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2/2 announcements

February 2, 2014
Presentation of our Lord in the Temple

    Many years before the coming of Christ there lived a very pious and saintly man called Simeon.  He was one of the most intelligent Jewish scholars of his day.  Simeon prayed for the day that the Saviour would come and deliver all Israel (and the world) from sin.  One evening while kneeling in prayer, Simeon heard the voice of God saying to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Holy Tradition tells us that Simeon waited many long years.  Some Holy Fathers inform us that Simeon was over 150 years old when the Promise of God was fulfilled. The Holy Scriptures tell us that 40 days after the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ  the Virgin Mary brought the Christ Child to the Temple for Presentation.  It was a law that the first born son of a family should be offered to God and His service, as soon as a period of purification was past.  It was here that Simeon waited patiently that day, as he had done for so many years.  The Spirit of the Lord brought him to the baby Jesus.  Simeon took the infant Child in his trembling hands and recited the following beautiful prayer which is recited in the Orthodox Church every evening during Vesper services:
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. 
For mine eyes have seen Thy Salvation which thou hast prepared before the
face of all peoples.  A Light to enlighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of
thy people Israel.”
    Thus the promise to the aged Simeon was finally fulfilled.  The next day Simeon died in peace, thankful to Almighty God that he was honored to see the coming of Christ.
    This custom has continued down to our own day for both male and female children, and every mother who brings her new-born child to Church on the fortieth day is remembering the Great Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple.   

Hebrews 7:7-17: Perfection does not come through the Levitical priesthood, but through the perfect Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ, who like Melchizedek is both a king and a priest.
 
Luke 2:22-40: Our Lord is brought into the Temple by the Theotokos and Joseph to be presented according to the law.  There they are met by Simeon and Anna, who both prophesy concerning the Christ child.
 
Troparion of the Resurrection: Thou didst shatter death by thy Cross; thou didst open paradise to the thief; thou didst turn the mourning of the ointment-bearing women into joy, and didst bid thine Apostles proclaim warning that thou hast risen, O Christ, granting the world Great Mercy.
 
Troparion of the Presentation:  Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace; for from thee arose the Sun of justice, Christ our God, lighting those who are in darkness.  Rejoice and be glad, O righteous old man, carrying in thine arms the Deliverer of our souls, who granteth us resurrection.
 
Kontakion of the Presentation: Thou, O Christ God, who by your Birth, didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb, and as is meet, didst bless Simeon’s arms, and didst also come to save us, preserve thy fold in wars, and confirm them whom thou didst love; for thou alone art the Lover of mankind.
 
 
CALENDAR
 
Sunday, February 2   (Presentation of our Lord in the Temple)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            12:00 p.m.       — Pot Luck Meal
 
Monday, February 3   (Simeon the God-receiver)
            Office Closed — Father John’s Day Off
           
Tuesday, February 4   
            6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
                       
Wednesday, February 5    
            6:30 p.m.         — Daily Vespers
            7:30 p.m.         — Choir Practice
           
Thursday, February 6  
            NO Daily Orthros
            11:30 a.m.       — Men’s Lunch
 
Friday, February 7    
            NO Daily Orthros
 
Saturday, February 8   
            10:30 a.m.       — Baptism of Jude Brock
            5:45 p.m.         — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
 
Sunday, February 9   (Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            5:30 p.m.         — Youth Group
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Meadows for the Divine Liturgy this morning. 
 
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
                                         Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour
February 2                       Meadows                                 POT LUCK MEAL
                                                                                    set-up: R. Root/Abraham/Habeeb
February 9                       Davis                                       Algood/Lasseter/Yeatts
February 16                      D. Root                               Schelver/Lavric/Turner
February 22 (Sat. a.m.)   Yeatts                              Kh. Sharon Meadows
         (Saturday of the Souls)
February 23                     Abraham                            Henderson/Baker/Lockhart
 
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#
February 2                         Kh. Sharon Meadows           Heb. 7:7-17                    371
February 9                         Phillip Lasseter                       II Tim. 3:10-15               258
February 16                       Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver              I Cor. 6:12-20                 265
February 22 (Sat. a.m.)     Brenda Baker                          I Cor. 10:23-26               271-272
February 23                       Warren Strain                         I Cor. 8:8-9:2                  273
 
Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers. 
 
Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted recently while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.
 
Terrorists have abducted 12 Orthodox nuns from the Convent of St. Thekla in Syria.  Please keep them in your prayers.
 
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
 
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.
 
Athena Zouboukos has had surgery recently and is recovering at home.  Please keep her, Anthony and their family in your prayers.
 
