Sunday, December 1, 2019

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

The Holy Prophet Nahum; Venerable Philaret the Almsgiver of Amnia;

Martyr Ananias the Persian; Theoklitos, Archbishop of Lakedaemonia

Fr. Lucas Christensen will serve matins and Divine Liturgy

today in Fr. Peter Jon’s absence.

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “What wondrous words are in the Gospel…Whatever book you might take, even the very best author’s, if you read it many times, you will get sick of it. But the Gospel–the more you read it, the more you receive comfort and every good feeling.” – St. Nikon of Optina

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.


Monday, December 2: Compline and Fellowship at the Haneys’  home at 7:00

Tuesday, December 3: OCF Dinner and Discussion at the Webbs’ home at 6:00

Wednesday, December 4: Evening LiturgyGreat Martyr Barbara

& Venerable John of Damascus  at 6:00

Thursday, December 5:  Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, December 7:  Great Vespers at 5:00 – Pitch-in meal at 6:00 with St. Nicholas Activities

Sunday, December 8: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00St. Lucia with her crown of candles visits us during coffee hour.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. (2:14-22)

Brethren, Christ is our peace, Who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the Cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end.  And He came and preached peace to you, who were far off, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.  So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in Whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in Whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:35-43)

At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.


  • December 10: Registration opens for Summer Camp at Antiochian Village.
  • December 12: Evening Liturgy at 6pm – St. Herman of Alaska
  • Christmas Eve Services (morning and evening) Royal Hours begin at 9am, followed by St. Basil’s Vesperal Liturgy around 10:30 am; Orthros begins at 9pm, followed by the Nativity Liturgy at 10pm – A light meal of celebration follows.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7

Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.

Kontakion of the Preparation of Christ’s Nativity – Tone 3

The Virgin cometh today to the cave to give birth, ineffably to bring forth the Word Eternal. Therefore, rejoice, O earth, at the message; with the angels and shepherds give glory to Him Who shall appear by His own will as a young child; He Who is from eternity God.


Congratulations: David and Kaylie welcome their newborn son Oliver.

Coffee Hour: Parishioners whose last names begin with A-B will serve and clean today.  All who join the family fellowship hour appreciate these donations.

Warm Mittens, Gloves, Hats and Scarves: Catherine Alexander is continuing this ministry started by her husband Alex to help children in area schools with the greatest need. Please bring your donations to the church and look for the colorful bags in the hallway and in the narthex.

The Pantry welcomes all donations.  Basically EVERYTHING is needed, but this list may help: applesauce, paper goods; snack packs; soup; ravioli, canned meat, mac and cheese in boxes and toothpaste.  (NOT needed: peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, Cheerios.) Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Khouria Anastasia

Birthday Blessings: Gregory Gillquist (2nd)

Name Day Blessings: Nicholas Shirley (7th)

Prayer List: Kaylie and infant Oliver; Rebekah with child; Isaac in Air Force; Fr. Marc; Fr. Patrick & Kh. Vanessa; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith; George; Dee; Mary Ann; Vicki; Dusty; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga;  Eileen; LeanneIrina; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Christy, Isaac & Andrew; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East.