Sunday, September 29, 2013
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Kyriakos the hermit of Palestine; Martyr Petronia and those with her in Palestine;
Venerable-Martyr Malachi and those with him.
Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.
College students, we welcome you to make All Saints your home away from home.
Nourishment of the Soul: “What is more necessary for man than God and His divine love? He is our refuge, He is our treasure, He is our food and drink, He is our raiment and shelter, He is our health and strength, He is our happiness and joy, He is our hope and our trust.” — St. Theodora
Mortgage Retirement News: Last week we reported a balance of $41,436.04. Today the balance is $28,194.43. The Parish Council has chosen to apply a portion of the festival income to the mortgage. Please prayerfully consider what you can give toward this effort; it need not be a huge amount, and then, it might be! Notice the donation box in the narthex. Every little bit helps.
Backstreet Mission’s Thanksgiving Baskets – Again this year our church will donate 250 dry turkey gravy packets. The Myrrh Bearers will conduct the drive between now and November 11th. Along with donations from other community groups, Backstreet will feed 400 families in the area. Start looking now for the packets in grocery and discount stores and bring them to Marcia’s office.
Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.
Communion: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.
Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.
Annual Festival on Fairfax – These next two weeks are weeks of preparation. Have you set aside time either to do final set-up activities on Friday, October 11th or to attend on Saturday, October 12th? Some ask, “What is the purpose or the goal of the festival?” Is it for fun, good food, lively music, activities for children? Yes, it is all of these, but also it announces to the community that there is an Orthodox church in Bloomington, a welcoming church, and for some it introduces them for the first time to Orthodoxy, the true faith, the faith of the apostles, the church of the New Testament for which many are searching.
Orthodoxy 101 follows Wednesday Vespers around 7 p.m. All are invited, but catechumens are urged to attend. Fr. Peter Jon will be teaching—“Salvation History.”
TWO MEETINGS TODAY: Myrrh Bearers will meet briefly, immediately after dismissal prayers. Please do not go into coffee hour, but remain in the nave if possible. Then, those who need to attend the Festival meeting, scheduled for today can go to both.
Wednesday, October 2: Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101
Thursday, October 3: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship at 10:00
Thursday, October 3: OCF meeting
Saturday, October 5: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, October 6: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
October 6…Annual Buddy Walk benefit for the Down Syndrome at Bryan Park.
1:30pm: Registration opens and FUN for the whole family begins including music and carnival games.
3:00pm: Buddy Walk begins. (Route is fully accessible)
Immediately following the walk: Hang around and enjoy the carnival games, refreshments, and music.
For more details, please visit: https://secure.ezeventsolutions.com/fr/dsfc/2013BuddyWalk
October 6…Baptism of Kiya Crandall, infant daughter of Matthew and Gabriella
October 12… Annual Fall Festival on Fairfax 11am-5pm