St. Michael the Archangel
Orthodox Church of America in Concord, CA
Sunday Bulletin – March 17, 2019
Sunday of Orthodoxy
First Sunday of Lent
Lenten Services – Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. – Presanctified Liturgy
Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. -Presanctified Liturgy
The Liturgy of the Presanctified is offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m and on every Friday at 7 p.m.
Sunday of Orthodoxy and Visit of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
It is a great joy to announce that His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon has accepted the invitation of His Eminence, our Archbishop Benjamin, to make a primatial visit to our area during this weekend of Great Lent. Today, Sunday, March 17, 6:00 pm:
Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Holy Trinity Cathedral, San Francisco.
Reception following; all parishioners invited!
Parking available at St. Brigid’s School – Broadway between Van Ness & Franklin.
Women’s Retreat Day – Saturday, April 6, 2019 starting 9:30 a.m.
Mother Macrina Roeber will be offering a Retreat day for women here at St. Michael’s on Saturday, April 6th.
Mother Macrina has been a sister at Holy Assumption Monastery (OCA) in Calistoga, CA, since 2009. Her educational background includes a B.A. from Penn State University, an M.A. in Applied Orthodox Theology from Balamand University (Lebanon), and both an M.A and Th.M. from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. “Exploring Repentance with the Great Canon of St. Andrew” is the focus. Free to members of St. Michael’s. $15 for visitors. Lunch provided. RSVP to Rector@stmichael.org or call (415) 496-9023.
9:30 Coffee and Greet *10-11:45 a.m. -First Session * Noon to 12:45 -Lunch*
1-2:45 p.m. -Second Session * 3:00 Closing Prayer
Men’s Retreat Day – Saturday, April 13, 2019 starting 9:30 a.m.
Priest Edward Henderson, Rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Berkeley(OCA), will be offering a Retreat day for men on Saturday, April 13th.
Fr. Edward studied both in London and Moscow.
The topics will be “Orthodox Spirituality 101” and “the Witness of St. Maximus the Confessor. Free to Parish men and $15 for visitors. Lunch provided.
RSVP to Rector@stmichael.org or call (415) 496-9023.
Gratitude – A great big thanks to Frank Edelman, Randy Crawford and Stan Scioscia who removed the carpet from the temple to prepare the floor for the new installation. The wood floor will be installed between April 1-3. We will need to remove the old carpet from the altar next Saturday. Again, much gratitude!
The Parish Grounds – A wonderful word of gratitude to Titania Vergus and
Tony Elwood for spending the entire day Friday mowing the lawn, weeding and beautifying our property! Many thanks to them!
Readers – Meeting today after Divine Liturgy for all Consecrated Readers
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.
Please Pray for the Sick of our Parish
Sophia Tolkach, Pauline Sargent, Linda Sekella, Mona Athanasius
Readers: Gene Perry, Sasha Dawson + Agape Meal-Stan Scioscia + Cleaning-Bliss
P.O Box 728, Concord, CA 94522