Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope
Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy: Martyr Phocas the Gardener; New-martyrs Isaac and Martin
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “A servant of the Lord is the one who in body stands before men, but in mind knocks at Heaven with prayer.” — St. John Climacus
Festival Flyers: There are hundreds of flyers for our Festival on Fairfax available for you to take and post in your place of study or employment. Please grab a couple of them from the narthex or the hallway and post them where appropriate!
Festival Yard Signs: As we are getting closer and closer to October 5th, we need to advertise the festival in the community. There are signs in the hallway; take what you can to display on your lawn or elsewhere as you see fit. These signs should be returned to the church after the festival. Thanks for your help. Direct your questions to Daniel Rigsby, Festival Chair, or Fr. Peter Jon.
Chalice Appeal…half way there! His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, made an appeal during his arch-pastoral visit for donors to purchase a new chalice for the church. Since the present gold ones need re-plating, we plan to purchase a new one that is solid silver and will not need to be re-plated in the future. Half of the money for the new Chalice has been gifted, thank God. donations large and small are welcome. Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order.
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. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.
Wednesday, September 25: O102 “Public Vesting of the Priest” at 6:00 followed by the Divine Liturgy for the Repose of St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist
Thursday, September 26: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Friday, September 27: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, September 28: Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, September 29: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
St. George Festival in Fishers continues today at 1pm.
St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from of 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. Luke. (5:1-11)
At that time, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And He saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, Jesus asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when Jesus had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at Thy word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish, which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.
- Festival on Fairfax – Saturday, October 5th, 11am – 5pm! Save the date!
- October 8th: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home – 6:00
- October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning R-Z.
The Pantry is FULL! Let’s wait a week before bringing more! Thanks!
Memory Eternal: Mihail; Susan; Suhail; George
Birthday Blessings: Johanna Hsu (22nd)
Prayer List: Traveling mercies for the Webb family & Dn. & Marcia’s family; Michael & Olga; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew in college; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
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 for St. Phocas of Sinope – Tone 4
By choosing the Apostles’ way of life, thou hast succeeded to their throne. Inspired by God, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation through the practice of virtue. After teaching the Word of Truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith to the very shedding of thy blood, O Holy Martyr among bishops Phocas. Entreat the Lord our God to save our souls.
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.