5th SUNDAY OF LENT– 5. NEDELJA POSTA, Tone 5 (Confession at 9:30 AM)
Divine Liturgy 10 A.M.
Epistle: Heb. 9:11-14; Gal. 3:23-29
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45; Luke 7:36-50
April 20, Lazarus Saturday-Lazareva Subota, Divine Liturgy 8 AM; Vespers (Vrbica) 6 PM
Epistle Reader: KATARINA BJEGOVIC
ALTAR BOYS: Marko Macura, Mirko Macura, Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic
Lunch at 12:00 Noon with Sponsor(s):
JELENA & DRAGO GRBOVIC & FAMILY
In honor of their Krsna Slava Lazarus Saturday
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:
April 21 Kosich/Stoll
April 28 Easter-Vaskrs
May 5 Bjegovic
May 12 Mrkailo/Milosavljevic
May 19 Ducich B.M
May 26 Stojakovic
If anyone would like to sponsor lunch for any Sunday, please call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876 to put you on the list and for the Church announcement. Sponsorship can be done by a family donating $300, to partially cover the cost of food and preparation.
It has been a tradition that we have sponsors for Easter Banquet. In order to sponsor this Event we have suggested donation of $500.00 per family. If you wish to be a sponsor let Fr. Slobodan know. Your name will be appropriately announced. Thank you!
1. Alicia & William Davidovich
2. Peggy & Chris Milosovich
3. Ljiljana & Mirko Stojanovic
4. TESLA CLUB
SUNDAY AND WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
10:00 -10:45 Religious Instruction (Veronauka)
11:00 – 12:00 Serbian language classes
12:20 – 1:00 Folklore rehearsal – younger group
1:00 – 2:00 Church Children Choir
1:30 – 3:30 Folklore rehearsal – older group (when in Saratoga)
7:30 – 9:30 PM Every Thursday Choir Rehearsal
DATES TO REMEMBER:
April 28 Resurrection of our Lord – Vaskrsenje Hristovo
May 19 High School & College Graduation Celebration
May 27 Memorial Day blessing of graves in Colma
Jun 16 Pentecost Sunday – Church Slava in Moraga
Brethren, Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Brethren, before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
At that time, Jesus and the apostles were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.” Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
At that time one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.” “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”
LET US HELP THE BUILDING OF OUR NEW CHURCH! THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY.
POMOZIMO GRADNJU NAŠE NOVE CRKVE! OVO JE JEDINSTVENA PRILIKA U ŽIVOTU DA POKAŽEMO DA SMO VREDNI NAŠIH SVETIH PREDAKA.
Ko Crkvi daje Bogu pozajmljuje – a Bog nikom dužan ne ostaje! (Narodna Poslovica)