St. Mark Orthodox Church
400 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI
July 19 Bulletin
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009


Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils; translation of the relics of the Ven. Seraphim of Sarov; Ven. Macrina, sister of St. Basil the Great; Ven. Dius, Abbot of Antioch

Friday, July 24 – Marriage of Michael Stephens and Natalie Sylva at 4:30 p.m.
 Saturday, July 25 – Great Vespers and Confessions at 6:30 P.M.
 Sunday, July 26 – Divine Liturgy at 9:00 A.M.

Newly departed Frances – wife of long-time Roger Sack friend
Natalie and Michael on their upcoming marriage
Irene Bokas and Maureen Gentry and their families in travel

BIRTHDAYS: Jenna Porzendek 7/22; Steven Hamay 7/23; Michele Templeton and Julie Kozlowski 7/25

Cleaning this week: Bilowus, Herman, Saieg, Voytilla

Coffee next week: Gentry, Herriman, Maxim

Greeters next week: Saieg, Maxim

Attendance last week: 78 adults 25 children

Sunday Worship should be included in your vacation plans. A dated, yet still usable directory of Orthodox Churches throughout the United States and Canada is available in our parish library. Another option is to log on to http// and click on the “find a church” icon.

If you wish to receive Holy Communion when you are visiting another Church, be sure to contact the Pastor and introduce yourself before the Liturgy. Ask his permission to receive Communion. You may or may not be invited to participate. Follow the Pastor’s direction. Please share this information with those you bring as guests to our parish, and also remember that Orthodox Christians don not receive Communion in non-Orthodox Churches - even if they have been invited to do so.

Please do not fall behind in your summer contributions.

“’But I say to you’ the Lord says, ‘love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute you.’ Why did He command these things? So that He might free you from hatred, sadness, anger, and grudges, and might grant you the greatest possession of all, perfect love, which is impossible to possess except by the one who loves all equally in imitation of God.”

ST. Maximus the Confessor