4th SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT
4. НЕДЕЉА ПОСТА
Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Gospel: Mark 9:17-31; Matthew 4:25-5:12
Epistle: Hebrew 6:13-20; Ephesians 5:8-19
A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."Mark 9:17-29
"You unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."
So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?"
"From childhood," he answered. "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."
"'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."
The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer."
Epistle Reader: Mirko Macura
Altar Boys: Marko Macura, Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic, Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic.
LUNCH AT 12 NOON WITH SPONSORS
FAMILIES NOVAKOVIC & SMRZLIC
in loving memory of +Mira Novakovic (pomen)
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:
April 2, Mika Djordjevic
April 9, Ilija & Branka Mitic
April 16, Resurrection/ Vaskrs
April 23, Milorad Dragovic /40-Day memorial
April 30, Graduates Celebration
May 14, Sredanovich
May 21, Dučić
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, to partially cover the cost of food and preparation.
10:00 -10:45 Religious Instruction (Veronauka)
11:00 - 12:00 Serbian language classes
12:20 - 1:00 Folklore rehearsal - younger group
1:00 - 2:00 Church Children Choir
1:30 - 3:30 Folklore rehearsal - older group (when in Saratoga)
DATES TO REMEMBER
- April 8, Vrbica Procession with Vespers at 6pm
- April 16 Resurrection/ Vaskrs
- April 30, Celebration Luncheon for 2017 High School and College graduates
- May 7, St George Oakland Church Slava (church closed)
- May 29, Memorial Day - Blessing of graves in Colma
- June 4, Holy Trinity Moraga Church Slava (church closed)
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
RASPORED BOGOSLUZENJA VELIKE NEDELJE I VASKRSA
|April 7th||Annunciation - Blagovesti
||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
|April 8th||Lazarus Saturday – Lazareva Subota Vrbica
||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
Vespers at 6 PM
|April 9th||Palm Sunday – Cvetna Nedelja||Divine Liturgy at 10 AM|
|April 13th||Great Thursday – Veliki Cetvrtak||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
|April 14th||Good Friday – Veliki Petak||Vespers at 6 PM|
|April 15th||Great Saturday – Velika Subota||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
Matins at 11:30 PM
|April 16th||Resurrection of our Lord - Vaskrsenje||Divine Liturgy at Midnight|
|April 17th||Bright Monday – Vaskrsni Ponedeljak||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
|April 18th||Bright Tuesday – Vaskrsni Utorak||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
|April 23rd||Thomas Sunday – Tomina Nedelja||Divine Liturgy at 10 AM|
For those who will be receiving Holy Communion at Midnight Divine Liturgy total fasting (no food or drink) starts on Great Saturday at 6 PM.
This year's Midnight Divine Liturgy will be very special and joyous one, because His Grace Bishop Maxim will be serving and sharing all the joy and happiness with us, making this Celebration a greatest one we ever had. Please come in good numbers and on time! Be prepared to receive Holy Communion! Also, you may bring some non-Lenten dish with 'finger' food in it that we will partake after Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in our Tesla Room.