Saturday, March 12th at Midnight, Daylight Savings Time starts. Spring Forward!
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare)
Translation of the relics of Nikephoros, patriarch of Constantinople; Bishops Poplias and Marios
We warmly welcome you to All Saints as the Great Lenten Journey begins Monday.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Find out how much God has given you, and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” — St. Augustine
O101: Fr. Peter Jon’s topic for Orthodoxy 101 on Wednesday, March 16th will be “Practical Orthodoxy in Great Lent.” Notice that O101 starts later than usual after the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.
Today’s Fundraiser Meal: Last Sunday, you donated $835 to fund Hungry Children at Home and Abroad. As we enjoy today’s Pizza Meal and continue to donate, let us be concerned that in 2013, in America alone, 1.58 million children lived in food-insecure households (FeedAmerica.org); and globally 66 million primary school children attend classes hungry (worldhunger.org).
Forgiveness Vespers is tonight at 5:00. Starting our Lenten Journey with a clean heart toward others will be a blessing to all who attend.
News from Lucas Christensen: “By the Grace of God and the laying on of hands by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, the servant of God Lucas Christensen will be ordained to the Holy Diaconate, Sunday March 27 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.” (See the Flyer on the bulletin board.)
All Saints Library Return Reminder. Some books have been checked out for 5 months. If you are still reading them, take your time. However, if you are finished, we invite you to return them as someone else might like to read them.
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.
Presanctified Liturgies each Wednesday are followed by a light meal. Please sign up with Marcia or on the hall bulletin board to host one with a pot of soup and bread or a main dish such as spaghetti. Nina Rogers and Stephanie and Dan Dillard will provide the first one on March 16. Dessert is optional.
March is Women’s Month.
Epistle Reader – Linda Barrett; Ushers -Abby, April, Marcia
Fasting from Meat, Meat Products, and Dairy continues throughout Great Lent.
The Great Lenten Journey begins Monday with services each evening at 6:00.
Monday, March 14: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (Part 1) at 6:00
Tuesday, March 15: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (Part 2) at 6:00.
Wednesday, March 16: Presanctified Liturgy at 6:00–Orthodoxy 101 follows around 7:30
Thursday, March 17: Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (Part 4) at 6:00
Friday, March 18: Akathist to the Mother of God at 6:00
Saturday, March 19: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, March 20: Sunday of Orthodoxy — Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council
Sunday, March 20: Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at 5:00 at St. George in Fishers
…March 24: Annunciation Evening Liturgy
…March 27: Western Easter — Lenten Vespers at Greenwood Mission at 5 pm.
…March 31: New Women’s Bible Study led by Kh. Marilyn at Becky Hrisomalos’s home, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
…April 30 (May 1): Holy Pascha
Birthday Greetings: Amber S (13th); Adam S (16th); Kh. Kristina (18th); Marah P (19th)
Name Day Blessing: Patricia F (13th); David P (17th – St. Patrick)
Memory Eternal: Jake (3rd); Virginia (12th); Kh. Jedonne Rhudy (21st)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.” Archpriest Athanasius; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Amal; Iva.; John G; Anastasiya Dudar’s family in Australia; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Dee; Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania, Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Dee H; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Those with child: Rachel B, Jessica with twins, Anastasia Hope, and Anastasiya D; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “O chant unto our God, chant ye.”
Verse: “Clap your hands, all ye nations!” Psalm 46: 6,1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. (13:11-14:4)
Brethren, now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk becomingly, as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in chambering and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
But as for the one who is weak in faith, receive him, but not for disputes over opinions. For one believes he may eat anything; but the weak person eats herbs. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat, judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to be the judge over the servant of a stranger? To his own master he either stands or falls; but he will be made to stand; for God is able to make him stand.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:14-21)
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
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 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.