Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles
Virgin-martyr Markella of Chios

It is our joy to welcome visitors to worship with us at all services.

Nourishment of the Soul: “The surest rule and standard for a well-disciplined life is this: one must be indifferent to either pleasure or pain of flesh, but one must not be immoderate in either direction, so that the body will become neither disordered by obesity nor so sickly that it cannot carry out commands.” – St. Basil the Great

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with I-Z; however, your donations are appreciated at all times. (No one is scheduled July 29th)

Remember to give all announcements to Father Peter Jon before each Divine Liturgy.

“Old Mother Hubbard went to the Cupboard”: Yes, ours is almost bare as well! If you can, we would appreciate soup (especially chicken and vegetable), tuna, chicken, pasta, marinara sauce, paper products, and what you think would satisfy. We DO NOT NEED peanut butter, yams, green beans, or corn. Thank you for your steadfast love for those struggling with hunger.

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.

Myrrh Bearers meet today at noon!


Wednesday, July 25: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, July 26: Bible Study at Becky’s home – 3:00-5:00
Friday, July 27: Akathist to the Protection at 6:00
Saturday, July 28: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, July 29: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


…The Dormition Fast begins on August 1st with the Paraklesis on Friday, August 4th & 11th.

…Sunday, August 5th: Blessing of the Children as they return to school in early August


Anniversary Blessings: On the 23rd, the Gillquist family celebrates 12 years with us!

Birthday Celebrations: Mallory F (23rd);Thomas M (26th)

Name Day Remembrance: Mary Magdalene – 22nd: Mariam Gillquist; Dnessa Miriam Stant; Kh. Kristina (Great Martyr Christina – 24th); St. Anna – 25th: Kaylie Finchum; Cora Bidulescu; Ariana Vicion; Patricia Finchum; Lilly Blair.

Memory Eternal: Nicholas (June 29th); Bill (July 12th)

With deepest sympathy, we express our prayers to Mary Ann and her family at the unexpected passing of son Bill.
Memory Eternal.

Prayer List: Charles; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; 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: “The Lord will give strength to His people.”
Verse: “Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of God, ascribe to the Lord honor and glory.” (Psalm 28:11,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (1:10-17)

Brethren, I appeal to you, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissension among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest anyone should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:14-22)

At that time, when Jesus went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to Him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to Heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of St. Mary Magdalene – Tone 1
When Christ God had been born for our sakes from the Virgin, * thou faithfully didst follow Him, keeping His statutes * and heeding His sacred laws, O august Mary Magdalene. * Hence, as we today observe thy holy remembrance, * we receive the loosing of our sins and transgressions * through thy holy prayers for us.