Gospel: John 9:1-38
Schedule of Services:
-Thursday, June 2nd, ASCENSION, Divine Liturgy at 10am
-Saturday, June 4th , Great Vespers at 5pm.
-Sunday, June 5th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
-Memorial Day is tomorrow. Memory eternal to all those who have given their lives to service that we may enjoy the lives we have in our country. -Memory eternal, as well, to Reader Christopher’s mother Alina (who fell asleep in the Lord some years ago) and his uncle Tadeusz (who fell asleep in the Lord, recently, in Poland).
-Thank you, Matushka Mary, for hosting coffee hour today.
-Fr. Tristan and his family will be moving this week into their new home. In the process, internet and telephone services will need to be re-established at their home. Until that time, probably sometime next week, if anyone needs to contact the priest, please call: 814-823-1157. Also, due to the move, there will be no bulletin available next Sunday because of the lack of internet service at their home this week. Thank you all for your understanding.
-Fr. Tristan, Matushka Mary, and John’s new address is:
463 Dorchester Lane, Perkasie, PA 18944
-If you have not hosted a coffee hour recently, please consider doing one. A sign-up sheet with available dates is on the freezer. Sponsorship is also available for those who wish to contribute toward a coffee hour, but cannot be there to host it. Please see Nellie for details.
-We received letters of appreciation from the Flemington Food Pantry for donating 154 lbs. of grocery items in March and 103 lbs. in April. Letters are posted on the bulleting board. May we continue our efforts to help feed the hungry.
-Pierogi are still for sale! If you want any, please see Nellie.
-On June 5 there will be a Sisterhood meeting after Liturgy
-On June 12 there will be a Parish Council meeting after Liturgy
-The Glen Gardner's Women's Club is once again organizing a Town wide Garage sale. It will be held on June 25th. The Sisterhood will be offering a pierogi luncheon, as well as a cake and pierogi sale. We will be asking for baked goods for this occasion. Stay tuned! More details to follow!
Living: Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Steven, Janet, Teresa, Irina, Alla,
Ira, Victor, and Helen (Morris) the suffering people of Ukraine,
Yemen, Syria, and Palestine. Departed: Tadeusz, Alina
Words for the Day:
The Lord wants us to love one another. Here is freedom: in love for God and neighbor. In this freedom, there is equality. In earthly orders, there may not be equality, but this is not important for the soul. Not everyone can be a king, not everyone a patriarch or a boss. But in any position it is possible to love God and to please Him, and only this is important. And whoever loves God more on earth will be in greater glory in His Kingdom.
(St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings, VI.23)
Next Week’s Readings:
Epistle:. Acts 20:16-18, 28-36. For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. And when they came to him, he said to them:“You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or
gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
Gospel: John 17:1-13. When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.“I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.