Sunday, November 17, 2019

Twenty-second 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

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “For He Who is mighty has done great things for us, and Holy is His Name.” St. Luke 1:49

Parish Council members will be installed today: Cathy Alexander, Elizabeth Arthur,  Marcia Baldwin, Steve Blair, James Finchum, Barb Grinder, Johanna Hsu, Heidi Nuest, Dan Rigsby, Nina Rogers, Lina Tabbal, Lucia Toadere, Rhonda Webb. The Parish Support statement is printed on the insert.  A brief council meeting  follows.

Men’s Group: Fr. Seraphim urges all men to fill in the survey by Sunday, November 24th. These are found in the narthex and can be returned to the same box.

THIS WEEK

Monday, November 18: Compline and Fellowship at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, November 20:  Evening Liturgy –  The Presentation (Entrance) of the Theotokos with the public Proskomedia service of preparation beginning at 6:00.

Thursday, November 21:  St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship meets at the Haney’s home at 10:00

Thursday, November 21: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Saturday, November 23:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, November 24: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meet

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. 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.”

LOOKING AHEAD

  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day with pitch-in meal at 2:00. The sign-up sheet is on the  hall bulletin board.
  • November 29: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos
  • December 7: St. Nicholas Night of fellowship and celebration is scheduled.
  • Dee’s Christmas Party has been rescheduled for January 4th at Rhonda’s home.

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.

Pledge of Support for the Parish Council

We, the Parishioners of All Saints Orthodox Christian Church as members of this one body in Christ, do now commit ourselves to the support of you, our leaders, chosen by the Holy Spirit in our annual assembly to guide us in the coming year.

We pledge our love in Christ to each of you, to support you with our prayers and our ready response when called upon, as we, led by you, work for the greater Glory of God.

We pledge to commit ourselves anew to the task of becoming One Body in Christ, with One Lord, One Spirit, One God and Father, Who is above all, through all and in all of us. Amen.

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. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea – Tone 8

By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders, thou didst acquire thine achievements as a surname; wherefore, intercede with Christ our God, O Father Gregory, to enlighten our souls, lest we sleep in sin unto death.

Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4

The sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, * the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, * the Savior’s most pure temple, free of stain and undefiled, * into the House of the Lord * on this day is brought forward * and bringeth with herself the grace * of the Most Divine Spirit; * her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, * for she is truly the heavenly tabernacle.

FAMILY NEWS

Coffee Hour: Parishioners whose last names begin with H-P will serve and clean today.  All who join the family fellowship appreciate these donations.

Warm Mittens, Gloves, Hats and Scarves: Catherine Alexander is continuing this ministry started by her husband Alex to help children in area schools with the greatest need. Please bring your donations to the church and look for the colorful box/bag.

The Pantry welcomes all donations.  Basically EVERYTHING is needed, but this list may help: applesauce, paper goods; snack packs; soup; ravioli, canned meat, and toothpaste.  Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Don;  Angie; Haley ; Khouria Anastasia

Birthday Blessings: Paul B (19th); Genevieve C (20th); Logan S (20th); Lisa A (21st)

Name Day Blessings: Mary Ann G (21st – Entrance of the Theotokos) and all named Mary who celebrate this feast day of our Lady

Prayer List: Judith;  George; Dee; Mary Ann; Michael & Olga;  Eileen; Irina; Heather;Vicki; Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo;  Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios Zaharako;Leanne; Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. Patrick; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Sunday, November 10, 2018

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Apostles Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy;

Great-martyr Orestes of Cappadocia; Venerable Theostiriktos of Symbola and Nonnus, bishop of Heliopolis

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “When the soul knows the love of God by the Holy Spirit, then he clearly feels that the Lord is our own Father, the closest, dearest Father, the best. And there is not greater happiness than to love God with all the mind and heart, and our neighbor as ourself.  And when this love is in the soul, then all things bring joy to the soul.” – St. Silouan the Athonite

Our Teens raised $359 for Special Olympics last week and online this week.

Today, the Annual Business meeting follows Divine Liturgy. Please plan to stay as parish council members are voted in and to hear the news of this past year and plans for the future. Members eighteen and above are voting members in elections.

THIS WEEK

Monday, November 11: Compline and Fellowship at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Tuesday, November 12: Bible Study at Kh. Marilyn’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, November 13: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Christ in the Old Testament” – Dr. Craton

Thursday, November 14: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Friday, November 15: Nativity Fast begins.

Saturday, November 16:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, November 17: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Parish Council Installation and brief meeting

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

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

Brethren, you know that a man is not justified by works of the Law but through faith in Jesus Christ.  Even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law shall no one be justified.  But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin?  Certainly not!  But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then 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; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (10:25-37)

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law?  How do you read?”  And the lawyer answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”  And Jesus said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.”  But the lawyer, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.  So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’  Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”  The lawyer said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

LOOKING AHEAD

  • November 20: Evening Liturgy of the Presentation of the Theotokos
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day with pitch-in meal at 2:00- sign up sheets will soon appear on the hall bulletin board!
  • November 29: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos
  • Dee’s Christmas Party has been rescheduled for January 4th at Rhonda’s home.

