SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – NEDELJA PRED BOŽIĆ Tone 5
Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Epistle: Col. 3:4-11
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24
Epistle Reader: Jovan Bukarica
ALTAR BOYS:Marko Macura, Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic, Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic.
Lunch at 12 Noon with sponsors:
VUKICA & RICHARD ORR
In Loving Memory of Vukica's parents: +OLGA & +PETAR
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:
Jan. 7 Nativity/Rozdestvo
Jan. 14 Krtolica
Jan. 21 Davidovich
Jan. 28 St. Sava Program
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 a family donating $300, to partially cover the cost of food and preparation.
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Christmas Eve - Badnjidan
Vigil - Bdenije
Burning of Yule Log (Badnjak)
Program & Supper
Nativity of our Lord - Božić
Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos – Sabor Bogorodice
St. Stephen – Sv. Stefan
St. Basil – Julian New Year
No church school activities – Winter Break
CHOIR REHEARSAL Every Thursday at 7:30
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan. 7 Nativity of Our Lord – Rozdestvo Hristovo
Jan. 14 Slavjanka & Iskra Concert (more info to come)
Jan. 27 St. Sava Ball
Jan. 28 St. Sava Sunday School Program after Sunday Lunch
Feb. 10 SarmaFest 2018
Feb. 19 First Day of Great LentEPISTLE READINGColossians 3:4-11
When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
GOSPEL READINGLuke 14:16-24
Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.' But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.' Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.' And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.' Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.'"
**********Tропар Рождества Христова – Глас 4Рођењем Твојим Христе Боже наш, засија свету светлост Богопознања, јер се у тој светлости звездом учаху они који звездама служе, да се клањају Теби, Сунцу Правде, и да познају Тебе са висине Истока, Господе, слава Ти! Nativity Troparion — Tone 4
Your Nativity, O Christ our God, Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! For by it, those who worshipped the stars, Were taught by a Star to adore You, The Sun of Righteousness, And to know You, the Orient from on High. O Lord, glory to You!
LET US HELP THE BUILDING OF OUR NEW CHURCH! THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFETIMEOPPORTUNITY.
POMOZIMO GRADNJU NAŠE NOVE CRKVE! OVO JE JEDINSTVENA PRILIKA U ŽIVOTU DA POKAŽEMO DA SMO VREDNI NAŠIH SVETIH PREDAKA.
Ko Crkvi daje Bogu pozajmljuje – a Bog nikom dužan ne ostaje! (Narodna Poslovica)