SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016

6 07 2016

Saturday, July 2 Celebrating SS Peter and Paul Feast Day
4:00 PM ✞Julia Wido – Andrew Witinski
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil

Sunday, July 3 No Divine Liturgy

Saturday, July 9
4:00 PM ✞Paul Kachinko – Michael Kane

Sunday, July 10 EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week July 2-9 by Michael Kane in memory of Wasyl Ketcha.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services in the month of July by a Relative Parishioner in memory of Hayson, Hennesssey, Porter, Slabinski and Stadulis Families.

FLEA MARKET AND RUMMAGE SALE: This sale will be held in our Church Hall in October. If you wish to contribute any items such as household, dishes, pots, pans, linens, bedding, blankets and many more articles useful to be sold and in good condition please bring to the church or contact one of the members of the Women’s Society.

Remember the SS Peter & Paul Feast day social will be held after the 4:00 PM Divine Liturgy today, July 2nd in the Church Hall. Let us make this a nice outing for all our Parish Family. Come and enjoy a few hours.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the
American flag.
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson’s most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in “self-evident truths” and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.

                       
I am your Flag. I have been kicked, trampled, burned, and shot full of holes.
I have fought battles, but I prefer the untroubled air of a world at peace.
I am your Flag. I represent the freedom of humanity, and I shall fly high, thundering in silence for the whole world to hear.
My gentle rustling in the breeze sounds out the warning to all who would bury me forever that below stands a population dedicated to liberty.
For those who have perished for my right to freedom of flight, for those who will die, and indeed for those who will live, I stand as a symbol of freedom-loving people.
I have been carried into battle in faraway lands, always for the cause of freedom.
I am blood-stained, torn, and many times wearied and saddened by the thousands who have paid the supreme sacrifice.
Do not let it all be for nothing. Tell me the brave have died for a worthwhile cause. Be proud of what I represent, and display me for all to see.
Whether you call me “Old Glory,” Stars and Stripes,” or “Star Spangled Banner,” I shall fly forever as a symbol of your freedom, as I did for your ancestors, and I shall for your heirs.
~By James M. Fillmore

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