Today’s Readings:

Epistle: Romans 2:10-16

Gospel: Matthew 4:18-23

 

Schedule of Services: 

-Wednesday, June 29th, Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at 10am.

-Sunday, July 3rd, Divine Liturgy at 10am.  Hours begin at 9:40am.  Fr. Paul Kucynda will be presiding for Liturgy.

-Sunday, July 10th, Divine Liturgy at 10am.  Hours begin at 9:40am. Fr. George Hasenecz will be presiding for Litugy.

-Sunday, July 17th, Divine Liturgy at 10am.  Hours begin at 9:40am.  Fr. Tristan will be presiding for Liturgy.

 

Announcements:

-Thank you to Arina for sponsoring the coffee hour today. We appreciate your efforts to further our church's fellowship.

-Today will be our last coffee hour with food until September. Beverages will be available through the summer months. Pease feel free to socialize.

-Thank you to the Sisterhood for preparing a Father's day waffle breakfast last Sunday. It was greatly enjoyed by all.

-Third quarter donation envelopes are available. Please pick them up downstairs on the table next to the door by the parking lot.

-Please remember to bring non-perishables or Shop Rite gift cards for the food pantry.

-Please make good note of the schedule of services for the upcoming few weeks (you may also see our website for the service schedule). 

-Fr. Tristan will be on vacation from Thursday, June 30th through Saturday, July 16th.  He will be serving Divine Liturgy on July 17th.  There will be no Great Vespers services for the next three Saturdays.  Please welcome our visiting priests during this time.

-For any emergencies, please contact our Dean, Fr. Gary Breton, or Fr. George Hasenecz, and please let Nellie Eyerman know, as well.

 

 

 

-Since there will be no bulletin for the next few weeks, please note Nellie’s weekly emails for any updates.  Also, again, one can easily refer to our website to access this bulletin and the service schedule. 

 

Phone Contact Information in case of Emergency:

Fr. Gary Breton: (848)-333-7055

Fr. George Hasenecz: (973)-970-4205 

Nellie Eyerman: (973)-584-8476

 

Prayers for: 

Living: Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Steven, Janet, Teresa, Irina, Alla,                                   

Ira, Victor, Reader Christopher, and Helen (Morris); the suffering people of Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, and Palestine.  Departed:

 

Words for the Day:

Love for Christ overflows into love for one's neighbor, love for truth, love for holiness, for the world, for purity, for everything divine, for everything deathless and eternal ... All these forms of love are natural manifestations of love for Christ. Christ is the God-man, and love for Him always means love for God and for man. When we love Christ God, we also love all that is divine, immortal and Christ-like in people. We can't truly love people if we do not love them for the sake of these causes. Any other love is pseudo-love, which is easily changed into lovelessness and hatredness toward people. True love for man comes from love for God, and love for God grows in accordance with the keeping of His commandments.

(St. Justin Popovich, Explanation of the I John, 4:20, 5:2)

 

Next Week’s Readings:

Epistle:Romans 5:1-10. Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put 

 

us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.