St. Gregory Palamas Orthodox Church
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: John 4:5-42
Schedule of Services:
Saturday, June 5th: Great Vespers at 4pm.
Sunday, May 6th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. The Hours will begin at 9:40am.
-Today is Memorial Day
-We will continue collecting food for the Open Cupboard Food pantry.
-If you are strong, please stay after Liturgy today to bring out the heavy machines for the pierogi making.
-Pierogi making sessions:
Friday, June 4th at 9am. (For peeling, cooking, and preparing the filling. Please bring a knife, cutting board, and peeler.)
Saturday, June 5th at 8am (for dough making). At 8:30am (to assemble and cook).
-If anyone is interested in baking, and did not attend the meeting last Sunday, please contact Mila.
-June 26th: Glen Gardner Garage Sale, where we will sell baked goods.
-If you have a child who is graduating this May or June, please let Bill Cordasco know.
Parish Guidelines Update
Parish clergy have been directly asked to note the following statement from Archbishop Michael.
“Throughout the Diocese: The clergy and faithful are to respect the personal choices of their parish community members concerning the reception of the COVID-19 vaccine. Each adult and each parent must discern whether to receive or to have their children receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and whether to continue to wear a mask, vaccinated or not. As your father in Christ, I sincerely beg you to recognize that the “vaccinated” or “unvaccinated” status of any individual or group is not, and not to become, a source of division, criticism, or indiscriminate discussion in the Church. The Church is a hospital, where health and healing are valued goals for everyone. Respect, love, and support are essential tools of Christian service in furthering those goals for every member of the parish family."
-Archbishop Michael, from his Guidelines for the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, May 26, 2021.
Please pray for:
Living: Helen Departed: John
Words for the Day:
A discerning man, when he eats grapes, takes only the ripe ones and leaves the sour. Thus also the discerning mind carefully marks the virtues which he sees in any person. A mindless man seeks out the vices and failings ... Even if you see someone sin with your own eyes, do not judge; for often even your eyes are deceived.
-St. John of the Ladder, Ladder, 10.16-17