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.

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.

Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos – Tone 4

The sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, * the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, * the Savior’s most pure temple, free of stain and undefiled, * into the House of the Lord * on this day is brought forward * and bringeth with herself the grace * of the Most Divine Spirit; * her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, * for she is truly the heavenly tabernacle.

FAMILY NEWS

Coffee Hour: Today the pitch-in follows the annual meeting.

Matthias Murphy invites you to his senior recital on Saturday, November 16th at 5pm. It will be in Recital Hall in Merrill Hall (Jacobs School of Music) on East Third Street, not the building on South Jordan Ave.

The Pantry welcomes all donations.  Applesauce, both packaged individually and in jars; paper goods; snack packs; soup; ravioli and toothpaste are specific needs.  Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Don;  Angie; Haley ; Khouria Anastasia

Birthday Blessings: Katie A (10th); Kh. Paraskeva M (11th); Heather S (11th)

Name Day Blessings: Theodore C (N); Stephanie H (St. Theodora– 14th); Nolan A (St. Gregory Palamas – 14th)

Prayer List: George; 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 & Kh. Cana; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia;Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine; Hieromartyr George of Neapolis; Theodore the Confessor, bishop of Ancyra

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul:  “When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God’s feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator. ” – St. Basil the Great

THIS WEEK

Monday, November 4: Compline/Fellowship at the Haney’s home in Mitchell at 7:00

Wednesday, November 6: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “Responding to Despondency”- Fr. Seraphim

Thursday, November 7: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Thursday, November 7: Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00 – The Holy Archangels

Saturday, November 9:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, November 10: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – ANNUAL MEETING

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.

This morning, our teens will be asking for donations to support Special Olympics.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  Letter to the Galatians. (1:11-19)

Brethren, I would have you know that the Gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the Church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people; so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when He Who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, in order that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were Apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other Apostles except James the Lord’s brother.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (16:19-31)

The Lord said, “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.  And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom.  And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.’  But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.  And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’  And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’  But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’  And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’  He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

LOOKING AHEAD

  • November 15: Nativity Fast begins.
  • November 20: Evening Liturgy on the Eve of the Presentation of the Theotokos
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day with annual meal

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 for the Persian Martyrs – Tone 4

Thy martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For, since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Apolytikion for St. George, the Great Martyr – Tone 4

Since thou art a liberator and deliverer of captives, a help and support of the poor and needy, a healing physician of the sick, a contender and fighter for kings, O great among Martyrs, the victory-clad George; intercede with Christ God for the salvation of our souls.

FAMILY NEWS

This and That

Birthday, anniversary date, or name day updates are  needed for the annual calendar. Please leave Marcia a message in the office, by phone, or by email.

Check the kitchen storage for serving dishes that you may have left. Space is limited.

If you leave something on Father Peter Jon’s desk, please leave a note to indicate your name and if it is informational and to be returned, a returned loaner item, an addition to library or a personal gift. Thanks for helping!

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning A-B.

The Food Pantry welcomes all donations, but canned chicken and tuna are needed.

Memory Eternal:  Yorgi; George; Elizabeth; Joan;  Angie (Anna’s aunt)

Birthday Blessings: Ariana V (9th) ; Michael M (3rd)

Feast Day of the Synaxis of the Archangels (8th): Mikaela H; Michael & Adam S; Christian G

Prayer List: George (Mary Ann’s brother); 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 & Kh. Cana; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica; Procla (Claudia) the wife of Pontius Pilate; Kyriakos, patriarch of Constantinople; Venerable Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “He who carries God in his heart, bears heaven with him wherever he goes.” – St. Ignatius of Antioch

We welcome as our guests this weekend Chris Johnston, a filmmaker who is directing the current documentary about All Saints, and Rob Sensko, the Director of Photography for the project. They will be filming services and conducting interviews over the next few days. If you wish to be excluded from filming during services, please stand in the overflow seating section on the fellowship-hall side of the nave.

The Myrrh Bearers meet at noon.

THIS WEEK

Monday, October 28: Compline and Bible Study at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Wednesday, October 30: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “The Problem of Evil” by Howard Webb

Thursday, October 31: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Saturday, November 2:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, November 3: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

LOOKING AHEAD

  • November 10: Annual Business meeting
  • November 15: Nativity Fast begins.
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day with annual meal

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

During Youth Month, our teens will serve by ushering and reading the Epistle.

