The Witness (February 12th – 20th)

SERVICES AND EVENTS
Saturday, February 12, 6:30pm 
Vespers
Sunday, February 13, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, February 16, 6:30pm Vespers 7:45pm Patristic Pints @Wallys
Thursday, February 17, 10am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, February 19, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, February 20, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Communication/Reconciliation Workshop 
The parish council will be taking part in a three session workshop focused on communication and reconciliation. These sessions will be led by Joel Klepac, an Orthodox Christian Therapist/Counselor (and friend of our parish). The first session will be focused on Empathy/Self-Empathy in communication, and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, 3:30pm-5:30pm. The parish council is required to attend, but anyone is welcome to join, either at the church or via zoom. Let Fr. Joel or any PC member know if you are interested.
Art Night is on February 26th following early Vespers (6pm)
Confession Sign Up is online https://tinyurl.com/38pwa783 or on bulletin board. House Blessing Sign Up https://tinyurl.com/3ejcnwvm and on bulletin board. Birthdays: Charlotte Daron (2/16)

Tone 1 Troparion (Resurrection)
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews,
while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure body,
You rose on the third day, O Savior,
granting life to the world.
The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: “Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ!
Glory to Your Kingdom!//
Glory to Your dispensation, O Lover of mankind!”

Tone 4 Kontakion (from the Lenten Triodion) Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee!
Let us learn humility from the Publican’s tears!
Let us cry to our Savior:
“Have mercy on us,//
O only merciful One!”

Tone 1 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us /as we have set our hope on You! (Ps. 32:22) V. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just! (Ps. 32:1)

2 Timothy 3:10-15 (Epistle)

But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra – what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Tone 1

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

V. God gives vengeance unto me, and subdues people under me. (Ps. 17:48)
V. He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever. (Ps. 17:51)

Luke 18:10-14 (Gospel)

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men – extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!