Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I trust and pray you are all well. Congratulations to the community of St. Anna for a parish assembly meeting last Sunday. The two short motions both passed unanimously. We will move forward with the selling of the duplex home that Marios Poulos donated to the St. Anna parish (subject to the blessing of Metropolitan Isaiah) and the proceeds from the sale of the house will be used for the completion of our construction efforts. We will be forever grateful for the many contributors and benefactors of our parish.
Please be aware that we will be celebrating the divine services this Thursday, October 26th for St. Demetrios the Great Martyr and Myhr-Streamer. Orthros will begin at 8:00 am followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am. Blessings to all who celebrate on that day, including His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, formally the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Lastly, for families, please plan ahead for something new and exciting. We will be having a one-day Vacation Bible School on Saturday, November 18th from 10 am to 3:00 pm. You may recall that VBS had to be scrapped this past summer due to heightened construction activity. In our desire to postpone, not cancel, we have revamped the program for families. Activities, lessons and discussions will be prepared for all ages, including moms and dads, yiayias and papous! Seriously, this is going to be so much fun! VBS, Yay!
Oh, and Utah just beat USC tonight for the fourth straight year. Yes, that is a spiritual experience.
Much Love in Christ,
Fr. Anthony Savas