7/22 announcements

July 22, 2012
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Romans 15:1-7:  St Paul encourages us to deny ourselves on behalf of others for our own edification.  He reminds us that the Lord has brought salvation to the Gentiles, thus giving hope to those who were lost.
Matthew 9:27-35:  The Lord Jesus again demonstrates His mercy by healing two blind men and cast­ing out a demon from a man possessed.  We see that the Lord has compassion for all those who are op­pressed by sin, death and Satan.
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 St. Mary Magdalene: Thou didst follow Christ who was born of the Virgin for our sakes, O Mary Magdalene, keeping his precepts and statutes.  Wherefore, as we celebrate today thy holy memorial, we receive, through thy prayers, 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 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.
Sunday, July 22   (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            1:00 p.m.         — Young Adults
Monday, July 23   
            Office Closed   — Father John’s Day Off
Tuesday, July 24  
            6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
Wednesday, July 25  
6:30 p.m.         — Daily Vespers followed by Parish Council Meeting
7:30 p.m.         — Choir Practice
Thursday, July 26    
6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
Friday, July 27   
6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
Saturday, July 28   
10:30 a.m.       — Alexander Andrei’s Baptism
5:45 p.m.         — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
Sunday, July 29   (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            12:00 p.m.       — Ladies Luncheon and Teaching at Anastasia’s
            5:30 p.m.         — Youth Group
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Yeatts for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
                                    Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour
July 22                        Yeatts                                      R. Root/Lavric
July 29                        Abraham                                 MEN of the Parish
August 5                    Bassinger                               Henderson/Baker/Lockhart
August 6 (Mon. a.m.)  Freundt                                Kh. Sharon Meadows
         Feast of the Transfiguration
August 12                  Fahmy                                     POT LUCK MEAL
                                                                             (set-up: Jones/Stewart/Habeeb)
August 14 (Tues. p.m.)                                             Baker
August 19                  Katool                                     Morris/Katool/Willingham
August 26                  R. Root                                    Ellis/Zouboukos
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 29                             Walt Wood                          Rom. 15:1-7                    119
July 29                              Brenda Baker                      I Cor. 1:10-17                  124
August 5                          Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver          I Cor. 3:9-17                    130
August 6 (Mon. a.m.)     Kh. Sharon Meadows       II Pet. 1:10-19                  401
August 12                        Warren Strain                      I Cor. 4:9-16                    135
August 14 (Tues. p.m.)  Sh. Charlotte Algood         Phil. 2:5-11                      403
August 19                        Mildred Morris                    I Cor. 9:2-12                    141
August 26                        Phillip Lasseter                    I Cor. 15:1-11                  146
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.
Please remember the following in your prayers:  Pete and Maria Costas; Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit and Sammie; David Turner’s mother Mary Jean; Georgia Buchanan, George Johns (Georgia’s grandson) and his family; Dorin and Carolina Lavric and Victor (Carolina’s brother); Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; Dn. Howard and Sh. Gail Shannon.
Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers. 
Memory Eternal!  Our condolences and prayers go to Kh. Janet and to Sheryl Chamblee on the falling asleep in the Lord of their father, Robert “Bubba” Stone this past Monday evening.  Bubba was a dear friend of many here at St. Peter and will be sorely missed.  Please keep Kh. Janet, Sheryl and their families in your prayers.
Please be reminded that the Sacristy/Vestry which is adjacent to and behind the altar in our church is considered by the Orthodox Church to be part of the Sanctuary (Altar area) and should not be entered without the blessing of the priest for a specific purpose.  If you need to speak with a member of the clergy while they are in the Sanctuary, please ask them to come to you in the nave.
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
Alexander Andrei, the son of Silviu and Anna Marie Andrei, will be baptized next Saturday morning, July 28th at 10:30 a.m.  Friends and family (many from Romania) will be here to celebrate the event.
We will be doing a forty day Memorial Service for Fr. Peter Gillquist on Sunday morning, August 12th.
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
*    Stewpot schedule (together with Holy Resurrection) – December 29th.
*    Alexander Andrei’s Baptism is Saturday, July 28th at 10:30 a.m.
*    The Ladies will meet at Anastasia’s for lunch and a teaching from Father John following the Liturgy next Sunday, July 29thThe Men of the parish will handle Coffee Hour that morning.
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 for July
July 25             Dormition of the Righteous Anna
July 27             Great-martyr Panteleimon
When you host Coffee Hour or the meal for a Feast, please make sure that the oven, warmer, and coffee maker are turned off afterwards.  On several occasions in the past, the cleaning ladies have found the oven still on when they came in to clean later during the week.
Happy Anniversaries in July:
         July 3                     —    Emad and Suzi Fino (#24!)
         July 25                   —    Reader Basil and Brenda Baker (#31!)
         July 30                   —    Clyde and Mary Ellis (#18!)
Happy Birthdays in July:
         July 10                   —    Ramzi Kafoury
         July 14                   —    Emil Ellis (#16!)
         July 15                   —    Emad Fino
         July 22                   —    Zachary Freundt
                                       —    Amy Oliver
                                       —    Thomas Wood
                                       —    Walt Wood
         July 25                   —    Vickie Curtis
         July 26                   —    George Curtis (#13!)
Quotable:  “Why is this process so destructive?  The answer lies mainly in the way the mind is set up to operate.  The mind is the great defense system we need to process all the information we receive.  However, in so doing, the mind is self-centered, judgmental, and fearful of attack.  It expects and assumes the worst from the world, from other people, and ultimately from God.  Every detail in the universe is measured by the mind against its usefulness to the mind’s story of the self, the ego.  The mind attempts to replace the real center of being, the heart, with a center of its own creation.”
                                                 Archimandrite Meletios Webber, Bread and Water, Wine and
                                                             Oil: an Orthodox Christian Experience of God
Worship:         Sunday, July 29, 2012 (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost)
         Scripture:                                I Corinthians 1:10-17; Matthew 14:14-22
         Celebrant:                               Father John
         Epistle Reader:                       Brenda Baker
         Prosphora:                             Abraham
         Coffee Hour:                           MEN of the Parish

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