February 10, 2019
Hieromartyr Charalampos, Bishop of Magnesia
The companions of Charalampos; Venerable Zenon the Ascetic of Antioch
Special guests today are from the confirmation class at First Methodist Church.
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment of the Soul: “When monks carry the prayer rope in their hands, it serves as a reminder of their obligation to pray unceasingly, in keeping with the commandment of the Holy Apostle Paul to “pray without ceasing.” – St. Ignatius Brianchaninov
Thank You: Cathy Alexander reported at the Myrrh Bearers meeting that students at Templeton, Fairview and Summit Elementary Schools have Warmly received your abundant donations of mittens, hats, and scarves. The campaign is now closed, but will resume next winter.
House Blessings: Father Peter Jon continues with house blessings for one more week. Feel free to call or email him to set up a time that works with your family schedule.
Tuesday, February 12: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00
Wednesday, February 13: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, February 14: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00 – 5:00 Read about St. Valentine’s life today!
Saturday, February 16: Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 and SOYO at 6:00
Triodion Begins. Sunday, February 17: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meeting
Prayer List: Lexi Orfanos-Pangere; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura; Sue and Elmo; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) with child; Hannah with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to St. Timothy. (2:1-10)
Timothy, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will grant you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like a criminal. But the word of God is not fettered. Therefore, I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (15:21-28)
At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” But He did not answer her one word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
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.
Apolitikion of St. Charalampos – Tone 4
An unshaken pillar of the Church of Christ God art thou, * an ever-resplendent lamp, O Charalampos most wise, which shineth throughout the earth; * in martyric contest thou hast shined on the whole world, * and thou hast dispelled the moonless night of the idols. * Now boldly intercede thou with Christ that we may all be saved.
Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.
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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.
Congratulations to new grandparents, Subdeacon Jon and Irene at the birth of their first grandchild Ned, son of their daughter Kristina and husband Jake. What joy for them all!
Happy Birthday: Deb D (12th); Jan G (13th); Alicia B (16th); Ben S (16th)
Blessed Name Day: Marcia B (St. Priscilla – 13th)
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning C-G.
A Reminder about Coffee Hour: Someone has to clean up! Plan to stay until about 12:45 and do kitchen duty! You may select any week, but an easy one to choose is the week you bring food to the serving table.
Reminder about online donations: If you are prevented from attending Liturgy but still want to fulfill your pledge, go to the church website. If you have never tried, it is simple at www.allsaintsbloomington.org. Click Donation and follow the prompts.
David Gudaitis’s documentary film, “Reverend Marvin Chandler: Open to the Moment” will be shown on WTIU on Thursday, February 14th at 8:00 PM. Be sure to record it so you can watch it at a convenient time! – Jan
- Evening Retreat Tuesday, February 26: Fr. Seraphim Aldea, founder of All Celtic Saints Monastery in Scotland, will be our guest. Vespers at 5:00; Dinner at 6:00; Presentation at 6:30. Make plans now to attend, and invite your friends.
- March 2-3: Trip to Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction on Meat Fare weekend.
- March 10: Women’s fundraiser for outreach and summer camp donations on Cheese Fare Sunday.
- March 11: Great Lent begins with the Canon of St. Andrew, Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesday, and Akathist on Friday.