The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (4:6-15)
Brethren, it is the God Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. While we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that He Who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (10:25-37)
At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read?” And the lawyer 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 Jesus said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.” But the lawyer, 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, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast 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 neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” The lawyer said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
FOOD FESTIVAL FREEZER SALE
Order online (coming soon) or by phone and pick up:
December 2nd from 1-3pm
December 4th 6:30-7:30pm
Church School Announcements
Church school meets at 9:30am on Sundays. The last Church School day will be May 20, 2018.
SOYO meets the second Sunday each month at 9:30am.
Reassignment of Father Damaskinos
Fr. Damaskinos’ contact information is:
Fr. Damaskinos Issa, Pastor
St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Hunt Valley, MD
Church Office: 410-785-0909
Church Website: www.nativityofthetheotokos.org
May God grant them many blessed years as Servants of God of the parish of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Hunt Valley, MD.
- Fr. Jason's Lebanon Trip - Attached is an article written by our own Father Jason DelVitto regarding his trip with Bishop THOMAS to Lebanon last year. Congratulations to Father Jason! http://www.antiochian.org//middle-east
- Home Blessings If you would like to have your home blessed please call the church and leave a message and Father will get back to you to schedule it.
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
- Building Fund Luncheon Hosts – St George would like to have a Building Fund Luncheon one Sunday each month this year. Are you interested in hosting one of these important fellowship fundraisers for our new Building? Families are welcome to work together to host these events. Months of August through Dec are still open for hosting. Contact Father Jason or sign up on the coffee hour sheet in the church hall
- Coffee hour hosts - Nothing fancy needed, just 2 dozen donuts. See the sign up sheet in the hall.
- "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If it is serving, then serve. If it is teaching, then teach. If it is to encourage, then give encouragement. If it is contributing to the needs of others, then give generously." Romans 12:6-8
Antiochian Village Winter Camp—January 18-21, 2019
2019 Parish Life Conference - June 26-30, 2019 at the Antiochian Village.
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