Feast of Palm Sunday
Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem
Visitors, you are honored guests at All Saints.
As we enter Holy Week, please come with friends to services and celebrations.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Many are the ways of piety and perdition. That is why it often happens that a way that is unsuitable for one, just fits another; and the intention of both is acceptable to the Lord.”
St John Climacus
Readers of the Gospel in Languages other than English for Agape Sunday: If you want to participate, please notify Marcia (church office) soon.
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.
Confessions will be heard by appointment during Holy Week.
Chris and Jen Moore, OCMC missionaries to Mongolia: Donations from All Saints totaled $1, 424. There are pamphlets in the office for those who want to continue supporting this young family.
A Note from Cathy and Alex Alexander: We want to thank you all at All Saints for your kindness and help and also for your continuing prayers for Alex. He is progressing, but very slowly.
Author in Our Midst: You may remember that Amanda Alexander co-authored a book, Burning Terrors, last spring. This week her second co-authored book, Destiny’s Chosen, was released and is available for purchase at Amazon.com. Tell a friend! http://www.amazon.com/Destinys-Chosen-Amanda-Alexander/dp/1491869860
Food for Hungry People has begun the 2014 campaign. Donations to All Saints for this fund will be sent after Pascha to the Archdiocese to continue compassionate outreach to the hungry. Contributions total $800 at this time, thanks to a surge in donations last Sunday.
Syrian Orphan Fund is open throughout Great Lent.
All Night Vigil Signup Sheet: Again this year Teen SOYO will be serving the vigil on Holy Friday Evening following the Service of the Lamentations. They encourage others to participate by reading during the vigil. The sign-up sheet is in the hall. Thank you. Amanda Alexander
Lilies will be needed to decorate after the Morning Liturgy on Saturday, April 19th.
PALM SUNDAY NIGHT: First Bridegroom Service at 5pm
Monday, April 14: Presanctified Liturgy at 9 am; 2nd Bridegroom Service at 6 pm
Tuesday, April 15: Presanctified Liturgy at 9 am; 3rd Bridegroom Service at 6 pm
Wednesday, April 16: Presanctified Liturgy at 9 am; Holy Unction Service at 6 pm
Thursday, April 17: Vesperal Liturgy at 9 am; Reading of 12 Gospels at 6 pm
Friday, April 18: Royal Hours at 9 am; Bier Decoration by youth at 1 pm; Great Vespers of Lowering Christ from the Cross at 3 pm; Lamentation Service at 6 pm; All Night Vigil follows.
Saturday April 19: Vesperal Liturgy at 9 am; Holy Pascha Rush Service at 10 pm, followed by Matins of Pascha and Divine Liturgy; A Light Break-the-Fast meal will be provided.
Agape Sunday, April 20: Great Vespers at noon with reading of the Gospel in many languages; Procession to the Empty Tomb; Egg scramble for the kids; Pitch In celebratory meal.
May 1: Baptism of Ava and Tristan Rigsby and Chrismation of Dan, Jennifer.
Happy Birthday: Subdeacon John (Jeff) Weber (14th); Marvin Piercefield (15th)
Anniversary Blessings: Dan & Gala Mullis (14th)
Name Day Prayers: Ayris Finchum (St. Anastasia – 16th)
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan PHILIP Saliba (March 19th); Archpriest Alexander Atty (March 23rd); Victor (March 9th); Kasey (21st); Dorothy (26th); Edward (March- Bara’s brother); Vicki (March); Louise (March)
Prayer List: Vicki Gans; Alex Alexander; Deacon Lawrence; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, Syrian Orphans; Danica D’Onofrio; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; Dennis and Joyce
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Blessed is He That cometh in the Name of the Lord.”
Verse: “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever!” Psalm 117:25, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. (4:4-9)
Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice! Let your forbearance be known to all people. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, Brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. The things which you both learned and received, and heard and saw in me, these do; and the God of peace will be with you.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)
Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”
This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the moneybox he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.”
When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Jesus when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.