St. Nectarios Mission Church
Publish Date: 2016-12-11
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St. Nectarios Mission Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (509) 547-3968
  • Fax:
  • (509)547-9097
  • Street Address:

  • 627 West Bonneville Street

  • Pasco, WA 99301
  • Mailing Address:

  • 627 West Bonneville Street

  • Pasco, WA 99301

Services Schedule

    ORTHROS - 9:00am
    DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00am


    TYPICA Reader Service - 10:00am

Past Bulletins

Typica (Reader) Service

Helen Pinkston, Reader


Stewardship Message from Priest



We are all stewards of God’s Kingdom, of His Church upon our planet earth. Saint Paul reminds us of this in his letter to the Corinthians: “Now concerning the contribution for the saints…on the first day of the week each one of you is to put something aside and store it up as he may prosper, so that contributions need not to be made when I come” (1 Cor. 16:1-2).

The faith of the early Christians as they followed this directive of Saint Paul is a model for stewardship today. Saint Paul spoke to them about proportionate giving, setting aside part of their weekly earnings for the establishment and edification of Christian Churches.

As Christians, we are asked to make the same commitment to St. Nectarios, our Parish. The early Christians had the Church as the center of their lives.

We appeal to you to make Christ and His Church the very center of your life. We kindly ask you to dedicate to our Church a generous portion of your time, talents, and treasure to promote God’s Kingdom upon our planet earth. God offered His Son for our salvation.

Now He asks from us to offer to Him ourselves and return to His Church Rich a portion of His blessings to us.
The Bible asks us to respond to God’s appeal cheerfully. “So let us each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7). Your generous giving will be blessed, and it will be returned generously to you. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have abundance for every good work…  Now may He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness…” (2 Cor. 9:8-10).

The true Christian life contains in it the element of sacrifice in all its aspects, including giving. Jesus praised the widow who gave for the poor of the Temple the little she had. He wants us to give to His Church not leftover income, but the first fruits of our income.

In earlier times, Christians gave the first fruits from their wheat, wine, and oil for the needs of the Church, as the Bible teaches us. Today we call this offering proportionate giving. Let us pledge to our Church a generous portion of our income as Stewards of Christ and His Church.

With love, Fr. John P. Angelis (November 15, 2006)


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Tone

O Merciful One, You came from on high, and condescended to Your three day burial to save us from suffering. You are our Life and our Resurrection. Glory to You.

Apolytikion for 11th Sun. of Luke in the Second Tone

You justified the forefathers in faith, and through them betrothed yourself, aforetime, to the Church taken from out of the Gentiles. The saints boast in glory. For from their seed, there exists a noble crop, who is she who without seed has given You birth. By their intercessions, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Tone

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians 3:4-11.

BRETHREN, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away; anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

Gospel Reading

11th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 14:16-24

The Lord said this parable: "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time of the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for all is now ready.' But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.' And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and there is still room.' And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet. For many are called, but few are chosen.'"



  • Saint Nectarios

    December 2016

    Saturday, December 3

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, December 4

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy. 10th Sunday of St. Luke

    11:30AM Fellowship Time with Father Moses

    Sunday, December 11

    10:00AM Typica Reader Service. Eleventh Sunday of Luke. Sunday of Holy Forefathers.

    10:45AM Parish Council Meeting

    10:45AM Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

    Sunday, December 18

    10:00AM Typica Reader Service. Sunday before the Nativity.

    Saturday, December 24

    9:00AM Orthros (Matins)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy Service.

    11:15AM St Nectarios Christmas Pageant

    11:45AM Fellowship Hour

    Sunday, December 25

    10:00AM No service today: St Nectarios Christmas Services will be on Dec 24th.


Parish News and Notes




Clergy at St. Nectarios: St. Nectarios Church is in transition between assigned Priests.  To contact us, please use email or call the Church (leave voicemail). 

Christmas Pageant:  Saturday December 24.  We are happy to announce that our parish children will be putting on an annual Christmas pageant performance, which will be taking place after the Great Vespers on December 24 (Nativity Eve). To prepare for this event, we anticipate to having several short rehearsals either on Sundays after the Liturgy and/or Saturday afternoons. Updated information will be posted on the Church’s website. 

Stewardship Forms for 2017.  Thank you to those that have filled out a 2017 Stewardship form.  If you have not, we encourage you to fill one out and return it to the Church.   These forms are available at the Church.  They are also are being mailed with the December St Nectarios Newsletter.  Although monetary contributions are needed for expenses, there also is a great need for the faithful to help with the spiritual and operational aspects of Church operations.   



Saints and Feasts

December 11

11th Sunday of Luke

On the Sunday that occurs on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we commemorate Christ's forefathers according to the flesh, both those that came before the Law, and those that lived after the giving of the Law.

Special commemoration is made of the Patriarch Abraham, to whom the promise was first given, when God said to him, "In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed" (Gen. 22:18). This promise was given some two thousand years before Christ, when Abraham was seventy-five years of age. God called him and commanded him to forsake his country, parents, and kinsmen, and to depart to the land of the Canaanites. When he arrived there, God told him, "I will give this land to thy seed" (Gen. 12:7); for this cause, that land was called the "Promised Land," which later became the country of the Hebrew people, and which is also called Palestine by the historians. There, after the passage of twenty-four years, Abraham received God's law concerning circumcision. In the one hundredth year of his life, when Sarah was in her ninetieth year, they became the parents of Isaac. Having lived 175 years altogether, he reposed in peace, a venerable elder full of days.

December 11

Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople

This Saint was from the village of Marutha in the region of Samosata in Mesopotamia. He became a monk at the age of twelve. After visiting Saint Symeon the Stylite (see Sept. 1) and receiving his blessing, he was moved with zeal to follow his marvellous way of life. At the age of forty-two, guided by providence, he came to Anaplus in the environs of Constantinople, in the days of the holy Patriarch Anatolius (see July 3), who was also healed by Saint Daniel of very grave malady and sought to have him live near him. Upon coming to Anaplus, Saint Daniel first lived in the church of the Archangel Michael, but after some nine years, Saint Symeon the Stylite appeared to him in a vision, commanding him to imitate his own ascetical struggle upon a pillar. The remaining thirty-three years of his life he stood for varying periods on three pillars, one after another. He stood immovable in all weather, and once his disciples found him covered with ice after a winter storm. He was a counsellor of emperors; the pious emperor Leo the Great fervently loved him and brought his royal guests to meet him. It was at Saint Daniel's word that the holy relics of Saint Symeon the Stylite were brought to Constantinople from Antioch, and it was in his days that the Emperor Leo had the relics of the Three Holy Children brought from Babylon. Saint Daniel also defended the Church against the error of the Eutychians. Having lived through the reigns of the Emperors Leo, Zeno, and Basiliscus, he reposed in 490, at the age of eighty-four.

December 11

Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon