Sunday, September 23, 2018

Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John
Martyr Raidos of Egypt; New-martyrs Nicholas the Grocer and John of Brachorion;
Venerable Xanthippa and Polyxena of Spain

Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.

Nourishment of the Soul: “The more we serve others with no agenda, the more we sanctify ourselves.”
His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

“There is nothing so weak as a large group of unrighteous men. There is nothing so strong as one man who keeps the commandments of God.” – – St John Chrysostom
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with I-Z.

Orthodoxy 101: Journey to Fullness is a new course that includes a weekly 20-minute DVD presentation featuring Orthodox Evangelist and Ancient Faith Radio personality Fr. Barnabas Powell, followed by discussion. Steve and April Blair lead the discussion and welcome and encourage you and your friends to attend.

Church Etiquette

Entering the Church Late
The time to arrive at church is before the service starts. If you arrive after the Divine Liturgy begins, try to enter the church quietly – and observe what is happening. If the Epistle or Gospel is being read or the Little or Great Entrance is taking place,wait until it is finished to quickly find a seat. If Father is giving the sermon, please take a seat in the back until he has concluded. While circumstances occasionally prevent us from arriving on time, the best way to avoid these issues is to practice arriving a little early each week. It goes without saying that we should never give in to the temptation to ponder our neighbor’s tardiness. If our mind is dwelling on his/her arrival time, then our mind is not in the Divine Liturgy.

Talking during Church
It’s great to see our friends at church! However, we come to church primarily to enter into the heavenly worship of God. The time to have conversations with family and friends is at coffee hour after the Divine Liturgy. Talking in church will likely be distracting to our neighbor who is trying to worship God. Also, unless we are an emergency worker on-call, we should leave our cell phones in the car or at home. As we seek first the Kingdom of God and lay aside all earthly cares, text messages and friendly phone calls can wait.
Food Pantry: The shelves have empty spots each Sunday, so keep up the good work of helping those who turn to us for help.

Festival Postcards are available for you to take and share with friends, family, classmates, fellow workers, or whomever you wish to invite.
… Our Annual Festival on Fairfax draws near. There is a Festival meeting today. All are invited to attend to see how to be involved before and during the festival on October 6th.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, September 25: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, September 26: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, September 27: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Friday, September 28: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, September 29: St. Mary’s Festival in Greenwood – Noon – 7:00
Saturday, September29: Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 at 6:00 & SOYO – 6:00 – 8:00
Sunday, September 30: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

LOOKING AHEAD

Three Festivals – Three weekends!
A wonderful opportunity to support our Orthodox brothers and sisters!

• This weekend is the St. George Festival in Fishers! Festivities conclude Sunday at 5:00pm.
St. Mary’s in Greenwood is hosting their first festival next Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, beginning at noon.
Our own annual Festival on Fairfax on October 6th is from 11:00 to 5:00. Please note that our festival is the first Saturday this year and not the second.

FAMILY NOTES
There are no Anniversaries, Birthday Celebrations or Name Day Remembrances on our All Saints calendar this week. Now is the time to add yours for the 2019 calendar updates! Please leave them on Marcia’s desk or email her at lbald3368@aol.com.

Memory Eternal: Peter James (16th); Mark; Dean; Kh. Charlotte Smith; Adrian (Olga’s brother)

Prayer List: Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation

Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.

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.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord.”
Verse: “O God, hear my prayer.” (Psalm 63:10,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (4:22-27)
(For the Conception of St. John the Baptist)

Brethren, Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise. Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married.”

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according St. Luke. (5:1-11)
(For the First Sunday of Luke)

At that time, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And He saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, Jesus asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when Jesus had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at Thy word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish, which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.

Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish responses

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Apolytikion of the Conception of St. John the Baptist – Tone
Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now; * for lo, in all truth thou hast conceived the lamp of the Sun, and he shall send forth his light * over all the earth, which is afflicted with blindness. * Dance, O Zachariah, and cry out with great boldness: * The one to be born is the blest Prophet of God Most High.

Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Great-martyr Euphemia, the All-praised
Martyrs Victor and Sosthenes of Chalcedon; Martyr Melitina of Marcianopolis

Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to greet visitors.
The Annual Student Welcome has been planned by the Myrrh Bearers,
so we hope our IU students will attend Coffee Hour today.

Nourishment of the Soul: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:22-24

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with G-H and Myrrh Bearers.

Orthodoxy 101 Returns: Each Saturday, from 6-7 pm, Steve and April Blair will lead a 16-week course, titled, Journey to Fullness. The new course includes a weekly 20-minute DVD presentation featuring Orthodox Evangelist and Ancient Faith Radio personality Fr. Barnabas Powell, followed by discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Church Etiquette: Standing vs. Sitting in Church
The traditional posture for prayer and worship in the Orthodox Church has always been to stand.
In the Orthodox “old countries”, there are usually no pews in the churches. Chairs or benches on the side walls are usually reserved for the elderly and infirm. In North America, we have tended to build our churches with pews, and since we have them, we need to figure out when we may sit and when we should stand. First of all, it is fully acceptable (even preferable) to stand for the entire service. If you prefer this, it would be better to find a place closer to the back or side of the church so as not to stand out or block someone’s view.
When should you definitely stand? Always during the Gospel reading, the Little and Great Entrances, the Anaphora, the distribution of Holy Communion, whenever the priest gives a blessing, and the Dismissal. In many parishes, the Divine Liturgy books in the pew have suggested times when sitting is acceptable. Follow those instructions (it’s probably safer than to follow what the people are doing in the first couple of rows). When in doubt, stand. It is never wrong to stand in church.

Food Pantry: Thank you all! Currently we could use frozen chicken, hot dogs, and Ravioli. We still have LOTS of corn and green beans!

Festival Postcards are available for you to take and share with friends, family, classmates, fellow workers, or whomever you wish to invite.

All Parish Workday is planned for Saturday to prepare the building and grounds for the coming festival. Work will be done outdoors and inside.

Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.

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.

Parish Council meets today.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, September 18: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, September 19: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, September 20: St. John Fellowship in Mitchell at the Haney’s home at 10:00
Thursday, September 20: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, September 22: All-Parish Workday inside and outside at 9:00
Saturday, September22: Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 at 6:00 & SOYO – 6:00 – 8:00
Sunday, September 23: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 – Festival Meeting

LOOKING AHEAD

St. Mary’s in Greenwood is having its first festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th starting at noon. As the parishioners have supported our festival, it is a fine opportunity to do the same!

Annual Festival on Fairfax draws near. Plan ahead to consider how you can be involved before and during the festival on October 6th. Please note that it is the first Saturday this year and not the second.

FAMILY NOTES

We extend our condolences to Olga and Michael Impey. Olga’s brother Adrian was buried this week. Many of you remember Adrian as the first architect for this building.

Family Membership: We are welcoming new members Herman & Johanna Hannan, Judith Burns, and Phil Campbell.

Showing our love to Charles: There will be a basket in the social hall for cards and gift cards to help Charles take advantage of naturopathic treatments that will help him recover.

Birthday Celebrations: John L (17th); Stephanie H (18th); Catherine G(19th);
Johanna H (22nd)

Name Day Remembrance: St. Sophia 17th – Geni Gritton, Kiya Crandall, Sophia Bender

Memory Eternal: Peter James (16th); Mark; Dean; Kh. Charlotte Smith; Adrian Tudorica (Olga’s brother)

Prayer List: Impey and Tudorica families; PJ Boyle’s family; Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “O Lord, how manifold are Thy works. In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul.” (Psalm 103:24,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (2:16-20)
(For the Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross)

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 St. Mark. (8:34-9:1)
(For Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross)

The Lord said, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” And He said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

Second Antiphon
Refrain: Save us, O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.

Apolytikion of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Tone 1
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, granting to Thy people victory over all their adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross preserving Thine estate.

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 7
Thou didst shatter death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open paradise to the thief; Thou didst turn the sadness of the ointment-bearing women into joy. And didst bid Thine Apostles proclaim a warning, that Thou hast risen, O Christ, granting to the world the Great Mercy.

