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

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Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Scripture Reading for the Coming Week 
26/4/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
"This is the cause of all evils: the ignorance of the Scriptures. We go into battle without arms, and how ought we to come off safe?" -St. John Chrysostom, Homily IX on Colossians.

In order to help increase the general knowledge of scripture in our parish family we present here for your edification the scripture readings for the coming week. At least one Gospel Reading and one Epistle reading are assigned for each day of the year (although during Great Lent the readings are from the Old Testament). Hearing or reading only those readings appointed for Sunday merely scratches the surface of the great spiritual wealth that the scriptures provide us. Some of the readings are easily understandable others are less so. As Orthodox Christians we do not make private interpretation of scripture, but rather consult the fathers of the Church for their explanations to aid us in our understanding. Those wishing to have access to such explanations are asked to contact Fr. Gregory or inquire in the kiosk for further reading in this regard. Bibles may also be acquired in the kiosk.

Monday: Acts 6:8-7:5 & John 4:46-54
Tuesday: Acts 8:5-17 & John 6:27-33
Wednesday: Acts 8:18-25 & John 6:35-39
Thursday: Acts 8:26-39 & John 6:40-44
Friday: Acts 8:40-9:19 & John 6:48-54
Saturday: Acts 9:19-31 & John 15:17-16:2

Please find below several very nice articles on how to read the scripture from an Orthodox point of view.

By St. Justin (Popovich):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/bible_how.aspx

By Bishop Kalistos (Ware):

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/ware_howto.aspx

This short article explains to us not just HOW to read the scriptures, but also what our goal should be in reading the scriptures. A short read and well worth it:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/reading_scripture.html

As noted in the article above we need God's help and blessing to read and understand the scriptures correctly. What better way to entreat God's help in this regard than through prayer? Please find the prayer before reading the scriptures here:

http://www.chrysostompress.org/prayer_b ... pture.html
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Weekly Bulletin Posted 
26/4/15, 10:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Our weekly bulletin, "Sunday Reading", has been posted at the following link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... eading.pdf
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Weekly Parish Prayer List Posted 
26/4/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please keep our parishioners, friends, and those who have asked us in our unworthiness to pray for them in your prayers this coming week. Our parish prayer list can be found here:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/SundayRea ... erlist.pdf

PLEASE NOTE! We have removed those from the list that we believe no longer should be present there. If you requested that someone be included in this list please review it carefully to make sure we have not removed someone erroneously. If we have, please contact Fr. Gregory to have your loved one again added to the list.
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Pastoral School to Offer Summer Courses 
25/4/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
With Bishop Peter's blessing, this year summer courses will again be offered in the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America. The following courses will be offered this year dates for the courses are June 8-July 25, 2015 (Liturgics is slightly longer in duration):

Liturgics
Church Slavonic
Byzantine History
Parish Management and Operations
Thesis Writing Workshop

All Pastoral School summer courses are available to the general public without the need for a formal application to our complete Diploma program. To register please visit the following link:

http://www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.or ... iew/summer

To learn more about the summer courses and all the offerings of the Pastoral School please visit this link:

http://www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.or ... scriptions

Course numbers are:

111 Liturgics
112 Church Slavonic
113 Byzantine History
114 Non-Profit Small Business/Parish Management
115 Thesis Writing Workshop

For more information or with questions please contact the Dean of the Pastoral School, Archpriest Gregory Joyce

(fr.gregory.joyce@orthodoxtheologicalschool.org).
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Have you visited our Photo Album page lately? 
25/4/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
If not - you should! LOTS of great pictures there that you probably haven't seen and which will inspire you! Here is the address - click and visit now!

http://stvladimirchurch.smugmug.com/
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Welcoming Others to Church Everyone's Responsibility! 
24/4/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
As is the case every week, we will have visitor at St. Vladimir's this weekend. They will be getting their first impression of our parish family. YOU CAN ONLY MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION ONCE. That is why it is so important, and the responsibility of each and every one of us, to warmly welcome visitors to our parish. Is the visitor not acting appropriately? Assure them that all will be fine and lovingly help. Is the visitors child fussy? Assure them that we welcome children in the church and not to worry. If they ask for a place to go to quiet the child please point out the nursery do not push them out the door. Does the visitor have questions? Answer them if possible, and if not, refer them to someone who can. A smile and a welcoming word can make the difference in someones spiritual life both in this life and the next. Please show love one to another so that people will know that we are Christs disciples! We want to be known for our warm hospitality as was Abraham but we all must work together to make our parish as welcoming as we possibly can!
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Friday Email is Out 
24/4/15, 03:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Please find our weekly email at this link:

http://www.stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/fridayemail.pdf

If you don't receive our weekly emails that means you are not on our email list. We can fix that! Please visit the link below (this is to a Google doc - it is safe) and fill out the short form. You will then never miss a Friday email again!

http://goo.gl/forms/ObMyc1OQfx
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9-12 and Teen Youth Groups Meet this Sunday 
24/4/15, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
This Sunday both our 9-12 year old and our teen youth groups meet.

The 9-12 year old group meets at church after the lecture on Human Trafficking in Michigan. We will have an age appropriate discussion about the lecture as well as "Stump the Priest - Pascha Edition".

Sign Up for 9-12 Activity:

http://goo.gl/forms/e5NQJuobYp

The teen youth group meets at 5:00 p.m. at Fr. Gregory's in Saline. We will discuss Human Trafficking in Michigan, a reworking of our Teen Group to allow the young people to much more actively live their faith, have a general discussion about any and all subjects the teens would like to discuss, and finally play some board games. It goes without saying that there will be non-Lenten treats on offer. Please join us!

Sign Up for Teen Activity:

http://goo.gl/forms/lUFWFEfE9M
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Sound of the Parish All Divine Services, The Path, More! 
24/4/15, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
Have you missed a Divine Service? Or do you know miss one soon? Please know that all Divine Services are posted on our sound blog, Sound of the Parish, at this link:

http://soundoftheparish.blogspot.com/

At that link you can also find The Path, lectures, and other pertinent sound files. Please visit today!
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Bishop Peter in Ann Arbor May 16 + Other Upcoming Hierarchal Visits 
23/4/15, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory
His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland will serve Liturgy on Sunday, May 17 at the St. Seraphim of Sarov parish in Lansing, MI. The evening before that His Grace will join us at St. Vladimir's for vigil. Please join us that evening to participate in the vigil service with Bishop Peter!

In addition to this visit by Bishop Peter we have two future hierarchal visits planned - please save the dates!

July 27-28, 2015 - With Bishop Peter's blessing His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah will lead us in prayer for our St. Vladimir's patronal feast day

November 7-8, 2015 - His Grace Bishop Peter will lead us in prayer for the feast of St. Demetrius the Great Martyr of Thessalonica
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