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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
Madison, Mississippi
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Announcements for Sunday, Nov 2, 2008
November 2, 2008
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 Holy Five Martyrs: Blessed is the earth that drank your blood, O prizewinners of the Lord, and holy are the tabernacles that received your spirits; for in the stadium ye triumphed over the enemy, and ye proclaimed Christ with boldness.  Beseech Him, we pray, since He is good, to save our 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 for Usual Sundays:  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 2
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 6:00 p.m. – Young Adults
Monday, November 3
Tuesday, November 4
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
 6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
Wednesday, November 5
 5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
 6:15 p.m. – 9th Hour Prayers followed by Daily Vespers
Thursday, November 6
 6:00 a.m. –  Daily Orthros
 5:00 p.m. – 9th Hour Prayers followed by Daily Vespers
Friday, November 7
 6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Saturday, November 8  (Synaxis of the Bodiless Powers of Heaven)
 6:30 p.m. – Great Vespers
Sunday, November 9   (St. Nektarios the Wonder-worker of Pentapolis)
 8:50 a.m. – Orthros
 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
 5:30 p.m. – Youth Group
The Eucharist Bread was offered by the Daniel Roots for the Feast of St. Raphael yesterday and by the Schelvers for the Divine Liturgy today.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
     Eucharist Bread  Coffee Hour
 November 2 Schelvers Fahmys
 November 9 Freundts Pigotts
 November 16 Fahmys Rebecca Root
 November 20 (Thurs. evening) Rebecca Root (Artoklasia Bread)     No meal
                 (Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos in the Temple)
 November 23 Bakers D. Roots
 November 30 Woods Morrises
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 2 Tom Willingham Galatians 1:11-19 188
November 9 Kh. Sharon Meadows Galatians 2:16-20 193
November 16 Walt Wood I Corinthians 4:9-16 135
November 23 Sh. Charlotte Algood Ephesians 2:4-10 202
November 30 Warren Strain I Corinthians 4:9-16 135
The annual fall Clergy Retreat for the Lower Mississippi Valley Deanery will be held here This week (November 5-7).   We will have 9th Hour prayers followed by daily vespers on Wednesday (starting at 6:15 p.m.) and again on Thursday (starting at 5:00 p.m.).
The vestry behind the altar is considered to be part of the altar area.  As with the sanctuary per se, this area is for clergy only unless a blessing is given by the priest for a specific purpose.
Calendar Items:
 * The next meeting for the PLC 2009 Planning Committee will be Thursday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
 * The Lower MS Valley Deanery's annual teen retreat will be held the week-end of February 20-22, 2009 at John W. Kyle State Park.  Joel Finley, the Youth Director at St. Ignatius Orthodox Church in Franklin, will handling registration.  More details will be available at a later date.
 * St. Peter's will be hosting the Parish Life Conference next year.  The dates for the conference will be June 10-14.  This will a wonderful opportunity to showcase our parish.  More information will be available in the future.
Ladies of St. Peter:   It's time to pay your annual dues ($20).  Please give  them to
Sh. Margaret Root.  Many thanks to Charlotte Wood, Rebecca Root and Sh. Margaret Root who have graciously served as officers.  In January , Christina Katool and Sh. Charlotte Algood will take over as co-presidents.  We still need someone to fill the post of Secretary/Treasurer. Please think about volunteering for this office.
Fasting Discipline for November
The traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil)  is observed on all  Wednesdays and Fridays.  Beginning November 15th , the first day of the Nativity Fast, the traditional fasting is observed on each day of the week.  Note, however, that through December 19th there is katalysis on Tuesdays and Thursdays when wine and oil are permitted, and on Saturdays when fish, wine and oil are permitted.
Major Commemorations During  November
 November 8 Synaxis of the Bodiless Powers of Heaven
 November 9 St. Nektarios the Wonderworker of Aegina
 November 13 St. John Chrysostom
 November 14 Apostle Philip
 November 15 Beginning of the fast of the Nativity
 November 16 Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
 November 21 Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
 November 23 St. Amphilochios of Iconium
 November 25 St. Catherine the Great-martyr
 November 30 Apostle Andrew the First-called  
A number of videos and audiotapes belonging to the church's library have been checked out and not returned.  Please look through your belongings for any that you may have forgotten about.  We are especially looking for the copy of the presentation that was done by Father Ted Pulcini at the 1994 Parish Life Conference that was hosted here.  Thank you for your assistance in locating these items.
Kitchen Maintenance: We have a number of perishable items being left in the kitchen (including condiments, etc., in the refrigerator).  These tend to spoil and often attract insects.  Following any church event (feast, coffee hour, fellowship, etc.), unless specific arrange-ments are made to use left overs very soon, please take them home with you!
Please supervise your children to avoid spills, ink stains or marks from their writing and drawing on our new chairs.  We also ask that you not allow them to stand on the kneelers.  Thank you for your help with this.
Quotable: "Let us not render evil for evil, and we shall not receive our due for our sins.  For we find the forgiveness of our trespasses in the forgiving of our brothers; and the mercy of God is hidden in mercifulness to our neighbor.  Therefore the Lord said, 'Forgive, and you shall be forgiven,' and, 'With what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.'  See how the Lord bestowed on us the method of salvation and has given us eternal power to become sons of God!"
    - St. Maximos the Confessor

WORSHIP: Sunday, November 9, 2008 (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)
 Scripture:  Galatians 2:16-20; Luke 8:41-56
 Celebrant:  Father John
 Homily:  Father John
 Deacon:  Deacon Richard
 Epistle Reader  Kh. Sharon Meadows
 Acolytes:  TBA
 Prosphora:  Freundts
 Coffee Hour:  Pigotts
 Teen Hosts:  TBA
posted by Daniel Root at 9:13 AM Parish Life

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