Sunday, October 28, 2018
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Martyrs Terence and Neonilla and their children; Venerable Bishop Stephen of Mar Sabbas
Monastery in Palestine; Athanasios I, patriarch of Constantinople; Venerable Job of Pochaev
Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.
Nourishment of the Soul: “It is easier to measure the entire sea with a tiny cup than to grasp the ineffable greatness of God with the human mind.” – St. Basil the Great
Myrrh Bearers meet today after Divine Liturgy.
Annual Parish Bonfire will follow Great Vespers on Saturday, November 3rd. Come enjoy warm fellowship, cook a hot dog on a stick, and sink your teeth into hot s’mores.
Food Pantry: The need continues: peanut butter, soup, canned meat, pancake syrup, and paper goods. Regular sized containers and packages serve needs best.
A Pilgrimage to Holy Dormition Monastery – Meatfare weekend, March 1-3, 2019. We have the unique opportunity to occupy the Guest House (24 beds) that weekend, and attend services Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning. There will be time to relax in the Guest House, shop in the Gift Shop, take walks on the grounds, and enjoy the delicious meals between the services. There is no charge, but plan to make a donation to the monastery. We will take the All Saints van (seats 12) and beyond that, will help arrange car sharing. Visit the monastery website at https://www.dormitionmonastery.org/ . Questions? See Rhonda or Howard Webb. Sign up deadline is Nov. 15th. Sign up on the Bulletin board or email Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Psalm 103 project from the St. John of Damascus Society is progressing beautifully! To learn more about this spiritual, scientific and artistic endeavor, see Hal Sabbagh or visit https://goo.gl/mv8ASv
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. Approach to the cup starts at the front; choir goes first.
Trunk or Treat at All Saints: On Wednesday, October 31st, following Daily Vespers, kids are invited to Trunk-or-Treat in the All Saints parking lot. Adults who wish to participate will bring candy or goodies to be distributed to kids visiting cars from 6:45-7:30pm. Kids may wear costumes and are encouraged to bring friends. It’s like trick-or-treating, only the kids knock on your trunk instead of your front door! Historical Significance: A thousand years ago, on the eve of All Saints (November 1st on the Roman calendar), Christian monks in Rome would prepare hot vats of stew on street corners and distribute the food to the poor and needy who came to them. Modern day trick-or-treating is a childlike descendant of this age-old Christian practice of love.
Special Olympics: Thank you to all who gave generously to the Special Olympics collection last Sunday. The SOYO teens collected $250 which has been sent to the archdiocese. More bookmarks are in the hallway.
…The Annual Business meeting will be held on Sunday, November 11th following the Divine Liturgy. New parish council members will be elected, annual reports will be distributed and Father Peter Jon and others will be available to answer questions about parish plans and projects. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. A Pitch-in will follow.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with I-Z.
Our teens will read the Epistle and serve as ushers during Youth Month.
Tuesday, October 30: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, October 31: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, November 1: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, November 3: Great Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO and O101 at 6:00 & Bonfire Gala
Sunday, November 4: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 Daylight Savings ends!
…O101 Topics in Coming Weeks: Nov. 3rd “Mindset Matters” ; Nov. 10th “A Healing Purpose”
…The Annual Business meeting: November 11th
Birthday Blessings: Ava R (30th); Zachary W (30th); Jon B (31st); Michael M (3rd)
Memory Eternal: Wilma Jean; Sister Christina; Today’s Third-year memorial is for Olga’s mother Ioana.
Prayer List: Bruce (Barb Grinder’s brother); Joanna Zaharako (pain relief); Impey and Tudorica families; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (healthy, tiny preemie arrived); Kristina (Weber) with child; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Vivian; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Stephen; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Ty & Hannah (with child); Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer D; Pastor Pat; those suffering in the drug crisis, with flood damage or hurricane damage in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Thou, O Lord, shalt preserve us and keep us from this generation.”
Verse: “Save me, O Lord, for the godly man hath disappeared.”
Psalm 11: 7, 1
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (6:11-18)
Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the Law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all, who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according 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.
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5
Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.