Thoughts for the Week
Wisdom From the Holy Fathers
†St. Issac the Syrian
From St. John of Kronstadt
†St. Cyril of Alexandria
Church School Begins - October 1st - 09/17/17
Church school will begin on Sunday October 1st during the coffee hour. We will offer three classes: Small children ages 3-5yrs old, Primary ages 6-10yrs old, and Middle/High school ages 11-17yrs old. Thanks to all who completed the survey and for the continued support for the youth education ministry.
Study Group Presentation - 09/17/17
Our study group kicked off this past Thursday with five of us reading and discussing a homily on the “Holy Cross” by St. John Chrysostom. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the diocesan presentation on the “Effective Church Model” and hearing an online presentation. The study group meets on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us!
Family Promise - October 2nd, 3rd, and 5th - 09/17/17
Please help cook, serve a meal and eat with homeless families Monday, October 2nd, Tuesday, October 3rd, and Thursday, October 5th at St. Philips Lutheran church 5320 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Family Promise helps homeless families find jobs, training and homes and has a 83% success rate of keeping them in homes after more than one year. We need to share our hope, compassion, smiles and encouragement with them and especially their children. Please sign up on board in narthex. see Ellen Gundersen (610.388.0695 or email@example.com).
Parking Reminder - 09/17/17
A gentle reminder to everyone to please park in the designated areas. If the parking lot is full please park on Huntington Drive. We realize that the parking lot can be full and hope to address this issue in the future. Please do not park in Emergency/ Fire Lanes directly in front of the church. Thank you all for your attendance and patience.
Annual Meeting Reports - 09/10/17
Our annual parish meeting is coming up in October. Just a reminder that reports in preparation for our all parish meeting should be submitted to Catalina Finck by October 9th. Thank you all for your continued work for St. Michael’s!
Church School Survey - 09/03/17
We are asking all parents to participate in our Church School Survey. All parents should have received an email with a link to the survey. Any parent who did not receive the link please see Catalina Finck. The survey will help us in our efforts to effectively educate our youth in the Orthodox faith. Please remember that the Church serves as a support on the road to eternal life and teaches that it is the primary responsibility of the parents for the spiritual formation of their children. If anyone is interested in serving as teacher please see Fr. Barnabas or Catalina Finck. Church School will officially begin Oct. 1st 2017.
Matthew 25:35 Project - 09/03/17
Jesus said: "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in...I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me." (Matt 25:35, 38-40)
John (Travis) and Mary (Misty) Robinson have began a project to help alleviate hunger in our community. This project is currently weekend based since Saturday and Sunday are the hardest days for the homeless to obtain food.
This will be an ongoing project, so if anyone wishes to make a financial donation, John has set up a GoFundMe site at:
If anyone would like to donate food and other items, here is a list of items that could be used:
Thanks everyone for your support!
News from the Orthodox Church in America
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Metropolitan Council unanimously recommends AAC agenda, 2018 budget
22 Sep 2017 at 5:20pm
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
OCA Diocese of Mexico assessing earthquake damage in parishes, missions
21 Sep 2017 at 4:27pm
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017
Registration opens for 19th AAC vendors
20 Sep 2017 at 10:53am
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017
Fall Session of Metropolitan Council opens with annual retreat
19 Sep 2017 at 10:51am
Sunday, 17 Sep 2017
Patronal Feast of Chancery’s St. Sergius Chapel to be celebrated Saturday, Se...
17 Sep 2017 at 11:22pm
Saturday, 16 Sep 2017
Pastoral Changes for July, August 2017 released
16 Sep 2017 at 11:48am
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
In The News: Hurricanes, an earthquake, 9/11, and a conference
14 Sep 2017 at 5:57pm
Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017
September 30 Pan-Orthodox Liturgy to mark 125 years of Orthodoxy in Chicago
13 Sep 2017 at 5:56pm
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017
OCA represented at Orthodox-Evangelical Consultation in Cambridge, UK
12 Sep 2017 at 2:23pm
Monday, 11 Sep 2017
Metropolitan Tikhon issues Statement on 16th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
11 Sep 2017 at 2:04pm