Second Day of Christmas

Everyone is invited to St. Paul Skete in Grand Junction to celebrate the Second Day of Christmas on Tuesday, December 26th.  Liturgy will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a potluck meal.  Please let Mother Nektaria know by Wednesday, December 20 if you are planning on attending.

Nativity Play

The children of St. John will perform their annual Nativity Play following liturgy on December 17.

Caroling at King’s Daughters and Sons

We will be caroling at King’s Daughters and Sons nursing home on Thursday, December 14.  We will meet in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. and sing through the halls of the home.  All are welcome to join us for this blessed evening!

Advent Service Schedule

Paraklesis                    We will pray Paraklesis each Monday evening of Nativity, 6:00 p.m.

December 6                 Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nicholas, 9:00 a.m.

St. Nicholas Play following dinner Wednesday evening

December 9                 Chrismation of Ian Curry, John Curry, Allie Helms, Marissa Kizer, JonMark & Heather Hetrick, Jamie Escue, and Justin Bowles following Vespers.

December (tbd)         Caroling at King’s Daughters home, 6:30 p.m.

December 16               Chrismation of Tom Ashworth

 

FULL SCHEDULE OF NATIVITY SERVICES

New in the Bookstore

2018 Icon Calendars and 2018 Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints are now available in the bookstore.

Additionally, there are still many items available at 50% off!

St. Nicholas Play

We will celebrate Divine Liturgy for St. Nicholas on the morning of December 6 at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday evening following dinner, our teens will again present a short play on the life of the saint.  As is our tradition, we will collect gifts from the children for the Neighborhood Christian Center Christmas store.  Gifts should be new and not wrapped.  Dinner will follow for all, including what we hope will be a number of guests. Please bring fasting-friendly desserts to share.

St. Nicholas Play

Bookstore Clearance

BOOKSTORE CLEARANCE

*Everything Half Off

(excludes Orthodox Study Bibles)

There are several book, CDs, and icons on sale for 50% off downstairs in the new bookstore area as you exit the original building into the new hall.  We are clearing out to make room for 2018 Calendars and a revamping of what type of items will be sold.

30th Anniversary and Hierarchical Visit

Join us November 19th as we welcome His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH and His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS for our 30th Anniversary celebration and blessing of St. Raphael Hall. Please contact the office if you have not already RSVPd.

Click here for a full schedule of events and here for ways in which you can help.

 

Thanksgiving Baskets and Food Pantry Drive

It is time again to collect for our Thanksgiving Baskets!  This year the Teen Group will be giving large baskets to 3 families for whom we have provided items for many years, as well as collecting canned goods for St. Brigid’s Food Pantry.   An online sign up for items needed may be found on SignUp Genius or you may sign up downstairs.  No donation is too small or insignificant – do not feel as though you need to provide the entire quantity of an item listed.  There will be a table set up in the old parish hall where items may be left.

All contributions should be at the church no later than Sunday, November 11 at which time an inventory will be taken and those items still needed will be purchased.  If you would rather make a monetary donation you may do so by indicating “Thanksgiving Baskets” on your check.

Wednesday Evening Schedule

5:30 Parish Meal

6:15 Teaching

6:15 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Levels 1 & 2

7:00 Small Compline