PEACE AND GRACE!
Commemoration of The Martyrdom of St. Simon Cleophas, the Apostle (July 16 / Abib )
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Never confuse the person, formed in the image of God, with the evil that is in him: because evil is but a chance misfortune, an illness, a devilish reverie. But the very essence of the person is the image of God, and this remains in him despite every disfigurement.”
—St. John of Kronstadt
SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK
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.
SAVE THE DATE: WOMEN’S BOOK STUDY
Next Tuesday, we will be kicking off the Women’s Book Study. Please look out for more information on location for the kick-off as well as which book we will be reading.
AUGUST 24 || MEXICO ORPHANAGE TRIP
It’s finally here!! You’ve been asking and so have they! The kids in Mexico would like us to visit them again to play on August 24th!! We will be visiting the first orphanage we went to in Playas de Tijuana! More details to come! Space is limited! Please sign up by July 27th by contacting either Abouna Michael Maximous or Sarah Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-875-7058.
It takes a village to make this trip a success. Your home cleaning supplies/toiletries and clothing donations are appreciated even if you can’t join us to play! If you’d like to send clothing donations, please wash and neatly package lightly used items before bringing them to the donation area in the back corner of the church garage.
SEPTEMBER 20-22 || COLLEGE YOUTH CONVENTION
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 please reach out to Erene at email@example.com
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.