Volume 48; Number 26 June 24, 2012
READINGS FOR today 3rd Sunday after Pentecost/Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabus
Epistle: Romans 5:1-10 Gospel: St. Matthew 6:22-33
Third Sunday After PentEcost
If therefore thine eye be single thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. Here the mind is called the eye, and the entire composition of the soul is called the body. Thus, when the mind is simple then it is light in the soul; when the mind is evil, then it is dark in the soul. What are a simple mind and an evil mind? A simple mind is one which accepts the word of God as is written, and is convinced beyond a doubt that all is indeed as is written. It has no deceit, no wavering, or hesitation. An evil mind is one which approaches the word of God with slyness, artful disputing, and questioning. It cannot directly believe. It has only wavering, confusion, questions without answers; everything is out of place with it, and it walks in the dark, fumbling its way. A simple mind sees everything clearly: every thing in it has a definite character, determined by the word of God. That is why every thing in it has its place, and it knows exactly how to behave with relation to things—it walks along open, visible roads, with complete assurance that they lead to the true goal.
NEDELJA TPEĆA PO DUHOVIMA
Ako oko tvoje bude zdravo, sve će telo tvoje svetlo biti. Ako li oko tvoje bude kvarno, sve će telo tamno biti (Mt.6,22-23). Okom se ovde naziva um, a telom svo ustrojstvo duše. Kada je um prost, u duši je svetlo, a kada je um lukav, u duši je tamno. Šta je prost a šta lukav um? Prost um je onaj koji sve što je napisano u Svetom Pismu prima, i koji je čvrsto ubeđen da je sve onako kako je napisano. Lukavi um, međutim, jeste onaj koji sa lukavstvom pristupa reči Božijoj, držeći se prepredenih zapitkivanja i ispitivanja. On ne može da jednostavno veruje. Zbog toga kod njega i postoje samo kolebanja, nedoumice, pitanja bez odgovora. Kod njega ni jedna stvar nije na svom mestu i on ide uz napor, sve pipajući oko sebe. Prosti um, pak, sve jasno vidi. Svaka stvar kod njega ima svoje određeno značenje, rečju Božijom određeno. Zbog toga je kod njega svaka stvar na svome mestu. On tačno zna kako se prema čemu odnositi. On ide, znači, po otvorenom i svetlom putu, sa punom uverenošću da se njime ide ka pravom cilju.
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Epistle: Romans 6:18-23 Gospel: St. Matthew 8:5-13
Remembered at the Litany for the Departed today: DANICA (DOLLY) RUSHNOV; VOJNO KOPRIVICA; fathers whose names arrived too late for last week’s commemorations, recent victims of natural disasters and wars. May their memory be eternal!.
SHADELAND Applications for summer camp are available from Fr. Rastko and the church school. They are also available on the web at http://www.easterndiocese.org/shadeland.html.
SERBFEST/SRPSKI FESTIVAL – IS FAST APPROACHING – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Reserve the dates July 21 & 22. Plan to give some time to work and enjoy yourself while helping our parish. Step forward and volunteer. Call Alex Rakic (316-2716). Be prepared to say “Yes” when a chairperson calls you to help.
SERBFEST POSTERS have been printed in color. Volunteers are needed to take them around to businesses for display. Please see Sofija Wuslich or one of the Parish Council members. Thank you. Hvala.
DAY CAMP APPLICATIONS are being sent to each family. All students age 7 to 15 are invited to participate. Younger children can participate if accompanied by an adult. The deadline for pre/registration is July 2. Fr. Rastko will be out of town July 6 to 8, so we need to know who is coming by July 2 so that all food and transportations preparations can be made on time.
NUT, POPPY & TORTA ROLLS AVAILABLE every Sunday. See Karen Kovacevic or Kata Pajic.
MEN’S CLUB NEWS Last Saturday the Men’s Club cleaned out the Pecana in preparation for SerbFest, and replaced a railroad tie at the corner of the hall. Volunteers are needed to sign up for lawn mowing. See Mike Munich. All men are invited to join this on-going effort.
SERBIAN ORTHODOX PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND. With the Blessings of His Grace, Bishop Dr. Mitrofan of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, led by Prota Dragoljub C. Malich. October 12 to 20, 2012. $3,098.00 per person departing from Newark.
DON MILOSEVICH is undergoing rehab at the High Point Nursing Facility near Buffalo General. Drop him a card at 1053 Michigan Ave. Room 206, Buffalo, NY 14204. Phone after 1 PM 863-7054.
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS IN YOUR PRAYERS: Thomas Vukcevic; Benjamin Pappas; Michael Rapasky; Brady Sexton, Jeffrey Izo, Michael Greenwood, James Koch, Jacob Monnin, Adam Paich, John Stanz, Peter Mrvos, Michael Antecki, Matthew Ross. These soldiers are remembered at the Proskomedia (Service of Preparation) before every Divine Liturgy. If you have names to contribute to this list of servicemen serving overseas, please share them with Father.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of SUNDAY, June 24 through SUNDAY, July 1, 2012
We are in the midst of the Apostles Fast.
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM.
Monday Tammies & Dancers
Thursday Vidovdan–Martyr Prince Lazar Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
Saturday Vespers 7 PM;
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM;
July 9–12 Church School DAY CAMP
July 21/22 SerbFest ’12. Please mark your calendars.
July 28 Monastery Marcha Slava, Richfield, Ohio. All are invited!
August 2 Prophet Elijah (Sveti Ilija) Liturgy 9:30 AM; Sv. Ilija Kolo Slava
August 11 Diocesan Day and Divine Liturgy at Shadeland (No Liturgy in Lackawanna that day)
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST— HE IS AND SHALL BE
ХРИСТОС ЈЕ ПОСРЕД НАС — И ЈЕСТЕ И БИЋЕ
Our parish website at www.saintstephenlackawanna.org ; see new parish photos from Mothers Day and the Tammie Concert under “Events”
Website of the SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA www.easterndiocese.org
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