January 21 Weekly Bulletin

Upcoming

Thursday     7 am           Bake Rolls

Friday          9-1              Iconography Class

11 am           Choir practice

Saturday     9 am           Church Cleanup Day

                       5 pm            Great Vespers

January 21-Thirty-Third Sunday after Pentecost & Zacchaeus Sunday-Venerable Maximos the Confessor                                                        

Tone 8-Troparion of the Resurrection

Thou didst descend from on high, O Merciful One! Thou didst accept the three day burial to free us from our sufferings! O Lord, our Life and Resurrection, glory to Thee!

Tone 8-Troparion of Maximus the Confessor

Champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship, enlightener of the universe and the adornment of hierarchs: all-wise Father Maximus, thy teachings have gleamed with light upon all things. Intercede before Christ God to save our souls!

Tone 8-Troparion of Pentecost

Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit – through them Thou didst draw the world into Thy net. O Lover of all Mankind, glory to Thee!

Tone 8Kontakion of the Resurrection       

By rising from the tomb, Thou didst raise the dead and resurrected Adam. Eve exalts in Thy Resurrection, and the world celebrates Thy Resurrection form the dead, O Greatly Merciful One!

Tone 1-Kontakion of Pentecost

When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided all the nations; but when He distributed the tongues of fire, He called all mankind to unity. Therefore, with one voice we glorify the Holy Spirit.

Tone 2-Kontakion of Ordinary Sundays

Steadfast protection of Christians, constant advocate before the Creator, despise not the entreating cries of us sinners; but in your goodness come speedily to help those who call on you in faith: hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for you always protect those who honor Thee.

The reading of the epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to Timothy (4:9-15)

Brethren, this is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach.

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (19:1-10)

At that time, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought to see Who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Jesus, for He was to pass that way.

And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”

And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it

fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”

These petitions are to be inserted into the Litany of Fervent Supplication as part of the annual commemoration of Sanctity of Life Sunday.

—Again we pray that Thou will grant to the people of this nation the will to do good, to flee from evil, and to practice all righteousness, making us respectful of life and sharers of Thy blessings, caring for one another in mercy and truth.

—Again we pray that Thou will banish all evil from our hearts and wickedness from our laws, enabling us to be servants of Thy holy will and performers of Thy love.

—Again we pray that Thou will kindle in our hearts the will to care for the needy, to show kindness to the poor, to aid the homeless and help the helpless.

The following prayer is to be read after the singing of “Blessed be the Name…”

Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

O Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son, Who are in the bosom of the Father, True God, source of life and immortality, Light of Light, Who came into the world to enlighten it: You were pleased to be conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary for the salvation of our souls by the power of Your All-Holy Spirit. O Master, Who came that we might have life more abundantly, we ask You to enlighten the minds and hearts of those blinded to the truth that life begins at conception and that the unborn in the womb are already adorned with Your image and likeness; enable us to guard, cherish, and protect the lives of all those who are unable to care for themselves. For You are the Giver of Life, bringing each person from non-being into being, sealing each person with divine and infinite love. Be merciful, O Lord, to those who, through ignorance or willfulness, affront Your divine goodness and providence through the evil act of abortion. May they, and all of us, come to the life of Your Truth and glorify You, the Giver of Life, together with Your Father, and Your All-Holy and Life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Announcements

Memory Eternal

Today we will sing the Memorial Prayers for Olga Sokol and wish her memory eternal and comfort to her family who are visiting us today.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the parish is today after the Divine Liturgy. All members are encouraged to be there. We will approve an operating budget, elect member(s) of the parish council and get updates on the progress being made in our holy parish. Please plan to attend.

Lenten Retreat

The weekend of March 2-3 we will be hosting our annual Lenten Retreat. This year we have a very important speaker. Please make plans now to attend Friday evening and Saturday.

Second Offering

Today is our monthly second offering for missions and charities. This Sunday the collection will go toward sending vital supplies to Puerto Rico where recovery from the hurricane is very slow. We will be sending supplies to a friend of Doug Baab who lives there so he can distribute them.

Church Cleanup Day

Saturday, January 27th is our church cleanup day. We are planning a deep clean, spruce up day for grounds and building, in and out. We need someone to bring a power washer. Bring some cleaning supplies. Fr. Stephen will be washing all the windows. The church carpet is also scheduled for a cleaning. Please make plans to come and help out, even for a short while. Many hands make light work. We are starting at 9 am.

Founder’s Day Celebration

On Sunday, Feb. 4 we will celebrate Founder’s Day with a special pasta meal prepared and provided by Bill and Marge Cavalcanti and Toni and Pat Marshall. This annual celebration will establish the tradition of one Sunday a year set aside to remember and honor the founders of this holy parish. Tickets are on sale for $12, kids are free. Special, delicious meatballs, sausage, pasta and all the fixin’s.

Photo Directory

On Feb. 6 we will have our second session of photos taken for our parish photo directory. You get a free 8×10 just for sitting for a photo to be included in our book, which you will also receive when it is printed. Sign up today with Jeff.

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