Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
The Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia
Apostles Cleopas and Artemas of the Seventy;
Venerable Joseph and Kyriakos, patriarchs of Constantinople
OCTOBER IS YOUTH MONTH: During the month of October our teens will be reading the Sunday Epistles and assisting with ushering.
Thought for Today: “Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance, prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit and raises man to Heaven.” + St. Ephraim the Syrian +
VARIABLE for CHOIR and PARISH
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm. He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.
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.
Kontakion –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.
EPISTLE and GOSPEL READINGS
Sing praises to our God, sing praises. Clap your hands, all ye peoples.
The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. (1:11-19)
Brethren, I would have you know that the Gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the Church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people; so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when He Who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, in order that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were Apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other Apostles except James the Lord’s brother.
The Reading 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.’”
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.
Time to update Family information: If you are not receiving the All Saints weekly bulletin or monthly newsletter it’s probably because we don’t have your current email address. Please take a moment and fill out a ‘Visitor Card’ with all the information requested there, and give it to Nina Rogers or Rhonda Webb so we can stay in touch with you. It is also a good time to list your Patron Saint, Birthday and Anniversary for 2023 calendar.
Man of God Viewing: All are invited to join Teen SOYO on Saturday, November 5 (following Great Vespers) to watch the film, Man of God, about the life of Saint Nectarios. Young children may not find the film engaging, as it is intended for adult & young adult audiences. Saint Nectarios feast day is Wednesday, November 9th.
Wednesday, November 2: Daily Vespers at 6:00 pm; Orthodoxy 101 follows- Howard Webb will teach on The Problem of Evil.
Saturday, November 5: Digging into Romans: Our Saturday morning Bible Study has begun to dig into St. Paul’s letter to the Romans – this is the perfect time to join us as we go deeper into this important epistle, verse by verse. Howard Webb is leading this study which meets Saturdays 9:00-10:30 at the Webbs home at 3960 E Fenbrook Lane, 47401. Feel free to come whenever you can for lively discussion and fellowship. Be sure to bring your Bible!
Saturday, November 5: Great Vespers at 5:00 pm; jr. SOYO at 3:30 pm; Teen SOYO hosts the viewing of “Man of God” at 6:00pm (popcorn will be provided)
Sunday, November 6: Matins at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Sunday November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends; set your clock back one hour.
Myrrh Bearers: meet Sunday November, 6th after Divine Liturgy. All ladies of the parish are welcome to attend.
Birthday Celebrations: Ava Rigsby (30th); Jonathon Blair (31st)
Please Read: Each Sunday this fall I will be including a brief teaching on etiquette in Church. These are not meant to be “laws,” but rather instructions on a good and proper way to orient ourselves toward Christ in His holy Church. Perhaps the most important thing to be emphasized here is that we are to look at where I, myself, may fall short and need improvement, and not focus on my neighbor (Matt. 7:3-5). Thank you for reading.
Love, Fr. Peter Jon
Church Etiquette – Cell Phones: We’ve all seen signs asking us to silence cell phones before entering a church or theatre. I would like to take it a step further and ask you to consider leaving your phone in the car altogether. There are obvious exceptions to this, such as physicians-on-call, but for most of us, phones amount to nothing more than a potential distraction from the Holy Services. Think about it: as we sing “Let us now lay aside all earthly cares…” our pocket begins vibrating to alert us that cousin Sally’s instagram account has an updated photo from the Bahamas. Opportunities to gather with the faithful at the throne of God in “The Kingdom” are few and far between, and our call, text or Google search can wait.
Memory Eternal: Metropolitan Herman; Igor, Terra, Shirley.
Prayer List: Michael, Olga, Eileen, Soren, Kathy; Toni;Jan; Don and Dee; those suffering the war of Ukraine; Peace talks; our nation and all nations’ leaders; schools: school children, youth and personnel across the nation; Mat. Raisa; Mary Ann; Melanie & daughter (Adrian’s coworker and child-loss of parent and serious health issues);Bob & Bonnie Thelen; Wes (infant with brittle bone disorder); Megan (lymphoma); Mark (CHF) and (caregiver) Barbara; Wes’s grandfather;Josiah; Vicki;Vicki’s granddaughter;Arianna; Vician; Linda; Steve Crandall; Fr.Athanasius; Fr. Gabriel;Jack;Christopher; Nancy; Fr. Jerome; Catherine; Wadia; Jayci; Patricia, Marvin, Alice; Kitsa; Apthrodite and Angelos; Kim; Kristy, Dusty, Cari; Betsy, Josh; Allison; Andrew and Isaac (Korea/military); Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Lexi, Ross and Vivian; Theo; Doug; Jeremy; Marcia & Deacon; Elias; Waded; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer; Christy; Megan; Nelson; Rhea and John; Stanley; Tabitha with child; Malory with child (Ried’s sister); Joelle with child (local homeschooling friends), Megan with child; Brigida with child; Mother Nectaria, Anne; Allen; Linda, Marilyn; Mary Barger.
Coffee Hour Host: This week is a “Fifth Sunday” which means it’s an opportunity for everyone to bring something to share for coffee hour! Please put non-perishables on the serving table, and other items in the kitchen or fridge. Thanks!
Next week Host: Melissa Barbarick’s Team with Parishioners A-B
Food Pantry: Our shelves are low on canned vegetables (except green beans and corn), pasta, marinara sauce, soup, cereal, peanut butter. Please consider add an item or two to you grocery shopping for the pantry. Please leave items bagged and on the floor in front of the shelves in the secretary’s office.
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.