Electronic Newsletter February 13 / 26 Forgiveness Sunday

 

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church,

McKinney, Texas

Electronic Newsletter

February 13 / 26  

Forgiveness Sunday

Announcements

"Mighty Mites" Collection

Prayer Requests

Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week

Fasting in the Coming week


Announcements

We are now in the midst of Great Lent. This time of year is specifically set aside for us to intensify our spiritual labors, so that we might come to better know both ourselves and God's mercy and might be prepared to meet the feast of our Lord's Resurrection.

The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America Youth Committee is hosting a Lenten Retreat on the weekend of the Sunday commemorating St. Mary of Egypt (Friday evening, 3/30 – Sunday, 4/1).  This event is open to all Orthodox Christian youth of college and graduate student age.  See the diocesan website for more information.

The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America announces open registration for a pilgrimmage this fall to the Holy Land led by Bishop Peter.  The pilgrimage will take place between Sept. 14 and Sept. 28 and will include the feast days of the Nativity of the Theotokos and the Elevation of the Holy and Life-Creating Cross.  For further information, see the diocesan website.

We will be holding a Pysanky class every Saturday from February 11th through March 31st, from 1pm – 4pm. If you are interested in participating, you are encouraged to buy you own Kitski set, which is available for $20 if you order it through Matushka Marina. You will also need to bring your own eggs in a cardboard carton. Contact Matushka Marina for further information.

As you know, our deck has been completed, and is a wonderful addition to our facility. We need to complete the work by cleaning and sealing the deck as soon as possible. Please contact Fr. Seraphim or Dn. Nicholas if you can help with this work.

Our parish has a brotherhood, named in honor of St. John of San Francisco. It's mission is one of both service and fellowship, and one of its roles is to help with tasks that need to be done around our building and grounds. So far our membership is very small, however. If you are interested in joining the brotherhood, please contact Dn. Nicholas. 


"Mighty Mites" Collection

This week we collected $57 for RACS (http://racssf.org/).

Next week we will collect to raise funds to clean, stain and seal our deck and to furnish it with fans for the summer.


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.

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


Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week

Monday 2/27

  • 7PM Great Canon of St. Andrew

Tuesday 2/28

  • 7PM Great Canon of St. Andrew

Wednesday 2/29

  • 7PM Great Canon of St. Andrew

Thursday 3/1

  • 9AM Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

  • 7PM Great Canon of St. Andrew

Saturday 3/3

  • 4PM Confession

  • 5PM Vigil

Sunday 3/4.

  • 10AM  Divine Liturgy

  • 12:45PM Middle and Elementary Classes.

  • 6:00PM  Pan-Orthodox Vespers at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dallas

Fasting in the Coming week

On weekdays of Great Lent, we abstain from meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products as well as olive oil. On weekends, olive oil may be used.

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