WELCOME TO ALL SAINTS
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Great-martyr Arethas (al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia
Martyr Sebastiana of Heraclea; Righteous Elesbaan, King of Ethiopia
Thought for Today: “Some people read books in order to find God. Yet there is a great book, the very appearance of created things. Look above you; look below you! Note it; read it! God whom you wish to find, never wrote that book with ink. Instead, He set before your eyes the things that He made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that? Why, heaven and earth cry out to you, ‘God made me’.” – St. Augustine of Hippo
Congratulations to Tyson (Michael) Schulz and Pauline Kacznski
who are united in Holy Matrimony on Saturday, here at All Saints!
October is youth month in the Orthodox church. The teens will read the Epistle each Sunday between now and the beginning of the Nativity fast.
Parish Council meets today following Divine Liturgy.
Wednesday, October 27: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Followed by “Ask Abouna” and Orthodoxy 101. This week Dr. John Craton will teach on the Paranormal.
Saturday, October 30:The Adult Bible Study, continuing the study of the Book of Jonah,
meets at the Webbs from 9:00 to 10:30 am.
Saturday, October 30: Great Vespers at 5:00; Teen SOYO follows.
Sunday, October 31: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
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.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
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.
The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:26-39)
At that time, Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. And as He stepped out on land, there met Him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech Thee, do not torment me.” For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. [For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.] Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. And they begged Jesus not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged Jesus to let them enter these. So He gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked Jesus to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so He got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with Jesus; but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare all that God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city all that Jesus had done for him.
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.
DIVINE LITURGY VARIABLES for CHOIR and PARISH
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.
Apolytikion of St. Arethas & Companions – Tone 1
Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints which they endured for Thee, O Lord, and do Thou heal all our pains, we pray, O Friend of man.
Bobcat Sighting at All Saints: A full-sized bobcat was seen walking from the lower parking lot into the woods. We appreciate the many types of wildlife on our wooded property (foxes, deer, wolves, hyenas, etc.) and recognize that bobcats are not typically aggressive with humans. That being said, we encourage you to exercise caution if you see the bobcat, or if you need to access the woods at/after dusk.
Anniversary Blessings: Luke & Rachel B (24th)
Birthday Celebrations: Ezekiel C (27th); Ava R (30th)
Name Day Blessings: Dee H (St. Tabitha – 25th); Marvin P (Great Martyr Demetrios– 26th)
Memory Eternal: Shehadeh); David, Archpriest Anastasy (priest in Chesterton, IN); Metropolitan Jonah of Kenya; Harvey
Prayer List: James F’s surgery postponed; Jack;Covid-19 resurgence; refugees and immigrants; our nation and nation’s leaders at all levels of government; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Nancy (Mary Ann’s sister); April; Don; Vicki; Mat. Raisa; Jake Immimk; Ingrid, Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Catherine with child; Anastasia with child; Kristina Romanyshak and child; Bonnie Thelen; Wadia; Jayci; Dee, Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Michael; Olga; Eileen; Soren; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Emma; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy