Sunday, August 5, 2018
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
It is our joy to welcome visitors to worship with us at all services.
Nourishment of the Soul: “We should try to live in such a way that if the Gospels were lost, they could be rewritten by looking at us.” – Metropolitan Anthony Bloom
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba.
Welcome Christopher Hayden P: Christopher was born to Jeremy and Emily P on July 15that 8:14 a.m., weighing in at 8lbs. 4oz., at 19 inches long. He is a beautiful boy, and his proud parents look forward to introducing him to his new All Saints family!
TODAY on SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th
… Blessing of the Grapes on the Feast of the Transfiguration: After “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”, the clergy gather at the memorial table where Fr. Peter Jon will say the Prayer for the Blessing of the Grapes. (You may bring washed grapes and place them on the memorial table at the beginning of the liturgy.)
…Blessing of the Children: Immediately following the blessing of the grapes, please have your children come forward when Father Peter Jon calls them up to receive a blessing as they return to school. This is for children and teachers PreK-12.
…40-Day Memorial for Nicholas Alexander: After announcements and the general dismissal, we will pray the 40-day memorial for Nicholas Alexander. All are welcome and encouraged to pray together. Memory Eternal!
Meals are being planned for the Gillquists on the Meal Train. If you have not received the emails, please check with our leaders in the Myrrh Bearers: Rhonda, Jennifer, Barb or Nina.
Dumpster: You will note that our roof has been stripped and there is a large dumpster in the parking lot. Thank you for your patience as our roof is replaced. The new roof will be beautiful.
Teen SOYO Kickoff Event! Following Great Vespers on Saturday, August 11thfrom 6-8 p.m., our new Youth Director, Thomas Przybyla, will lead the teens in a time of fun, spiritual learning and discussion about the calendar for the coming year. All youths ages 12-18 are encouraged to attend, and everyone present will receive a free All Saints SOYO t-shirt! Dinner will be provided.
The Dormition Fast continues.
Wednesday, August 8: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, August 9: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00-5:00
Friday, August10: Paraklesis to the Mother of God at 6:00
Saturday, August 11: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO Kickoff 6:00- 8:00
Sunday, August 12: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
PARISH HEALTH UPDATES
…Charles is still in the hospital and is on day 13without any solid food. While he is receiving liquids and nutrition through an IV, he asks for continued prayers that his small intestine will “wake up” so he may eat normally and get home.
…Alice Marie P recently learned that she has multiple cancer spots on her lungs and now has cancer in a lymph gland near her sternum which will be biopsied on Monday morning to determine which type of cancer it is. Alice and Marvin, who are so dear to this community, are grateful for your love, prayers and support, and ask for special prayers for the procedure and subsequent treatment plan discussion this week. Continue to remember them, and please reach out to the Piercefields as you are able.
…The Gillquists would like to thank each and every one of you for your warm cards, generous gifts, meals and prayers. Little Anthony is in great health, is up to 12 pounds. Khouria Kristina, in particular, is deeply moved by your expressions of love and concern for the family.
Anniversary Blessings: Marvin & Alice P (5th); Dan & Jennifer R (9th)
Birthday Celebrations: John C (6th); Gary G (6th); Martin G (10th)
Name Day Remembrance: Aaron Hsu (St. Herman – 9th); Martin G (St. Herman – 9th); Dn. Lawrence (Archdeacon Lawrence – 10th); Jan G (St. Susanna – 11th)
Memory Eternal: Nicholas (June 29th); Bill (July 12th); David (21st)
Prayer List: Alice & Marvin; Doris Finchum (James’s mother); Micah Finchum (James and Patricia’s son); 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; safety in public places; 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.
…Tuesday, August 14: Evening Liturgy of the Dormition of the Theotokos
…Sunday, August 26:The church will welcome returning University students with a blessing.
…Our Annual Festival is planned for October 6th. Plan ahead to consider how you can be involved. Daniel Rigsby, this year’s coordinator, would like to hear from you.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O Lord, how manifold 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. Peter’s Second Universal Letter. (1:10-19)
(For the Transfiguration)
Brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Therefore, I intend always to remind you of these things, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to arouse you by way of reminder, since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. And I will see to it that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when He received honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was borne to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased,” we heard this voice borne from heaven, for we were with Him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word made surer. You will do well to pay attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (17:1-9)
(For the Transfiguration)
At that time, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. And He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with Him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is well that we are here; if Thou wilt, I will make three booths here, one for Thee and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased; hear Him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is risen from the dead.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Refrain of Second Antiphon: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Eisodikon (Entrance Hymn) of the Feast: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Apolytikion of the Transfiguration – Tone 7
When, O Christ our God, Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, Thou didst reveal Thy glory to Thy Disciples in proportion as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light also enlighten us sinners, through the intercessions of the Theotokos. O Thou Bestower of light, glory to Thee.
Kontakion of the Transfiguration – Tone 7
Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and Thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld Thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see Thee crucified, they would remember that all Thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that Thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.
Megalynarion of the Feast – Tone 8
Now hath been heard that which hath never been heard before; for the Son, Who is from the Virgin without father, hath been testified to in glory by the voice of the Father; for He Himself is God and Man together unto the end of the ages.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) for the Transfiguration – Tone 8
O Lord, in the light of the glory of Thy face shall we walk, and in Thy Name shall we rejoice forever. Alleluia.