Sunday, June 26, 2016
First Sunday after Pentecost
Commemoration of All Saints
Venerable David of Thessalonica; John, bishop of the Goths in the Crimea
To our Visitors: We are blessed by your presence.
Nourishment of the Soul: “We must consider all evil things, even the passions which war against us, to be not our own, but of our enemy the devil. This is very important. You can only conquer a passion when you do not consider it as part of you.” St. Nikon of Optina
Baptism: A warm welcome to Kate (Kathryn) Bode, Baptized into Christ during Matins on this holy day of All Saints.
Today, June 26 — Join together with the All Saints family on our All Saints Feast Day. Bring your favorite entrees, salads, and desserts to share with everyone. If you want to give a short presentation about a favorite saint, please contact Charles Coats.
A Special Offering will be received at the end of the Service: This is to support the current nine mission parishes in the Diocese and to provide funds to plant new ones. Checks payable to All Saints with Midwest Mission Council in the memo line will be gathered; then we will send one check from our parish. Not so long ago we were a mission parish!
Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home and at Becky Hrisomalos’ home will not meet during July, but will resume in early August.
Receiving the Eucharist: 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.
The Apostles Fast is Monday and Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 28: Evening Liturgy at 6:00 — Ss. Peter and Paul
Wednesday, June 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Friday, July 1: Divine Liturgy at 6:00 — St. John of San Francisco and 4 year memorial for Fr. Peter E. Gillquist
Saturday, July 2: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Annual July 4th Parish Picnic: We will light the grill at 6:00 p.m., with the church providing meats to go with your side dishes. A live band will take the stage around 7:00 with “contra dancing” fun and lawn games. As the sky darkens (around 9:30), the fireworks begin. Last year was an awesome celebration – we expect even more this year. Bring a friend or two!
July 18-22 –– Clergy Symposium at AV–Father attends.
CHURCH FAMILY NOTES
Anniversary Blessings: Fr. Peter Jon and Kh. Kristina (30th)
Birthday Greetings: Shirley R (July 1st); Olivia G (July 1st)
Name Day Remembrances: Ss. Peter & Paul (29th) — Fr. Peter Jon; Robert R; Paul B;
Paul B; Andrew (Peter) P
Memory Eternal: Carolyn (22nd); John (7th); twin infants Michael and Isaiah (10th)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” John Griggs; Kh. Loretta; Amal H; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah (suffering depression); Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva.; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes on leave from Albania; Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Rachel B with child; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Myrna.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “ God is wondrous in His saints.”
Verse: “In the churches, bless ye God!” Psalm 67:35,27
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)
Brethren, all the saints through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong , became mighty in war, and turned to flight armies of the aliens.
Women received their dead by resurrection, and other were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. And others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, being destitute, afflicted, tormented (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
And all these, having obtained a witness through their faith, did not receive the promise, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)
The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of All Saints — Throughout the World…
Kontakion of the All Saints – Tone 8
As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, * the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord. * Through their earnest entreaties, * keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquility, * through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for the Feast -Tone 8
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous, praise befits the just. Alleluia.