Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Righteous Mother Pelagia, the Penitent of Antioch

Martyr Pelagia the Virgin of Antioch; Venerable Thaïs of Egypt;
New-martyr Ignatius of Prodromou Skete on Athos;
Venerable Philotheos, patriarch of Constantinople; Martyr Ignatius the monk of Bulgaria

We warmly welcome all who are visiting today. We’re thankful you can be with us.
Also we invite you to attend or to work at our annual festival.
You will find joy, while being part of this parish working together in fellowship.

Nourishment of the Soul: “Only where Christ dwells is there blessedness. Where Christ blesses, there is heavenly repose. Where Christ turns His benevolent gaze, there is inexpressible true joy. Christ, with His unceasing love for us and His great humility, loves us and invisibly reproves us and reminds us through His miracles that there is life in the Kingdom of Heaven.” – St. Raphael of Lesvos

Food Pantry: Please continue to make donations by putting food in Marcia’s office or in the kitchen freezer. The need is ongoing as the recent donations are almost exhausted!

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with Be-F; however you may contribute whenever you find it convenient.

Parishioner in the News: Attorney Adrian Polit has been chosen to provide legal aid for survivors of domestic violence by the philanthropic group 100+ Women Who Care. Axios!(Article in the hall.)

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.


October 16: World Food Day – Non-perishable/canned food drive continues in our parish.
October 21: Orthodoxy 101 will switch to 6:00pm, Saturdays, beginning on this date.
October 22: Baptism of Eliot Woodward, infant son of Phil and Lisa
November 12: Annual Parish Business Meeting


Wednesday, October 11: Festival Tents and chairs arrive at 10:00.
Friday, October 13: Festival indoor and outdoor set-up activities from 9:30-5:00. Donated baked goods are labeled and displayed. (Work all day or come as your schedule permits.)
Saturday, October 14: Annual Festival on Fairfax – 11:00 – 5:00
Saturday, October 14: Listen on Spirit 95 radio as festival goers are interviewed right here on our parking lot from 10 am until noon. Maybe you will get your moment of radio fame as Bloomington hears about fun, food, and faith awaiting them at 6004 South Fairfax Road!

October is Youth Month so our youth will read the epistle each Sunday and usher.

Tuesday, October 10: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00
Wednesday, October 11: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101 follows.
Thursday, October 12: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, October 13: Festival set-up activities inside and outside 9:30-5:00
Saturday, October 13: Annual Festival 11:00- 5:00 – Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, October 15: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


Birthday Blessings: Ray L (10th); Brice M (11th); Taylor S (12th); Dn. Lucian S (14th)
Name Day Remembrance: Averi Vicion (St. Philonella – 11th)
Memory Eternal: Steven (16th); Bp. ANTOUN (3rd); John (3rd)

Prayer List: Becky; Greg; Wilber; Emilija; Adrian (Olga’s brother); Bosa; Cathy;”For the suffering Christians of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine and victims of recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and attacks; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip; Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don; Kh. Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy; Sabrina; Christy; Pete; Phil & Barb; Tammy K; Marcia

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.”
Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous!” – Psalm 32:22,1

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (7:11-16)

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him. As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” And He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited His people!”

Divine Liturgy Variables

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. Pelagia, the Righteous – Tone 8
Through thee, the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia; for thou didst carry the cross and follow Christ. By example and precept thou didst teach us to ignore the body, because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – 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.