The Witness (November 27th – December 4th)

Sunday, November 27, 9am 
Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, November 30, 6:30pm Advent Paraklesis
Thursday, December 1, 7am Divine Liturgy 6:30pm Patristic Pints (@ Wallys) Saturday, December 3, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, December 4, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Fr. Paul Coats 
will be serving Divine Liturgy on November 27. Welcome Fr. Paul! Parish Council meets December 4
St. Herman Day Game Night and Clothing Drive 
On December 13th we will host a Game Night and Clothing Drive at 6pm. We’ll enjoy games and fellowship while doing a clothing drive for Kids Closet, a clothing ministry in our community. Snacks will be provided as well as an activity for children. A list of most needed items is available on the bulletin board. Monetary donations also accepted.
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.

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

Birthdays: Robbie Combs (11/30)
Names Days: Andrew Jones (11/30 Apostle Andrew)

Tone 7 Troparion (Resurrection)
By Your Cross You destroyed death.
To the thief You opened Paradise.
For the Myrrhbearers You changed weeping into joy. And You commanded Your disciples, O Christ God, to proclaim that You are risen,//
granting the world great mercy.

Tone 4 Troparion (St. James)
Long-suffering James, you astounded all
by enduring horrible tortures with great patience.
As the evil assembly performed the slaughter,
you uttered prayers of thanksgiving to the Lord.
Through your sufferings you received your crown,
and came to the throne of the heavenly King, Christ God.// Entreat Him to save our souls!

Tone 7 Kontakion (Resurrection)
The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive,
for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers. Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry:


“The Savior has come to those in faith;// enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!”

Tone 2 Kontakion (St. James)
You listened to your faithful wife
and contemplated the judgment of God, holy James;
you despised the threats and commands of the Persians, accepting the cutting of your body as though you were a vine.// Therefore you were revealed as a martyr worthy of honor.

Tone 7 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
The Lord shall give strength to His people. / The Lord shall bless His people with

peace. V. Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord! (Ps. 28:1a)

Ephesians 2:14-22 (Epistle)

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Tone 7

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

V. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High. (Ps. V. To declare Your mercy in the morning, and Your truth by night. (Ps. 91:2a)

Luke 13:10-17 (Gospel)

Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.” The Lord then answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound – think of it – for eighteen years, be loosed from this

bond on the Sabbath?” And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.

Communion Hymn

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