Saturdays: Great Vespers 6PM
Sundays and Weekday Services: Orthros (Matins): 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Seventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:1-10
On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.
Prokeimenon. First Tone. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.
BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17
At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Saint Polyeuctus, a soldier in rank, contested during the reign of Valerian, in the year 255. He was from Melitene, a city in Armenia.
AILING: Heidi Kollias, John Mavros, Athena Kalandros, all suffe- ring from war, epidemics, violence, natural disasters, and es- pecially those suffering the Coronavirus pandemic.
REPOSED: Dottie Christopher, Alex Avramis, Eleni Tselekis, All vic- tims of war, epidemics, violence, natural disasters, and especially those suffering the Coronavirus pandemic.
IN NEED: Julius Jones, Bixler Weiskopf, Martin Thann; Donna Poole; Angela Tompkins; Kaiden Wentworth; Thorsten and Kim Rogall; Cheryl, Rob, Adam and Jacob Troska; Kaethe Pfeiffer, Klaus; John Ligas; Rev. Dn. Tewolde Yohannes, his wife Hirut and their family; Sue Miller; Mary McKelvey; Heinz Neveling; Jerry Hoff- man; Barbara Hoskins, and all victims or survivors of war, epide- mics, violence, natural disasters, and especially those suffering the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mask Mandate: Following our state requirement, we mandate mask wearing in our facilities regardless of vaccination status. Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the entrance ways. Please follow any di- rections from the Parish Council and Priest. Thank you for your cooperation.
Coffee Hour: Fellowship following services will be suspended during the mask mandate time. The hall will be open for restroom use, but no refreshments will be offered. Please exit the church after services.
House Blessings: Fr. Stephen will be available for house blessings af- ter Epiphany. Please contact him to set a time for him to come to your house.
Calendars: The January parish calendar and the 2022 yearly calendars are available on the handout table.
Stewardship: We thank all stewards who contributed to our parish last year. Now that we are in the new year, please consider your 2022 ste- wardship pledge. Pledge forms are available in the narthex and can be sent to the church office. Thank you for your support
Sunday School: Classes are in recess today and will resume next Sunday, January 9th.
Choir: Practices will be suspended during the mask mandate time. Please see our choir director Steve Hoskins for questions.
Vasilopita: Our parish Vasilopita Celebration will be on Sunday, Ja- nuary 9th. All ministries of our parish should have a representative to receive their piece. Good luck to all.
Cancellations: Any cancellations of services or events due to incle- ment weather will be announced through our email list and our phone voice mail message. Please provide the church office with your email if you wish to be on the list.
Prayer Lists: Please let us know if there is anyone you would like us to pray for as a community and also update us about those that our cur- rently on our lists. Please submit any names to Fr. Stephen.
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Visitation Ministry: Fr. Stephen would like to visit those who are in the hospital or cannot get to church. Please let him know if there is anyone he can visit.