The Witness (November 19th – 27th)

Saturday, November 19, 6:30pm 
Sunday, November 20, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy 6:30pm Vespers for Feast of Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple
Monday, November 21, 8am Festal Matins 9am Divine Liturgy for Feast of Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple
Saturday, November 26, 6:30pm Reader Vespers
Sunday, November 27, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Fr. Paul Coats 
will be serving Divine Liturgy on November 27. Welcome Fr. Paul! Coffee Hour Guests are welcomed and invited to go first in line at coffee hour. Kids 12 and under are to be accompanied by a parent/adult in the line.
Childrens Choir meets Sunday, Nov. 20

CONFESSION SIGN UP October-December – Also available at Church. Please let Fr. Joel know when you sign up as well.
Names Days: Emily Wilson (11/22 St. Cecilia of Rome) Liam Weir (11/23 St. Alexander Nevsky) Catriona Wilson (11/24 St. Katherine the Great-Martyr) Oliver Hassler (11/26 St. John the Theologian)

Tone 6 Troparion (Resurrection) The Angelic Powers were at Your tomb;
the guards became as dead men.
Mary stood by Your grave,
seeking Your most pure body.
You captured hell, not being tempted by it. You came to the Virgin, granting life.
O Lord, Who rose from the dead,//
glory to You.

Tone 4 Troparion (Forefeast)
Today Anna bequeaths joy to all instead of sorrow, by bringing forth her fruit, the only ever-Virgin.
In fulfillment of her vow,
today with joy she brings to the temple of the Lord// the true temple and pure Mother of God the Word.

Tone 4 Troparion (Sts. Gregory and Proclus)
The twofold lamps of divine gifts,
Proclus, shepherd of New Rome, and Gregory, scion of Decapolis, guide us by the light of grace as divinely-inspired fathers.
Let us draw near and eagerly beseech them,//
that we may receive forgiveness and salvation of our souls!


Tone 6 Kontakion (Resurrection)
When Christ God, the Giver of Life,
raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand, He bestowed resurrection on the human race.//
He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.

Tone 3 Kontakion (St. Gregory)
The Church knows you to be a brilliant sun
enlightening all with the rays of healing and the beauty of virtue. Therefore, as we celebrate your honored memory,
We glorify your struggles,//
ever-blest and all-wise Father Gregory.

Tone 4 Kontakion (Forefeast) Today the universe is filled with joy
at the glorious feast of the Mother of God,// and cries out: “She is the heavenly tabernacle.”

Tone 6 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance! (Ps. 27:9a)

V. To You, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me! (Ps. 27:1a)

Ephesians 2:4-10 (Epistle)

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Tone 6

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

V. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the heavenly God. V. He will say to the Lord: “My Protector and my Refuge; my God, in Whom I trust.”(Ps. 90:2)

Luke 12:16-21 (Gospel)

Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Communion Hymn

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