Memorial for Ioana, Olga’s mother, prior to Great Vespers, October 31st.
Daylight Time has ended! Set your clocks back one hour!
Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian of Asia
Theodota, the Unmercenaries’ mother; Venerable-martyr James and his disciples, James the Deacon and Dionysios of Prodromou Skete on Athos; Venerable David of Evia in Greece
Nourishment of the Soul: “Some people with a hot temper do not worry about it and ignore the remedies that would heal them. They forget, unfortunately, what is written: ‘Surely anger kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple,’ (Job 5:2)” – St. John Climacus
Today All Saints Parish is welcoming the following through Holy Baptism and Chrismation into the Body of Christ: the Carter family: Glen, Wendy, Sarah and Ben; also the infant Rafael, son of and Kathleen Clark and Claudio Perez. And, the angels rejoice with us!
Father Peter continues to post short videos daily at www.allsaintsbloomington.org to connect with, inspire and inform us. On the home page, find the current postings under “Videos from Father Peter.”
Fall Catechism Classes: Classes will be held in the church and will be live-streamed each Wednesday evening after daily vespers for those unable to attend in person. Orthodoxy 101 this Wednesday will be taught by Fr. Seraphim: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven”
SOYO Fundraiser for Fire Victims: Teen SOYO hosted a fundraiser last Sunday with the goal of raising $1,000 to support a local family whose house burned to the ground. Thanks to your generous contributions, they were able to rise more than $5,500! Glory to God!
The Pantry: We are beginning to see more people with food insecurity come to the pantry Everything is welcome, but especially soup, peanut butter, canned ravioli, and pasta/marinara sauce; but please, NO rice and spaghetti at this time (we’re oversupplied). Thank you for filling these needs.
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.
Wednesday, November 4: Live-Streamed Daily Vespers at 6:00 and Orthodoxy 101 follows.
Saturday, November 7: Live-Streamed Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00 – 8:00
Sunday, November 8: Live-Streamed Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – the Annual Business Meeting follows.
Election Day – November 3rd
Annual Business Meeting – November 8th
Nativity Fast – November 15th
Collection for Orthodox Seminaries
Thanksgiving – November 26th
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (12:27-13:8)
(For Ss. Cosmas and Damian of Asia)
In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous. I beheld the Lord ever before me.
Brethren, you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the Church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (16:19-31)
The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of SS. Cosmas and Damian of Asia – Tone 8
O ye silver-hating, wonderworking saints, Cosmas and Damian, visit our sicknesses. Freely ye received, freely give unto us.
PHD Recipient: A former parishioner has successfully defended his dissertation this week, and is now officially, “Dr. Caleb Lewis!” Axios!
Aunt Ruth’s Toffee for Christmas: Order now this popular candy, made here at All Saints! Contact our candy maker at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 25th (the day before Thanksgiving) to help her determine how much to prepare in the coming days.
Thank You Note: Miriam Stant sends her thank to the parish for supporting the card shower for her 95 year old father’s birthday surprise. His picture is on the hall bulletin board.
Coffee Hour Procedures: Safety directives are being followed. Rhonda, serving as chair of the Myrrh Bearers, is the point person. Please contact her to volunteer donations.
Birthday Celebrations: Michael M (3rd)
Memory Eternal: Zach; James; Metropolitan Theodosius
Prayer List: Fr. Seraphim Aldea; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; schools, school children, youth and personnel across the nation. The People of Beirut; Bonnie Thelen (awaiting kidney transplant); Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael; Olga, Eileen; Kitsa Wiersteiner; Steven Sajkich; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions; Fr. Marc; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; George; Catherine (not in this parish); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert; Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett; Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Marcia & Deacon; Nick; Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East
…The Monroe County Health Department requires masks to be worn by those worshipping outdoors when social distancing (6 feet apart) cannot be observed. All are still required to wear masks indoors unless a medical condition prevents them from safely doing so, or unless one is a designated chanter/server.
…If you wish to attend Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, please respond in the positive to the email from Fr. Peter that you will find in your inbox. Ex. Smith -2 (Family name – number)
… …Everyone is welcome to attend all non-Sunday services without signing up. Face masks and safety precautions are in place.
…Teen SOYO gather after Great Vespers each Saturday while respecting social distancing practices.
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S. mail. Thank you for continuing to support the church.