“I do not venerate matter, I venerate the fashioner of matter, who became matter for my sake and accepted to dwell in matter and through matter worked my salvation, and I will not cease from reverencing matter, through which my salvation was worked. I reverence therefore matter and I hold in respect and venerate that through which my salvation has come about, I reverence it not as God, but as filled with divine energy and grace. We therefore venerate the images, not by offering veneration to matter, but through them to those who are depicted in them. ‘For the honor offered to the image mounts up to the archetype,’ as the divine Basil says.”
†St. John of Damascus
(One of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council)
St. Michael’s will be open from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. this coming Wednesday (October 20th). Father will be available for counsel, confession, to pray for you or any requests you have, or feel free to pray silently on your own.
Attention to all the ladies of our parish! A meet and greet will be held for Madre Emilia in the Fellowship Hall after Vespers on Saturday the 23rd. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please confirm with me that you will attend - email firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you all there.
- Alice Morjana
Next Saturday is Memorial Saturday of St. Demetrius. We will have our October Panikhida service at 4:15 p.m. Please joins us to pray for all those departed this life before us. I’ll send an email out on Tuesday morning with a list from our Metrical book and also welcoming requests.
Veteran’s Day is approaching! It’s time again for us to begin collecting funds for our needy veterans. Please place your offering in the Sunday offering plate. If it is cash please use an envelope with “VETS“ written on it and your name, if you would like it to be recorded. If it is a check, please make it payable to St. Michael’s (memo: "VETS"). We will buy $25 Acme gift cards and donate them to the Veterans Hospital where they'll be distributed before Veterans Day on November 11th. Thank you for your compassion for those who served our country.
The Annual All-Parish Meeting will be next month (disregard the statement in the calendar for October). It is scheduled for after Divine Liturgy on November 14th. Please make plans to be present at Fellowship Hour on that date.
We are holding a class on the foundations of the Orthodox faith. It is being held Sunday mornings in the sanctuary during church school time (at the ringing of the bell). This Sunday, October 24th, Father Silouan will be teaching on The Fall and Sin.
Thank you to all the Saint Michael's volunteers who contributed their treasure, time, and talents to this past week's Family Promise meals program. Your work is a blessing to many.
-Maria (Sue) D’Orazio
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaners|
|Oct 17||Wojciechowski / D'Orazio||Riley / Riley||Riley|
|Oct 24||Clause||Sulpizi||Bunitsky / Finck|
|Oct 31||Riley||Hojnicki / Najemy||Baldychev / Shatley-Sylvest|
|Nov 7||C. Peck||Telep / Baldychev||Sulpizi|
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