Announcements for Sunday, August 14, 2009

August 16, 2009
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Sunday after the Dormition
I Corinthians 4:9-16:  We hear St Paul speak to the Corinthians as their spiritual father and exhort them to imitate him in their actions.
Matthew 17:14-23:  The Lord Jesus again shows His abundant mercy when He heals a boy possessed    by a demon.  We also hear Him foretell His betrayal, death and resurrection, but the disciples do not understand.
Troparion of the Resurrection:  The stone being sealed by the Jews, and thy pure body being guarded by the soldiers, thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world.  Wherefore, the heavenly powers acclaimed thee, O Giver of life, crying, Glory to thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to thy kingdom! Glory to thy gracious providence, O only Lover of mankind.
Troparion of the Dormition:  In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for living thou wast translated, being the Mother of Life.  Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.
Troparion of the Chains of St. Peter: O Holy Apostle, Peter, thou dost preside over the Apostles by the precious chains which thou didst bear.  We venerate them with faith and beseech thee that by thine intercessions we be granted the great mercy.
Kontakion of the Dormition:  Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, who is never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control.  But being the Mother of Life, he who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb didst translate her to life.

Sunday, August 16   (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Sunday after the Dormition)
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 5:30 p.m. – Youth Group
Monday, August 17
 Office Closed – Father John’s Day Off
Tuesday, August 18
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Wednesday, August 19
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers
 7:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
Thursday, August 20
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
 12N  – Ladies Fellowship
Friday, August 21
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Saturday, August 22
 6:30 p.m. – Great Vespers
Sunday, August 23  (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost and the Leave-taking of the Dormition)
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 6:00 p.m. – Young Adults
Eucharist Bread: …was offered by the Katools for the Divine Liturgy this morning and by the Algoods for the Feast of the Dormition yesterday.
Please be very careful with the Blessed Bread when you take after communion or at the end of the liturgy.  Because this bread has been blessed, we should take care not to let crumbs fall on the floor.  Parents, especially, please help your children to choose a small piece and treat it carefully.
Congratulations and Many Years!  Congratulations to Daniel and Elizabeth Root of the arrival of Simeon Paul Root, on August 4th.  May God grant him many years! …and to Grandparents Deacon Richard and Margaret.
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
             Eucharist Bread  Coffee Hour
 August 16     Katools         Chamblees
 August 23     Schelvers      Schelvers
 August 30     Morrises        Dansereaus
Schedule for Epistle Readers   –  Page numbers refer to the Apostolos (book of the Epistles) located on the front pew.  Please be sure to use this book when you read.
                     Reader                       Reading          Page #
August 16  Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver         I Cor. 4:9-16         135
August 23  Tom Willingham              I Cor. 9:2-12         141
August 30  Tom Skirtech                  I Cor. 15:1-11        146
Please remember the following in your prayers: Tom Skirtech, Amy and Brantley Oliver ; Jack and Ginny Henderson (Fr. John’s parents) and their family; Reader Basil’s family (Dad, Bill; sister Betty; and uncle and aunt, James and Sarah Powell), Ken Jones’ mother (recovering from hip surgery), Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family, Penny and Dean Bruner and their family, Deborah and Paul Finley, Effie Johnson (Kh. Susan Cushman’s mother) and the Cushman family (St. John’s in Memphis) Jared and Stacy Autrey and their daughter Olivia Kate (St. Ignatius in Franklin).
St. Peter shirts….several of you placed an order for one of the shirts with our name on them.  They have arrived and the cost is $30.  If you ordered one of these, please see Fr. John.  We do have a few extras if someone wanted one but was unable to order it.
Fasting Discipline for August
The traditional fasting is observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  August 29th is also a strict fast day in remembrance of the Beheading of the Forerunner.
Major Commemorations During August
 Aug 29  Beheading of the Forerunner, John the Baptist (strict fast day)

Please supervise your children to avoid spills, ink stains or marks from their writing and drawing on our new chairs.  We also ask that you not allow them to stand on the kneelers.  Thank you for your help with this.
Calendar Items:
 * Future dates for Stewpot meals are September 5th and October 31st.
 * We will celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos with Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia on Monday evening, September 7th.
 * The feast of the Elevation of the Cross will be celebrated on Monday morning, September 14th.
Those hosting Coffee Hour or feasts MUST be sure to place fresh trash bags in the trash cans when cleaning up afterwards.  If this is not done, items get thrown into the empty trash cans and then dumped as is into the cans outside.  The trash people will NOT pick up loose trash from the cans and have even dumped it out in the past.  This means that Father John has to pick these items up by hand and bag them!  Please help us with this!!
If you are the last to leave the building, please make sure that the heating and cooling unit in the Fellowship Hall is set to the optimum temperature for the building when unoccupied.  If you have overridden the programmed setting, please be sure to restore it to the original setting.  We are trying to keep our utility costs down.  If you do not know how to operate the thermostat, please consult with either Father James or Deacon Richard for instruction.       
Quotable: “If you doubt the presence of God, and feel straightness and fire in your heart, do not succumb to doubt. Consider it as an enticement, an illusion of the devil, and you will immediately feel at rest.  Remember that God, like our own soul, is a spiritual Being and that, by our thoughts and hearts, we either draw near to God, and become one spirit with Him, or withdraw ourselves from Him and become one spirit with the devil.”
    – St. John of Krondstadt   
Weekly Quote: “It is not difficult to get rid of material things if you so desire; but only with great effort will you be able to get rid of thoughts about them.”
    – St. Thalassios of Libya

WORSHIP: Sunday, August 23, 2009 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost and the Leave-taking of the Dormition)
 Scriptures:  I Corinthians 9:2-12; Matthew 18:23-35
 Celebrant:  Father John
 Deacon:  Deacon Terry
 Epistle Reader:  Tom Willingham
 Prosphora:  Schelvers
 Coffee Hour:  Schelvers

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