What a day! Sunday July 17, 2016
Celebration of the Feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul, Patrons of our parish family.
We were blessed with some rain in the morning.
After the Festal Divine Liturgy the sky brightened up and the sun came out.
Weather-wise the day turned to be perfect.
Sincere prayers and Mercy of God.
Just wished we would have a few more people in the Church for the services.
We could’ve fit in a few more…
At noon there was this anxious time for me
Are we going to have more people at the Festival?
Surely in a few minutes cars one after another started to pull into the church’s driveway
to the point that the traffic controller couldn’t handle the flow.
Pretty soon we ran out of the parking space.
Cars were parked all over the property, parking lot, grass areas, side of the roads.
People were asked to park in the next door church’s parking lot, which filled up pretty fast.
Parents of the Ukrainian School “Barvinok” were shuttling people to and from the neighboring church’s parking lot.
Newly established dance ensemble “Horlicia” under the leadership of Vicheslav Tihonov had a great performance.
The event turned out to be an Amazing success.
Of course thanks to you my parish family
It is thanks to your love and dedication to our parish of Sts. Peter and Paul
There were so many donations made towards the Festival.
Donations of the food items,
Donations toward the Basket Raffle. (We have broken the record with 68 baskets in all)
Solicitation of the businesses for donations was unbelievable.
The great amount of volunteers, who have signed up to work in advance as well as who have come forward and stepped in to work at different shifts at the very day of the Festival.
To all who have worked for the success of the Festival I want to say,
I am thankful to you for your true love to this place. True love to your parish family.
By dedicating yourself to the success of the parish family you have shown Christ’s love.
Love that shined from you; love that has surely brightened the day. It was definitely that same Love that turned stormy and gloomy Sunday morning into a Bright and Sunny Day.