Saturday evening: Vespers (evening prayer service) at 5:30 pm, followed by Q&A. (about)
Sunday morning: Reading of the Hours (psalms & prayers) at 9:20am, Divine Liturgy at about 9:30am (about), followed by Q&A then coffee social. Schedule exception every year: Pascha (Easter) Sunday (when).
Monday, December 5th at 6:30pm: Vespers for St. Nicholas Day
Tuesday, December 6th at 9:30 am: Hours and Liturgy for St. Nicholas Day
Christmas services will follow the typical Saturday and Sunday schedule (see above)
Map and Directions:
We are located in the historic uptown district in the center of Pella, Iowa, at 621 1/2 Franklin Street (zip code 50219), next to the Klokkenspel. The entrance is adjacent to the walkway beneath the Klokkenspel.
Street view above.
Door entrance below.
A Morning Prayer (for spiritual strength)
attributed to St. Philaret of Moscow
O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In every hour of the day, reveal Your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul and firm conviction that Your will governs all. In all my words and deeds, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by You. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering or embarrasssing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray. And, You Yourself, pray in me. Amen.