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

"The person who is unaffected by the things of this world loves stillness; and he who loves no human thing loves all men."

†St. Thalassios the Libyan

"There are many differing methods of prayer. No method is harmful; if it were, it would be not prayer but the activity of Satan."

†St. Mark the Ascetic

"It does not matter how many virtues a man may have, even if they are beyond number and limit. If he has turned from the path of self-accusation, he will never find peace."

†St. Dorotheos of Gaza

"It is the hard-working monk who is a warrior."

Abba Agathon

"Just as the thought of fire does not warm the body, so faith without love does not actualize the light of spiritual knowledge in the soul."

†St. Maximos the Confessor

"The Church is the sure way to the life eternal; walk in it undeviatingly, hold fast to it, and you will gain the kingdom of heaven; but if you turn aside at the crossways of your own sophistry and unbelief, then you have only yourself to blame, you will go astray and be lost. I am the way, the truth, and the life (St. John 14:6).

†St. John of Kronstadt
My Life In Christ

Upcoming Events
Paraklesis this Wednesday Evening - October 25th - 10/22/17

This Wednesday evening, we will once again offer Small Paraklesis at 6: 30 p.m. Please consider making a commitment to be a reader or be willing to offer the responses. Come be a part of the mid-week service of supplication.

Study Group - October 26th - 10/22/17

This week six of us continued to discuss the diocesan presentation on the “Effective Church Model”. Starting November 1st our study group will begin reading “Courage to Pray,” by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh. Please check with the bookstore for available copies. The study group meets Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us!

Church School/Harvest Party - October 29th - 10/22/17

Church school will once again resume today during the coffee hour. Classes are available for 3-5 yrs. old, 6-10yrs. old, and 11-17yrs old. Just a reminder that there will be a Harvest party on October 29th.

Note: we will also have church school on October 29th & November 12th (Bylaws meeting postponed).

Upcoming Choir Rehearsals - November 4th through December 16th - 10/22/17

We will have choir rehearsals on the following Saturdays:
    November 4th
    November 18th
    December 2nd
    December 16th
The rehearsals begin at 3:30 PM. We meet in the choir loft at church. The rehearsals go on until the beginning of Vespers.

"Wedding Welcome" for John (Joseph) Elliott and Colleen McDonald- November 5th - 10/22/17

To show our love & support for their upcoming marriage, we’ve planned an informal “wedding welcome” in conjunction with the coffee-hour pot luck luncheon on Sunday, November 5th. For those who have expressed interest in a gift, ‘Orthodox’ gift items would work well or perhaps gift cards for Macy’s or Amazon. See Nona Carey if you have any questions.

Feast of Saint Michael - November 8th - 10/22/17

Reminder that our Patronal Feast of the Archangel Michael is coming up. Vespers with lytia will be held on November 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy on November 8th at 9:00 a.m. Joyous feast day!

Wedding - November 11th - 10/22/17

John (Joseph) Elliott & Colleen McDonald are getting married on Nov 11th at 2 p.m. They would like to warmly invite all the faithful of St. Michael’s to attend. They ask for your prayers and singing the responses in the Rite of Holy Matrimony.

Other Announcements
Annual Parish Meeting Thank You! - 10/22/17

We were blessed at this year’s annual meeting to have such great attendance. Thank you to all who came and participated. A special thank you to our parents for their endurance with our little ones. They too share in the business of our parish! The blessings of our Lord are at work in many areas of our parish life. Please consider the brief presentation on our vision and the need for help in our parish ministries. St. Michael’s parish needs your talents!

News from the Orthodox Church in America

Monday, 23 Oct 2017

In Memoriam: Archpriest Stephen Mack, Matushka Marie Kreta
5 hours ago

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017

Metropolitan Tikhon welcomes OCMC representatives to OCA Chancery
21 Oct 2017 at 9:46am

Friday, 20 Oct 2017

IN THE NEWS: At home and abroad
20 Oct 2017 at 11:43am

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

Update on OCA communities in California
19 Oct 2017 at 11:24am

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

SVOTS Missions Weekend to highlight South Korea, Albania
18 Oct 2017 at 11:36am

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Urgent announcement concerning unauthorized fundraising appeal
17 Oct 2017 at 11:11am

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

St. Tikhon’s Community celebrates Founder’s Day
16 Oct 2017 at 11:22am

Saturday, 14 Oct 2017

Department Highlights: October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
14 Oct 2017 at 3:42pm

Friday, 13 Oct 2017

Preconciliar Commission announces assessments for 19th All-American Council
13 Oct 2017 at 12:00pm

Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Assembly of Bishops releases message at conclusion of eighth annual meeting
12 Oct 2017 at 6:00am

Small Paraklesis

Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m.

Harvest Party

Sunday, October 29th after Church School

Feast of Saint Michael

Vespers with Litya

 - Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy

 - Wednesday, November 8th at 9:00 a.m.

See the Parish News page for details on all current announcements