July 24, 2022
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Romans 12:6-14: Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, and serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Matthew 9:1-8: At that time, Jesus got into a boat, crossed over and came to His own city. And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—He then said to the paralytic—“Rise, take up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they marveled, and they glorified God, Who had given such authority to men.
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 Great-martyr Christina: O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live with Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in 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.
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, July 24 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)
9:00 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)
10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)
Monday, July 25 (Dormition of Righteous Anna)
Father Herman off
Tuesday, July 26
1:00 p.m. — Ladies’ Lunch
Wednesday, July 27 (Great-martyr Panteleimon)
6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers
7:15 p.m. — Chanters’ Practice
7:30 p.m. — Parish Council Meeting
Thursday, July 28
[VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL BEGINS (July
Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30
Sunday, July 31 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)
9:00 a.m. — Orthros (webcast)
10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy (webcast)
The Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Hendersons for the Divine Liturgy this morning.
Eucharist Bread Schedule:
Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour
July 24 Henderson Meadows/Lockhart
July 31 Algood Algood/Schelver
August 6 (Sat. a.m.) Schelver Lasseter/Pacurari/Miller
August 7 Morris D. Root/Baker/Cooper
August 14 Jones POT LUCK MEAL
August 15 (Mon a.m.) Davis Meadows
August 21 D. Root Dansereau/Alaeetawi
August 28 Karam Ellis/Zouboukos/Waites
Also, please remember that we still need your tithes and offerings which may be placed in the tray that is passed during the Divine Liturgy, 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.
Congratulations to Dorin and Carolina Lavric on the birth of their daughter Ilinca (7 pounds, 15 ounces) on Friday, July 15th. Mother and child are doing well. May God grant them all Many Years!
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#
July 24 Ian Jones Rom. 12:6-14 113
July 31 Brenda Baker Rom. 15:1-7 119
August 6 (Sat. a.m.) Walt Wood II Pet. 1:10-19 401
August 7 Walt Wood I Cor. 1:10-17 124
August 14 Sh. Charlotte Algood I Cor. 3:9-17 130
August 15 (Mon. a.m.) Kh. Sharon Meadows Phil. 2:5-11 403
August 21 Sh. Charlotte Algood I Cor. 4:9-16 135
August 28 Brenda Baker I Cor. 9:2-12 141
Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers.
Please remember the following in your prayers: Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Lamia Dabit and her family; Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon’s sister); Jay and Joanna Davis; Fr. Leo and Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver and their family; Kathy Willingham; Marilyn (Kyriake) Snell; Jack and Jill Weatherly; Lottie Dabbs (Sh. Charlotte Algood’s mother), Sh. Charlotte and their family; Maria Costas (currently at St. Catherine’s Village); Reader Basil and Brenda Baker and their family; Buddy Cooper.
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.
* The men of the parish meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month.
* The Ladies 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.
* The Ladies meet for lunch on the last Tuesday of the month.
* Vacation Church School is scheduled for July 28-30.
* The Fast of the Dormition begins on August 1st and runs until the 15th. As is our custom during the fast, we will pray the Paraklesis service to the Theotokos on the Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of the first two weeks of August. We will celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos on Monday morning, August 15th with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
* We will celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Saturday, August 6th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
* The remaining date for Stewpot for 2022 is Saturday, September 3rd.
Instructions for streaming our services can be found on the parish website.
Fasting Discipline for July
In 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
PARENTS, a problem has arisen due to the nursery room being left messy after Coffee Hour. No food of any kind should be taken into that room. Also, it is necessary for a parent to be in the room whenever their children are in there playing. Thank you for your assistance with this.
Quotable “The Human soul is a spirit created by God, and only in God, who has created it in His own image and likeness, can it find contentment and rest, peace, consolation and joy. Once separated from Him, it seeks for satisfaction among created things, and feeds itself on passions, on husks, food for pigs; but finding not its true repose, not its true satisfaction, it dies at length hunger. For spiritual food is a necessity to the soul.”
St. Tikhon Zadonsky
Worship: Sunday, July 31, 2022 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)
Scripture: Romans 15:1-7; Matthew 9:27-35
Celebrant: Father Herman
Epistle Reader: Brenda Baker
Coffee Hour: Algood/Schelver