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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Announcements for Sunday, May 30, 2010
May 30, 2010
Sunday of All Saints
First Sunday after Pentecost
The Church commemorates and remembers all of its saints at three times during the year; in anticipation of Christmas, at the beginning of Lent, and immediately after Pentecost. On all three days we are reminded of the unified body of God's people and of the holiness they have achieved and for which we strive. These two things are not abnormal and removed from us; they are truth and reality. On this day we are especially reminded of the strength of the saints and their victories, and we move from the day of Pentecost, the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit, to join God's people in our victorious procession, through purifying trial and sacrifice, to the Day of the Lord.
Hebrews 11:33-12:2: The writer of Hebrews calls us to consider the faith of those saints of the Old Testament who endured hardships and death and yet still did great things because of their faith. The Apostle encourages us to lay aside the encumbrances of sin and run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Matthew 10:32- 33, 37-38;19:27-30: In the gospel reading we hear the Lord Jesus teach the meaning of discipleship, and, when asked by Peter, tells him what shall be the reward for those who truly are disciples of His.
Troparion of the Resurrection: O compassionate One, thou didst descend from the heights; thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that thou might deliver us from passion. Thou art our Life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to thee.
Troparion of All Saints: Thy Church, O Christ God, hast regaled herself in the blood of thy Martyrs throughout all the world, as in porphyry and purple. Through them she lifts her voice, crying, Turn with thy compassion to thy people, and grant peace to thy city, and to the souls the Great 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 Saints: To thee, O Lord and Author of all creation, the universe offers as first-fruits of nature the divinity-bearing Martyrs. Wherefore, by their imploring preserve thy Church in perfect safety, for the sake of the Theotokos, O most Merciful.
Sunday, May 30 (Sunday of All Saints; First Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m.– Orthros
10:00 a.m.– Divine Liturgy
5:30 p.m.– Youth Group
Monday, May 31
Office Closed– Father John's Day Off
Tuesday, June 1 (Justyn Martyr)
6:00 a.m.– Daily Orthros
Wednesday, June 2
5:00 p.m.– Catechism Class
6:30 p.m.– Daily Vespers
7:30 p.m.– Choir Practice
Thursday, June 3
6:00 a.m.– Daily Orthros
Friday, June 4 (Metrophanes of Constantinople)
6:00 a.m.– Festal Orthros
Saturday, June 5
5:00 p.m.– Catechism Class
5:45 p.m.– Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
Sunday, June 6 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)
8:50 a.m.– Orthros
10:00 a.m.– Divine Liturgy
5:30 p.m.– Young Adults
Eucharist Bread: ...was offered by the Bakers for the Divine Liturgy today.
Please be very careful with the Blessed Bread when you take after communion or at the end of the liturgy. 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.
Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
                                            Eucharist Bread               Coffee Hour
May 30                               Bakers                                  Hendersons
June 6                                Woods                                  Woods
June 13                              Hendersons                          Woods
June 20                              R. Roots                                R. Roots
June 27                              Katools                                 Chamblees
June 28 (Mon. p.m.)         Schelvers                              Christina Katool   (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul)
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 #
May 30                              Walt Wood                    Heb. 11:33 - 12:2                        84
June 6                               Warren Strain               Rom. 2:10-16                               90
June 13                             Mildred Morris              Rom. 5:1-10                                 96
June 20                             Kh. Be'Be' Schelver    Rom. 6:18-23                             102
June 27                            Tom Willingham            Rom. 10:1-10                             108
June 28 (Mon. p.m.)        Brenda Baker               II Cor. 11:21 to end; 12:6-9       389
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
Please remember the following in your prayers: The Longa and Dn. Sidney Elliott families from St. John's in Memphis; Fr. Donald Lloyd; Sh. Charlotte Algood, Deacon Terry and their family; Fr. James and Kh. Linda Ellison; Bobby and Sue Webb (Deborah Finley's parents); Tom Skirtech, Amy and Brantley Oliver; Reader Basil's family; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Jared and Stacy Autrey and their daughter Olivia Kate (St. Ignatius in Franklin).
The Esther Elliott Longa Memorial Fund has been established to help pay the medical expenses, which were very significant. If you are interested in participating, make your check out to St. Peter's and specify that it is for her memorial fund on the memo line. We will be sending a check soon.
Our monthly Sunday Pot Luck Meal will not be held the first week in June, due to the festal meals in the weeks at the end of May. We will hold a Pot Luck meal on Monday evening, June 28th following the Liturgy for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Calling everyone (especially Men): We need more help in cleaning up following Coffee Hour and meals at the Church (especially the monthly Pot Luck meals). Since the cooking and set up are usually done by the women, this is a terrific time for the men in our parish to also serve. Please remember that those hosting coffee would always appreciate a little help in setting things back right afterwards. The more hands, the quicker the work.
Calendar Items:
* The Fast of the Apostles will begin tomorrow.
* This year's Parish Life Conference is being hosted by St. George's church in Jacksonville, FL June 16-20. Registration materials are available online.
* We will celebrate the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul with Orthros followed by the Divine Liturgy and a Pot Luck meal on Monday evening, June 28th .
* Our next time to serve a meal at the Stewpot will be on October 30th .
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.
Fasting Discipline for June
The Apostle's Fast this year extends from May 31st until the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul on Tuesday, June 29th.
Major Commemorations During June
June 1       Justyn Martyr
June 4       Metrophanes of Constantinople
June 8       Theodore the General (transfer of relics)
June 11     Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
June 24     Nativity of the Forerunner
June 29    Chief Apostles Peter and Paul
June 30    Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles
Quotable: "Be careful not to waste your precious energies on redundant worries and vanities, which will turn to dust one day. When you do this, you not only tire your body, but you also scatter your mind aimlessly, offering God only your fatigue and yawns at the time of prayer–much like the sacrifice offered by Cain. It follows that your inner state will be like that of Cain's: you will be full of anxiety and sighs, provoked by the devil standing by your side."
    - Elder Paisios the Athonite
Weekly Quote: "A passion which we allow to grow active within us through our own choice afterwards forces itself upon against our will."
    - St. Mark the Ascetic
WORSHIP: Sunday, June 6, 2010 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)
Scriptures: Romans 2:10-16; Matthew 4:18-23
Celebrant: Father John
Epistle Reader: Warren Strain
Prosphora: Woods
Coffee Hour: Woods
posted by Daniel Root at 2:46 PM Parish Life

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