January 7, 2018
Sunday After Theophany – Tone 6
Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John
Matins Gospel #9: St. John 20: 19-31
Divine Liturgy: Ephesians 4: 7-13; St. Matthew 4:12-17 (Sunday after Theophany)
Acts 19: 1-8; St. John 1: 29-34 (St. John the Baptist)
TODAY: 4:00 p.m. – Blessing of Water at Cock of the Walk Restaurant, Ross Barnett Reservoir – Meal together following – Directions
- 6 p.m. – Vespers
- 7 p.m. Class on Orthodoxy
NOTE: The blessing of the Reservoir will take place in the space at the waterside on the property of the Cock of the Walk restaurant (on the left as you face the building), not in the park where we have done it in the past. As usual, after the blessing we will have a dining room there for food and fellowship. Note: we will not have swimmers this year.
CHURCH CALENDARS are available in the Bookstore.
OUR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING for nomination of Parish Council members and approval of a budget will be held next Sunday, January 14, after Coffee Hour.
PARENTS AND YOUTH – Look at the website for https://campstthekla.org/ and consider sending your children to an Orthodox camp this summer. Our youth have benefitted greatly from this experience. Our church will help with costs if needed. Speak to Fr. Paul about it. These camps fill up quickly; we need to register now to be sure of getting a place. Our Deanery will sponsor a camp the first week of July near Tyler, TX. More information about this will be available at the end of January.
THEOPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS: I will begin these January 7. The Diocesan Priests Conference will be held here starting February 12, and Lent begins the next week, so I will not be able to bless many houses this year. I’d like especially to do those I have not blessed before; if yours has not been blessed, please contact me soon to set a time. I will also bless them after Pascha if requested. To learn more about house blessings and how to prepare for them, see this. — Fr. Paul
January 14 – Annual Parish Meeting
February 2 – Meeting of the Lord
February 11 – Meatfare Sunday
February 12-16, 2018 – We host DOS Pastoral Conference
February 18 – Forgiveness Sunday – Lent Begins
March 25 – Annunciation
April 1 – Palm Sunday
April 8 – Pascha – We host Paschal Vespers
May 17 – Ascension
May 27 – Pentecost
July 23-27 – OCA All-American Council, St. Louis
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 email@example.com – Bookstore open after Liturgy