Weekly Bulletin

Apr 19-Apr 25th

Apr 25th: Palm Sunday


Saints Commemorated this Sunday

The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12), was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was also a nephew of Saint Barnabas (June 11). He was born at Jerusalem. The house of his mother Mary adjoined the Garden of Gethsemane. As Church Tradition relates, on the night that Christ was betrayed he followed after Him, wrapped only in a linen cloth. He was seized by soldiers, and fled away naked, leaving the cloth behind (Mark 14:51-52). After the Ascension of the Lord, the house of his mother Mary became a place where


Saint Mark wrote his Gospel for Gentile Christians, emphasizing the words and deeds of the Savior which reveal His divine Power. One of the central theological themes in the Gospel of Saint Mark is the power of God achieving what is humanly impossible. The Apostles performed remarkable miracles with Christ (Mark 16:20) and the Holy Spirit (Mark 13:11) working through them. His disciples were told to go into the world and preach the Gospel to all creatures (Mark 13:10, 16:15), and that is what they did.

Sixth Week of LENT Services:

Wednesday, Apr 21st @6pm - Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Saturday, April 24th:

10am- Divine Liturgy- Lazarus Saturday

5pm- Great Vespers

Sunday, April 25th @10am - Divine Liturgy- Palm Sunday

*Click 'Events & Services' to view full list of Lenten Services*

Announcements:

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Cupboard: April 24th- Help stock shelves and deliver food to those in need. Contact Deacon Sean if you can help!

Confession: Please let Fr David know and he will work out a time to meet. If you are unable to come to church, he is more than happy to come to you or to figure out what will work for you

Palms & Palm Cross Assembly: Saturday, April 24th @3pm. The youth will lead us in assembling the palms and palm crosses for Palm Sunday in the basement area. It's always a fun time; come join us!

Holy Friday Readings: Mitch is organizing the list of readers. Anyone can read and please consider signing up (partners sign up for a 1-2hr reading). Readings will begin directly after the 6pm service and will continue until Liturgy the next morning at 10am. We need 12 groups of (2) so please sign up!!

Holy Saturday Readings: We usually have our children read the Old Testament scriptures at the Holy Saturday Liturgy. If your child is interested in reading or if a parent would like to read while holding their child's hand, please contact Jan VanDuyn. It's a great opportunity to get our young folks involved in the spirit of the Resurrection! This is a truly beautiful service!!! Consider attending to spiritually prepare for the glorious Resurrection!

Pascha Service: After the Pascha service (begins 11:30pm Sat, May 1st), there will be a blessing of the baskets this year, followed by a celebration in the church hall. Join us in celebration if you feel comfortable!


Adult Education Classes: Join in! We meet via Zoom every Sunday evening at 6pm. The book we are reading is On Prayer by Archimandrite Sophrony, which depicts what prayer is and how it shapes us as we seek the Lord. This is not exactly “light reading” but Fr. Sophrony beautifully depicts the life of prayer and the theology we express in it.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd-Level 1 Training: Open for registration for Part A (May 14-18) and Part B (May 20-24). Only $35 to register. Formation courses are the method by which the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is offered to adults. Adults will have the opportunity to see and practice presentations and work with materials given to children. REGISTER here. For more information, click 'Events & Services.'

Prayer Requests:

Diane D. Bill C. Vicki C.

Kelly Marge C.

Birthdays:


Caterina Gionis (4/26), Michael Lane (4/27), Ashley Weeks (5/1), Absalom Haylaab (5/2)


Grant, O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, health, salvation, and furtherance in all good things, unto Thy servants Caterina, Michael, Ashley, and Absalom who are celebrating their birthdays, and preserve them for many years!



Epistle Reading: Philippians 4:4-9

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your [a]gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.


Gospel Reading: John 12:1-18

2 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for [b]three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.

7 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; [c]she has kept this for the day of My burial. 8 For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.” 9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.


12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:

“Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!” 14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: 15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.” 16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him. 17 Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. 18 For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.