Announcements for Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010
Sunday after Epiphany
Ephesians 4:7-13:  From our reading in Ephesians we hear St Paul explain how Christ gave apostles and prophets to the Church in order that through their work we might attain maturity in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 4:12-17Jesus settles in Capernaum after the imprisonment of John the Baptist and there began His public ministry, preaching a gospel of repentance.
Troparion of the Resurrection:  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.
Troparion of Theophany:  By thy baptism, O Lord, in the River Jordan, worship to the Trinity has made its appearance; for the voice of the Lord didst come forth to thee with the testimony, naming thee beloved Son; and the Spirit in the likeness of a dove, confirming the truth of the word. Wherefore, O thou who didst appear and light the world, glory to thee.
Troparion of St. Gregory of Nyssa: O God of our Fathers, ever dealing with us according to Thy gentleness: take not Thy mercy from us, but by their entreaties guide our life in peace.
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 Theophany:  Today thou hast appeared to the universe, O Lord, and thy light hast been shed upon us, who praise thee with knowledge, saying, Thou hast come and appeared, O unapproachable Light.
Sunday, January 10  (Sunday after Theophany)
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 9:00 a.m. – Christian Education
 4:00 p.m. – Great Blessing of the Waters – at the Reservoir, Old Trace Park
 6:00 p.m. – Young Adults
Monday, January 11  (Theodosius, Head of Monastaries)
 Office Closed – Father John’s Day Off
Tuesday, January 12
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Wednesday, January 13
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers
 7:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
Thursday, January 14
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Friday, January 15
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Saturday, January 16  (Chains of St Peter)
 9:00 a.m. – Orthros/Divine Liturgy
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 5:45 p.m. – Ninth Hour and Great Vespers
Sunday, January 17  (St. Anthony the Great)
 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 Feast of Theophany last Tuesday and by the Dn Richard Roots for the Divine Liturgy this morning.
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
                                   Eucharist Bread          Coffee Hour
 January 10                         R. Roots             Joneses/Stewarts
 January 16 (Saturday a.m.) Hendersons         Hendersons
 January 17                         Katools               Strains
 January 24                         Schelvers            Pot Luck
 January 31                         Morrises             Milnors
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 #
January 10                      Brenda Baker          Eph. 4:7-13         364
January 16 (Sat. a.m.)     Tom Willingham       Acts 12:1-11     50-51
January 17                      Tom Skirtech          Heb. 13:17-21      343
January 24                      Walt Wood             II Tim. 3:10-15      258
January 31                      Warren Strain          I Cor. 6:12-20      265
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.
Please remember the following in your prayers: Sh. Charlotte Algood, Deacon Terry and their family; Fr. James and Kh. Linda Ellison, Amy and Michael Surratt; Lee, Greene, Mary Catherine Long; Bobby and Sue Webb (Deborah Finley’s parents); 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).
The Sara Cooper Memorial Fund will remain open until further notice.  Please designate the fund on your checks if you are making donations.
Sign-up info will be available in the near future for house blessings following the feast of Theophany.  Please be thinking now about a time to have your home blessed and sign up as soon as the sheet becomes available.
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:
 * Blessing of the Waters at Ross Barnett Reservoir will be held today at 4:00 p.m.  The location will be Old Trace Park as in the past.  Those who want will be going to Cock of the Walk for supper afterwards.
 * Fr. John will be in St. Petersburg, FL for the Mid-winter Delegates Meeting, January 22 – 24th .
 * 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.
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.
Sunday Pot Luck!!  On the first Sunday of each month instead of Coffee Hour we have a Pot Luck meal.  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!!
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.
Fasting Discipline for January
The traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  However, there is no fasting during the week following the Sunday of Publican and the Pharisee (January 25 – 30th).
Major Commemorations During January
 January 11  Venerable Theodosios the Head of Monasteries
 January 16  Veneration of the Chains of St. Peter
 January 18  Sts. Athanasios and Cyril of Alexandria
 January 20  Venerable Euthymios the Great
 January 24  Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
 January 25  St. Gregory the Theoplogian
 January 27  St. John Chrysostom
 January 30  Three Hierarchs
 January 31  Unmercenaries Cyros and John
   Sunday of the Prodigal Son and Sunday before the Presentation
   Of our Lord in the Temple
Quotable: “Meekness has it source in humility.  In banishing pride from the heart, we have no more occasion for anger, no more of the false refinements which so strongly make us feel the offenses against us.”
    – St. Gregory of Nyssa
Weekly Quote:  “Nothing in this world but God can fill our heart or fully satisfy our desires.  A fire cannot be put out with brushwood and oil, because only water will put it out.  In exactly the same way, the desires of the human heart cannot be satisfied with the goods of this world, because only the grace of God can quench the thirst of our desires.”
    – St. Innocent of Alaska
WORSHIP: Sunday, January 17, 2010 ( Anthony the Great)
 Scriptures:  Hebrews 13:17-21; Luke 19:1-10
 Celebrant:  Father John
 Deacon:  Deacon Richard
 Epistle Reader: Tom Skirtech
 Prosphora:  Katools
 Coffee Hour: Strains

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