Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fore-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

Martyr Sozon of Cilicia; Apostles Euodos & Onesiphoros of the Seventy; John, Archbishop of Novgorod; Venerable Cloud of Nogent-sur-Seine

 Let us pray to the Lord: “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in the Ukraine.”

 Visitors, you are invited to the fellowship hall after Divine Liturgy. The offerings on the table have been provided by our parishioners. Also, you are urged to return as often as you are able for all services of the church.

 Nourishment of the Soul: “In the Church, when we say we are a community, we do not understand this in merely political or human terms, but rather that we are a spiritual family of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

 Next Sunday we extend a special welcome to our university students: In its continuing mission to foster the spiritual growth of our college and university students, Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) meets on the IU campus as well as on campuses across the country. Here at All Saints we welcome new and returning students with love, food, and an offer of a church home away from home. Let us know how we can serve you. We hope you’ll bring your friends next Sunday.

 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 Sunday School follows. The ushers then assist each row from front to back. Those in the overflow behind the choir may follow adjacent rows.

Orthodoxy 101: Reader Tikhon’s topic on Wednesday evening is “I Believe: An Orthodox Understanding of the Nicene Creed.”

September 13: Walk for Life organizes at 8:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church near the walking trail on That Road. This annual event supports Hannah Maternity Home and Hannah House.


 Monday, September 8: Nativity of the Theotokos – Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 9: Myrrh Bearers Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. – Kh. Marilyn’s home

Wednesday, September 10: Daily Vespers at 6:00; Orthodoxy 101 – 7:00-9:00

Thursday, September 11: Bedford-Mitchell Fellowship – 10:00-Noon

September 11: SOYO Kick-Off at 6:00 here at the church – Compline at 7:30

Saturday, September 13: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, September 14: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – OCF  Welcome for All Students.


  • October 1-2: Fr. Daniel Byantoro from Indonesia will speak at All Saints and at I.U.
  • October 5: Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome – A Sunday Afternoon of Family Fun
  • October 11: Annual Festival – 11:00 to 5:00

 Anniversary Blessings: Matthew & Gabriella Crandall (11th); Subdeacon Daniel & Linda Barrett (12th)

 Happy Birthday: Dan Rigsby (9th); Elena Radchenko (10th); John Alexander (12th); Elaine Morfas (13th)

 Name Day Greeting: Braylan Smith (9th -St. Joachim); Ari Vicion (St. Anna – 9th);

Lilly Blair (St. Anna – 9th); Steve Blair (13th – St. Cornelius the Centurion)

 Memory Eternal: Chieh-su; Susan; Ferris; Ralph; Annamarie ; Robin; Patty; Roy; Sarah Najjar (20th); Richard; Virginia (18th)

 Prayer List: Noah; Emily D; Paula Bissell;John & Mary Ann’s granddaughter Emma; Frank & Becky;Kim (Geni Gritton’s daughter);Barb; Eric (Martha Goodwin’s son);); Daniel & Gala M; Demetrios (Jim) Zaharako; Shirley; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Gregory family; Patricia; Bob R; Geni; Alex; Nicetas; John; Leanne; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Kh. Loretta; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Lillian Miller; Julie; Roger; Virginia McCallister; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Michael & Shelley: Jill Patterson; Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; John; Charles; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest Roman; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Korene; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena.

           Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

 Prokeimenon: “O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.”

Verse: “Unto Thee, O LORD, will I cry, O my God!”

Psalm: 27: 9-1

 Epistle:The Reading from Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (6:11-18)

             BRETHREN, see how large a letter I have written to you with my own hand. As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted for the Cross of Christ. For not even those who are circumcised do themselves keep the Law; but they desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.

            But God forbid that I should boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

            For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

            Henceforth, let no one trouble me; for I bear in my body the brand-marks of the Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.    

Gospel:The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (3:13-17)

             THE LORD SAID, “No one has ascended into heaven but He who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”