Sunday, September 02, 2018
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Martyr Mamas and his family; John the Faster, patriarch of Constantinople
Welcome to All Saints.
It is our joy to meet our visitors. For those in town to attend IU,
we hope you will make All Saints your home away from home.
Nourishment of the Soul: “If a man suppresses his stomach and his tongue, then he will be able to rule over himself.” – St. Poemen
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba; however, your donations are appreciated at all times.
Food Pantry: Contribute as you can. Currently we need pasta and marinara sauce, salsa, small bags of chips, boxed macaroni/cheese, canned meat, applesauce cups, carrots, mixed vegetables, greens, and toilet tissue. We still have LOTS of corn and green beans! (Yes, Spam is okay!)
A Note From the Alexanders
Dear All Saints Family, We would like to thank you for your love and support through this family tragedy. It is impossible for us to put into words how much we have appreciated the kind words, hugs, smiles and loving encouragement. It is truly by God’s grace that our church family has been one of on the most important support systems to get us through our grief. We just thank you so much!
All our love, John, Lisa, Amanda, Katie, John John, Molly, Mezy, Ephrem and Nick too!
New Altar Robes: As we ring in the Church New Year today, you will notice that the altar servers are adorned in beautiful, new robes. These special garments for our acolytes were purchased with money gifted to the All Saints in loving memory of one of our long-standing altar servers, Nicholas J. Alexander. May his memory be eternal!
There will be memorial for Dr. William Nasser today following the dismissal. Memory Eternal!
Festival Postcards will be available next Sunday for you to take and share with friends, family, classmates, fellow workers, or whomever you wish to invite.
Church Etiquette: During the month of September, Father will provide a review of basic church etiquette in subsequent bulletins. When to enter or leave the Nave? What to wear? To kneel or not to kneel? If you have any specific questions, simply write them down and place them on Father’s desk to be included in the review.
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.
Tuesday, September 4: Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 -8:30 (details on insert page)
Wednesday, September 5: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, September 6: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, September 8: Nativity of the Theotokos Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. with pitch-in
Saturday, September 8: Walk for Life with registration at 10:00
Saturday, September 8: Great Vespers at 5:00 – No SOYO meeting
Sunday, September 9: Baptism of infant Anthony Gillquist at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
… Orthodox Christians for Life (OCL) will represent our parish at the Walk for Life 2018 on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. The annual Walk benefits two of our local life-saving, pro-family crisis pregnancy ministries: the Hannah Center and Hannah House Maternity Home. Orthodox Christians for Life invites everyone to participate in this one-mile walk along Clear Creek Trail to raise money for these initiatives which support young mothers & families in crisis situations. Although registration opens at 9:30 am on Saturday the 8th, the organizers have graciously agreed to keep registration open until at least 10 am to accommodate our parishioners! Please visit http://www.hannahcenter.org/walk/to learn more or to give online to support Hannah House.
…SOYO Activity: On Saturday, September 8th, our teens will attend the Walk for Life immediately following the 8am Divine Liturgy. For this day only, our morning gathering will be in lieu of our normal evening meeting time. Mr. Przybyla would like to remind each teen to please bring the SOYO shirt to change into following the Liturgy.
…Orthodoxy 101 Returns: Beginning Saturday, September 15thfrom 6-7 pm, Steve and April Blair will lead a 16-week course, titled, Journey to Fullness. The new course includes a weekly 20-minute DVD presentation featuring Orthodox Evangelist and Ancient Faith Radio personality Fr. Barnabas Powell, followed by discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
…Student Welcome at social hour on September 16th
…All Parish Workday on Saturday, September 22nd helps prepare the building and grounds for the coming festival. Work will be done outdoors and inside.
…Our Annual Festival is scheduled for October 6th. Plan ahead to consider how you can be involved. A meeting is scheduled for September 23rd after Divine Liturgy. Those on the festival committee should look for emails from Daniel Rigsby, this year’s coordinator.
St. Mary’s Festival is scheduled for September 29th in Greenwood from Noon to 7:00.
Birthday Celebrations: Andrew L (6th); Braylan S (6th)
Name Day Remembrance: Mary Ann Griggs (8th – Our Lady Theotokos)
Memory Eternal: Kevin (8th); Peter James (16th – Gillquist’s brother-in-law); Mark
Prayer List: PJ Boyle’s family; Infant Nora (good report – she does not have cystic fibrosis); Nyssa (catechumen); Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Thou, O Lord, wilt keep and preserve us.”
Verse: “Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed!” (Psalm 11:7,1)
Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (1:21-2:4)
Brethren, it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; He has put his seal upon us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith; we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith. For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. For I wrote you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (22:2-14)
The Lord spoke this parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.’ But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Divine Liturgy Variables
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 5
Let us believers praise and worship the Word; co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. For, He took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh to suffer death; and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.
Apolytikion of St. Mamase – Tone 4
Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4
By thy holy nativity, O pure one, Joachim and Anna were delivered from the reproach of barrenness; and Adam and Eve were delivered from the corruption of death; thy people do celebrate it, having been saved from the stain of iniquity, crying unto thee: The barren doth give birth to the Theotokos, who nourisheth our life.
Bible Study: God’s Kingdom – on Earth as it is in Heaven: The Gospel of John Chapters 11-21
…Howard Webb is the leader of the study, meeting at his and Rhonda’s home from 7:00 – 8:30.
…There are 10 weekly sessions, on Tuesdays – Sept. 4 – Nov. 6.
…Please invite anyone who may have an interest since the study is open to everyone.
…Bring a Bible if possible. Sorry, we cannot accommodate children.
…3960 E. Fenbrook Lane, Bloomington, IN 47401… 314-313-4275… firstname.lastname@example.org.