Sunday, November 26, 2017
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Venerable Alypios the Stylite of Adrianople; Nikon the preacher of repentance;
Venerable Stylianos of Paphlagonia; New-martyr George of Chios; repose of Innocent, first bishop of Irkutsk.
Visitors are honored guests at All Saints.
Deacon Lawrence will be serving the Eucharistic Typica at 10:00.
There will be no Matins service preceding today’s service.
Father Peter Jon and his family are enjoying a brief time with family in the East but will return early this week. No Confessions will be heard until Father’s return.
Nourishment of the Soul: “Cultivate patience. Patience adorns the soul with diamonds which are not of the earth but belong to the Jerusalem that is Above. Patience increases obedience to the Divine words that have been written, are being written, and will be written.” – St. Raphael of Lesbos
Parish Council Officers for 2017-2018: Daniel Rigsby (chair); Barb Grinder (vice-chair); Shirley Richardson (secretary); and James Finchum (treasurer). We encourage you to take your questions to the officers and to other council member since they are there to serve us all.
Food Pantry: Thanks to all who have so generously filled the shelves.
The Holy Nativity Fast brings with it thoughts of sharing with others: Bring warm hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for needy school children and put them in the box in the social hall. Also place gift cards on the Giving Tree, starting at St. Nicholas Night on Saturday and continuing until Christmas. There is joy in giving.
Social Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with G-H; 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.
Myrrh Bearers meet today during social hour.
Nativity Fast continues until Christmas.
Wednesday, November 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Saturday, 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. Come to the church around 10 am to carpool with Kh. Marilyn and Nina or to go as a caravan.
Saturday, December 2: St Nicholas Great Vespers at 5:00; Celebration continues with a pitch-in meal and other activities. Plan ahead to bring your children early; but adults will join the evening too!
Sunday, December 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Bring your gift cards for the Giving Tree and your school children ‘warmies’.
The Christmas Schedule will be posted later.
Birthday Blessings: Fr. Lucas Christensen (27th); Dan Mullis (30th); Gregory Gillquist (2nd)
Name Day Remembrance:
St. Katherine-25th: Cathy Alexander; Katie Alexander; Rachel Barber; Mallory Finchum; Catherine Gillquist; Karen Hrisomalos; Sharon Kolasinski; Kelly Sanderson; Lina Tabbal
St. Andrew– 30th: Andrew Labban and Don Haney
Memory Eternal: Joseph Alexander (John’s father October 28th); 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: “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 Epistle 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 to St. Luke. (18:18-27)
At that time, a man came testing Jesus and asking, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not bear false witness. Honor your father and mother.’” And the man said, “All these I have observed from my youth.” And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the man heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus, seeing him sad, said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
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 Preparation of Christ’s Nativity – Tone 3
Today the Virgin cometh to the cave where she will give birth in an ineffable manner to the Word Who is before all the ages. Rejoice, therefore, O universe, when thou hearest it heralded: Glorify Him, with the angels and the shepherds, Who chose to be seen as a new-born babe, the God Who is before all the ages. (word order may vary)