GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!
Parish Meeting: Monday October 26 at 7:30pm
The Board has decided to hold a Parish Meeting on Monday evening, October 26th, at 7:30. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Approximately two weeks before the meeting the items which need to be voted on will be emailed, these include the amended 2020 Budget, the proposed 2021 Budget, election of a new Board Chair and Vice Chair, approval of the minutes of the most recent Parish meeting. Voting will be conducted via Survey Monkey and the time for voting extending until midnight on Wednesday October 28th, this will allow people to vote after the meeting giving them an opportunity to ask questions and hear any discussion before casting their vote. It is necessary to have a quorum vote for any action to be validly passed therefore we urge everyone to attend and vote.
Reminder: Safety Procedures in the Church
A reminder to all the faithful that in accordance with state law and public health directives, we have adjusted certain practices and procedures for your safety and the safety of your sisters and brothers in Christ. Everyone must wear a mask while in the church. Please remember to maintain at least 6 feet of social distance between you and others who do not live in your household. Masks and hand sanitizer are available in the Narthex, and Greeters will assist in helping you find a place to stand or sit. We will refrain from exchanging the kiss of peace, and we will venerate icons, the cross, the Gospel book and the priest's hand by bowing rather than kissing. The social hall and narthex have been reorganized to facilitate social distancing and safe ingress and egress -- please refrain from congregating in the narthex following Divine Liturgy. The Liturgy will continue to be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person. And as always, anyone who has a fever or is otherwise unwell should stay home, for the safety of others.
- Sign up for Sunday Divine Liturgy here.
- Sign up for the Sacrament of Confession here.
St. Nicholas Live Streaming Services
Opportunities to Serve Your Neighbor
As we celebrate the Lord's Resurrection each Sunday, we must continue to remember the critical importance of loving our neighbor (Mt 22:34-40), as the Lord commanded us to do ( "my neighbor is my salvation"). Love is demonstrated both in prayer and deed. Please remember your neighbors in this time of acute need. Here are some specific ways to help:
Virginia hospitals across the state are experiencing a severe shortage of blood, and the UVA Medical Center is encouraging healthy and eligible individuals to contact the American Red Cross to make an appointment to donate. Our Archbishop Daniel and our seminarians have already done so!
- Cultivate Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and its network, Cville Community Cares, and Albemarle County’s Equity and Inclusion Office have worked together in various combinations to create the food availability schedules and a beautiful new online Food Map showing some of the food resources on our City and County. (Source: Charlottesville Community Cares' Newsletter June 23)
Grace Grocery, our neighborhood food pantry at Crozet United Methodist Church, has several volunteer opportunities including set up, client help and clean up for food distributions, unloading food from truck, computer assistant, which are listed on the website. They provide training for first time volunteers. You can ask to be placed on their volunteer email list. Email: email@example.com Phone: 434-823-4420
Please also keep an eye on Support Charlottesville, which is a hub for opportunities to give (and receive) material support. This is a very good way to stay informed, get involved and help your neighbors in need.
Despite the current (temporary) modification to the parish's schedule of services, meetings, and events, all parishioners are reminded of the pledges they have made as part of their stewardship commitment of time, talent and treasure. Some parishioners may encounter financial hardship during this time of crisis, and we can only give as we are able. That said, the parish must continue to meet its budgetary obligations and operating expenses. Please continue sending your contributions by to the church via US Mail:
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
PO Box 6981
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Special Intentions, Needs and Requests
A reminder to contact Father directly (firstname.lastname@example.org | 443-204-4542) with any special prayer requests, intentions or concerns/needs, and he will make sure these are addressed.
Recent Prayer Requests
+All who have reposed in the Lord this week due to the pandemic
+John (father of Vladimir G., 3 years)
Hoda and Ramsis (parents of +Sameh, friend of Darya L., abundant solace)
Jennifer (neighbor to Darya L., healing)
Lydia (Mother of Elaine B., healing)
Doina (Godmother to Florin M., healing)
Stephanie and the child she bears
Infant John David (healing)
Toby and family
Liubov (mother of Anya B., healing)
Karen B. (healing)
Dorian (health and protection)
Chaplain Robby (serving those in prison)
Chaplain Joseph (serving those in prison)
Bill (mission work)
Elaine (mission work)
Fr. Robert and Pani Dobrodyka Christine (retirement)
All those working in defense of human dignity, justice and equality during this time of unrest
The hungry and the homeless, and all those struggling with mental illness and infirmity
All children born and unborn and for their parents
All those struggling financially during the pandemic, and for those whose basic necessities are out of reach
All medical personnel, first responders and others ministering to the sick, and those rendering vital services to their neighbors
All those in high-risk populations during this pandemic
Schedule of Upcoming Services
Sunday 11 October
9am: 3rd & 6th Hours
9:30am: Divine Liturgy
Sunday 18 October
9am: 3rd & 6th Hours
9:30am: Divine Liturgy