The Witness (December 24th – January 1st)

Saturday, December 24, 6:30pm 
Festal Vespers and Christmas Carols 
Sunday, December 25, 8:30am Divine Liturgy
Monday, December 26, 6:30pm Vespers for Feast of St. Stephen 
Tuesday, December 27, 9am Divine Liturgy for Feast of St. Stephen 
Saturday, December 31, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, January 1, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Project Mexico 
Chad Hassler and Fr. Joel are organizing a service trip to Project Mexico this summer June 8-14, 2023. An email was sent with further details on registration. Email or call Chad Hassler for more info. 765-376-2277

CONFESSION SIGN UP October-December – Also available at Church. Please let Fr. Joel know when you sign up as well.

Birthdays: Bailey Combs (12/25) Eleni Goshorn-Maroney (12/27)
Name’s Days: Charlotte Daron, Mary Daron (12/26 Theotokos) Tyler Myers (12/26 St. Joseph the Betrothed)

Galatians 4:4-7 (Epistle, Nativity)

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Matthew 2:1-12 (Gospel, Nativity)

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.’” Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.” When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.