Sunday, March 03, 2019
Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare)
Martyrs Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basilikos of Amasea; Hieromartyr Theodoretos of Antioch
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “Do you know that, as there are evildoers, there is a countless multitude of good and pure people, a great army of the Saints of God? They are worth the world, that among the hundreds of thousands of evil men, might shine the tens of millions of sons of God, sons of grace. Because of this the Lord endures. He endures that the sheaves of the Garden of Christ might be numbered.” – St. Luke of Simferopol
Evening Retreat: Last Tuesday, Father Seraphim gave an inspirational message of encouragement in the walk a Christian makes in the community and as an individual. If you were unable to attend, ask someone who did, or email Fr. Peter Jon for a link to hear the recorded message.
Pantry needs: Last week we began to receive many items. Thanks be to all. However the following will be appreciated: peanut butter, peanuts, canned chicken and beef, canned fruit, simple and fancy soup, applesauce cups, frozen ground beef and chicken, marinara sauce, salsa, and your ideas.
The Myrrh Bearers will be hosting a Deluxe Breakfast Fundraiser next Sunday 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.
Holy Dormition Monastery Pilgrims: A group of parishioners are in Rives Junction this weekend. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel.
Wednesday, March 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, March 7: OCF at Rhonda and Howard’s home at 6:00 (There is no Bible Study at Becky’s home.)
Saturday, March 9: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO at 6:00 – Daylight Savings Time starts tonight!
Sunday, March 10: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00; Cheese Fare Sunday – Fundraiser Meal
Sunday, March 10: Forgiveness Great Vespers at 5:00
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter the Corinthians. (8:8-9:2)
(For Sunday of the Last Judgment)
Brethren, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care, lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you—a man of knowledge—at table in an idol’s temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother’s falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke. (15:11-32)
(For Sunday of the Last Judgment)
The Lord said, “When the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. Before Him will be gathered all the nations, and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and He will place the sheep at His right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the King will say to those at His right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry and feed Thee, or thirsty and give Thee drink? And when did we see Thee a stranger and welcome Thee, or naked and clothe Thee? And when did we see Thee sick or in prison and visit Thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Then He will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to Thee?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to Me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.
Kontakion for the Sunday of Last Judgment – Tone 1
When Thou comest, O God, to earth with glory, and all creatures tremble before Thee, and the river of fire floweth before the Altar, and the books are opened and sins revealed, deliver me then from that unquenchable fire, and make me worthy to stand at Thy right hand, O righteous Judge.
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.
Prayer List: 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; Hannah with child; 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 border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Memory Eternal: Justin (2-22)
March 11: Great Lent begins with the Canon of St. Andrew (M,T,TH), Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesday followed by Orthodoxy 101, and Akathist on Friday.
March 17: Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at 5:00 will be at Holy Trinity in Carmel.
Happy Birthday: Deacon Lawrence (3rd); Cathy M (4th); Polina M (5th); Alice P (6th)
Blessed Name Day: Nolan A (St. Gregory Palamas -4th)
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with last names beginning A-B.
Thanks to those who are staying to help clean up after the coffee hour!