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Topic of the Week   (Tubah 7-13)
Temple Tax


Verse of the Week
"When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, 'Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?' He said, 'Yes.' And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, 'What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?' Peter said to Him, 'From strangers.' Jesus said to him, 'Then the sons are free. Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.'"

- Matthew 17:24-27

Meaning: The temple tax was an annual head tax on all male Jews 12 years of age and up, excepting priests and rabbis, for the maintenance of the temple. Jesus as Son of God is supremely free of this tax. Nevertheless, He does not refuse to pay it, nor does He tell His disciples to pay it for Him. But, having proved Himself not liable to it, He gives it. He pays it not as a debt, but in consideration of their weakness and to avoid unnecessary offense.



Proverb of the Week
"Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him."

Proverbs 30:5


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Schedule
Monday - January 15th (Tubah 7)
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 - January 16th (Tubah 8)
8:00am - 10:00am - Divine Liturgy
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises


Wednesday - January 17th (Tubah 9)
8:00am - 10:00am - Divine Liturgy


Thursday - January 18th (Tubah 10)
The Paramoun of the Feast of Theophany
(Strict Fast - No Fish)
4:30am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy

The Eve of the Feast of Theophany
5:00pm - 10:30pm - Divine Liturgy


Friday - January 19th (Tubah 11)
The Feast of Theophany
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 - January 20th (Tubah 12)
The Monthly Commemoration of Archangel Michael
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 - January 21st (Tubah 13)
The Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee
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)