Sunday, March 10, 2019 Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare)

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare)

Martyr Kodratos of Corinth and his five companions; Anastasia the patrician of Alexandria; New-martyr Michael of Thessalonica

Welcome to All Saints!

Daylight Savings Time has started!

Lenten Nourishment:  “It was revealed to Saint Anthony the Great in his desert that there was one who was his equal in the city. He was a doctor by profession and whatever he had beyond his needs he gave to the poor, and every day he sang ‘holy, holy, holy’ with the angels.”   — Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Food Pantry: GREAT LENT IS UPON US. Please remember the third leg of the spiritual stool (acts of charity), and generously give to our food pantry to help feed those in need. The following will be appreciated: peanut butter, peanuts, canned chicken and beef, canned fruit,  applesauce cups, frozen ground beef and chicken, marinara sauce, salsa, and your ideas.  

Forgiveness Vespers TONIGHT:  An ancient tradition of the Holy Church is for the faithful to ask one another’s forgiveness as their first action of the Great Fast. This formally occurs at Forgiveness Vespers, which is held at 5pm this (Sunday) evening.  It is a good and holy thing for every man, woman and child to attend. Forgiveness transforms the soul.

Wednesdays during Great Lent: Please plan to attend Presanctified Liturgies on Wednesdays at 6pm during Great Lent. This service is a beautifully ancient form of Great Vespers with communion to strengthen us for the fast. An edifying teaching with soup supper will follow each week — a cherished time of fellowship for many in our community. Refrain from eating or drinking after lunchtime in preparation for Holy Communion.

The Myrrh Bearers will be hosting a Deluxe Breakfast Fundraiser during social hour with many of your favorites: Quiche, Deviled eggs, Fresh fruit salad, Cheesecake, Dessert Crepes,  Donuts, Creme puffs, Ice cream treats, and more!  Plan to donate generously to our support of the children who attend church camps and for various charitable and outreach activities. 

THIS WEEK

Great Lent  begins.

Monday, March 11: Canon of St. Andrew at 6:00

Tuesday, March 12: Canon of St. Andrew at 6:00

Wednesday, March 13: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00followed by a light meal and teaching

Thursday, March 14: Canon of St. Andrew at 6:00 (Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00)

Friday, March 15: Akathist Hymn at 6:00

Saturday, March 16: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, March 17:  Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday, March 17: Sunday of Orthodoxy Great Vespers at Holy Trinity in Carmel at 5:00

Prayer List: Hannah with newborn daughter (8 weeks premature); Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura Sue and Elmo; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) and newborn son;; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Memory Eternal: Justin – 22nd; Agnes -28th (The Webb’s godmother)

LOOKING AHEAD

During Great Lent

…Orthodoxy 101 follows each Wednesday’s Presanctified Liturgy.

…The Akathist to the Holy Theotokos will be chanted each Friday.

…Each Sunday Evening Lenten Vespers will be at a different church at 5:00.

[March 24th – Ss. Constantine & Elena; March 31st – St. John the Forerunner; April 7th

– St. George , Indy; April 14th – All Saints]

FAMILY NOTES

Prayer List: Hannah (Deacon & Marcia’s granddaughter) with newborn daughter (8 weeks premature); Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi; Theo; Heather; Doug Barrett;Amber Smith;Jeremy P; Charles; Vicki; Alice & Marvin Grayson; Laura Sue and Elmo; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Alexanders; Emilija and her newborn daughter; Kristina (Weber) and newborn son;; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Blessed Name Day: Daniel M (St. Simeon, the New Theologian – 12th)

Memory Eternal: Justin (22); Agnes (Feb 28th, godmother of the Webbs)

Happy Birthday: Johanna Hannan (11th); Amber Anna S (13th); Adam S (16th)

  Today‚Äôs Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter  to the Romans. (13:11-14:4)

                (For Sunday of Forgiveness)

                Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Master is able to make him stand.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:14-21)

 (For Sunday of Forgiveness)

The Lord said to His Disciples: If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father Who is in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

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.

Kontakion for the Forgiveness Sunday – Tone 6

O Thou Who guidest to wisdom, and givest understanding and intelligence, the Instructor of the ignorant, and Helper of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it understanding, O Master. Give me word, O Word of the Father; for behold, I shall not refrain my lips from crying to Thee, O merciful One, have mercy upon me who am fallen.

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.