When you look around your church, do you see other kids too? Jesus invites all the kids
to be close to Him. And church is a special place where we can worship all together—young people and old people, and everyone in between. Today, we celebrate a very special feastday of our Church. It’s the day we remember when the Holy Theotokos, the Mother of God, went into the Temple. She went there so she could be close to God. She went there so she could spend time praying, and focusing on her Heavenly Father. That’s why you come to church, too,

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Can saints fight? Sometimes, we might think saints are people who never ever fight or
even argue! But our Church has many, many saints who were warriors. You might have
heard of Saint George or Saint Menas or Saint Theodore or Saint Wenceslas, or many more.
These special saints were close to God and they trusted God to help them fight. Saint Alexander Nevsky grew up in Russia 700 years ago. He was a prince, and the son of a prince
and princess. His parents raised him to be a warrior and a fighter, but they also raised him to have a strong faith in God and to love Him with all his heart.


Presvytera Alexandra Houck

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.


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