Sunday, November 19, 2017
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
The Holy Prophet Obadiah; Martyr Barlaam of Antioch; Martyr Azi the wonderworker of Isauria in Asia Minor and 150 soldiers with him; Martyr Agapios of Caesarea in Palestine; Martyr Heliodoros of Magidum in Pamphylia;
Venerable Abbot Barlaam of the Kiev Caves
Visitors are honored guests at All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “If you begin to guard wealth, it will not be yours. But if you begin to distribute it, you will not lose it.” – St. Basil the Great
Installation of Parish Council members is today. A sheet on the insert page in your bulletin will be used as the parish accepts the new council. There are also copies in the narthex. Council members new to the council are Valerie Abshire, Catherine Alexander, James Finchum and Lina Tabbal. Returning to the council are Dan Rigsby, Barb Grinder, Shirley Richardson, Jan Gudaitis, Don Haney, Darryl Jones, Galina McLaws, Lucia Toadere, and Jeff Weber.
Food Pantry: What an offering to the pantry came in last week! But lest we forget, please continue to contribute as you are able so that no one who needs food suffers from hunger.
Thanksgiving Feast: Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board to help Charles, our coordinator, know who is coming and what is being donated. You, your friends, and family members are welcome.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with Be-F; however you may contribute whenever you find it convenient.
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.
As we have now entered the Holy Nativity Fast, we rightly have thoughts of sharing with others. We will be adding to our offering something initiated by Alex Alexander of blessed memory: warm hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for needy school children. Also we will continue to place gift cards on the Giving Tree as St. Nicholas Night grows near. Let us spread joy to others and therefore increase our joy in giving!
This week, Fr Peter Jon and family will travel to the East Coast to be with family for the Thanksgiving holiday and for the baptism of their nephew, Samuel.
Nativity Fast continues until Christmas.
Wednesday, November 22: Akathist of Thanksgiving at 6:00
Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Feast at All Saints at 2:00
Friday, November 24: Akathist to the Protection at 6:00
Saturday, November 25: Reader Vespers at 5:00; Orthodoxy 101 is cancelled.
Sunday, November 26: There will be no Matins service. The Eucharistic Typica service will begin at 10:00.
& Myrrh Bearers will meet.
December 2: All women of the church are invited to the home of Dee Haney in Mitchell, Indiana for the annual get-together. Lunch is served along with gaiety and inspiration. Perhaps some ladies will meet at the church around 10 am to carpool. Volunteers?
December 2: St. Nicholas night begins with Great Vespers and is followed by a pitch-in, teaching, and fun for the children and the young at heart. Bring your gift cards for the Giving Tree and your school children ‘warmies’.
Birthday Blessings: Paul B (19th); Genevieve C (20th); Lisa A (21st)
Name Day Remembrance: Mary Ann G (The Theotokos at the Entrance into the Temple – 21st)
Memory Eternal: Fr. George Rados (October 15th); Michael Thelen (October 15th); Chester Przybyla (November 14th)
Prayer List: Maria; Vivian; Walter; Becky; Greg; Wilber; Emilija; Adrian (Olga’s brother); Bosa; Cathy;”For the suffering Christians of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine and victims of recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and attacks; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip; Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don; Kh. Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy; Sabrina; Christy; Pete; Phil & Barb; Tammy K
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord will give strength to His people.”
Verse: “Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of God, ascribe to the Lord honor and glory.” Psalm 28:11,1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. (2:14-22)
Brethren, Christ is our peace, Who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the Cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And He came and preached peace to you, who were far off, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in Whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in Whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
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.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
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 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.
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.