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.
The Apostles Teach Us
Did your parents tell you stories from the Bible? Did your godparent tell you something? Did you listen to our priest? Does your church school class talk about God? Maybe you learned about the Lord from all of these!
Saint Paul tells us today in the epistle how he learned about God. He writes, “I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.” Saint Paul learned about God because God showed Himself to Him!
SAINT STEPHEN OF SERBIA: A WARRIOR SAINT
We celebrate Saint Stephen on Friday, October 30th (OC: Nov 12). Did you know we have warrior saints in our Orthodox Church? Sometimes we hear stories of gentle saints, who wouldn’t hurt a little ant or a spider. But did you know that we also have strong, brave warriors, too?
Saint Stephen of Serbia was a brave warrior king saint. His father was a king, his brother was a king, and his son was a king. During
Saint Stephen’s time, lots of armies were attacking his land. Saint Stephen led his own army to fight back. This saint wasn’t fighting to get money or land. He was fighting to defend the Orthodox Christian people. He wanted his people to be free to worship in our true faith