Thirty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Xenophon, his wife, Mary, and their two sons, Arkadios and John, of Constantinople;
Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodore the Studite
Visitors, we invite you to return for all services and to meet our Bishop next weekend.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God, without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” – St. Paul in Philippians 2:14, 15
Happy News from Laura Willms: Laura wants all of you to learn of her recent engagement to Gabe Monforte. They are planning an October wedding, but have not chosen the location.
Orthodoxy 101 for 2014 continues on Wednesday evening around 7:00. Fr. Peter Jon will be teaching as we prepare for the weekend: “Bishops: Who They Are and How We Interact with Them.”
Note of Thanks: Fr. Peter Jon and Kh. Kristina are so grateful for those who helped them move from their Stoneycrest home this week. They expect to move to their new home near the church when it is ready within a couple of weeks.
All Saints Phone Directories for 2014: Pick one up in the narthex.
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.
Alex Alexander has been moved from progressive care to a ‘normal’ room and is increasing in his physical therapy treatments. He is progressing well. Thanks be to our merciful God!
Vicki Gans’ surgery is set for Monday. Let us join in prayer during this difficult and lengthy surgery.
February 1-2: His Grace Bishop ANTHONY will make his first arch-pastoral visit to All Saints for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple. The schedule for Saturday and Sunday will be e-mailed when finalized.
Ordination by the Bishop next Sunday: James Achan of the Evansville Mission will be elevated to the deaconate. Fr. Daniel Hackney and members of the mission will be attending.
Pledge Forms are available as you plan your contributions to All Saints for this year, 2014. Filling in these forms give us a target for planning budgets. The pledge form lets you look at your own personal budget and determine if a tithe (10% of you net income) or another figure is possible for you to give to the church. We see, in the New Testament, scriptures encouraging Christians to plan ahead to support the work of the churches. (2 Cor. 9:7; 1 Cor. 16:2)
House Blessing Schedule is on a table in the hall. Sign up today before Great Lent begins!
Today there is an important Myrrh Bearer meeting. Plans are being made for our bishop’s visit, a pre-Lenten retreat; and other special events with the beginning of the Triodion on February 9th.
Choir Practice Today: Linda requests that choir members stay after the Myrrh Bearer’s meeting to practice music for the Presentation during the Bishop’s visit along with changes in music for the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
Wednesday, January 29: Vespers at 6:00; 0rthodoxy 101 at 7:00
Saturday, February 1: Schedule for the morning and afternoon will be e-mailed later.
Saturday, February 1: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, February 2: Matins at 8:50; Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Fellowship meal with His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY.
Happy Birthday: David Patterson (26th); Michael Shahadey (30th)
Memory Eternal: Infant Innocent Faith (Dec.); Archpriest James King (January 7th); Evelyn; Robert (Lydia’s uncle-January 14th)
Prayer List: Vicki Gans (surgery on January 27th); Alex (Albert) Alexander; 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; Dolly Seek; 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.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord will give strength unto His people.”
Verse: “Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God; bring unto the Lord, glory and honor!” Psalm 28:11:1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Epistle to St. Timothy. (4:9-15)
MY CHILD TIMOTHY, faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have our hope set on the living God, Who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to those who believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity. Till I come, give heed to reading, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the priests. Meditate on these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your progress may be manifest to all.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (19:1-10)
At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought to see Who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Jesus, for He was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”