Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have five small children: Lydia, Paul, Silas, Philip, and Sarah. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.
Now is the time! Have you put off doing something?
Maybe you knew you were supposed to start your homework, but you didn’t feel like doing it. Or maybe you knew you were supposed to wake up and get ready for the day, but you just rolled over and slept. Sometimes we just need a push to get going! In today’s epistle reading, we hear Saint Paul tell- ing us to get going! He wrote, “Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
We all know that we should do something about being a Christian. We know we can’t just sit there, thinking about it. But sometimes we just need a push to get going! So, Saint Paul gives us this push today. What will you do to get going? Will you pick up your Bible today and read a little? Will you say some special prayers tonight? Will you do something nice for somebody?
SAINT BLAISE: THE SAINT FOR SORE THROATS!
We celebrate St. Blaise on Thursday, February 11th (OC: Feb. 24th).
Have you ever watched a carpenter work? Maybe you have seen his toolbox, and maybe you watched as he pulled out one tool for one job, and then another one for another. It’s great to have a full toolbox that will help with anything! Did you know, in our Church we have an excellent toolbox too? Our toolbox is our saints, and we can turn to our “tools” for anything we need help with! This week, we celebrate a saint who is one we can turn to if we have a sore throat, or if we know somebody who has a problem with his throat.