Sunday, October 30, 2016
Fifth Sunday of Luke
The Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia; Apostles Cleopas and Artemas of the Seventy;
Venerable Joseph and Kyriakos, patriarchs of Constantinople;
Therapont and John the wonderworkers; Stephen Milutin the Serbian king
Visitors are welcome at each service or social event at All Saints.
Nourishment of the Soul: “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
This morning, the family at All Saints increased with the baptism of Brian Owen, infant Juliana Barber, Elise Arnold and Nolan Arnold. A card shower is planned for these on this important day as well as a fellowship meal.
Orthodoxy 101: On Wednesday, November 2nd, Fr. Peter Jon will lead a discussion on “Christian Character”.
All Saints Now Accepts Credit/Debit Cards: If you would like to pay your tithe, make offerings, purchase books, support the benevolence fund, support the cemetery, donate to the temple project with your credit/debit card online at allsaintsbloomington.org (in the text bar of options), we’re ready to accept your charge. Please see Fr. Peter Jon with any questions.
Food Pantry: As we approach the cold months of winter, we need to restock the food pantry. Please leave non-perishables in Marcia’s office, but if you donate frozen entrees or meats, please tell Marcia that you have placed them in the freezer.
Cemetery Construction: You will notice the accessible ramp and expanded prayer patio being constructed in the cemetery. The project should be complete in about a week’s time and is a work of true craftsmanship. If you are interested in contributing to the cost of its completion, please see Fr. Peter Jon.
Today’s one-year memorial is for Olga’s mother: Memory Eternal, Ioana Frecus.
Wednesday, November 2: Daily Vespers at 6:00 — O101 follows around 7 :00.
Thursday, November 3: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3-5:00
Saturday, November 5: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, November 6: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Fundraiser meal follows.
…November 6: Daylight Time ends. Fall Back!
…November 6: Fundraiser meal sponsored by the Myrrh Bearers: proceeds supports benevolent outreach.
…November 12-13: Lillie Blair appears in the children’s opera Brundibar at the Warehouse.
…November 13: Annual Business Meeting following Divine Liturgy. At that time, you will receive an overview of the fiscal year’s activities. Father and the Parish Council encourage you to attend. Members in good standing will also vote on a slate, seeking membership in the parish council.
…December 3: St. Nicholas Night
…December 10: Women’s Pre-Christmas party, hosted by Dee Haney and her daughters.
Birthday Greetings: Ava R (30th); Zachary W (30th); Jonathan B (31st)
Memory Eternal: Jill [d. 9/20], Tony [d. 9/23]; Bruce; Paul [Kh. Marilyn’s cousin]
If you have placed names on the prayer list, but now the need has passed, please tell Marcia.
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip: Chris; Emilija; Shalayna; Phil Wheeler (cancer); Doug & Dorothy Barrett, Subdn. Daniel’s brother and sister-in-law; the Tabbals; Mary Ann; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Becky H.; AlexisT; Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; 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; Christy; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Myrna; Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “The Lord is my strength and my song.”
Verse: “With chastisement has the Lord chastened me!” Psalm 117:14,18
Epistle: The Reading from St. Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians. (11:31-12:9)
Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the One Who is blessed for evermore, knows that I do not lie. In Damascus, the governor under Aretas the King guarded the city of the Damascenes, willing to seize me, and through a window I was let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.
I must boast, though it is not expedient; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I do not know, or whether out of the body, I do not know–God knows), who was caught up to the third heaven. And I know that this man (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows) was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which no person is allowed to utter. On behalf of this one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my infirmities. For if I would desire to boast, I shall not be foolish, for I shall speak the truth. But I refrain from it, lest anyone should think of me above that which he sees me to be, or hears from me. And to keep me from being exalted above measure through the abundance of revelations, I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to buffet me, to keep me from being exalted above measure. For this thing I beseeched the Lord three times, that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (16:19-31)
The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of Ss. Zenobius and Zenobia – Tone 4
Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For, since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
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.