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 Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Youth Choir, Bell Ringers, and Altar Servers Practice Every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. 
20/9/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
This year as part of our Church School curriculum we strongly urge all parents and their children to stay with us for the evening services which begin right after Church School every Saturday. We participate in the Divine Services – we are not spectators. Those young people who participate in the evening services tend to persist in their faith more consistently as they age than that those who do not participate in these services. To help facilitate the participation of our young people in the services we offer three options. For girls: participating in our Youth Choir or ringing bells. For boys: participating in our Youth Choir, ringing bells, or serving in the altar. The Youth Choir, Bell Ringers, and Altar Servers hold practices each Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. WE WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN WORKING WITH THOSE WHO WILL SING IN THE YOUTH CHOIR ASAP! Please contact Fr. Gregory (ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org) or Liza Kiseleva (info@stvladimiraami.org) to volunteer to participate in the Youth Choir. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday, September 6. The Youth Choir will sing selections of the Divine Services in both English and Church Slavonic. Those who cannot read Church Slavonic/Russian will be taught to do this so that they can fully participate in the choir.

To learn more about and to participate in bell ringing, please contact John Hill (headbrother@stvladimiraami.org). Rehearsals begin September 27 for this group.

To learn more about and to participate in serving in the altar please contact Fr. Gregory (ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org) or Subdeacon John Zroika (info@stvladimiraami.org). Practices begin September 27 for this group. Those who already serve in the altar will learn MORE, while those who do not yet serve in the altar will learn how to do so appropriately.
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Church School Begins this Saturday! 
19/9/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Church School begins this year on September 20. Classes will be held on Saturdays beginning at 4:45 p.m. We have experimented with various days and times for Church School and we feel that Saturday afternoon is the best for the kids and the teachers and thus we have moved to Saturdays again this year. Please contact the head of our Church School, Lilia Vershynin, or Fr. Gregory with questions. We have lots of new activities and interesting lessons for this year including a reinvigorated Youth Choir and two pilgrimages to monasteries! Please register you child as soon as possible so we can prepare the appropriate amount of materials. After the Divine Services the Church School is the most important ministry in our parish. We ask the prayers of all our parish family and friends for our success. We are looking forward to a great Church School year – please join us!

Registration form:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/church ... onform.pdf
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Festival HUGE Cleanup is Set for September 20 
19/9/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Our huge annual Festival Cleanup of our grounds and the parish church is set for Saturday, September 20 following the Divine Liturgy that morning. The cleanup should start about 10:00 a.m. Bring all tools and cleaning supplies you could possibly imagine would be useful for this day. Many hands make light work so please join us and bring friends! Since we understand that our volunteers will be expending a huge number of calories during this work day we will have snacks, drinks, and lunch available for all. Don't miss it!!!
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English Liturgies and Work Days this Fall – FIRST OF THE FALL IS THIS SATURDAY 
18/9/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Each month we serve one daily cycle of Divine Services in English on a Friday evening and Saturday morning. Following Liturgy – the end of that cycle of services – we hold our monthly parish work day/clean up. We find that caring for the candle stands, dusting the iconostasis, cleaning the icons hung on the walls, polishing the benches, and other sort of jobs that are not taken care of by those who clean the church weekly are best taken care of on a regular basis – not waiting until they become a major job due to neglect. Please plan to join us for English Divine Services on the following dates and for the clean up/work day on the Saturdays listed below following the Divine Liturgy. English Divine Services are scheduled for:

Friday, September: 19 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, September 20: 8:00 a.m.
Friday, October: 24 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 25: 8:00 a.m.
Friday, November 7: 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, November 8: 8:00 a.m.
Friday, December 5: 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, December 6: 8:00 a.m.
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Happy Name's Day Fr. Zacharias! 
18/9/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We congratulate our parish clergyman, Deacon Zacharias, on his name's day today! Fr. Zacharias leads us in prayer for many of our services and does so with prayer and zeal. May the Lord grant him many years, much health, and continued sincere service in His Holy Church!
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Teen Youth Group Meets this Sunday! 
17/9/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our teen youth group will meet for the first time this Sunday at Fr. Gregory's home in Saline from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We will be having pizza, so do RSVP! We'd hate to get too much or too little. Spread the word! Invite friends! This will be a “stump the priest” session, so please bring your best questions about faith! As always, the best question gets a prize! In addition to our discussion and our pizza we will likely have time to play some board games, a venerable tradition with this group. See you Sunday!
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Prosphora Baking Workshop is September 27 
17/9/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
One of our St. Vladimir's prosphora bakers, Panagioti Apostolou, has kindly agreed to head up a workshop for those wishing to learn to bake prosphora. We thank him and all our prosphora bakers for their efforts! WE NEED MORE PROSPHORA BAKERS! Please contact Fr. Gregory if you would like to participate in this workshop and learn to make prosphora, without which we cannot serve the Divine Liturgy. It is a great honor to fulfill this obedience (as well as quite pleasant). Slots for this activity are limited so please sign up NOW by contacting Fr. Gregory.
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Weekly Educational Offering 
17/9/14, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults. Parents are asked to review the children’s portion with their children. It is very important for us to attend the Divine Services on Sundays and whenever else we are able, but in addition it is our spiritual responsibility to educate ourselves and our families in the faith. It is our hope that this mid-week offering will be an aid in this regard. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or suggestions.

For Adults: a short account of Sunday's sermon by Blessed Theophylact:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/c_14th_pentecost.html

For Children – an activity based on last Sunday's gospel reading for various ages:

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 2-01-b.pdf
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White Party Thank You! 
16/9/14, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Sunday afternoon and evening we held our much anticipated White Party as a fund raiser for our upcoming festival. Thank you to all who made this event such great fun with wonderful food, pleasant entertainment, great friends, and a super atmosphere! And thank you to all who donated towards our festival at this event! Look for photos and other coverage on our Face Book page!
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Festival Volunteer Sign Up Available – SIGN UP NOW! 
16/9/14, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please visit this link to sign up for festival volunteer opportunities! These are first come first served, so please sign up right away to reserve the volunteer activity that you are interested in. We need ALL HANDS ON DECK to make this year's festival even more successful than last year's. Last years festival saw us host approximately 4000 people at St. Vladimir's. This year's could be even bigger and likely will be. Be part of the team! Help us introduce our friends and neighbors to our parish, our faith, and our culture! Sign up now!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba ... 0-russian1
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