October 28, 2018
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Galatians 6:11-18: In the conclusion of his letter to the Galatians, St Paul reminds them that to be circumcised or uncircumcised is not the issue, but rather to be a new creation in Christ Jesus.
Luke 8:41-56: From the Gospel of Luke we hear of Jesus healing a woman with a hemorrhage and raising a young girl from death; showing His desire to heal suffering and to respond to the faith of those who come to Him.
Troparion of the Resurrection: Let us believers praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation; for he took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh, to suffer death, and to raise the dead by his glorious Resurrection.
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, October 28 (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m. — Orthros
9:00 a.m. — Christian Education
10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy
Monday, October 29
Father John’s Day Off
Tuesday, October 30
6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros
12:00 p.m. — Ladies’ Lunch
Wednesday, October 31
6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers
7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice
7:30 p.m. — Parish Council Meeting
Thursday, November 1 (Cosmas and Damian of Asia)
6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros
11:30 a.m. — Men’s Lunch
Friday, November 2
Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS arrives for arch-pastoral visit]
6:30 p.m. — Reception of the Bishop followed by Great Vespers
7:30 p.m. — Dinner with the Parish Council
Saturday, November 3 (Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn)
8:50 a.m. — Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy
12:00 p.m. — Ladies’ luncheon with Bishop NICHOLAS
5:00 p.m. — Young Adults dinner with Bishop NICHOLAS
6:30 p.m. — Great Vespers (No Ninth Hour)
7:45 p.m. — Reception and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday, November 4 (Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m. — Orthros
9:00 a.m. — Christian Education
10:00 a.m. — Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
12:00 p.m. — Pot Luck Meal
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Karams for the Divine Liturgy this morning.
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour
October 28 Karam Schelver/Karam/Pacurari
November 3 (Sat. a.m.) Brock Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver/Karen Cooper
(Feastday of St. Raphael of Brooklyn)
November 4 Baker POT LUCK MEAL
November 11 R. Root Ellis/Zouboukos/Waites
November 18 Algood Algood/Jones/Turner
November 20 (Mon. p.m.) Katool (Artoklasia Bread) No Meal
(Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)
November 25 Schelver R. Root/Habeeb/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#
October 28 Sam Habeeb Gal. 6:11-18 198
November 3 (Sat. a.m.) Brenda Baker Heb. 7:26-8:2 334
November 4 Walt Wood Eph. 2:4-10 202
November 11 Sh. Charlotte Algood II Cor. 4:6-15 163
November 18 Warren Strain Eph. 4:1-7 212
November 25 Kh. Sharon Meadows Gal. 3:23-4:5 160
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 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); 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 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.
* 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.
* The Ladies of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the last Tuesday of the month.
* His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS will be visiting St. Peter November 2-4.
* We will celebrate the feastday of St. Raphael of Brooklyn with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, November 3rd, beginning at 8:50 a.m.
* 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 to be held this year at St. Peter’s on Saturday, November 10th. Fr. John will be addressing the topic: “Anxiety, Despondency, Despair: Helping Orthodox Women Cope”.
* The next date for serving meals at the Stewpot will be Saturday, November 17th.
* The Children will present their Nativity Program on Sunday, December 16th during Coffee Hour. We will also have a Pot Luck Meal that Sunday to add to the festivities.
Date change for November Pot Luck Meal: We will have our monthly Pot Luck Meal on Sunday, November 4th instead of the 11th (as listed on the Quarterly Schedule) to coincide with Bishop NICHOLAS’ visit.
Orthodox Women’s Retreat: 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 to be held this year at St. Peter’s on Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Fr. John will be addressing the topic: “Anxiety, Despondency, Despair: Helping Orthodox Women Cope”.
Changing of the Guard! We have new officers for the Ladies of St. Peter. Joanna Davis will serve alone as President for this year and Anna Kathryn Stewart will be her co-president beginning next year. Carolina Lavric will serve as Treasurer. Many thanks to Christina Katool, Kh. Sharon Meadows and Sandra Strain for their years of service to the Ladies!
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.
Fasting Discipline for November
In November, the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays until the 15tth of the month, when the Fast of the Nativity begins. During this fast the traditional fasting discipline is observed each day of the week. Note, however, through December 19th there is a katlysis on Tuesdays and Thursdays when wine and oil are permitted, and on Saturdays and Sundays when fish, wine and oil are permitted.
Major Commemorations for November
November 1 Cosmas and Damian of Asia
November 3 Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn
Dedication of the Church of St. George
November 8 Archangels Michael and Gabriel
November 9 Nektarios of Pentapolis
November 13 John Chrysostom (repose)
November 16 Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
November 21 Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
November 25 Great-martyrs Catherine and Mercurios
November 30 Apostle Andrew the First-called
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: “‘Love your enemies’. Yes, it is painful. But the moral beauty of Christ attracts us to such a degree that we are ready to bear all trials, as long as we are being raised up into His Spirit. There is no other choice.”
Archimandrite Sophrony, Words of Life
Worship: Sunday, November 4, 2018 (Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost)
Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-10; Luke 16:19-31
Celebrant: Father John
Epistle Reader: Walt Wood
Coffee Hour: POT LUCK MEAL