Sunday, September 01, 2013
Beginning of the Indiction: Ecclesiastical New Year
Forty virgin-martyrs and Ammon the deacon; Venerable Simeon the Stylite and his mother Martha; Venerable Euanthia; Righteous Joshua, son of Nun; Meletios the New of Greece; Venerable Nicholas of Crete; New-martyr Angelis of Constantinople.
Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints.
College students, we welcome you to make All Saints your home away from home.
Nourishment of the Soul: “That I am a monk and you are a layman is of no importance … rather that we are both in the light of the Holy Spirit … Acquire peace, and thousands around you will be saved.” St. Seraphim of Sarov
Today is the 8 year memorial for Wanda Nasser’s husband William and Tony’s father. Welcome, Nasser family and friends.
The Festval Committee will meet today at noon with Father Peter Jon.
Mortgage Retirement News: The balance is now $41,436.04. Please prayerfully consider what you can give toward this effort; it need not be a huge amount, and then, it might be! Notice the donation box in the narthex.
Matthew and Gabriella Crandall’s baby Kiya Gracelin was born on Grandfather Subdeacon Dan Barrett’s birthday, Thursday, August 29th at 7:37 a.m. She is beautiful, weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 21 inches. Congratulations also to grandmother, Nana Linda and Aunt Alicia along with the children.
Baby Shower News: We will be having a celebratory coffee hour after liturgy next Sunday, September 8. Please join us in honoring the following families and getting to know their babies: Baby Joel Arthur (Elizabeth and Cody’s son); Baby Saraqael Hsu (Johanna and Aaron’s daughter); Baby Kiya Crandall (Gabriella and Matthew’s daughter). Snacks and cake will be provided. This event is open to everyone in the church. There will be containers for each family if you would like to bring a card or a gift. If purchasing clothing for Saraqael or Kiya, please purchase 12 month or larger. For Joel, any size clothing would be appreciated.
Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.
Communion: 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.
Communion Line: The choir goes first in both lines so members may continue ministering through music during communion. Little Lambs follow. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those seated in the over-flow may follow an adjacent row.
Subdeacon Lucas’s contact information in on the bulletin board. He will give updates quarterly to the church about family and seminary.
September 4…Orthodoxy 101 follows Wednesday Vespers around 7 p.m. All are invited, but catechumens are urged to attend. Father Peter Jon will be teaching on Orthodoxy.
Wednesday, September 4: Vespers at 6:00 followed by Orthodoxy 101 immediately after
Saturday, September 7: Great Vespers at 5:00
Sunday, September 8: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Baby Shower during coffee hour and Men’s Meeting with Dan Mullis
September 8… Card ‘Baby’ Shower during coffee hour for Elizabeth Arthur,
Gabriella Crandall & Johanna Hsu
September 12…Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship at the Haney home in Mitchell
September 14…Annual Walk for Life at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
September 15…OCF Sunday
October 6…Annual Buddy Walk benefit for the Down Syndrome Family Connection
October 12… Annual Festival
Memory Eternal: Baby girl Mara Hope Beecham
Prayer List: Kh. Kathleen; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Bill Haynes; Abducted Bishops Met. Paul and Mar Gregorios; Corrine & Bob; Lonnie Tatlock; Dolly Seek; Marilyn; Eric; family with still-born baby; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Bishop Anthony Michaels; Dee; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana Frecus; Father Joe Abud; Vicki; Joanna; Geni Gritton; Kh. Loretta; Matta family; Michael & Shelley: Leanne; Jill Patterson; Roy; Gabriel; Mary; Alex; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Pete; Phillip; Patricia; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Alexander; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Bob R; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Steven; Mary; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Victor; Aaron; Brent; Christy; Jennifer
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Great is our Lord, and great is His strength.”
Verse: “Praise ye the Lord, for the Lord is good!” Psalm 146:5 and 134:3
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Epistle to Timothy. (2:1-7)
My Child Timothy, I exhort, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and for everyone who holds a high office, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life, in all godliness and solemnity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, Who would have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For God is One, and the Only mediator between God and men is the Man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in its own season, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie), a teacher of the nations in faith and truth.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (4:16-22)
At that time, Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and He went to the synagogue, as His custom was, on the Sabbath day. And He stood up to read; and there was given to Him the book of the prophet Isaiah. Jesus opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor and to heal the broken hearted. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” And Jesus closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” And all spoke well of Him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.