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Regular Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

Full Service Schedule:

Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Special Parish Meeting is Sunday, October 7, 2018 
3/10/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


On Sunday, August 26, 2018 we held an extraordinary parish meeting at which the Parish Council was given a charge to secure pledges of $1,200/month for 5 years OR collect $70,000 by September 23 to begin construction of our parish day school. We didnt quite get there but we are close. And we have a lot of fund raising momentum. So at our Parish Council meeting on September 30, 2018 the council voted to call a special meeting on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Archbishop Peter has blessed us to hold this meeting. At this meeting the Parish Council will present a proposal, which was approved at the September 30 meeting, to begin building now. At this point, with the funds and pledges we have raised, we can accomplish a huge chunk of the project. And given the fund raising momentum, we have great hope that by the time we finish the part that the funds already raised will allow us to complete, the rest of the funds will have been raised and we can finish the project on time. But we need your support to do it! So please plan to join us at the meeting this Sunday. More information can be found here:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/flyers/ex ... -07-18.pdf

If you'd like to help us get even closer to our $1200/month goal please visit this link (or contact me - you can only give using a credit card at this link and we understand that doesn't work for everyone):

https://stvladimiraami.networkforgood.com/projects/57396-ann-arbor-orthodox-classical-academy

Please contact me or any Parish Council member with questions.

In Christ,

Fr. Gregory
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No Cell Phones in Church Please 
2/10/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please be courteous to your fellow worshipers and be sure to turn off your cell phone when entering the church, or at the very least turn the ringer to the vibrate function. When traveling in Russia Fr. Gregory saw this sign: "Those cell phones that ring in church will be submerged in Holy Water!". We will not go that far, but we hope this helps you remember how important it is to turn off your phone...

Thank you for you attention to this important matter!
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Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
1/10/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

[L]et us consider whether is harder, for a man after having been buried to rise again from the earth, or for a man in the belly of a whale, having come into the great heat of a living creature, to escape corruption. For what man knows not, that the heat of the belly is so great, that even bones which have been swallowed moulder away? How then did Jonas, who was three days and three nights in the whales belly, escape corruption? And, seeing that the nature of all men is such that we cannot live without breathing, as we do, in air, how did he live without a breath of this air for three days? But the Jews make answer and say, The power of God descended with Jonas when he was tossed about in hell. Does then the Lord grant life to His own servant, by sending His power with him, and can He not grant it to Himself as well? If that is credible, this is credible also; if this is incredible, that also is incredible. For to me both are alike worthy of credence. I believe that Jonas was preserved, for all things are possible with God Matthew 19:26; I believe that Christ also was raised from the dead; for I have many testimonies of this, both from the Divine Scriptures, and from the operative power even at this day of Him who arosewho descended into hell alone, but ascended thence with a great company; for He went down to death, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose [Matthew 27:52] through Him.

+ St. Cyril of Jerusalem (Catechetical Lectures)
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Crop Walk 2018 Organizational Meeting this Saturday! 
29/9/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Part of the Matthew 25 Challenge: I was hungry and you fed Me

Please join us for the Chelsea/Dexter Crop Hunger Walk! There is no cost to participate, but all who participate are asked to try to raise at least $100. One-fourth of the funds raised stays in our community to support local hunger and poverty fighting programs.

We will hold an organizational meeting for walkers on Sunday, September 30 following the Divine Liturgy (during the parish meal). Please plan to join us for that and please plan to participate in this worthy endeavor!
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Special Needs Ministry We Need You! 
28/9/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Inspired by the incredible work of Fr. Vladimir Klimzo in Russia, and with the understanding that here in American the vast majority (perhaps up to 80% according to some studies) of families with special needs children or adult children do not attend church ALTHOUGH THEY WOULD LIKE TO we intend to establish a Special Needs Ministry at St. Vladimirs. We need one or two more people in addition to our present team to move this important ministry forward. If you can help please contact Fr. Gregory or email info@stvladimiraami.org. Join us in providing a spiritual home for those seeking one, but struggling to connect with a parish family!
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Join us this Sunday - monthly Fund Raising Dinner! 
28/9/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory


Flyer to Share

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Do you have trouble getting to church?  
28/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please contact Fr. Gregory, Jack, any of our Parish Council members, or our Head Brother or Head Sister. WE WANT TO HELP! And we offer these free options to help you stay connected with St. Vladimir's - even if it is hard for you to get to church on your own:

+Home Visits
+Rides to Church
+Home Computer help to allow you to listen to the Divine Services live every Saturday night and Sunday morning
+Subscription to "Sunday Reading" via post
+Subscription to "Good News" via post
+Subscription to each weekend's Divine Services on CD

If you know someone who has trouble getting to church, but that person is unlikely to see this announcement, please reach out and share this information with him or her.
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How to Support St. Vladimirs 
27/9/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

People often ask us how they can make donations to St. Vladimirs other than by making a donation at church. We work continuously to make this as easy for our parish family and friends as we can and we appreciate your feedback in this regard.

Please read here a short piece about the best way to support St. Vladimirs by making a planned recurring gift to our parish:

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

How to make such a recurring gift? If it is favorable or more convenient for you to use a credit card, please visit our Network for Good giving page:

https://stvladimiraami.networkforgood.com/projects/36049-stewardship-tithes-general-fund

If you prefer PayPal:

https://tinyurl.com/y8s3as59

If you would prefer to make a recurring gift by making an electronic transfer from your bank to ours, you will need some or all of the information below. If you need more information than what is found here, please email us at treasurer@stvladimiraami.org.

You need the name of the church bank: Chase Bank
You need the name on the account: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church
You may need the address: 9900 Jackson Rd. Dexter, MI 48130-9426
You'll need the American Banking Association Routing Number: 07 2000326
You'll need the account number: email us at info@stvladimiraami.org

We welcome and encourage you to remember the parish in your will or in other estate planning.

Thank you for your support of our parish!
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All English Schedule Change - NOW October 6! 
27/9/18, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The all English cycle of Divine Services in October has been changed to October 5-6. Please make a note of this and spread the word!

ALL ENGLISH OCTOBER CYCLE

ALL ENGLISH CYCLES 2018

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Divine Liturgy Explained 
27/9/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Service we attend most often is the Divine Liturgy. We know it, but do we know it? The better we understand the Divine Liturgy the more we will engage in this "work of the people", and the more we will get from it. Or perhaps better put, the more it will transform us. And since we are seeking to be transformed into the children of God, should we not take the time to delve more deeply into the Divine Liturgy - the most theologically significant Divine Service? That is a purely rhetorical question of course, since the answer must be "yes"! The article below is a classic of the 20th century, written by one of the most influential theologians of that time. That time was not that long ago - and this article is well, well worth the read!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/pomaz_lit.aspx
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