Period of Tuesday September 15th - Sunday September 27th

Divine Liturgies, Vesper & Midnight Praises, and Bible Study:
The church opened a method for each family to sign up for a liturgy that fits their schedule. 45 slots are available for each Divine Liturgy, Vespers, and Bible Study. The guidelines are as follows:
+ Registration cycle for Liturgy attendance is for two weeks. Each family can register for one (1) liturgy on the WEEKDAY and one (1) on the WEEKEND.
+ FRIDAY morning liturgies will be from 5-7am - no registration is required.
+ NOTE: The church doors will be closed 30 minutes after the start of each service. If you come late and the doors are lock kindly send one of the fathers your information and we can arrange for you to attend another liturgy. Kindly refrain from knocking on the church doors during services as this creates a disturbance and distracts those in attendance.
+ God willing, towards the end of this cycle another email will be sent informing you of the next phase of reopening We encourage all who attend to wear masks as they are able. Toddlers and infants are not required to wear masks.
+ All medical services, sanitary precautions, and social distancing guidelines will remain the same for all services.
+ Only registered families are permitted to attend liturgy or vespers.

Registration Instructions:
+ A maximum of 45 registrants may attend each Liturgy (a registrant is either an individual or a family of the SAME household).
+ PLEASE do not invite people outside of your family to sit with your family for any service. Each registration is for one (1) family only, even if it is a single person.
+ Do NOT register each of your family members separately. Kindly use one email per family for registration.
+ A maximum of 6 people (of the same household) per family will be permitted to sit together. For those with larger families, a separate registration will be needed.
+ Lap infants or infants in a stroller do not count toward this total.
+ Each registrant is asked to use the same email address each time you register
+ If you and your family are available to attend liturgy on a weekday, we kindly ask that you register on a weekday as to leave the weekends for those who have work or family related restrictions.

REGISTRATION will OPEN on SUNDAY (9/13/20) at 6:00 pm at the following sites:

WEEKDAY Divine Liturgies: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da4aa28a3fe3-weekday2
WEEKEND Divine Liturgies: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da4aa28a3fe3-weekend2
Saturday Vespers and Midnight Praises: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da4aa28a3fe3-saturday7
Arabic Bible Study: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da4aa28a3fe3-arabic6
English Bible Study: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4da4aa28a3fe3-english5

Confessions
Fr. Younan
-> Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday by appointment only
     Set the appointment online https://fryounan.youcanbook.me, or call/text 409-292-7139.
Fr. James
-> Monday and Thursday by appointment only
     Set the appointment online https://calendly.com/frjames or call Fr. James for an urgent matter.

Bible Studies
-> English (by Fr. James) - Monday 7:30 - 9:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary (pre-registration is required)
-> Arabic (by Fr. Younan) - Wednesday 7:30- 9:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary (pre-registration is required)
-> Katy Arabic Bible Study - Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 PM - Online Zoom Session

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Cry Room (Main Church) - CANCELED
+ Servant's preparation class Friday from 6:30:00 - 8:00 PM in the Portable Building - 8th Grd Classroom

Weekly Church Announcements
+ None.

Diocese Programs & Events
+ Saint Mary & Archangel Michael Church is a part of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States under the auspice of His Grace Bishop Youssef.
+ His Grace Bishop Youssef teachings website: http://suscopts.org/diocese/bishop/
+ The Diocese's Weekly Newsletter is posted at https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspxresid=AF42A06CD4FD5E59!497&ithint=file%2cpptx&authkey=!ALtAQAMzSpRxCMY
+ Please visit the Diocese's Website for more information on all programs and events at http://suscopts.org.

Egypt 12% Project
In an effort to help our mother church in Egypt, our church is proposing a completely voluntary and optional 2% (or more) monthly income donation to be devoted to help our brothers and sisters in Egypt who are in need. This donation is indeed to be an additional offering over and above our 10% tithe and will be for one of the suffering churches in Egypt. If you wish to participate in the blessing of this service, kindly refer to the 3 options on the Donate Online page http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/donate-here.

Service Schedule
When in doubt, the Service Schedule is kept updated on the left side of the website under "At St. Mary's" heading.

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