Monthly Archives: July 2019

7/28 announcements

July 28, 2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Romans 12:6-14: In the reading from Romans, St Paul encourages us to practice the use of the gifts which the Lord has given to us and to serve the Lord with diligence.

Matthew 9:1-8: Jesus demonstrates His authority by both healing the physical illness of a paralytic and by forgiving him of his sins.

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 Transfiguration: Thou wast transfigured on the mount, and thy Disciples, in so far as they were able, beheld thy glory, O Christ our God; so that, when they should see thee crucified, they would remember that thy suffering was voluntary, and could declare to all the world that thou art truly the effulgent Splendor of the Father.

CALENDAR

Sunday, July 28 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, July 29

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 30

NO Daily Orthros

12:00 p.m. — Ladies’ Lunch

Wednesday, July 31

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, August 1 (Procession of the Holy Cross)

NO Daily Orthros

Friday, August 2

6:30 p.m. — Paraklesis Service

Saturday, August 3

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

Sunday, August 4 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eucharist Bread …was offered by Brocks 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

July 28 Brock Schelver/Karam/Pacurari

August 4 Henderson Habeeb/Jones/Turner

August 5 (Mon. p.m.) Katool

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 11 Schelver POT LUCK MEAL

Set-up: Ellis/Zouboukos/Waites

August 14 (Wed. p.m.) Morris Christina Katool

(Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos)

August 18 Jones Henderson/Lockhart/Alaeetawi/Cooper

August 25 Meadows Stewart/Pigott

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#

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

August 4 Warren Strain Rom. 15:1-7 119

August 5 (Mon. p.m.) Kh. Sharon Meadows II Pet. 1:10-19 401

August 11 Mildred Morris I Cor. 1:10-17 124

August 14 (Wed. p.m.) Brenda Baker Phil. 2:5-11 403

August 18 Sam Habeeb I Cor. 3:9-17 130

August 25 Walt Wood I Cor. 4:9-16 135

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); 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.

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 refrain from wearing shorts or revealing clothes to the services of the church this summer. We realize that it is hot but the church frowns on attire that is that casual for its services.

Fr. John and Kh. Janet will be out of town July 21st through August 2nd, attending the Archdiocese Convention and taking a vacation. If you need a priest during this time, please contact Fr. James.

Baby Shower: This morning during Coffee Hour the ladies will have a Baby Shower honoring Sarah Miller.

There will be no Daily Orthros on weekdays until the fall. The date when these services will resume will be announced later.

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.

* The Fast of the Dormition will begin on August 1st and run through August 15th. As is our parish custom, we will have the Paraklesis Service to the Theotokos on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings (except for the 5th and 14th), beginning at 6:30 p.m.

* The Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord will be celebrated with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Monday evening, August 5th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

* We will celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Wednesday evening, August 14th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

* There will be a Back to School Swim Party for the Christian Education classes following Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 25th at the home of Mike and Cheryl Pigott.

* The Diocese of Miami and the Southeast will hold its first Fall Retreat September 6-7 at St. Ignatius in Franklin, TN.

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

* Our annual Fall Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 19th.

* The Women’s Pan-Orthodox Retreat will be held at Holy Resurrection on Saturday, October 26th. Abbot Tryphon will be our speaker. More information will be available at a later date.

* Bishop NICHOLAS will make his next arch-pastoral visit to St. Peter on the weekend of November 8-10. Please mark your calendars now.

We will have a Back to School Swim Party for the Christian Education classes following Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 25th at the home of Mike and Cheryl Pigott. Please see Cheryl for directions.

If severe weather is in the area please check our website or facebook page for information on services. If it is ever necessary to cancel any of our services due to severe weather conditions, this will be posted on those sites.

The Diocese of Miami and the Southeast will hold its second Fall Retreat on September 6-7 at St. Ignatius in Franklin, TN. This will be strictly a spiritual retreat. There will be no business meetings of any kind. There is a $40 registration fee per person (to cover meals and snacks). Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for hotel information. (Reservations must be made by August 15th for the group rate.)

Our annual Fall Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. Many thanks to Anna Kathryn Stewart for coordinating this event for the last few years! We are looking for a volunteer who would be willing to take it on this year. If you would be willing to do so, please let Fr. John know.

Fasting Discipline for July/August

The traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. The Fast of the Dormition will begin on August 1st and run through the 15th. During this time the traditional fasting discipline will be observed on all days of the week. Following the 15th, the traditional fasting discipline will be observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. The feastday of the Beheading of the Forerunner on August 29th is a strict fast day.

Major Commemorations for August

August 1 Procession of the Holy Cross

August 6 Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

August 15 Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

August 29 Beheading of the Forerunner

August 31 Deposition of the Belt of the Thetokos

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

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: “As we have said above, in order to acquire God’s grace and to advance spiritually, every Orthodox Christian family and believer must attend church and participate conscientiously and not mechanically, in the worship life of our church.

