27 August 2017 Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday, August 27 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost              

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

 

Monday, August 28 – Moses the Ethiopian, Venerable            

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Tuesday, August 29 – Beheading of John the Baptist

11:00 AM           +Mike & +Jerry Sumandra by Paul Sumandra

Wednesday, August 30 – Patriarchs Alexander, John & Paul 

Thursday, August 31 – Deposition of the Cincture of the Theotokos

 

Friday, September 1 – Simeon, Venerable  /  Beginning of the Church Year

8:30 AM          Liturgical Hour

 

Saturday, September 2 – Mammas, Martyr

8:30 AM          Deceased members of the C.R.

 

Sunday, September 3 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:30 AM          Parishioners of St. Mary’s

Cantor, Mike Mina; Reader, Matthew Wiggins; Coffee Social, Keogh Family


PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken & John Bosak, Michael Brait, Julie Carlin, Christine Di Nubila, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Aurora Garcia,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Marilyn Hawse, Michael Hefferon, Rev. Gregory Helminski, C.R., Rob Hooper, Frank Horey, Rev. Ed Jaskula, C.R., Chris Johnson,  Patricia Kurczak, Bishop Robert Kurtz, C.R., Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Diane McDonald, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike,  Shannon O’Neill, Sylvia & Ted Pasnak, Suzanne Reinhart, Nicholas Rodriguez, Diane Romano, Rev. Frank Rog, C.R., Leanne Steuer, Nancy Sumandra, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins, Vidal Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger, Henry Zugger, all those who serve in the Armed Forces.

 

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $1,125.00; Candles: $31.00;  Coffee Social: $50.00; Holy Day: $295.00; Property Rent: $850.00

 TOTAL: $2,451.00   /   ATTENDANCE: 55

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • September 7th: Vigil of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Vespers and Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM. On Friday, September 8th, Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM.
  • September 13th: Vigil of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Vespers and Divine Liturgy at 7:30 PM.  On Thursday, September 14th, Morning prayer will be at 8:30 AM.

 

WHAT’S THE MEANING OF LIFE?

Have you ever asked the question: “What’s the meaning of life?”  Perhaps not in that way, but maybe you’ve wondered what is the point of slaving away at a job you hate; or being at home wiping runny noses and cleaning up the mess your family makes; or suffering from arthritis, cancer or other painful illnesses.

 

The answer to these questions is the same for you as it was for the rich young man: “Give yourself wholeheartedly to the things of God, of his kingdom.”  Don’t focus only on earthly treasures, but seek the treasures of life eternal.  This will not be a cure-all for life’s problems – for pain, suffering or anxiety.  Nevertheless, it is the way to eternal life.

 

Jesus knows how unwilling people are to give up earthly possessions, to changer their daily patterns and habits.  They desire perfection or true lasting happiness, but only on the condition that it cost them nothing, that it requires no change in their lives, that it not disturb their sense of security.  Material affluence can be the greatest obstacle to a person’s commitment to Christ, but lack of material goods is no guarantee that a person will be a committed Christian.  Those who have and those who have not can be equally turned away from the path of eternal life by being preoccupied with obtaining the good of this world.

 

Most of the service that people give to God is that which does not interfere with their worldly interests.  Rather than giving from the op, people give God the leftovers of their lives.  Do you help other people after you have taken care of your own needs and concerns or before?  Do you make financial contributions to the needs of others from the top of your means or after you entertainment desires satisfied?  When you have answered these questions you will know what you need to do to change your life.

LIFE’S LITTLE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Act with courtesy and fairness regardless of how others treat you.  Don’t let them determine your response.
  • Don’t trust your memory, write it down, especially your grocery list.
  • Be better prepared than you think you need to be.
  • Remember that our character is like good soup.  Both are homemade.

 

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