Please remember the following in your prayers:  Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit and Sammie; Georgia Buchanan, George Johns (Georgia’s grandson) and his family; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; Sh. Gail Shannon; Dn. Sidney and Sh. Mary Elliot;
Fr. Alexander Atty, the Dean of St. Thikon’s who is battling cancer; Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family; Tom and Jennifer Skirtech and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham.
 
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.
 
House Blessings!  A sign-up sheet is available in the Fellowship Hall to sign up for your house blessing.   Please schedule these as soon as possible.  Everyone should have their home blessed.  However, the responsibility for scheduling lies with individuals and not Father John.  No House blessings will be done once Great Lent starts (March 3rd this year).  You may also e-mail Father John at frjohnc@bellsouth.net and give him three dates for your house blessing.
 
Jude Brock will be baptized next Saturday, February 8th at 10:30 a.m.  Please keep him, his parents and his godparents, Cliff Stewart and Michelle Pigott in your prayers.
 
Parish Council Additions:  Anna Kathryn Stewart, Phillip Lasseter and Ben Skirtech have been appointed to the Parish Council by Father John.  We thank them for their willingness to serve.
  
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
*    The Ladies of St. Peter will meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children.  Those who are able will go out for lunch and fellowship afterwards.
*    The Youth Group will meet for a meal and Christian Education with Father John on Sunday evenings, February 9th and 23rd beginning at 5:30 p.m.
*    The Young Adults will meet at the church Sunday, February 16th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
*    Deanery Youth Retreat with Sister Magdalene – February 14-16th.
 
Metropolitan Philip has given the Antiochian Women the project of raising money for the orphans of the war in Syria.  He has asked them to raise $200,000 towards this project.  All monies raised are to be distributed directly to the affected areas.  Please read information regarding “Help the Orphans of War in Syria” posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  If you wish to contribute to this project, please make your donation to the Ladies of St. Peter noting it is for “Help the Orphans of War in Syria.”  They will be collecting money for this project through the coming months.
 
Sister Magdalene from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England will be the speaker at the Deanery Youth Retreat, February 14-16th.  The topic of the Retreat will be “Our Faith, My Life.”  Following the Retreat, she will be at St. Peter’s Sunday evening and Monday and will fly home to England on Tuesday, the 18th.  The tentative schedule is for her to meet with the Young Adults on Sunday evening and to speak to the church on Monday evening.
 
Young Adults Study Group:  The Young Adults will meet once a month on Sunday evening from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (time will be strictly adhered to) for a meal, fellowship and teaching.  The next meeting will be February 16th.  Please let Father John know by text or e-mail if you will be there, so that plans may be made for the meal.
 
Pledge Letters have gone out.  Please fill these out and return them to the office as soon as possible.  Your pledges make it possible to plan a budget for the coming fiscal year.
 
Father Stephen Freeman, the Rector of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, TN, will be speaking at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton, Tuesday through Thursday, February 4th-6th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.   He will be speaking on Salvation, Heaven and Hell.
 
Fasting Discipline for February
The traditional fasting  (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  Following Meatfare Sunday (February 23rd) meat will not be eaten again until Pascha.  Duriing the week following Meatfare Sunday, dairy products (milk, cheese, eggs, etc.) are permitted, even on Wednesday and Friday.
 
Major Commemorations for February
February 2             Presentation of our Lord in the Temple
February 3             Simeon the God-receiver
February 9             Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
February 10           Hieromartyr Haralampos
February 11           Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste
February 16           Sunday of the Prodigal Son
February 22           Saturday of the Souls
February 23           Meatfare Sunday
February 24           The Forerunner (1st and 2nd Discoveries)
 
Parents, please supervise your children with food in the Fellowship Hall.  We are getting stains on the new carpet (and also the chairs in the nave).
 
Canned food drive:  The Christian Education classes are collecting canned good s for the needy. 
 
Happy Birthdays in January/February:
         February 3             —    Mary Alice Stewart (#1!)
         February 5             —    Andrei Anicescu
         February 11           —    Demetrius Zouboukos
         February 13           —    Clyde Ellis
         February 15           —    Mary Guy Lockhart
         February 17           —    Anthony Zouboukos
         February 18           —    Tom Willingham
         February 22           —    Kh. Sharon Meadows
         February 24           —    Nimr Fahmy
         February 28           —    Cole Parker (#9!)
 
Happy Anniversaries in February:
         February 7             —  Ben and Meghan Brock (#5!)
         February 18           —    David and Lou Turner (#8!)
         February 21           —    Michael and Amy Surratt (#16!)
         February 25           —    Daniel and Elizabeth Root (#8!)
 
