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August 19, 2018

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

I Corinthians 15:1-11: Continuing our reading from I Corinthians we hear St Paul present the facts of the resurrection as the basis for our salvation and the cornerstone of our faith.

Matthew 19:16-26: St Matthew describes Jesus’ encounter with the rich young ruler. In this

incident we learn that spirituality is not founded only on keeping the law, but on giving mercy to others and denial of oneself.

Troparion of the Resurrection: Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad; for the Lord hath done a mighty act with his own arm. He hath trampled down death and become the First-born from the dead. He hath delivered us from the depths of hades, granting the world the Great Mercy.

Troparion of the Dormition: In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for living thou wast translated, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.

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 Dormition: Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, who is never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But being the Mother of Life, he who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb didst translate her to life.


Sunday, August 19 (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, August 20

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, August 21

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

Wednesday, August 22

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, August 23

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

Friday, August 24

Saturday, August 25 (Apostles Bartholomew and Titus)

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

Sunday, August 26 (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy


Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Karams for the Feast of the Dormition this past Tuesday evening and by the Brocks for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

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.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

August 19 Brock Baker/D. Root/Dansereau

August 26 Baker Katool/Davis/Staursky

September 2 R. Root Algood/Jones/Turner/Bowman

September 8 (Sat. a.m.) Henderson

(Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos)

September 9 Algood POT LUCK MEAL

Set-up: Schelver/Karam/Lavric

September 13 (Thur. p.m.) Katool

(Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross)

September 16 Schelver Elli/Zouboukos/Waites

September 23 Morris R. Root/Habeeb/Cooper

September 30 Jones Henderson/Lockhart/Alaeetawi

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#

August 19 Warren Strain I Cor. 15:1-11 146

August 26 Mildred Morris I Cor. 16:13-24 152

September 2 Kh. Sharon Meadows II Cor. 1:21-2:4 158

September 8 (Sat. a.m.) Brenda Baker Phil. 2:5-11 307

September 9 Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver Gal. 6:11-18 198

September 13 (Thur. p.m.) Sh. Charlotte Algood I Cor. 1:18-24 311

September 16 Sam Habeeb Gal. 2:1-20 193

September 23 Walt Wood Gal. 4:22:27 314

September 30 Warren Strain II Cor. 9:6-11 178

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.

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

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; David Morris and his family; Vernie Meadows, Fr. James and Kh. Sharon and their family; Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family; Lou Turner’s cousin Amy and her husband John.

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

Davis Bourne will be chrismated during the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, September 2nd. Please keep him in your prayers as he prepares for this important step.

Our annual parish Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th. More information will be made available in the near future.

A Diocese of Miami and the Southeast Teen Retreat will be held in Atlanta (hosted by St. Elias Church) September 7-9th. If you are interested in going, please let Fr. John know as soon as possible. Registration forms are available at https://goo.gl/forms/SIYClotCEDFDnY823.

St. Peter will be hosting the Lower MS Valley Deanery Clergy Retreat October 22nd-24th.

Calendar Items:

* The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.

* The Ladies of St. Peter 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. However, we will not do this in September due to the liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos and other conflicts later in the month.

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

* We will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, September 8th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

* The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross will be celebrated with Orthos followed by Divine Liturgy on Thursday evening, September 13th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

* Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th. More information soon.

* His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS will be visiting St. Peter November 2-6. Please mark your calendars now.

* V. Rev. Fr. John Oliver, the pastor of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church in Murfreesboro, TN, will be the speaker for the annual Women’s Retreat on Saturday, November 10th. More information will be available in the near future.

Fasting Discipline for August

After the 15th, the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. August 29th is also a strict fast day in remembrance of the beheading of the Forerunner

Major Commemorations for August

August 25 Apostles Bartholomew and Titus

August 29 Beheading of the Forerunner

August 31 Deposition of the Belt of the Theotokos

Unsupervised children in the Kitchen: For health and safety concerns children are not to be allowed in the kitchen unless accompanied by a parent. Please get ice for your children and do NOT allow them to use the icemaker themselves.

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

Quotable: “‘We must be extremely sensitive to the needs of the others. Then we shall be one, and the blessing of God will always be with us–abundantly.”
Archimandrite Sophrony, Words of Life

Worship: Sunday, August 26, 2018 (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: I Corinthians 16:13-24; Matthew 21:33-42

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Mildred Morris

Prosphora: Baker

Coffee Hour: Katool/Davis/Staursky