Sunday, June 03, 2018
First Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints Sunday
Martyrs Lucillian of Byzantium and the children Claudius, Hypatius, Paul, and Dionysius; Martyr Paula the Virgin of Nicomedia; Venerable Athanasios the wonderworker of Cilicia; Clotilde, queen of the Franks
We extend a warm welcome to our visitors.
Emily W. will be chrismated today during the Sunday Divine Liturgy.
Welcome home, Emmelia!
Nourishment of the Soul: “Follow the saints, because those who follow them will become saints.”
St. Clement of Alexandria
St. John’s Summer Camp 2018: Sunday, July 15th to Saturday, July 21st at Camp Rivervale in Mitchell, Indiana. Standard registration rate is $455 and closes June 30th. Summer camp is for kids going into 4th grade through college freshman in the fall. Jon Beecham – email@example.com
Register at www.saintjohnscamp.org/events/sc2018. The full text is at the end of this post.
Little Lambs Class will not meet during the summer. However, you may use the nursery if kids get wiggly.
Graduation Celebration: Please join us in celebrating Noah’s graduation from Bloomington High School North, this Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00-6:00 at 329 S. Woodfield Lane in Bloomington. All are welcome! The Shahadey family
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.
Anthony Peter Gillquist is growing well! Please continue to keep him, Khouria Kristina, and the entire Gillquist family in your prayers during the continued stay at the NICU.
All Saints Feast Day is Today during Social Hour! The grills will be in action, with the pleasant aroma of hamburgers and hot dogs filling the air outside. The church provides the meat, but your picnic dishes and special foods are needed too! Plan now for a time of relaxation and fellowship here at All Saints, inside and outside.
Monday, June 4: Ss. Peter and Paul Fast begins and continues until June 29th.
Wednesday, June 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, June 7: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, June 9: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, June 10: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
… Parish Life Conference in Sylvania, Ohio – June 20-24
…Evening Liturgy for Ss. Peter & Paul – June 28
…Clergy Symposium at Antiochian Village – July 16-20
Birthday Celebrations: Delaney Mc (6th); Cathy A (7th); Caden Mc (8th); Valerie A (9th)
Name Day Remembrance: Cleo S (St. Kalliope – 8th); Howard W (St. Columba – 9th)
Anniversary Milestone: Deacon Lawrence & Marcia B (6th)
Memory Eternal: Gladys; Betty; Archpriest John; Infant Aria
Prayer List: Lucia & Cora (Romania); Leeanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Baby Anthony Peter; 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 our Schools; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “God is wonderful among His saints.”
Verse: “Bless God in the congregations.” (Psalm 67:35,26)
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews. (11:33-12:2)
Brethren, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfection of our faith.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.
(10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30)
The Lord said to His disciples, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father Who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father Who is in heaven. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed Thee. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the New World, when the Son of Man shall sit on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundred fold, and inherit eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of All Saints
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.”
Kontakion of All Saints – Tone 8
As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things, * the world presenteth the God-bearing martyred Saints in off’ring unto Thee, O Lord. * Through their earnest entreaties, * keep Thy Church in deep peace and divine tranquility, * through the pure Theotokos, O Thou Who art greatly merciful.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of All Saints – Tone 8
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright. Alleluia.
St. John’s Summer Camp 2018: Sunday, July 15th to Saturday, July 21st at Camp Rivervale in Mitchell, IN. Summer camp is for kids going into 4th grade through college freshman in the fall. There will be fellowship, prayer, teachings, singing, games and great merriment; a week filled with wonder and one you won’t soon forget – don’t miss it for the world! REGISTER ASAP – SPACE IS LIMITED; REGISTRATION MAY BE CAPPED! Standard registration rate is $455 and closes June 30th. It is OKAY if you cannot pay the full registration fee up front as long as full payment is received two weeks before camp. If you need financial assistance, please speak to your parish priest. Scholarships may also be available through St. John’s Camp Program’s Scholarship Fund. And…don’t forget to INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! For more details and to register, please go to www.saintjohnscamp.org/events/sc2018.
Questions? Contact Jon Beecham – firstname.lastname@example.org