Announcements for Sunday, October 11, 2009

 
October 11, 2009
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
and Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
 

Titus 3:8-15:  On this Sunday we read from St. Paul’s letter to Titus, whom he warns to avoid delving into unprofitable and foolish questions about doctrine, and to reject heretics after two admonitions.
 
Luke 8:5-15:  Our Lord tells the parable of the sower in which he teaches us that the believer who perseveres with honest and good hearts will bear much fruit.
 
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 Holy Fathers: Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise who didst establish our holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to thee.
 
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 for Usual Sundays:  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 in time, who cry to thee in faith, for thou art good.  Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.
 
 
CALENDAR
 
Sunday, October 11  (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council)
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 9:00 a.m. – Christian Education
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 5:30 p.m. – Youth Group
 
Monday, October 12
 Office Closed – Father John’s Day Off
 
Tuesday, October 13 
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
  
Wednesday, October 14
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers
 7:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
 
Thursday, October 15
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
 
Friday, October 16 
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
        
Saturday, October 17
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 5:45 p.m. – Ninth Hour, followed by Great Vespers
 
Sunday, October 18  (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Sunday of the Holy
   Apostle Luke the Evangelist)

 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 9:00 a.m. – Christian Education
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 5:30 p.m. – Young Adults
 
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Eucharist Bread: …was offered by the Fahmys for the Divine Liturgy this morning. 
 
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.
 
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
               Eucharist Bread  Coffee Hour
 October 11     Bakers            R. Roots
 October 18     Woods            Woods
 October 25     R. Roots         Algoods
 
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 #
October 11  Tom Willingham      Titus 3:8-15          322
October 18  Tom Skirtech          Col. 4:5-18           324
October 25  Walt Wood             Gal. 1:11-19         188
 
Please remember the following in your prayers: Tom Skirtech, Amy and Brantley Oliver ;  Reader Basil’s family (Dad, Bill; sister Betty; and uncle and aunt, James and Sarah Powell),  Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Jared and Stacy Autrey and their daughter Olivia Kate (St. Ignatius in Franklin).
 
New Time for Great Vespers on Saturdays!!  We are praying Ninth Hour on Saturday evenings prior to Great Vespers.  It was also decided by the Parish Council to move Great Vespers to an earlier time.  So, in the future, Ninth Hour will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by Great Vespers (around 6:00 p.m.).  Please make a note of this change in times.
 
Sunday Pot Luck!!  The Parish Council has agreed that we will begin having a Pot Luck meal on the first Sunday of each month instead of Coffee Hour.  There will be a sign-up sheet posted on the Bulletin Board in the Fellowship Hall in the weeks prior to the meal, so that we can have an idea of the food that will be brought.  If you can’t bring a dish, sign up for set-up or clean-up.  Participation is open to all (men as well as children!!)  This is a wonderful chance for some fellowship.  Please be sure to mark it on your calendars!! 
 
Hay Ride!!!  Our annual Hay Ride is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th at the Nichols Boyd Pumpkin Patch where we have gone in the past.  We will not have Great Vespers that evening due to this activity.  Jennifer Skirtech is in charge and will have more information available shortly.
 
“What do I hear for…..”  The Ladies of St. Peter will be auctioning off household “white elephants” as a fund-raising activity during the Pot Luck meal on November 1st.  Please stay to enjoy the fun as Sandi Strain conducts our auction…and remember “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!”
 
Fasting Discipline for October
In October, the traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil)  is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays.
 
Major Commemorations During October
 October 18 Apostle Luke
 October 23 Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord
 October 26 Great Martyr Demetrios
 
Calendar Items:

 * October 24th – Hay Ride at Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch!!
 
 * Future date for Stewpot is October 31st .
 
 * November 1st – Fund-raising Auction for the Ladies of St. Peter.
 
 * Father John will be attending the MS Valley Deanery’s annual Clergy Retreat November 2-4, 2009.
 
 * The MS Valley Deanery will hold its annual Teen Retreat the week-end of January 29-31, 2010 at John W. Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS.  Father James Coles, pastor of St. Ignatius Mission in Mesa, AZ, will be the speaker.  His topic will be “How to Experience the Peace of God in a Chaotic World.”  More details will be available at a later date.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Quotable: “Patience is the root and guardian of all the virtues.  We gain possession of our lives by patience, since we learn to govern ourselves, we begin to gain possession of the very thing we are.”
  “True patience consists in bearing calmly the evils others do to us, and in not being consumed by resentment against those who inflict them.  Those who only appear to bear the evils done them by their neighbors, who suffer them in silence while they are looking for an opportunity for revenge, are not practicing patience, but only making a show of it.  Paul writes that ‘love is patient and kind.’  It is patient in bearing the evils done to us by others, and it is kind in even loving those it bears with.  Jesus himself tells us: ‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute you and calumniate you.'”
    – St. Gregory the Great
 
Weekly Quote:  “The devil presents small sins to us as insignificant in our eyes, for otherwise he cannot lead us into great sins.”
    – Saint Mark the Ascetic

WORSHIP: Sunday, October 18 (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Holy Apostle Luke the Evangelist)
 
 Scriptures:  Colossians 4:5-18; Luke 10:16-21 (both readings for the Apostle Luke)
 Celebrant:  Father John
 Deacon:  Deacon Terry
 Epistle Reader:  Tom Skirtech
 Prosphora:  Woods
 Coffee Hour:  Woods
 
 

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