Greetings in Christ,
This Sunday after Divine Liturgy begins the awaited Angels Day Camp, this ministry has been working diligently for months to prepare for this experience, and we are excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve the youth of our Parish.
Also this Sunday is the long awaited Annual Friendsgiving event. What a beautiful event we are blessed to have in the spirit of Thanksgiving! The Hope and Joy Ministry has been working to make sure the doors of the Spanos Pappas Community Center will open to the community at 4pm, inviting everyone to a beautiful meal. Let us show our gratitude by making the walls reverberate with our joy and laughter as we share a meal and enjoy eachothers good company.
As a brief reminder for those of you participating in the Angels Day Camp and attending Friendsgiving, the Feeding the Fosters Christmas Blessing Bag Drive items will be collected at the Spanos Pappas Community Center during the Friendsgiving event. If you are unsure of what to bring, or would still like to participate, please see the flyer in this bulletin that explains the items needed.
Our Boy Scout Troop is leaving on Saturday the 18th to Wednesday the 23rd for a camping trip in the Everglades where they plan to take a canoe trip, a 15 mile bike ride, and an airboat tour of the swamplands. It is sure to be an exciting experience.
On Saturday the 18th our Monthly Y.A.L Great Vespers will take place. The location of dinner will be announced after vespers. We hope to see you there!
My challenge for us this week is to attend at least one morning and one evening service which is provided here for our spiritual benefit. As a reminder, though the information can be found elsewhere: In the mornings at 9am, is daily Orthros, and at 6pm varies between vespers, and Paraklesis to the Theotokos, and St. Nicholas. If you are unable to physically attend, please consider joining us via the livestream which is accessible via the Church website, or our Youtube channel. If you do choose to accept this as a motivation to participate further in the cycle of our faith, I pray you find encouragement to continue dedicating time to our God.