October 6-12

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Youth Month in our Archdiocese

The Holy Apostle Thomas, called “The Twin”; Innocent, metropolitan of Moscow, enlightener of the Aleuts and apostle to America; Venerable Kendea of Cyprus; Venerable-martyr Makarios of St. Anne Skete on Athos

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: “The unattainableness of perfection obliges us all to continually turn to God in prayer for understanding and help.” — Father Sophrony

Today, Kiya Crandall, infant daughter of Matthew and Gabriella, was baptized during Orthros. Grandparents Subdeacon Daniel and Linda, Aunt Alicia and little brothers and sister rejoice with us and the angels in heaven.

Mortgage Retirement News: Last week we reported a balance of $41,436.04. Today the balance is $19,104.23. We offer thanks to those who have abundantly reduced the mortgage from $90,000 to its present total. Please prayerfully consider what you can give toward this effort; it need not be a huge amount, and then, it might be! Every little bit helps.

BAKE SHOP DONATIONS: What is needed? Donations of all kinds of baked goods that need no refrigeration.: pans of brownies, pans of blondies, fruit or yeast breads, cookies, pies, meat or potato pies, and candies. Wrapping them yourself will help. These need to be at the church on Friday from 9-4 so they can be prepared for sale. Please list ingredients on a card or label.

Today after coffee hour, see Nina Rogers if you are willing to help arrange some furniture for the festival. Have you taken a yard sign to advertise?
SET-UP ACTIVITIES ON Friday from 9:30-5:00 are both inside and outside. Please come. LUNCH will be provided.

October 12th – Annual Fall Festival on Fairfax 11am-5pm
Set-up begins at 8:30.
You may feel called to serve in a particular capacity at the festival this weekend. Here are the leaders of some particular areas whom you may contact to volunteer your services:

Don Haney or April Blair – dining area setup, maintenance, clean up
Nina Rogers – indoor bake shop
Cathy Alexander – bookstore
Amal Hanania & John Alexander – food prep/kitchen runners, etc.
Charles Coats – major children’s activities
Kh. Kristina & Nina Gillquist – welcome booth
Alex Alexander – hayrides
Vicki Gans – silent auction
Jeff Weber – tents/signs/grounds setup

Clean-up and Beyond: On the day as our festival, the St. John of Damascus Society sponsors Networks of Echoes at 7pm, First Christian Church, 205 E. Kirkwood. (Flyer is on the hall bulletin board.) If we all stay to help clean up after Great Vespers, more of us will be free to support and provide a greater Orthodox presence at this worthwhile event.

Orthodoxy 101 follows Wednesday Vespers around 7 p.m. All are invited, but catechumens are urged to attend. Fr. Peter Jon will be showing a DVD, “Canon of Scripture.”

TODAY – October 6…Annual Buddy Walk is a benefit for the “Down Syndrome Connection” at Bryan Park. The entire Shahadey family will greet you.
1:30pm: Registration opens and FUN for the whole family begins including music and carnival games.
3:00pm: Buddy Walk begins. (Route is fully accessible)
Immediately following the walk: Hang around and enjoy the carnival games, refreshments, and music.

Tuesday, October 8: Women’s Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9: Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101
Friday, October 11: Major set-up for the Festival from 9:30-5:00
Saturday, October 12: Festival on Fairfax final preparations at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 12: Great Vespers at 5:00 – CLEAN UP FOLLOWS. (PLEASE STAY)
Sunday, October 13: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Men’s group meets.

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.

Backstreet Mission’s Thanksgiving Baskets – Again this year our church will donate 250 dry turkey gravy packets. 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 Marcia’s office.

Happy Birthday: Don Haney (6th); Raymond Labban (10th); Brice Menaugh (11th); Taylor Shahadey (12th)

Blessed Name Day: Charles Coats (8th); Averi Vicion (St. Philonella 11th)

Memory Eternal: Joel (September)

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.”
Verse: “Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God!” Psalm 27:9, 1

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (4:6-15)

Brethren, seeing that it is the God Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, the same also shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of power is from God, and not from us. We are pressed on every way, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; smitten down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you.
But having in us the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke,” we also believe, and therefore we also speak, knowing that the One who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up through Jesus, and will make us stand together with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, which is multiplied through the thanks giving of many, may abound to the glory of God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (7:11-16)

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him. As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you: arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”