Quotable:  “One of the best ways to teach children is by example and to have Jesus Christ as the center of the ‘little church’ – the home, is to practice family prayer.  The Saviour said that He is in the midst of those who gather in His Name (Matt. 28:20) and truly Christ is present in every house in which He is invoked in prayer.  There ought to be set aside a place in every home where the family may gather for corporate family worship, where they may be united every morning and evening to pray for each other and to beseech God’s blessing upon their home.  The family which gathers daily for family worship and to read from the Holy Bible receives enduring blessings for itself.  And it has truly been said that the family that prays together stays together.  The home that practices family prayer is a powerful witness for God in the community.  The great majority of criminals in our prisons come from homes in which the parents neglected their children’s religious training, where they never said grace before meals, where they never prayed together.”
                                                Rev. Fr. David F. Abramtsov, The Orthodox Companion
 
 
Worship:         Sunday, February 9, 2014 (Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican;
                                                Leave taking of the Presentation of our Lord)
        
         Scripture:                               II Timothy 3:10-15; Luke 18:10-14
         Celebrant:                              Father John
         Epistle Reader:                      Phillip Lasseter
         Prosphora:                             Davis
         Coffee Hour:                         Algood/Yeatts/Lasseter

1/26 announcements

January 26, 2014
Thirty-second Sunday after Pentecost
 
I Timothy 4:9-15:  From our reading in St Paul’s first letter to Timothy, we hear him exhort
Timothy to teach concerning God, the Savior of all men, and by his conduct to be an example of godliness to unbelievers.
 
Luke 19:1-10:  In the story of Zaccheus we are reminded of why the Only-begotten Son of the
Father became incarnate:  to save mankind from our sin and its consequences.
 
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 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 Presentation: Thou, O Christ God, who by your Birth, didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb, and as is meet, didst bless Simeon’s arms, and didst also come to save us, preserve thy fold in wars, and confirm them whom thou didst love; for thou alone art the Lover of mankind.
 
CALENDAR
 
Sunday, January 26   (Thirty-second Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            5:30 p.m.         — Youth Group
 
Monday, January 27   (John Chrysostom)
            Office Closed — Father John’s Day Off
           
Tuesday, January 28   
            6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
                       
Wednesday, January 29    
            6:30 p.m.         — Daily Vespers
            7:30 p.m.         — Choir Practice
           
Thursday, January 30   (The Three Hierarchs)
            NO Daily Orthros
 
Friday, January 31    (Cyros and John the Unmercenary Healers)
            NO Daily Orthros
 
Saturday, February 1   
            7:30 a.m.         — Bible Study with Breakfast
            9:00 a.m.         — Parish Creative Arts Festival (runs until 11:30 a.m.)
            5:45 p.m.         — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
 
Sunday, February 2   (Presentation of our Lord in the Temple)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            12:00 p.m.       — Pot Luck Meal
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Morrises for the Divine Liturgy last week and by the Joneses for the Divine Liturgy this morning. 
 
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
January 26                          Jones                                       D. Root/Dansereau/Dale Cooper
February 2                           Meadows                                 POT LUCK MEAL
                                                                                    set-up: R. Root/Abraham/Habeeb
February 9                           Davis                                       Algood/Lasseter/Yeatts
February 16                          D. Root                              Schelver/Lavric/Turner
February 22 (Sat. a.m.)       Yeatts                              Kh. Sharon Meadows
         (Saturday of the Souls)
February 23                        Abraham                             Henderson/Baker/Lockhart
 
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 26                         Kh. Sharon Meadows          I Tim. 4:9-15                  252
February 2                         Mildred Morris                      Heb. 7:7-17                    371
February 9                         Phillip Lasseter                      II Tim. 3:10-15               258
February 16                       Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver             I Cor. 6:12-20                 265
February 22 (Sat. a.m.)     Brenda Baker                         I Cor. 10:23-26               271-272
February 23                       Warren Strain                         I Cor. 8:8-9:2                  273
 
Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers. 
 
Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted recently while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.
 
Terrorists have abducted 12 Orthodox nuns from the Convent of St. Thekla in Syria.  Please keep them in your prayers.
 
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
 
Athena Zouboukos has had surgery recently and is recovering at home.  Please keep her, Anthony and their family in your prayers.

Please remember the following in your prayers:  Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit and Sammie; Georgia Buchanan, George Johns (Georgia’s grandson) and his family; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; Sh. Gail Shannon; Dn. Sidney and Sh. Mary Elliot;
Fr. Alexander Atty, the Dean of St. Thikon’s who is battling cancer; Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family; Tom and Jennifer Skirtech and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham.
 
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.
 
House Blessings!  A sign-up sheet is available in the Fellowship Hall to sign up for your house blessing.   Please schedule these as soon as possible.  Everyone should have their home blessed.  However, the responsibility for scheduling lies with individuals and not Father John.  No House blessings will be done once Great Lent starts (March 3rd this year).
 
