New Year – “Key” Message 1/1/12

Parish Priest’s Message from the “Key” Newsletter – 1 January 2012
 Happy New Year! As the first servant of the St. Peter Armenian Church, I come to you with a very special wish and prayer for health and happiness in the New Year.
I also take this opportunity to thank you, our faithful congregation, for making our church exemplary by way of its commitment to the poor, the hungry and those in need. Our year-round projects were accented by our Christmas Holiday outreach. I’m pleased to report that the toys have been delivered (600+) to the battered children’s shelter, the hand-made blankets (100+) are warming children at the City of Hope, and the number of families finding strength and hope through our Children’s Memorial and other outreaches are immeasurable.
Our Lord Jesus Christ promises to entrust more to those who have been faithful with a little. (Luke 16:10) I ask that you include your church in your prayers for the New Year. May God give us the strength and courage to take on the challenges of the New Day and the New Year, however great they may be.
Welcome to 2012
The New Year begins with several and severe challenges – primarily caused by the world economic situation, but also by the lack of love and under-standing among people. Keep focused throughout the New Year on the power of God in your life. Make Church and the Love of Christ found within the Holy Church a PRIORITY in your own life and in the life of your family. With the power of God you’ll be able to take on the GREATEST of challenges.
Happy New Year! ~Fr. Vazken
This message is elaborated at
*The “Key” is the weekly newsletter of the St. Peter Armenian Church, Glendale, CA – Jesus asked the Disciples, “Who do YOU say that I am?”  Peter responded “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus promised the Keys to the Kingdom for this profession of faith. (Mt 16)  At the St. Peter, Glendale Parish, our faith and actions are based on that same profession of faith. It is the Key that opens the doors to our journey as Christians…

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