This weekend at St. Mary of Egypt (Sunday, Sept. 6th), and beyond
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Please let me or Bobbi know if you plan to attend this Sunday. As a reminder, we continue to keep our safe distancing (6 ft apart). Masks are also required except when receiving communion. Bobbi seats people upon arrival. Overflow seating is in the Fellowship Hall and Narthax as well.
Here is the schedule of upcoming services
Saturday September 5 Great Vespers is cancelled
Sunday September 6 Matins at 8:50am, Divine Liturgy at 10am with Fr Gabriel serving
Tuesday September 8 Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos Divine Liturgy at 10am with Fr Athanasius serving. If you are not working that day, please make an effort to be in church. As on Sundays, communion will be served so please fast that morning.
Saturday Sept 12 Great Vespers at 5pm with Fr Athanasius serving. Father Athanasius will hear confession after Vespers or by appointment.
1. Donations to the Priest Fund: We have received thus far $1,625 to the Priest Fund. We sent an appeal letter in August asking for a drive to fulfill Father Athanasius’s dream of reaching $100,000 in that Fund by Father’s birthday on November 15.
2. Running expenses of the church: This past Sunday evening I stopped by the church to make sure the AC was turned back to 79,… and I smelt a very strong odor of sulfur/gas. I called the gas company and a man came out and checked out the building and did find a gas leak inside and a problem outside. The gas was turned off to the building. The plumber came out and found the 3 problem spots in the building and the corroded pipe outside. The Vectren person just came out and turned the gas back on. Running a church is expensive and these unexpected additional expenses are costly. It cost us $1,920 , but had the plumber not found the leaks and we would have had to replace all the piping and that would have cost thousands.
Please remember that the expenses of the church are covered by the money people contribute/tithe. Some give weekly, others monthly,… If you are a member, or a catechumen, or an inquirer and consider this your home church please consider how you can financially support the running of the church. For those staying home and watching via live streaming you can still contribute to the church. Donations can be mailed via check to the church, 102 E Broadway St, Greenwood, IN 46143 or you can also contribute via Zelle transfer to email@example.com.
3. Study Bibles: A case of 12 Study Bibles was ordered and just arrived. They are $35 each. You can purchase yours in the bookstore.
In Christ’s love