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Topic of the Week   (Abib 17-23)
A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit

Verse of the Week
"'Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement.'"

- Matthew 12:33-36

Meaning: Jesus pronounces a severe judgement against the blasphemers of the Spirit. As the tree is revealed by its fruit, a human being is known by his works. He will do according to the kind of person he is. The blasphemers are a 'brood of vipers' because of their evil works and malice. Their heritage is of no value to them; they bear no fruit appropriate to a chosen people. The 'heart' in Scripture refers to the center of consciousness, the seat of the intellect and the will, the source from which the whole spiritual life proceeds. When grace permeates the heart, it masters the body and guides all actions and thoughts. When malice and evil capture the heart, a person becomes full of darkness and spiritual confusion.

Proverb of the Week
"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion."

- Proverbs 28:1

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Monday - July 24th (Abib 17)
6:15pm - 7:30pm - Prayer Meeting (Arabic)
(All Saints Room)
7:00pm - 8:30pm - St. Mary Ladies Meeting
(Archangel Michael Chapel)
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Hymn Classes (PK - 8th)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Deaconate Meetings (1st - 8th)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Continued Adult Alhan & Deaconate Meeting
9:00pm - 10:00pm - Prayer Meeting for 1st - 8th Grade Servants

Tuesday - July 25th (Abib 18)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Wednesday - July 26th (Abib 19)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy

Thursday - July 27th (Abib 20)
4:30am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy

Friday - July 28th (Abib 21)
Monthly Commemoration of St. Mary
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Bible Study (English-High School)
7:30pm - 9:30pm - Bible Study (Arabic)
8:00pm - 9:30pm - High School Youth Meetings
8:00pm - 10:00pm - St. Pishoy College Youth Meeting
8:00pm - 10:00pm - St. John Chrysostom Fellowship
English: for graduates, engaged & newlywed couples
9:30pm - 11:00pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Saturday - July 29th (Abib 22)
7:45am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
5:00pm - 5:45pm - Hymn Classes (K-8)
Also - Vespers Prayers, Praises (Congregation)
5:45pm - 6:30pm - Raising of Vespers Incense
(K-8 and Congregation)
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Sunday School (K-8)
- The Holy Family Meeting
8:00pm - 10:20pm -Midnight Prayers & Praises

Sunday - July 30th (Abib 23)
6:00am - 9:00am - ARABIC & ENGLISH Liturgy
9:00am - 12:00pm - ENGLISH Liturgy (Church)
9:00am - 12:00pm - ARABIC Liturgy (Chapel)
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Bible Study (English)
7:00pm - 9:00pm - St. Antony Youth Meeting (Arabic)