*Father Bob Sanford will be filling in for me this Sunday at St. John. Please come and welcome him.
I am on home rest for 10 days following surgery this past Tuesday. I expect six weeks of modified activity with a few months of rehabilitation which should not interfere with my normal duties.
Thank you to each and everyone of you for your kindest thoughts and prayers on my behalf.
Yours in Christ,
- Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
- Confession by appointment before/after Vespers
- Matins, 8:30 AM
- The Divine Liturgy, 10 AM
Policy regarding Confession and visitations...
* A Reminder: It has been our long-standing policy and practice that during Confession, House-calls, and Visitations, Father requires that a third adult to be present while still maintaining the appropriate privacy during Confession. It is also our policy that during Confession we are not asked to reveal details of a personal or private nature. It is possible to discuss issues that we may be struggling with, but the real intent is to try and identify the motivating factors that cause us to err, and then to seek reconciliation. This may also involve the recomendation to seek appropriate professional help. If you would simply like to meet with Father for a visit outside of confession, a preffered place would be a local coffee shop :-)
For more information on the Sacrament of Confession, please see: https://www.goarch.org/-/preparation-for-holy-confession
Hello St. John,
TITHES AND STEWARDSHIP
Thank you to each parishioner who has made a financial commitment to Stewardship, or is increasing their offering towards fulll Stewardship. (*Stewardship is offering a tithe, or a tenth of our income to the Church.)
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have enough room for it." Malachi 3:10
Cleaning our Church
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Naomi Spaulding has volunteered to coordinate a Cleaning Schedule for the Fellowship Hall. If we have enough volunteers, each person/family would have a scheduled week every couple of months, so one could plan in advance. It would also be nice to do the cleaning with another family, for safety reasons, for fellowship, and for getting the work done faster. So, I am creating a cleaning schedule. The more people who volunteer, the more the burden will be shared. I will try to schedule two families/volunteers together, and when it's your week, you can chose any day before Sunday to do the cleaning, so that it fits into your plans. I will also try to have checklists so you will know what needs to be done, and cleaning supplies.
If anyone has any suggestions for cleaning that needs to be done, how to organize things, or issues they have when cleaning, please email me and let me know. Please email me with your phone number and email, if you're willing to help. And finally, please let me know if you have any restrictions, such as only being able to come early in the month, or anything else. I want to make this as convenient as possible for everyone!
Thank you in advance for your help,