Sunday, October 27, 2013
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
After-feast of the Great-Martyr Demetrios
Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica; Procla (Claudia) the wife of Pontius Pilate;
Kyriakos, patriarch of Constantinople; Venerable Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves
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: “Do not fear the conflict; do not flee it. Where there is no struggle, there is no virtue. Where faith and love are not tested, it is not possible to be sure if they are really present. They are proved and revealed in adversity.” – St. John of Kronstadt
Cody and Elizabeth Arthur announce the birth of beautiful baby Joel this week.
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.
Thank you for your continued respect at the reading of the Prayers after Communion during the final dismissal line.
Orthodoxy 101 follows Wednesday Vespers around 7 p.m. All are invited, but catechumens are urged to attend. Reader Tikhon will be teaching “Church History: 10543 AD – Today.”
Trip planned to view Holy Trinity’s Iconography and attend a lecture: Becky Hrisomalos will meet those attending Wednesday, October 30th at the parking lot between K-mart East and Bloomingfoods at 9:00 a.m. Carpools will be arranged there.
Last Sunday’s Special Olympics collection netted $150. Thank you for supporting this annual project.
Father Peter Jon will lead the wrap-up session for the festival today. All are welcome to offer thoughts and suggestions for next year’s festival.
Myrrh Bearers will also meet after Divine Liturgy today.
Wednesday, October 30: Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101
Thursday, October 31: Funeral for Virginia Kapellas–time pending
Friday, November 1: Akathist for St. Raphael at 6:00 – Teen SOYO meeting follows at 7:00.
Saturday, November 2: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, November 3: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
…November 11: Backstreet Mission’s Thanksgiving Baskets – Again this year our church will donate 250 dry turkey gravy packets. We have gathered 75 so far. 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 the hallway with the library shelves.
…November 14: Hannah Gala 2013 at Alumni Hall on the IU campus/Memorial Union
…November 17: Annual Business Meeting with Mother Gabriella as guest speaker
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”
Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!” Psalm 32:22, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)Brethren, the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly; and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Let each one do according to what he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you; that you, having always all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. As it is written: “He has scattered abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever”; now He, who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, will supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in all things for every generosity, which works through us thanksgiving to God.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:41-56)At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet, he besought Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed round Him. And a woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes surround Thee and press upon Thee! And Thou sayest, ‘Who touched Me?’” But Jesus said, “Someone touched Me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from Me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed. And Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” While Jesus was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when Jesus came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him, except Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but Jesus said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand Jesus called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and Jesus directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.