The Triodion Begins reminding us that Great Lent is not far away.
Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican
Leave-taking of the Presentation of Christ
Martyr Nikophoros of Antioch; Hieromarytrs Markellos, bishop of Sicily, Pankratios, bishop of Taormina, and Philagrion, bishop of Cyprus; translation of Innocent, first bishop of Irkutsk
We extend a warm welcome to all visitors.
Nourishment of the Soul: “ Here is a sign: if you are distressed over anything it means that you have not fully surrendered to God’s will, although it may seem to you that you live according to His will.” – St. Silouan the Athonite
Alex and Cathy Alexander: Alex hopes to get the staples removed after his appointment on Tuesday. He is progressing slowly at his brother-in-law’s home as meds are being adjusted. He is quite weak. I asked what he wanted me to report. He replied, “I want to get back to church!”
Vicki Gans appreciates your prayers, visits, and phone calls, more than words can express. She has stated that even while people are supplying her with food, they should not feel obligated to come with food! She just wants to see you, her family in Christ. She may have a few housekeeping chores later.
The Men’s meeting is today after Divine Liturgy with Daniel Mullis leading the discussion.
Communion: 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.
Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.
Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.
Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday evening around 7:00. Reader Tikhon’s topic: “Living an Orthodox Life”.
House Blessing Schedule is on a table in the hall. Sign up today before Great Lent begins!
Help us find you! Are you noticing that your birthday, anniversary, or name day is not being recognized in the weekly bulletin? Are you missing weekly e-mails or are not in the phone book?
Village at Home at St. George Indy: Antiochian Village staff will conduct a retreat on March 1st for Grades 3-12. Perhaps a group of you would like to pre-register ($20 each participant) and go together. See the bulletin board or visit http:// stgindy.org. Information is on the opening page.
Choir Practice: Linda plans practice after Vespers on Wednesday and after Liturgy today to practice Pascha music. She also thanks both the choir and the parish for their attention to the changes in last Sunday’s Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
Women’s Retreat: Kh. Marilyn will lead the retreat. All women 18 and older are invited. Even if you are unable to attend the full session, come for as many hours as you can. Directions to Alice’s home on West Third will be posted by email or on allsaintsbloomington.org.
Tuesday, February 11: Women’s Bible Study at 7:00; home of Kh. Marilyn
Wednesday, February12: Vespers at 6:00; 0rthodoxy 101 at 7:00
Thursday, February 13: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship 10-12:30
Saturday, February 15: Women’s Retreat, at Alice Piercefield’s home, 10:30-3:00.
Saturday, February 15: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, February 16: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 –Parish Council meets.
Saturday, March 1: St. George Indy is presenting a retreat for 3rd grade through 12th.
Sunday, March 23: Meatfare Sunday Fundraiser meal by the Myrrh Bearers.
Happy Birthday: Deb Dye (12th); Jan Gudaitis (13th)
Blessed Name Day: Marcia Baldwin (13th – St. Priscilla)
Memory Eternal: Infant Innocent Faith (Dec.); Archpriest James King (January 7th); Evelyn; Robert (Lydia’s uncle-January 14th); Dorothy (catechumen Aaron’s grandmother); Dolly Seek(Feb.1st)
Prayer List: Vicki Gans; Alex (Albert) Alexander; Deacon Lawrence; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, Mother Pelagia and her nuns and orphans, Danica D’Onofrio; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Dee; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Alex; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Alexander and Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Victor; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
(The Prokeimenon is for the leave-taking of the Presentation)
Prokeimenon: “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”
Verse: “For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden!” St. Luke 1:46-48
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy. (3:10-15)
MY CHILD TIMOTHY, you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, persecutions, sufferings, what things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra. What persecutions I endured! And out of them all, the Lord delivered me. Indeed all who would live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But people who are wicked and deceivers will proceed from worse to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and how from infancy you have known the sacred temple writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (18:10-14)
The Lord spoke this parable: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”