(Please note schedule subject to change. Please call church office to confirm times.)
Sunday Services: Orthros 8:15 am; Divine Liturgy 9:15 am. Followed by Sunday School and Fellowship Hour in our Community Center.
Weekly Feastday / Major Saint Day Liturgies: 9 am Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy.
Saint Joseph of Arimathea was a prominent Jewish leader during the time of Jesus Christ. He is mentioned in the Gospels as being a rich man from Armiathea who was a secret disciple of Christ due to his status in the Sanhedrin. After the crucifixion and death of our Lord, Joseph approached Pontius Pilate out of piety and asked for the body of Jesus so that he might bury it honorably. He, together with Saint Nicodemus, removed the body of Christ from the cross in the presence of the Theotokos and the Myrrh-Bearing Women, wrapped it in a linen shroud, anointed it with spices, and laid it in a new tomb that he owned. This disciple later traveled the world proclaiming the Gospel until he reposed in peace in England. The Church commemorates him individually on July 31st and along with the Myrrh-Bearing Women and Nicodemus on the 3rd Sunday of Pascha (the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers).
6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:6-14
Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:1-8
At that time, getting into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Rise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
United Way’s Tools 4 School Backpack program: Please see flyers in email and at Church. The backpacks have to be Delivered to United Way by August 15th at the latest, please drop the completed backpacks off at the church a week or two before that date.
Parishioners, if you have a St Anna access key card and have not received the alarm instructions and codes yet, please contact Jorge Ferreira via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instruction.
Paraklesis for the Dormition of the Theotokos, 7 pm:
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2
Wednesday, August 7
Thursday, August 8
Friday , August 9
Monday, August 12
Tuesday, August 13
Monday, August 5: Great Vespers of Transfiguration, 7 pm
Tuesday, August 6: Transfiguration Feastday, 9 am Orthros, Liturgy, and Blessing of Grapes
Wednesday, August 14: Great Vespers of Dormition, Holmdel Church, 7 pm
Thursday, August 15: Dormition of Virgin Mary, St. Anna, 9 am , Orthor followed by LIturgy
2019 Very Important Dates:
Sept 6-7-8 -OPA
Nov 3 -Fall General Assembly
Nov 16-17 -Eat & Shop
We always welcome volunteers who can dedicate the time and effort to help with the ministries, events, cleaning, etc. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering for 2019-2020
Stewardship is the sharing of the talents and treasures that God has provided for us. An Orthodox Christian Steward is an active participant in the life of the Church. The parish encourages all who accept the Orthodox Faith to become practicing Stewards.
2019 Stewardship Drive: We currently have 131 Pledges totaling $144,164 for an average of $1,100 and $101,758 received to date. We also have 13 families who have contributed $7,255 to date but have not submitted a stewardship card. It is important that all families complete a stewardship card to be considered a steward. Current Stewardship List and other stewardship information is posted in bulletin board by water cooler.
We need everyone’s participation to exceed this year’s stewardship pledge target of $170,000. If the remaining 60, 2018 stewards give at the same level as last year we could exceed our budget and reach a record high number of stewards.
If you have not done so already, we ask that you prayerfully consider your stewardship commitment and submit a 2019 pledge card as soon as you can. You can check to see if you are on the Stewards List attached to this bulletin.
…Remember a rich man is not one who has much, but one who gives much