Jude Brock will baptized on Saturday, February 9th at 10:30 a.m.  Please keep him, his parents and his godparents, Cliff Stewart and Michelle Pigott in your prayers.
 
Parish Council Additions:  Anna Kathryn Stewart, Phillip Lasseter and Ben Skirtech have been appointed to the Parish Council by Father John.  We thank them for their willingness to serve.
 
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
*    The Ladies of St. Peter will meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children.  Those who are able will go out for lunch and fellowship afterwards.
*    The Youth Group will meet for a meal and Christian Education with Father John on Sunday evenings, January 26th, February 9th and 23rd beginning at 5:30 p.m.
*    Parish Creative Arts Festival – Saturday, February 1st from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
*    The Young Adults will meet at the church Sunday, February 16th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
*    Deanery Youth Retreat with Sister Magdalene – February 14-16th.
 
Metropolitan Philip has given the Antiochian Women the project of raising money for the orphans of the war in Syria.  He has asked them to raise $200,000 towards this project.  All monies raised are to be distributed directly to the affected areas.  Please read information regarding “Help the Orphans of War in Syria” posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  If you wish to contribute to this project, please make your donation to the Ladies of St. Peter noting it is for “Help the Orphans of War in Syria.”  They will be collecting money for this project through the coming months.
 
Sister Magdalene from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England will be the speaker at the Deanery Youth Retreat, February 14-16th.  The topic of the Retreat will be “Our Faith, My Life.”  Following the Retreat, she will be at St. Peter’s Sunday evening and Monday and will fly home to England on Tuesday, the 18th.  Father John will be arranging times for speaking engagements and meetings during her stay.  More information will be available at a later date.
 
Young Adults Study Group:  The Young Adults will meet once a month on Sunday evening from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (time will be strictly adhered to) for a meal, fellowship and teaching.  The next meeting will be February 16th.  Please let Father John know by text or e-mail if you will be there, so that plans may be made for the meal.
 
Parish Creative Arts Festival:  The Christian Education classes will have a festival to work on their entries for this year’s Creative Arts Festival on Saturday morning, February 1st from 9:00-11:30 a.m.  There will be teaching about this year’s conference theme and then time to work on the projects themselves.  Please make plans now for your children to attend.
 
Pledge Letters have gone out.  Please fill these out and return them to the office as soon as possible.  Your pledges make it possible to plan a budget for the coming fiscal year.
 
Father Stephen Freeman, the Rector of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, TN, will be speaking at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton, Tuesday through Thursday, February 4th-6th  , beginning at 7:00 p.m.   He will be speaking on Salvation, Heaven and Hell.
 
Fasting Discipline for January/February
The traditional fasting(no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  Following Meatfare Sunday (February 23rd)
 
Major Commemorations for January/February
January 27             John Chrysostom
January 31             Cyros and John the Unmercenary Healers
February 2             Presentation of our Lord in the Temple
February 3             Simeon the God-receiver
February 9             Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
February 10           Hieromartyr Haralampos
February 11           Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste
February 16           Sunday of the Prodigal Son
February 22           Saturday of the Souls
February 23           Meatfare Sunday
February 24           The Forerunner (1st and 2nd Discoveries)
 
Parents, please supervise your children with food in the Fellowship Hall.  We are getting stains on the new carpet (and also the chairs in the nave).
 
Canned food drive:  The Christian Education classes are collecting canned good s for the needy. 
 
Happy Birthdays in January/February:
         January 26             —    Jay Davis
         January 29             —    Michelle Pigott
         January 30             —    Chris Dansereau
         February 5             —    Andrei Anicescu
         February 11           —    Demetrius Zouboukos
         February 13           —    Clyde Ellis
         February 15           —    Mary Guy Lockhart
         February 17           —    Anthony Zouboukos
         February 18           —    Tom Willingham
         February 22           —    Kh. Sharon Meadows
         February 24           —    Nimr Fahmy
         February 28           —    Cole Parker (#9!)
 
Happy Anniversaries in February:
         February 7             —  Ben and Meghan Brock (#5!)
         February 18           —    David and Lou Turner (#8!)
         February 21           —    Michael and Amy Surratt (#16!)
         February 25           —    Daniel and Elizabeth Root (#8!)
 
