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October 2009

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Building Improvements

Scene from Building Improvements.

Today insulation was placed in the ceiling above the church. It was pumped in from the parking lot.

Scene from Building Improvements.

Hose pumping insulation into ceiling access. This will aid in reducing our energy costs.

Scene from Building Improvements.

Also today the staining of the old bricks began as well. The two sides and back as well as the wall in the choir practice room will all be stained. Here is a sample section for color.

Scene from Building Improvements.

The bricks are all stained by hand one at a time and the process will take about 4 days.

Scene from Building Improvements.

The work in progress.

Scene from Building Improvements.

West wall completed.

Scene from Building Improvements.

View of completed south wall.

Scene from Building Improvements.

Wall in choir practice room stained.

St. Lukes Celebrates Feast Day

Scene from St. Lukes Celebrates Feast Day.

Five loaves of Artos Bread are blessed, cut and distributed to commemorate the feast day of St. Luke our patron Saint. This is the 25th year of the founding of the parish.

Scene from St. Lukes Celebrates Feast Day.

At the end of the divine Liturgy all of our 60 church school children line up for a blessing before they are dismissed for Christian Education. The young children hold electric candles to symbolize Christ as the "father of Lights".

Scene from Vespers For st. Luke's Feast Day.

Our fellowship ministry under the leadership of Luba provided German cuisine for our Octoberfest dinner.

Scene from St. Lukes Celebrates Feast Day.

On our feast day we pray for all the departed who were members when they fell asleep in the Lord. Fr. Andrew is incensing the congregation after he chanted the names of the faithful departed.

48th Annual Diocesan Assembly

Scene from 48th Annual Diocesan Assembly.

His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah addressed the assembly speaking about the mission of the Orthodox Church in America and the challenges. He mentioned the possibility of 50,000 Mayan Christians from Guatemala seeking membership and he is in open dialogue with conservative Anglicans who are showing interest.

Scene from 48th Annual Diocesan Assembly.

Fr. Andrew and Lee Kopulos with Metropolitan Jonah and Archbishop Job at the closing of the Assembly. In his opening remarks, Archbishop Job spoke about the transparency of the Holy Synod and the diocese of the Midwest.


Children's Sermon For October

Scene from Children's Sermon For October.

Fr. Andrew explained some of the differences in geography of the southern hemisphere and about Ayres Rock (uluru) in Australia. He then ask the children if they remember any reference to rocks in the bible. He then told them about St. Peter being called "the rock" and how Jesus would build his church.

Scene from Children's Sermon For October.

Fr. Andrew is holding a fish hook carved out of bone by the Maori people of New Zealand. He explained the meaning of "the fish" as an ancient sign of being a Christian and how Jesus told his apostles that they would be "fishers of men".


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