St. Peter Newsletter — Women’s Bible Study Starting Up!

Attn: Ladies! First Women's Bible Study on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm The men have their own study and now the women do too! The studies will meet concurrently (men and women on the same night alternating with the Community Study every other Wednesday). This is the first study. It will break for the Lenten period and pick up when Lent and Holy Week are completed. The study will discuss this verse in preparation for Forgiveness Sunday: Matthew 6:14-21 14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Fasting to Be Seen Only by God 16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter Special Edition — February 27, 2019

First Saturday of the Souls Liturgy, this Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9:30am Please bring the names of the loved ones you want commemorated. Schedule of Saturday of the Souls Liturgies: Sat Mar 2 — Saturday of the Souls 9:30am Sat Mar 9 — Saturday of the Souls at St. Paul’s (Fr. Hans out of town) 9:30am Sat Mar 16 — Saturday of the Souls CANCELLED (Women’s retreat at St. Paul’s)   Bp. Nicholas Visits St. Paul' this Weekend, March 2-3, 2019 His Grace Bishop Nicholas visits St. Paul this weekend for their Founder's Day celebration. He will serve Vespers on Saturday, March 2, 5:00pm. Bishop Nicholas is our hierarch and it would be good to attend the Vespers for both our own … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter February 26, 2019

Sunday of the Last Judgment Sunday of Meat Fare Martyrs Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basilikos of Amasea; Hieromartyr Theodoretos of Antioch   The parable of the Last Judgment is about Christian love. Not all of us are called to work for “humanity,” yet each one of us has received the gift and the grace of Christ’s love. We know that all persons ultimately need this personal love—the recognition in them of their unique soul in which the beauty of the whole creation is reflected in a unique way. We also know that people are in prison and are sick and thirsty and hungry because that personal love has been denied them. And, finally, we know that however narrow and limited the framework of our … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter February 18, 2019

Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican First and Second Discoveries of the Forerunner’s Honorable Head   The Sunday of the Prodigal Son is the second Sunday of pre-Lent, the weeks of preparation preceding Great Lent. It is the Sunday after the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee and Sunday before Meatfare Sunday. This pre-Lent is the start of the Easter cycle of worship in the Orthodox Church. On this Sunday in the preparation for Great Lent, Orthodox Christians are read Christ’s parable about God’s loving forgiveness (Luke 15:11-24). They are to see themselves as being in a foreign country far from the Father’s house and to make the movement of return to God, where we truly belong. The … [Read more...]

Antiochian National Convention 2019 Information

The National Convention for the Antiochian Archdiocese will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from July 21-28, 2019. The Convention is held every other year. If you are interested in going please click the image for more information. Workshops include: MARRIAGE: A SOCIAL IMPERATIVE WITHIN AN ORTHODOX CONTEXT: Kh. Dr. Maggie Hock will have an informal interactive presentation and discussion with handouts. WHAT’S UP WITH HOMESCHOOLING? Fr. Noah Bushelli will address the changing landscape in education and the opportunities available to families seeking a way to educate their children within the life of the Church. Additionally, he will discuss how to support and encourage the homeschooling families in your local … [Read more...]