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June 30, 2019

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles

I Corinthians 4:9-16: We hear St Paul speak to the Corinthians as their spiritual father and exhort them to imitate him in their actions.

Matthew 9:36-10:8: Our Lord sends the twelve apostles out to preach that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. They are also to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, and cast out demons. He instructs them, however, to go nowhere among the Gentiles and to enter no town of the Samaritans.

Troparion of the Resurrection: The stone being sealed by the Jews, and thy pure body being guarded by the soldiers, thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world. Wherefore, the heavenly powers acclaimed thee, O Giver of life, crying, Glory to thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to thy kingdom! Glory to thy gracious providence, O only Lover of mankind.

Troparion of the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles: O Holy Apostles, intercede with our merciful God, to grant our souls 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.

CALENDAR

Sunday, June 30 (Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, July 1 (Cosmas and Damian of Rome)

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 2 (Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos)

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

Wednesday, July 3

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, July 4

NO Daily Orthros

Friday, July 5 (Athanasios of Athos)

Saturday, July 6

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

Sunday, July 7 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

12:00 p.m. — POT LUCK MEAL

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Daniel Roots for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul yesterday morning and by the Davises 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

June 30 Davis Pigott/Dabit/Strain/Lavric

July 7 Meadows POT LUCK MEAL

Set-up: Stewart/Henderson

July 14 Karam Katool/Davis/Baba

July 21 Brock Baker/D. Root/Dansereau

July 28 Baker Schelver/Karam/Pacurari

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 30 Mildred Morris I Cor. 4:9-16 135

July 7 Kh. Sharon Meadows Gal. 3:23-4:5 160

July 14 Sam Habeeb Titus 3:8-15 322

July 21 Brenda Baker Rom. 10:1-10 108

July 28 Walt Wood Rom. 12:6-14 113

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 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; Noah and Beth Ann (Baker) Pappas, the Reader Basil and Brenda and all of the Baker family; Chris and Rebecca Dansereau and their daughters; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family.

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.

For updates on Fr. Leo’s condition, please go to caringbridge.org/visit/leofredrichschelver.

Calendar Items:

* The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month. However, they will meet on the third Thursday in July (only).

* 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.

* Due to Vacation Church School we will have our monthly Pot Luck Meal next Sunday instead of our usual second Sunday of the month.

* Vacation Church School will be held again this year in July on the 11th,12th, and 13th.

* Our next date for serving at the Stewpot is Saturday, September 28th.

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

Fasting Discipline for July

The traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.

Major Commemorations for July

July 1 Cosmas and Damian of Rome

July 2 Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos

July 5 Athanasios of Athos

July 11 Euphemia the all-praised

July 17 Great-martyr Marina

July 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna

July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon

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.

ead of ManHead of Maonasteries

Quotable: “Everyone who has been clothed in humility becomes like Him who came down from His exalted place and hid the splendor of His majesty, concealing His glory in lowliness, so that the created world should not be utterly consumed at the sight of Him. Creation could not behold Him unless He took part of it to Himself and thus conversed with it: only thus was creation able to hear the words of His mouth face to face.”

St. Isaac the Syrian

Worship: Sunday, July 7, 2019 (Great-martyr Kyriaki; Third Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Galatians 3:23-4:5; Matthew 6:22-33

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Kh. Sharon Meadows

Prosphora: Meadows

Coffee Hour: Stewart/Henderson