St. Peter Newsletter — May 29, 2013

Current Addresses for Bob Smith, Anatole Kurdsjuk, and Jeremiah Tewis Several parishioners have asked for current addresses for our St. Peter's parishioners who we are praying for so they could send them a card: Anatole and Linda Kurdsjuk 470 Dawn Drive North Fort Myers, FL 33904 Dylan Jeremiah Tewis Resident Center Apt #509 2020 Peachtree Road NW Altanta, GA 30309 Please note that Jeremiah's address is new. He is now in outpatient therapy for a month of so. Fr. Hans will be visiting him this week. Bob and Jane Smith Address Coming The Living Waters of Mid-Pentecost By Fr. Stephen … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter – May 22, 2013

Update on Jeremiah Tewis Jeremiah is progressing very well. Next week he begins outpatient therapy. This consists of 5 hours or so of rehabilitation every day, usually in the mornings. Afternoons are free. The doctors anticipate that this should take four or five weeks. After that he returns to Naples. Recovery continues and should take anywhere from six to twelve months after that. We are of course very grateful for his healing so far. Much of this is due to the fervent prayers of those who love Jeremiah (including Elder Paisios who has brought miracles to brain injured patients in … [Read more...]

St. Peter Epistle — April 30, 2013

Jeremiah Tewis Update Jeremiah is getting better. He is undergoing extensive therapy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, a facility that specializes in injuries of the type Jeremiah suffered. He will be in Atlanta for at least a month and perhaps longer. I speak to him on the phone almost daily. Therapy is intensive and rigorous but he is in good hands. However, we have to remain vigilant in our prayers for him because he still has a way to go. I can't stress this enough. Healing takes time and our Lord is involved in the process. We pray too that the doctors and other caregivers … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter — April 24, 2013

Palm Sunday Brunch this Sunday St. Peter's will hold a Palm Sunday Brunch immediately following Divine Liturgy this Sunday, April 28. Cut off for tickets is this Wednesday (tomorrow). Please call or email Mary Jarvis if you plan to attend (239-263-9292, Ticket price is $20. Katina Protopapadakis has graciously donated all of the fish and is directing the cooking and luncheon. Other parishioners will bring salad, drinks, and so forth. The full price of your ticket will be donated to the Tewis family to help them offset some of the costs of Jeremiah's hospitalization. If … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter – April 15, 2013

Palm Sunday Fish Brunch / Jeremiah Tewis Fundraiser On Palm Sunday, April 28 St. Peter's will hold a Fish Brunch following the Divine Liturgy at the hotel in our suite. Tickets are $15/person with the full proceeds going to help the Tewis family offset some of their medical expenses. Tickets must be bought by April 21 so we know how much food to buy. You can give your check to Mary Jarvis or mail it to: St. Peter Orthodox Mission, P.O. Box 110844, Naples, FL 34108. The Fifth Sunday of Lent — St. Mary of Egypt St Mary was born in Egypt. She had left her parents at the age of … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter – March 22, 2013

Reminder: Orthodoxy 101 Don't forget that Orthodoxy 101 begins this Sunday at St. Paul's at 6:30pm. The first session will start with Vespers with the class immediately following. Sunday of Orthodoxy (Sections below are taken from the GOA Website.) The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons. In that year the iconoclastic controversy, which had raged on and off since 726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored on the first Sunday in Lent. Ever since, … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter — March 11, 2013

Memorial Prayers for our Loved Ones this Sunday Since we cannot do Saturday of the Souls because we don't have a permanent worship space yet, we will memorialize our loved ones following the Divine Liturgy this Sunday. Place bring a list of the names of family members you would like remembered. We will have a table prepared for kollyva. Pot Luck on Clean Monday — March 18 at Hunter's Ridge On Monday, March 18 we will mark the beginning of Lent with a pot-luck dinner at Hunter's Ridge, the development where Bill and Mary Copeland live (get directions). The pot luck starts at … [Read more...]

Reminder: Vespers at St. Paul’s on Friday, March 8.

Reminder: Vespers and Talk by Bp. Anthony on Friday, March 8 at 6:30pm Don't forget the Vesper Service for the St. Paul Founder's Day weekend on Friday, March 8 starting at 6:30pm (get directions to St. Paul's). Many of you may remember Bp. Anthony who gave the sermon at the consecration of the St. Paul Church last year. He is an inspiring and engaging speaker. Bp. Anthony will give a talk following the Vesper Service. Refreshments will be served. You can read more about Bp. Anthony on the Antiochian Archdiocese website. Reminder: Bible Study Tuesday Evening Also, don't forget Bible … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter – February 27, 2013

C.S. Lewis These are some quotes from C.S. Lewis. While not an Orthodox Christian, Lewis was thoroughly Orthodox in his thinking and experience with God. He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” “At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendors we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in.” … [Read more...]

Pot Luck Dinner – March 19, 2013

Pot Luck Dinner -- Monday March 18, 2003 Mark you calendar for our March Pot Luck! Location: Hunters Ridge Golf Community Take the Bonita Beach Road exit (Exit 116) of I 75. Go east on block on right. Get Map Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm … [Read more...]