Sunday, June 18, 2023

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Martyrs Leontios, Hypatios and Theodoulos at Tripoli in Phoenicia

Thought for Today: “The feeling of self-importance is deeply hidden, but it controls the whole of our life. Its first demand is that everything should be as we wish it, and as soon as this is not, so we complain to God and are annoyed with the people.” –St. Theophan the Recluse-


June 12-29

Father’s Day blessing to all 

Fathers, Godfathers, Father-figures in our lives

who love our Lord Jesus Christ and have inspire us by their example.


Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O giver of life. Glory to Thy Resurrection O Christ,

Kontakion –Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the Mediatrix, who is unrejected by the Creator. Turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who dost.


The Epistle

 Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us. Rejoice in the lord, O you righteous.

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (2:10-16)

Brethren, Glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on that day when according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

The Gospel

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (4:18-23)

At that time, as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.  And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.  And going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them.  Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.  And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people.

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.


Parish Life Conference: June 28 – July 2.

Monday, July 3: Mark your calendar for our annual Vespers & Fr. Peter E. memorial followed by BBQ and stellar fireworks!


Monday, June 19: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00 am.

Tuesday, June 20: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00am.

Wednesday, June 21: 6th Hour Prayers, at 12:00 noon; Daily Vespers, at 6:00pm; followed by Ask Abouna.

Thursday, June 22:  Divine Liturgy, at 9:00 am.

Friday, June 23: 6th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon; Great Vespers, at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, June 24: Divine Liturgy, at 9:00am; Great Vespers, at 5:00 pm; Jr SOYO at 3:30pm; SOYO, at 6:30pm.

Sunday, June 25: Matins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am; Parish council will meet following Divine Liturgy.


Thank you: The Myrrh Bearers thank you for your generous support in making our fundraiser successful.

Birthday Celebrations: John Allen (18th); Heather Van Cleave (18th); Emma Delph (19th); Christian Gillquist (19th); Becky Hrismolas (20th); Alice Van Cleave (20th); Seavor Roach (21st); James Finchum (22nd); David Beebe (22nd); Max Williams (23rd); Matthew Robertson (24th).

Anniversary Celebration: John and Debra Craton (18th); Jeff and Irene Weber (18th);

Hal and Sandy Sabbagh (18th); Mark and Shirley Richardson (24th).

Memory Eternal: Joe; Norma; Steven; Don; LeRoy; Timothy.

Prayer List: Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Arianna; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; jack; Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Mother Nektaria; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Anna and child; Macrina with child; Emilia with child; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child.  

Coffee Hour Host: Nina Rogers with Parishioners H-R.

Next week Host: Rhonda Webb with Parishioners S-Z.

Giving Opportunities:

The Benevolence Fund: Donations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.

Our In-House Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items are always welcome, thank you for your continued support. The Food Pantry is available to parish member as well as families in the community.

Missing Books: If you have any of the “Orthodox Faith” catechism books by Fr Thomas Hopko at home and are finished reading them, please return them so that our newest inquirers can make use of them. Thank you!

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints