Sunday, July 7, 2019

 Sunday, July 07, 2019

The Great-Martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia

Third Sunday of Matthew

Venerable Thomas of Mt. Maleon; Hieromartyr Evangelos, Bishop of Tomi (Constanta) in Romania:

 New-martyr Polycarp; Eudokia, Princess of Moscow

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “Without patience, even a temporary home is not built, let alone the eternal one…But we keep looking for the easy way. What is easy for the body is not useful for the soul, and what is useful for the soul is difficult for the body–so we should proceed through labor to the Kingdom of Heaven.” St. Joseph of Optina

Welcome Home, Wanda:  Today it is our joy to welcome Wanda B (Shirley R’s mother) into the communion of the Church through Holy Baptism and Chrismation.

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 with the item and quantity you intend to provide. Following your email, donations may be left on the round table in Father’s office. Thank you! 


Tuesday, July 9: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, July 10: Daily Vespers at 6:00

Thursday, July 11: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, July 13:  Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, July 14: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00Parish Council meets.


  • Sunday, July 14:  Caleb & Tabitha’s Wedding … Next Sunday, July 14th  at 3:00.The couple have 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.
  • Father Peter Jon and his family will attend the Antiochian Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan – July 21-28.
  • Festival Meeting – August 4th

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (3:23-4:5)

Brethren, before faith came, we were confined under the Law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed.  So that the Law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith.  But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.  For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.  I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father.  So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe.  But when the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son, to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

Gospel: The Reading is 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.”

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.

Apolytikion for St. Kyriaki – Tone 5

Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice, a holy off’ring, O valiant prizewinner Kyriaki when thou broughtest thy Creator thine own spotless soul; which Christ in turn hath glorified, for through thee, He poureth forth divine gifts and endless graces upon the faithful who praise thee, since He is the Friend of man.

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.


To all women: A High Tea and Style Show event at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church at 100 N State Rd 46 at 2:00 pm Wednesday July 10th.   Call Carolyn Collins at 812-339-3349 or email for your ticket if you would like to attend.    

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning A-B.

Food Pantry Needs: The shelves are becoming empty! Your donations are always welcome.

Birthday Blessings: Wyatt C (10th); Juliana B (12th)

Name Day Celebrations: Vicki G (St. Olga of Kiev – 11th); Olga I (St. Olga of Kiev – 11th); Gabriella C (Archangel Gabriel – 13th); Gabe S (Archangel Gabriel – 13th)

Memory Eternal: Bill Griggs, Mary Ann’s son, on his 1st year memorial.

Prayer List: Bonnie (agressive cancer and husband Jeff); Heather’s parents;Judy & Doris; Vicki; Emma; Patricia;Hannah, Ty, &  infant Alice; 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 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.