News Bulletin – English

2018-11-18 Bulletin

The End of the World The Gospel of Mark 13:24-32 speaks to us about the end of the world and the return of the Son of Man in glory. Throughout history, human beings have shown a propensity for prophecies regarding the end of the world, even when these have been disproven time and time again. For example, in 1524, the German astrologer and mathematician Johannes Stoeffler predicted that a flood would destroy the world. Count von Iggleheim ordered a three-story…

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2018-11-11 Bulletin

The Two Widows 1Kings 17:10-16 tells us the story of a widow who, because of a great drought in the land, only had a handful of flour and a tiny bit of oil left. She was about to make the last meal for herself and her son, when she encountered the prophet Elijah, who asked her for some water and bread. After she explained to Elijah her situation, he asked her to first make a little cake for him to…

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2018-11-04 Bulletin

THE FIRST AMONG ALL THE COMMANDMENTS In today’s Gospel, one of the scribes asked Jesus, “Which is the first of all commandments?” In His response, Jesus first quoted the Shema from Deuteronomy 6:4-5, which says: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” Then Jesus continued: “And the second is this…” Quoting Leviticus 19:18,…

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2018-10-28 Bulletin

MASTER! I WANT TO SEE! In Mark’s Gospel there were two miracles in which Jesus healed the blind. The first miracle happened in Bethsaida and was recorded in Mark 8:22-26. This miracle is interesting because the blind man was able to see clearly only after Jesus laid His hands on him a second time. Soon after this miracle, Jesus asked His disciples: “Who do people say that I am?” (Mk 8:27). They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah,…

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2018-10-21 Bulletin

PLACES OF HONOR James and John believed that Jesus is the Messiah; they believed that He will eventually establish God’s kingdom, therefore they asked Him to put each of them in places of honor – one on His right and the other on His left. It is not the case that James and John desired honor without having to go through hardship; both of them were very willing to “drink the cup” that Jesus would drink; which means that they…

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2018-10-14 Bulletin

Financial Information for Fiscal Year 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018 INCOME 收入 Main Offertory 奉獻金 $59,581 Capital Fund 資本基金 $142,192 Online Giving 網上捐款 $6,123 Stock Donations 股票捐献 $14,730 Special Donations 特別捐款 $2,100 Endowment Fund 資產投資基金 $11,392 Interest Income 利息 $1,621 Food 食物及聚餐 $6,390 Bread 麵包銷售 $4,059 Garage Sales 車庫二手貨銷售 $3,502 Special Events 特別活動 $3,175 Misc Donations 雜項捐款 $2,921 Gift Shop 禮品店銷售 $1,968 Candle 蠟燭奉獻 $899 Amazon Smile, EMC, etc. 使用回饋捐款 $51 Total Income 總收入 $260,705 EXPENSES 費用 Salary & Benefits 本堂神父薪酬及福利 $15,575…

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2018-10-07 Bulletin

MARRIAGE AND THE QUESTION OF DIVORCE In the first creation story of the Old Testament, God instituted marriage as the pinnacle of creation: On the sixth day: “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.’” (Genesis 1: 27-28) In the second creation story, God said: “It is not good that the man should be alone;…

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