Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 and Festival Updates

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October is Youth Month

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens; Hieromartyr Peter of Capitolia in Syria; Martyrs Domnina and her daughters of Syria; Gurios, First Archbishop of Kazan and Barsanouphios, Bishop of Tver; and Martyrs Stephen (Stiljanovich) and Elizabeth of Serbia

Visitors, we warmly welcome you to all services and social events at All Saints.

Nourishment of the Soul“Though a man may be found in a weak state, that does not at all mean that he has been abandoned by God. On the cross, the Lord Jesus Christ was in trouble, as the world sees things. But when the sinful world considered Him to be completely destroyed, in fact He was victorious over death and Hades. The Lord did not promise us positions as victors as a reward for righteousness, but told us, ‘In the world you will have tribulation — but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.’” (Jn. 16:33). — St. John of San Francisco

Jennifer Tatlock departed this life unexpectedly on Tuesday following complications with back surgery.  Fr. Peter Jon will serve her funeral at noon on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, followed by burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.  She has been a member of All Saints since 2007.  May her soul dwell where the just repose!

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.

Special Collection: Please support Fr. Daniel Byantoro’s project of building a monastery/seminary to prepare Indonesians to continue the work of bringing Christianity to the largest Islamic nation.

Orthodoxy 101 continues on Wednesday, October 7th  after Daily Vespers with Dr. John Craton presenting “Comparative Religions.” 


  • Advertising flyers and postcards are available for pickup. Father Peter Jon suggests you send them to friends or post them on bulletin boards where you shop, work, or live. Radio Spots will announce and invite the community. Yard Signs can be found in the main hall.
  • Friday, Set-up Activities inside and outside from 9:30 until it is finished. Willing Workers Needed; choose your time to show up and we’ll find something that needs your help.
  • Saturday, the Annual Festival. The festival starts at 11:00, but there will be the final busy set-up starting around 8:30. Come help. And, clean-up starts around 5:30 or 6:00 as the festival winds down for another year. Come help!


How can you help?

Volunteer Opportunities are listed.

Stephanie may contact you, but you may contact her or the leaders of the areas.

Silent Auction Baskets need to be completed and dropped off at the church on

or before October 9th.

Vicki Gans is the leader.

 Indoor Bake Shop items need to be here by noon or before on October 9th.

Nina Rogers is the leader.

Bake brownies, blondies, cookies, breads, and other desserts.

Volunteer to receive payment at the cash drawer.

Wash up in the kitchen as pans are emptied.

Outdoor Greek Food Booth

Lisa and John Alexander are group leaders.

Take orders.

Be a runner for supplies.

Arabic Food Booth

Amal Hanania is the leader.

Be a runner to the kitchen.

Watch the ovens. Cut Arabic pita. Cook falafel in the booth as an order is placed.

Take and fill orders.

 Face Painting

 Olivia Morfas is the leader. Volunteer to give her a break.

Children’s Activities

Charles Coats is the leader.

Watch the inflatable slide. Help with safety for the children.

Assist Amber with balloon animals as needed.

Busing and Cleaning  Tables

Don Haney is the leader.

Wash and clean tables as people leave.

Keep recycling and trash bins neat.

Shrine Tours

Darryl and Nancy Jones are the leaders.

Greeters near the bell tower are needed to hand out festival brochures and menus.

Outdoor Cash Drawer workers at the end of the serving line.

Check the Restrooms periodically for cleanliness and replacement of supplies.


There is a Brief Festival Meeting after Liturgy.

Wednesday, October 7: Daily Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101

Thursday, October 8: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship 10:00-Noon

Friday, October 9: Set-up Activities from 9:30 until they are finished.

Saturday, October 10: Great Vespers at 5:00 – Annual Festival 11:00 to 6:00

Sunday, October 11Matins at 9:00;  Divine Liturgy at 10:00


  • October 13: Women’s Bible Study resumes at Kh. Marilyn’s home
  • October 16-18: Diocesan Fall Gathering at St. George in Fishers
  • October 18: Special Olympics Awareness Sunday with special collection
  • October 24: Don & Dee Haney invite the Church to an Open House celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary, planned from 1-5pm at the Carpenter Banquet Hall on Main Street in Mitchell. Please RSVP daughter April at 812-583-5539.
  • October 25: All Saints Annual Bonfire and Hayride in the Dark at 6pm

Happy Birthday: Vanden L (5th); Don H (6th); Mikaela H (7th); Ray L (10th)

Blessed Name Day: Charles Coats (Apostle Thomas – 6th)

Memory Eternal: Margaret Whitaker (August 24th); Marge; Archpriest Louis Mahshie (Sept. 1); Moses (Nashville Mission – 1st); Jennifer (Patterson)Tatlock (Sept.29th)

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.”

Prayer List: Alex John;  Jason; Dee; Alexis T. ;Tom; Brian Bunner;  Jake; Annie; Pastor Pat ; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Kh. Kristina; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes in Albania,  Jesse Brandow  in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Ioana; Patricia; Dee H.; John G; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests  George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Fr. Moses Berry; Geni; Frank & Becky; Those with child: Gabriella, Laura, Megan); Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R;  Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley:  Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; 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; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie; Cathi


Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings   

October is Youth Month when our youths read the Epistle and serve as ushers.                                

Prokeimenon: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”

Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!”  Psalm 32:22,1

Epistle: The Reading is from Saint Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)

             Brethren, the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly; and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Let each one do according to what he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound to you; that you, having always all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.  As it is written: “He has scattered abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”  Now He, who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, will supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the harvest of your righteousness.  You will be enriched in all things for every generosity, which works through us thanksgiving to God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (6:31-36)

            The Lord said: “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.  If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  For even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  for even sinners do the same.  And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you?  Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”        

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom,; Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2

O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners.  Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.