Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Gospel: Matthew 14:14-22
Schedule of Services:
-Saturday, August 13th, Great Vespers at 5pm.
-Sunday, August 14th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
Memory eternal, Helen!
Viewing, Funeral, and Burial for Helen Morris:
Sunday, August 7th
With a Panikhida at 6pm
Holcombe and Fisher Funeral Home
147 Main St.
Flemington, NJ 08822
Monday, August 8th
St. Gregory Palamas Orthodox Church
5 Church St.
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
Immediately following the Funeral
Fern Knoll Cemetery
Dallas, PA 18612
Please note: The drive from Glen Gardner to the cemetery is about 1h 50min. Attendees to Helen's burial will make a funeral procession to the cemetery. If one can make the drive, one is very welcome to the Wake following Helen's burial.
-Also, we expect there may be many visitors for Helen’s funeral on Monday. The parking is very limited in our church parking lot. If one is capable of doing so, and if one has no physical or bodily limitations, please try and find
a parking spot on the street, or perhaps at the park at the bottom of the hill. This way, we could generously try and keep as many parking spots open in our parking lot for visitors. Thank you.
-On Sunday, August 21st, we will celebrate a baptism for Elise Bartosh. Many thanks go out to the Sisterhood of St. Gregory’s for sponsoring a meal to celebrate Elise’s baptism. Please attend this special event of the newest member of our church!
-On Sunday, August 28th, His Eminence Archbishop Michael will be visiting our parish. Following Divine Liturgy, we will have a luncheon for His Eminence. A sign-up sheet is posted on the freezer for the luncheon. Please note that we will need non-meat dishes for His Eminence, since he is a monk.
-Please continue to donate Shop Rite gift cards and/or food items for the food pantry. Thank you all for your continued generosity!
-We will be offering coffee and juice after Liturgy next week.
-The Parish Council will meet after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 14th.
Living: Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Steven, Janet, Teresa, Irina, Alla,
Ira, Victor, Reader Christopher, the infant Simon, the newly born Elisabeth; the suffering people of Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, and Ethiopia.
Departed: Helen, Rozalia, Rachele, Raymode
Words for the Day:
Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. Truth is a Person. It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able to bear it without being burned.
St. Nicholas of Serbia, Thoughts on Good and Evil
Next Week’s Readings:
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17. For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Gospel: Matthew 14:14-22. Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.