Father Joshua will be our guest priest for both Matins and Divine Liturgy.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Martyrs Adrian and Natalie of Nicomedia
Venerable Joasaph, prince of India; Venerable Adrian of Ondrutsov
We at All Saints enjoy our visitors and welcome those coming to study or teach at IU.
Let this parish be your family while you are in the Bloomington area.
Nourishment of the Soul: “When the children are traumatized and hurt on account of some serious situation, don’t let it affect you when they react negatively and speak rudely. In reality they don’t want to, but can’t help themselves at difficult times. They are remorseful afterwards. But if you become irritated and enraged, you become one with the evil spirit and it makes a mockery of you all.” – St. Porphyrios the Kapsokalivite
Father Joshua is our guest priest today. He will bless IU students at the end of the Divine Liturgy.
Myrrh Bearers meet today around noon.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with I-Z; however, your donations are appreciated at all times.
You received an email this week about the Psalm 103 Project. Ask Hal Sabbagh for an update and to explain what it is in case you have not heard!
Crowning Postponed: Daniel and Jennifer Rigsby warmly invite our parish family to the celebration of the Crowning of their marriage in the Church on Saturday, September 1st at 2:30p.m. A cake and coffee reception (hosted by the Myrrh Bearers) will follow at 3:30.
Wednesday, August 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, August 30: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, August 31: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, September 1: Crowning at 2:30 and reception at 3:30
Saturday, September 1: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO 6:00- 8:00
Sunday, September 2: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
…The Indiction: The Ecclesiastical New Year begins September 1st.
… Beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Howard Webb will be leading a Bible Study: God’s Kingdom – on Earth as it is in Heaven: The Gospel of John Chapters 11-21.” The Study will consist of 10 weekly sessions, from Sept. 4 – Nov. 6. It will meet at the Webb’s home, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Please invite anyone who may have an interest – the study is open to Orthodox Christians as well as those of other traditions. Please read John Chapter 1 for the first meeting and bring a Bible if you have one. Sorry, we cannot accommodate children. Howard and Rhonda Webb, 3960 E. Fenbrook Lane, Bloomington, IN 47401 314-313-4275 firstname.lastname@example.org.
…Our Annual Festival is scheduled for October 6th. Plan ahead to consider how you can be involved. Daniel Rigsby, this year’s coordinator, would like to hear from you.
PARISH HEALTH UPDATES
…Alice Marie Piercefield has conformation that she has cancer in the lymph nodes. She is awaiting the plan for treatment. Alice and Marvin, are grateful for your love, prayers and support.
…Charles Coats asks that you continue to keep him in your prayers.
…Vicki Gans appreciates your prayers.
Birthday Celebrations: Liam G (26th); Emily W (27th); Subdn, Daniel B (29th); Kiya C (29th); Patricia F (1st); Max L (1st); Gabe S (1st)
Name Day Remembrance: Aidan Guise (31st – St. Aidan)
Memory Eternal: David (21st); Kevin (Ancient Faith Ministries) (8th); Peter James (16th – Gillquist’s brother-in-law)
Prayer List: PJ Boyle’s family; Infant Nora (cystic fibrosis); Nyssa (catechumen); Alice & Marvin; Charles; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation
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.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul!” (Psalm 103:24,1)
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (16:13-24)
Brethren, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, and be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints; I urge you to be subject to such men and to every fellow worker and laborer. I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence; for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men. The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. All the brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (21:33-42)
The Lord spoke this parable: “There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit; and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them. Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.” Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?’”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of SS. Adrian and Natalie – Tone 3
Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation * to be riches never lost or plundered. * Thou forsookest thy fathers’ impiety, * and thou didst follow thy Master, becoming rich * in His divine gifts, O glorious Adrian. * With the godly-minded Natalie, who emboldened thee, * entreat Christ God, O Martyr, that our souls be saved.
Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4
By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.