Saturday, January 18, 2020 UTC

NOV 23, 24 & 26: 24TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & BAKING COOKIES FOR ST. NICHOLAS MARKET

   NOV 23: EMMANUEL MOLEBEN – 2:00 PM, CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; NOV 24: CONFESSION – 8:45-9:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM (2ND ADVENT CANDLE LIT & ADVENT CHAINS); BAKING COOKIES FOR ST. NICHOLAS MARKET – 12:00 TO 5:00 PM; NOV 26: BAKING COOKIES FOR ST. NICHOLAS MARKET – 8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM. The Gospel Reading this Sunday is Luke 13:10-17, Healing on the Sabbath. In Luke’s Gospel he describes a crippled woman whom Jesus heals on the Sabbath with His words and touch. Jesus demonstrates His power & compassion. By His laying of hands, He shows those present the value of coming to Him and obeying God, for nothing good comes to those who disregard God’s word. Thus, if we want God to “touch” us, then we must be near Him in word, deed, and we must do so at all times in order for His influence upon our lives. Additionally, what better day to heal than on the Sabbath, since praise and rejoicing occur as responses to God’s work through Jesus in healing those who need it.