Quotable:  “Parents ought to instruct their children early in the fundamental truths of the Faith; to teach them that there is a God in Heaven; that He knows and sees everything, that if we obey Him, He will take us to Himself in Heaven.  Parents ought to take heed of Tobias’s example.  He taught his son from infancy to love God and to abstain from sin (Tob. 1:10), and when he thought his death was near he gave him godly admonitions (Tob. 4).  Parents should try to stifle evil inclinations in their children, and bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).  They should teach them to pray, beginning with the Sign of the Cross, the ‘Our Father,’ ‘Hail Mary,’ and the Creed.  But most of all parents should set their children a good example.  We all know how much more influential example is than precept, and that what is seen makes a far more lasting impression that what is heard.  The actions of the father and mother are the lesson books of their children.  Children are sure to do what they see their elders do.  How careful should they therefore be not to let them see them do anything blameworthy.  Let parents remember Our Lord’s words:  ‘He that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged around his neck and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea’ (Matt. 18:6).  Those who neglect this warning will have reason to tremble, for if the soul of the child is lost through the parents’ fault, they will hear the voice of God saying:  ‘I will require his blood of thy hand’ (Jezek.  33:8).”
                                                Rev. Fr. David F. Abramtsov, The Orthodox Companion

Worship:         Sunday, February 2, 2014 (Presentation of our Lord in the Temple)
        
         Scripture:                         Hebrews 7:7-17; Luke 2:22-40
         Celebrant:                        Father John
         Epistle Reader:               Mildred Morris
         Prosphora:                      Meadows
         Coffee Hour:                   POT LUCK MEAL

                                    (set-up:  R. Root/ Abraham/Habeeb)

1/12 announcements

January 12, 2014
Sunday after Theophany
 
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 4:12-17:   Jesus 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:  Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women Disciples cast from them their parental condemnation, and proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying, Death has been spoiled.  Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
 
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 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.
 
CALENDAR
 
Sunday, January 12   (Sunday after Theophany)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            12:00 p.m.       — Pot Luck Meal
            4:00 p.m.         — Blessing of the Waters at Ross Barnett Reservoir
 
Monday, January 13   
            Office Closed — Father John’s Day Off
           
Tuesday, January 14   
            6:00 a.m.         — Festal Orthros
                       
Wednesday, January 15    
            6:00 p.m.         — Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy
           
Thursday, January 16   (Veneration of the Chains of St. Peter)
            NO Daily Orthros
 
Friday, January 17    
            NO Daily Orthros
 
Saturday, January 18   (Athanasios and Cyril of Alexandria)
            7:30 a.m.         — Bible Study with Breakfast
            9:00 a.m.         — Workday at the Church
            5:45 p.m.         — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
 
Sunday, January 19   (Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            5:00 p.m.         — Young Adults
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Algoods for the Divine Liturgy this morning. 

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
January 12                   Algood                                     POT LUCK MEAL     
                                                                                       set-up: Pigott/Brock/Strain
January 15 (Wed. p.m.)  Schelver                          Anastasia Jones
         (Feast of the Veneration of the Chains of St. Peter)
January 19                   Morris                                      Skirtech/Skirtech/Parker
January 26                   Jones                                       D. Root/Dansereau/Dale Cooper
 
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 12                         Mildred Morris                      Eph. 4:7-13                     364
January 15 (Wed. p.m.)   Sh. Charlotte Algood           Acts 12:1-11                   50-51
January 19                         Warren Strain                        Col. 3:4-11                      233
January 26                         Kh. Sharon Meadows           I Tim. 4:9-15                   252
 
Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers. 
 
Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted recently while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.
 
Terrorists have abducted 12 Orthodox nuns from the Convent of St. Thekla in Syria.  Please keep them in your prayers.
 
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
 
Please remember the following in your prayers:  Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit and Sammie; Georgia Buchanan, George Johns (Georgia’s grandson) and his family; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; Sh. Gail Shannon; Dn. Sidney and Sh. Mary Elliot;
Fr. Alexander Atty, the Dean of St. Thikon’s who is battling cancer; Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family; Tom and Jennifer Skirtech and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham.

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.
 
Mary Guy is still at home recovering from back surgery.  Please keep her in your prayers.
 
Welcome and Many Years!! to Adrian Lavric who was baptized last Saturday morning.  Please keep him, his parents Dorin and Carolina, and his godparents Silviu and Anna Maria Andrei in your prayers.
 
House Blessings!  A sign-up sheet is available in the Fellowship Hall to sign up for your house blessing.  You may also e-mail Father John at frjohnc@bellsouth.net with 3 dates for your blessing.  Please schedule these as soon as possible.  Everyone should have their home blessed.  However, the responsibility for scheduling lies with individuals and not Father John.  No House blessings will be done once Great Lent starts (March 3rd this year).
 
