Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9
Gospel: Luke 8:26-39
Schedule of Services:
-Saturday, November 6th, Great Vespers at 4pm.
-Sunday, November 7th, Divine Liturgy at 10am. Hours begin at 9:40am.
-Memory eternal to Theodore Terzakis, Cindy Gakos’ father.
-Thank you Pam Petronko for hosting the coffee hour today!
-A heartfelt thanks go to all who participated in preparing the pierogi last week. A special thanks to Mila who provided a hot lunch to all of the workers on Saturday and to all who brought food for the refreshment table.
-If you wish to purchase pierogi, please enter your name and number of dozens you wish to purchase on the order form on the vertical freezer. Pierogi are $8 a dozen. We made 283 dozen and have sold 172 dozen, to date..
-We have received the wish lists of the seminarians assigned to our church for the St. Nicholas project. Please stop by and look at the display board. Take the card with the gift description you selected. Then, enter your name on the yellow pad, next to the same number you have on your gift description card. All gifts must be wrapped, tagged and brought back to church by Nov. 21. If you are unable to shop, but still want to participate, please see Mila, as she has graciously offered to do the shopping..
-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 in the church upstairs by the donations basket.
-Pierogi pick-up by outside buyers is Nov. 13
Please pray for:
Living: Stella, Melissa, Helen, John, Darlette, Departed: Theodore
Words for the Day:
A soul that is nurtured by hatred toward man can not be at peace with God, Who has said: If you forgive not men their sins, neither shall your Father forgive your sins (Matt. 6:15). If a man does not want to be reconciled, you must at least guard yourself from hating, praying with a pure heart for him, and speaking no evil of him.
(St. Maximus the Confessor, Chapters on Love, 4.35)
Whoever will not love his enemies cannot know the Lord and the sweetness of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit teaches us to love our enemies in such way that we pity their souls as if they were our own children.
(St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings, I.11)
When you have been insulted, cursed, or persecuted by someone, do not think of what has happened to you, but of what will come from it, and you will see that your insulter has become the cause of many benefits to you, not only in this age, but in that which is to come.
(St. Mark the Ascetic, Homilies, 1.114)
Next Week’s Readings:
Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19. For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56. And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus' feet, he implored him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler's house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.