Apolytikion of Saint Euphemia – Tone 4
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: * O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, * and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. * I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; * for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: * accept me offered out of longing * to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. * Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.

Kontakion of the Elevation of the Holy Cross – Tone 4
Do Thou, Who of Thine own good will was lifted up upon the Cross, O Christ our God, bestow Thy bounties upon the new Nation which is called by Thy Name; make glad in Thy might those who lawfully govern, that with them we may be led to victory over our adversaries, having in Thine aid a weapon of peace and a trophy invincible.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday, September 09, 2018
Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross
After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Synaxis of the Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna
Great-martyr Severian of Sebastia; Holy Fathers of the Third Ecumenical Council

Welcome to All Saints. It is our joy to meet our visitors. For those in town to attend IU, we hope you will make All Saints your home away from home.

Nourishment of the Soul: “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.” Ephesians 6:24

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with Be-F.

“As many as have been baptized into Christ…”Baptism of infant Anthony Gillquist, son of our Priest and Khouria is scheduled today at 9:00 a.m. The reception follows during coffee hour with a card shower for him and his family.

Food Pantry: With the outpouring of donations last Sunday, our pantry needs are small this week! Thank you all! Currently we could stock some cereal (name brands are preferred) and frozen chickens. We still have LOTS of corn and green beans!

A Note From the Alexanders: Dear All Saints Family, We would like to thank you for your love and support through this family tragedy. It is impossible for us to put into words how much we have appreciated the kind words, hugs, smiles and loving encouragement. It is truly by God’s grace that our church family has been one of on the most important support systems to get us through our grief. We just thank you so much!
All our love, John, Lisa, Amanda, Katie, John John, Molly, Mezy, Ephrem and Nick too!

New Altar Robes: These special garments for our acolytes were purchased with money gifted to the All Saints in loving memory of one of our long-standing altar servers, Nicholas J. Alexander. May his memory be eternal!

Festival Postcards are available for you to take and share with friends, family, classmates, fellow workers, or whomever you wish to invite.

As we bask in the glow of the Church New Year (September 1st), I thought it a good and proper thing to use this month to (re)educate ourselves on proper Etiquette in Church. This week, I will focus on clothing.

Sunday Dress

In all areas of our lives, we should offer Christ our best. And the same is true of our dress. We should offer Christ our ‘Sunday best”, not our everyday or common wear. And we should dress modestly, not in a way that would bring attention to ourselves. Our dress should always be becoming of a Christian – especially at church. Most importantly, we should only look at our own clothing, and never judge the attire of the person sitting next to us.

Here are some specific guidelines.

Men

Men should dress modestly. While coat and tie are not mandatory, shirts should have collars and be buttoned to the collar (the actual collar button may be left undone, but two or three buttons undone is inappropriate). Long sleeves are preferable. Jeans are usually too casual for church, especially ones with patches or holes. Shorts are not appropriate church wear.

Women

Dresses should be modest. No tank tops or dresses with only straps at the shoulders, no short skirts (mini-skirts), and no skin-tight dresses. Dresses should have backs and not be cut low in the front. If women wear pants to church, they should be dress pants (not jeans, leggings, etc.). Shorts of any type are not appropriate for church. Head-coverings, while traditional, are encouraged but not required.

Children

Only young children (under 10) should wear shorts to church – and then only dress shorts. Athletic shorts, cut-offs, and spandex shorts are never appropriate church wear (for children or adults). Shoes or sandals should be clean and tied. No one should wear T-shirts with any kind of writing on them.

Many thanks to Fr. David Barr and the Antiochian.org website for their contribution.
Love, Fr. Peter Jon

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, September 11: Gospel of St. John Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 – 8:30
Wednesday, September 12: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, September 13: Elevation the Holy Cross – Vesperal Liturgy at 6:00
Saturday, September15: Great Vespers at 5:00 – O101 at 6:00 & SOYO – 6:00 – 8:00
Sunday, September 16: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Student Welcome & Parish Council Meeting during Coffee Hour

LOOKING AHEAD

…Orthodoxy 101 Returns: Beginning Saturday, September 15thfrom 6-7 pm, Steve and April Blair will lead a 16-week course, titled, Journey to Fullness. The new course includes a weekly 20-minute DVD presentation featuring Orthodox Evangelist and Ancient Faith Radio personality Fr. Barnabas Powell, followed by discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

…St. John Fellowship in Mitchell at the Haney’s home resumes Thursday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m.

