Announcements for Sunday, October 18, 2009

October 18, 2009
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Apostle Luke the Evangelist
Colossians 4:5-18:  As we read from St.  Paul’s letter to the Colossians, we hear him encourage us to walk in wisdom regarding those outside the Church and to speak to them with grace.  We also hear him commend those who were his fellow workers, including St.  Luke the Evangelist, whom we honor on this day.
Luke 10:16-21: Our Lord reminds His disciples that the joy of discipleship is not in authority over demonic power, but in the citizenship of God’s Kingdom.
Troparion of the Resurrection:  When thou, O immortal Life, didst humble thyself unto death, then didst thou destroy death by the brightness of thy Godhead; and when thou didst raise the bowels of the earth, then all the heavenly powers exclaimed, O Christ, thou art the Giver of life!  Glory to thee, O our God!
Troparion of the Apostle Luke the Evangelist:  O Holy Apostle Luke, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
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.
Sunday, October 18 (Nineteentth Sunday after Pentecost and 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
Monday, October 19
 Office Closed – Father John’s Day Off
Tuesday, October 20
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Wednesday, October 21
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers
 7:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
Thursday, October 22
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Friday, October 23   (St. James, the Apostle, Brother of the Lord)
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Saturday, October 24
 6:45 p.m. – Hayride! 
 (NOTE: Please be on time for the start of the hayride!!)
Sunday, October 25   (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 9:00 a.m. – Christian Education
 5:30 p.m. – Youth Group
Eucharist Bread: …was offered by the Woods 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 18                   Woods         Woods
 October 25                   R. Roots       Algoods
 November 1                  Hendersons  POT LUCK
 November 7 (Sat. a.m.)  Algoods       Katools
  (St. Raphael)
 November 8                  Katools        Hendersons
 November 15                Schelvers     Chamblees
 November 21 (Sat. a.m.) Morrises 
  (Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)
 November 22                Joneses        Freundts
 November 29                Milnors         Schelvers
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 18                    Tom Skirtech                 Col. 4:5-18             324
October 25                    Walt Wood                    Gal. 1:11-19           188
November 1                   Sh. Charlotte Algood      Gal. 2:16-20           193
November 7 (Sat. am)     Kh. Sharon Meadows     Heb. 7:26-8:3         334
November 8                    Warren Strain               Heb. 2:2-10            332
November 15                  Mildred Morris               Eph. 2:4-10            202
November 21 (Sat. am)    Brenda Baker               Heb. 9:1-7              337
November 22                  Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver       Eph. 2:14 to end     207
November 29                  Tom Willingham            Eph. 4:1-7              212
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 next 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
Auction Rescheduled…..the Ladies of St. Peter have rescheduled their fund-raising auction that was planned for November 1st .  It will now be held January 24th, which will also be the date for our monthly Pot Luck meal. (We will not be having Pot Luck on January 3rd, due to the business of the season.)
Calendar Items:
 * October 24th – Hay Ride at Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch!!
 * Future date for Stewpot is October 31st .
 * Father John will be attending the MS Valley Deanery’s annual Clergy Retreat November 2-4, 2009.
 * January 24th  – Pot Luck Meal and Fund-raising Auction for the Ladies of St. Peter. (Please note that the auction has been rescheduled)
 * 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.
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
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: “Worthy, sincere and reverent service to the Lord in the temple, accompanied by lively faith is a source of peace, joy, and blessedness to our souls.”
    – St. John of Krondstadt 
Weekly Quote: “As for the fact that you are a layman and I am a monk, there is no need to think about it. . . The Lord seeks hearts filled with love for God and our neighbor. . . The Lord hears both the prayers of the monk and those of the layman, provided that both have a true faith, are true believers, and love God from the bottom of their hearts. . . they will both move mountains.”
    – Saint Seraphim of Sarov
WORSHIP: Sunday, October 25 ( Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost)
 Scriptures:  Galatians 1:11-19; Luke 8:26-39
 Celebrant:  Father John
 Deacon:  Deacon Terry
 Epistle Reader: Walt Wood
 Prosphora:  R. Roots
 Coffee Hour: Algoods

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