St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney (Dallas area) Texas
708 S Chestnut, McKinney, TX 75069-6503 Phone: 972 658-5433 email:seraphim@orthodox.net

St Nicholas Announcements and information

Updated: 4/15/2021 5:53:00 PM

 

Links to get involved. These links are “explained” below:

 

Usual Schedule on Weekends:

Saturday

  • 2-5 pm: Confession with Fr Seraphim
  • 4-5 pm: Confession with Fr Nicholas
  • 5 – 8pm: Vigil

Sunday

  • 10AM Divine Liturgy (at the Temple only)
  • 12 pm (approx.) Trapeza at the Hall
  • 1pm (approx.) Catechesis class
  • Various times, starting at 2pm, Sunday School classes

 

Trapeza and Coffee Hour! We will eat something together after every Sunday liturgy.

Once a month, the sisterhood will provide a full lunch, free to all. Ladies who wish to join the sisterhood, please talk to Matushka Marina (mmarinaholland@yahoo.com)

On other weeks, we would like to provide snacks and coffee, and we are asking one person or family to sign up each week to bring the snacks. Please keep it simple, and don't make this a competitive thing.

Any member of the sisterhood may access our sisterhood Monthly Trapeza sign-up, and enter what they are bringing for the monthly meal. (You will need a password to access this page. Please contact Fr Nicholas, or Fr Seraphim (seraphim@orthodox.net) , or any member of the sisterhood for this password):

Sisterhood Signup:

Anyone (1 person only) may SIGN UP to bring snacks for a particular Sunday here.

             https://signup.com/go/GmQhOMA  

We will also have a donation box available at the meal if you wish to donate toward the cost of snacks or supplies.

Seasonal signup – for Holy Week and Pascha.

Seasonal signup – for Holy Week and Pascha.

We have needs, like red eggs, plastic eggs, Artos, rose petals, etc. If you want to contribute in some way, use the sisterhood sign-up. (see above for the full link) If you are not a “sister”, you can still help, you just need to get the password from father Seraphim or father Nicholas or a member of the sisterhood

 

Confession times and signup.

We are growing a bit now, and growth always presents blessings and challenges. One challenge is confession availability. Fr Nicholas Fr Seraphim make themselves available for confession by sign-up on Saturday afternoons, and Sunday mornings. We are using an online sign-up because that gives us a better chance of serving everyone. We have sign-ups in 10 or 15  minute increments. This is not to artificially limit anyone, but just to try to accommodate as many people as possible. Father Seraphim especially struggles with not getting behind, but with God all things are possible. It is always possible to treat confession as a kind of “space available” (like waiting for a plane flight) thing, and come and wait and see if there is extra time. There usually is. You can always try to stay out of trouble by praying while waiting!

It is always a possibility to have an appointed time, and you should talk to one of us if that’s what you desire and if we can we will accommodate you. We both much prefer confessing people on Saturday rather than Sunday morning so keep that in mind. The normal schedule for confession is as follows:

Saturday 2-5 pm – Fr Seraphim ; 4-5 pm Fr Nicholas:

Signup here:   https://signup.com/go/GmQhOMA

We ask that you be patient! Somebody’s got to sign-up for the earlier times. Remember that if you’re trying to just come just before Vespers that’s not what Fr. Seraphim or Fr. Nicholas did. We are all in this together. As an offering to your brothers and sisters if you can come earlier, please do.

 

Other Announcements:

Our Sisterhood helps with many things around the church, from cleaning to our weekly Trapeza. If you would like to join, please speak to Matushka Marina.

Our brotherhood helps with work around the property and meets for fellowship. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Rdr. Sergius Burns.

If you do not receive phone texts regarding updates, please send a text or email to Fr Seraphim or Fr Nicholas, stating your phone number, and we will add you to the distribution list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a new Hall!

http://www.orthodox.net/photos/church-hall-dec-2020

 

We started in 1994 in a tiny rented building in Dallas. In 2007, we bought land in McKinney, and after a period that seem like forever, finally started using our new, small, but very beautiful and acoustically excellent temple, June 2010.  We paid of the huge looking mortgage over 3 years early, and during that time, built a large covered outdoor deck, to serve as a “poor man’s room addition”, which we used to barely provide additional space for dining and church school classes, in all kinds of weather.  

 

In February, 2020 we completed expanding our worship area into our former hall, and buying a large two-story White House that will serve as our hall, classrooms and everything else. It has a large dining area and enough rooms so that we can have a dedicated room to each one of the grade levels in our church school, with rooms for hospitality and other purposes. We have taken on a little bit over $300,000 in debt. We are over 600 percent larger in membership since we began.

 

We have lots of ideas about creative ways to use the hall, such as homeschool co-op, feeding the homeless and giving them a place to come out of the cold or heat Monday-Friday, hospitality for travelers or a place to live for people who need a little relief for little while, and possibly even a place for certain former prisoners to parole to. We cannot do any of those things unless we are sure we can continue to pay the mortgage without dipping into our savings.

 

Will you join our ministry? We really mean that. It’s not just words. To donate to our building fund, and send us the names of your loved ones in your nuclear family, we will pray for them forever, at every liturgy. If you want we can keep you informed about things happening in our little country church in McKinney Texas. Just let us know your email address and your desire to be kept informed.

You can donate via PayPal, at: Donate to St Nicholas Orthodox Church

 

We are happy to accept checks which are even better because there’s no processing fee taken out. Mail to St Nicholas Orthodox Church, 708 S Chestnut, McKinney, TX 75069

 

Please, with your donation however you make it, send us the names of your nuclear family and who is Orthodox and who is not. Also, send us the names of your loved ones that have reposed. We will pray for them as long as the walls of our church are standing, in perpetuity.

 

 

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Welcome to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney Texas, 20 miles N of Dallas!

We are diverse community of Orthodox Christians from all parts of the globe. Some of us are emigres from Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Bulgaria and other Orthodox nations, while others are American converts to Orthodoxy. We have all found the "Pearl of great price" in the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, and we hope that this web page will give you (in English and some Russian) a taste of our beliefs, dogmas, doctrines and way of life.

The Divine Liturgy and other services are performed 100% in English, with some things added in Church Slavonic. We gladly welcome visitors and inquirers and always have a complimentary meal on Sunday to get acquainted.


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