Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings in the Name of the Lord.
This week we wrap up the Dormition Fast, so check out the schedule of services and join us as often as you can.
The Dormition Fast Continues
The fast runs through Tuesday, August 14. During this time we observe the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, dairy, fish, wine, and olive oil). Friday, August 17, is also a regular fasting day.
Monday, August 13
- No Daily Services
- The Final Paraclesis Service (You can make it! It’s not too late!) 7pm
Tuesday, August 14
- Great Vespers for the Dormition with Lamentations for the Mother of God 7pm
Wednesday, August 15
The Feast of the Dormition
Divine Liturgy 9am
There will be no daily services on Thursday, August 16, and Friday, August 17.
Saturday, August 18
- St. Thomas School at 4:00 p.m. – John Bell will be leading a discussion on Chapter 10, The Holy Angels
- Great Vespers at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19
Twelfth Sunday of St Matthew
- Orthros at 8:00 a.m.
- Between Orthros and the Divine Liturgy, Theodore and Marigold Wood will be baptized. Please arrive early and join us for this Holy Mystery.
- Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.
- Fellowship Hour at Noon
Church School returns on Sunday, September 16! If you have not yet registered your children, please get in touch with our Church School Coordinator, Lindsey Bell, as soon as possible. We want to be sure that we have space for all our children.
The Fall Theological Seminar begins on Wednesday, September 12. This year, we will be reading a wonderful novel by Marilynne Robinson called Gilead. You can easily pick up an inexpensive copy at Christ the Lightgiver Bookstore. This year, groups will also be meeting in Georgetown (at the home of Mike and Linda Brown) and in Killeen (at the offices of Randy Hardin). So, where ever you may be in Central Texas this fall, on Wednesday evenings, plan on joining us at 7pm as we discuss this lovely book.
September is also a busy month liturgically. On Saturday, September 1, we will celebrate the Feast of the Indiction. On Saturday, September 8, we will celebrate the Nativity of the Mother of God, and on Friday, September 14, we will celebrate the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross. Please make sure those dates are on your calendar, and please plan on joining us for each of those feasts.
And, or course, don’t forget our Open House Weekend, Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30.
Our Moment of Grace and Courtesy
After Fellowship Hour, please remember to return all your plates and coffee cups to the kitchen in the Long Hall. The folks who serve on our Fellowship Hour Teams will have a much easier day if they do not also have to try and round up each of the plates and cups that we leave out on the picnic tables or in all the different rooms of the parish house.
I’m looking forward to celebrating the Feast of the Dormition with each of you.
An unworthy priest,