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Saint Peter Antiochian Orthodox Church
Madison, Mississippi
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
10/7 announcements
October 7, 2012
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
II Corinthians 9:6-11:  Reading in II Corinthians we hear St Paul encourage the church to minister gen­erously to others, knowing this, that God will grant grace in abundant measure to those who serve oth­ers.
Luke 7:11-16:  In the reading from the Gospel of St Luke we see the Lord Jesus raise a woman's son from death.
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 Martyrs:  Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God.  For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons= strengthless presumption.  O Christ our God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
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, October 7   (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
            8:50 a.m.           -- Orthros
            9:00 a.m.           -- Christian Education   
10:00 a.m.         -- Divine Liturgy
Monday, October 8   
Office Closed   -- Father John's Day Off
Tuesday, October 9    (Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus)
            6:00 a.m.           -- Daily Orthros
Wednesday, October 10  
6:30 p.m.           -- Daily Vespers
7:30 p.m.           -- Choir Practice
Thursday, October 11    
6:00 a.m.           -- Daily Orthros
Friday, October 12   
6:00 a.m.           -- Daily Orthros
Saturday, October 13    
7:30 a.m.           -- Bible Study with Breakfast
5:45 p.m.           -- Ninth Hour followed by Great Vespers
Sunday, October 14   (Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh
Ecumenical Council)
            8:50 a.m.           -- Orthros
            9:00 a.m.           -- Christian Education   
         10:00 a.m.         -- Divine Liturgy
         12:00 p.m.         -- Pot Luck Meal honoring Caroline Halley
Eucharist Bread …was offered by the Meadows for the Divine Liturgy this morning.

Eucharist Bread and Coffee Hour Schedule:
                                    Eucharist Bread                      Coffee Hour
October 7                   Meadows                                 Pigott/Freundt/Turner
October 14                 Yeatts                                       POT LUCK MEAL
                                                                                        (set-up:  Algood/Bassinger/Yeatts)
October 21                 Abraham                                   R. Root/Abraham/Davis
October 28                  Bassinger                                 Schelver/Lavric
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#
October 7                        Kh. Sharon Meadows        II Cor. 9:6-11                   179
October 14                      Mildred Morris                    Titus 3:8-15                     322
October 21                      Phillip Lasseter                    Gal. 1:11-19                      188
October 28                      Kh. Be'Be' Schelver            Gal. 2:16-20                     193
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.
Please remember the following in your prayers:  Pete and Maria Costas; Steve, Sheryl and Stephen Chamblee; Amy and Brantley Oliver; Aidan Milnor, the Milnor family; Sam and Lamia Dabit and Sammie; David Turner's mother Mary Jean; Georgia Buchanan, George Johns (Georgia's grandson) and his family; Dorin and Carolina Lavric and Victor (Carolina's brother); Mary Greene (Lee and Kh. Sharon's sister); Fr. Stephen Tewfik; Sh. Gail Shannon.
Please continue to pray for the health of His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN.
Please remember Fr. Joseph and Kh. Joanna Bittle, and their daughter Abigail, in your prayers. 
Please be reminded that the Sacristy/Vestry which is adjacent to and behind the altar in our church is considered by the Orthodox Church to be part of the Sanctuary (Altar area) and should not be entered without the blessing of the priest for a specific purpose.  If you need to speak with a member of the clergy while they are in the Sanctuary, please ask them to come to you in the nave.
Fall Festival/Square Dance:  We are planning a Fall Festival with Square Dancing for the month of October.  The date will be Saturday, October 27th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. (Please note the change in time!!)   We will not have Ninth Hour Prayers that day and Great Vespers will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Building Fund:  As we proceed with the plans for the approval by the City of Madison and Metropolitan PHILIP for our addition/renovation, we are reviewing our Building Fund.  We currently have over $150,000 in the fund and are regularly adding to it.  The Parish Council has decided to apply cash donations from the Sunday offering to the Building Fund – UNLESS it is specified or otherwise apparent that these are intended as a regular tithe/donation.  Of course, other donations by check, etc., specified for the Building Fund are always welcome!  So feel free to chip in a little (or lot!) extra as you are able.  With God's grace, we look forward to this next phase of our building program and beyond to the next phase of building a new main church building/temple.
