Sunday, October 29, 2023

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

   Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman; Venerable Abraham and his niece

 Mary of Mesopotamia;New Hieromartyr Athanasios of Sparta 


The youth will be ushering and reading the Epistle today, the last Sunday of Youth Month.

Special Prayer Requests: Please keep MaryAnn Griggs, Matushka Raisa and Toni Ban in your fervent prayers. MaryAnn is in the hospital, Matushka is recovering from a fall in a nursing home and Toni is now in hospice care with advanced cancer.

Junior SOYO: There will be no Junior SOYO this Saturday (October 29) since the kids will be at the pumpkin farm Sunday afternoon (see note below). However, Teen SOYO will meet at their usual time.

Thought for Today““Rejoice at every opportunity of showing kindness to your neighbor as a true Christian who strives to store up as many good works as possible, especially the treasures of love.” – St. John of Kronstadt


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.

Ordinary Kontakion – Tone 2

O undisputed intercessor of Christians, the 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 dost ever intercede for those who honor thee.


The Epistle 

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 Gospel

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 anymore.”  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.

Wedding Bells!  All are invited to celebrate the crowning in marriage of our own Kelsey Mary Leppert and Justin Maschino this Saturday (Nov. 4) at 11am at All Saints. A reception will follow in the Saint George Pavilion. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to contribute cozy autumn comfort foods.


Today, SundaySOYO and Junior SOYO kids and their families are invited to our annual trip to Fowler’s Pumpkin Farm. Our caravan will depart from the church parking lot at 2:00 pm. 

Monday, October 30Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am; St. Barnabas if Indiana.

Tuesday, October 31: Divine Liturgy at 9:00am; St. John of Chicago; All Hallow Eve gathering at 6:00-9:00 pm in St. George Pavilion.

Wednesday, November 16th Hour Prayers at 12:00 noon; Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm (followed by Orthodoxy 101).

Thursday, November 2Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

FridayNovember 3: Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am.

Saturday, November 4NO Bible Study; 11:00 am Wedding followed by Reception; Great Vespers at 5:00 pm (followed by Orthodoxy 101); NO Jr. SOYO; SOYO at 5:00 pm.

Sunday, November 5Matins at9:00 amDivine Liturgy at 10:00 am. Myrrh Bearers meeting.


Birthday CelebrationAva Rigsby (30th); Jonathon Blair (31st)

Memory Eternal: Carolyn, Timothy (Galegi), Doris, Pat, Greg, Linda.

Prayer ListMichael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; Earthquake victims and relief efforts in Syria and Turkey; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Emma (Mary Ann’s granddaughter); Bob & Bonnie Thelen;  Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Wes’s grandfather; Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter; Steve Crandall; Fr. Athanasius; Jack; Christopher; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia; Marvin; Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite; Kim; Kristy; Dusty; Cari; Betsy; Josh; Allison; Andrew (Texas/military); Isaac (Germany/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Dn. Lawrence, Marcia; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; John; Stanley; Macrina; Emilia and infant daughter; Amanda with child; Anne; Allen; Linda; Marilyn; Mary Barger; Allison and children; Nino with child, Kip, Taylor with child, Erica with child.

Festival on Fairfax For all Fall Festival feedback please email Dan Rigsby, the Fall Festival coordinator, at

Giving Opportunities:

Mission Donations: We send monthly support to two missionary units in Albania, the Hoppe family and Hannah Valentine. We welcome and encourage you to contribute to their ongoing support. 

Benevolence FundDonations may be made to this fund throughout the year, and are mainly used to support families in need of help with rent and utilities payments.

In-House Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items are always welcome! The Food Pantry is available to parish members as well as families and individuals in the greater Bloomington community. Thank you for your continued support. 

Coffee Hour Host: Rhonda Webb with Parishioners S-Z.

Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick with Parishioners A-B.

Donations to the church are being made online at and by U.S mail.  Many thanks to all who continue supporting All Saint