SUNDAY BEFORE EPIPHANY *** NEDELJA PRED BOGOJAVLJENJEM
The Circumcision of OurLord – Obrezanje Gospodnje
St. Basil the Great – Sv. Vasilije Veliki Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Epistle: II Tim. 4:5-8; Col. 2:8-12
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8; Luke 2:20-21; 40-52
Jan. 18 Epiphany Eve – Navecerje Bogojavljenja Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
Jan. 19 Epiphany – Bogojavljenje Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
Jan 20 St. Baptist John – Sv. Jovan Krstitelj Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
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 Sponsor(s)
In Loving memory of +VUKASIN KRTOLICA (Pomen)
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:
Jan. 14 Krtolica
Jan. 21 Davidovich
Jan. 28 St. Sava Program
Feb. 4 Vukicevic
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.
SUNDAY AND WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
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)
7:30 – 9:30 PM Choir Rehearsal (New members are welcome!)
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan. 14 Slavjanka & Iskra Concert 4 PM
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 Lent
March Crab Feed (More info to come)EPISTLE READING2 Timothy 4:5-8
But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.Colossians 2:8-12
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
GOSPEL READINGMark 1:1-8
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the Prophets:
"Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You." "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.'"
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, "There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."Luke 2:20-21; 40-52
Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them. And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. His parents went toJerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day's journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously." And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them. Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
LET US HELP THE BUILDING OF OUR NEW CHURCH! THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFE TIMEOPPORTUNITY.
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