13 Sep
5:08

Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17
The Lord said, “No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”

Bible Reflection:
Question: “What does John 3:16 mean?”
We often see signs and banners at sporting events that say “John 3:16.” Wrongly so, John 3:16 is often written as graffiti on highway overpasses. Some “entertainers” have thrown in a twist and replaced “John” with “something else 3:16.” So, what is the big deal with John 3:16? Why is this one verse so important?
No other verse in the Bible so succinctly summarizes God’s relationship with humanity and the way of salvation. Some consider John 3:16 as the “theme verse” for the entire Bible. John 3:16 tells us of the love God has for us and the extent of that love—so great that He sacrificed His only Son on our behalf. John 3:16 teaches us that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, will be saved. John 3:16 gives us the glorious hope of eternal life in heaven through the love of God and death of Jesus Christ.

Additional Reading:
Faith Encouraged with Fr. Barnabas Powell
Revealed to Babes and Not to the Wise
September 6, 2018 · Fr. Barnabas Powell

Revealed to Babes and Not to the Wise

Today’s Events, Tomorrow’s Announcements:

Saturday, September 15
Indoor Yard Sale
St George Orthodox Church, Hellenic Hall
70 West St, Keene
September 15, 2018, 8 am-2:00 pm

So many things to choose from!
We will not only be selling a wide variety of inexpensive items. We will also have baked goods and lunch items for purchase.

All proceeds will be toward funding Church activities throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you there, Rain or shine!

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.

Receiving Communion in the Orthodox Church:
The Eucharist, the principal sacrament mystery of the Orthodox Church, is not so much a text to be studied, but rather an experience of communion with the Living God in which prayer, music, gestures, the material creation, art and architecture come into full orchestration. The Eucharist is a celebration of faith which touches not only the mind but also the emotions and the senses.
Fr. Thomas Fitzgerald

Internet Ministry:
Facebook: St. George Greek Orthodox Church- Keene, NH

For prayer requests on Facebook: Please “Like” to follow:
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…and the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15

For thanksgiving, please “Like” to follow:
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O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
O give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
O give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Psalm136: 1-3

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