Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite; Venerable Makarios of Alexandria;
Arsenios, Bishop of Kerkyra; Venerable Mark Eugenikos, Metropolitan of Ephesus, Pillar of Orthodoxy
You are always welcome here at All Saints.
Parish Council meets today.
House Blessings are in full swing.
Fr. Peter Jon will be contacting you by phone or email soon.
Nourishment for the Soul: “Christians, have we understood the great responsibility that we have taken on before God through baptism? Have we come to know that we must conduct ourselves as children of God, that we must align our will with the will of God, that we must remain free from sin, that we must love God with all our hearts and always patiently await union with Him? We must struggle for this. We have God as a helper, who strengthens us in the difficult path of virtue.”
St. Nectarius of Aegina
Men’s Ministry Fellowship: The monthly meetings will begin on Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm in the fellowship hall of the church. The group will meet the same day and time each month during the year. The focus of the time together will be Bible study concerning men in the Bible, sharing of saints, and prayer for personal needs. Any men in the church and Community are welcome to attend. Father Seraphim will be facilitating the time together. Feel free to contact him should you have any questions.
Monday, January 20: Compline and Fellowship at the Haneys’ at 7:00
Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21 – Photo Sessions for the New Directory
Wednesday, January 22: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, January 23: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, January 25: Great Vespers at 5:00; SOYO 6:00 – 8:00
Sunday, January 26: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians. (3:4-11)
Brethren, when Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (17:12-19)
At that time, as Jesus entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When He saw them He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving Him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional 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 St. Makarios of Egypt- Tone 1
Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Makarios, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength. Glory to Him that hath crowned thee. Glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.
Kontakion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone 1
Thou, O Christ God, Who by Thy Birth, didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb, and, as is meet, didst bless Simeon’s arms, and didst also come to save us; preserve Thy fold in wars, and confirm them whom Thou didst love, for Thou alone art the Lover of mankind.
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.
- Monthly Men’s Fellowship meetings with Fr. Seraphim begin on February 11th at the church – 7pm
- Pre-Lenten Retreat February 21-22 with Fr. John Oliver, noted author and speaker . Clear your weekend calendar now and plan to participate.
PHOTO SESSIONS FOR OUR NEW DIRECTORY BEGIN TOMORROW! If you have not yet scheduled a time, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! We can probably squeeze you in! Don’t forget to bring a donation for the food pantry, and receive a $5 coupon. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment as you will need to go over your contact information for our records. Feel free to bring items to personalize your photo – sports equipment, musical instruments, etc. Sorry, no pets. See Rhonda Webb if you have questions. The schedule of photo sessions is posted on the wall in the hallway if you need to double-check your time. Howard Webb will be taking photographs after Divine Liturgy of those who cannot attend a photo session. We are looking forward to staying connected with our new, complete Photo Directory!
- Mary Ann is at Meadowood for rehab. Her address is on the hall bulletin board.
- Meal Train for the Hsu Family: Contact Rhonda if you want to send a meal.
- Coffee Hour: Parishioners whose last names begin with H-P will serve and clean today.
- Warm Mittens, Gloves, Hats and Scarves: Two more cold months lie ahead!
- The Pantry Needs: Canned soups, peanut butter, rice, dry beans, cereals (not Cheerios, we have plenty); pancake and muffin mixes, juice boxes, paper products, hygiene products.
- 1498 pounds were donated in 2019! This is one of the highest numbers we have documented. BTW, bring a can or two when you have your picture taken for the directory on Monday and Tuesday.
Birthday Greetings: Cody A (20th)
Name Day Blessings: Cody A (Euthymius the Great – 20th); Max W (Maximos the Confessor – 21st); Laura C (Xenia of Petersburg– 24th); Rita V (Xenia of Petersburg– 24th)
Memory Eternal: Lois (Nancy’s aunt); Fr. Patrick Kinder (14th); Jill Patterson (David’s mother);
Prayer List: Doris Finchum; Mary Ann; Vicki; Johanna and infant Jonathan; Mat. Raisa; Kaylie and infant Oliver; Rebekah with child; Amanda with child; Isaac in Air Force; Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith; George; Dee; Dusty; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga; Eileen; Leanne; 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; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation in Australia, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in Puerto Rico; those suffering in the Middle East.