TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST September 1, 2019

3 09 2019

Saturday, August 31 – 4:00 PM
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

Sunday, September 1 – 8:30AM
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
✞ Richard Ritts – Lisa Placek

Saturday, September 7 – 4:00 PM
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS – Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
✞ Christine Youells – Father Walter

Sunday, September 8 – 8:30AM
BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS – Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

The Gentle Whisper

The young man had lost his job and didn’t know which way to turn. So he went to see the old priest. Pacing about the priest’s study, the young man ranted about his problem. Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, “I’ve begged God to say something to help me. Tell me, Father, why doesn’t God answer?”
 The old priest, who sat with the young man from across the room, spoke something in reply — something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across the room. “What did you say?” he asked.
 The priest repeated himself, but again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until he was leaning on the priest’s chair.
”Sorry,” he said. “I still didn’t hear you.”
With their heads bent together, the old priest spoke once more. “God sometimes whispers,” he said, “so we will need to move closer to hear Him.”
This time the young man heard and he understood.
We all want God’s voice to thunder through the air with the answer to our problem. But God’s is the still small voice . . . the gentle whisper. Perhaps there’s a reason. Nothing draws human focus quite like a whisper. God’s whisper means I must stop my ranting and move close to Him, until my head is bent together with His. And then, as I listen, I will find my answer. Better still, I find myself closer to God.
 
Prayer to Jesus Christ
Thou who at every season and every hour, in heaven and on earth, art worshipped and glorified; O Christ our God, who art long-suffering, merciful and compassionate; who loves the just and shows mercy upon the sinner; who calls all to salvation through the promise of blessings to come: O Lord, in this hour receive our supplications, and direct our lives according to Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, hallow our bodies, correct our thoughts, cleanse our minds; deliver us from all tribulations, evil and distress. Compass us about with Thy holy Angels, that guided and guarded by them, we may attain to the unity of the faith and to the knowledge of

Our thanks to the anonymous donor of $60 to purchase the Altar Wine used for the Holy Communion during Divine Liturgy. God bless you and your generous gift.

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