Announcements for Sunday, October 25, 2009

October 25, 2009
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Galatians 1:11-19:  St. Paul defends his ministry in his letter to the Galatians, telling them of how his former way of life was changed by a direct revelation from the Lord, and of his actions immediately afterwards.
Luke 8:27-39:  From the reading in St Luke, we see Jesus heal a man possessed by demons;  in doing so, Jesus demonstrates His authority over His creation, even when it rebels against Him.
Troparion of the Resurrection:  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 and become the First-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.
Troparion of the Martyrs:  Thy Martyrs, O Lord, by their struggles have received from thee, our God, imperishable crowns; because acquiring thy strength, they demolished usurpers and crushed the powerless might of Satan.  Therefore, through their intercessions, O Christ God, save our souls.
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 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
Monday, October 26   (Great-martyr Demetrios)
 Office Closed – Father John’s Day Off
Tuesday, October 27
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Wednesday, October 28
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers followed by Parish Council Meeting
 7:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
Thursday, October 29
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Friday, October 30
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Saturday, October 31
 11:30 a.m. – Serving meal at Stewpot
 5:45 p.m. – Ninth Hours followed by Great Vespers
Sunday, November 1   (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost; Sts Cosmas and Damian)
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 9:00 a.m. – Christian Education
 5:30 p.m. – Young Adults
Eucharist Bread: …was offered by the Dn Richard Roots 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 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 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).
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.)
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!!
Calendar Items:
 * Future date for Stewpot is next Saturday, 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: “Let your prayer be completely simple.  For both the publican and the prodigal son were reconciled to God by a single phrase.”
    – St. John Climacus 
Weekly Quote: “Therefore if I pray, ‘Hallowed be Thy Name,’ I ask that these words may effect in me things such as these: May I become through Thy help blameless, just and pious, may I abstain from every evil, speak the truth and do justice.  May I walk in the straight path, shining with temperance, adorned with incorruption, beautiful through wisdom and prudence.  May I meditate on things that are above and despise what is earthly, showing forth the angelic way of life.  These and similar things are comprised in this pettion by which we pray to God. . .for a man can glorify God in no other way save by his virtue, his way of life, which bears witness that the Divine Power is the cause of his goodness.”
    – Saint Gregory of Nyssa
WORSHIP: Sunday, November 1 ( Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost; Commemoration of Sts. Cosmas and Damian)
 Scriptures:  Galatians 2:16-20; Luke 8:41-56
 Celebrant:  Father John
 Deacon:  Deacon Terry
 Epistle Reader: Sh. Charlotte Algood
 Prosphora:  Hendersosns
 Coffee Hour: POT LUCK

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