Bulletin for April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday/Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem
Prosfora: A. Makris
Altar Servers: M. Caldwell
Greeter(s): M. Jobst & M. Brausch
Epistle: A. McLarnan
Donut Sponsor(s): Schwaninger
Chapel Cleaner: K. Masick & K. Henry
Counters: B. Garber & P. Friesel
9:00am Hours: V. Weis
9:30am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
11:30am Fellowship Hour: Team 2
11:30am Youth Group
11:45am: Church School
12pm: Adult Discussion Group about Holy Week in the Fellowship Hall
4:00pm: Confession - Last chance for Great Lent 2017
Today’s Hymns & Readings
1st Antiphon: Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Savior, save us.
2nd Antiphon: O Son of God, seated on the foal, save us who sing to You: Alleluia!
Troparion [Tone 1]: By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your passion, You confirmed the universal resurrection, O Christ God! Like the children with the palms of victory, we cry out to You, O Vanquisher of Death; Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!
Troparion for the Entrance of Our Lord [Tone 4]: When we were buried with You in Baptism, O Christ God, we were made worthy of eternal life by Your Resurrection! Now we praise You and sing" Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!
Kontakion for the Entrance of Our Lord [Tone 6]: Sitting on Your throne in heaven, carried on a foal on earth, O Christ God! Accept the praise of angels and the songs of children who sing: Blessed is He that comes to recall Adam!
Prokeimenon [Tone 4]: Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord! God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us!
Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Gospel: John 12:1-18
Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.” Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus. The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!” Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.” His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him. Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
Hymn to the Theotokos: God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us! Celebrate the feast and come with gladness! Let us magnify Christ with palms and branches, singing: “Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord, our Savior!”
Communion Hymns: Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord! God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
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Church School Palm Sunday Procession
The church school children are participating in the Palm Sunday procession today. Instead of sitting in church as a group, we will just gather around the table for the blessing of the palm crosses/branches and then proceed outside, weather permitting, for the procession.
Sunday Adult Discussion
Today we are meeting in the Fellowship Hall, where we invite everyone to join in a discussion of the services of Holy Week.
Wednesday Book Study
Our Wednesday morning 11am Discussion Group will be not be meeting this week. The group will pick back up on April 19 with chapters 8 & 9 of Changes that Heal.
Sign Up Sheet for the All-Night Vigil at the Tomb of Christ/Myrrhbearing Girls
Beginning at 9:30pm on Holy Friday, we will continue our tradition of reading Psalms at the tomb of christ until the liturgy the next morning on Holy Saturday. A sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board. More than one person may sign up for each time slot. There is also a sign up sheet for girls first grade and up who wish to be myrrhbearing girls on Holy Friday.
St. Paul Musical/Talent Show
Can you play an instrument, do a neat trick, a spot on celebrity impression, a handstand while balancing a stack of plates? Then please join us on May 21 following Coffee Hour when will have our 5th Annual Talent Show! A sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall. This is a fun afternoon for all, even if you don't participate so we hope to see you there!
Pilgrimage/Work Group to Mt. Athos
Folks may be aware that I am joining a working group / pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain (Mount Athos) in May doing path clearing work. It turns out that there are two (2) places available in the group because two guys have had to drop out. Details about the trip are here : Path Clearing on Mount Athos and you can find more information from the links on https://athos.markpea.org. Available places: 1 for the whole two week period, 1 for a single week -- week two. In terms of cost, the air fare from London Gatwick is covered -- participants from the US fly into London Heathrow & then travel by coach to Gatwick. Booking soon (once accepted) will elicit a fare of around $1,200. For more details contact Mark Pearson.
As we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, we also will be sharing our bounty with those in need. As the Fast end, we can help others feast and give thanks to God. This month we will be giving our charity donation to area food banks to help them feed the needy and the hungry. Please do pray for the poor that God will bless them with enough to eat.
Birthdays: Pam Friesel, Brianna Lessin, Joanna McLarnan, Mark Caldwell
Namedays: Mark Pearson
God grant you many years!
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This Week’s Schedule – Holy Week Fast
Great and Holy Monday: April 10
Maximus, Zeno, Alexander, Theodore, Macarius, and 33 others, beheaded at Carthage (3rd c.)
Readings: Exodus 1:1-20, Job 1:1-12
8:30am, Bridegroom Matins
6:00pm, Bridegroom Matins
Great and Holy Tuesday, April 11
Hieromartyr Antipas, Bishop of Pergamum, disciple of St. John the Theologian (92)
Readings: Exodus 2:5-10, Job 1:13-22
Great and Holy Wednesday: April 12
St. Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium (8th c.)
Readings: Exodus 2:11-22, Job 2:1-10
9:30am, Presanctified Liturgy
6:00pm, Holy Unction
Great and Holy Thursday: The Mystical Supper, April 13
Woman Martyr Thomaïs, of Alexandria (5th c.).
Readings: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32, Matt. 26:2-20; John 13:3-17; Matt. 26:21-39; Luke 22:43-45; Matt. 26:40-27:2
Prosfora: A. Makris
6:00pm, Vespers-Liturgy, Lenten potluck following
Great and Holy Friday: The Crucifixion of the Son of God, April 14
St. Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome (655)
Readings: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:2, Matt. 27:1-38; Luke 23:39-43; Matt. 27:39-54; John 19:31-37; Matt. 27:55-61
11:00am, 6th and 9th Royal Hours
7:30pm, Lamentations at the Tomb
9:00pm-9:30am, All Night Vigil
Great and Holy Saturday: Christ’s Descent into Hades, April 15
Apostles of the Seventy: Aristarchus, Pudens and Trophimus (ca. 67)
Readings: Romans 6:3-11, Matthew 28:1-20
Prosfora: A. Makris
Epistle: L. Short
9:30am, Vespers-Liturgy/Baptism of John Ugur Can
11:30pm, Nocturnes of Pascha & Midnight Paschal Procession
Pascha Sunday: The Resurrection of Our Lord, God & Savior Jesus Christ, April 16
Prosfora: S. Pacak
Altar Servers: D. Abshear
Epistle: S. Pacak
Chapel Cleaner: Need volunteers
12:30am, Paschal Matins
1:15am, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
2:30am, Blessing of Paschal Baskets, Pascha Agape Fellowship Celebration & Potluck
3:30am, Clean up Fellowship Hall
12pm, Vespers of Pascha