Updated: Feb. 20, 2020
Harvest Sunday UpdateOur
first Harvest Sunday collection of the year, originally on the calendar
for this coming Sunday, will be rescheduled for a Sunday in March (date
TBD). The Parish Council is seeking suggestions for a recipient of this
collection; contact Frank Cerra (email@example.com) if you have a recommendation. (More information on our Harvest Sundays and their intent here.)
Sunday of Meatfare of the Last JudgmentToday’s
Gospel reading is Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the Last Judgment.
It reminds us that while trusting in Christ’s love and mercy, we must
not forget His righteous judgment when He comes again in glory. If our
hearts remain hardened and unrepentant, we should not expect the Lord
to overlook our transgressions simply because He is a good and loving
God. Although He does not desire the death of a sinner, He also expects
us to turn from our wickedness and live (Ezek. 33:11). This same idea
is expressed in the prayer read by the priest after the penitent has
confessed his or her sins (Slavic practice).
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Food Shelf Reminder
The food shelf cupboard has become quite bare almost overnight! If you
are out and about this week, consider purchasing some food to bring to
share with our neighbors who visit the food shelf this weekend. We need
everything that is listed in the guidelines, so please review them first. Thank you!
Church SchoolSunday class: February 23
Adult EducationFebruary 23: Ellie Peters - Interactions with the Tangible World - This Sunday will be spent exploring the question of how we as Christians ought to interact with the tangible created world. The majority of the hour will be spent unpacking passages from Augustine’s Confessions on time, memory, and creation. Insights from this will be brought into dialogue with passages from Genesis, Ecclesiastes, and contemporary Christian writings.
The adult ed book hour is scheduled for the third Sunday of every month, through June. Next session: March 15 (9-10 am in AMH). Reading focus: How to be a Sinner (Peter Bouteneff), chapter 4 (Reflections on the Self; pp 65-93). (Questions about the book hour can be directed to Jason Schock)