Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Thanks be to God, the dome for the apse has been replaced today; the plan is to finish the flashing tomorrow. Weather earlier in the week slowed this process and, as a result, interior repairs will begin next week. This work will also include repairs in the hallway connecting the Church to the parish hall, where there has been water damage which many of you may have noticed. Please continue your prayers that these repairs be executed properly and fully!
As many of you are aware, our parish will be hosting a choir conference from Nov. 3-5. Organized by our Diocesan Liturgical Music Committee, under the leadership of Larissa Sander along with Fr. Alexander Petrovsky and Kurt Sander, it is an honor for our parish to host this valuable event! Let us all warmly welcome these visitors!
It is just for events like this that we built our new parish and hall — and now we need to polish up our buildings! Join us this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon to clean the interior of the Church and the Hall. Volunteers have long cleaned these spaces, but since one regular cleaner has moved away, our facility now needs freshening up! Offer a few hours of your time as a gift to God — many hands make light work!
This Saturday is St. Demetrios Saturday; we will serve a general pannykhida at 4:30 p.m. Confession will follow at 5:30 p.m. and then Vigil at 6 p.m. Divine Liturgy is on Sunday at 10 a.m. as usual.
At the instruction of Archbishop Peter, we will be making a special collection at the end of liturgy for those affected by the fires in California, which includes a number of our fellow Orthodox.
Sincerely in Christ,