11/3 announcements

November 3, 2019

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Galatians 1:11-19: St. Paul defends his ministry in his letter to the Galatians, telling them of how his former way of life was changed by a direct revelation from the Lord, and of his actions immediately afterwards.

Luke 16:19-31: In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, our Lord teaches us that giving mercy to others, regardless of the form, is essential to holiness.

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 Persian Martyrs: Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons= strengthless presumption. O Christ our God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Troparion of St. George: Since thou art a liberator and deliverer of captives, a help and support of the poor and needy, a healing physician of the sick, a contender and fighter from kings, O great among Martyrs, the victory-clad George; intercede with Christ God for the salvation of souls.

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, November 3 (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy

Monday, November 4

Father John’s Day Off

Tuesday, November 5

NO Daily Orthros

Wednesday, November 6

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice

Thursday, November 7

NO Daily Orthros

Friday, November 8 (Archangels Michael and Gabriel)

NICHOLAS arrives for Arch-pastoral visit]

6:00 p.m. — Dinner with Parish Council

Saturday, November 9 (Nektarios of Pentapolis)

8:00 a.m. — Breakfast with men

10:00 A.M. — Liturgical Meeting with Clergy, Sh. Margaret and Reader Basil

11:30 a.m. — Luncheon with ladies

3:00 p.m. — Bishop meets with Dn. Herman

4:00 p.m. — Bishop meets with children

4:45 p.m. — Reception of Bishop NICHOLAS

5:00 p.m. — Great Vespers

6:00 p.m. — Dinner with young adults

Sunday, November 10 (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the Ordination to the Holy Priesthood

of Dn. Herman Lasseter

12:00 p.m. — Banquet in honor of the newly ordained Fr. Herman


Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Joneses for the Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn yesterday morning and by the Davises for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

November 3 Davis Baker/D. Root/Dansereau

November 10 Meadows BANQUET

November 17 D. Root Katool/Davis/BaBa/Algood

November 20 (Wed. p.m.) Katool (Artoklasia Bread) NO MEAL

(Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)

November 24 Karam 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#

November 3 Sam Habeeb Gal. 1:11-19 188

November 10 Walt Wood Gal. 2:16-20 193

November 17 Sh. Charlotte Algood Gal. 6:11-18 198

November 24 Warren Strain Eph. 2:14-22 207

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.

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 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; 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; Dn. Noah and Sh. 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; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family.

Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.

Please keep Maria Costas in your prayers. She is hospitalized at Baptist Hospital. She would be happy to have any visitors who can come.

Elder Sophrony, the founder of St. John the Baptist Monastery in Essex, England was recently canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Monastery is the home of Sister Magdalene who has spoken here at our church. St. Sophrony was also the spiritual father of Dr. Christopher Veniamen who has also spoken at St. Peter’s.

There will be no Daily Orthros on weekdays until the Fast of the Nativity, which begins on November 15th.

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.

* Bishop NICHOLAS will make his next arch-pastoral visit to St. Peter on the weekend of November 8-10. Dn. Herman Lasseter will be ordained into the priesthood that Sunday. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

* Daily Orthros will resume with the Fast of the Nativity, which begins on November 15th.

* We will celebrate the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple with Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia on Wednesday evening, November 20th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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 November

In November, the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine or oil) is observed on Wednesdays and Fridays until the 15th 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 3 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

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: “First of all, man becomes aware of his own sin, but he gradually discovers that his fall replicates the original transgression of our forefather Adam, as described in Holy Scripture. Illuminated by the grace of understanding and the witness of the Scriptures regarding man’s condition, the penitent begins to discern the design and purpose of man conceived by the Divine counsel ‘before the world began’ (2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 1:2). This leads him to distinguish in his heart the image of Christ, in accordance with which he was formed, but from which he fell. He then comes to an awareness of the wider ontological dimensions of his sin—as a crime against the Father’s love, a falling away from the pre-eternal Person of the Creator, and as suicide on the level of eternity.”

Archimandrite Zacharias, The Hidden Man of the Heart

Worship: Sunday, November 10, 2019 (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost)

Scripture: Galatians 2:16-20; Luke 10:25-37

Celebrant: Father John

Epistle Reader: Walt Wood

Prosphora: Meadows

Coffee Hour: BANQUET

Kh. Janet and the Banquet Committee