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June 3, 2018

First Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday of All Saints

The Church commemorates and remembers all of its saints at three times during the year; in anticipation of Christmas, at the beginning of Lent, and immediately after Pentecost. On all three days we are reminded of the unified body of God’s people and of the holiness they have achieved and for which we strive. These two things are not abnormal and removed from us; they are truth and reality. On this day we are especially reminded of the strength of the saints and their victories, and we move from the day of Pentecost, the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit, to join God’s people in our victorious procession, through purifying trial and sacrifice, to the Day of the Lord.

Hebrews 11:33-12:2: The writer of Hebrews calls us to consider the faith of those saints of the Old Testament who endured hardships and death and yet still did great things because of their faith. The Apos­tle encourages us to lay aside the encumbrances of sin and run with endurance the race that is set be­fore us.

Matthew 10:32- 33, 37-38;19:27-30: In the gospel reading we hear the Lord Jesus teach the mean­ing of discipleship, and, when asked by Peter, tells him what shall be the reward for those who truly are dis­ci­ples of His.

Troparion of the Resurrection: O compassionate One, thou didst descend from the heights; thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that thou might deliver us from passion. Thou art our Life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to thee.

Troparion of All Saints: Thy Church, O Christ God, hast regaled herself in the blood of thy Martyrs throughout all the world, as in porphyry and purple. Through them she lifts her voice, crying, Turn with thy compassion to thy people, and grant peace to thy city, and to the souls the Great Mercy.

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 All Saints: To thee, O Lord and Author of all creation, the universe offers as first-fruits of nature the divinity-bearing Martyrs. Wherefore, by their imploring preserve thy Church in perfect safety, for the sake of the Theotokos, O most Merciful.

CALENDAR

Sunday, June 3 (Sunday of All Saints)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, June 4 (Metrophanes of Constantinople)

[FAST OF THE APOSTLES BEGINS]

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, June 5

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

Wednesday, June 6

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, June 7

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

11:30 a.m. — Men’s Lunch

Friday, June 8 (Theodore the General)

Saturday, June 9

10:00 a.m. — Ladies Meet for Akathist

5:45 p.m. — Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers

Sunday, June 10 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

12:00 p.m. — Picnic Pot Luck Meal

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Karams for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

June 3 Karam Ellis/Zouboukos

June 10 Brock POT LUCK MEAL

(Set-up: Pigott/Lavric/Alaeetawi)

June 17 Baker Skirtech/Parker

June 24 R. Root D. Root/Dansereau/Davis

June 28 (Thur. p.m.) Henderson Karen 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#

June 3 Mildred Morris Heb. 11:33-12:2 84

June 10 Sam Habeeb Rom. 2:10-16 90

June 17 Brenda Baker Rom. 5:1-10 96

June 24 Walt Wood Rom. 13:11-14:4 279

June 28 (Thur. p.m.) Sh. Charlotte Algood II Cor. 11:21-33; 12:6-9 389

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 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.

Continue to pray for Metropolitan Paul (who is also the brother of our Patriarch) and the Syriac Archbishop John of Aleppo who were abducted while on a humanitarian mission in Syria.

Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.

Please keep Fr. John Morris and Kh. Cheryl in your prayers. They have both been ill recently.

Please remember the following in your prayers: Steve, Sheryl Chamblee; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit and Sammie; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; Lynda Costas; Fr. Nicholas, Kh. Jan and Angelina Speier; Peggy (David Turner’s paternal aunt) who is suffering from cancer and related complications; and David Morris and his family; Vernie Meadows, Fr. James and Kh. Sharon and their family; Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family; Dr. Herman (Tristan) Englehardt.

Please take Note that there have been several car burglaries in our neighborhood recently. These involved cars that had been left unlocked. Please be sure that your car is locked in the parking lot.

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 the month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children.

* The Ladies of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the last Tuesday of the month.

* The Fast of the Apostles begins tomorrow and will continue through June 28th.

* The Parish Life Conference will be held June 13-16 in West Palm Beach, FL.

* We will celebrate the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Thursday evening, June 28th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

* The next date for serving meals at the Stewpot is November 10th.

Fasting Discipline for June

The Fast of the Apostles will begin on June 4th and continue through June 28th. During this time the traditional fasting discipline will be observed on all days of the week.

Major Commemorations for June

June 3 Sunday of All Saints

June 4 Metrophanes of Constantinople

June 8 Theodore the general (transfer of relics)

June 11 Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas

June 24 Nativity of the Forerunner

June 39 Chief Apostles Peter and Paul

June 30 Synaxis of the twelve Apostles

Father John and Father James will be attending the Parish Life Conference in West Palm Beach June 13-16. If you need a priest during this time, please contact Father Leo.

Vacation Church School will be held July 19-21 this year. The theme will be “Feasts of the Theotokos”. Parents, please make a note of these dates. More information will be available soon.

Karen Cooper has requested to be relieved of her duties as Choir Director due to ongoing concerns with her health. Sh. Margaret Root has agreed to be the interim Choir Director. Many Thanks to Karen for her faithful service to our parish over the years! May God grant her Many Years!

If you are the last to leave, please make sure that the doors in the Fellowship Hall, the kitchen and the hallway are all locked.

For Parents: Children in the nursery during Coffee Hour MUST be supervised just as they are on the playground. This room is used for Sunday School each week. Children who are unsupervised create disarray and use materials set aside for the teaching of Christian Education. This creates extra work for the Sunday School teachers who have to come in and set the room in order before class or who find supplies depleted unexpectedly. A parent must be in the room with their children at all times. Please help us with this! — Fr. John

ead of ManHead of Maonasteries

Quotable: “Since the Fall, man has become a battle-ground for the struggle between God and the enemy.

The seed sown by Satan in the heart and intellect of Adam—i.e. the idea of becoming a god, but without God—has penetrated our being so deeply that we are unceasingly dominated by sin..”

Archimandrite Sophrony, Words of Life

Worship: Sunday, June 10, 2018 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Romans 2:10-16; Matthew 4:18-23

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Sam Habeeb

Prosphora: Brock

Coffee Hour: POT LUCK MEAL

(set-up: Pigott/Lavric/Alaeetawi)