Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56
Schedule of Services:
-Saturday, November 13th, Great Vespers at 4pm.
-Sunday, November 14th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
-Memory eternal to Stephen Cordasco, Bill and Stephanie’s father.
-Thank you, Michelle, for hosting coffee hour today.
-We still have pierogi for sale. If anyone still wants pierogi, please sign-up on the order form.
-The seminarian wish list for the York family is posted on the display board downstairs. Please participate and select a gift, purchase it and return it wrapped and labeled by Nov. 21. If you prefer not to shop, sponsor a gift and Mila will do the sopping for you. Again, the deadline for the seminarian project is Nov. 21. The pierogi and soup sale will be from 9am to noon on Saturday the 13th, and from 11:30am to 1pm on Sunday the 14th.
-If you can help with the sale of pierogi and soup on Sat. Nov. 13, from 9am to noon, please see Nellie.
-Remember to bring either non-perishable items or supermarket gift cards for the food pantry. Please note that the gift card box has been placed upstairs in the church near the donation basket.
-Council Meeting- Nov. 14- let Nellie know if you will be unable to attend
Please pray for:
Living: Stella, Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Departed: Stephen
Words for the Day
I ask you to try something. If someone grieves you, or dishonors you, or takes something of yours, then pray like this: "Lord, we are all your creatures. Pity your servants, and turn them to repentance," and then you will perceptibly bear grace in your soul. Induce your heart to love your enemies, and the Lord, seeing your good will, shall help you in all things, and will Himself show you experience. But whoever thinks evil of his enemies does not have love for God and has not known God.
(St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings, IX.21)
Do not forsake prayer, for just as the body becomes weak when it is deprived of food, so also the soul when it is deprived of prayer draws nigh to weakness and noetic death.
(St. Gennadius of Constantinople, The Golden Chain, 44)
Consistently pray in all things, so that you might not do anything without the help of God ... Whoever does or busies himself with anything without prayer does not succeed in the end. Concerning this, the Lord said: "Without Me you can't do anything". (John 15:5)
(St. Mark the Ascetic, Homilies, 2.94,166)
Next Week’s Readings:
Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20. Brethren, we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37. And 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.”