PEACE AND GRACE!
Commemoration of the The Departure of St. Bessarion, the Great (August 29 / Mesra 25)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"God is the most easy person to negotiate with. One tear from you is enough to dissolve all His threats and punishments, if your tears are true and from the depth of your heart."
+H.H. Pope Shenouda III
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.
MEXICO ORPHANAGE TRIP A FULL SUCCESS
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on our most recent trip to an orphanage in Mexico - it was a great day for us and the 20 kids! We sorted clothes (thank you all for your generous donations!), packed back packs with school supplies and played - it was hard to leave at the end of the day!
If you’d like to share your photos with the group, please follow the link and upload them to the shared folder: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nFFv6bhsB6L8qC269
SOW Ministries will share their photos of the day on their Facebook page soon.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTESTANTS
SEPTEMBER 20-22 || COLLEGE YOUTH CONVENTION
OCTOBER 13 || FRIENDS OF COPTIC EDUCATION GALA
The second annual Friends of Coptic Education Gala will be hosted at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA on October 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Program highlights include:
Tour of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition
Keynote speech by Fr. Khaled Anatolios, Ph.D.
Live music performance by Maestro Adel Eskander
Blessing and attendance of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion
You can RSVP and donate here.
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.