June 22, 2014

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Eusebios, bishop of Samosata; Martyrs Zeno and his servant Zenas of Philadelphia in Arabia; Alban, protomartyr of Britain; Martyrs Juliana and her son Saturninus of Constantinople; Venerable Anastasia of Serbia

 Visitors, you are always welcome here.

Nourishment of the Soul: Saint Anthony of Egypt, said, “The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross.”

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 Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

 A short Myrrh Bearer meeting is scheduled after Divine Liturgy.

 The Apostles’ Fast is a fast that was undertaken by the disciples of Jesus Christ following the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Having rejoiced for fifty days following Pascha and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the apostles began to prepare for their departure from Jerusalem to spread Christ’s message. As part of their preparation, they began a fast with prayer to ask God to strengthen their resolve and to be with them in their missionary undertakings. The Apostles’ Fast is not as strict as Great Lent or the Dormition Fast, but entails abstaining from red meat, poultry, meat products, eggs, and dairy products. In addition, we abstain from fish, wine and oil on Wednesdays and Fridays.

 June 25-29: Midwest Parish Life Conference is in Fort Wayne – Father Peter Jon will be attending. Therefore, Daily Vespers and Great Vespers are cancelled this week. He will return for Sunday Services on June 29 and for our local celebration.


The Apostles Fast continues.

 Monday, June 23: Nativity of St. John the Forerunner – Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00

Wednesday, June 25: No Daily Vespers scheduled on this date

Saturday, June 28: No Great Vespers scheduled on this date

Sunday, June 29:  Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Ss. Peter and Paul Feast Day


 Next Sunday, June 29: Ss. Peter & Paul Cookout (2-year memorial for Archpriest Peter; 10 year memorial for Edward and Susan Lave (Jan Gudaitis’s parents) -Name day for Fr. Peter Jon, Robert Rogers, Paul Blair and all celebrating their name day; Anniversary for Father and Khouria (June 30)

June 29-July 11: Antiochian Village Camp, Session II – Our campers leave early Sunday.

July 6: Baptism of Sadie Sremanak, daughter of Jim and Jessica

July 14-18: Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village – Father Peter Jon will attend.

July 15-18th: The parking lot and drive will be seal coated and unavailable for parking. If you must visit the church, please park on the grass near the road and walk in.

 Happy Birthday: James Finchum (22nd) 

Memory Eternal Anniversary: Dale (25th); Violet (25th); Terri (11th – Geni Gritton’s daughter)

 Prayer List:  Neal Bookwalter; Lyuda Neukomm; George Gregory family; Gritton family; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Zane; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; 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; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan.

 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

 Gospel:The Reading from the St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (2:10-16)

 BRETHREN, glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek; for there is no respect of persons with God.  For as many as have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law; and as many as have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law.  (For it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law are justified.  For when the nations who do not have the Law do by nature the things contained in the Law, these then, in spite of not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, and their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them) in the day when God judges the secrets of persons, according to my gospel, through Jesus Christ.

 Gospel:The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (4:18-23)

 AT THAT TIME, as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. And going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.