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
*    The Ladies of St. Peter will meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children.  Those who are able will go out for lunch and fellowship afterwards.
*    The Youth Group will meet for a meal and Christian Education with Father John on Sunday evenings, January 26th, February 9th and 23rd beginning at 5:30 p.m.
*    As is our custom, we will hold the Annual Blessing of the Water at Old Trace Park at the Ross Barnett Reservoir with the other Orthodox Churches in the area on Sunday, TODAY, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Those who are interested will go to Cock of the Walk for supper afterwards.
*    We will celebrate our patronal feast of the Veneration of the Chains of St. Peter on Wednesday evening, January 15th with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy beginning at 6:00 p.m.
*    The Young Adults will meet at the church Sunday, January 19th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
*    Parish Creative Arts Festival – Saturday, February 1st from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
*    Deanery Youth Retreat with Sister Magdalene – February 14-16th.
 
Metropolitan Philip has given the Antiochian Women the project of raising money for the orphans of the war in Syria.  He has asked them to raise $200,000 towards this project.  All monies raised are to be distributed directly to the affected areas.  Please read information regarding “Help the Orphans of War in Syria” posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  If you wish to contribute to this project, please make your donation to the Ladies of St. Peter noting it is for “Help the Orphans of War in Syria.”  They will be collecting money for this project through the coming months.

Sister Magdalene from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England will be the speaker at the Deanery Youth Retreat, February 14-16th.  The topic of the Retreat will be “Our Faith, My Life.”  Following the Retreat, she will be at St. Peter’s Sunday evening and Monday and will fly home to England on Tuesday, the 18th.  Father John will be arranging times for speaking engagements and meetings during her stay.  More information will be available at a later date.
 
Young Adults Study Group:  The Young Adults will meet once a month on Sunday evening from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (time will be strictly adhered to) for a meal, fellowship and teaching.  The next meeting will be January 19th.  Please let Father John know by text or e-mail if you will be there, so that plans may be made for the meal.
 
Parish Creative Arts Festival:  The Christian Education classes will have a festival to work on their entries for this year’s Creative Arts Festival on Saturday morning, February 1st from 9:00-11:30 a.m.  There will be teaching about this year’s conference theme and then time to work on the projects themselves.  Please make plans now for your children to attend.
 
Pledge Letters have gone out.  Please fill these out and return them to the office as soon as possible.  Your pledges make it possible to plan a budget for the coming fiscal year.
 
Fasting Discipline for January
The traditional fasting(no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy wine or oil) is observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.
 
Major Commemorations for January
January 18             Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria
January 20             Euthymios the Great
January 25             Gregory the Theologian
January 27             John Chrysostom
January 31             Cyros and John the Unmercenary Healers
 
Canned food drive:  The Christian Education classes are collecting canned good s for the needy. 
 
Tuesday morning, December 24th, a $10 bill was found on the floor of the Narthex.  If you lost this bill, please see Kh. Sharon.  If no one claims the money, it will be placed in the Tithe Box.
 
Parents, please supervise your children with food in the Fellowship Hall.  We are getting stains on the new carpet (and also the chairs in the nave).
 
Happy Anniversaries in January:
         January 10             —    Bob and Georgia Buchanan (#27!)
         January 17             —    Chris and Rebecca Dansereau (#5!)
         January 19             —    Ramzi and Jean Kafoury (#11!)

Happy Birthdays in January:
         January 1               —    Dn. Richard Root
         January 5               —    Sarah Anne Milnor
         January 10             —    Georgia Buchanan
         January 11             —    Nicholas Henderson
         January 12             —    Cheryl Pigott
         January 13             —    Nader Dabit
         January 19             —    Saliba (Sam) Dabit
         January 20             —    Alfred Katool
         January 22             —    Tatiana Lavric
         January 24             —    Oliver Yeatts
         January 26             —    Jay Davis
         January 29             —    Michelle Pigott
         January 30             —    Chris Dansereau
 
Quotable:  “Of all parental duties that of bringing up their children in the Faith is the most important, and the temporal and eternal happiness both of parents and children will depend on the manner in which this duty is carried out.  The Apostle compares parents who fail to bring their children to Christ to unbelievers:  ‘If any man have not care of his own, and especially those of his house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel’ (I Tim. 5:8).  On the other hand a rich reward is promised hereafter to those who have brought up their children well.  The eternal bliss of a mother depends on the manner in which she has trained her offspring (I Tim. 2:L15).  Good parents who have conscientiously fulfilled their duties will, when they appear before God, be able to say:  ‘Behold, those whom Thou gavest me, I have kept, and none of them is lost’ (John 17:12).”
                                                Rev. Fr. David F. Abramtsov, The Orthodox Companion
 
 
Worship:         Sunday, January 12, 2014 (Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost)
        
         Scripture:                                Colossians 3:4-11; Luke 17:12-19
         Celebrant:                               Father John
         Epistle Reader:                      Warren Strain
         Prosphora:                              Morris
         Coffee Hour:                          Skirtech/Skirtech/Parker

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January 5, 2014
Feast of Theophany
 
