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Posts by Daniel Egladyous


Weekly Gospel ReadingsThe 1st Sunday of KoiahkBirth of John the Baptist Foretold On this first Sunday of the blessed month of Koiahk (12/11/2022), the church’s Gospel reading is from Luke 1:1-25. While we read about the purpose of writing the Gospel of St. Luke in (vv.4) we also notice the primary focus of the Gospel passage is the annunciation of the birth…

Updated Covid-19 Regulations – Monday, May 24, 2021

Covid-19 Regulations Please Observe the New Jersey and Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines: Keep safe distancing Households are considered one entity, so they are to be seated together Wear facial covering For Contact Tracing purposes, there must be a sign-in record of each gathering or service The sign-in is to include the main person and contact information. Names of everyone with…

Message to Congregation – November 23, 2020

Due to the rise of infections, some churches have wisely halted services to prevent the spread. For proactive reasons, we returned in-person meetings to virtual, and canceled liturgies the weekend and week after Thanksgiving. It is critical for parishioners not to undermine the efforts of the church.If you choose to gather with family or friends (this includes youth gatherings), then automatically assume…