Wednesday Morning 11 AM Discussion Group next meets on February 15. We will be reading Henry Cloud's book Changes that Heal throughout Great Lent - it offers us a chance to look at ourselves and our relationships to see if there are changes that we need to make in order to find healing from God. New copies are available online for about $11, used copies are abundant and cheap and there is also a Kindle version ($1.99) The study is open to everyone - please join us as we seek out God's healing and make godly changes in our thinking and behavior.
Memorial Liturgy Saturday February 18: As we approach Great Lent, there are several Saturdays which are designated as Memorial Saturdays in the calendar, dates on which we pray by name for our departed loved ones. We will do a Memorial Liturgy on Saturday, February 18 at 9:30 AM. That morning, when you come to Liturgy, write down the names of your loved ones and give the names to Fr. Ted. During the Liturgy, we will pray for all of those deceased by name.
Sunday Afternoon Discussion Group will meet Sunday, February 19 at noon to continue the discussion of Fr. Tom Hopko's Spirituality, Volume 4 of the The Orthodox Faith, revised edition. Read the section The Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Knowledge to be prepared for a lively discussion. The complete text is also available online at OCA.org at no cost.
The Youth Group thanks everyone for their generous donations last Sunday at the Souper Bowl of Caring. $191 was raised for the relief efforts of the International Orthodox Christian Charities. The canned food drive continues for two more Sundays. Non-perishable goods can be left in the box in the cloakroom for a local food pantry.
NEW from Fr. Ted's Blog
2/14: Lost Innocence
2/12: The Virtue of Sexual Purity
2/11: The Stages of Sin and Repentance
2/10: Historical Note on Memorial Saturdays
2/9: O Give Thanks to the Lord
2/8: Give to the Lord What is Yours
2/7: Antiquity Alone Does Not Confirm Truth or Tradition
OCA Review for January 2017 is here: monthly highlights in PDF from the OCA website.