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Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
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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Parents: Help Keep the Church Clean! 
31/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We ask parents to please keep an eye on their children during the Divine Services as regards playing with the sand in the candle stands and with candles. Those that work hard to clean the church every week have to work even harder because of the sand all over the floor and all over the pannykhhida table, as well as lots of drips of wax on the floor. We love kids at St. Vladimir's and we always will! But we ask that parents exercise some oversight in this regard. Thank you!
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Souper Bowl is February 1 
30/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) will hold its 17th annual Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 1. On that day we are asking all our of St. Vladimir's family to bring non-perishable food items to the Divine Liturgy. At the end of the Liturgy our young people will collect all the food donations and we will in turn provide these to Food Gatherers of Ann Arbor, an excellent agency which helps many in need. Don't miss the fun! Be part of the Souper Bowl and help those in need on this day when billions of dollars are spent on Super Bowl parties alone. If we can spend that much as a society on entertainment can we not spend at least as much on those in need? Let's do our part at St. Vladimir's!

More information on IOCC here:

http://www.iocc.org/

More information on Food Gatherers here:

http://www.foodgatherers.org/

For information on IOCC associated activities in our parish and to learn how you can help, please see our IOCC liaison, Maria Edwards.
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House Blessings Began January 19 
30/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Each year following the feast of the Theophany (the Lordís Baptism Ė January 19) it is a traditional and pious custom to have oneís home blessed by the priest. Homes are blessed at St. Vladimirís through the fifth week of Great Lent. Please fill in your name below on a date and time that work for you at this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IgC8lReVY-IbIsRNeR7zHNOvPXrfAiNonG7WOO3_r7E/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact Fr. Gregory, or Fr. Michael to schedule a house blessing or if the times listed do not work for you. If you live far from St. Vladimirís please consult with those other parishioners of St. Vladimirís who live near you so that you can all have your homes blessed on the same evening. Congratulations to all with the feast of our Lordís Baptism!
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Alpha House Service Opportunity February 8 
29/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We need help serving breakfast to families at the family homeless shelter, Alpha House, on Sunday February 8. If you can help please contact Addie Lanterman in church or via email at infor@stvladimiraami.org. This is a wonderful opportunity to live our faith in a very real way Ė by serving others (just as Jesus Christ came to minister according to this own words). Please join us!
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Book Club for Great Lent - Deadline is February 15 to Join 
29/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We have discussed the idea of a spiritual book club at St. Vladimir's for some time and Great Lent seems the right time to get started! Are you interested? We need to know! :) The topic for Great Lent is the book of the Apocalypse. This book is the most widely misunderstood and the least widely read of any of the books of the Bible. We will use this book as the basis of our discussions:

http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Saint- ... 1936270404

BUT WAIT! Don't buy it yet. We need to know who will participate first. Because if we have more than about 100 people we are going to have to plan this in great detail. So first, email info@stvladimiraami.org and let us know that you are interested. DEADLINE: 2/15/15. At that point we can make solid plans for weekly meetings (likely we will meet on Wednesday evenings after the Presanctified Liturgy) to discuss the book. Feedback to Fr. Gregory please. This is the first time we are trying this, but we would like to do it well so that we can establish this as a tradition in our parish that all find engaging and spiritually edifying.
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Ice Cream Ice Skate Save the Date! 
28/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
We will hold our annual Ice Cream Ice Skate on Sunday, February 22. The exact time will be determined by the open skating schedule that will come out in a few days. So - plan on joining us on February 22 but watch this space for details soon to come. Don't miss this fun last taste of ice cream before Pascha and a nice skate to loosen up your legs after Forgiveness Vespers! A youth activity to which all that are young at heart are welcome!
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Weekly Educational Offering 
28/1/15, 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 childrenís 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://chrysostompress.org/c_zacchaeus_sunday.html

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

http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 25-b_0.pdf
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Special Needs Folks Welcome at St. Vladimir's 
27/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Those with special needs, especially families with special needs children, are most welcome at St. Vladimir's! What this means is that sometimes there is a little noise or commotion during the Divine Services Ė but this is simply part of being a welcoming community. However, we have to back up our words with actions! So please, EVERYONE, reach out to your friends with special needs children and invite them to St. Vladimir's. But not just that Ė when they visit we all Ė each and every one of us Ė need to be tolerant, helpful, loving, and supportive. It is wrong and just not possible for us to alienate those with special needs children. WE MUST WELCOME THEM WARMLY! Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions, concerns, or to join our greeter ministry. We need your help to make St. Vladimir's a welcoming place for ALL!
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Welcoming Others to Church - Everyone's Job (You Too!) 
27/1/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
You can only make a first impression once. That is why it is so important, and the responsibility of EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, to warmly welcome visitors to our parish. Is the visitor not acting ďappropriatelyĒ? Assure them that all will be fine and lovingly help. Is the visitorís child fussy? Assure them that we welcome children in the church and not to worry. If they ask for a place to go to quiet the child please point out the nursery Ė do not push them out the door. Does the visitor have questions? Answer them if possible, and if not, refer them to someone who can. A smile and a welcoming word can make the difference in someoneís spiritual life both in this life and the next. Let us show love one to another so that people will know that we are Christís disciples! We want to be known for our warm hospitality as was Abraham Ė but we all must work together to make our parish as welcoming as we possibly can!
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Annual Meeting Set for February 15 
26/1/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
The date of the annual parish meeting has been set for Sunday, February 15, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. This is also Meatfare Sunday and we will have our annual Blini dinner that day as well. We combined these two activities last year and both were very successful! We assume many people came for the annual meeting and stayed for blini. But perhaps it was the reverse? In any case, it worked well and we will do it again. Please find all the information contined in the annual meeting mailing (which you will soon receive if you have not yet) at this link:

http://stvladimiraami.org/flyers/annualmeeting2015.pdf
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