Last Sunday we continued our series entitled WORK HARD, PRAY HARD! We explored the questions “What are reasons why prayers go unanswered? What happens when prayers go unanswered?” In part 3 we discussed how we should Keep Praying Until You Get a Clear Answer.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen issues with our technology, we were unable to get a recording of last Sunday’s message.
This Coming Sunday’s Discussion Questions
1. Why do you think prayer is so important for the world today?
2. What is specifically needed to build a strong, deep prayer life? Give examples.
CHURCH SERVICES, SPECIAL EVENTS & OTHER NEWS
End of the Year Giving: I want to thank all of you who have generously supported the ministry at St. Anianus Church during 2016. At a time when many of you are planning your end of the year financial gifts, I want to let you know about what we have planned for 2017 and how you can help us reach our end of the year goal of $80K. This is how your financial gifts will be
1. Investment in the building project (80%): we believe we are getting close to a building God is preparing for us to purchase in 2017, so we ask you to keep this in your prayers.
2. Investment in a local ministry work (10%): 2016 was a tremendous year of service amongst the under-resourced in Trenton. Among the most successful of the services was our Thanksgiving weekend meal, in which we provided a warm Turkey dinner for nearly 100 people. This weekend we will be providing scarfs, gloves, hats, socks, and a meal for roughly 100 homeless in Trenton and we hope to expand on this service in 2017.
3. Investment in a global mission work (10%): We believe God is calling us to launch out onto an international mission in 2017 to either Egypt or Zambia. The need in both of those places is tremendous, and we will likely be taking about 12-15 missionaries.
You may make a tax-deductible gift via Credit Card HERE or mail checks to:
St. Anianus COC
P.O. Box 3768
Princeton, NJ 08543
If you would like help setting up a recurring financial gift, please email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SA Meets STSA, December 16-18: All who are joining the trip down to DC this weekend, please be sure to be in touch with Johanna Ekladous at email@example.com
Synergy Homeless Ministry, Sunday, December 18: Thank you to all who participated in the Synergy Ministry Thanksgiving Meal for the Needy of Trenton. It was an absolute blessing. As we start getting into Winter, there is a significant need for scarfs, socks, hats, etc. If you have any questions about donations, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Sunday Service on December 25, 2016: Due to a closure at Princeton Day School on Sunday, December 25th, we will be praying Liturgy at:
Courtyard Marriott (near the Ruby Tuesday)
Princeton, NJ 08540
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
New Year’s Eve Service: On Saturday, December 31st, St. Anianus invites you to come celebrate with us and start of the New Year at Church. The evening will begin at 7:30 PM. We will have a Talent Show, followed by Praises, and conclude with Divine Liturgy. If you are interested in participating in the talent show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Anianus Registered on Amazon Smile: Start With a Smile and Amazon makes a donation to Saint Anianus Coptic Orthodox Church.
Here’s how it works:
1. Select “Saint Anianus” as your Charity of choice first at smile.amazon.com. (Detailed Directions HERE)
2. Every time you purchase through Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com
3. Make a Purchase and Amazon makes a donation to St. Anianus
Website Feedback: Thank you for all of the great feedback we have thus received about our new website. Any additional feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please check us out at www.sachurch.org
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call to Serve
We believe that every member in the body of Christ should be actively serving in the Church. You are invited to personally get involved and help out by offering your time to serving the many needs of the growing community, as we seek to serve one another, in the model of Jesus Christ. Drop us a line at email@example.com and we can help you figure out some volunteer opportunities.
12/16 SA Meets STSA
12/18 Synergy Homeless Ministry in Trenton
12/25 Liturgy (at the Courtyard Marriott)
12/31 Divine Liturgy & New Year’s Eve Service
1/6 Feast of Nativity (at Lutheran Church of the Messiah)
1/8 Christmas Potluck Luncheon
If you have any questions pertaining to upcoming events and / or other Church news, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewing lives by linking people to Christ through teaching, discipleship, worship, community, and service, as experienced through the apostolic tradition of the Orthodox Christian faith.