Sunday, November 17, 2019

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

 Gregory the wonderworker, bishop of Neo-Caesarea; Gennadios and Maximos, patriarchs of Constantinople; Nikon the wonderworker, disciple of Sergios of Radonezh; Hilda, abbess of Whitby

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “For He Who is mighty has done great things for us, and Holy is His Name.” St. Luke 1:49

Parish Council members will be installed today: Cathy Alexander, Elizabeth Arthur,  Marcia Baldwin, Steve Blair, James Finchum, Barb Grinder, Johanna Hsu, Heidi Nuest, Dan Rigsby, Nina Rogers, Lina Tabbal, Lucia Toadere, Rhonda Webb. The Parish Support statement is printed on the insert.  A brief council meeting  follows.

Men’s Group: Fr. Seraphim urges all men to fill in the survey by Sunday, November 24th. These are found in the narthex and can be returned to the same box.


Monday, November 18: Compline and Fellowship at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, November 20:  Evening Liturgy –  The Presentation (Entrance) of the Theotokos with the public Proskomedia service of preparation beginning at 6:00.

Thursday, November 21:  St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship meets at the Haney’s home at 10:00

Thursday, November 21: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Saturday, November 23:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, November 24: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (6:11-18)

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.  It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.  For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the Law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh.  But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.  For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.  Peace and mercy be upon all, who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.  Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren.  Amen.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (12:16-21)

The Lord spoke this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’  And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’  But God said to him, ‘Fool!  This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’  So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”  As He said this, Jesus called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”


  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day with pitch-in meal at 2:00. The sign-up sheet is on the  hall bulletin board.
  • November 29: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos
  • December 7: St. Nicholas Night of fellowship and celebration is scheduled.
  • Dee’s Christmas Party has been rescheduled for January 4th at Rhonda’s home.

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.

Pledge of Support for the Parish Council

We, the Parishioners of All Saints Orthodox Christian Church as members of this one body in Christ, do now commit ourselves to the support of you, our leaders, chosen by the Holy Spirit in our annual assembly to guide us in the coming year.

We pledge our love in Christ to each of you, to support you with our prayers and our ready response when called upon, as we, led by you, work for the greater Glory of God.

We pledge to commit ourselves anew to the task of becoming One Body in Christ, with One Lord, One Spirit, One God and Father, Who is above all, through all and in all of us. Amen.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5

Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion for St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea – Tone 8

By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders, thou didst acquire thine achievements as a surname; wherefore, intercede with Christ our God, O Father Gregory, to enlighten our souls, lest we sleep in sin unto death.

Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4

The sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, * the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, * the Savior’s most pure temple, free of stain and undefiled, * into the House of the Lord * on this day is brought forward * and bringeth with herself the grace * of the Most Divine Spirit; * her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, * for she is truly the heavenly tabernacle.


Coffee Hour: Parishioners whose last names begin with H-P will serve and clean today.  All who join the family fellowship appreciate these donations.

Warm Mittens, Gloves, Hats and Scarves: Catherine Alexander is continuing this ministry started by her husband Alex to help children in area schools with the greatest need. Please bring your donations to the church and look for the colorful box/bag.

The Pantry welcomes all donations.  Basically EVERYTHING is needed, but this list may help: applesauce, paper goods; snack packs; soup; ravioli, canned meat, and toothpaste.  Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Don;  Angie; Haley ; Khouria Anastasia

Birthday Blessings: Paul B (19th); Genevieve C (20th); Logan S (20th); Lisa A (21st)

Name Day Blessings: Mary Ann G (21st – Entrance of the Theotokos) and all named Mary who celebrate this feast day of our Lady

Prayer List: Judith;  George; Dee; Mary Ann; Michael & Olga;  Eileen; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios Zaharako;Leanne; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. Patrick; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college;  those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake 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.