Divine Liturgy at10 AM
Gospel: Matt. 25:14-30; Mark 8:34-9:1
Epistle: Gal. 2:16-20; II Cor. 6:1-10
Epistle Reader:Kristina Bjegovic
ALTAR BOYS: Marko Macura,Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic,Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic.
LUNCH AT12 NOONWITH SPONSOR(S):
NO LUNCH SPONSOR FOR THIS SUNDAY
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:
Oct. 12th Drmanac
Oct. 19th Family Krneta
Oct. 26th Davidovich
Nov. 2nd (No lunch will be served- IOCC event)
Nov. 23 Our Church Slava
If anyone would like to sponsor lunch for any Sunday, please call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876 to put you on the list and for the Church announcement. Sponsorship can be done by one or two families donating $300, justtopartially cover the cost of food and preparation.
NEDELJNI PROGRAM – SUNDAY PROGRAM:
10-10:45 Religious Instruction Veronauka
11:00 - 12:00 Serbian language class – Čas Srpskog Jezika
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch – Ručak
12:30 - 1:30 Dance class – Folklor
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct. 5th Church Slava at St. John in San Francisco (No liturgy in our Church)
Nov. 2nd IOCC event in our Church (Humanitarian Fund-Raising)
Nov. 23rd Our Church Slava with Bishop Maxim and Bay Area Clergy Serving
What is International Orthodox Christian Charities?
IOCC is the humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. IOCC works in cooperation with the Orthodox Church and on behalf of Orthodox Christians. In carrying out its mission, IOCC applies the highest professional standards and renders itself fully accountable to the public and its donors.
What is the mission of IOCC?
IOCC, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond.
Who benefits from the services of IOCC?
Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has provided $488 million in humanitarian relief, sustainable development and self-help programs to people in need. All assistance is provided solely on the basis of need, and benefits families, refugees and displaced persons, the elderly, school children, orphans and people with disabilities.
Where is IOCC providing assistance?
IOCC programs have helped people in more than 50 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Since the need for help is great, IOCC continually works to expand its programs to other areas.
What types of services does IOCC provide?
• Community Development and Mobilization programs increase the ability of local organizations to address local challenges.
• Refugee Return and Assistance programs facilitate the safe reintegration of refugees into their home countries.
• Youth Development and Services programs foster youth leadership and youth participation in their communities.
• Business Development programs give people the tools to work their way out of poverty with dignity.
• Agriculture and Food Production programs help rural populations raise their levels of nutrition, standard of living and agricultural productivity.
• Disaster and Emergency Relief programs address the immediate needs of people suffering from natural disaster, war or civil unrest.
• Education and Training programs nurture local leaders and organizations which advocate for their communities and promote the general welfare.
• Social Welfare programs provide material and technical assistance to social welfare institutions such as hospitals, orphanages and homeless shelters.
• Infrastructure Construction and Repair programs for the repair of homes, farm infrastructure, schools and public utilities.
GLOBAL RESPONSE — SUMMER 2014
SYRIA RESPONSE – Syria's children have lost their homes, belongings and innocence to civil war. Access to education, the key to a better future for Syria’s children, is also at risk. IOCC and its church partner in Syria, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (GOPA), are working to protect it by providing remedial classes, school uniforms, and most recently, more than 40,000 school and hygiene kits to vulnerable children at four Damascus schools. IOCC counselors are also helping Syrian children learn how to deal with their fears and worries about the war by using art and music to help them express their feelings.
BALKANS FLOOD RELIEF – Survivors of the Balkans worst floods in 120 years face the slow and costly process of starting over. IOCC is helping families in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina return to their homes as quickly as possible by providing them with the tools and supplies needed to clean and disinfect homes exposed to stagnant water, a potential breeding ground for diseases and other public health threats, and building materials to repair homes and make them safe to live in again.