St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
9100 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71115
October 6, 2010 - Holy Apostle Thomas

Blessed feast of the Holy Apostle Thomas, St. Innocent of Alaska and St. Faith the Virgin Martyr of Aquitaine.

"...there is only one way into the Kingdom of Heaven, and that is the very way that Jesus Christ went when He lived on earth.  There is no other way, and never was, and never will be, for Jesus Christ said, 'I am the way' and 'if anyone wishes to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me.'"
 - St. Innocent, Enlightener of Alaska and Apostle to America

Services and Events this week:
Tonight (Wed.) 6pm - Vespers, followed by Catechism Class
Friday, 7:15am - 1st Hour and Men's Meeting
Saturday, 5:45 - 9th Hour; 6pm - Great Vespers;  7pm - Fellowship potluck at Stallers' home
Sunday services as usual
-Orthodoxy 101: Our new catechism class continues on Wednesdays.  All are welcome!

-Fellowship Potluck at the Stallers' home this Saturday, October 9, following Great Vespers.  Note the change in date from previous announcements. This will also be our opportunity to say goodbye to the Stallers.

-Parish Council Meeting: the next meeting will be this Sunday, October 10.

-SOYO news: this Sunday SOYO members will practice singing the Liturgy for the following Sunday, October 17, when the SOYO will be participating in the choir and collecting for the annual Special Olympics Awareness day.

-THE 2010 PILGRIMAGE to the shrine church of Our Lady of Walsingham/Mesquite, TX will be held on Saturday, October 16th.

-Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center fundraising banquet - Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm.  Featured Speaker - Pam Tebow (mother of Tim Tebow).  A group of us attended the banquet last year; consider attending again this year in support of a worthy cause.

-Next Texarkana Trip - the next visit with our Texarkana group will be on Friday, October 22.

-THE 2010 DOWAMA FALL GATHERING & RETREAT will be hosted at St Elijah/Oklahoma City, OK on Friday and Saturday, October 22nd & 23rd (ending in the afternoon).  Featured speaker will be KHOURIYA SUSAN WALLACE of St Andrew/Oklahoma City, OK. 

- A Parish Life Conference general committee meeting will take place on Sunday, October 24.  Everyone in the parish is encouraged to attend.  This will be another general meeting, with all committees reporting on their progress to date.  We need your participation!

- 40 Days for Life: on the evening of October 29, St. Nicholas and St. George will team up for prayer at the Hope Medical center.  Please come and stand with us in prayer for the unborn, their parents, and all those involved in the abortion industry. 

- Wonderworking Icon of the Theotokos: The Kursk Root icon will be visiting DeQueen, AR on Saturday, October 30.  A Molieben service will be held at 10am at All Saints of America Mission.  Don't miss this opportunity to venerate this miracle-working icon of the Mother of God.

-Parish Retreat: Mark your calendar for a retreat at St. Nicholas on Saturday, November 13.  Our guest speaker will be Mother Nektaria from St. Paul's Skete in Grand Junction, TN.  Other details TBA.

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