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Friday, July 09, 2010
Announcements for Sunday, July 18, 2010


July 18, 2010

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council


Titus 3:8-15:  On this Sunday we read from St. Paul's letter to Titus, whom he warns to avoid delv­ing into unprofitable and foolish questions about doctrine, and to reject heretics after two admonitions.


Matthew 5:14-19:  In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus teaches that we are to be Light in the darkness of this world, not hiding the glory of God from others, but rather, putting it where it can be seen.


Troparion of the Resurrection: Thou didst shatter death by thy Cross; thou didst open paradise to the thief; thou didst turn the mourning of the ointment-bearing women into joy, and didst bid thine Apostles proclaim warning that thou hast risen, O Christ, granting the world Great Mercy.


Troparion of the Holy Fathers: Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise who didst establish our holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to thee.


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 18   (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

            5:30 p.m.         -- Young Adults


Monday, July 19

            Office Closed  -- Father John's Day Off


Tuesday, July 20

            NO Daily Orthros


Wednesday, July 21

            6:30 p.m.         -- Daily Vespers

            7:30 p.m.         -- Choir Practice


Thursday, July 22  

            NO  Daily Orthros


Friday, July 23

            NO Daily Orthros


Saturday, July 24

            NO Catechism Class

            5:45 p.m.         -- Ninth Hour Prayers followed by Great Vespers


Sunday, July 25   (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost; Dormition of the Righteous Anna)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

5:30 p.m.         -- Youth Group





Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Daniel Roots for the Divine Liturgy today.


Please 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.


Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

                                                      Eucharist Bread                     Coffee Hour

         July 18                                  D. Roots                                  Fahmys

         July 25                                  Meadows                                 Pigotts

         August 1                               Joanna Meadows                     Schelvers

         August 5 (Thurs. p.m.)          Dansereaus                              Algoods

                  Feast of the Transfiguration

         August 8                               Freundts                                   D. Roots/Dansereaus

         August 15                             Fahmys                                    Skirtechs, Parkers &

                  Feast of the Dormition                                                 Katools

         August 22                             Bakers                                     Morrises

         August 29                             Woods                                     Joneses


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 18                        Warren Strain                      Titus 3:8-15                          322

July 25                        Kh. Sharon Meadows          Gal. 4:22-29                         314

August 1                      Mildred Morris                    I Cor. 4:9-16                        135

August 5 (Thurs. p.m.) Brenda Baker                      II Pet. 1:10-19                      401

August 8                      Kh. Be'Be' Schelver           I Cor. 9:2-12                         141

August 15                    Tom Willingham                  Phil. 2:5-11                            403

August 22                    Tom Skirtech                      I Cor. 16:13-24                     152

August 29                    Walt Wood                        Acts 13:25-33                        406


Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, bishop ANTOUN.        


Please remember the following in your prayers:  Anna Kathryn and Cliff Stewart and their unborn child; The Longa and Dn. Sidney Elliott families from St. John's in Memphis; Fr. Donald Lloyd; Sh. Charlotte Algood, Dn. 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, te Milnor family; Jared and Stacy Autrey and their daughter Olivia Kate  (St. Ignatius in Franklin).


Calendar Items:

·         Father John will be at the Clergy Symposium at the Village this week.  If you have any needs during this time, please contact Father Leo or Father James (after July 18th).

·         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 July

In July, the traditional fasting   (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil)


Major Commemorations During July

         July 27    Great-martyr Panteleimon


Quotable:  "The sins of the rich, such as greed and selfishness, are obvious for all to see.  The sins of the poor are less conspicuous, yet equally corrosive of the soul.  Some poor people are tempted to envy the rich; indeed this is a form of vicarious greed, because the poor person wanting great wealth is in spirit no different from the rich person amassing great wealth.  Many poor people are gripped by fear:  their hearts are caught in a chain of anxiety, worrying whether they will have food on their plates tomorrow or clothes on their backs.  Some poor people are constantly formulating in their minds devious plans to cheat the rich to obtain their wealth; this is no different in spirit from the rich making plans to exploit the poor by paying low wages. The art of being poor is to trust in God for everything, to demand nothing—and to be grateful for all that is given."

                                                                              St. John Chrysostom


Worship:         Sunday, July 25, 2010 (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost; Dormiton of the

                        Righteous Anna)


         Scripture:                                Galatians 4:22-29; Matthew 14:22-34

         Celebrant:                               Father John

         Epistle Reader:                        Kh. Sharon Meadows

         Prosphora:                              Meadows

         Coffee Hour:                           Pigotts



posted by Daniel Root at 8:08 AM Parish Life

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