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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Announcements for Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4, 2010

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost


Romans 12:6-14:  In the reading from Romans, St Paul encourages us to practice the use of the gifts which the Lord has given to us and to serve the Lord with diligence.


Matthew 9:1-8:  Jesus demonstrates His authority by both healing the physical illness of a paralytic and by forgiving him of his sins.


Troparion of the Resurrection:  Let us believers praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation; for he took pleasure in ascending the Cross in the flesh, to suffer death, and to raise the dead by his glorious Resurrection


Troparion of St. Andrew of Crete:  Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Andrew, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith, a teacher of true worship and purity, O star of the universe and companion of Bishops, O wise one.  Through thy light thou hast enlightened all, O harp of the Spirit.  Therefore, intercede with Christ God 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, July 4   (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy


Monday, July 5

            Office Closed  -- Father John's Day Off


Tuesday, July 6

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Wednesday, July 7

            5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class

            6:30 p.m.         -- Daily Vespers

            7:30 p.m.         -- Choir Practice


Thursday, July 8  

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Friday, July 9

            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros


Saturday, July 10

            5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class

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


Sunday, July 11   (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Euphemia the all-praised)

            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros

            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy

            12:00 p.m.       -- Pot Luck Meal

            5:30 p.m.         -- Youth Group





Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Schelvers for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul this past Monday and by the Morrises for the Divine Liturgy today.


Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:

                                              Eucharist Bread                        Coffee Hour

         July 4                                    Morrises                                  Freundts

         July 11                                  Joneses                                    Schelvers

         July 18                                  D. Roots                                  Fahmys

         July 25                                  Meadows                                 Pigotts


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 mall piece and treat it carefully.


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 4                          Tom Skirtech                      Rom. 12:6-14                 113

July 11                        Walt Wood                         II Cor. 6:1-10                168

July 18                        Warren Strain                     Titus 3:8-15                    322

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


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 Leo and several others from our parish are at Camp St. Thekla and will be returning the weekend of July 10th.

·         Father John will be on vacation July 12-18 and then he will be at the Clergy Symposium at the Village July 19-23.  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.


Our monthly Sunday Pot Luck Meal will be held next on July 11th.


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 1      Cosmas and Damian of Rome

         July 2      Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos

         July 5      Athansios of Athos

         July 11    Euphemia the all-praised

         July 17    Great-martyr Marina

         July 20    Prophet Elias

         July 25    Dormiton of the Righteous Anna

         July 27    Great-martyr Panteleimon


Quotable:  "The purpose and aim of the spiritual life is to allow God to heal us.  This opportunity presents itself in many forms and for many reasons.  The major rift between the body and the person is healed, by God's grace, through participation in the Holy Mysteries of the Church.  The rift between the heart and the mind is healed through 'ascetic labor'—prayerful effort—which begins with making the mind quiet, and ends with wrapping the mind and the emotions in prayer and placing them in the heart, where they rightfully belong and where their final integration takes place."

                                    Archimandrite Meletios Webber Bread and Water, Wine and Oil



Worship:         Sunday, July 11, 2010 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)


         Scripture:                                II Corinthians 6:1-10; Matthew 9:27-35

         Celebrant:                               Father John

         Epistle Reader:                       Walt Wood

         Prosphora:                              Joneses

         Coffee Hour:                           Pot Luck Meal



posted by Daniel Root at 9:19 AM Parish Life

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