Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4: 6-15
Gospel: Luke 6:31-36
Schedule of Services:
-Saturday, October 9th, Great Vespers at 5pm.
-Sunday, October 10th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
-Memory eternal to Robert Bell, Evan Kalenik, and Sharon Kloss.
-Many thanks to Bill C. for hosting our coffee hour this coming Sunday. We appreciate his service to the parish.
-We received word that ShopRite in Flemington will generously provide all of the ingredients for our next pierogi workshop! Please circle Oct 22 for potato peeling at 9 a.m. and Oct 23 at 8 a.m. for the dough making team and 8:30 for everyone else, to make pierogi. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the freezer, so we can organize the workshop for maximum efficiency. More details to follow.
-As in previous years, we will be participating in FOCA's St. Nicholas project by donating gifts to seminarian families. If any one wishes to take an additional family on their own, please let Nellie know. More details will be available later in Oct. about the names and needs of the seminarian family that will be assigned to the church.
-Father will be at a clergy retreat this Wednesday to Thursday morning.
Please pray for:
Living: Stella, Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Departed: Lidia, Robert, Steven Evan, Sharon
Words for the Day:
It is better to pray with good will for our neighbor, rather than to denounce him for every sin.
(St. Mark the Ascetic, Homilies, 1.132)
Do not attempt to benefit by rebukes one who boasts of his virtues, for he loves to display himself cannot be a lover of truth.
(St. Mark the Ascetic, Homilies, 2.222)
Whoever with fear of God corrects and directs a sinner gains virtue for himself, that of opposition to sin. But whoever insults a sinner with rancor and without good will falls, according to a spiritual law, into the same passion with the sinner.
(St. Mark the Ascetic, Homilies, 2.183)
When you want to direct someone toward the good, first put him at peace bodily and honor him with words of love. For nothing inclines such a man to shame and induces him to cast off his vice and be changed for the better as do bodily goods and honor, which he sees in you. Then, with love tell him a word or two, and do not be inflamed with anger toward him. Do not let him see any cause of enmity toward you. For love does not know how to lose its temper.
(St. Isaac the Syrian, Homilies, 85,57)
Next Week’s Readings:
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-10. Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says,“In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge,
patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
Gospel: Luke 7:11-16.Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”