PEACE AND GRACE!
Commemoration of the The Departure of the Righteous Hannah, the Prophetess Mother of Samuel, the Prophet (October 17 / Baba 6)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in the Lord.
I smile at my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
There is none holy like the Lord,
For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly;
Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the Lord is the God of knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed.”
SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK
Men’s Book Club: 7:00 p.m.
Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
St. Basil Outing Club (Torrey Pines Hike): 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Preparation for Baptism (Catuchemen) Class: 6:30 p.m.
Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
October 15 || MEN’S BOOK CLUB
Come join us again on Tuesdays for a review of the “Apostolic Fathers”. The book review will begin on September 24, 2019. Books have already been purchased so please register by texting George Soliman at (773) 255-8415 or emailing him at email@example.com to get your copy.
NEW DATE - OCTOBER 19 || FIRST ST. BASIL’S OUTING CLUB
Please note that the day of our first St. Basil’s Outing changes to October 19th. Please contact Jasmine Shafik for questions.
OCTOBER 19 || PREPARATION FOR BAPTISM (CATUCHEMEN) CLASSES
Come join us on Saturday nights at 6:30 PM (after the Vespers Prayers) for Baptism preparation classes. These classes are for those interested in becoming members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, for those recently baptized (within the last few years), or simply for anyone else seeking to better understand the basics of the Christian Faith. Together, we will review the importance of baptism and its impact, the Sacraments, the inspiring church history, the Orthodox Creed, the Holy Bible, Orthodox Prayer and Spiritual life, and Church traditions.
Reading material will be provided for those who wish to attend.
NOVEMBER 1-3 || GRADUATES & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CONVENTION
Please save the date and register for the upcoming Fall 2019 Convention for Graduates and Young Professionals. We are excited to offer a special San Diego Rate only: Use SDLOCAL19FALL to register!
FAMILY HOME VISITS
Abouna Michael is offering home visits for anyone who is interested. Please reach out to him directly to schedule a visit.
HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE
If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.
Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared among our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us.
FOOD & CLEAN-UP
If you would like to help with food for our weekly Agape Meal please sign up through the links below. For questions please reach out to Erene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.