WELCOME TO ALL SAINTS
The Adult Bible Study at the Webbs home (3960 E Fenbrook Ln, 47401) resumes this Saturday, October 16th at 9:00 am. We will be studying the book of Jonah. Bring a Bible and join us for fellowship and a challenging discussion. See you then! Contact Rhonda at 314-313-4275 or email@example.com for more information.
We will pray the 40 day memorial service for Judith Ann Burns Saturday (10/16) prior to Great Vespers.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council
Prophet Hosea; Venerable-martyr Andrew of Crete
Thought for Today: “Ease and idleness are the destruction of the soul.”
+ St. Isaac the Syrian
October is youth month in the Orthodox church. The teens will read the Epistle each Sunday between now and the beginning of the Nativity fast.
Fall Festival in Review: There will be a meeting following the Divine Liturgy to discuss last week’s festival. If. you have input about things you loved or things we might consider adding or changing at future festivals, please come and share! If you are unable to attend in person, suggestions may be emailed to Daniel Rigsby at firstname.lastname@example.org or texted to him at 812-606-3745.
Bobcat Sighting at All Saints: Wednesday after vespers, a full sized bobcat was seen walking from the lower parking lot into the woods. We appreciate the many types of wildlife on our wooded property (foxes, deer, wolves, hyenas, etc.) and recognize that bobcats are not typically aggressive with humans. That being said, we encourage you to exercise caution if you see the bobcat, or if you need to access the woods at/after dusk.
Parish Council meets next Sunday following Divine Liturgy.
Wednesday, October 20: Daily Vespers at 6:00;Orthodoxy 101 follows.
Thursday, October 21: OCF Dinner and Discussion at the Webbs 6:00-8:00
Saturday, October 23:The Adult Bible Study, continuing the study of the Book of Jonah,
meets at the Webbs from 9:00 to 10:30 am.
Saturday, October 23: Great Vespers at 5:00; Teen SOYO follows.
Sunday, October 24: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Wedding Invitation: Tyson (Michael) Schulz and Pauline Kaczynski warmly invite you to attend their wedding next Saturday, October 23rd, at 1 PM. While the reception will be out of town, they would be honored by your presence at their crowning service at All Saints.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to St. Titus. (3:8-15)
Blessed are Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.
For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done to us.
Titus, my son, 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 Tychicós, 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.
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 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 this 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.”
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.
DIVINE LITURGY VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, 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
Anniversary Blessings: Micah & Maria V (21st); Don & Dee H (23rd)
Birthday Celebrations: Kaylee F (17th); Aaron H (17th); Joel A (20th); Rita V-M (21st)
Name Day Blessings: Luke B (Apostle Luke -18th); Joel A ( Prophet Joel – 19th);
James, the Brother of the Lord: James F (N); Ezekiel C (N); James T (N)
Memory Eternal: Judith Ann; Shehadeh (George Tabbal and Ghada Labban’s father); David, Archpriest Anastasy (priest in Chesterton, IN); Metropolitan Jonah of Kenya
Prayer List: Jack;Covid-19 resurgence; refugees and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy (Mary Ann’s sister); April; Don; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak and child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy
Attention OCF Students: Need a Ride? All Saints Orthodox Church has a van to pick up. Anyone needing a ride for Sunday Matins/Orthros which begins at 9:00 a.m. Contact Howard Webb at 314-681-8893 for more information.
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.