Second Sunday of Pentecost
David the Righteous of Thessalonica, John, Bishop of the Goths,
Thought for Today: Don’t criticize or judge other people. Regard everyone else as an angel, justify their mistakes and weaknesses, and condemn only yourself as the worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life. + Blessed Seraphim Rose of Platina
The Myrrh Bearers wish to extend their gratitude; the Fundraiser was very profitable and they are very grateful for your support in donations, and assistance in making the day a success.
Today, June 26: Parish Council meets after the Divine Liturgy.
Tuesday, June 28: Great Vespers for the Feast at 6:00.
Wednesday June 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00pm; Ask Abouna to follow.
Friday, July 1: Memorial Service for Archpriest Peter at 7:00 pm; followed by Great Vespers for St. John of San Francisco with Artoklosia, then Food & Annual Fireworks beginning around 9:30pm
Saturday, July 2: Adult Bible Study at Linda & Randy Storm’s. 603 N Park Ridge Rd. Bloomington, 47408; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 217-828-0753 (Randy) 217-737-1525 (Linda). All are welcome!
Saturday, July 2: Great Vespers at 5:00; Jr. SOYO at 4:00 and Teen SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, July 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00; Myrrh Bearers’ meeting follows service.
The Epistle and Gospel Readings
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. (2:10-16)
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
Brethren, glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek; for there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law; and as many as have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law (for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God but the doers of the Law are justified. For when the nations who do not have the Law do by nature the things contained in the Law, these then, in spite of not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, and their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them) in the day when God judges the secrets of persons, according to my gospel, through Jesus Christ.
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.
VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
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, glory to Thy kingdom, glory to Thy providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.
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.
Coffee Hour Reminders: First Sunday A-B; Second Sunday C-G; Third Sunday H-R; Fourth Sunday S-Z; Fifth Sunday All Pitch-in.
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.
Anniversary Remembrances: Fr. Peter Jon & Kh. Kristina (30th)
Birthday Celebrations: Glen C (30th)
Names Day Celebrations: Fr. Peter Jon, Robert Rogers, Paul Blair, Petroulla, Paul Barber, Andrew Paul (29th)
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.