This Week’s Events:
- Saturday, 5 p.m.: Great Vespers and Confessions
- Sunday, 9:10 a.m. Hours; 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
- See the Parish Calendar for information on additional services and/or events
- For Updates on COVID-19, Click Here
During Great Lent we are called upon to fast not only for reasons of self-control and prayer, but also for reasons of love: to deny ourselves something that we may share what we have saved with someone else who is in need. This Lent, our parish family will be collecting items for the Peter Maurin Center. Located just 5 minutes north of St. Elia at 1096 N. Main St., the Center serves unsheltered and marginalized individuals and families in the Greater Akron area by offering prepared meals, warm clothing and friendship at their facilities and in the community.
Look for the bin located near the entrance of church, and drop off your items as you come in each week. If you are not currently attending services, contact Aaron Gray to pick up your donations. Below is a list of ideas of items that are currently in need at the Center:
Thank you for doing your part to help those in need!
It’s almost that time again! This Lent, join the St. Elia Prayer Group as we once again unite to pray the Psalms together throughout the fast, which for Orthodox Christians begins this year on March 15. You do not need to be a member of St. Elia Akron to join. All you need is a Bible and a little bit of time to set aside each day.
The prayer group also offers the opportunity for us to pray for one another, for our parish, and for any special intentions any of us may have. [Read more…]
Help offset the costs of recent parking lot and kitchen repairs, support the parish and get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the same time! Shop at St. Elia’s special fundraising website for gifts, teas, candies, snacks, cookie dough, candles, magazines, home decor, holiday items, kitchen items, and more!
Items can be shipped directly to your home or choose to have your items shipped to the church at no additional charge. A parish member will be in touch in November when your items are ready for pickup.
St. Elia will receive a large percentage of your purchase as a donation. The fundraising website will remain open through October 31.
We appreciate your support during these difficult times!
Shop online now at: http://bit.ly/steliafund
To join the Zoom Meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84874233013?pwd=dGlVa1A2NjVlbmZCZ2xqTTJIWjRQZz09
Meeting ID: 848 7423 3013
We look forward to sharing an evening filled with Scripture!
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