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  2nd Letter to the Corinthians. (11:31-12:9)

Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He Who is blessed forever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands. I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:41-56)

At that time, there came to Jesus a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.  As Jesus went, the people pressed round Him.  And a woman, who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased.  And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched Me?”  When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes surround Thee and press upon Thee!  And Thou sayest, ‘Who touched Me?’”  But Jesus said, “Someone touched Me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from Me.”  And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.  And Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”  While Jesus was still speaking, a man from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.”  But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she shall be well.”  And when Jesus came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him, except Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the child.  And all were weeping and bewailing her; but Jesus said, “Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping.”  And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.  But taking her by the hand Jesus called, saying, “Child, arise.”  And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and Jesus directed that something should be given her to eat.  And her parents were amazed; but He charged them to tell no one what had happened.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2

When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power.  And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.

FAMILY NEWS

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.

This and That

Birthday, anniversary date, or name day updates are  needed for the annual calendar. Please leave Marcia a message in the office, by phone, or by email.

Check the kitchen storage for serving dishes that you may have left. Space is limited.

If you leave something on Father Peter Jon’s desk, please leave a note to indicate your name and if it is informational and to be returned, a returned loaner item, an addition to library or a personal gift. Thanks for helping!

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning R-Z.

The Food Pantry welcomes all donations.  

Memory Eternal:  Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan;  Angie (Anna’s aunt)

Birthday Blessings: Zeke Cl (27th); Ava R (30th); Jonathan B (31st)

Prayer List: George (Mary Ann’s brother); 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 & Kh. Cana; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Great-martyr Artemius at Antioch

Venerable Gerasimos the New Ascetic of Kephallenia; Venerable Matrona of Chios

Welcome to All Saints!

Nourishment for the Soul: “When melancholy attacks you, read the Gospel.”

St. Ambrose of Optina

Today, the Parish Council meets at noon.

Congratulations to Aaron Hsu at the completion of his doctoral program at the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering!

THIS WEEK

Monday, October 21: St. John of Kronstadt Fellowship – Compline and Bible Study at the Haney’s home at 7:00

Tuesday, October 22: OCF Dinner & Discussion at the Webb’s home 6:00 – 8:00

Wednesday, October 23: Daily Vespers at 6:00; O102 – “The Eucharist: Holy Things are for the Holy” by Fr. Seraphim

Thursday, October 24: Bible Study at Becky’s 3:00 – 5:00

Friday October 25: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00

Saturday, October 26:  Great Vespers at 5:00; O101 and SOYO at 6:00

Sunday, October 27: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Myrrh Bearers meeting

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.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

During Youth Month, our teens will serve by ushering and reading the Epistle.

Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s  2nd Letter to the Corinthians. (9:6-11)

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.  As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”  He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.  You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:26-39)

At that time, Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.  And as He stepped out on land, there met Him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs.  When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?  I beseech Thee, do not torment me.”  For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.  [For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.]  Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?”  And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him.  And they begged Jesus not to command them to depart into the abyss.  Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged Jesus to let them enter these.  So He gave them leave.  Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.  When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.  Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.  And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed.  Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked Jesus to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so He got into the boat and returned.  The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with Jesus; but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare all that God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city all that Jesus had done for him.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • November 10: Annual Business meeting
  • November 15: Nativity Fast begins.
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Day

FAMILY NEWS

Dear Friends,

      I am presenting my final doctoral lecture recital at IU next week, Wednesday, October 23, at 7pm in Ford Hall. You are most welcome to be there! The subject of my dissertation is a new song cycle by Juliana Hall, When the South Wind Sings. I will lecture for about a half hour and then perform the song cycle.

 Cheers, Tabitha

We’re approaching the time when the 2020 church calendar will be updated. If you want your birthday, anniversary date, or name day listed or removed, please leave Marcia a message in the office, by phone, or by email.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners today are parishioners with last names beginning H-P.

The Pantry welcomes all donations.  Spaghetti Sauce is needed. Thanks!

Memory Eternal:  Suhail; George; Elizabeth; Joan;  Angie (Anna’s aunt)

Happy Anniversary: Micah & Maria V(21st); Don & Dee Haney (23rd); Luke & Rachel B (24th)

Birthday Blessings: Joel A (20th); Rita (21st)

Name Day Blessings: James the brother of the Lord: James F; Ezekiel C; James T

St. Demetrios: Marvin P

Prayer List: Marvin A; 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 & Kh. Cana; 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 borderMetropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 1

While the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body, Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world.  For which cause the heavenly powers cried aloud unto Thee, O Giver of Life. Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ; Glory to Thy Kingdom, Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone art the lover of mankind.

Apolytikion of St. Artemius, the Great-Martyr – Tone 4

Thy Martyr, O Lord, in his courageous contest for Thee * received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. * For since he possessed Thy strength, he cast down the tyrants * and wholly destroyed the demons’ strengthless presumption. * O Christ God, by his prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.