Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
After-feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
Emilianos the Confessor, Archbishop of Kyzikos; Myron, Archbishop of Crete
Thought for Today: “Look, my child! Our God, in His desire to educate His children who believe, trust, love Him and worship Him, resorts to various ways, methods and plans. Among the plans of our God is also the imposition of rules, which of course always aspire to the salvation of our souls. We cannot change or delete God’s plans. What is more, we cannot impose any on Him. But we can however ask of Him and beseech Him, and He, being the philanthropist that He is, can hearken to our prayers and shorten time–or even dispense with it. Either way, it is up to Him. We ask for something, and He is the One Who will approve.”+St. Porphyrios the Kapskokalivite.
Saying Goodbye: Our dear sister in Christ, Adriana Calinescu is moving from Bloomington soon. Today, Sunday, August 8th, we will send her on her way with cards of loving remembrances of her and her family’s time with us and cards of blessing as she travels and establishes her new home in Colorado.
Pantry Needs: While we still have lots of rice and pasta, there is a growing need for marinara sauce and for peanut butter. Thanks.
Wednesday, August 11: Daily Vespersat 6:00
Saturday morning, August 14: Bible Study at the Webb’s home – 8:30-10:00*
Saturday, August 14: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, August 15: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Holy Dormition- Chrismation
…Tyson (Michael) Schulz will be chrismated during the Divine Liturgy next Sunday.
…Parish Council will not have its regular monthly meeting next Sunday.
… Amanda Alexander’s wedding shower, August 21. Details are in the FAMILY NEWS.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (15:1-7)
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Unto Thee, O Lord, will I cry, O my God!
Brethren, we who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good for his edification. For Christ also did not please Himself; but, as it is written: “The reproaches of those who reproached Thee fell on Me.” For whatever was written beforehand was written for our learning, that we might have hope, through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be of the same mind with one another, according to Christ Jesus, that with one accord and one mouth you may glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, receive one another, even as Christ has also received you, to the glory of God.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (9:27-35)
At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud: “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, “See that no one knows it.” But they went away and spread His fame through all that district. As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to Him. And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.” And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.
DIVINE LITURGY VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
Refrain for the Second Antiphon
Save us, O Son of God, Who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor.
Resurrection Apolytikion – Tone 6
When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb. And the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of 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.
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.
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.
Saturday Morning Adult Bible Study until August 21st at the home of Howard and Rhonda Webb (at 3960 E. Fenbrook Lane). Study topic is 1Peter, using the Orthodox Study Bible. Contacts: Rhonda & Howard, Matt Robertson, and Glen & Wendy Carter.
A Wedding Shower is being planned for Amanda Alexander and Jordan Smith! The shower is here at All Saints on Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 pm.
They are registered as Amanda Alexander and Jordan Smith’s Wedding on The Knot
website. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Johanna Hsu)
Anniversary: Dan & Jennifer R ( 9th)
Birthday Blessings: Barb G (12th); Vicki G (14th)
Name Day Celebrations: Aaron H (St. Herman of Alaska – 9th); Deacon Lawrence (Archdeacon Lawrence of Rome – 10th); Jan G (St. Susanna – 11th); Max W (Maximos the Confessor – 13th); Micah Fi (The Prophet Micah – 14th)
Memory Eternal: Kathleen (Adrian Polit’s mother); Peter Boyle
Prayer List: Don (surgery on Aug. 9th);Vicki; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak (with child); our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Judith Ann; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Mat. Raisa; Andrew and Isaac; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Missy D