Sunday, July 01, 2018
Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs in Rome;
New-martyr Constantine in Cyprus; translation of relics of Venerable John of Rila
We extend a warm welcome to our visitors,
including an invitation to all services and events here at All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “From God comes grace, but from us comes labor. Therefore, let no one even think that the Holy Apostles relied solely on the God-given grace, or that it was easy for them, or that they performed their great work in the world without effort…so it was that the Apostles did not rely on grace alone, but also put forth nearly superhuman effort to show themselves worthy of God’s grace.” – St. Nikolai Velimirovich
Annual Fourth of July Celebration at All Saints: Beginning at 7:00 on Tuesday evening, July 3rd, we will celebrate America’s independence with a barbecue at All Saints. Fireworks will begin at 9:45. The church will provide meat, and all are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish. Thomas Pryzbyla will oversee setup and clean up.
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.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba; however, your donations are appreciated at all times.
Thomas Przybyla is available to mow lawns, paint, or do any other number of needed jobs around your home this summer. Please call him at (812) 929-1766 with any requests.
New Directive from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH regarding announcements/speaking in the church: Only clergy may speak or make announcements from the solea. If any organization or person needs an announcement to be made, he or she must give it to the pastor before the liturgy (we don’t want people walking in and out of the altar during the liturgy) and the pastor will make it on behalf of the person or organization.
Quarter Jar in Social Hall: We have a jar for your donation of quarters to aid Leanne when she does laundry. For those who use a laundromat, you know how having the change available will simplify the process.
Blessed are they that mourn… All of us continue to grieve in the wake of the unexpected passing of Nicholas Alexander. Please pray for Nicholas and the entire Alexander family, and watch your email inbox for the date and time of the upcoming funeral service.
Tuesday, July 3rd – Fourth of July Celebration, beginning at 7:00 with Fireworks near 9:45
Wednesday, July 4: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, July 5: Bible Study at Becky’s home; 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, July 7: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 8: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
…Leanne takes possession of her apartment in Evergreen Village this week. Moving day is July 3rd. Still needed: Small rug for entry (non-slip), Lift-style recliner, Table lamp, Mattress Pad, Clothes Hamper, Wall Clock, Serving Platter, Kitchen Trash and Recycling cans, Surge strips, Tweezers, Presto 16″ Electric Frying Pan, Toilet Brush, Broom & Dustpan.. See Rhonda.
…July 3rd – Fourth of July Celebration, beginning at 7:00 with Fireworks at 9:45
…Mad Hatters Tea Party – July 14 – Ladies, choose your hat to wear to the tea party at church. If you don’t have a hat, come anyway! Everything is being provided: food, fun, inspiration, extra hats.
…Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village – July 16-20
Anniversary Blessings: Aaron & Johanna H (6th)
Birthday Celebrations: Shirley R (1st); Olivia G (1st); April B (3rd); Matthew C (4th); Elise A (6th)
Name Day Remembrance: Subdn. Jon (Jeff) (St. John of Rila – July 1st)
Memory Eternal: Betty (9th); Pat (20th); Nicholas (26th)
Prayer List: Alexander family; Eileen; Charles; Lucia & Cora (Romania); Leeanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Marvin & Alice; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; safety in public places; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous.”
Verse: “I beheld the Lord ever before me, for He is at my right hand, that I might not be shaken.” (Psalm 15:3,8)
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (12:27-13:8)
Brethren, you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the Church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:28-9:1)
At that time, when Jesus came to the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs met Him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. And behold, they cried out, “What have we to do to Thee, O Son of God? Art Thou come here to torment us before the time?” Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them. And the demons begged Him, “If Thou castest us out, send us away into the herd of swine.” And He said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters. The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their neighborhood. And getting into a boat He crossed over and came to His own city.
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of Ss. Cosmas and Damian – Tone 8
O ye silver-hating, wonderworking saints, Cosmas and Damian, visit our sicknesses. Freely ye received, freely give unto us.