It is conceivable to be an Orthodox Christian and not attend church and say, ‘I am a good man, I do good works or I do not harm anyone, I believe in God but I cannot attend church.’ Let us be careful my brethren because this is a temptation and a betrayal of salvation, for this reason man must struggle to heal this illness.

In Church when we attend liturgy, we should go as early as possible. Of course not only to ‘enjoy’ the chanting, as certain people say, to please our hearing—for this reason they always seek for good-sounding priests or chanters. While this is good, our main purpose must be our sanctification in the ground of the church and our communication with God in prayer—and then afterwards all other things.”

The Priest Michael, Practical Guide to Orthodoxy and Orthopraxia

Worship: Sunday, August 4, 2019 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday before the Transfiguration)

Scripture: Romans 15:1-7; Matthew 9:27-35

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Warren Strain

Prosphora: Henderson

Coffee Hour: Habeeb/Jones/Turner

7/21 announcements

July 21, 2019

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Romans 10:1-10: St Paul, writing to the Romans, contrasts the righteousness of the law with the righ­teousness of faith and goes on to say that if we confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts that Jesus is Lord, then we shall be saved.

Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1: In the gospel reading we see the authority of Jesus over the demons, who know that they have been defeated even before the appointed time of His resurrection and later His second advent.

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 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, July 21 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, July 22

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 23

NO Daily Orthros

Wednesday, July 24 (Great-martyr Marina)

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, July 25 (Dormition of Righteous Anna)

NO Daily Orthros

Friday, July 26

Saturday, July 27

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

Sunday, July 28 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eucharist Bread …was offered by Bakers 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

July 21 Baker Baker/Stewart/Dansereau

July 28 Brock Schelver/Karam/Pacurari

August 4 Henderson Habeeb/Jones/Turner

August 5 (Mon. p.m.) Katool

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 11 Schelver POT LUCK MEAL

Set-up: Ellis/Zouboukos/Waites

August 14 (Wed. p.m.) Morris Christina Katool

(Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos)

August 18 Jones Henderson/Lockhart/Alaeetawi/Cooper

August 25 Meadows Stewart/Meadows

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#

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

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

August 4 Warren Strain Rom. 15:1-7 119

August 5 (Mon. p.m.) Kh. Sharon Meadows II Pet. 1:10-19 401

August 11 Mildred Morris I Cor. 1:10-17 124

August 14 (Wed. p.m.) Brenda Baker Phil. 2:5-11 403

August 18 Sam Habeeb I Cor. 3:9-17 130

August 25 Walt Wood I Cor. 4:9-16 135

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); 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.

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 refrain from wearing shorts or revealing clothes to the services of the church this summer. We realize that it is hot but the church frowns on attire that is that casual for its services.

Fr. John and Kh. Janet will be out of town July 21st through August 2nd, attending the Archdiocese Convention and taking a vacation. If you need a priest during this time, please contact Fr. James.

There will be no Daily Orthros on weekdays until the fall. The date when these services will resume will be announced later.

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.

* The Fast of the Dormition will begin on August 1st and run through August 15th. As is our parish custom, we will have the Paraklesis Service to the Theotokos on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings (except for the 5th and 14th), beginning at 6:30 p.m.

* The Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord will be celebrated with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Monday evening, August 5th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

* We will celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Wednesday evening, August 14th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

* There will be a Back to School Swim Party for the Christian Education classes following Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 25th at the home of Mike and Cheryl Pigott.

* The Diocese of Miami and the Southeast will hold its first Fall Retreat September 6-7 at St. Ignatius in Franklin, TN.

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

* Our annual Fall Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 19th.

* The Women’s Pan-Orthodox Retreat will be held at Holy Resurrection on Saturday, October 26th. Abbot Tryphon will be our speaker. More information will be available at a later date.

* Bishop NICHOLAS will make his next arch-pastoral visit to St. Peter on the weekend of November 8-10. Please mark your calendars now.

Many thanks to Daniel Root and to all the many volunteers who helped to make our Vacation Church School a success!

We will have a Back to School Swim Party for the Christian Education classes following Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 25th at the home of Mike and Cheryl Pigott. Please see Cheryl for directions.

If severe weather is in the area please check our website or facebook page for information on services. If it is ever necessary to cancel any of our services due to severe weather conditions, this will be posted on those sites.

The Diocese of Miami and the Southeast will hold its first Fall Retreat on September 6-7 at St. Ignatius in Franklin, TN. This will be strictly a spiritual retreat. There will be no business meetings of any kind. There is a $40 registration fee per person (to cover meals and snacks). Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for hotel information. (Reservations must be made by August 15th for the group rate.)

