October 2019 Announcements

Church School 2019-2020

This year our Church School curriculum will focus on the Parables of Christ.  We will add relevant topics such as major feast days, lives of the saints, etc., as these teaching opportunities avail themselves.

For each Church School session, parents will need to send a snack for their child(ren).  In addition, families will be given take-home reading, information and activities about each Church School class to expand their own Orthodox resource library.  We look forward to an enjoyable and informative year.  Please see Matushka Christine Zebrun, our Church School Coordinator, with any questions. Following is an outline of the first semester with days, times and topics: 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14th: 10:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Elevation of the Cross.  Church School afterwards focusing on The Cross and The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23, Luke 8:5-15).

SATURDAY, OCT. 12th: 4:00 p.m. Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31).

SATURDAY, NOV.  9th: 4:00 p.m. Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:16-21).  On this day as well, we will conduct a “mock” wedding with the children, as their preparation for a wedding the next day, Sunday, November 10:  Olga Tsarkova and Joshua Wilkerson at 3 pm. 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14th: 4:00 p.m. Parable of the Great Supper (Luke 14:16-24): Read on December 15 for the Sunday of the Forefathers, in preparation for Christ’s Nativity.

Music and Reader Rehearsals

Youth Choir Rehearsals on four consecutive Thursdays, at 6:30 pm:  October 10, 17, 24 and 31.  A Readers Workshop open to men, women, pre-teens and teens will be conducted on Sunday, October 20, during the latter part of Coffee Hour.  A Male Music Rehearsal will be conducted on Saturday, October 26, at 5 pm.

Church School, General Confession, Council

Church School on Saturday, October 12 at 4 pm. General Confession is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm, and a Council Meeting on Sunday, October 27 during Coffee Hour.

A Greeters and Coffee Hour Request

With the full-time start of Archangel Gabriel Mission in Azle, we have need at St. Barbara’s for additional Greeters and Coffee Hour Host(s).  If you are able to donate your time and talents toward either or both of these ministries and have not been able to do so yet, please see respectively Rdr. Stephen Bodnarchuk (Greeters) and/or Tracie Debolt (Coffee Hour).  Your effort will be greatly appreciated by all.

Financial Pledge Note

With the full-time status of Archangel Gabriel Mission, pledges to St. Barbara’s are naturally feeling a pinch.  Your timely and generous contributions, as always, are greatly appreciated.  Thank you. 

Fall Teen Camp

On October 18 through 20 Holy Nativity Orthodox Church in Shreveport, LA will host “YES: North America Weekend” for teens: ages 13-18-years. For further information please contact: allsaintssummercamp@gmail.com or by phone 318-455-4219. The cost is $100 for the weekend.  Deadline for registration is approximately October 13.  https://yesnorthamerica.org/yes-trips/register-for-upcoming-trips/

An Evening to Benefit IOCC

Benefitting International Orthodox Christian Charities. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, October 10, 7 to 9 pm.  Please contact Holy Trinity Church for tickets.

Local Orthodox Food Fests in October