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Explore our Nativity Resource Section!
NATIVITY SEASON - SPECIAL FEASTS & EVENTS
Join us for divine services for some of the great saints of the Church, and for special events unique to the Nativity Season:
Join us the weekend of Dec. 15-17 for a pastoral visit from Bishop Paul:
- Sun. Dec 17, 9:30am - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, ordination of Rdr Johnothon Sauer to the Diaconate
NATIVITY OF CHRIST FESTAL SCHEDULE:
Explore our Special Nativity Resource Section for suggested books, gifts, articles & videos, and join us for our Nativity festal services beginning Tue. Dec 19!
Complete Nativity Season Schedule in PDF format...
VESPERS OF THE PREFEAST
Tue. Dec 19 — 7:00pm
Wed. Dec 20 — 7:00pm
Thu. Dec 21 — 7:00pm
Fri. Dec 22 — 7:00pm
ROYAL HOURS FOR NATIVITY
Sat. Dec 23:
9:00am: First Royal Hour
Noon: Ninth Royal Hour
PRE-FEAST OF THE NATIVITY
Sat. Dec 23:
6:00pm - Great Vespers
Sun. Dec 24:
9:10am - Hours
9:30am - Divine Liturgy
FESTAL MATINS FOR NATIVITY
Sun. Dec 24, 7:00pm
NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
Mon. Dec 25, 9:30am, Divine Liturgy
Third Day of the Nativity (Protomartyr Stephen)
Wed. Dec 27, 9:30am, Divine Liturgy
STEWARDSHIP DRIVE 2018
We have begun our stewardship/pledge drive for 2018. Please pick up your stewardship packet while in church on Sunday. If you are a parish member and if your name is in the directory, a packet has been prepared for you.
As in the past, we have posted a convenient Online Pledge Form so you can fill out your pledge in a few easy steps. Our goal is to have all pledges turned in by Sunday, November 19.
BACK IN PRINT!
The Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church
Meaning, Preparation & Practice
by Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
Third Edition, with a new Epilogue by the author...
Seekers, catechumens and Orthodox faithful alike will be blessed by this trustworthy and inspiring guide to the Divine Liturgy and the Life in Christ, composed by our beloved pastor, a faithful presbyter of the Orthodox Church in America.
Paperback, 64 pages, full color cover; $9.99 retail.
Full info here, plus special link to order with a 20% discount!
Our Parish Family Photo - Spring 2017
ORTHODOX WORLD NEWS - Headline news from around the Orthodox world, plus daily podcasts on the saints and scriptures, updated via RSS Feed.
FALL ADULT EDUCATION CLASS!
"This year we will be reading The Roots of Christian Mysticism by Olivier Clement. The very prominent Orthodox scholar Fr. Andrew Louth said of this book: 'There are some books so good that all one wants to say is: go out, buy it and read it - it is marvelous!' This book - and the ensuing discussion - will immerse you into Orthodox spirituality like few books possibly could. There is nothing quite like it!" — Fr. Steven
We hope to see you there!
2017 GIVING TREE
for women & families of Lydia's House, and The Dragonfly Foundation
Dear CTS Faithful,
Our annual St. Nicholas Giving Tree goes up this Sunday, November 19, in the Parish hall. This year we will have requests for gifts for the women residents of Lydia's House and their children and for gift cards for the Dragonfly Foundation families.
Please take a tag from the tree and bring the requested gift with the tag attached to church on Sunday December 10th. Gift receipts should be taped to the items. Gifts can be put in gift bags but please do not wrap the gifts. Gift cards should be handed directly to me. :-)
If you will not be at church on December 10th, please bring your gift to church prior to December 10th.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of these families in need of our help.
FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
- RESTOCKING APPEAL,
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Dear Parish Faithful,
Remember that charity is an integral part of any fasting season. Being vigilant to the needs of our neighbors is essential. Please assist in re-stocking our food pantry shelves before Saturday, December 2. Below is a list of items we could use.
Canned soup • Canned fruit • Canned veggies
Ravioli • Chili • Meat (canned tuna or chicken)
pasta and pasta sauce • macaroni and cheese
boxed meals (hamburger helper, rice-a-roni, etc)
cereal • instant oatmeal • granola bars & snack items (fruit cups, protein bars, juice boxes, etc)
coffee • cake and brownie mixes
toilet paper • paper towels • soap
toothpaste and toothbrushes
Thank you, as always to the parish, for so faithfully supporting this important ministry.
We also need volunteers for this ministry, both for our Monthly Open Pantry Saturdays, and as Interim Organizers. Please visit our Food Pantry Ministry page for full info...
SUBMIT PRAYER REQUESTS ONLINE - Our Ministries Page now has an easy to use Prayer Request Form, so you may place your prayer requests straight from our website. You can also use the form to have your email address added to our Prayer Chain.
PARISH CALENDAR SYNC — NEVER MISS ANOTHER SERVICE OR EVENT! — This is a wonderful feature of our website, as once you sync our calendar to your iPhone, iPad, Android device, PC or Mac, it will automatically update as we post our parish schedule on our pop-up calendar. Just use the provided sync buttons to enable. Our calendar is featured on our Home page and our Schedule page. Learn more here.
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