Sunday, November 30, 2014
Holy Apostle Andrew, the First-Called
Frumentios, Archbishop and Enlightener of Ethiopia; Alexander, Bishop of Methymna
Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.
Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”
Nourishment of the Soul: “But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” The Apostle Paul, writing to the Thessalonians (II) 3:13-16
Vicki Gans’ Homemade Toffee. Contact her at 812-679-8197 to place orders for Christmas.
Boxes for Knitted Caps and Mittens/Gloves will be available throughout the winter to collect your donations for local school children.
Sunday School for those in Grades One through 12 meets after Divine Liturgy.
Communion: 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.
Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK
- December 3: Following Daily Vespers, Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green will speak on “Journey to Orthodoxy”. A meal will be provided.
- December 4: Kh. Mathewes-Green, sponsored by OCF, will speak at the IUMU, Oak Room. Her topic is “The Word became Flesh.” The event begins at 8:00 p.m.
- December 5-7:The Enthronement of Bishop Joseph takes place in Brooklyn, NY at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Axios! Axios! Axios!
- December 6: Our Annual St. Nicholas Night party includes a visit by St. Nicholas, surprises for the children and adults, with light refreshments being served.
The Nativity Fast continues until Christmas.
Wednesday, December 3: Great Vespers at 6:00 St. John of Damascus & Great Martyr Barbara; Meal and talk by our guest speaker
Thursday, December 4: OCF presents Frederica Mathewes-Green at 8 pm IUMU–Oak Room
Saturday, December 6: Great Vespers at 5:00 – St. Nicholas Night 6:00-7:30
Sunday, December 7: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet.
December 13: Dee Haney’s Open House for all women from 11:00-2:00 in Mitchell, Indiana
December 13: Hannah Gala at Clear Creek Christian Church 6:00
December 21: Caroling in the neighborhood is a new event this year. Caroling begins at 3:00
Blessed Name Day: Abraham Leininger (4th-St. John of Damascus); Nicholas Alexander (6th)
Happy Birthday: Gregory Gillquist (2nd); Micah Finchum (5th); Virginia (Geni) Gritton (5th);
Michael Ewing (6th)
Memory Eternal: James (8th); Jane (12th); Wilma (16th); Nicholas (21st)
Prayer List: Metojije; Shelley; Denise; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky Hrisomalos; Those with child: Kh. Kristina, Mary, Kathleen; Kh. Marilyn; Galina; John; Noah; Emily D; John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Kim; Barb; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Patricia; Bob R; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests Roman, George & Stephen; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “His sound has gone forth into all the earth.”
Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God!” Psalm 18:4,1
Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. (4:9-16)
Brethren, God has revealed us, the apostles, last of all, as those appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are glorified, but we are dishonored. Even to this present hour we both hunger and thirst, we are naked, and are buffeted, and are restless; and we labor, working with our own hands. While reviled, we bless; while persecuted, we endure; while blasphemed, we exhort; we have become the filth of the world and the off-scouring of all things, even until now.
I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children; for though you have a myriad of tutors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for I begat you in Christ Jesus through the Gospel. I beseech you, therefore, be imitators of me.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (1:35-51)
At that time, John was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” and they said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), where art Thou staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, “So you are Simon, the son of Jonah? You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter). The next day, Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathaniel, and said to him, “We have found Him of Whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathaniel said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said to him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” Nathaniel said to Him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathaniel answered Him, “Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God! Thou art the King of Israel!” Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou dist 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.
Apolytikion of St. Andrew, the First-Called – Tone 4
Since thou art, O Andrew, the first-called of the apostles and brother of the leader, intercede with the Master of all, that He may grant peace to the world and Great Mercy to our souls.
Kontakion of the Preparation of Christ’s Nativity – Tone 3
The Virgin cometh today, to the cave to give birth ,ineffably to bring forth the Word eternal, Therefore, rejoice, O earth, at the message; with the angels and shepherds give glory to Him who shall appear by his own will as a young child; He Who is from eternity, God.