Wisdom of the Holy Fathers
"...the life of the parents is the only thing that makes good children. Parents should be very patient and 'saint-like' to their children. They should truly love their children. And the children will share this love! For the bad attitude of the children, the ones who are usually responsible for it are their parents themselves. The parents don't help their children by lecturing them and repeating to the 'advices', or by making them obeying strict rules in order to impose discipline. If the parents do not become 'saints' and truly love their children and if they don't struggle for it, then they make a huge mistake. With their wrong and/or negative attitude the parents convey to their children their negative feelings. Then their children become reactive and insecure not only to their home, but to the society as well..."
(1906 - 1991)
"Parents always want their children to be happy, content, and thankful to them for all their work and sacrifice. So when they see their children in a bad mood and unthankful, they're saddened. It's the same with our Heavenly Father. He has given us everything, but we are unsatisfied and gloomy. Instead of thanksgiving and praising God for everything, we only express our thankfulness with our lips, and our hearts remain cold. Joy is thankfulness, and when we are joyful, that is the best expression of thanks we can offer the Lord, who delivers us from sorrow and sin."
Just a reminder our Vespers service will begin at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday (August 24th). Confessions will be available at 5:00 p.m. and our Basics of Orthodoxy class will shift to 7:00 p.m. Thanks for your cooperation.
Our Study group will be taking a break for the Summer months of June, July, and August. We will resume once again in September. Thanks to all who continue to attend and participate in this parish education opportunity.
Fr. Barnabas will be offering an Inquirer’s/Basics of Orthodoxy Class on Saturday evenings in August. The first class will meet Saturday August 10th following Vespers at 6:00 p.m. Any an all who are interested in finding out more or who are interested in becoming Orthodox should try to attend.
We are planning to have our annual parish picnic on Sunday, September 1st. There will be food, drinks, adn fun! Please see Julianna Peck for ways to help. We hope to see you all there!
Saint Michael's volunteers will again serve meals to homeless families on:
- Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day)
- Tuesday, September 3rd
- Thursday, September 5th
at St. Philip's Lutheran Church. Please volunteer to share our Lord's compassion and love with them and sign up on the poster board in the narthex. If you have any questions, please talk with Ellen Gundersen or email her at email@example.com.
Please mark your calendars for the start of our Thursday Study Group. Our Study group will resume on Thursday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to join us!
Visit the “Orthodoxy in America” website to find an Orthodox Church wherever you are heading. All the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions (OCA, Greek, Antiochian, Serbian, etc.) are listed together on this one helpful site: www.orthodoxyinamerica.org - Check it out! Also, contact the priest ahead of time to inform him that you would like to come for Holy Communion at the Liturgy. May God bless your travels and come back safe and sound!
If you do travel, please do not take a vacation from your financial support of our parish! The Church is here working even when you are not. Thank you for your mindfulness and continued support!
Now that the nice weather is upon us, recharge your spiritual life by checking out one of the books at the library table, outside the Coffee Hour room. Our library team has set out a new selection of books, and there's something to inspire everyone: Saint's lives, books on the spiritual life, books on prayer, and books for the kiddos. Check it out today.
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Aug 25||J. Peck||Sulpizi||Finck|
|Sep 14||Exaltation||of the Cross|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaner||Library|
|Aug 18||Riley / Souder||Hojnicki / Souder||Farrell (Switch from Jul 28)||Maloney|
|Aug 25||Pacienza / George / Grishin||Telep / Baldytchev||S. Peck||Gundersen|
|Sep 1||J. Peck / Weins||Bunitsky / Morjana||N. Carey||Farrell|
|Sep 8||Hojnicki / Flynn / Roberts||Riley / Riley||Hines||Skomorucha|
|Sep 15||Gerassimakis / Bunitsky||Sulpizi / Finck||Baldytchev / Shatley / Sylvest||Maloney|
|Sep 22||M. and S. Peck / Finck||Hojnicki / Souder||Sulpizi||Gundersen|
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