Week–November 16-24

Mother Gabriella is the presenter at a small ‘retreat’

Saturday, November 16

2:30 to 4:30

Great Vespers follow at 5:00.

The public is invited.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Gregory the wonderworker, bishop of Neo-Caesarea; Gennadios and Maximos, patriarchs of Constantinople; Nikon the wonderworker, disciple of Sergios of Radonezh; Hilda, abbess of Whitby

Visitors, you are always welcome at All Saints. This weekend we also welcome  Mother Gabriella, abbess of Holy Dormition Monastery. 


Nourishment of the Soul:  “Christians, above all men, are forbidden to correct the stumblings of sinners by force…it is necessary to make a man better not by force but by persuasion. God gives the crown to those who are kept from evil, not by force, but by choice.” — St. John Chrysostom

 Do you know a family in need of a warm meal this Thanksgiving holiday? Please contact Father Peter Jon or Marcia with specifics as soon as possible so the church can help.

 Annual Calendar: Did Marcia have your correct birth date, anniversary date, and name day on last year’s calendar? Are you new to All Saints? Please pass any updates to her as soon as possible. alsntssec@bluemarble.net or mark on the calendar in the hall.

 Vicki Gans will be bringing bags of her world-famous Aunt Ruth’s Toffee to church next Sunday, November 24th, for those who wish to purchase a bag for Thanksgiving.  She will also be taking orders for Christmas candies to be delivered December 15th.

Confession: Confessions are heard Wednesday and Saturday evenings half an hour before services or by appointment during the week.

Thank you for your continued respect at the reading of the Prayers after Communion during the final dismissal line.

 Orthodoxy 101 will not meet this week at the usual time; instead Fr. Peter Jon will demonstrate and explain the proskomedia at 5:30. Then the Liturgy follows at 6:00 as we commemorate the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple as a young child.

 Annual Parish Meeting is today: During the meeting, handouts summarizing the parish work during the last 12 months will be available; plans for the future will be presented; and several parish council members will be replaced by secret ballot as their terms have ended.  Also, Mother Gabriella will bring an encouraging message to us.  The morning concludes with a meal. Pitch-in foods are needed.


Wednesday, November 20: Proskomedia at 5:30; Liturgy at 6:00 – Entrance of the Theotokos

Saturday, November 23: Great Vespers at 5:00

Sunday, November 24: Matins at 8:50; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Installation of Council Members –Parish Council meets briefly to elect officers for 2013-2014


 November 28: The Morfas family will be organizing our parish Thanksgiving dinner this year.  The meal will follow “The Akathist of Thanksgiving”, which will be sung on Thanksgiving morning at 11:00. Those wishing to attend and/or contribute to the feast should RSVP Elaine or Craig. Please let them know how many are in your party.

 Memory Eternal: Betty; Daniel (October 25th); Ginny Kapellas (25th); Bill Haynes (29th); Lonnie Tatlock (13th); Cleo (Rdr. Tikhon’s grandmother 13th); John (13th)

Prayer List: Danica D’Onofrio; Kh. Loretta Wilson; Kh. Katherine; Chad & Connie; Beth; Jeffry Ellis; Vicki; Steve B.; Lillian Miller; Dee; Julie; Roger; Stephanie; Virginia McCallister; Abducted Bishops Met. Paul and Mar Gregorios; Dolly Seek; Marilyn; Eric; Marna; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Ioana; Geni Gritton; 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; Archpriests Alexander and Roman; 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; Brigid.

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Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “How magnified are Thy works, O LORD!  In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”

Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul! Psalm 103: 26, 1

 Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. (2:16-20)

Brethren, knowing that a person is not justified by the works of the Law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.  But if, while we sought to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin?  God forbid!  For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a transgressor.  For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God.  I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (12:16-21)

 The Lord spoke this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’  And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’  But God said to him, ‘Fool!  This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’  So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”  As He said this, Jesus called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”