Weekend – September 5-6, 2020

Baptism of Hsu and Holland Infants is at 4:00 Saturday, September 5th.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae

Archippos of Hierapolis; Martyrs Eudoxios, Zeno, Romulus and Makarios at Melitene in Armenia

Nourishment of the Soul: “Verily, the Holy Spirit doth overflow with streams and passages of grace and doth water all creation with refreshing life.” – Second Antiphony, Orthros today.

Two little ones are baptized and welcomed into Christ’s Holy Church This weekend: Jonathan Hsu, infant son of Aaron and Johanna and Noah Holland, infant son of Andrew and Amanda. The angels rejoice!

Today’s guests are here with Tony and Wanda for the annual memorial of  husband, father, grandfather  and friend – Dr. William K. Nasser.

 There will be a light coffee hour outdoors following the Sunday liturgy and Memorial. 

Father Peter Jon continues to post short videos daily at www.allsaintsbloomington.org to connect with us, inspire us and inform us. At the home page, scroll down to find the current postings under the “Videos from Father Peter” heading. This week, Father will be talking about the “Fools for Christ.”

Trek Missions: Continues through September 14–Attention Trekkers & Pledgers, there is still time to join the team! We need you to reach the goal of $2,000! Rhonda Webb is our team leader: webbrk1@gmail.com or 314-313-4275 (cell/text).  Orthodox missionaries and mission priests will be helped as they spread the Gospel Message. 

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.


Tuesday, September  8:  Nativity of the Theotokos –  Orthros at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

Wednesday, September 9: Streamed  Daily Vespers at 6:00

Saturday, September 12: Streamed Great Vespers at 5:00: SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, September 13: Streamed  Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00


…Wednesday, Sept. 23Conception of St. John the Baptist – 9 am Orthros and Liturgy

…Friday, Sept. 25Falling Asleep of St. John the Theologian – 6pm Vesperal Liturgy

Epistle and Gospel Readings for Sunday

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (16:13-24)

O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In wisdom hast Thou made them all.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Brethren, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, and be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love. Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints; I urge you to be subject to such men and to every fellow worker and laborer. I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence; for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men. The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. All the brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (21:33-42)

The Lord spoke this parable: “There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit; and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them. Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.” Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?’”

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 4

Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women disciples of the Lord cast from them their parental condemnation. And proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying: Death hath been spoiled; Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.

Apolytikion  of the Archangels – Tone 4

Supreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens, * we, the unworthy, importune and beseech thee * that by thy supplications thou encircle us * in the shelter of the wings * of thine immaterial glory, * guarding us who now fall down * and cry to thee with fervor: * Deliver us from dangers of all kinds, * as the great Marshal of the heavenly hosts on high.

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.


Anniversary Blessings: Matthew & Gabriella C (11th); Subdcn. Daniel & Linda B (12th)

Happy Birthday: Andrew L (6th); Braylan S (6th); Dan R (9th); Elena R (10th); Felicity A (11th); John A (12th)

Name Day Blessings: Mary Ann G ( Nativity of the Theotokos8th); Braylan S (St. Joachim9th); St. Anna– 9th: Ari V; Lilly Blair; Cora B; Patricia F

Prayer List: The People of Beirut; Dee, Patricia, Marvin A, Benedict, Judith Ann, Cleo, Michael I.; Kitsa Wiersteiner; Steven Sajkich; Aphrodite and son Angelos in Greece; Eileen; Violet; Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin & Janet; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Taylor with child; Isaac in Air Force; Andrew for education decisions;  Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; George; Catherine (not in this parish); Olga; Leanne; Heather; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert; Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett; Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Marcia & Deacon; Nick; Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalana; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation and our nation’s leaders at all levels of government; world-wide pandemic; schools across the nation.

Donations to the church are being made online at www.allsaintsbloomington.org and by U.S. mail.  Thank  you for continuing to support the church.


The Monroe County Health Department requires masks to be worn by those worshipping outdoors when social distancing (6 feet apart) cannot be observed.  All are still required to wear masks indoors unless a medical condition prevents them from safely doing so, or unless one is a designated chanter/server.

…If you wish to attend Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy, please respond in the positive to the email from Fr. Peter that you will find in your inbox. 

… …Everyone is welcome to attend all non-Sunday services without signing up. Face masks and safety precautions are in place.

…Teen SOYO will gather outdoors after Great Vespers each Saturday while respecting social distancing practices.