Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
Schedule of Services:
-Saturday, November 19th, Great Vespers at 4pm.
-Sunday, November 20th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
-Monday, November 21st, Divine Liturgy at 10am for the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple.
-Many years to our living veterans of our country. Memory eternal to those veterans who have fallen asleep in the Lord.
-Thank you to Bill C. for hosting coffee hour today. We all appreciate the good food and fellowship that you help provide.
-Council meeting will follow coffee hour today.
-Please see Nellie and reserve your pierogi and home made soups, as we will continue selling to the public in the coming weeks.
-Our parish will be fulfilling the wishes of four seminarian families. Two families, the Sisterhood and the Parish will be receiving the wish lists in the days to come. Please see the display of requested gifts in the back of our social hall. Take the card with the gift description with you and sign your name next to the same number on the yellow pad. All gifts must be wrapped , tagged and brought to church no later than Nov. 27. If you want to participate but can't do the shopping select a gift request and give Nellie or Stephanie V. the money you would have spent. The shopping will be done for you. Buying a gift card to Amazon, Target, Kohl's, Old Navy or Barnes and Noble is also an option.
-It was a nice turnout last week for Adult Ed. The next season is scheduled for Dec. 4. Please come.
-Please don't forget the needy! Shop Rite gift cards and non perishable staples are greatly needed and appreciated.
-The Nativity Fast begins on Tuesday of this week. Please make an effort to be mindful of the fasting calendar while at home and while bringing food to the church. Thank you.
-Matushka Mary has a Sunday school lesson scheduled for next Sunday after Divine Liturgy.
-Monday, Nov. 21 at 10am- Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple.
Living: Paul, Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Steven, Janet, Teresa, Irina, Alla, Ira, Victor; the suffering people and innocent victims of the Ukrainian/Russian war; the suffering people of Yemen, Syria, and Palestine. Our Veterans.
Departed: George, our departed Veterans.
Words for the Day:
No matter how much we may study, it is not possible to come to know God unless we live according to His commandments, for God is not know by science, but by the Holy Spirit. Many philosophers and learned men came to the belief that God exists, but they did not know God. It is one thing to belief that God exists and another to know Him. If someone has come to know God by the Holy Spirit, his soul will burn with love for God day and night, and his soul cannot be bound to any earthly thing.
(St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings, VIII.3)
A man in this world must solve a problem: to be with Christ, or to be against Him. And every man decides this, whether he wants to or not. He will either be a lover of Christ or a fighter of Christ. There is no third option.
(St. Justing Popovich, Explanation of I John, 4.3)
Cleanse your mind from anger, remembrance of evil, and shameful thoughts, and then you will find out how Christ dwells in you.
(St. Maximus the Confessor, Chapters on Love, 4.76)
Next Week’s Readings:
Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21. And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”