Sunday, November 17, 2019: St. Gregory, Wonderworker of Neocaesarea
Saint Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neocaesarea, was born in the city of Neocaesarea (northern Asia Minor) into a pagan family. Having received a fine education, from his youth he strived for Truth, but the thinkers of antiquity were not able to quench his thirst for knowledge. Truth was revealed to him only in the Holy Gospel, and the youth became a Christian. (to read the rest of St. Gregory's story, please visit the OCA website "Lives of the Saints" for November 17th).
Third Hour at 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM| Archpriest John T. Bacon, Celebrant | Readings: Galatians 6:11-18, St. Luke 12:16-21 | Blessing of Icons and Memorial Service |Fish, wine oil allowed
Monday, 11/11: St. Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours (397)
Tuesday, 11/12: St. John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria (612-20)
Wednesday, 11/13: St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople (407); New Hieromartyr John Kochurov (1917), who labored in America | Parish Council Meeting at 6:30 PM | Readings: Hebrews 7:26-8:2, St. John 10:9-16
Thursday, 11/14: Holy and All-praised Apostle Philip (1st) | Readings: Apostle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16, St. John 1:43-51
Friday, 11/15: BEGINNING OF THE NATIVITY (ST. PHILIP'S) FAST: Ven. Paisii (Paisius) Velichkovsky (1794)
Saturday, 11/16: Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew; St. Fulvianus, Prince of Ethiopia, in Holy Baptism Matthew (1st) | Readings: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16, St. Matthew 9:9-13 | Fish, wine & oil allowed
Wednesday, 11/20: Forefeast Entrance
Thursday, 11/21: ENTRANCE OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS, readings: Heb. 9:1-7, Luke 10:38-42, 11: 27-28 (fish, wine & oil)
Sunday, 11/24: Great Martyr Catherine, Great Martyr Mercurius, Martyr Merkury | Celebrating the ENTRANCE OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS | Third Hour, 9:30 AM | Divine Liturgy, 10:00 AM | Celebrant, Fr. John | Church School |fish, wine & oil
Thursday, 11/28: Thanksgiving Day
Please come and bring your children to help decorate the St. Mark Christmas tree and our church for the nativity season
on Sunday, November 17 following the fellowship hour.
This event is well-loved by our church school students and we hope and pray
that all of you will participate in this very special event. Friends, family and
grandparents are welcome as well!
The children will be hanging ornaments on the tree, putting up the star,
setting up the nativity set and decorating the church with wreaths and bows.
Thank you so much for all your help!
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mark of Ephesus,
As in years past, we hope to receive your full support in our annual Community Christmas Card.
Your family's holiday greeting will be shared by not only our own,
but those who support our parish from afar.
The price remains at $20.00
Simply fill in the name section and kindly update your address if you've moved in the past year.
Thank you and God Bless You.
Please help us achieve our goal and make your check for $20.00 payable to St. Mark of Ephesus Church Women's Group. You may give your check to Cookie or Nancy H.
Many thanks for your support.
PLEASE PRINT YOUR NAME (ABOVE ) AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT LISTED IN THE CHRISTMAS CARD
Please note the deadline is December 1, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Come and join us for this year's Ornament Swap! Children are welcome as well.
Host: Elaine A.
Time: Following Divine Liturgy with adequate time for communting to Elaine's house from church
What to bring: Your favorite dish for the potluck luncheon along with your wrapped ornament
Flyers will be handed out at church with more information and Elaine's address
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Luminaries on Main Street at Christmastime began 28 years ago by the Kingston Firefighters who hoped to do something special in the area. The first year, they lined Christmas luminaries on one side of Main Street, from the Hose House to the police station, creating a glorious trail of light. By 1994, the luminaries were placed on both sides of the street. Druing this night, local churches on Main Street are open to the public with refreshments and Christmas choirs to add to the festivities and provide shelter from the cold. The Kingston Fire Department organizes Luminary Night, but asks the community to help. One and all are invited to come and join the festivities by strolling along Main Street and experiences Kingston's very own gift to her friends and neighbors.
Please find a place in your heart to come and support our beloved St. Mark by attending and/or volunteering on luminary night! Here at St. Mark, our beautiful choir sings liturgical Nativity hymns and hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes are served by our children and their parents with heartfelt warmth and joy, our bookstore is open, and St. Nicholas comes to welcome guests to our parish. Remember to please make sure you arrive before they close the roads at 5:00 PM if you wish to park in our parking lot.
Here are the following things you can do to help out:
1. Just coming and attending luminary night is a great way to support our parish!
2. Volunteer to sing in the choir
3. Volunteer with your child/children to serve hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes at the refreshement table
4. Volunteer to help out at the book store table
5. Be a spokesperson for the Orthodox Faith and our parish
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Please join us on this special Sunday for this year's Church School Pageant called:
"A Visit with the Shepherds"
Written and produced by our St. Mary of Egypt church school class.
This story takes us to the hills of Bethlehem where we will see the shepherds
and their sheep hear the good tidings of Jesus's birth.
You won't want to miss this endearing story about the shepherds and their sheep at the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!