Sunday, July 14, 2019
Wedding at 3:00–Catered
Enhanced social hour is after Divine Liturgy as usual.
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council
Apostle Aquila of the Seventy; Joseph the Confessor, archbishop of Thessalonica; Peter, bishop of Crete; Venerable Onesimos of Magnesia and Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “When you want to resolve a complex problem, seek God’s will in the matter, and you will find a constructive solution.” – St. Mark the Ascetic
Today All Saints will welcome many guests who will be here to witness the wedding of Caleb Lewis & Tabitha Burchett. The ceremony is set for 3:00. The couple has requested NO GIFTS since they are traveling to California by car with limited space. However, we might suggest gift cards or cash for their trip and as they establish their household. The Parish is invited to this God-blessed event.
SOYO’s Summer Outreach: Our teens make an effort to bring gift bags with helpful items to the homeless on a quarterly basis. They have so appreciated the participation of the parish in the past, providing much-needed items for this important outreach. The following items are needed for the summer bags: folding toothbrushes; small toothpaste tubes; deodorant; water bottles; Kind Bars or other convenient & non-perishable snacks; chap stick; mini-sunscreen tubes; sunglasses. They anticipate needing 50 of most items, but 100 snack bars. If you would like to contribute, please email Fr. Peter Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org with the item and quantity you intend to provide. Following your email, donations may be left on the round table in Father’s office.
- Father Peter Jon and his family will attend the Antiochian Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan – July 21-28.
- Festival Meeting – August 4th
Wednesday, July 17: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, July 18: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, July 20: Reader Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, July 21: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter to St. Titus. (3:8-15)
Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned. When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful. All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (5:14-19)
The Lord said to His Disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father Who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
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.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.
Apolytikion for The Holy Fathers – Tone 8
Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to Thee.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning C-G. In addition others are volunteering to enhance the coffee hour for the wedding guests who attend today’s liturgy.
Food Pantry Needs: The shelves are slowly being filled. One needed item is marina sauce. Your donations are always welcome.
Anybody wanting fire/specialty smoking wood, please contact Thomas Przybyla at 812-929-1766.
Birthday Blessings: Cleo S (15th); James T (19th)
Name Day Celebrations: Marina S (St. Marina – 17th); Elise A (Elizabeth, the New Martyr – 18th);
St. Seraphim of Sarov -19th): Fr. Seraphim Moslener; Linda B; Neumann J; Leanne B; Alicia B (Prophet Elijah/ Elias – 20th)
Prayer List: Heather – Mercy meals can be frozen and placed in the freezer for a family of 5; Vicki; Emma; Patricia;Infant Alice is now doing well after her early birth; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; 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, and earthquake 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.