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September 2009

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Father Andrew and Pat In Australia

Scene from Father Andrew and Pat In Australia.

Father Andrew and Pat are on their trip to Australia. Here is Pat on a Catamaran before heading to the Great Barrier Reef.

Scene from Father Andrew and Pat In Australia.

Sunset at Ayers Rock -- they are on their way to Sidney next.

Scene from Father Andrew and Pat In Australia.

Father Andrew and Pat in Sidney.

Scene from Father Andrew and Pat In Australia.

Father Andrew sent this message from Sidney. "Big dust storm. The outback is blowing in. Everything is covered with red dust. We leave for New Zealand tomorrow at 5AM. We are going to visit an Orthodox church today."

Church School Begins With a Prayer

Scene from Church School Begins With a Prayer.

This Sunday St. Luke Parish began it's new Church School Year. The children gathered together while Father Howard prayed for them and their teachers. We wish them success in their endevors and thank all the teachers for their efforts.

September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

St. Luke Parish helds it's Annual 911 Memorial again this year. Here we see 9/11 Artifacts on display in front of the altar: Twin Towers I-beam, Pentagon rubble, Shanksville, Pennsylvania rock, and St. Nicholas icon.


911 Memorial - View Our World Trade Center Memorial


Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Visitors praying and lighting candles.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

The Memorial begins with a bagpipe player leading the color guard.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

CAPS presenting the flag.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Father Andrew welcomes the guests and introduces the speakers.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Mayor Gerald Bennett encourages us to continue our annual Memorial so that we never forget those who were lost on 9/11.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Bill Droel of MVCC and Sacred Heart gives us encouragment.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Tom Lambros-Bornstein of Congregation Anshe Emet also encourages continuation of the Memorial.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Patriotic singing lets everyone participate in the Memorial.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

CAPS read the names of the Illinois Fallen Military since last year's Memorial.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Caye Caswick, event coordinator, explains the status of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

CAPS retires the flag at the conclusion of the Memorial.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Mayor Bennett, Father Andrew and Tom Lambros-Bornstein.

Scene from September 11th - A Day Of Remembrance.

Attendees enjoying refreshments and fellowship after the Memorial.

Children's Sermon For September

Scene from Children's Sermon For September.

The Gospel today was about people who were stealing their master's land. The Lord said they were evil.

Scene from Children's Sermon For September.

Fr. Andrew explained how bad habits like stealing and lying can take over and make a person evil. He wound a piece of string around a child to show how hard it is to break a habit.

Scene from Children's Sermon For September.

He then gave the children a memory verse. 1 Peter 3:12


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