Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Paul the Confessor, archbishop of Constantinople
Venerable Luke of Sicily; Paul of Corinth, the fool-for-Christ
Time to turn our clocks back with daylight savings time ending in the wee hours of Sunday, November 6th. Before going to sleep Saturday night, be sure to set your clocks back one hour. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep.
Man of God Viewing: All are invited to join Teen SOYO on Saturday, November 5 (following Great Vespers) to watch the film, Man of God, about the life of Saint Nectarios. Young children may not find the film engaging, as it is intended for adult & young adult audiences. Saint Nectarios feast day is Wednesday, November 9th.
Thought for Today: “The merciful person is he who gives to others what he himself received from God, whether it be money, or food, or strength, a helpful word, a prayer, or anything else he has through which he can express his compassion for those in need.” – St. Peter of Damascus
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4
Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Apolytikion of St. Paul the Confessor – Tone 3
Thy confession of the one divine Faith * showed thee to the Church to be a new Paul * and a zealot among priests, O holy one. * The righteous blood both of Abel and Zachary * with thee doth cry out together unto the Lord. * Righteous Father, intercede with Christ God in our behalf * that His Great Mercy may be granted unto us.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
O Lord, how magnified are Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. (2:16-20)
Brethren, you know that a man is not justified by works of the Law but through faith in Jesus Christ. Even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the Law died to the Law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:41-56)
At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed round Him. And a woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes surround Thee and press upon Thee! And Thou sayest, ‘Who touched Me?’” But Jesus said, “Someone touched Me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from Me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed. And Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” While Jesus was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.” And when Jesus came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him, except Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but Jesus said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the hand Jesus called, saying, “Child, arise.” And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and Jesus directed that something should be given her to eat. And her parents were amazed; but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.
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: Today, Sunday after Divine Liturgy. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend.
Time to update Family information: If you are not receiving the All Saints weekly bulletin or monthly newsletter it’s probably because we don’t have your current email address. Please take a moment and fill out a ‘Visitor Card’ with all the information requested there, and give it to Nina Rogers or Rhonda Webb so we can stay in touch with you. It is also a good time to list your Patron Saint, Birthday and Anniversary for 2023 calendar.
Wednesday, November 9: Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm; Orthodoxy 101, follows-
Saturday, November 12: Digging into Romans: Our Saturday morning Bible Study has begun to dig into St. Paul’s letter to the Romans – this is the perfect time to join us as we go deeper into this important epistle, verse by verse. Howard Webb is leading this study which meets Saturdays 9:00-10:30 at the Webbs home at 3960 E Fenbrook Lane, 47401. Feel free to come whenever you can for lively discussion and fellowship. Be sure to bring your Bible!
Saturday, November 12: Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; jr. SOYO at 3:30 pm; Teen SOYO at 6:00pm; Bonfire hosted by OCF and SOYO at 7:30pm.
Sunday, November 13: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Nativity Fast: begins Tuesday, November 15.
Birthday Celebrations: Ariana Vician (9th); Katie Alexander (10th); Heather Sherrod (11th); Kh.Paraskeva (11th).
Names Day Celebration: Michael Shahadey, Adam Shahadey, Christian Gillquist, Mikaela Hsu Archangel Michael (8th); Ross Caton Archangel Uriel (8th).
Please Read: Each Sunday this fall I will be including a brief teaching on etiquette in Church. These are not meant to be “laws,” but rather instructions on a good and proper way to orient ourselves toward Christ in His holy Church. Perhaps the most important thing to be emphasized here is that we are to look at where I, myself, may fall short and need improvement, and not focus on my neighbor (Matt. 7:3-5). Thank you for reading.
Love, Fr. Peter Jon
Church Etiquette: Posture and Lipstick: It is our tradition to stand during worship as much as you are able, with hands at your side or folded at the waist in front of you. But sit when you need to. It isn’t proper to put your hands in your pockets or fold your arms at your chest or behind your back. We must remember that we are in the throne room of the Almighty God, and that our physical posture both reflects and affects our spiritual posture. Also, ladies, please remove lipstick before venerating icons, the Gospel, kissing the holy Chalice, or any other holy object.
Memory Eternal: Igor, Terra, Shirley, Marcelle (George Tabbal and Ghada Labban’s mother) and Chris.
Prayer List: Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna; Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr.Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley; Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Ried’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends), Megan with child; Brigida with child; Paulina with child; Mother Nectaria, Anne; Allen; Linda, Marilyn; Mary Barger.
Coffee Hour Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B
Next week Host: Wendy Carter’s Team with Parishioners C-G
Food Pantry: Our shelves are low on canned vegetables (except green beans and corn), pasta, marinara sauce, soup, cereal, peanut butter. Please consider add an item or two to you grocery shopping for the pantry. Please leave items bagged and on the floor in front of the shelves in the secretary’s office.
Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S mail. Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saints.