July 5, 2009
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Romans 6:18-23: St Paul, writing to the Romans, explains that when we were freed from sin we became slaves to righteousness; therefore, we must resist enslavement to sin and instead become enslaved to God.
Matthew 8:5-13: Jesus shows His great mercy to those who have faith in Him when He heals the servant of a centurion.
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 for the Holy Martyrs, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth, the Novice Barbara and those with them: Emulating the Lord's self-abasement on the earth, thou didst forsake royal mansions to serve the poor and disdained, overflowing with compassion for the suffering. And taking up a martyr's cross, thou in meekness didst perfect the Saviour's image within thee. Wherefore, with Barbara, entreat Him to save us all, O wise Elizabeth.
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, July 5
8:50 a.m. – Orthros
10:00 a.m. -- Divine Liturgy
5:30 p.m. – Youth Group
Monday, July 6
Office Closed – Father John's Day Off
Tuesday, July 7
6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
6:30 p.m. – Choir Practice
Wednesday, July 8
5:00 p.m. – Catechism Class
6:30 p.m. – Daily Vespers followed by Clergy Meeting
Thursday, July 9
6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Friday, July 10
6:00 a.m. – Daily Orthros
Saturday, July 11 (Great-martyr Euphemia the All-praised)
6:30 p.m. – Great Vespers
Sunday, July 12 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m. – Orthros
10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
6:00 p.m. – Young Adults
Eucharist Bread: ...was offered by the Daniel Roots for the Divine Liturgy this morning.
Travels: Father John is serving at St. Anthony Church in Pensacola this weekend. Please contact Father James for any pastoral needs. Father Leo will be at Camp St. Thekla for two weeks, beginning June 26th, along with some of our youth who will be counselors and campers.
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour
July 5 D. Roots R. Roots
July 12 Dansereaus Algoods
July 19 Freundts Hendersons
July 26 Fahmys Chamblees
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 #
July 5 Brenda Baker Rom. 6:18-23 102
July 12 Tom Willingham Rom. 10:1-10 108
July 19 Tom Skirtech Titus 3:8-15 322
July 26 Walt Wood Gal. 3:23-29; 4:1-5 160
Please remember the following in your prayers: Amy and Brantley Oliver (they will be moving to Monroe in July); Jack and Ginny Henderson (Fr. John's parents) and their family; Reader Basil's family (Dad, Bill; Mom, Cleo; sister Betty; and uncle and aunt, James and Sarah Powell), Ken Jones' mother (recovering from hip surgery), Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family, Penny and Dean Bruner and their family, Deborah and Paul Finley, Effie Johnson (Kh. Susan Cushman's mother) and the Cushman family (St. John's in Memphis), Jared and Stacy Autrey and their daughter Olivia Kate (St. Ignatius in Franklin).
Please remember Sally Dubose and Matthew Baker in your prayers as they prepare for their wedding on July 25, 2009.
Father John will be traveling to California on July 16th for the Archdiocese Convention. He will be traveling directly from there to South Carolina for Matthew and Sally's wedding and will be returning home late on the 25th . There will be no catechism class or daily Orthros services during his absence, but daily vespers services will be held as usual on Wednesday evenings.
There will be no Great Vespers service on Saturday, July 25th due to the absence of our clergy for Matthew and Sally's wedding in South Carolina. However, Father John will be returning Saturday night and services will be held as usual on Sunday morning.
St. Peter shirts....several of you placed an order for one of the shirts with our name on them. They have arrived and the cost is $30. If you ordered one of these, please see Fr. John. We do have a few extras if someone wanted one but was unable to order it.
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.
* Along with Holy Resurrection, we will be serving a meal at the Stewpot next Saturday, July 11th . Cheryl Pigott is co-ordinating our efforts. Please contact her to find out what you can do to help.
* The fast of the Dormition will begin August 1st and continue through the feast on the 15th . As usual we will be celebrating the Paraklesis service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings during this time. Please make plans to attend as many of these beautiful services as possible.
* We will celebrating the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord with Orthros and Divine Liturgy beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, August 5th .
* The feast of the Dormition falls on Saturday this year. We will be having Great Vespers on Friday evening, August 14th at 6:30 p.m. and Orthros and Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, August 15th , beginning at 9:00 a.m.
* Future dates for Stewpot meals are September 5th and October 31st .
Fasting Discipline for July
The traditional fasting (no meat, fish, dairy, wine or oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of July.
Major Commemorations During July
July 5 Venerable Athanasios of Athos
July 11 Great-martyr Euphemia the All-praised
July 17 Great-martyr Marina
July 20 Prophet Elias
July 25 Dormition of the Righteous Anna, Mother of the Theotokos
July 27 Great-martyr and Unmercenary Panteleimon
July 31 Forefeast of the Procession of the Precious Cross
Those hosting Coffee Hour or feasts MUST be sure to place fresh trash bags in the trash cans when cleaning up afterwards. If this is not done, items get thrown into the empty trash cans and then dumped as is into the cans outside. The trash people will NOT pick up loose trash from the cans and have even dumped it out in the past. This means that Father John has to pick these items up by hand and bag them! Please help us with this!!
If you are the last to leave the building, please make sure that the heating and cooling unit in the Fellowship Hall is set to the optimum temperature for the building when unoccupied.
If you have overridden the programmed setting, please be sure to restore it to the original setting. We are trying to keep our utility costs down. If you do not know how to operate the thermostat, please consult with either Father James or Deacon Richard for instruction.
Quotable: "Let simplicity accompany you everywhere. Be especially simple in your faith and love. For God is the eternally worshipped Unity, and so is our soul simple. But the flesh hinders this simplicity when we gratify it."
- St. John of Krondstadt
Weekly Quote: "The person who listens to Christ fills himself with light; and if he imitates Christ, he reclaims himself."
- St. Thalassios the Lybian
WORSHIP: Sunday, July 12, 2009 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)
Scriptures: Romans 10:1-10; Matthew 8: 28-34; 9:1
Celebrant: Father John
Homily: Father John
Deacon: Deacon Terry
Epistle Reader: Tom Willingham
Coffee Hour: Algoods