Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56
Schedule of Services:
Sunday, November 12th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
-Memory eternal to Paul Edward Gall who reposed in the Lord this morning after midnight.
-Memory eternal to Bill and Stephanie’s father, Stephen Cordasco, who reposed in the Lord 21 years ago.
-Thank you to the Arina for hosting coffee hour last week. Thank you, Mila, for hosting coffee hour today.
-There is a new coffee hour sign up sheet located on the freezer for the months of November and December.
-Once again, our parish is sponsoring a seminarian family. Please see the wish list poster located downstairs and have all gifts wrapped and labeled by November 26th. Thank you for your contributions!!
-Please text Robert Fisher at (609) 306-4714 if you would like to visit or are able to bring him to church. His address is 47 Lincoln Ave., Lambertville, NJ.
-Please consider donating to the Building Preservation/Rectory Fund. Sign up is located on the bulletin board. All donations are appreciated.
-Don’t forget the needy. Shop Rite gift cards or non-perishable foods are greatly appreciated.
-For the month of November, Sunday School is scheduled for the Sunday’s of November 12th and 19th.
-Steve W. is at Cedars Rm. 120, the rebab center across from the hospital (1 Leisure Court in Flemington). He is receiving hospice care now. He is unable to take phone calls due to his voice, but visitors are welcome. If anyone has any further questions or clarifications, please contact Larry.
-Fr. Tristan will be going to bury his father at his home parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Crossingville, PA this week. There will be no Great Vespers on
Saturday, November 11th. In case of an emergency, please contact our Dean, Fr. Gary Breton at 848-333-7055
Departed: Paul, Sonya, Walter, Stephen
Living: Robert, Nicholas, Karen, Steven, Archpriest Paul, Melissa, Stephen, Michele, Janet, Teresa, Irina, Victor; Nicole, Rachel, and Alexa, Metropolitan Onuphry and the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; the suffering people and innocent victims of the Ukrainian/Russian war and those being persecuted; the suffering people of Yemen, Syria and Turkey; and the suffering victims of the war in Israel and Palestine.
Words for the Day:
God values deeds according to their intentions. For it is said, "The Lord grant unto you according to your heart" (Ps. 19:5) ... Therefore, whoever wants to do something but can't is considered as having done it by God, who sees the intentions of our hearts. This applies to both good and evil deeds alike.
(St. Mark the Ascetic, Homilies, 1.184, 2.16)
Let there always be a preponderance of mercy with you, even though you don't feel such mercy in yourself, as God has for the world ... A cruel and merciless heart is never purified. A merciful man is the doctor of his own soul, because as it were a by a strong wind from is heart he drives out the darkness of the passions.
(St. Isaac the Syrian, Homilies, 41)
If you begin to guard wealth it will not be yours. But if you begin to distribute it, you will not lose it.
(St. Basil the Great, Conversations, 7)
Next Week’s Readings:
Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10. Brethren, 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 10:25-37. Behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”