespers; feast Days see www.holyres.net
Confessions Saturday after Vespers and other times by appointment
Phone 601 924-2441

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