WE WANT TO SEE YOU AT THE FESTIVAL TOMORROW, OCTOBER 10TH.
THE FESTIVAL RUNS FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM. THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS!
WORKERS SHOULD ARRIVE ABOUT 8:30 IF YOU ARE SETTING UP OUTSIDE.
WORKERS, IF YOU ARE ABLE, PLEASE PARK TO THE RIGHT OF THE ENTRY DRIVE (ON THE NORTH SIDE) OR ON THE LAWN NEAR THE QUARRY POND.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
October is Youth Month
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
Apostle Philip the Deacon of the Seventy; Venerable Theophanes the Branded; Nektarios, Arsakios, Sisinios and Philotheos Kokkinos, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Venerable Jonah of Cyprus; Ss. Zenaida and Philonella
Visitors, we warmly welcome you to all services and social events at All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Cheerfulness consists in not regarding things as our own, but as entrusted to us by God for the benefit of our fellow-servants. It consists in scattering them abroad generously with joy and magnanimity, not reluctantly or under compulsion.”- St. Symeon the New Theologian
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.
Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday, October 14th after Daily Vespers with Fr. Peter Jon presenting “Icons in Scripture and Tradition.”
Indonesian Missionary Outreach: The church sent $1,000 to support Fr. Daniel Byantoro’s monastery/ seminary projects. Thanks to all who supported Fr. Daniel.
The 2015 Festival on Fairfax is now accomplished. MANY THANKS to those who contributed in any way, whether big or small, for even a smile helps to spread the warmth of our parish and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
October 16-18: Diocesan Fall Gathering at St. George in Fishers
Tuesday, October 13: Women’s Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home – 7:00 – 8:00
Wednesday, October 14: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00 – 9:00
Saturday, October 17: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, October 18: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 (A Special Olympics Awareness collection will be received by our Teen SOYO).
- October 24: Don & Dee Haney invite the Church to an Open House celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary, planned from 1-5pm at the Carpenter Banquet Hall on Main Street in Mitchell. Please RSVP daughter April at 812-583-5539.
- October 25: All Saints Annual Bonfire and Hayride in the Dark at 6pm
- November: 250 turkey gravy packets for Backstreet’s Thanksgiving Baskets
Happy Birthday: Brice (11th); Taylor S (12th); Deacon Lucian (14th); Matushka Raisa (15th); Linda B(16th); Kaylee F (17th); Aaron H (17th)
Blessed Name Day: Averi V (11th – St. Philonella); Dn. Lucian (15th)
Memory Eternal: Margaret Whitaker (August 24th); Marge; Moses (1st); Jennifer Tatlock (Sept.29th)
Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
Prayer List: Alex John; Jason; Dee; Alexis T. ;Tom; Brian Bunner; Jake; Annie; Pastor Pat ; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee H.; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky; Those with child: Gabriella, Laura, Megan); 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; Cathi
General Operating Fund 2015: Income $163,860 – Expenses $158,093 = + $5,767
Building Temple Fund: $363,933
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
During Youth Month, our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers.
Prokeimenon: “Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.”
Verse: “For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done to us!” Daniel 3:26-27 (OSB)
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Epistle to Titus. (3:8-15)
My Child Titus, faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire you to affirm confidently, that those who have believed in God may be thoughtful of how to preside in honorable occupations. These things are good and profitable to men. But avoid foolish disputes, and genealogies, and contentions, and controversies about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man who is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject, knowing that such a one is subverted, and sins, being self-condemned. When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicos, give diligence to come to me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that they may be lacking in nothing. And let our people also learn how to preside in honorable occupations, so as to help in cases of urgent need, that they should not be unfruitful. All who are with me salute you. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:5-15)
The Lord spoke this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” And when His Disciples asked Him what his parable meant, Jesus said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” As Jesus said this, He called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers – Tone 8
Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise, Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith; O most merciful One, glory to Thee.
Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.