PEACE AND GRACE!
Commemoration of The Departure of Pope Yoannis the Nineteenth, 113th Patriarch of Alexandria (June 13 / Paona 6)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"The goal of human freedom is not in freedom itself, nor it is in man, but in God. By giving man freedom, God has yielded to man a piece of His Divine authority, but with the intention that man himself would voluntarily bring it as a sacrifice to God, a most perfect offering. "
+St. Theophan the Recluse
SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK
Men’s Bible/Book Study: 7:00 p.m. (Regent’s Pizzeria)
Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6.p.m.
Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Agape Meal signup below)
Come join us on Tuesdays for a five-week review of the “Words for Our Time” written by Fr. Matthew the Poor (Meskeen). The Men’s group will kick it off this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, with a “Men’s Night Out” at Regents Pizzeria (4150 Regents Park Row #100, La Jolla, CA 92037) at 7:00 p.m. The book review will begin on the following Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and continue for five weeks. 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.
Don’t be sad ladies! Following the completion of this five-week book review, we will begin a series with the Women’s Group. We need a volunteer(s) to help lead this effort so please contact Fr. Michael if you are interested!
2019 HIGH SCHOOL DIOCESE CONVENTION - GRIT
The Diocese is organizing a summer convention for our junior high and high school students. If you are interested in attending, please register at lacopts-conventions.org, price is $125/person. If you have questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS
Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst 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
June 9: volunteersignup.org/BPM8H
June 16: volunteersignup.org/WCPQC
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.