PEACE AND GRACE!
Commemoration of The Departure of St. Euphemia (June 19 / Paona 12)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of one who gives and kindles joy in the one who receives."
+Seraphim of Sarov
SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK
Men’s Bible/Book Study: 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.
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.
MEN’S BOOK CLUB
Come join us on Tuesdays for a five-week review of the “Words for Our Time” written by Fr. Matthew the Poor (Meskeen). The meeting will be at church this week and we will be discussing the chapter entitled "On Love" (pages 59-71). 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!
We need your help!
Through God’s grace we have opened escrow for the purchase of our building on Ferris Sq. As a reminder, we signed a lease allowing us the option to buy the building by June 30, 2019 at a contracted price significantly less than it’s current worth. We have been blessed by the generosity of many and have received nearly $400k towards the down payment. Unfortunately, through the terms of the loan with the bank, we are in need of an additional $125,000 in the next two weeks in order to secure the down payment, have enough for some essential improvements and clear the escrow process. Without these funds in the next two weeks, the contract to purchase our current church expires without an opportunity to extend. If you can find it in your hearts to give during this critical time or if friends and loved ones you have told would like to help, please visit http://stbasil.net/donate for donations. Personal loans to the church may also be an option. Please contact Fr. Michael or Mina Said at (559) 280-1825 for more information or to answer any questions.
Your continued support, through your prayers and donations, during this crucial time is much appreciated and may God reward you.
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 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.