Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra; Martyr Romanos of Antioch;
Martyrs Zacchaeus the deacon and Alphaeos the reader of Caesarea in Palestine

Welcome to All Saints.
We are thankful you have chosen to worship God with us today.
We invite you to join us for coffee hour following the service, so we can get to know you.

Nourishment of the Soul: “You do not know when the Lord will come and visit you; be impartial to all, kind to all, sincere and hospitable.” – St. John of Kronstadt

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors for today are those with last names beginning Be-F.

Food Pantry: The shelves are well-filled…thanks: Gift cards to Walmart or Aldi are needed by one family. Please Leave them with Marcia

Help fill the Gift Bag! Bring children’s hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to donate to local needy school children in the Bloomington area. Bags are in the narthax and the hallway. This ministry will continue through February. Cathy Alexander is carrying on our beloved Alex’s tradition and memory with this effort. Thanks!

…Decorating for Christmas is always scheduled for the weekend following Thanksgiving.
…O101 Topics in Coming Weeks: December 1st “When We Say God, Part 2 and “God with Us”.
Dec. 8th “Our Ultimate Purpose” and “Salvation as Participation”
…Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00 on November 30th
…St. Nicholas Night is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, following Great Vespers.
…December 15th: Dee Haney and April Blair are planning their annual Women’s Christmas open house. Arrive at 11:00 and enjoy fun, food, and games with these well-seasoned hostesses!
…Monthly Crafting Workshop: Everyone is welcome to bring their projects and ideas to share in the Fellowship Hall. Emily Wood is the coordinator. Next meeting is January 12th at 3:30

Check out this review of “Heaven and Earth ” in the Oregon Arts Watch. This is the St. John of Damascus Project which started here at All Saints:

Have you signed up to attend the Thanksgiving Feast? Find the list in the hallway. IU students, if you are not leaving Bloomington for the week, please attend with a friend or two.

The Nativity Fast continues until Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, November 20: Presentation of the Theotokos Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00
Wednesday, November 21: Akathist of Thanksgiving at 6:00
Thursday, November22: Thanksgiving Pitch-in Feast at 2:00
Saturday, November 24: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00 and “Annual, Decorating the Church for Christmas”…Parishioners of all ages are needed and welcome!
Sunday, November 25: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.

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

Name Day Remembrances: Mary Ann Griggs and all others with the Theotokos as their name day (Presentation of the Theotokos -21st)

Memory Eternal: Veronica Bogan (19th); Archpriest Stephen Rhudy

Prayer List: Ben Swakopf; Nancy Jones; Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Impey and Tudorica families; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija with child (doing well on bed rest); Kristina (Weber) 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; Ty & Hannah (with child); Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis, with flood damage or hurricane 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.

Pledge of Support for the Parish Council, recited together near the end of the Liturgy today.

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.
Parish Council members meet after Divine Liturgy to elect officers and welcome new members.

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.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.”
Verse: “God is known in Judah; His Name is great in Israel.” Psalm 75:11, 1

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. (4:1-7)

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, Who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according 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.”

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 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.