October 21, 2018
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Galatians 2:16-20: We hear from St Paul’s letter to the Galatians that we are justified by faith in Christ, not by works of the Law; and that we now live our lives by faith in the Son of God.
Luke 8:26-39: From the reading in St Luke, we see Jesus heal a man possessed by demons; in doing so, Jesus demonstrates His authority over His creation, even when it rebels against Him.
Troparion of the Resurrection: Having learned the joyful message of the Resurrection from the angel, the women Disciples cast from them their parental condemnation, and proudly broke the news to the Disciples, saying, Death has been spoiled. Christ God is risen, granting the world Great Mercy.
Troparion of St. Hilarion the Great: The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears and by thy deep sighing thou hast given fruit through thy struggles a hundred-fold. Accordingly, thou hast become a star for the universe, sparkling with miracles. Therefore, O righteous Father Hilarion, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
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, October 21 (Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m. — Orthros
9:00 a.m. — Christian Education
10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy
Monday, October 22
Father John’s Day Off
Valley Deanery Clergy Retreat begins]
Tuesday, October 23 (Apostle James Brother of the Lord)
9:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros (Please note change in time)
Wednesday, October 24
Valley Deanery Clergy Retreat ends]
6:30 p.m. — Daily Vespers
7:15 p.m. — Choir Practice
Thursday, October 25
6:00 a.m. — Daily Orthros
Friday, October 26 (Great-martyr Demetrios)
Saturday, October 27
4:00 p.m. — Fall Festival
Ninth Hour or Great Vespers today]
Sunday, October 28 (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m. — Orthros
9:00 a.m. — Christian Education
10:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Daniel Roots for the Divine Liturgy this morning.
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour
October 21 D. Root Pigott/Strain/Dabit/Lavric
October 28 Karam Schelver/Karam/Pacurari
November 3 (Sat. a.m.) Brock Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver/Karen Cooper
(Feastday of St. Raphael of Brooklyn)
November 4 Baker POT LUCK MEAL
November 11 R. Root Elli/Zouboukos/Waites
November 18 Algood Algood/Jones/Turner
November 20 (Mon. p.m.) Katool (Artoklasia Bread) No Meal
(Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple)
November 25 Schelver R. Root/Habeeb/Cooper
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#
October 21 Kh. Be’Be’ Schelver Gal. 2:16-20 193
October 28 Sam Habeeb Gal. 6:11-18 198
November 3 (Sat. a.m.) Brenda Baker Heb. 7:26-8:2 334
November 4 Walt Wood Eph. 2:4-10 202
November 11 Sh. Charlotte Algood II Cor. 4:6-15 163
November 18 Warren Strain Eph. 4:1-7 212
November 25 Kh. Sharon Meadows Gal. 3:23-4:5 160
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.
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 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); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; 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; Lou Turner’s cousin Amy and her husband John.
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.
Our annual parish Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. We will not have 9th Hour prayers or Great Vespers that day. Please check the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall for dishes for the meal.
Orthodox Women’s Retreat: V. Rev. Fr. John Oliver, the pastor of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church in Murfreesboro, TN, will be the speaker for the annual Women’s Retreat to be held this year at St. Peter’s on Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Fr. John will be addressing the topic: “Anxiety, Despondency, Despair: Helping Orthodox Women Cope”.
* The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
* 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.
* Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th. More information soon.
* His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS will be visiting St. Peter November 2-6. Please mark your calendars now.
* We will celebrate the feastday of St. Raphael of Brooklyn with Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, November 3rd, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
* V. Rev. Fr. John Oliver, the pastor of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church in Murfreesboro, TN, will be the speaker for the annual Women’s Retreat to be held this year at St. Peter’s on Saturday, November 10th. Fr. John will be addressing the topic: “Anxiety, Despondency, Despair: Helping Orthodox Women Cope”.
* The next date for serving meals at the Stewpot will be Saturday, November 17th.
* The Children will present their Nativity Program on Sunday, December 16th during Coffee Hour. We will also have a Pot Luck Meal that Sunday to add to the festivities.
Date change for November Pot Luck Meal: We will have our monthly Pot Luck Meal on Sunday, November 4th instead of the 11th (as listed on the Quarterly Schedule) to coincide with Bishop NICHOLAS’ visit.
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 by themselves.
If you are the last to leave, please make sure that the doors in the Fellowship Hall, the kitchen and the hallway are all locked.
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 18 Apostle Luke the Evangelist
October 23 Apostle James, Brother of the Lord
October 26 Great-martyr Demetrius
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
ead of ManHead of Maonasteries
Quotable: “We repent personally, but our passions are also those which dominate the whole world. Thus, what we live is not separated from cosmic life. Little by little, quite naturally, we begin to live our state as a reflection of the state of all humanity. We begin to live our life as through God’s eyes, in a universal way. Through our repentance, we do not live our own individual drama; we live in ourselves the tragedy of all humanity, the drama of its history since the beginning of time.”
Archimandrite Sophrony, Words of Life
Worship: Sunday, October 28, 2018 (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)
Scripture: Galatians 6:11-18; Luke 8:41-56
Celebrant: Father John
Epistle Reader: Sam Habeeb
Coffee Hour: Schelver/Karam/Pacurari