Announcements for December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017

26th Sunday after Pentecost – Tone 1

Nativity Fast Period

Prophet Zephaniah (7th cent. B.C.)

Matins Gospel #4: St. Luke 24: 1-12

Divine Liturgy:  Ephesians 5: 9-19; St. Luke 18: 18-27

TODAY:

  • Church School for children right after Liturgy
  • Confessions will be heard after Coffee Hour; out-of-town members first

WEDNESDAY

  • 12 noon – Akathist to St. Nicholas
  • 6 p.m. – Advent Paraklesis
  • 7 p.m. Class on Orthodoxy

SATURDAY

  • Vespers – 5:30 p.m.

 NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

  • Nicholas Party after Liturgy – this is an annual favorite of children and adults here
  • Sunday Seekers and Catechumens’ Class will be postponed until December 17

 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

  • 8:30 a.m. Matins; 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
  • 6 p.m. Nativity Vigil – Great Compline and Matins

 MONDAY, DECEMBER 25

  • 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Nativity of the Lord

 OUR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING for nomination of Parish Council members and approval of a budget will be held Sunday, January 14, after Coffee Hour.

 CONFESSION – It is appropriate for everyone to make a Confession during this fast – please don’t wait ‘till Christmas eve! — Fr. Paul

 LOOKING AHEAD:

December 10 – St. Nicholas Celebration

December 17 – Kim Hancock will be Chrismated

January 7 – Outdoor Blessing of Water

January 14 – Annual Parish Meeting

February 12-16, 2018 – We host DOS Pastoral Conference

QUOTATION: In eternity you can only become more like yourself.

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 – email office@holyres.net – Bookstore open after Liturgy

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