Many Thanks!! to Anastasia Jones for her service as President of the Ladies of St. Peter this past year.  Thanks as well to Brenda Baker who will succeed her in the office of President.  Sandra Strain has agreed to remain as Treasurer.  Anyone willing to serve as Vice-president should contact Brenda.
The new Quarterly Schedule is available on the table in the hallway.  Please be sure to pick one up.  If you are unable to do Eucharist Bread or Coffee Hour on the Sunday you are assigned, please swap with someone else and be sure to let Kh. Sharon know so that the change can appear in the announcements.  If you are unable to read the Epistle on your Sunday, please swap with someone and let Reader Basil and Kh. Sharon know about the change.
Coffee Hour guidelines have been posted on the refrigerator in the kitchen.  These list the items to be set out for Fasting and Non-fasting Coffee Hours along with guidelines for setting out the food and for storage afterwards.  Please be sure that the power switch on the dishwasher is turned off when you are through with clean-up.  (It has been left on the last two weeks).
Parish Ministry Teams:  The Ladies of St. Peter are making a change to focus more on service and spirituality and away from administrative tasks.  Therefore we are forming Parish Ministry Teams to handle some of the tasks that have been handled by the Ladies of St. Peter in the past few years (as well as some other needs not handled by them).  We are looking for volunteers to serve on these teams and hope to have both men and women involved (especially our Young Adults).
When you host Coffee Hour or the meal for a Feast, please make sure that the oven, warmer, and coffee maker are turned off afterwards.  On several occasions in the past, the cleaning ladies have found the oven still on when they came in to clean later during the week.
Calendar Items:
*    The Men of the parish meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of the month.
*    October is Teen Month in our Archdiocese.
*    Fall Festival and Square Dance – Saturday, October 27th, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
*    Stewpot schedule (together with Holy Resurrection) – December 29th.
Fasting Discipline for October
The traditional fasting (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, wine and oil) is observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays of the month. 
Major Commemorations for October
October 9               Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus
October 18              Apostle Luke
October 23              Apostle James, Brother of the Lord
October 26              Great-martyr Demetrios
Happy Birthdays in October:
         October 1               --    Emily Parker
         October 3               --    Reader Basil Baker
         October 4               --    Rod Parker
         October 7               --    Glenn Morris
         October 8               --    Brantley Oliver
         October 10              --    Phillip Lasseter
         October 16              --   Jesse Milnor
         October 17              --   Max Baker
         October 20              --   Anna Kathryn Stewart
                                          --   Justyn Schelver
         October 23              --    Anne Habeeb
         October 24              --    Jean Kafoury
         October 25              --    Kathy Willingham
         October 28              --    Lamia Dabit
                                          --    Mona Fahmy
         October 29              --    Kh. Be'Be' Schelver
Happy Anniversaries in October:
         October 17              --    Phillip and Nikki Lasseter (#3!)
         October 18              --    Oliver and Laura Yeatts (#4!)
         October 22              --    Walter and Charlotte Wood (#29!)
Quotable:  "While the mind often behaves as if the heart did not exist (indeed, it often behaves as if nothing else existed), the heart keeps a very close watch on the mind, acting as a hidden guardian, compensating and mending where possible, ministering, loving, nurturing.  The mind perhaps knows this to be the case, but seems not to care.  How often the heart is the only factor that saves the human person from total catastrophe is a matter that can only be discerned by the individual."
                                                 Archimandrite Meletios Webber, Bread and Water, Wine and
                                                             Oil: an Orthodox Christian Experience of God
Worship:         Sunday, October 14, 2012 (Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council)
         Scripture:                             Titus 3:8-15; Luke 8:5-15
         Celebrant:                             Father John
         Epistle Reader:                    Mildred Morris
         Prosphora:                           Yeatts
         Coffee Hour:                        POT LUCK MEAL (honoring Caroline Halley)
                                                        set-up:  Algood/Bassinger/Yeatts                           
posted by Daniel Root at 10:45 AM Parish Life

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