St. Michael’s was blessed with a visit from our dear Bishop Longin on Sunday, November 21, 2021 to celebrate our Slava. Bishop Longin arrived on Saturday, November 20 th with Rev. Protodeacon Milovan Gogich and Sub-Deacon Stefan Radovich and served the Vespers service. On Sunday morning, Bishop Longin celebrated the Hierachical Divine Liturgy. Following the Liturgy, everyone went to the Edgewater Clubhouse, (St. Michael’s home away from home) for the Slava celebration. After serving the Slava service on Sunday afternoon, Bishop Longin and company returned to Chicago. Following a wonderful festive meal, St. Michael’s held its Annual Assembly meeting which included the 2020 financial report and highlights from the past year. The work on the new property is moving forward slowly, but surely and the property development work (utilities, stormwater system & paving) is expected to be finished by the end of this year. The architects are currently working on the plans for the new Church & Fellowship Hall building. With God’s help, we hope to break ground next Spring. After the Assembly meeting, dessert was served while the St. Michael Bluegrass band performed traditional Gospel and Bluegrass songs.
Fr. Gregory Shultz