February 9 — First Divine Liturgy with Fr. Andrew Moore in the Knights of Columbus building in Rolla
August 8 — Received name of “Annunciation of the Virgin Mary” from His Grace, Bishop Alexander
December 8 — Dn. Joel ordained to the holy Priesthood and assigned as “Priest-in-charge” of Annunciation Mission
December 15 — Fr. Joel celebrates first Liturgy with mission faithful in Rolla at new Kingshighway location
January 12 — First group of catechumens are made
February 15 — Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos visits Annunciation mission
February 22 — Fr. Joel and Presvytera Tessi move into temporary home provided by a family in the mission
April 20 — Mission celebrates first Pascha together
April 30 — Fr. Joel and Presvytera Tessi close on the purchase of their new home in St. James (on Saint James’ feast day)
July 3 — Construction begins to convert garage into new chapel space
November 16 — First baptism and chrismation!
January 6 — First group of catechumens chrismated at the mission!
February 15 — Chapel renovations complete, Mission relocates to new St. James address, and a new catechumen!
Please pray for us (and join us!) as we continue our journey toward salvation in south-central Missouri!