Third Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:9-20
When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.
After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.
Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table; and he upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."
So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.
Prokeimenon. Second Tone. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 5:1-10.
BRETHREN, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man -- though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
3rd Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 6:22-33
The Lord said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."
SAINTS PETER & PAUL
10:00AM Divine Liturgy -- Martins Ferry
SAINTS PETER & PAUL
10:00AM Divine Liturgy -- Martins Ferry
INDEPENDENCE DAY- OFFICE CLOSED
9:00AM Office Hours
WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 25, 2017
Third Sunday of Matthew
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Welcome to all visitors! Everyone is welcome in the Orthodox Church and may receive the blessed bread (antidoron) at the end of the service; but only practicing Orthodox Christians may receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.
KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS
Hunter Adkins, Flora Alexander, George Berris, Ellen Cebula, Sophia Diamond, Georgiann Hart, Angela Kohelis-Dobson, Nick Kirlangitis, Eleftheria Klouvas, Mary McElhaney, Anna Moten, George & Stella Panagis, Pete & Irene Petrides, Chuck Rangos, Jim Ritter, Helen Satiropoulis, John Synodinos, Electra Vounousakis & Nicole Zorne.
(If you have names to add or remove from this list, please contact the church office.)
Today, we will be celebrating the Memorial service in memory of William Apesos. May his memory be eternal!
Today’s Fellowship Hour will be sponsored by the Apesos family.
There will be festival wrap up meeting today following Fellowship.
Fish Allowed (Sun – Tues)
Strict Fast (Wed & Fri)
No Fasting (Thur & Sat)
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
Summer Camp June 26 - July 2, 2016
Thursday, June 29
Apostles Peter & Paul
10:00 A.M Orthros & Liturgy
Martins Ferry, Ohio
Father Nick will be at Summer Camp this entire week. If you need to speak to him, please contact the office; and the secretary will make sure that he gets your message and will have him contact you as soon as possible.
July 2 – 4th Sunday of Mathew
8:30 A.M. Orthros
9:30 A.M. Liturgy
On Thursday, June 15, our beloved monastery in Saxonburg was tragically struck by lightning, destroying the side of the monastery building where the sisters stay. Thank God and through the protection of the Theotokos, Gerontissa Theophano and all the sisters at the monastery were spared without harm. But the monastery is unlivable.
We will be collecting a special offering today to help the Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery in Saxonburg.
The Buffone family would like to thank everyone for your thoughtfulness, prayers, visits, cards, flowers, baking, gifts to the church, and years of caring for their mother. She loved everyone as family, and your kindness is appreciated.
Our choir will not be singing for the Divine Liturgy during the month of July; they will return in August.
ASSEMBLING THE NET
We are asking for anyone who is available to help on Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00 A.M. to assemble and prepare the July/August NET for mailing. All helping hands are greatly appreciated.
ALL SAINTS FESTIVAL
Our sister parish, All Saints in Weirton, is preparing for their 30th Annual Greek Festival on July 6, 7 & 8. They are in need of volunteers. If anyone can donate some time, please call Stephanie Kamarados at 304-670-7012. All help will be greatly appreciated, just as we appreciated the help they gave us.
need of volunteers. If anyone can donate some time, please call Stephanie Kamarados at 304-670-7012. All help is greatly appreciated.