This Sunday, February 9th at St. George Church

agapeSunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today

Matins (Oρθρος): 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy (Θεία Λειτουργία): 10:00 am
Epistle: II Timothy 3:10-15
Gospel: Luke 18:10-14
Children will stay in church after Holy Communion.
Fr. Leo Schefe officiating.
Please bring some food to share during Fellowship Hour.

During Fellowship Hour, we will be acknowledging St. Valentine’s Day with:
The First Valentine film,
– The opportunity to make Valentines greetings for loved ones
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE—authentic Christianity is all about love!

In celebration of God’s holy martyr, Valentine, we will be showing the short film “The First Valentine” during fellowship hour. This is a dramatic production of the life of the Saint which is appropriate for Christians of all ages. St. Valentine had the kind of love known as “agape.” This is love that is sacrificial and a modeling of the kind of love God has for us. St. Valentine’s life exemplified the Scripture verse, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,” John 15:13

Today we’ll provide craft materials so that those of you who wish can make heart-felt Valentine greetings for others. Most people think of Valentine greetings as “mushy,” but that’s only a shade of what the greeting can express. The goal of preparing a genuine Valentine greeting is to find a good word for someone from the heart. A Valentine can be a beautiful note of appreciation or of recognition of someone’s influence in your life. Valentine greetings can be made by anyone—children or adults, male or female—it’s not just a “feminine” thing. It’s a creative expression that is a gift from one heart to another. So, on February 9, think about who you might want to bless with a creative expression of Christian love.


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