Sunday, June 17, 2018
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Martyrs Isauros and those with him of Athens; Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia;
Venerable Joseph and Pior, disciples of Anthony the Great; Martyr Nectan of Hartland
We extend a warm welcome to our visitors.
Nourishment of the Soul: “More than a well-lighted window, a man must seek after the company of holy men; so that he can see his heart, as if reading a clearly written book, and thus perceive the idleness in his way of life by contrast with their lives. For many are the traits of virtuous men, which bear witness to the purity of their souls, such as: the subtle look that the godly way of life imprints on a face; the style of dress; the simplicity of character; humility in conversation; the absence of an inquisitive tone in their words; the prudence of their expressions; the piety of their manner. All of these things greatly benefit those who attend to them, and engrave on their souls the immutable archetypes of virtue.” – St. Palladios the Anchorite
Food Pantry: About 150 pounds of supplies were added last week! But, take a peak and see if something has been overlooked. Thanks to you, families are being fed.
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.
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.
St. John’s Summer Camp in Mitchell, Indiana 2018: Registration closes June 30th.
firstname.lastname@example.org – www.saintjohnscamp.org/events/sc2018.
Parish Life Conference meets in Sylvania, Ohio – June 20-24
The Apostle’s Fast continues until June 29th. Fish and Wine are allowed mostly on weekends.
If you have questions, check www.antiochian.org or copies in the rack in the hallway.
Tuesday, June 19: Bible Study at Khouria Marilyn’s home at 7:00
Wednesday, June 20: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, June 21:Bible Study at Becky’s home begins at 4:00 (instead of 3:00). The Study this week is “The Annunciation”.
Saturday, June 23: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, June 24: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council Meeting and Myrrh Bearers Meeting: each begins around noon.
… St. John Fellowship at the Haney’s home will NOT meet in June, July or August, but will resume in September.
…Evening Liturgy for Ss. Peter & Paul – June 28 at 6:00
…Mad Hatters Tea Party – July 14 – Ladies, choose your hat for an elegant (or simply funny) tea party at the church.
…Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village – July 16-20
Birthday Celebrations: Annie C (17th); Christian G (19th); Becky H (20th); Theodore C (20th); Seavor R (21st); James F (22nd); Max W (23rd)
Anniversary Blessings: John & Debbie C (18th); Jeff & Irene W (18th); Hal & Sandy S (18th)
Memory Eternal: Betty (Marcia’s cousin – 9th)
Prayer List: Lucia & Cora (Romania); Leeanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Baby 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
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”
Verse: “The Lord has chastened me sorely.” (Psalm 117:14,18)
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. (5:1-10)
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.
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
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.