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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
Madison, Mississippi
Friday, August 19, 2011
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August 21, 2011
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday after the Dormition
I Corinthians 4:9-16:  We hear St Paul speak to the Corinthians as their spiritual father and exhort them to imitate him in their actions.
Matthew 17:14-23:  The Lord Jesus again shows His abundant mercy when He heals a boy possessed by a demon.  We also hear Him foretell His betrayal, death and resurrection, but the disciples do not understand.
Troparion of the Resurrection:  The stone being sealed by the Jews, and thy pure body being guarded by the soldiers, thou didst arise on the third day, O Saviour, granting life to the world.  Wherefore, the heavenly powers acclaimed thee, O Giver of life, crying, Glory to thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to thy kingdom! Glory to thy gracious providence, O only Lover of mankind.
Troparion of the Dormition:  In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for living thou wast translated, being the Mother of Life.  Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.
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 Dormition:  Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, who is never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control.  But being the Mother of Life, he who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb didst translate her to life.
Sunday, August 21   (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday after the Dormition)
            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros
            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy
            12:00 p.m.       -- Pot Luck Meal honoring Dorin and Carolina Lavric
            5:30 p.m.         -- Youth Group
Monday, August 22  
            Office Closed  -- Father John's Day Off
Tuesday, August 23 
            6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros
Wednesday, August 24   
5:00 p.m.         -- Catechism Class
6:30 p.m.         -- Daily Vespers
7:30 p.m.         -- Choir Practice
Thursday, August 25   (Apostles Bartholomew and Titus)
6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros
Friday, August 26      
6:00 a.m.         -- Daily Orthros
Saturday, August 27  
7:30 a.m.         -- Bible Study with Breakfast
5:45 p.m.         -- Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
Sunday, August 28   (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.         -- Orthros
            10:00 a.m.       -- Divine Liturgy
            1:00 p.m.         -- Young Adults
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Meadows for Dormition of the Theotokos this past Monday and by the Daniel 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
         August 21                             D. Roots                                  POT LUCK           
                                                                                                      Set-up Schelvers/Algoods
         August 28                             Dansereaus                              D. Roots/Dansereaus
         September 4                          Freundts                                   Morrises
         September 7 (Wed. p.m.)      Fahmys                                    POT LUCK
                  (Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos)                            set-up:  Christina
         September 11                        Bakers                                     Joneses/Stewarts
         September 13 (Tues. p.m.)    Woods                                     POT LUCK
                  (Feast of the Elevation of the Cross)                                  set-up:  Kh. Sharon
         September 18                        R. Roots                                   Ellis/Zouboukos
         September 25                        Hendersons                              Meadows
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#
August 21                          Kh. Be'Be' Schelver            I Cor. 4:9-16                  135
August 28                          Phillip Lasseter                     I Cor. 9:2-12                  141
September 4                       Brenda Baker                       I Cor. 15:1-11                146
September 7 (Wed. p.m.)   Sh. Charlotte Algood           Phil. 2:5-11                    307
September 11                     Tom Willingham                  Gal. 6:11-18                  198
September 13 (Tues. p.m.) Kh. Sharon Meadows          I Cor. 1:18-24                311
September 18                     Tom Skirtech                       Gal. 2:16-20                  193
September 25                     Walt Wood                           II Cor. 4:6-15                 163
Congratulations and Many Years!  Today we will have a special POT LUCK meal in honor of Dorin and Carolina Lavric. 
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
Please remember the following in your prayers:  Maria Costas; Amy and Michael Surratt and Amy's family;  Tom and Jennifer Skirtech and Jennifer's mother;  Warren and Sandi Strain and Warren's mother; Fr. Leo, Kh. Be'Be', Stephen and Amy, Justyn and Jeffrey; Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; 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.
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.  The next meeting will be at Roosters' on September 1st at 11:30 a.m.
*    The Teens will be working at MS Food Network on Saturday, September 10th.
*    Christian Education will resume on Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 a.m.  There will be a Swim Party that afternoon at the Pigotts' for all those in Sunday School.
*    The Annual Knucklehead Family Reunion (aka Men's Fishing Trip) will be held in
      Arkansas, on September 16-23 this year.
*    A Fall Festival is scheduled here at the church on Sunday afternoon, October 30th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  More details will be available at a later date.
*    We will be serving our next meal at the Stewpot in Jackson on November 19th.
*    His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN will be at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Pensacola the weekend of December 4th to consecrate their church.  Father John and others from our parish plan to attend.
*    The Annual Deanery Youth Retreat will be held on February 10-12, 2012 at John W. Kyle State Park in Sardis.  Joel and Sarah Finley will be addressing the topic of the Culture of Dating.  More information will be available as the time draws near.
*    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.
Breakfast and Bible Study:  we have begun a Bible Study of  I Peter.  The Bible Study will meet every 2-3 weeks on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast. This is open to all who are interested.  Be sure to come and enjoy the fellowship.
Conrad Useldinger is a young man from Ben Lomond, CA who will be attending classes at Belhaven beginning this fall.  He wants to attend services at St. Peter, but has no transportation.  We would like to have a group of people to help with this.  Anyone who can help with Conrad's transportation should see Dn. Terry.
Fasting Discipline for August
After the 15th, the traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on the remaining Wednesdays and Fridays of the month.  August 29th is also a strict fast day in remembrance of the beheading of the Forerunner.
Major Commemorations remaining in August
August 29        Beheading of the Forerunner
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.
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 Birthdays in August:
         August 4                --    Simeon Root (#2!)
         August 7                --    Joseph Katool  (#20!)
         August 18              --    Virginia Stewart (#1!)
         August 20              --    Suzi Fino
         August 24              --    Anastasia Jones
         August 26              --    Bob Buchanan
         August 27              --    Eli Dabit (#1!)
         August 31              --    Elizabeth Root
Happy Anniversaries in August:
         August 16              --    Rick and Kay Carlton (#36!)
         August 17              --    Steve and Sheryl Chamblee (#20!)
         August 18              --    Jesse and Sarah Milnor (#9!)
         August 25              --    Nimr and Mona Fahmy (#37!)
         August 27              --    Alfred and Christina Katool (#23!)
Quotable:       "We do not confess because we have objections to Confession.  What are our objections usually?
                        Here are the main ones:
1)       One says: 'I am so sinful!  Can God forgive my sins? I do not believe this!  That is why there is no use for me to go to Confession.'
But if a man repents sincerely, any sin can be forgiven him.  'The power of repentance is based on the power of God.  The Doctor is all-powerful, and the Medicine given by Him is all-powerful' (Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov)."
                                                                        Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev
Worship:         Sunday, August 28, 2011 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost)
         Scripture:                                I Corinthians 9:2-12; Matthew 18:23-35
         Celebrant:                               Father John
         Epistle Reader:                       Phillip Lasseter
         Prosphora:                               Dansereaus
         Coffee Hour:                           D. Roots/Dansereaus

posted by Daniel Root at 1:32 PM Parish Life

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