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The Walk of Life, the 20-mile pilgrimage walk sponsored by our Diocesan Youth Committee returns to St. Vladimir’s this Labor Day weekend. YOUR HELP WILL BE NEEDED! We need volunteers to help with safety on the route, to help set up and break down the overnight camping area at Rogers’ farm, to set up the church and execute the Divine Services at Rogers’ farm, to execute the extra services at St. Vladimir’s surrounding this event (Friday evening/Saturday morning and Sunday evening/Monday morning), and more! Please sign up here:

WALK OF LIFE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
If you have questions please contact Fr. Gregory. Yes – this is only a few weeks ahead of the festival and those who are working hard on the festival should not feel that they need to help with this event. But those who are NOT working hard on the festival SHOULD feel that they need to help with this event – an event that is so important for our parish, deanery, and diocesan youth. Please pitch in – many hands make light work!
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Please mark your schedule for St. Vladimir’s Day – the SECOND PASCHA of our parish! Vigil is at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, July 27 with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 28. Yes – St. Vladimir Day is a Sunday this year. Please plan to join us, invite a friend, and celebrate our parish feast day! After the Liturgy: Festal Meal/Parish Picnic in honor of St. Vladimir!

And we’ll have a special guest at St. Vladimir’s Day too – learn more here:

BRYAN SMITH VISIT FLYER
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A severe thunderstorm blew through Lima Township earlier today. The power is out and trees are down at church. Thankfully there does not appear to be any permanent damage, but we will need to cancel the moleben set for 6:00 p.m. Please spread the word to any you know or suspect were planning to attend. Thank you.
Fr. Gregory
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The single best way for us to pray for our friends and loved ones is to arrange for them to be remembered at the Divine Liturgy. We serve approximately 130 Divine Liturgies per year, so your friends or loved ones will be prayed for approximately ever three days as a rule at St. Vladimir's. Please visit the page linked below to learn more and to arrange for your friends and loved ones to be commemorated at the Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s:

PRAYERS AT PROSKOMIDE
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We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults on the upcoming Sunday's principle Gospel reading so that all can better prepare for the Divine Services. Parents are asked to review the children’s portion with their children. It is very important for us to attend the Divine Services on Sundays and whenever else we are able, but in addition it is our spiritual responsibility to educate ourselves and our families in the faith. It is our hope that this mid-week offering will be an aid in this regard. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or suggestions.

For Adults: from the writings of Blessed Theophylact

For Children: from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups)
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Please join us as your personal schedule allows!

FLYER TO SHARE
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PLEASE JOIN US AS YOUR PERSONAL SCHEDULE ALLOWS!
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A soft reminder that it is the tradition of the Church that we partake of the sacrament of Confession before we partake of Holy Communion. Those who live less than 30 minutes from the parish, are not very old, very sick, or very young should (and by "should" we mean “must”) confess at Vigil the evening before partaking of Holy Communion. We notice that some folks who DO live more than 30 minutes away are at Vigil regularly – but don’t go to confession then, but rather the morning of the Liturgy. That is just silly! :) Everyone who is at Vigil and plans to partake the next day should confess – no matter where they live. Confession before Liturgy is reserved for those who live far away, those who are very old, very sick, or very young. But if the young, the old, and the sick are at Vigil they should not wait until the next morning! Please contact Fr. Gregory or Fr. Moses with questions, or visit our web page dedicated to this topic, which has LOTS of resources:

CONFESSION & COMMUNION AT ST. VLADIMIR'S
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“We however, who extend the accuracy of the Spirit to the merest stroke and tittle, will never admit the impious assertion that even the smallest matters were dealt with haphazard by those who have recorded them, and have thus been borne in mind down to the present day: on the contrary, their purpose has been to supply memorials and instructions for our consideration under similar circumstances, should such befall us, and that the examples of the past might serve as rules and models, for our warning and imitation.”
+ St. Gregory the Theologian

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