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Bulletin July 2, 2023

SUN JULY 2 4th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3

  • 4та Неділя після П’ятидисятниці.
  • Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Rom. 6:18-23
  • Gospel  Mt. 8:5-13
  • Panakhyda for Maria Czapor, requested by her daughters Helen and Stela, and the family.

SAT JULY 8 No Services. Служби немає.

SUN JULY  9 5th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4  

  • 5тa Неділя після П’ятидисятниці.
  • Liturgy. Святa Літургія @ 9:00 AM
  • Apostle Rom. 10:1-10
  • Gospel  Mt. 8:28-9:1



 A SPECIAL PARISH meeting is being scheduled for Sunday, July 16 after the services. We need to decide on the rental of the apartment in the rectory. All members in good standing are invited. Please, make every effort to attend.

ОСОБЛИВІ ПАРАФІЯЛЬНІ ЗБОРИ для вирішення питання здачі в аренду квартири в церковному будинку заплановані на наділю 16-го липня після Літургії. Всі парафіяни активного стану запрошуються для обговорення і голосування.

SISTERHOOD is looking for sponsors for a professional-grade food processor for our church kitchen. The cost is $690. If you can, please help! Please, see Natalia Kyrychenko or Anne Bailly with your donations.

НАШІ СЕСТРИЦІ шукають спонсорів для кухонного комбайну для нашої церковної кухні. Вартість $690. Будь-ласка, звертайтеся до Наталі Кириченко або Анни Бейлі з вашими пожертвами.

ВЕЛИКА ПОДЯКА Мирославу Івахнюк та Ігору Ткачук, які за власні кошти і власними зусиллями помалювали квартиру в церковному будинку. Нехай Господь поблагословить їх за їхню жертовність!

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ASLEEP IN THE LORD: The Handmaiden of God, Elizabeth Cherpak, strengthened by the Holy Mysteries, fell asleep in the Lord last Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at our Church this past Thursday. May God Grant His Handmaiden, Elizabeth, ETERNAL MEMORY!  ВІЧНАЯ   ПАМ΄ЯТЬ!

COFFEE and…: Thank you to Maria and Sylvia Sacalos for hosting coffee and… last Sunday!! Hosting today is Lyubou Prokopiv, and hosting next Sunday is pani matka Oksana Pokotyo!! Thank you for your continuous support of coffee and…

WHY GO TO CHURCH? Reason #1: Because we are made to worship: We are all spiritual beings in that we have a soul, we are all religious in that we show reverence, love, and devotion through ceremonial prayer to the things our soul considers sacred. To deny one or the other or both is to deny the very essence of who we are, as humans. We are made in the image and likeness of God. The first four commandments are related to the spiritual, religious worship of God. 1) I am God, don’t have any others; 2) No idols; 3) Do not use Lord’s name in vain; 4) Remember Sabbath and keep it holy. God knows us.  He made us.  If we do not worship the God of the Bible, the Father with His Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, then we will worship something or someone else. That’s an idol. We go to Church to fulfill who we are, to do what we were made to do. Could anyone honestly say I am a student and not attend school?

WHY GO TO CHURCH? Reason #2: Where do we want to go after our life on earth ends? Heaven, right? What does everyone, who is already there, do? What do the angels, the Virgin Mary, and all the Saints do in Heaven? They worship God! Our worship is different from other churches including incense, chanting, icons, candles, standing, kneeling, and making the sign of the cross. Some might say that our worship was invented by some bishop or group of monks a few centuries ago. Others say that New Testament worship was spontaneous. However, the reality is that the Divine Liturgy we celebrate these days is essentially the same, at its core, as the Liturgy of the 1st century Christians. Moreover, the Apostles and first disciples were Jews. When they became followers of Christ, they did not invent some new worship of Him. Rather, they took the forms and rituals of the worship they knew (Judaic worship) and gave it a Christian character. Look at Jesus Himself, He observed all the rituals of worship including fasts, feasts, and pilgrimages. Divine Liturgy is rooted in ancient Judaic/Biblical worship. It came from the same commandments given to Moses on Mt. Sinai by God Himself. Therefore, our Orthodox Christian worship is the earthly component of the eternal worship in Heaven. The structure and decoration of our temple (church building) along with the services’ words, prayers, petitions, and rubrics reflect Heavenly worship’s nature. It’s where we go to practice and prepare ourselves for the eternal worship in Heaven. If we don’t prepare ourselves here, we won’t be able to do it there!

WHY GO TO CHURCH? Reason #3: One Christian is no Christian: We cannot be a follower of Christ in isolation. We must be connected to THE community of Faith – The Church (the Ecclesia); otherwise, how will we know, if our faith is true and real? St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:4-7: ”There are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of working but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. He continues in verse 12 For just as the body is one has many members, and all the members of the body, though many are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, and all were made to drink on one Spirit. 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. After the analogy of the human body to emphasize the importance of all parts, he summarizes his point in verse 26If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” When we say, I don’t need to go to church, we are also saying, I don’t need the Body of Christ (in either form, spiritual or the Holy Communion). We are saying I know everything that I need to know to get to Heaven. We are saying I don’t need any help from you churchgoers. This directly contradicts what St. Paul is saying.

PARENTS of young children, please, clean the restrooms in the parish hall after using them. БАТЬКИ малих дітей, будь-ласка прибирайте туалети після того як ваші діти їх використовують.



TODAY the donations from the coffee hour will go to the Youth Ministry instead of the Scholarship Committee.  This will continue through September 3.  The Youth Ministry sponsors both a Fall Costume party and a Pre-Lenten party, mini-golfing and bowling events, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day treats, gifts for Church School graduates, greeting cards and gifts for young adults and shut-ins, decorating the trees, church hall and caroling at Christmas and placing flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day.   All of the children of the parish are invited to participate in our activities which are solely funded by personal donations and the income from “Coffee and…”  Please be generous.