Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross &

Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “If one studies a great deal in order to acquire knowledge and to teach others, without living the things he teaches, he does no more than fill his head with hot air. At most, he will manage to ascend to the moon using machines. The goal of the Christian is to rise to God without machines.” Elder Paisios the Athonite

The following classes are being offered this fall, and everyone is warmly welcome to attend.

  • Beginning Inquirers Classes meet each Saturday at 6:00 p.m.:  “Journey to Fullness“ is led by Steve and April Blair
  • Orthodoxy 102 meets Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.: (see enclosed schedule of topics & presenters)
  • Kh. Marilyn leads Bible Study on the second Tuesday of each month at her home. She also leads a Bible study every Thursday at the home of Becky Hrisomalos.
  • St. John’s Fellowship meets the third Thursday of each month at the home of Don and Dee Haney in Mitchell.

 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. Please see Fr. Peter if you would like to help complete the order.

College Student Sunday is Today: Father Peter Jonwill welcome and bless students and instructors from IU and Ivy Tech. Myrrh Bearers, the church, and OCF have arranged gifts for them, along with a bag of cookies for them to take home as we show them our love and offer them a ‘church home’ away from home.


Tuesday, September 10: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, September11: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 ” Salvation, Part 1″ with Howard Webb

Thursday, September12: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00

Saturday, September 14: Morning Divine Liturgy  –  Elevation of the Holy Cross at 9:00

Saturday, September 14:  Great Vespers at 5:00 ; Inquirers class and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 15: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00  – Parish Council meets.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Letter to the Galatians. (6:11-18)

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.  It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.  For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the Law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh.  But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.  For, neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.  Peace and mercy be upon all, who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.  Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of 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.”

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.


  • Liturgy of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Saturday, September 14th at 9am
  • St. George Festival in Fishers – September 20th (5pm), 21st (1pm), 22nd (1pm)
  • St. Mary’s Annual Festival in Greenwood – September 27th (4pm) and 28th (11am)
  • Festival on Fairfax – The first Saturday in October! Save the date!
  • October 19th: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party here at the church.


Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning C-G.

(Also if anyone is able, please bake some cookies to add to the welcome message for College Student Sunday.)

Food Pantry Needs: The pantry has been emptied except for corn and green beans! Bring whatever you can! We often see a surge in needs at this time of year.

Memory Eternal:  Mihail;  Susan; Marvin (10th)

Anniversary Greetings: Matt & Gabriella C (11th); Subdeacon Daniel & Linda B (12th)

Birthday Blessings:  Dan R (9th); Elena R (10th); Felicity A (11th); John A (12th)

Name Day Blessing: Mary Ann G; Mary B; Kh. Marilyn; Mariam G (Lady Theotokos – 8th); Ari V; Lilly B; Cora B; Patricia F (Anna, the Grandparent of  Christ God – 9th); Braylan S (Joachim, the Grandparent of Christ God – 9th); Steve B (St. Cornelius, the Centurion – 13th)

Prayer List: Michael (improving) & Olga; Farmers Market Community; Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioan’s family); Heather; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; 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; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 3

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord hath done a mighty act with His own arm.  He hath trampled down death by death, and become the first-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of Hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of the Nativity of the Theotokos – Tone 4

Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe; for from thee did shine forth the Sun of justice, Christ our God, annulling the curse, and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.

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.

Koinonikon (Communion Hymn) of the Feast – Tone 8

I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.

Orthodoxy 102 Fall Schedule 2019

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm unless otherwise noted

Sep 11       Howard Webb    Salvation, Part 1

Sep 18       Howard Webb    Salvation, Part 2

Sep 25       Fr. Peter Jon      Public Vesting @6pm, Liturgy

                    for St John

Oct 2         Dr. John Craton  Baptism

Oct 9         Fr. Seraphim      The Kingdom of God

Oct 16       Kh Marilyn                   Journey to Orthodoxy

Oct 23       Fr. Seraphim The Eucharist:

          Holy Things are for the Holy

Oct 30       Howard Webb    The Problem of Evil

Nov 6         Fr. Seraphim       Responding to Despondency

Nov 13      Dr. John Craton  Christ in the Old Testament

Nov 20      Fr. Peter Jon       Public Proskomedia @6pm, Liturgy

                   for the Entrance of the Theotokos

Nov 27      No Class             —————————

Dec 4         Howard Webb    Science & Religion

Dec 6         Fr. Peter Jon       Saint Nicholas Night (FRIDAY)

Dec 11       Howard Webb    Meta-Narratives in Scripture:

                    What & Why

Dec 18       April Blair          Life of the Theotokos

Dec 24       Holy Nativity Liturgy