Sunday, January 13, 2019

Crafting Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, January 12th, has been postponed due to the Winter Weather Warning in our area.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday after the Theophany of Christ

Martyrs Hermylos and Stratonikos of Belgrade; Martyrs Pachomios and Papyrinos of Greece;

Venerable Maximos Kafsokalyvitis of Athos; Venerable Eleazar of Anzersk Island; Hilarion, bishop of Poitiers

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment of the Soul: “All the conflicts in the world have their origin in unabated anger. One is angry and wounds the other, who then responds with greater violence and strength. Once this chain is begun, it cannot be stopped except through the appeal of prayer–genuine prayer.” – Elder George Calciu of Romania

Holy Water is always available from the receptacle in the font of the church beneath the large Theophany icon (near the north door of the altar). Bring your own bottle, or, bottles will be available upon request.

House Blessings:  Father Peter Jon continues with house blessings. If you have not been contacted by him already, he will soon be contacting all whose names are on the worksheet in the hall.  Please check in the hallway to make sure your name is present.


Tuesday, January15: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home – 7:00

Wednesday, January16: Evening Liturgy at 6:00 – St. Peter’s Chains

Thursday, January 17: Mitchell Fellowship at the Haney’s home – 10:00 – Noon

Thursday, January 17: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00 if Becky has returned from traveling.

Saturday, January 19:  Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, January 20:  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council meets.

Prayer List: Lexi Orfanos-Pangere; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura; Laura Sue; Nancy Jones; Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija with child; 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 borderMetropolitan 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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.

     Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter  to the Ephesians. (4:7-13)

Brethren, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  Therefore, it is said, “When He ascended on high He led a host of captives, and He gave gifts to men.”  (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that He had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?  He who descended is He who also ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)  And His gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Matthew. (4:12-17)

At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulon and Naphtali, so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “The land of Zebulon and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”


Second Antiphon’s Refrain:  Save us, O Son of God, Who wast baptized by John in the Jordan; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8

From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of the  Theophany of  Christ – Tone 1

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, worship of the Trinity wast made manifest; for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the likeness of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee.

Kontakion of the Theophany of  Christ – Tone 4

On this day Thou hast appeared * unto the whole world, * and Thy light, O Sovereign Lord, * is signed on us who sing Thy praise * and chant with knowledge: Thou hast now come, * Thou hast appeared, O Thou Light unapproachable.


…Anniversary Blessings: Ben & Heidi S(13th)

…Happy Birthday: Rachel B (14th); Aiden G (14th)

…Blessed Name Day:Amanda A (St. Agnes – 14th); April B (St. Macrina – 14th); Nina G and Nina R (St. Nina – 14th); Anthony G (St. Anthony the Great – 17th)

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning C-G. You may notice on the calendar some changes to the donation list. We Myrrh Bearers are trying to readjust the donation weeks to reflect the current membership. This is just a trial, so we will see how it works! Direct any questions, please, to Rhonda of the Myrrh Bearers.

Contribution Tax Documents for 2018  will be available on Sunday but will be mailed to those not present. See Marcia on Sunday.

Food Pantry: This has been an outstanding year for the pantry with 1,194 pounds being recorded. Current donations of applesauce (individual portions), peanuts, paper goods, pancake syrup and mixes would be helpful.

Children’s hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves: This ministry will continue through the cold months of winter.


…O101 Topics in Coming Weeks: A Beautiful Hymn, The Journey Continues. The series is nearing its end. Thank you Steve and April for your leadership.

…Monthly Crafting Workshop will meet again in February.  Emily Wood is the coordinator.

…Antiochian Village Summer Camp: Please tell Marcia how many from your family will be attending. Soon we will know if there is scholarship available to share with you.

… Guests in January: Father Chris Moore will update us on Sunday the 27th regarding his family’s work in Mongolia and South Korea.