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.
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
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
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.
* 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
Coffee Hour: Baker/Stewart/Dansereau