- Deacon Seraphim Moslener will lead the Adult Discussion Saturday after Great Vespers at 7:00
The Annual Meeting is at the end of Divine Liturgy on Sunday. It will be brief and a pitch-in meal follows. This will be a fasting meal since the Nativity Fast starts Saturday.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
Martyr Ephygenia of Ethiopia, Disciple of St. Matthew; Fulvian, Prince of Ethiopia
Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.
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.”
Nourishment of the Soul: “‘Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy’ (Mt. 5:7). The merciful person is he who gives to others what he has himself received from God, whether it be money, or food, or strength, a helpful word, a prayer, or anything else that he has through which he can express his compassion for those in need. At the same time he considers himself a debtor, since he has received more than he is asked to give”(cf. Luke. 6:36).- – St. Peter of Damaskos
Orthodoxy 101: Deacon Seraphim’s topic is “Orthodox Spirituality” on Wednesday.
Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 meets after Divine Liturgy.
Thanksgiving Baskets at Backstreet Mission: Thank you for your donations of 315 turkey gravy packets, exceeding the goal of 250. In addition, an anonymous donor gave in All Saints’ name $500 for the Thanksgiving baskets and $1,000 for the mortgage of the women’s shelter, Agape House. God be praised for all gifts from His people, whether small or large.
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.
Vicki Gans’ Homemade Toffee. Contact her at 812-679-8197 to place orders for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Thanksgiving orders need to be made by Monday the 17th for delivery next Sunday.
Knitted Caps and Mittens/Gloves: Boxes are being placed in the narthex to collect your donations. Alex Alexander started this outreach last winter. He takes donations to local schools for children in need. He states these should be inexpensive since children often lose them or leave them at home when they need them at school.
Today the Annual Parish Business Meeting follows Divine liturgy. Along with a written report, one order of business is replacing parish council members whose terms have ended. The following are on the ballot: Alex Alexander, Michael Impey, Elaine Morfas, Daniel Mullis, Darryl Jones, and Shirley Richardson. Members of All Saints who are 18 and above are eligible to vote.
The Nativity Fast continues until Christmas.
Wednesday, November 19: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101- 7:00-9:00
Thursday, November 20: Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00 — The Presentation of the Theotokos
Saturday, November 22: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, November 23: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Induction of Parish Council Members and meeting following Liturgy.
November 24: Evening Liturgy – St. Catherine
November 27: Thanksgiving at All Saints: The Morfas family is organizing the event. Signup sheets are in the hall for participation by your family and close friends.
December 3-4: Presbytera Frederica Mathewes-Green as OCF guest speaker here and at IUMU
December 5-7: Enthronement of Bishop Joseph in Brooklyn, NY at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Details are found at antiochian.org.
December 6: Annual St. Nicholas Night party
December 13: Dee Haney’s Open House for all women from 11:00-2:00 in Mitchell, Indiana
December 21: Caroling in the neighborhood
Happy Birthday: Paul Barber (19th); Lisa Alexander (21st)
Memory Eternal: James (8th); Jane (12th)
Prayer Request:John Craton asks you to please remember in your prayers Metodije (Meto). He is a 4 year old boy from Cleveland who was diagnosed recently with idiopathic primary pulmonary hypertension, causing him to have congestive heart failure. Its cause is unknown, and there is no cure. He is in critical condition in Pittsburgh UPMC Children’s Hospital where he is being evaluated for a transplant. There is a Facebook page that will keep everyone up to date on his condition:
Prayer List: Metojije (4 year old child with critical congestive heart failure); Shelley; Denise; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: Kh. Kristina, Mary, Kathleen; Kh. Marilyn; Galina; John; Noah; Emily D; John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter); Barb; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Patricia; Bob R; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; 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; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “His sound has gone forth into all the earth.”
Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God!” Psalm 18:4,1
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)
Brethren, God has revealed us, the apostles, last of all, as those appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are glorified, but we are dishonored. Even to this present hour we both hunger and thirst, we are naked, and are buffeted, and are restless; and we labor, working with our own hands. While reviled, we bless; while persecuted, we endure; while blasphemed, we exhort; we have become the filth of the world and the off-scouring of all things, even until now.
I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children; for though you have a myriad of tutors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for I begat you in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I beseech you, therefore, be imitators of me.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:9-13)
At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and He said to him, “Follow me.” and he rose and followed Him. And as He sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” but when Jesus heard it, He said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6
When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and was not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee..
_______Apolytikion of St. Matthew – Tone 3
O holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede with the merciful God, to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4
The all-pure temple of the Savior, the most precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the treasure-house of the glory of God, today enters the Temple of the Lord, bringing with her the grace which is in the divine Spirit: whom also the angels of God do celebrate in song; for she is the heavenly tabernacle.