The Eternal Light for the week of October 23 is burning on the 62nd Wedding Anniversary of +George and Esther Ferko, offered by wife Esther. Eternal and Blessed Memory, O Lord.

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October 2016 Holydays and schedule

    October 24 - A message from Father John: update:

    Hi Beloved Parishioners and Friends: Glory be to Jesus Christ; say this every morning and you will have a blessed day.

    Yesterday, Sunday in Church you heard the Epistle for the day. St. Paul (speaking in the spirit) said to us: Brethren; everyone, who has sown sparingly, will also reap sparingly, and everyone, who has sown generously, will also reap generously,. Everyone must give whatever he, she has decided on, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Remember that God has the power to supply YOU ABUNDANTLY WITH EVERY BLESSING. Thus, you will always have enough for every situation and you will be able to supply abundantly for every good work (charity). As the scripture says: "He scatters his gifts to the poor. His/her charity endures forever."

    May God, who provides seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your charity. May He enrich you in every way for every act of generosity, which will make us offer thanksgiving to God. Stewardship is from God, heaven. Not from mankind. You and I being a steward is acting in the Name of God, not man. So be a real steward...be kind, be charitable, support missions, support Christ's Church...do good, and act in the Name of the Lord. Be a real Steward and act as a real, active Christian, and the Lord will bless your family.

  • The Eternal Light for the week of October 23 is burning on the 62nd Wedding Anniversary of +George and Esther Ferko, offered by wife Esther. Eternal and Blessed Memory, O Lord.
  • The bulletin for the week of October 23 is sponsored by dad, Nicholas Halladay, Alex, Peter, and Jane. Happy and Blessed Birthday to son and brother Stanley. Many Blessed years to come.
  • Sunday October 9: Special Collection for OCF, Orthodox Christian Fellowship. All the churches will be taking a collection to help support our Orthodox students in college. It will help them practice the Orthodox Faith while in college. They will meet once a month or more with Orthodox Students under the direction of a local Orthodox Priest. We need our students to keep the Faith, and practice the Faith. Please offer what you are able. You may place your offering in an envelope with your name.
  • Sunday October 9: Fr John, Pani and the delegates will be leaving for the Sobor in Johnstown for 3 days. Every 3 years the parishes of the Diocese meet in Johnstown with the Bishop, clergy, delegate for meetings, reports and the out look for the future. Always important.
  • Sunday October 9: Panachida for the soul of +God Mother Mary Kossey, 24th anniversary offered by Joan Detwiler. Eternal and Blessed Memory, O Lord.
  • The Eternal Light calendar for 2016 is filled. The calendar for 2017 will be put out in early December for you to sign up. Thanks.
  • Let us all pray everyday for our country, our Police, and the families of the slain policemen in Dallas. They need our prayers.
  • Fly The Flag everyday, a symbol of freedoms... Pray everyday for our country... God bless you.
  • From Faith: Everyday at Noon, we should have a moment of prayer for our Country. I for one will start today. If we ALL call out as one, may our prayers be answered. Lord Have Mercy. God Bless America.
  • When Father John is away and a priest is needed please call Father Jason at (570) 280-5978 or Father Gregory at (484) 552-8079.
  • Please register for Holy Ghost Grocery Certificate Program at http://escrip.com/ and click on the "eScrip", which donates 1% back to our church. Also, our church gets up to 5% back when you book a cruise! Please visit eScrip web site for more details.
  • Do you shop at Giant? If so, please buy your cash cards from Libby McShane... The Church benefits, and you can save big on gas. Libby has the cash cards, $25.00 and $50.00, and use as cash. Please see Libby on Sundays. Thank you!
  • NOTE: We have an opportunity to give to the diocese! Amazon.com offers a program whereby shoppers can use a special web address so that with every purchase made a donation is given to the diocese. This is a simple way to integrate stewardship into your holidays and yearly purchases by remembering the diocese while you shop for yourselves, your friends and family. How do I participate? It's easy. Just go to the diocesan website http://www.acrod.org and click on the "AmazonSmile" link on the left of the page. Please note that Amazon lists us as the "American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Diocese of the USA". Happy shopping and please tell your friends!

From St Paisios The Athonite:

It is not freedom when we say to people that everything is permitted. That is slavery.