Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18, Hebrews 9:1-7
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21, 10:38-42, 11:27-28
Schedule of Services:
-Saturday, November 27th, Great Vespers at 4pm.
-Sunday, November 28th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
-Thank you to Pam H. for hosting the coffee hour today.
-Thank you to all of you who have participated in bringing gifts for the Cohen family. The gifts are due today.
-Thank you Larry Kloss for putting up the "No parking" sign.
-Remember to bring either non-perishable items or supermarket gift cards for the food pantry. The blue box for the gift cards has been moved upstairs by the candles.
-The Minutes and financial report from November are posted on the bulletin board. Our income for Nov. was $5,426 and our expenditures were $5,753. There was a deficit of $327. In Nov. we had the added expense of a down payment of $1,416 for the installation of gutter guards.
-A gentle reminder: please use the wooden tapers to light memorial candles. When you use a burning candle to light the votives, wax drips from the candle and leaves blacken wax on the table.
-We will be decorating the church on Dec. 5. Please make plans to stay after Liturgy to help decorate and clean-up.
Please pray for:
Living: Stella, Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Departed:
Steven, Janet, Megan
Words for the Day
Orthodox Christians must steadfastly remain in Orthodoxy, preserve oneness of mind with one another and unhypocritical love, guard purity of
soul and body, reject evil and unclean intentions, temperately partake of food and drink, and above all adorn themselves with humility, not neglect hospitality, refrain from conflicts and not give honor and glory in anything to earthly life, but instead await a reward from God: the enjoyment of heavenly goods.
(St. Sergius of Radonezh, Life, 32)
If you want to attain salvation, learn and keep in your heart all that the holy Church teaches and, receiving heavenly power from the mysteries of the Church, walk the path of Christ's commandments, under the direction of lawful pastors, and you will undoubtedly attain the Heavenly Kingdom and be saved. All of this is naturally necessary in the matter of salvation, necessary in it entirety and for all. Whoever rejects or neglects any part of it has no salvation.
(St. Theophan the Recluse, Five Teachings on the Path to Salvation, 3)
A certain monk asked St. Anthony the Great, "What must I do to be saved?" The elder answered him, "Don't trust in your own righteousness, don't worry about what's past, and constrain your tongue and your stomach."
(Ancient Patericon, 1.2)
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 13:10-17. Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.