For the children on Sundays:
The month of January will comprise our next formation module, the Charter Church. For the four weeks in January, the children will be an integral part of each Sunday service and will not break out separately for Sunday School. Below is the proposed schedule for the children’s focus for each service. More details and information will be publicized prior to each Sunday in the weekly parish email.
January 1st - Happy New Year!!! - One service at 10:00 a.m., No Sunday School
January 8th - A Blessing of the Icons
Icons are now on the walls of our sanctuary and they will be blessed by Father Philip. In the early years of the church there was a controversy over Icons, if they were graven images as prohibited by the 2nd Commandment. (To find out how this was resolved read the brilliant statement on this from John of Damascus found here http://satucket.com/lectionary/John_Damascus.htm)
January 15th The Sacristy
The Youth Group will explore the Sacristy to find out what it is and what goes on in there. During their exploration they will prepare the elements for Eucharist for the 10 o’clock service of Holy Communion. We will video this exploration and it will be shown on the screen in the sanctuary.
TheJanuary 22nd Annual Meeting
There will be only a 9:30 AM Holy Communion service on this date. It is very important that all attend. Not only will we be looking back on the developments of 2016, but we will also be putting together plans for the modules of 2017. Watch for more on this in the coming weeks. There will be a break-out session for the children during the meeting itself.