Week of October 8

Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings in the Name of the Lord.

Stewardship Visit season has begun. Please be sure and check the schedule for your specific Sunday. We need all the cards back by Sunday, November 18th, so the Finance Committee can make any necessary budget adjustments.

Our Calendar

Fasting Days

Wednesday, October 10, and Friday, October 12

Daily Services

Monday, October 8-Thursday, October 11

  • Orthros 5am

  • Vespers 5pm

((There will be no daily vespers on Friday, Oct 12.)

Wednesday, October 10

  • Fall Theological Seminar 7pm at the parish and in Killeen. We will be discussing pgs 120-153 of Gilead.

Saturday, October 13

  • St Thomas School 4pm Father Deacon Andrew will be leading the discussion of Chpt 17 on The Cross of Christ

  • Great Vespers with The Jesus Prayer 6pm

Sunday, October 14

Sunday of the Seventh Council

  • Orthros 8am

  • Divine Liturgy 10am

  • Fellowship Hour Noon

  • Stewardship Visits: Roblenski, Poe, Pitts, Peacock, Parsons, Nelson, Natour, Morgan, Mirabella, Maisano, Lewis, Latta, Latta, King, Khoury, Kelly, Juliano, Jones, Johnson, Jacob, Hatfield, Hart, Harding, Hardin, Hampton, Halsey

  • Akathist to the Mother of God of the Inexhaustible Cup Noon

Coming Up

It’s time for our annual Stewardship Visits. This is when we review the budget for the coming year, get all our questions answered, and fill out our Commitment Cards. The budget is attached to this week’s edition of The Happy Priest, and you can ask any and all questions you need to ask about that plan during your Stewardship Visit; however, if you’d like to get those questions answered before your assigned visit, you can always speak directly with our Finance Chair, Nick Crown.

Filling out the Commitment Cards is an important part of life in our parish, because that is how we officially become members of the parish. That membership makes it possible for us to receive the weekly newsletter and get the annual password for the member section of the website; it also gives us the privilege of voting each year at the Annual Community Meeting in February. So, it’s essential that we get those cards filled out.

The cards also provide our Finance Committee with crucial data in regards to our budgeting process, so we need to be sure and fill it out as accurately as possible.

If your assigned visit just doesn’t work for you, there will be three make-up Sundays on October 24th, November 4th, and November 11. However, we need all the Commitment Cards to be turned in by Sunday, November 18th.

The schedule for our Stewardship Visits is in the email for this newsletter.

Our Moment of Grace and Courtesy

On those Sundays when Church School is in session, let’s remember that this is an opportunity for all the parents to participate in Orthros or offer some private prayers or catch up on some spiritual reading. The common room in the parish house is available for those who prefer not to be in Orthros, but, when we are in that room, we need to be as quiet as possible with our personal devotions, and we need to remember that Fellowship Hour does not start until after the Divine Liturgy has ended.

May this week be a blessing for us all.

An unworthy priest,