Sunday, July 3, 2022
Third Sunday of Pentecost
Martyr Hyacinth and his Companions of Caesarea; Anatolios, Patriarch of Constantinople; Venerable-Martyr Gerasimos the New of Carpenision; Venerable Nicodemus of Kozhe Lake
Thought for Today: “A person knows that nothing in life is unchangeable, and that all things pass. Thus he is not troubled or anxious about any of them, but leaves all things in the hands of God, for He has us in His care.” + St. Anthony the Great
Today, July 3: Myrrh Bearers meet briefly after Divine Liturgy.
Wednesday July 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm; Ask Abouna to follow.
217-828-0753 (Randy) 217-737-1525 (Linda). All are welcome!
Saturday, July 10: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr SOYO at 4:00 and Teen SOYO at 6:00
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.
Coffee Hour Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioner A-B
Next Week’s Coffee Hour Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.
Epistle and Gospel Readings
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (5:1-11)
The Lord is my strength and my song. The Lord has chastened me sorely
Brethren, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man—though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. Not only so, but July 03, 2022 Liturgy Variables 2 3rd Sun. of Pentecost we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:22-33)
The Lord said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not the soul more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of heaven: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon himself in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
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.
Apolytikion of All Saints -Tone 4
Throughout the world Thy church, O Christ our God, is adorned with the blood of Thy Martyrs, as with purple and fine linen; through them she cries unto Thee. Send down Thy pity upon Thy people. To Thy community give peace, and to our souls the Great Mercy.
. FAMILY NEWS
Anniversary Remembrances: Aaron & Johanna H (6th)
Birthday Celebrations: April B (3rd); Matthew C (4th); Elise A (6th)
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Sotirios; John, Helen (Wendy Elizabeth’s Aunt); Jim (Jennifer Rigsby’s father); Styliani (Petroulla’s mother in Cyprus); Cindi (Rhonda’s niece); Elmo (Deacon and Marcia’s Friend); Marla, David, Pam.
Prayer List: Rigsby/Young family; the suffering community of Uvalde, Texas; Displaced Ukrainian refugees, those who remain in their war-torn country, those with loved ones in Ukraine; Mat. Raisa (now at home, Bell Trace #309);Emma Griggs (Mary Ann’s granddaughter) and George (Mary Ann’s brother); Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child – loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (congestive heart failure) and Barbara (Mark’s caregiver); Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Terra (formerly Terra Pitzak with cancer); Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Hermione with child;Arianna Vician;Mary Ann; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy; Don and Dee; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Anastasia with child; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John.