Third Sunday after Pentecost Romans 5:1-10: In his letter to the Romans, St Paul establishes that our standing before God is the result of faith whereby we are justified and thus receive the benefits of His salvation. Matthew 6:22-33: Our Lord teaches us that striving for the things of God rather than the things of the world will enable us to be at peace about what we need to live in this world. Troparion of the Resurrection: When thou, O immortal Life, didst humble thyself unto death, then didst thou destroy death by the brightness of thy Godhead; and when thou didst raise the bowels of the earth, then all the heavenly powers exclaimed, O Christ, thou art the Giver of life! Glory to thee, O our God! 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 Theotokos: 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 3 (Third Sunday after Pentecost) 10:00 a.m. -- Divine Liturgy Office Closed -- Father John's Day Off Tuesday, July 5 (Athanasios of Athos) 6:00 a.m. -- Daily Orthros 6:00 p.m. -- Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy and Meal 5:00 p.m. -- Catechism Class 6:30 p.m. -- Daily Vespers 7:30 p.m. -- Choir Practice 6:00 a.m. -- Daily Orthros 11:30 a.m. -- Men's Lunch 6:00 a.m. -- Daily Orthros 7:30 a.m. -- Breakfast and Bible Study 11:00 a.m. -- Serving at the Stewpot 5:45 p.m. -- Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers Sunday, July 10 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost) 10:00 a.m. -- Divine Liturgy 12:00 p.m. -- Ladies of St. Peter Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Woods for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul this past Tuesday evening and by the Dn. Richard Roots for the Divine Liturgy today. Please be reminded of the following: 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. Also, at the end of the liturgy, maintain a prayerful disposition during the veneration of the cross as the prayers of thanksgiving after communion are still underway. Please exchange your greetings with each other in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour. Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule: Eucharist Bread Coffee Hour July 3 R. Roots Joneses/Stewarts July 10 Hendersons Ellis/Zouboukos July 31 Algoods Hendersons 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. July 3 Kh. Be'Be' Schelver Rom. 5:1-11 96 July 10 Tom Willingham Rom. 6:18-23 102 July 17 Tom Skirtech Titus 3:18-15 322 July 24 Sh. Charlotte Algood Rom. 12:6-14 113 July 31 Walt Wood Rom. 15:1-7 119 Please keep Walt and Charlotte Wood and their family in your prayers as Walt continues to recover from back surgery. Please remember the following in your prayers: Fr. Leo, Kh. Be'Be', Stephen and Amy, Justyn and Jeffrey; Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Maria Costas; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit; David Turner's mother Mary Jean; Fr. Joseph Bittle, Kh. Joanna, their daughter Abigail and the rest of their family. Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN. With Father John's blessing, Carl Boschert has decided to pursue his catechesis at Holy Trinity and St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church in Jackson. Please keep him in your prayers. Breakfast and Bible Study: Next Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. we will begin a Bible Study of I Peter. Breakfast will also be served. Be sure to come and enjoy the fellowship. * The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month. * We will be serving a meal at the Stewpot in Jackson on July 9th and November 19th. * Father John will be out of town July 21-31st for the Archdiocese Convention in Chicago. * The Annual Knucklehead Family Reunion (aka Men's Fishing Trip) will be held in Arkansas, on September 16-23 this year.
* His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN will be here the weekend of May 6, 2012 to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary as a parish. The planning committee is working very hard to make our celebration a memorable one. There will be an evening event at the MS Museum of Art on Saturday, May 6th. Other events are being planned and more information will be available in the coming months.
Sophie Elizabeth Dansereau will be baptized on Saturday morning, July 16th at 11:15 a.m.
New Parish Directory: The Parish Council has decided to implement a new Directory with family pictures. If you have not yet had your picture taken, please make arrangements with Daniel Root. A group picture will be taken at a later date for the cover of the Directory. We are looking for new faces in the choir….anyone 7th grade or older who is interested should contact Karen or Sh. Margaret. Fasting Discipline for July The traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. Major Commemorations during July July 5 Athanasios of Athos July 11 Euphemia the all-praised July 17 Great-martyr Marina July 25 Dormition of Righteous Anna July 27 Great-martyr Panteleimon If you are the last to leave the building, please make sure that the heating and cooling unit in the Fellowship Hall is turned off. Happy Anniversaries in July: July 3 -- Emad and Suzi Fino (#23!) July 25 -- Reader Basil and Brenda Baker (#30!) July 7 -- Nimer Fino (1992) July 22 -- Zachary Freundt Quotable: "There are earthly medicines for earthly diseases. And there is an Omnipotent Heavenly Doctor and heavenly medicines for the most terrible disease called sin. This Doctor is Jesus Christ. Because every sin is a transgression of God's holy law, only God can forgive sins with His wondrous omnipotence. He can blot out sins as if they never existed. Though your sins be as purple, I will make them white as snow; though they be as scarlet, I will make them white as wool (Is. 1:18), He promises. But for this to happen, there is one requirement for us---to repent truly." Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev Worship: Sunday, July 10, 2011 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost) Scripture: Romans 6:18-23; Matthew 8:5-13 Epistle Reader: Tom Willingham Coffee Hour: Ellis/Zouboukos