Acknowledging a Gift of Icons...
This Sunday you will notice a pair of original tempera icons,one of Christ and one of the Theotokos, on the veneration stands at the front of the church. The former veneration icons, lovely reproductions given in memory of Al Swiriduck, have been moved to the narthex veneration stands. The new pair of icons are the original work of iconographer Olga Pouloukhine. Fr Andrew and Brenda Jaye have guided them to us. They themselves had originally received the icons in the name of Christ the Savior mission, a gift from Fr Michael and Jeanne Plekon of St Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, New York. Fr Michael has blessed the placing of these lovely hand-painted icons in our church.
August 16: Open House - Help Needed ...
We need a host and a team for our neighborhood open house ... The parish council has set a date of Sunday August 16 for us to open our church to neighbors as a thank you for their putting up with our dust during our construction. After liturgy, between 1 and 3 pm, we need a small team of volunteers to welcome visitors with those refreshments and offer them tours of the church. We’ll also need volunteers to prepare those refreshments. We do not expect many people, but we feel it is important to show our neighbors that we appreciate the support they have given us over the last year and the interest they have shown in the well-being of our church.
Are you willing to help for these couple of hours? Please contact Fr Jonathan if you can.
August 20: Movie Night at AMH - "Autism: The Musical"
From Ronda Wintheiser: At 7 pm on Thursday, August 20, we will have a movie night at Archangel Michael Hall, featuring the documentary "Autism: The Musical." The documentary follows five children with autism, along with their families, as they prepare a stage production with the help of an amazing acting coach who is a single mom of a boy with autism.
The film is meant to introduce the topic of autism for an adult ed session this fall. Benji Flaming is in the process of installing the equipment necessary for a nice theater experience at AMH. Bring your own popcorn or snacks; beverages will be provided. (It is also Jessica Wintheiser's 24th birthday, so cake will be served as well!)
Thanks much to Emmy for sharing these beautiful photos of our rain gardens.