St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 995-6775
Thoughts for the Week
Wisdom From the Holy Fathers

"Do not let difficulties, lack of understanding, and so on, overwhelm you, but live each day with trust in God, not worrying about the problems of the morrow."

Bishop Nektary Kontzevitch

“Come, therefore, come and eat the bread of knowledge and wisdom, and drink the wine which spiritually delights the heart and dispels all the material and immaterial things because of deification - which is caused by the liberation of ourselves - and become inebriated with the truly alert inebriation. Come all you who seek to find the kingdom of God which is hidden in the field of your heart. And this is the sweet Christ. Thus being freed from the imprisonment of this world and the wandering of the mind, with our heart purified from the passions, with the awesome unceasing invocation of our Lord Jesus Christ together with the collaborating virtues, which this book teaches, you will be united among yourselves, and united this way, you will be united with God, according to the prayer of our Lord to his Father, who said, “So they may be one, as we are one.”

†St. Nicodemus

Upcoming Events
Study Group - January 18th - 01/14/18

Our weekly study group continued this past Thursday where seven of us continued with Courage to Pray by Metropolitan Anthony. Please feel free to join us on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. All are encouraged to come for continued Adult Education.

2018 Diocesan Assembly - January 25th and 26th - 01/14/18

The 2018 Diocesan Assembly will be held January 25-26, 2018 sponsored by St. Michael the Archangel Church. We will need help with the preparations, the food, hospitality, and cleanup. We will also need help with the singing of the responses for the divine services. Please see Jeff Kendall if you can help.

For additional information on the assembly, refer to:

Teen Retreat - February 9th-11th - 01/14/18

The diocesan teen retreat will be held on February 9-11, 2018 at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, PA. The retreat is an excellent opportunity for Orthodox teen fellowship. The retreat is open to all youths ages 12-17. There will be snow tubing, winter hiking, and more. Download your registration form at  Regular registration is open through January 16th.  Late registration is open from January 17th through January 26th.

AAC Special Parish Meeting - February 11th - 01/14/18

On Sunday, February11th, during the coffee hour, we will have an all parish meeting to elect a delegate for the OCA All American council July 23-July 27, 2018. If you are interested in serving as a delegate or an observer, please see Fr. Barnabas or one of our newly elected parish council members.

Other Announcements
Family Promise - Thank You! - 01/14/18

We are very grateful and thank all you for your continued ministry to Family Promise. The weather was tricky this past week so thank you all for another job well done!

2018 Parish Council Members - 01/14/18

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop MARK the 2018 parish council consists of:

President Jeff Kendall
V.P. Mark Bunitsky
Treasurer Jon Whalen
Recording Secretary Scott (Thaddeus) Lewis
Trustee Ed Hojnicki
Financial Secretary Sergey Baldytchev
Corresponding Secretary Deacon James Carpenter
Purchasing Agent Mary Anne Farrell.

All will be sworn in on Sunday, January 14th following Liturgy.

House Blessings - 01/14/18

House blessings are available. Please see Matushka Daria or Father Barnabas at coffee hour for scheduling.

News from the Orthodox Church in America

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

Metropolitan Tikhon’s Sanctity of Life Message now available
3 hours ago

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

OCF announces series of Spring regional college student retreats
16 Jan 2018 at 6:30am

Monday, 15 Jan 2018

Orthodox Christians to battle hunger on IOCC’s “Souper Bowl of Caring” Sunday
15 Jan 2018 at 3:00pm

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018

Metropolitan Tikhon celebrates Great Feast of Theophany in Mexico City
13 Jan 2018 at 6:53pm

Friday, 12 Jan 2018

New edition of the Divine Liturgy now available from STM Press
12 Jan 2018 at 2:25pm

Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018

Metropolitan Tikhon to deliver opening prayer at 45th DC March for Life on Fr...
10 Jan 2018 at 3:33pm

Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018

St. Louis, MO site of FOCA’s 92nd Convention July 20-23
9 Jan 2018 at 11:30am

Saturday, 6 Jan 2018

Online registration for 19th AAC delegates begins
6 Jan 2018 at 7:38am

Friday, 5 Jan 2018

Register now for January 8 OCF campus ministry webinar
5 Jan 2018 at 6:24am

Thursday, 4 Jan 2018

Young adults invited to serve as stewards at WCC’s June 2018 Central Committe...
4 Jan 2018 at 6:37am

2018 Diocesan Assembly

January 25th and 26th.