    This Feast Day is one of the greatest days of the Christian year.  In English, we are accustomed to hearing this Feast Day called “Epiphany,” a word which means “manifestation” or “appearance.”  On this day, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by St. John the Baptist (he is called “the Baptist” because he baptized Christ).  Epiphany is also called “Theophany” which means “God shows Himself to us.”  The importance of this Feast Day lies in the fact that for the first time the Holy Trinity was revealed for all mankind to know and believe (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).  When Jesus Christ was baptized in the River Jordan, a voice was heard from the heavens above saying, “This is my Son in whom I am well pleased.”  The Father whose voice was heard from the heavens was God.  The white dove was the symbol of the Holy Spirit which descended upon Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Thus, we have the Holy Trinity being revealed to all that day, almost 2000 years ago.  This is why we call this day the day of illumination (light) and manifestation (appearance).  The Holy Trinity made its appearance, and we have been illuminated by this wonderful truth and blessing.  On this day we have the traditional blessing of the waters.  Since the waters of the Jordan were blessed in the presence of Jesus Christ, it is a source of Divine Grace and blessing, and we bless ourselves and our homes with the waters of the “Sanctification Service” which is held during the Epiphany Services.
    Theophany Day is a day of illumination and sanctification.  Let us pledge ourselves to a greater participation in the sacramental life of the Church of Christ.  When the Priest blesses our homes, let us all pray that the blessing of the Theophany Season be with us throughout the year and may our homes be sanctified with our prayers, Christian living and spiritual direction in our lifetime.

Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7: In the reading from Titus, St. Paul reminds us that the grace of God saves us through baptism in Jesus Christ — the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit.
 
Matthew 3:13-17: Our Lord did not need purification.  But by making the purification of humanity His own, He would wash away the sin of humanity, grant regeneration, and reveal the mystery of the Holy Trinity.
 
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.
 
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.
 
CALENDAR
 
Sunday, January 5  
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            5:30 p.m.         — Youth Group
 
Monday, January 6   (Theophany)
            Office Closed — Father John’s Day Off
           
Tuesday, January 7   
            6:00 a.m.         — Daily Orthros
                       
Wednesday, January 8    
            6:30 p.m.         — Daily Vespers
           
Thursday, January 9  
            NO Daily Orthros
 
Friday, January 10    
            NO Daily Orthros
 
Saturday, January 11   
            10:00 a.m.       — Ladies Gathering for Akathist and Lunch
            5:45 p.m.         — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers

Sunday, January 12   (Sunday after Theophany)
            8:50 a.m.         — Orthros
            9:00 a.m.         — Christian Education
            10:00 a.m.       — Divine Liturgy
            12:00 p.m.       — Pot Luck Meal
            4:00 p.m.         — Blessing of the Waters at Ross Barnett Reservoir
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Dn. Richard Roots for the Divine Liturgy this morning.  The Artoklasia Bread for the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the Feastday of St. Basil the Great was offered by the Bakers this past Tuesday evening.
 
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
January 5                     R. Root                                     Ellis/Zouboukos/Fahmy
January 12                   Algood                                     POT LUCK MEAL     
                                                                                       set-up: Pigott/Brock/Strain
January 15 (Wed. p.m.)  Schelver                           Anastasia Jones
         (Feast of the Veneration of the Chains of St. Peter)
January 19                   Morris                                      Skirtech/Skirtech/Parker
January 26                   Jones                                        D. Root/Dansereau/Dale Cooper
 
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 5                           Phillip Lasseter                     Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7        361
January 12                         Brenda Baker                         Eph. 4:7-13                     364
January 15 (Wed. p.m.)   Sh. Charlotte Algood           Acts 12:1-11                   50-51
January 19                         Warren Strain                        Col. 3:4-11                       233
January 26                         Kh. Sharon Meadows           I Tim. 4:9-15                   252
 
Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers. 
 
Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted recently while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.
 
Terrorists have abducted 12 Orthodox nuns from the Convent of St. Thekla in Syria.  Please keep them in your prayers.
 
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
 
Please remember the following in your prayers:  Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit and Sammie; Georgia Buchanan, George Johns (Georgia’s grandson) and his family; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; Sh. Gail Shannon; Dn. Sidney and Sh. Mary Elliot;
Fr. Alexander Atty, the Dean of St. Thikon’s who is battling cancer; Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family; Tom and Jennifer Skirtech and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham.
 
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.
 
Mary Guy is still at home recovering from back surgery.  Please keep her in your prayers.
 
Congratulations to Fr. James and Kh. Sharon (and also to Joseph and Amanda) on the birth of their grandson, Hunter Joseph Hines, last Sunday morning.  Hunter weighed 6lbs 6oz and was 19 inches long.  Mother and baby are doing well.
 
