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July 7, 2019

Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Galatians 3:23-4:5: St. Paul directly relates saving faith and baptism and reminds us that we are all one in Christ and heirs according to the promise made to Abraham.

Matthew 6:22-33: Our Lord teaches us that striving for the things of God rather than the things of the world will enable us to be at peace about what we need to live in this world.

Troparion of the Resurrection: When thou, O immortal Life, didst humble thyself unto death, then didst thou destroy death by the brightness of thy Godhead; and when thou didst raise the bowels of the earth, then all the heavenly powers exclaimed, O Christ, thou art the Giver of life! Glory to thee, O our God!

Troparion of St. Kyriaki: Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice, a holy off’ring, O valiant prizewinner Kyriaki, when thou broughtest thy Creator thine own spotless soul; which Christ in turn hath glorified, for through thee, He poureth forth divine gifts and endless graces upon the faithful who praise thee, since He is the Friend of man.

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, July 7 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

12:00 p.m. — POT LUCK MEAL

Monday, July 8

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, July 9

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

Wednesday, July 10

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, July 11 (Euphemia the all-praised)

6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros

9:00 – 12:30 — Vacation Church School (Volunteers report at 8:30 a.m.)

Friday, July 12

9:00 – 12:30 — Vacation Church School (Volunteers report at 8:30 a.m.)

Saturday, July 13

9:00 – 12:30 — Vacation Church School (Volunteers report at 8:30 a.m.)

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

Sunday, July 14 (Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy


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

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

July 7 Meadows POT LUCK MEAL

Set-up: D. Root/Henderson

July 14 Karam Katool/Davis/Baba

July 21 Brock Baker/Stewart/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#

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.

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.

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 today 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 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: “Therefore, my children, let us hold to the discipline, and not be careless. For we have the Lord for our coworker in this, as it is written, ‘God works for good with everyone who chooses the good.’ And in order that we not become negligent, it is good to carefully consider the Apostle’s statement: ‘I die daily.’ For if we so live as people dying daily, we will not commit sin.”

St. Athanasius of Alexandria

Worship: Sunday, July 7, 2019 (Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council; Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Titus 3:8-15; Matthew 5:14-19

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Sam Habeeb

Prosphora: Karam

Coffee Hour: Katool/Davis Baba