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Weekly Newsletter: November 27 – December 3


From today’s Gospel: And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple… (Luke 14:27).
To take up one’s cross means to accept and bear unmurmuring everything unpleasant, painful, sad, difficult and oppressive that may happen to us in our life. And therefore, whether anyone offends you, or laughs at you, or causes you weariness, sorrow or annoyance; or you have done good to someone and instead of thanking you, he rises up against you and even makes trouble; or some misfortune has happened, but you bear all this without malice, without murmuring, without criticism, without complaint, but bear it all with love, with joy, and firmness…this is to take up one’s cross… To take up one’s cross means not only to bear crosses laid on us by others or sent by Providence but to take and carry one’s own crosses, and even to lay crosses upon oneself and bear them. This means that a Christian can and should make and keep various vows and promises that are troublesome and burdensome for our heart… Thus, for example, one can and should make and keep vows useful to our neighbors, such as: to tend to the sick; to help those in need of help; to seek out cases and to work for the salvation and welfare of others, either by action or by word, or by advice, or by prayer.  – St. Innocent 

Church Announcements: 

  • Schedule Changes:
    • No Liturgy on Thursday due to Clergy Meeting (see the schedule below). 
    • There will be a liturgy on Saturday 
    • The next St. Verena Men’s Meeting will be on December 8th.
  • Winter Warm Project.
    • Help is needed to make blankets for the homeless. We’ll start at 10am on Saturday. 

This Week’s Schedule:

  • Monday:
    • Midnight Praises: 8:00-9:30pm
  • Tuesday:
    • Bible Study: 7:00 pm (In-Person & Facebook)
  • Wednesday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
  • Thursday:
    • No Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • GYP Meeting: 7:00-9:00pm
  • Friday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • Deacon Meeting: 6:30-7:30pm
    • Youth Meeting: 8:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:00am
    • Hymns: 5:00-6:00pm
    • Sunday School: 6:00-7:00pm
    • Vespers: 7:00-7:30pm
    • Midnight Praises: 7:30-9:30am
  • Sunday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-11:30am

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