Newsletter November 28/ December 1 26th Sunday after Pentecost


St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
, McKinney, Texas

Electronic Newsletter

November 28/ December 1  26th Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements
Special Collection

Scripture Memory

Prayer Requests

Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week
Fasting in the Coming week

Homilies and Spiritual Reading


Announcements

The Feast of St. Nicholas, the patron and protector of our parish, falls on Monday, December 19th. We will have a festal Vigil on Sunday evening and a Liturgy with a processional moleben on Monday morning. Please plan to attend if you can!

Special Collection

This week, we collected $81.21 for the Samaritan Inn in McKinney. Thank you for your generosity.

Next week, we will collect for the building needs of Holy Cross Hermitage in West Virginia. They need $10,000 to finish the insulation, heating and A/C in Igumen Seraphim's cell. Fr. Seraphim is the deputy abbot of the monastery, and is recovering from cancer.


Scripture Memory

Our current memory verse is Ephesians 4:1-3 (from last week's reading):

"I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

Russian text is not working on this blog – for the Russian text, see here: http://days.pravoslavie.ru/bible/z_ef_4_1_3.htm#z

"Yo pues, preso en el Señor, os ruego que andéis como es digno de la vocación con que fuisteis llamados, con toda humildad y mansedumbre, soportándoos con paciencia los unos a los otros en amor, solícitos en guardar la unidad del Espíritu en el vínculo de la paz."


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,  and our sponsored household: Catherine and her family.
  • 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

Monday 12/12

  • NO SERVICE

Wednesday 12/14

  • 5:00PM Vespers

Thursday 12/15

  • 6:00AM Liturgy

Saturday 12/17

  • 3:00PM Council Meeting
  • 4:00PM Confession
  • 5:00PM Vigil

Sunday 12/18 

  • 10AM  Divine Liturgy
  • 12:45PM Sisterhood meeting and Middle School Class
  • 6:00PM Vigil for St. Nicholas

Sunday 12/18. St. Nicholas. Parish Feast Day

  • 10AM  Divine Liturgy

Fasting in the Coming week

We are in the Nativity Fast. We fast from all animal products every day. Fish is allowed on weekends and certain saint's days; wine and oil are allowed on Tuesday, Thursday, and certain saints' days, including this Tuesday (St. Andrew) and next Monday (St. Nicholas)


Homilies and Spiritual Reading

27th Sunday after Pentecost (RTF format)

The Healing Of The Woman With An Infirmity Of Eighteen Years
Luke 13-10-17
1996

27th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)

Two Visions Of The Kingdom
Ephesians 6:10-17, Luke 13:10-17
2007

27th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)

The Healing Of The Woman With An Infirmity Of Eighteen Years
It is really pretty simple.
Luke 13:10-17
2008

27th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)

Healing Of The Woman With An Infirmity Of Eighteen Years
Luke 13-10-17
2009

27th Sunday after Pentecost (HTML format)

Jesus Christ Came Into The World To Save Sinners
The Reason For The Season
1 Timothy 1:15-17 Luke 13:10-17
2010
Also in Format: Word DOC

27th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)

Jesus Christ Came Into The World To Save Sinners
What Is Sin
1 Timothy 1:15-17 Luke 13:10-17
2010

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