Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Venerable Euthymios the Great; New-martyr Zachariah of Morea

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment of the Soul: “A sure sign of the deadening of the soul is the avoidance of church services.”

St. John Climacus

House Blessings:
  Father Peter Jon continues with house blessings for another 3-4 weeks. If you have not been contacted by Fr. Peter Jon already, please feel free to call or email him to setup a time that works with your family schedule.

Evening Retreat Tuesday, February 26: Fr. Seraphim Aldea, founder  of All Celtic Saints Monastery in Scotland, will be our guest. This is a rare opportunity to learn about Orthodoxy in Scotland as Fr. Seraphim will be in the states only  a few days. Make plans now to attend.

Parish Council meets today after Divine Liturgy.


Wednesday, January23: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, January 24: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00 – 5:00

Friday, January 25: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00

Saturday, January 26:  Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, January 27:  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 followed by Father Chris Moore  updating us during coffee hour regarding his family’s work in Mongolia and South Korea.

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 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 Second Letter  to the Corinthians. (4:6-15)

Brethren, it is the God Who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. While we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that He Who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

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.”


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion of St. Euthymios – Tone 4

Be glad, O barren one that hast not given birth; be of good cheer, thou that hast not travailed; for a man of desires hath multiplied thy children of the Spirit, having planted in them piety and reared them in continence to the perfection of the virtues. By his prayers, O Christ God, make our lives peaceful.

Kontakion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone14

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.


…Happy Birthday: Cody A (20th); Lydia F (23rd); David P (26th)

…Blessed Name Day: Cody A (St. Euthymios the Great – 20th); Max W (St. Maximos the Confessor – 21st); Laura C (St. Xenia of Petersburg – 24th)

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning H-P.

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 were taken this week to schools in our area. Thank you for  continuing to donate during these cold months of winter.


…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.

Temple Project: $325,407 – end of year report