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Topic of the Week   (Tout 5-11)
The Disciples Lack Faith


Verse of the Week
"And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 'Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.' Then Jesus answered and said, 'O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.' And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour."

- Matthew 17:14-18

Meaning: Kneeling and saying, 'Lord, have mercy on my son', the father of the epileptic expresses his desperate need and his unworthiness before Christ. Sickness, especially epilepsy, is often connected to demonic activity in Scripture. Yet the disciples could not banish Satan. Jesus rebukes His disciples' powerlessness and their participation with the faithless and perverse. Nothing can withstand Jesus' power, for He is the Lord of all. To everyone in need He says, 'Bring him here to Me!'.



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Proverb of the Week
"He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy."

- Proverbs 28:13


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Schedule
Monday- September 15th (Tout 5)
6:30pm - 7:45pm - Prayer Meeting (Arabic)
7:45pm - 9:00pm - St. Mary Ladies Meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Hymn Classes (PK - 8th)
(High School & up)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Deaconate Meetings (1st - 8th)
(High School & up)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Continued Adult Alhan & Deaconate Meeting
9:00pm - 10:00pm - Prayer Meeting for 1st - 8th Grade Servants


Tuesday- September 16th (Tout 6)
The Commemoration of Isaiah the Prophet
7:00am - 9:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises


Wednesday- September 17th (Tout 7)
The Commemoration of St. Rebecca and her 5 Children
7:00am - 9:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Journey through the Bible (English)
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Family Prayer Meeting (Arabic)


Thursday- September 18th (Tout 8)
The Commemoration of Moses the Prophet
5:00am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy


Friday- September 19th (Tout 9)
7:00am - 9:30am - 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 - 9:30pm - St. John Chrysostom Fellowship
English: for graduates, engaged & newlywed couples
9:30pm - 11:30pm - High School and College & Up Activities
9:30pm - 11:00pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises


Saturday- September 20th (Tout 10)
8:00am - 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
7:50pm - 10:20pm - Midnight Prayers & Praises


Sunday- September 21st (Tout 11)
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)




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