Sunday, January 27, 2019
Recovery of the relics of John Chrysostom;
Marciana the empress; New-martyr Demetrios of Constantinople; Venerable Peter of Egypt
Welcome to All Saints!
Today: We are welcoming Fr. Chris and Matushka Jennifer Moore who will update us during coffee hour regarding their work in Mongolia and South Korea.
Nourishment of the Soul: “It is better to err by excess of mercy than by excess of severity…Do you will to become a Saint? Be severe to yourself but kind to others.” -St. John Chrysostom
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.
Wednesday, January 30: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, January 31: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, February 1: Evening Liturgy at 6:00 – The Great Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. “Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace…”
Saturday, February 2: Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 and SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, January 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meeting
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 border; Metropolitan 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 Hebrews. (7:26-8:2)
Brethren, it was fitting that we should have such a High Priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; He did this once for all when He offered up Himself. Indeed, the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son Who has been made perfect forever. Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a High Priest, one Who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent which is set up not by man but by the Lord.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to 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.”
DIVINE LITURGY VARIABLES FOR CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolitikion of St. John Chrysostom – Tone 8
Grace shining forth from thy mouth like fire hath enlightened the universe, and disclosed to the world treasures of uncovetousness, and shown us the heights of humility. But as thou dost instruct us by thy words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.
Kontakion of the Presentation of Christ – Tone 4
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.
Myrrh Bearers will not meet today, but will meet next Sunday, February 3rd.
Anniversary of Ordination: Fr. Peter Jon (Feb. 2nd)
Happy Birthday: Ashley P (27th); Michael S (30th); Dee H (Feb. 2nd)
Blessed Name Day: Ephraim A (28th); Reed H (St. Ephraim – 28th);Felicity A (1st); Shannon R (St. Bridgid – Feb. 1st ); Rhonda W (St. Perpetua – Feb. 1st)
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning R-Z.
Donations continue for children’s hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves and for the pantry.
Monthly Crafting Workshop will meet again February 9th. Emily Wood is the coordinator.
Summer Camp: Please tell Marcia how many from your family will be attending. Soon we will know how to divide scholarship funds to share with campers. So far we have 3 enrolled.