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Topic of the Week   (Amshir 13-19)
Persevering in Prayer

Verse of the Week
"'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!'"

- Matthew 7:7-11

Meaning: The threefold exhortation, ask-be given, seek-find, knock-be opened, promises the availability of God's help. The verbs are present progressives: be asking, be seeking, be knocking. Note the synergy: our effort is commanded, but never apart from the help of God. We ask in prayer; seek by learning God's truth; and knock by doing God's will.

Men are called evil not to condemn the whole race, but to contrast the goodness that is in men- which is from God but mixed with sin- with the goodness of God, which is perfect. If imperfect and even wicked people can do good, how much more can God, in whom there is no evil.

Proverb of the Week
"A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished."

- Proverbs 28:20

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Monday - February 20th (Amshir 13)
The Start of the Great Fast

9:00am - 12:00pm - Divine Liturgy

6:30pm - 7:45pm - Prayer Meeting (Arabic)
7:45pm - 9:00pm - St. Mary Ladies Meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Hymn Classes (PK - 8th)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Deaconate Meetings (1st - 8th)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Continued Adult Alhan & Deaconate Meeting
9:00pm - 10:00pm - Prayer Meeting for 1st - 8th Grade Servants

Tuesday - February 21st (Amshir 14)
9:00am - 12:00pm - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Wednesday - February 22nd (Amshir 15)
9:00am - 12:00pm - Divine Liturgy
5:00pm - 7:30pm - Divine Liturgy

Thursday - February 23rd (Amshir 16)
9:00am - 12:00pm - Divine Liturgy

Friday - February 24th (Amshir 17)
9:00am - 12:00pm - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Bible Study (English-High School)
7:30pm - 9:30pm - Bible Study (Arabic)
8:00pm - 9:30pm - High School Youth Meetings
8:00pm - 10:00pm - St. Pishoy College Youth Meeting
8:00pm - 10:00pm - St. John Chrysostom Fellowship
English: for graduates, engaged & newlywed couples
9:30pm - 11:00pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Saturday - February 25th (Amshir 18)
7:45am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
5:00pm - 5:45pm - Hymn Classes (K-8)
Also-Vespers Prayers, Praises (Congregation)
5:45pm - 6:30pm - Raising of Vespers Incense
(K-8 and Congregation)
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Sunday School (K-8)
- The Holy Family Meeting
8:00pm - 10:20pm - Midnight Prayers & Praises

Sunday - February 26th (Amshir 19)
6:00am - 9:00am - ARABIC & ENGLISH Liturgy
9:00am - 12:00pm - ENGLISH Liturgy (Church)
9:00am - 12:00pm - ARABIC Liturgy (Chapel)
7:00pm - 9:00pm - St. Antony Youth Meeting (Arabic)