Sunday, July 21, 2024

Prophet Ezekiel

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Ministries

Ministry Groups
Several fellowship and service organizations exist within our community, providing members with additional opportunities to give their time and talents in furthering the work of God's Church.

Parish Council
Our parish council consists of fourteen members who are elected by the parish body and meet monthly with the guidance of the priest to conduct the business of the parish. Meetings are held regularly every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the church hall. Contact: John Bushko

Choir
Our choir, led by the talented and dedicated Barbara Harp, is an integral part of our liturgical services. Barbara Harp's leadership ensures that our choir is always prepared to elevate our prayers through beautiful singing. We welcome new members who share our passion for enriching our communal worship with their voices. Whether proficient in English, Slavonic (Russian), or willing to learn, our choir embraces diversity to enhance the beauty of our collective singing and praying experience.  Contact: Barb Harp


Altar Servers
Our Altar Servers assist the Bishop/Priest at the liturgical services.

Myrrh Bearers Altar Society
This organization of women of the Church was formed on February 12, 1961. It has historically provided an active channel through which women of all ages meet regularly and share ideas and efforts in service to and beautification of the Church. They have been responsible for purchasing and also sewing some of the following articles: vestments, linens for the Altar, curtains for the Royal Doors, Altar Server’s robes, etc. Great support is lent in fundraising projects and other activities within the Church. Contact: Heather Pheiffer  

Youth Group
Our Youth Group provides the foundation for the youth activities in our Church. Sunday School is sponsored and supported by teachers from the organization. Youth Group meetings and social activities are supervised by volunteer adult advisors. Involving the youth in Church and social activities is critical to making them feel useful and wanted. Contact: Youth Ministries

FOCA
Fellowship of  Orthodox Christians in America, An official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and whose mission is to proclaim, share, and reveal the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship, and example. Contact: Judy Bushko

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Regular Services

Saturday: Vespers, 5:00 pm

Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 9:00 am

 

Address

1614 E. Monte Vista Rd.

Phoenix, Az 85006

 

Phone / Email

Fr. Mikel: 907-444-8545

Church: 602-253-9515

 

Directions To Saints Peter & Paul

 

Announcements
 

 

This Week...

July 13, 2024

The nuns of St Mary of Egypt Monastery that were here last week gave me their names so we can pray for them, the list will be in the Narthex.

There is Bible Study/Class this Weds July 17th at 6pm.

On July 21st  there will be a blessing of the blue altar and analogy covers at the end of the Liturgy and following the Post-Communion prayers will be the Blessing of the cars.

In a few months we will begin to take collections for the Christmas program for the school kids, if you wish to be the primary coordinator for this project please see Fr. Mikel, or Bill Weiss.  No experience is required as there will be people to help and guide you throughout the process.

When parking please be courteous and do not block anyone in.  If the church lot is full you may park on the street or across the street at Bamboo Bakery.

If you are donating cash and you wish to receive a statement of your contributions to the church, please put the cash in an envelope with your name and email address.

During these summer months when you are traveling on vacation please don’t forget the church. Always remember to tithe, as this is very important, and an offering to God. The tithe goes into the operating budget to keep the church running, and in this way we are able to bring Christ to the community.    

We have within us deeply rooted weaknesses, passions, and defects. This can not all be cut out with one sharp motion, but patience, persistence, care and attention. The path leading to perfection is long. Pray to God so that he will strengthen you. Patiently accept your falls and, having stood up, immediately run to God, not remaining in that place where you have fallen. Do not despair if you keep falling into your old sins. Many of them are strong because they have received the force of habit. Only with the passage of time and with fervor will they be conquered. Don't let anything deprive you of hope.

St. Nectarios of Aegina

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Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
1614 E Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85006