03 Nov

5th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31

The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to them, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.”

Further Readings:
The Disconnected Cross: Philanthropy and Almsgiving
https://www.goarch.org/-/the-disconnected-cross-philanthropy-and-almsgiving excerpts from the article:
Almsgiving plays an indispensable role in the spiritual growth of the individual Christian and the local and diocesan Church.
Almsgiving and charity are not optional activities for Orthodox Christians. We should constantly seek opportunities to minister to others physically and spiritually.

Today’s Events, Tomorrow’s Announcements
Today during Divine Liturgy, the cathecumen Jeffrey LaFlamme, will be christmated into the Orthodox Church and will take the name of Joseph. Please include him in your prayers and wish him “Many Years!”

General Assembly
The General Assembly will begin immediately following Divine Liturgy. Issues, concerns and motions made will be brought up for discussion and may require a vote. Only current stewards may participate in voting. Additionally, nominations for election to the parish council will also take place. In order to be nominated for election to the parish council, a member must be in good standing, active in the liturgical life of the church and have been a steward of St. George for at least one year.

Greek Dancing!
Come on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM to learn the steps of the Greek dances you’ve always wanted to learn! Roula Leristis will hold classes in the Hellenic Hall

December 1: St. George Christmas Bazaar
The Christmas Bazaar Committee members are requesting for:
a. Christmas-related item for the Yiayia Christmas Attic Treasures donations
b. Cash donations for the purchase of baking items
c. Volunteers: bakers

Today’s Coffee Hour Fellowship
Sponsored by: The Andonellis Family
After Divine Liturgy, parishioners gather around the social hall for fellowship with members of
the parish over coffee and some delicious food and pastries. If you would like to sponsor coffee hour by yourself or with a friend or family member, please write your name on the sheet that is mounted on the wall outside the kitchen door.

Attending to the Needs of Others:
If you or anyone you know is sick, please see or contact Fr. Constantine directly
cell phone: 978-314-4992 or email: constcamb@verizon.net.
Sacraments and Other Services:
(Baptism, Chrismation, Confession, Communion, Holy Matrimony, and Holy Unction, 40-day Churching of the Mother and Child, Memorial Service or House Blessings) Please see or contact Fr. Constantine.

Internet Ministry:
Facebook: St. George Greek Orthodox Church- Keene, NH https://www.facebook.com/events/708181219561795/
St. George Greek Orthodox Church Website: http://stgeorgekeene.org/

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