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Church Bulletin: July 12, 2015

posted Jul 13, 2015, 8:05 AM by Saint Raphael of Brooklyn Antiochian Orthodox Church
July 12, 2015- Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
 
This Week's Services and Events

July 13, Monday
        + Intro to Orthodoxy class, 7:00PM

July 14, Tuesday
        + Parish Council meeting, 7:00PM

July 15, Wednesday
        +  Akathist, 7:00PM
        + Vespers in Kalona, 7:00PM

July 17, Friday
        + Matins, 8:30AM
        + Office Hours, 9:30AM-11:30AM

July 18, Saturday
        + Great Vespers, 5:00PM

July 19, Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council
        + Matins, 8:45AM 
        + Divine Liturgy, 10:00AM, followed by coffee hour
        
Upcoming Events and Announcements

Intro to Orthodoxy Class-
       Fr. Ignatius is offering a 7 part Introduction to Orthodoxy class beginning July 6 at 7:00PM and continuing weekly on Monday evenings.  All are welcome.  Invite a friend. 

Looking for Book Donations-
        Parishioners are asked to bring any unwanted books in used but good condition to church (they can be left on the table in the bookstore room).  Iulian Vamanu will be organizing them and the parish council will consider how and when to host a book sale to benefit the church.  Please direct any questions you have to Iulian.

Food for All-Kalona-
        Kalona Summer Lunch is going well, with our busiest day involving 24 guests plus 22 lunches packed to go--plus a very active activities table. Come down for lunch anytime (MWF, noon to one). Please support Kalona Vespers however you can; prayer for this outreach is appreciated. Our regular attendees are Orthodox, with an occasional non-Orthodox person (or group of people) visiting. We gather on first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m., United Christian and Baptist Church, Kalona.

Outreach at Johnson County Fair-
       St. Raphael Church will have a booth in one of the exhibition halls at the Johnson County Fair July 27-30.  70,000 people attend this fair annually.  We will present information about our church and our faith to passersby and engage them in conversation if they show interest.  We need volunteers to staff this table in shifts during the days of the fair. A sign-up sheet is now posted.  Please consider if you can represent our church at the fair as we seek to engage our community in this way.
       
Remember Your Departed Loved Ones With Flowers-
        Would you like to memorialize your departed loved ones with a bouquet of flowers to be placed in the church on the weekend of your choice?  Look for the new Memorial sign-up sheet.  Decide what weekend you would like your loved one(s) remembered, give $25 to the church, clearly marking it for "Memorial Flowers" and your loved one(s) will be mentioned during the Great Entrance prayers and in the weekly bulletin.  If your departed loved ones are Orthodox, and you would like Trisagion Prayers for the Departed to be offered at the end of Liturgy, you can indicate that on the sign-up sheet as well.

Keep Praying for Kidnapped Orthodox Bishops in Syria-
       Since April 22, 2013, the Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, Metropolitan Paul, and the Syriac Metropolitan of Aleppo, Youhanna, have been in captivity and have not heard from.  Please pray for their well being and release and also pray for their captors as well.  

Next Sunday's Gospel Reading-
       The Lord said to His Disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father Who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”   (Matthew 5:14-19)                       
Pray for our Catechumen-
       Please keep our catechumen Ilya Buchkin in your prayers as he prepares to be sacramentally joined to the Orthodox Church. 

Holy Bread-
        On July 19, the holy bread will be provided by the Peterson/Branch family.  Thank you in advance.

Do You Have a Prayer Request?
        Please give it to Fr. Ignatius and he will distribute it by email to all those on the Prayer Chain. If you wish to join the Prayer Chain, please let Fr. Ignatius know. 

Food for Thought-
        The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Matthew 13:44-45
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