NEWS

Welcome!


"He does not need anything of ours, but we stand in need of all things from Him."
-St. John Chrysostom (4th Century A.D.)


Upcoming Services
*Please Note: We have limited parking this Saturday due to our Family Fun Day outdoor activities so we kindly ask your help by using street parking (Sherwood Ave, Warwick Pl, MacFarlene Ave) on your way to church to give priority to our guests. Thank you.*

Fri. Oct. 20th @ 8-9pm - Congregation Prayer & Praise Night
All congregation are welcome to join together for an evening of prayer & midnight praise dedicated for God's will to be revealed for our church. Schedule as follows:
Compline Prayer followed by Midnight Praise & Open Prayers


Sat. Oct. 21st @ 9am - Divine Liturgy & Family Fun Garage Sale
 9:00am: Matins & Divine Liturgy with Fr. Shenouda
12-2pm: Coptic Church Info Session for Visitors (in church sanctuary)
12-5pm: Family Fun Day BBQ & Garage Sale (downstairs and outside)

Volunteers please remember your black T-shirt. If you can volunteer, please contact Natalie: 613-302-9010.


Mon. Oct. 23rd @ 7:30pm - Gospel of Matthew Ch.4 with Father Anthony
"Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.- v.19-20
Theme of the Book:
St. Matthew’s signature phrase “the kingdom of heaven” occurs 32 times in this book (and nowhere else in all of Scripture). He demonstrates that Christ is the fulfillment of the prophecies regarding the king who would come. He offers evidence after evidence to establish Christ as King and Messiah.


Sun. Oct. 29th - Outreach Dinner:
Please save the date for our 28th outreach dinner. This month we will be making lunches at church @ 2pm and preparing to serve dinner @ 4pm for the Carlington community. Please feel free to come at whatever time suits you. Please text Christine 613-261-2857 or Amira 613-302-1020 if you can participate in this blessing.

Operation Christmas Child
Boxes for Operation Christmas Child are available after Liturgy at the back of the church. These will be sent to underprivileged children across the world. Packed boxes will be collected in the church until Sat.Nov.11th. See Matthew for more details.

Church Building Campaign: 120 x 1000
We are in the final two weeks before our deadline of Nov 1st and we need your help and your prayers to achieve our goal.

We continue our 120 x 1000 campaign: 120 people to donate $1000 each, either as a lump sum or $85/month. This will help us secure the downpayment to establish this building as a permanent Coptic Orthodox Church. If you prefer to send us a cheque, please make it payable to SMSM Coptic Orthodox Church and mail to: P.O.Box 45526, 3151 Strandherd Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J0P9. If possible, please mail by Oct 23rd to process and deposit before the deadline.

If you are not in a position to donate but are able to lend the church money by personal loan, whether from your savings or line of credit, please contact Mike Fanous to discuss options.

Thank you for being a part of this historic time of our church!

Mike Fanous (Church Treasurer)
cell: 613-864-7566
e-mail: mikefanous25@gmail.com

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How to Get to Church?
555 Parkdale Avenue
Directions to Parking Lot:
From Parkdale, turn east on Sherwood and make a left turn at the first street onto Warwick.  The main parking lot is to your left on the north side of the church.
Bus:
The following bus routes serve the church: #6 and #14 run on Parkdale; #2 on Wellington and #85 and #101 on Carling.
Accessibility:
There is wheel chair accessible ramp into the church. There is a stair lift up to the sanctuary and down to the church hall. Users must be able to transfer from a wheelchair to the stair lift.  Handicapped parking is available at the west end of the church.