This Week's Services
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Sunday, March 14
The Lenten book study will begin on March 25th. We will be discussing St. Theophan the Recluse: The Spiritual Life. We will meet from 8:00pm-9:00pm via Zoom. If you would like to participate, please contact Fr. Daniel and let him know. A Zoom invite will be sent to all study participants. You may purchase the book here: The Spiritual Life (Orthodox Spiritual Writings)
Our annual pre-Pascha cleaning days will be March 6th and March 13th from 9:00-12:00. A SignUp Genius list will be on the website as well as in your weekly bulletin email.
Diaper Drive for Lent
There is a great need in Waco for diapers. Our service project for Lent will be to collect baby and adult diapers of all sizes. Please bring your donations and put them in the box in the Parish Hall. These will be donated to Caritas to distribute to needy families in our area. Thank you for your generosity!
We will be having only one Saturday of the Souls this year on March 20th at 10:00am.
The schedule of Lenten services is on the Parish calender section of our new and improved website (www.stnicholaswaco.org). You may also find a printed copy in the Narthex. Sign up sheets to attend will be linked on the website and in your weekly bulletin email.
Divine Liturgy Attendance
To reserve a spot for the weekly Divine Liturgy, you will now need to sign up. Each Thursday, the list for attendance will be emailed to those on our email list. To reserve your spot, use the SignUp Genius app or follow the link in the email sent to www.signupgenius.com. Please refrain from signing up each week in order to give everyone a chance to attend. As always, Eucharist will be offered to those who did not get on the list.
Eucharist for Those Not Currently Attending Services
For those who are uncomfortable attending the Liturgy in person during the pandemic or who did not secure a spot on the attendance list for the week, Father Daniel will be offering the Eucharist at 11:30am each Sunday at the front door.
City-wide Mask Order
The City of Waco has mandated that masks be worn in all businesses and public spaces. It is imperative that all precautions be taken while we are experiencing this increase in COVID cases in our community, so we kindly ask that you wear a mask to church.
Please be sure and watch your email for updates regarding how our Parish will handle the ongoing pandemic, particularly as cases are on the rise once again. As always, if you have any coronavirus-like symptoms or have a known exposure, please worship from home for the CDC recommended time. Please report any positive test results to the Parish office if you have attended services, so that others can go get tested and self-isolate. Thank you for your care and concern in this matter.
Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. Stewardship is not just a program or a method of fundraising. It is a way of thanking God for all the blessings He has given us by returning to Him a portion of time, talent and treasure each of us has received.
The Cornavirus has greatly impacted our Parish, and our budget is down by a significant amount. Your giving is more important than ever. Please pick up your stewardship cards for 2021 and return as soon as possible to the church office or to Johnny Giotes.
We now have a donation button on our website for those of you who cannot attend services but would still like to give in support of our Parish. Visit our website (www.stnicholaswaco.org) and click the "Donate" link on our homepage. You will be taken to Paypal where you can pay your stewardship or other offerings.
Because of the pandemic, our monthly meals have been put on hold. We deeply regret that this is necessary, but we do look forward to resuming this time of fellowship as soon as it safe.
"We should pray for our neighbors not because God does not know how to save them, but because He wants us to participate in one another’s salvation." - Metropolitan Hilarion
Please remember these in your daily prayers:
- The Parish Council
- Father Daniel, Presbytera Sarah and Andrew, Elizabeth, and George
- Father Ted, Presbytera Kathy and Paul
- St. Andrew Parish
- Coronavirus Victims and their families
- Connie Brown (Mike Kasten's mom) - lung cancer
If you have names you would like added, or if situations needing special prayer have been resolved, please let Robyn know. This will keep our list up to date and accurate.
Submissions and E-mail Updates
If you have announcements, new, items of interest, or prayer requests for the weekly bulletin or if you need to update or add an e-mail address to our circulation list, please let Robyn Panayoton know by 5:00pm on Wednesday of each week.
Orthodox Campus Fellowship
OCF is a ministry for college students that meets on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Please contact Father Daniel for more information.
Please sign up for the above duties on the wall calendar by the office door in the Parish Hall. The church needs all of you. Thank you for your faithfulness. Please keep it up. God will bless you.
Sacrament of Holy Communion (Non-Orthodox Visitors)
It is with the deepest regret that we ask you to abstain from receiving Holy Communion. This is a sacrament reserved only for those who are baptized, chrismated and prepared Orthodox Christians. It pains us to turn away a Christian who loves and worships the Lord Jesus, but because of the separation of the Christian churches and the different understanding we have about the Sacrament of Holy Communion, we ask you to abstain. Do come and receive the blessed bread at the conclusion of the service.
We are happy to have you worshiping with us today. Please stay and join us for coffee hour after the Divine Liturgy so that we may meet you.