…All Parish Workday on Saturday, September 22nd is planned to prepare the building and grounds for the coming festival. Work will be done outdoors and inside.

…Festival Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 23rd to finalize plans for the annual Festival on Fairfax, that takes place on Saturday, October 6th. Plan ahead to consider how you can be involved.

FAMILY NOTES

Family Membership: We are Welcoming new members Herman & Johanna Hannan and Judith Burns; but also saying Goodbye to Sophia Bender as she has returned to Pittsburgh after 6 years with us during her time at IU.

Showing our love to Charles: There will be a basket in the social hall for cards and gift cards to help Charles take advantage of naturopathic treatments that will help him recover.

Birthday Celebrations: Dan R (9th); Elena R (10th); Felicity A (11th); Jeremiah J (11th); John Alexander (12th)
Name Day Remembrance: SS. Joachim & Anna 9th – Braylan Smith; Ari Vicion; Lilly Blair; Cora Bidulescu; Patricia Finchum – St. Cornelius the Centurion 13th – Steve Blair

Memory Eternal: Peter James (16th); Mark; Dean; Kh. Charlotte Smith

Prayer List: PJ Boyle’s family; Infant Nora (good report – she does not have cystic fibrosis); Nyssa (catechumen); Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation

Order of Approaching the Cup during Holy Eucharist: the Choir and Pre-School class go first, followed by each row from front to back. Ushers will assist.

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.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 6
When Mary stood at Thy grave, looking for Thy sacred body, angelic powers shone above Thy revered tomb; and the soldiers who were to keep guard became as dead men. Thou led Hades captive and wast not tempted thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst give life to the world, O Thou, Who art risen from the dead, O Lord, glory to Thee.

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.

Apolytikion of Ss. Joachim and Anna – Tone 2
As we celebrate the remembrance of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord our God, through them we beseech Thee to save our souls.

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.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: ” O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.”
Verse: “To Thee, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.” (Psalm 27:9,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. (6:11-18)
(For the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross)

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)
(For the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross)

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.”

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday, September 02, 2018
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Martyr Mamas and his family; John the Faster, patriarch of Constantinople

Welcome to All Saints.
It is our joy to meet our visitors. For those in town to attend IU,
we hope you will make All Saints your home away from home.

Nourishment of the Soul: “If a man suppresses his stomach and his tongue, then he will be able to rule over himself.” – St. Poemen

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with A-Ba; however, your donations are appreciated at all times.

Food Pantry: Contribute as you can. Currently we need pasta and marinara sauce, salsa, small bags of chips, boxed macaroni/cheese, canned meat, applesauce cups, carrots, mixed vegetables, greens, and toilet tissue. We still have LOTS of corn and green beans! (Yes, Spam is okay!)

A Note From the Alexanders
Dear All Saints Family, We would like to thank you for your love and support through this family tragedy. It is impossible for us to put into words how much we have appreciated the kind words, hugs, smiles and loving encouragement. It is truly by God’s grace that our church family has been one of on the most important support systems to get us through our grief. We just thank you so much!
All our love, John, Lisa, Amanda, Katie, John John, Molly, Mezy, Ephrem and Nick too!

New Altar Robes: As we ring in the Church New Year today, you will notice that the altar servers are adorned in beautiful, new robes. These special garments for our acolytes were purchased with money gifted to the All Saints in loving memory of one of our long-standing altar servers, Nicholas J. Alexander. May his memory be eternal!
There will be memorial for Dr. William Nasser today following the dismissal. Memory Eternal!

Festival Postcards will be available next Sunday for you to take and share with friends, family, classmates, fellow workers, or whomever you wish to invite.