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
*    The Ladies of St. Peter will meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children.  Those who are able will go out for lunch and fellowship afterwards.
*    The Youth Group will meet for a meal and Christian Education with Father John on Sunday evenings, January 5th and 26th, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
*    As is our custom, we will hold the Annual Blessing of the Water at Old Trace Park at the Ross Barnett Reservoir with the other Orthodox Churches in the area on Sunday, January 12th, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Those who are interested will go to Cock of the Walk for supper afterwards.
*    We will celebrate our patronal feast of the Veneration of the Chains of St. Peter on Wednesday evening, January 15th with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy beginning at 6:00 p.m.
*    The Young Adults will meet at the church Sunday, January 19th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
*    Deanery Youth Retreat with Sister Magdalene – February 14-16th.

Young Adults Study Group:  The Young Adults will meet once a month on Sunday evening from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (time will be strictly adhered to) for a meal, fellowship and teaching.  The next meeting will be January 19th.  Please let Father John know by text or e-mail if you will be there, so that plans may be made for the meal.
 
Metropolitan Philip has given the Antiochian Women the project of raising money for the orphans of the war in Syria.  He has asked them to raise $200,000 towards this project.  All monies raised are to be distributed directly to the affected areas.  Please read information regarding “Help the Orphans of War in Syria” posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  If you wish to contribute to this project, please make your donation to the Ladies of St. Peter noting it is for “Help the Orphans of War in Syria.”  They will be collecting money for this project through the coming months.
 
Sister Magdalene from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England will be the speaker at the Deanery Youth Retreat, February 14-16th.  The topic of the Retreat will be “Our Faith, My Life.”  Following the Retreat, she will be at St. Peter’s Sunday evening and Monday and will fly home to England on Tuesday, the 18th.  Father John will be arranging times for speaking engagements and meetings during her stay.  More information will be available at a later date.
 
Parents, please supervise your children with food in the Fellowship Hall.  We are getting stains on the new carpet (and also the chairs in the nave).
 
Fasting Discipline for January
The forefeast of Theophany (January 5th) is observed as a strict fast day (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy wine or oil).  The traditional fasting is observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.
 
Major Commemorations for January
January 6               Theophany
January 7               Synaxis of the Forerunner
January 11             Theodosios the Head of Monasteries
January 18             Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria
January 20             Euthymios the Great
January 25             Gregory the Theologian
January 27             John Chrysostom
January 31             Cyros and John the Unmercenary Healers
 
Canned food drive:  The Christian Education classes are collecting canned good s for the needy. 
 
Tuesday morning, December 24th, a $10 bill was found on the floor of the Narthex.  If you lost this bill, please see Kh. Sharon.  If no one claims the money, it will be placed in the Tithe Box.
 
Happy Birthdays in January:
         January 1               —    Dn. Richard Root
         January 5               —    Sarah Anne Milnor
         January 10             —    Georgia Buchanan
         January 11             —    Nicholas Henderson
         January 12             —    Cheryl Pigott
         January 13             —    Nader Dabit
         January 19             —    Saliba (Sam) Dabit
         January 20             —    Alfred Katool
         January 22             —    Tatiana Lavric
         January 24             —    Oliver Yeatts
         January 26             —    Jay Davis
         January 29             —    Michelle Pigott
         January 30             —    Chris Dansereau
 
Happy Anniversaries in January:
         January 10             —    Bob and Georgia Buchanan (#27!)
         January 17             —    Chris and Rebecca Dansereau (#5!)
         January 19             —    Ramzi and Jean Kafoury (#11!)
 
Quotable:      “The home is one of the divine institutions.  The Church and the state are also divine institutions.  The home is, in a sense, a little state, but it is definitely a little church.  The home must have government.  The home must have an altar.  The home must have God.  The distinguishing quality of a Christian home is that Jesus Christ is the center, and all its members seek to obey His law of self-denying love.  It is the parents’ supreme duty to train their children in the fear and love of God.”
                      “Children are no more the property of their parents than riches are; they are a gift from God (Ps. 126:3).  They are His creatures, destined to be happy with Him forever.  Children are only given in trust by God to their parents to be brought up in His service.  Parents therefore are only servants, bound to carry out the Will of God in regard to their children.”
                                                Rev. Fr. David F. Abramtsov, The Orthodox Companion
 
 
Worship:         Sunday, January 12, 2014 (Sunday after Theophany)
        
         Scripture:                               Ephesians 4:7-13; Matthew 4:12-17
         Celebrant:                              Father John
         Epistle Reader:                      Brenda Baker
         Prosphora:                             Algood
         Coffee Hour:                          POT LUCK MEAL
                                                         (set-up:  Pigott/Brock/Strain)