7/3 announcements

July 3, 2011
Third Sunday after Pentecost
 
Romans 5:1-10:  In his letter to the Romans, St Paul establishes that our standing before God is the result of faith whereby we are justified and thus receive the benefits of His salvation.
 
Matthew 6:22-33:  Our Lord teaches us that striving for the things of God rather than the things of the world will enable us to be at peace about what we need to live in this world.
 
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 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 Theotokos:  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, July 3   (Third Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
           
Monday, July 4   
            Office Closed  — Father John’s Day Off
           
Tuesday, July 5   (Athanasios of Athos)
            6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
            6:00 p.m.         — Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy and Meal
 
Wednesday, July 6   
5:00 p.m.         — Catechism Class
6:30 p.m.         — Daily Vespers
7:30 p.m.         — Choir Practice
 
Thursday, July 7   
6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
11:30 a.m.       — Men’s Lunch
 
Friday, July 8            
6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
 
Saturday, July 9  
7:30 a.m.         — Breakfast and Bible Study
11:00 a.m.       — Serving at the Stewpot
5:45 p.m.         — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
 
Sunday, July 10   (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            12:00 p.m.       — Ladies of St. Peter
            5:30 p.m.         — Youth Group
 
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Woods for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul this past Tuesday evening and by the Dn. Richard Roots for the Divine Liturgy today.  
 
Please be reminded of the following:
Be very careful with the Blessed Bread when you take it after communion.  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.
         Also, at the end of the liturgy, maintain a prayerful disposition during the veneration of the cross as the prayers of thanksgiving after communion are still underway.  Please exchange your greetings with each other in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.
 
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
                                                      Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour
         July 3                                    R. Roots                                   Joneses/Stewarts
         July 10                                  Hendersons                              Ellis/Zouboukos
         July 17                                  Schelvers                                 Woods
         July 24                                  Katools                                    Algoods
         July 31                                  Algoods                                   Hendersons
 
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#
July 3                          Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver             Rom. 5:1-11                            96
July 10                        Tom Willingham                    Rom. 6:18-23                          102
July 17                        Tom Skirtech                        Titus 3:18-15                           322
July 24                        Sh. Charlotte Algood            Rom. 12:6-14                          113
July 31                        Walt Wood                          Rom. 15:1-7                            119
 
Please keep Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family in your prayers as Walt continues to recover from back surgery.
 
Please remember the following in your prayers:  Fr. Leo, Kh. Be’Be’, Stephen and Amy, Justyn and Jeffrey; Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Maria Costas; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; David Turner’s mother Mary Jean; Fr. Joseph Bittle, Kh. Joanna, their daughter Abigail and the rest of their family.
 
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
 
With Father John’s blessing, Carl Boschert has decided to pursue his catechesis at Holy Trinity and St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church in Jackson.  Please keep him in your prayers.
 
Breakfast and Bible Study:  Next Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. we will begin a Bible Study of  I Peter.  Breakfast will also be served. Be sure to come and enjoy the fellowship.
 
 
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
*    We will be serving a meal at the Stewpot in Jackson on July 9th and November 19th.
*    Father John will be out of town July 21-31st for the Archdiocese Convention in Chicago.
*    The Annual Knucklehead Family Reunion (aka Men’s Fishing Trip) will be held in Arkansas, on September 16-23 this year.
*    His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN will be here the weekend of May 6, 2012 to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary as a parish.  The planning committee is working very hard to make our celebration a memorable one.  There will be an evening event at the MS Museum of Art on Saturday, May 6th.  Other events are being planned and more information will be available in the coming months.
 
Sophie Elizabeth Dansereau will be baptized on Saturday morning, July 16th at 11:15 a.m.
 
New Parish Directory:   The Parish Council has decided to implement a new Directory with family pictures.  If you have not yet had your picture taken, please make arrangements with Daniel Root.  A group picture will be taken at a later date for the cover of the Directory.
 
We are looking for new faces in the choir….anyone 7th grade or older who is interested should contact Karen or Sh. Margaret.
 
Fasting Discipline for July
The traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.
 
Major Commemorations during July
July 5               Athanasios of Athos
July 11             Euphemia the all-praised
July 17             Great-martyr Marina
July 20             Prophet Elias
July 25             Dormition of Righteous Anna
July 27             Great-martyr Panteleimon
 
If you are the last to leave the building, please make sure that the heating and cooling unit in the Fellowship Hall is turned off.
 
Happy Anniversaries in July:
         July 3                         Emad and Suzi Fino (#23!)
         July 25                       Reader Basil and Brenda Baker (#30!)
 
 
 
Happy Birthdays in July:
         July 2                         Irene N’Ser
         July 7                         Nimer Fino (1992)
         July 10                       Ramzi Kafoury
         July 13                       Abraham Dabit
         July 15                       Emad Fino
         July 17                       Jackie Rezk
         July 22                       Zachary Freundt
                                           Walt Wood
                                           Thomas Wood
                                           Amy Oliver
 
Quotable:  “There are earthly medicines for earthly diseases.  And there is an Omnipotent Heavenly Doctor and heavenly medicines for the most terrible disease called sin.  This Doctor is Jesus Christ.  Because every sin is a transgression of God’s holy law, only God can forgive sins with His wondrous omnipotence.  He can blot out sins as if they never existed.  Though your sins be as purple, I will make them white as snow; though they be as scarlet, I will make them white as wool (Is. 1:18), He promises.  But for this to happen, there is one requirement for us—to repent truly.”
                                                                        Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev
 
        
Worship:         Sunday, July 10, 2011 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)
 
         Scripture:                                Romans 6:18-23; Matthew 8:5-13
         Celebrant:                               Father John
         Epistle Reader:                        Tom Willingham
         Prosphora:                              Hendersons
         Coffee Hour:                           Ellis/Zouboukos

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