Our annual Fall Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. Many thanks to Anna Kathryn Stewart for coordinating this event for the last few years! We are looking for a volunteer who would be willing to take it on this year. If you would be willing to do so, please let Fr. John know.

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 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna

July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon

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

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: “It is also a blessed custom for Christian families never to forget to offer their prayers both when sitting down to eat and when getting up for thus God will never leave them hungry and there will always be blessing in the house.

When children are raised with these presuppositions and in this spirit and atmosphere, they will reach adulthood and enter into the sea of life with sufficient spiritual provisions, our society will progress, and the parents will not only taste their fruits and be happy, but they will also receive great payment from God as well.”

The Priest Michael, Practical Guide to Orthodoxy and Orthopraxia

Worship: Sunday, July 28, 2019 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Romans 12:6-14; Matthew 9:1-8

Celebrant: Father James

Epistle Reader: Walt Wood

Prosphora: Brock

Coffee Hour: Schelver/Karam/Pacurari

7/14 announcements

July 14, 2019

Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Titus 3:8-15: On this Sunday we read from St. Paul’s letter to Titus, whom he warns to avoid delv­ing into unprofitable and foolish questions about doctrine, and to reject heretics after two admonitions.

Matthew 5:14-19: In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus teaches that we are to be Light in the darkness of this world, not hiding the glory of God from others, but rather, putting it where it can be seen.

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 Holy Fathers: Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise who didst establish our holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, 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 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, July 14 (Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, July 15

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 16

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

Wednesday, July 17 (Great-martyr Marina)

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

7:30 p.m. — Parish Council Meeting

Thursday, July 18

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

11:30 a.m. — Men’s Lunch

Friday, July 19

Saturday, July 20

11:30 a.m. — Shower honoring Courtney Winkler (John Wood’s Fiancee)

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

Sunday, July 21 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

July 14 Karam Katool/Davis/Baba

July 21 Brock Baker/Stewart/Dansereau

July 28 Baker Schelver/Karam/Pacurari

August 4 Henderson Habeeb/Jones/Turner

August 5 (Mon. p.m.) Katool

(Feast of the Transfiguration)

August 11 Schelver POT LUCK MEAL

Set-up: Ellis/Zouboukos/Waites

August 14 (Wed. p.m.) Morris Christina Katool

(Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos)

August 18 Jones Henderson/Lockhart/Alaeetawi/Cooper

August 25 Meadows Stewart/Meadows

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#

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

August 4 Warren Strain Rom. 15:1-7 119

August 5 (Mon. p.m.) Kh. Sharon Meadows II Pet. 1:10-19 401

August 11 Mildred Morris I Cor. 1:10-17 124

August 14 (Wed. p.m.) Brenda Baker Phil. 2:5-11 403

August 18 Sam Habeeb I Cor. 3:9-17 130

August 25 Walt Wood I Cor. 4:9-16 135

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

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.

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

Please refrain from wearing shorts or revealing clothes to the services of the church this summer. We realize that it is hot but the church frowns on attire that is that casual for its services.

Fr. John and Kh. Janet will be out of town July 21st through August 2nd, attending the Archdiocese Convention and taking a vacation. If you need a priest during this time, please contact Fr. James.

The women of St. Peter are invited to a bridal shower honoring Courtney Winkler (John Wood’s fiancée) next Saturday, July 20th beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please let Christina Katool know if you are planning to attend.

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.

* We will have a Back to School Swim Party for the Christian Education classes following Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 25th at the home of Mike and Cheryl Pigott.

* 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

We will have a Back to School Swim Party for the Christian Education classes following Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 25th at the home of Mike and Cheryl Pigott. Please see Cheryl for directions.

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 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: “The family is a small house church, for this reason it must be firmly established on the unshakeable Rock, named Christ.

Parents should not neglect to instruct their children with discernment by word and also by their example, those things concerning the Orthodox faith, love for God, for man and for all creation, as well as love for the homeland. Also about humility-chastity-righteousness-divine Communion. Especially we should teach them to hold a particular love toward the divine institution of the Church of Christ and its priests, who are between heaven and earth, so that they can impart the things of God to men and the things of man to the God-Man, our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, as intercessors.

Furthermore, parents should urge them never to hesitate to confess that they believe in and love Christ, the All-Holy Virgin Mary and our Saints, who were granted to please Christ our God.

Also parents should not neglect to teach them that they should make the sign of the Cross not only when they pass by Orthodox Churches but also when they leave the house. . . . Because when the Christian is thus sealed, whether he is old or young, he himself will be benefited and will escape many traps of satan.”

The Priest Michael, Practical Guide to Orthodoxy and Orthopraxia

Worship: Sunday, July 21, 2019 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Romans 10:1-10; Matthew 8:28-9:1

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Brenda Baker

Prosphora: Brock

Coffee Hour: Baker/Stewart/Dansereau