Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Martyr Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome; Hieromartyr Sixtus, Bishop of Rome & Those with Them; Venerable Laurence of Kaluga, The Fool for Christ’s Sake.
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: “The Love of God will reign within us if we allow ourselves to be guided by God, and we are transformed. The Scriptures liken this transfiguration to light. Are we not called by our Lord the ‘light of the world?’” — His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH
Coffee Hour Supplies: The pantry is empty! We use supplies from the kitchen pantry to supplement your weekly offerings. You may want to donate chips, salsa, cookies, coffee, nuts, crackers, pretzels, soda, or juice. This is different from the food pantry, used for those seeking food assistance. It too is almost empty except for a little pasta and rice.
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.
The Dormition Fast – August 1 to August 15.
Tuesday, August 12: Myrrh Bearers Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home – 7:00
Wednesday, August 13: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, August 14: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship – 10:00 – Noon
Thursday, August 14: Vesperal Liturgy for Holy Dormition at 6:00
Friday, August 15: Feast Day of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God
Saturday, August 16: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, August 17: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council Meets.
- August 29: Beheading of St. John (Vesperal Liturgy – August 28)
- September 1: Beginning of the Liturgical New Year
- September 3: The fall series of Orthodoxy 101 resumes after Wednesday Vespers.
- September 4: OCF begins a series of On Campus Talks. Fr. Jerome Sanderson’s topic is “Prayer”. The place will be announced later. All are invited.
- September 11: SOYO Kick-Off at 6:00 here at the church
- October 11: Annual Festival
Birthday Blessings: Barb Grinder (12th); Olivia Morfas (13th); Vicki Gans (14th)
Name Day Remembrance: Dn. Lawrence Baldwin – (10th); Jan Gudaitis (11th)
Name Day Blessings at the Dormition of the Theotokos – August 15th – Mary Barger, Kh. Marilyn Gillquist, Maria McCormick; Alice Marie Piercefield
Memory Eternal: Chieh-su (Aaron Hsu’s grandfather-2nd): Archpriest Spiro
Prayer List: Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter);Barb; Eric (Martha Goodwin’s son);); Daniel & Gala M; Demetrios (Jim) Zaharako (surgery August 5th); LuAnna; Shirley; Nancy; Neal Bookwalter; Lyuda Neukomm; Gregory 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: “Make your vows and pay them to the Lord our God.”
Verse: “God is known in Judaea, His Name is great in Israel!”
Psalm 75:10, 1
Epistle:The Reading from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (3:9-17)
BRETHREN, we are God’s fellow-workers; you are God’s husbandry, God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise architect I laid a foundation, and another builds upon it. Let each one take heed how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; everyone’s work will become manifest; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire itself will test each one’s work of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which was built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet so as by fire.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone corrupts the temple of God, God will corrupt him. For the temple of God is holy, whose temple you are.
Gospel:The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34)
AT THAT TIME, Jesus made the Disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, but the Disciples’ boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. But when the Disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I; have no fear.” And Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is Thee, bid me come to Thee on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly, Thou art the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.