|UPDATES: January 15, 2021
Dear parishioners and friends,
Christ is in our midst!
Here are the weekly updates. Our LIVESTREAM links for this weekend are:
Saturday Vespers, January 16 at 5:00pm – https://youtu.be/3JSSUVdKuX4
Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, January 17 at 9:00am – https://youtu.be/lHyi2GFUDnA
We are still, at this point, able to accommodate 50 people in the Nave of the Church and 50 people in the Parish Hall.Please sign up for any service you plan on attending at:
Here are some SOYO UPDATES for our young people. Please make sure that they are aware of these events.
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! We hope you are doing well.
We are so excited to share the following SOYO updates:
1.Please see the email below from the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America regarding a retreat and Trivia Tournament—this is open to all teens in any diocese!!! It should be a really fun time. You’ll find all the information below to register and participate. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please let me know! Registration deadline is Jan 14! THAT IS TODAY!
2. Midwest SOYO is selling specially designed masks with an Orthodox cross. A graphic is attached. To order, please complete the info on this form: https://forms.gle/
3. Amal and I would like to start meeting at least once a month with everyone again. It’s been a while since we connected. Stay tuned for another email with dates and times.
4. PLEASE SHARE ALL OF THIS WITH YOUR TEENS! 🙂
Email regarding WAMP Retreat and Trivia Tournament:
I wanted to send you all information for our upcoming Wannabe WAMP Retreat and Trivia Tournament! This event will closely mirror our fall retreat in format. In fact, it’s going to be exactly the same, but with a different speaker AND we are inviting teens in any diocese to participate!
We will meet via Zoom on our traditional Wamp Saturday, which is January 16th at 2:00 (Central time). Fr Anthony Baba has graciously agreed to be our speaker. He will talk for about 25-30 minutes, then we will utilize Zoom’s breakout room function to have small group discussions. We are hoping these breakouts offer time for real questions and connections.
After the discussions, Fr. Anthony will offer a quick wrap up and then our Dowama Youth Directors will host the Ultimate SOYO Kahoot Trivia Challenge! Everyone will be able to participate from their devices. There will be a major prize!
We realize that restrictions and guidelines vary pretty drastically across our archdiocese. If you and your teens are able to gather safely at your parish or in a home, please feel free to tune in as a group on Zoom. We can provide you with the breakout questions and you can facilitate an in person discussion! If not, we will have leaders ready for each group (teens will be split up by age) online.
This is still simply a “making lemonade” effort by our diocese youth directors. But like the flyer says, it’s better than nothing! I’m excited to participate and hopefully see faces from across our archdiocese.
Please ask your teens to register using this Google form:
This will allow us to send the Zoom link and password directly and avoid intruders. It will also help us prepare for how many small group leaders we will need.
I pray you all have a blessed weekend!
Father John Mangels, pastor
Saint George a vibrant, friendly community of Orthodox believers and would greatly welcome you to come and worship God with us. Our parish is located in the heart of West Saint Paul just minutes south of downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. We regularly meet together for Sunday Matin at 9:00 am, the Service of the Liturgy at 10:00 am, and Saturday Vespers at 5:00 pm. We also celebrate a variety of feast days and other services; please refer to our calendar for additional services and their times. We do hope you will come and join us!
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