10/10 announcements

October 10, 2021

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

II Corinthians 6:1-10: In our reading from II Corinthians, St Paul commends his and the other apostles’ ministry as servants of God, explaining the means by which they were able to endure all things for the glory of God.

Luke 7:11-16: In the reading from the Gospel of St Luke we see the Lord Jesus raise a woman’s son from death.

Troparion of the Resurrection: Thou didst shatter death by thy Cross; thou didst open paradise to the thief; thou didst turn the mourning of the ointment-bearing women into joy, and didst bid thine Apostles proclaim warning that thou hast risen, O Christ, granting the world Great Mercy.

Troparion of Sts. Eulampios and Eulampia: 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 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

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All services listed on the calendar will be available through streaming and webcast.

Please continue to follow the CDC Guidelines to limit contagion and the spread of the COVID virus.

Sunday, October 10 (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

Monday, October 11

Father Herman off

Tuesday, October 12


NO Services

Wednesday, October 13

6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers

Thursday, October 14

NO Services

Friday, October 15

NO Services

[Diocese
of Miami and the Southeast Fall Retreat begins today]

Saturday, October 16

4:45 p.m. — Choir Practice

6:00 p.m. — Great Vespers with Litia and Artoklasia (No Ninth Hour)

Sunday, October 17 (Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council)

8:50 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)

9:00 a.m. — Christian Education

10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please be reminded that it is common Antiochian practice to tilt your head back and open your mouth to receive the Body and Blood. Please be aware of this when you approach the Chalice.

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

Eucharist Bread Schedule (MODIFIED Coffee Hour — Coffee only, no food**):

Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour

October 10 Davis Henderson, Jones

October 16 (Sat. p.m.) D. Root (Artoklasia Bread)

(Great Vespers with Litia & Artoklasia for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers)

October 17 Karam Dansereau, Alaeetawi, Katool

October 24 Brock Meadows, Pigott

October 31 R. Root Schelver, Algood

We will continue to serve coffee (and juice for the children), and will now add pre-packaged snacks, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. We will also continue to use the disposable cups and individual sweeteners and creamers. Please use the available hand sanitizer before using the air-pots to get your coffee. Coffee will be served inside the fellowship hall and people will be free to go outside or to sit inside. For those sitting inside, we ask that you spread out and provide some space for each other. Please DO NOT congregate in front of the coffee table or in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.

Schedule for Epistle Readers – Page numbers refer to the Apostolos (book of the Epistles) located on the Chanters’ stand at the front of the nave. Please be sure to use this book when you read.

Reader Reading Page#

October 10 Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver II Cor. 6:1-10 168

October 17 Sam Habeeb Titus 3:8-15 322

October 24 Sh. Charlotte Algood II Cor. 9:6-11 178

October 31 Kh. Sharon Meadows II Cor. 11:31-12:9 183

Also, please remember that we still need your tithes and offerings which may be placed in the tithe box at the back of the nave or be mailed to: St. Peter Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2084, Madison, MS 39130-2084.

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 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; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Jay and Joanna; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ and their family; Emad and Natalia Alaeetawi and their family; Tom and Kathy Willingham; Marilyn (Kyriake) Snell; Jack and Jill Weatherly; Darlene Amason and her family; Lottie Dabbs (Sh. Charlotte Algood’s mother), Sh. Charlotte and their family; Maria Costas (currently at St. Catherine’s Village); Eugene and Bea Berry.

Maria Costas’ address is listed below. She would enjoy any cards you wish to send her.

St. Catherine’s Village

200 Dominican Drive

Sienna Room 201

Madison, MS 39110

If you are not feeling well, PLEASE do not attempt to come to the services. This also includes anyone who may have been exposed to you during this time. Also, please let Fr. Herman know if you are not feeling well and have COVID like symptoms.

Decorations Volunteers: If you are interested in decorating the church and the festal icon for the major feasts during the year, please see Sh. Charlotte or Kh. Nikki.

Fall Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, October 23rd, beginning at 4:00 p.m.!! Great Vespers will be cancelled for that day. We need a headcount for the food, so please place your name (and the number coming from your family) on the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please see Anna Kathryn Stewart.

The Diocese of Miami and the Southeast Fall Retreat 2021 to be hosted by St. Ignatius Church in Franklin TN has been rescheduled to the weekend of October 15-17th. This will be an “IN-PERSON” Retreat. For information on registration and the hotel, go the Diocesan website at DOMSE.org. A schedule for the retreat is also available on the website.

We will celebrate Fr. John’s Retirement as well as our 35th Anniversary and our annual visit from His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS on the weekend of March 5-6, 2022. More information will be coming on the festivities in the near future.

Fasting Discipline for October

In October, 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 October

October 17 Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

October 23 Apostle James, Brother of the Lord

October 26 Great-martyr Demetrios

Instructions for streaming our services can be found on the parish website.

Calendar Items:

* The Ladies will meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month to pray the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children on behalf of our children. They will also enjoy a brown-bag lunch and book study afterwards.

* The Ladies will meet for a brown-bag lunch at the church on the last Tuesday of the month.

* We will have a Litia and Artoklasia with the Great Vespers service next Saturday evening, October 16th, for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council the following day.

* We will celebrate the feastday of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, November 6th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

* The remaining Stewpot date for this year is November 6. More information will be available closer to time.

* His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS will be at St. Peter the weekend of March 5-6, 2022 to help us celebrate Fr. John’s retirement and our 35th anniversary as a parish. Please mark your calendars now.

Quotable: “Whoever sins against his neighbor hurts himself more than the other. He hurts the other in body, but he hurts himself in soul. He does bodily and temporary harm to the other, but he does himself spiritual and eternal harm. He deprives the other of bodily and visible goods, but he deprives himself of spiritual and invisible goods. He beguiles and deceives the other, but he is himself already beguiled by the devil and deceived. He is insolent or abuses or slanders the other, but he has already given himself up to the mockery, abuse and slander of the devil, and so on.”

St. Tikhon of Zdansk, Journey to Heaven

Worship: Sunday, October 17, 2021 (Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council)

Scripture: Titus 3:8-15; Luke 8:5-15

Celebrant: Father Herman

Epistle Reader: Sam Habeeb

Prosphora: Karam

Coffee Hour: Dansereaus, Alaeetawis