Church Etiquette: During the month of September, Father will provide a review of basic church etiquette in subsequent bulletins. When to enter or leave the Nave? What to wear? To kneel or not to kneel? If you have any specific questions, simply write them down and place them on Father’s desk to be included in the review.

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.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, September 4: Bible Study at the Webb’s home 7:0 0 -8:30 (details on insert page)
Wednesday, September 5: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, September 6: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, September 8: Nativity of the Theotokos Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. with pitch-in
Saturday, September 8: Walk for Life with registration at 10:00
Saturday, September 8: Great Vespers at 5:00 – No SOYO meeting
Sunday, September 9: Baptism of infant Anthony Gillquist at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

LOOKING AHEAD

… Orthodox Christians for Life (OCL) will represent our parish at the Walk for Life 2018 on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. The annual Walk benefits two of our local life-saving, pro-family crisis pregnancy ministries: the Hannah Center and Hannah House Maternity Home. Orthodox Christians for Life invites everyone to participate in this one-mile walk along Clear Creek Trail to raise money for these initiatives which support young mothers & families in crisis situations. Although registration opens at 9:30 am on Saturday the 8th, the organizers have graciously agreed to keep registration open until at least 10 am to accommodate our parishioners! Please visit http://www.hannahcenter.org/walk/to learn more or to give online to support Hannah House.

…SOYO Activity: On Saturday, September 8th, our teens will attend the Walk for Life immediately following the 8am Divine Liturgy. For this day only, our morning gathering will be in lieu of our normal evening meeting time. Mr. Przybyla would like to remind each teen to please bring the SOYO shirt to change into following the Liturgy.

…Orthodoxy 101 Returns: Beginning Saturday, September 15thfrom 6-7 pm, Steve and April Blair will lead a 16-week course, titled, Journey to Fullness. The new course includes a weekly 20-minute DVD presentation featuring Orthodox Evangelist and Ancient Faith Radio personality Fr. Barnabas Powell, followed by discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

…Student Welcome at social hour on September 16th

…All Parish Workday on Saturday, September 22nd helps prepare the building and grounds for the coming festival. Work will be done outdoors and inside.

…Our Annual Festival is scheduled for October 6th. Plan ahead to consider how you can be involved. A meeting is scheduled for September 23rd after Divine Liturgy. Those on the festival committee should look for emails from Daniel Rigsby, this year’s coordinator.

St. Mary’s Festival is scheduled for September 29th in Greenwood from Noon to 7:00.

FAMILY NOTES

Birthday Celebrations: Andrew L (6th); Braylan S (6th)
Name Day Remembrance: Mary Ann Griggs (8th – Our Lady Theotokos)
Memory Eternal: Kevin (8th); Peter James (16th – Gillquist’s brother-in-law); Mark

Prayer List: PJ Boyle’s family; Infant Nora (good report – she does not have cystic fibrosis); Nyssa (catechumen); Alice & Marvin; Charles; Vicki; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Emilija (difficult pregnancy); Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and in our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “Thou, O Lord, wilt keep and preserve us.”
Verse: “Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed!” (Psalm 11:7,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (1:21-2:4)

Brethren, it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; He has put his seal upon us and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith; we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith. For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. For I wrote you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (22:2-14)

The Lord spoke this parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.’ But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Divine Liturgy Variables

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 of St. Mamase – 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.

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.
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Bible Study: God’s Kingdom – on Earth as it is in Heaven: The Gospel of John Chapters 11-21
…Howard Webb is the leader of the study, meeting at his and Rhonda’s home from 7:00 – 8:30.
…There are 10 weekly sessions, on Tuesdays – Sept. 4 – Nov. 6.
…Please invite anyone who may have an interest since the study is open to everyone.
…Bring a Bible if possible. Sorry, we cannot accommodate children.
…3960 E. Fenbrook Lane, Bloomington, IN 47401… 314-313-4275… webbrk1@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Father Joshua will be our guest priest for both Matins and Divine Liturgy.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Martyrs Adrian and Natalie of Nicomedia
Venerable Joasaph, prince of India; Venerable Adrian of Ondrutsov

We at All Saints enjoy our visitors and welcome those coming to study or teach at IU.
Let this parish be your family while you are in the Bloomington area.

