Saint John's Eastern Orthodox Church
1101 Bell Street, Amarillo, Texas, 79106 (806) 355-0683
Schedule for November:Saturday Nov 2nd: Vespers at Sunday Nov 3rd: Orthros at 9 am
& Divine Liturgy at
The parish council will meet after hospitality hour.
Friday Nov. 29th: Great Vespers
for St. Andrew at Saturday Nov. 30th: Orthros 9 am
& Divine Liturgy for St. Anthony at Saturday Nov. 29th: Vespers at
for the Prophet Nahum
Sunday Dec. 1st: Orthros at 9 am
& Divine Liturgy at 10 am.
Parish Council will meet after Hospitality Hour.
- Coptic Bible Study will be held at every Saturday in November. All are welcome to attend this unique and beautiful study.
A word from Father David:
Christ is among us and ever shall be! In November the Church presents us with many, many opportunities…not only practical work, but liturgical work (liturgia: “persons work”). So in the month of November we have “namesdays of saints,” fasts on Wednesdays and Fridays, the Nativity Fast beginning on the 15th (strict fast), and Opportunities presented by community and personal life events. As always these challenge us to balance “time, talent and treasure” as we grow and develop in our mere Christianity.
Our family gatherings require travel and planning, along with our Sunday Liturgy and Bible Study commitments, our important athletic events, our reunions with memories and our aggravations,though we might not want to admit to it. Thus, God in His wise and All-knowing nature delivers these to us so we have a possibility to love others as we are so inclined to love ourselves. (May I be so bold as to say “ourselves first?”)
Here is the crux (the Cross) we are to take up and to follow Him.
The short list above is a tiny fraction of the places in our personal lives where we have to offer ourselves in love as Christ offered Himself in love to us. Let us each one again strive to live into being the “community that is caring…that cares!”
+Fr. David Eckley, Priest
Stewardship Sunday will be
December 1st this year.
We have the new materials from the Archdiocese, and we will
be mailing the pledge cards within the next few days.
If you don’t receive one by the 17th, please pick
one up at Bible Study.
It is important that we get these cards filled out and your
commitments made so that we may estimate our finances the year 2014.
If you are behind in your 2013 donations there is still time
to get your commitments covered by the end of December.
As always we are extremely grateful for your love of the
Church. Your ongoing
financial support of
St. John Chrysostom said, “A RICH
man is not one who has much, but one who
much, for what he gives away remains his