Hello Assumption Family,

This Sunday is the 11th Sunday of Luke.  On this Sunday we remember the Old Testament forefathers of Jesus as we approach His Nativity, especially Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  This commemoration is carried into this week’s gospel and the parable of ‘the Great Banquet’.  All of Israel was invited to partake of what God was preparing, however their earthly distractions kept them from partaking of the eternal banquet.  Let us imitate the forefathers, the prophets, the martyrs and all the saints in attending the banquet prepared for us by God today, the Divine Liturgy, while we anticipate His Holy Incarnation!

As you are aware, last Sunday we began our 2021 stewardship campaign.  Our most important goal for 2021 is to have 100% participation.  Pledged stewards are an essential part to the stability of our parish.  They provide a level of certainty to the continuation of our ministries, programs and services.  For those not using the online portal to make a pledge (fnbiz.assumptionem.org) you may place your pledge cards in the offering basket when you enter church or by U.S. mail. Thank you for your continued support.

Calendar for the week (and links to meetings and service files): 

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Sunday, December 13th - 11th Sunday of Luke: 8:30am Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy (~9:30) and Church School via Zoom at 11:30am

Thursday, December 17th: 10am Bible Study via Zoom 

Sunday, December 20th: 8:30am Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy (~9:30)


Christmas Services this year will be as follows:

Thursday, December 24th - Nativity Eve: 8:30am Royal Hours followed by Vesperal Divine Liturgy (~10)

Friday, December 25th - Holy Nativity: 8:30am Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy (~9:30)


Good strength as we enter this final ’12 day’ preparation for Christmas!


May God bless and keep us,

Fr. Thomas


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Upcoming Services & Events

Thursday, April 29
Great and Holy Thursday
Friday, April 30
Great and Holy Friday
9 amRoyal Hours
3 pmApokathelosis (Vespers of the Unnailing)
7 pmLamentations Orthros
Saturday, May 1
Great and Holy Saturday

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