Nourishment of the Soul: “When the children are traumatized and hurt on account of some serious situation, don’t let it affect you when they react negatively and speak rudely. In reality they don’t want to, but can’t help themselves at difficult times. They are remorseful afterwards. But if you become irritated and enraged, you become one with the evil spirit and it makes a mockery of you all.” – St. Porphyrios the Kapsokalivite

Father Joshua is our guest priest today. He will bless IU students at the end of the Divine Liturgy.

Myrrh Bearers meet today around noon.

Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors this Sunday are those whose last names start with I-Z; however, your donations are appreciated at all times.

You received an email this week about the Psalm 103 Project. Ask Hal Sabbagh for an update and to explain what it is in case you have not heard!

Crowning Postponed: Daniel and Jennifer Rigsby warmly invite our parish family to the celebration of the Crowning of their marriage in the Church on Saturday, September 1st at 2:30p.m. A cake and coffee reception (hosted by the Myrrh Bearers) will follow at 3:30.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, August 29: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, August 30: Bible Study at Becky’s home 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, August 31: Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos at 6:00
Saturday, September 1: Crowning at 2:30 and reception at 3:30
Saturday, September 1: Great Vespers at 5:00 – SOYO 6:00- 8:00
Sunday, September 2: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00

LOOKING AHEAD

…The Indiction: The Ecclesiastical New Year begins September 1st.

… Beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Howard Webb will be leading a Bible Study: God’s Kingdom – on Earth as it is in Heaven: The Gospel of John Chapters 11-21.” The Study will consist of 10 weekly sessions, from Sept. 4 – Nov. 6. It will meet at the Webb’s home, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Please invite anyone who may have an interest – the study is open to Orthodox Christians as well as those of other traditions. Please read John Chapter 1 for the first meeting and bring a Bible if you have one. Sorry, we cannot accommodate children. Howard and Rhonda Webb, 3960 E. Fenbrook Lane, Bloomington, IN 47401 314-313-4275 webbrk1@gmail.com.

…Our Annual Festival is scheduled for October 6th. Plan ahead to consider how you can be involved. Daniel Rigsby, this year’s coordinator, would like to hear from you.

FAMILY NOTES
PARISH HEALTH UPDATES

…Alice Marie Piercefield has conformation that she has cancer in the lymph nodes. She is awaiting the plan for treatment. Alice and Marvin, are grateful for your love, prayers and support.

…Charles Coats asks that you continue to keep him in your prayers.

…Vicki Gans appreciates your prayers.

Birthday Celebrations: Liam G (26th); Emily W (27th); Subdn, Daniel B (29th); Kiya C (29th); Patricia F (1st); Max L (1st); Gabe S (1st)

Name Day Remembrance: Aidan Guise (31st – St. Aidan)

Memory Eternal: David (21st); Kevin (Ancient Faith Ministries) (8th); Peter James (16th – Gillquist’s brother-in-law)

Prayer List: PJ Boyle’s family; Infant Nora (cystic fibrosis); Nyssa (catechumen); Alice & Marvin; Charles; Linda’s sister Dee; Mary Ann; Griggs family; Alexander family; Sharon Catherine; Lillian Purcell; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina & Anthony; Vivian; Paul; Caden, Dylan & Maddie; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Iva Lee & Jim; Adrian T; Nancy & Shalayna; Hannah & Ty; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; those suffering in the drug crisis in the USA; Those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places and our schools; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation

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.

Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Prokeimenon: “O Lord, how marvelous are Thy works. In Wisdom hast Thou made them all.”
Verse: “Bless the Lord, O my soul!” (Psalm 103:24,1)

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (16:13-24)

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.

Gospel: 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

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 SS. Adrian and Natalie – Tone 3
Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation * to be riches never lost or plundered. * Thou forsookest thy fathers’ impiety, * and thou didst follow thy Master, becoming rich * in His divine gifts, O glorious Adrian. * With the godly-minded Natalie, who emboldened thee, * entreat Christ God, O Martyr, that our souls be saved.

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.