Electronic Newsletter October 17/30 20th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas


Electronic Newsletter

October 17/30  20th Sunday after Pentecost


Announcements
Prayer Requests
Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week
Fasting in the Coming week
Links related to the coming week


Announcements

Dn. Nicholas is looking for volunteers to help do some work on the upkeep of our church's storage areas. We could do alot to maximize the utility of our small church by having better storage solutions. We actually have quite a bit of space that could be used for storage if we can get it properly furnished. Please tell Fr. Nicholas if you are willing to help — probably on a Saturday sometime in the near future.

On Monday, October 31st the world around us celebrates Halloween. Some elements of this celebration can be seen as positive manifestations of community and friendship that are often lacking in our world today. Other aspects are rooted in non-Christian religious traditions. Still others involve, to a greater or lesser degree, the glorification or celebration of evil. Orthodox Christians should approach Halloween with care and discernment. We are not afraid of demons, but we do know that they are real and active in the world. As Christians, we avoid any association with them and oppose them by prayer. We will have our usual Molieben on Monday, and would encourage you to attend.


Prayer Requests

For the Health and Salvation.

  • Alexandra (4 y/o girl wih brain cancer)
  • Priests Jean and Grégoire and all the faithful and suffering of Haiti.
  • The suffering people of East Japan.

For a more complete listing, please see our parish prayer list. Anyone can make requests.
 


Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week

Saturday 10/29

  • 4:00PM Confession
  • 5:00PM  Vigil

Sunday 10/30 

  • 10AM  Divine Liturgy
  • 12:45PM Church School after Trapeza (Adult class – makeup for session missed 3 weeks ago)

Monday 10/31

  • 7:30PM Moleben

Wednesday 11/2

  • 7:00PM Vespers

Thursday 11/3

  • 9:00ALiturgy

Saturday 11/5

  • 4:00PM Confession
  • 5:00PM  Vigil

Sunday 11/6 

  • 10AM  Divine Liturgy
  • 12:45PM Church School after Trapeza (Elementary and Middle School)

Fasting in the Coming week

Normal fasting rules apply.Wednesday and Friday are fast days. AS ALWAYS, consult Fr Seraphim if you have any questions, problems, etc. 

 

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