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Sunday, January 23, 2022 14th Sunday of Luke
NIKOLAOS GOUPIOS - 40 Days
PETER KANAVOS - 40 Days (Coffee Hour Sponsor)
DEMETRIUS ROUSONELOS - 40 Days
MARINA APOSTOLOU - 5 Years
ARCHONTULA (LAURA) BURKHART KITHAS - 6 Months
ATHANASIOS KOLOKITHAS - 2 Years (Coffee Hour Sponsor)
May their memory be eternal!
Services This Week
We strongly encourage those who will not be attending church to participate in services through our website at https://www.stcons.org/video-streaming If you wish to follow along with the text, please use the link listed below: https://dcs.goarch.org/
No additional services this week.
LIGHT A CANDLE AND SAY A PRAYER: When you are not able to attend church, you can purchase a candle from our church website (home page or video-streaming page), which be lit before the following service or a service that you specify. Please give specific names, living or deceased, that you would like Father to remember in prayer. Father will light candles one hour before each service. For Sunday services, please place candle orders prior to 8:00 am Sunday morning.
PLEASE PRAY FOR: Christina, Marty, Janet, Patricia, Juliana, John, Paul, Zacharias, Connie, Vanessa (Vasiliki), Jake, Maegan, Irene, Lisa, Pat, Christopher, Jonathan, Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Lazarus, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Evans, Katherine, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Connie, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Anastasia, Rima, Kylie, Effie, Nicholas, and Maria. Names may be added to the prayer list by request. If you would like to add or remove someone to the prayer list, please contact the church office at email@example.com
Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.
The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 1:15-17.
Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of sinners; but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory to the ages of ages. Amen.
Προκείμενον. Plagal Second Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 27.9,1.
Σῶσον, Κύριε τὸν λαὸν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου.
Στίχ. Πρὸς σἐ, Κύριε, κεκράξομαι ὁ Θεός μου.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Τιμόθεον α' 1:15-17.
Τέκνον Τιμόθεε, πιστὸς ὁ λόγος καὶ πάσης ἀποδοχῆς ἄξιος, ὅτι Χριστὸς Ἰησοῦς ἦλθεν εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἁμαρτωλοὺς σῶσαι, ὧν πρῶτός εἰμι ἐγώ· ἀλλὰ διὰ τοῦτο ἠλεήθην, ἵνα ἐν ἐμοὶ πρώτῳ ἐνδείξηται Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς τὴν πᾶσαν μακροθυμίαν, πρὸς ὑποτύπωσιν τῶν μελλόντων πιστεύειν ἐπʼ αὐτῷ εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον. Τῷ δὲ βασιλεῖ τῶν αἰώνων, ἀφθάρτῳ, ἀοράτῳ, μόνῳ σοφῶ θεῷ, τιμὴ καὶ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.
14th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 18:35-43
At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me receive my sight." And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
14th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 18:35-43
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ᾿Εγένετο δὲ ἐν τῷ ἐγγίζειν αὐτὸν εἰς ῾Ιεριχὼ τυφλός τις ἐκάθητο παρὰ τὴν ὁδὸν προσαιτῶν· ἀκούσας δὲ ὄχλου διαπορευομένου ἐπυνθάνετο τί εἴη ταῦτα. ἀπήγγειλαν δὲ αὐτῷ ὅτι ᾿Ιησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος παρέρχεται. καὶ ἐβόησε λέγων· ᾿Ιησοῦ υἱὲ Δαυΐδ, ἐλέησόν με· καὶ οἱ προάγοντες ἐπετίμων αὐτῷ ἵνα σιωπήσῃ· αὐτὸς δὲ πολλῷ μᾶλλον ἔκραζεν· υἱὲ Δαυΐδ, ἐλέησόν με. σταθεὶς δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐκέλευσεν αὐτὸν ἀχθῆναι πρὸς αὐτόν. ἐγγίσαντος δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν λέγων· τί σοι θέλεις ποιήσω; ὁ δὲ εἶπε· Κύριε, ἵνα ἀναβλέψω. καὶ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἀνάβλεψον· ἡ πίστις σου σέσωκέ σε. καὶ παραχρῆμα ἀνέβλεψε, καὶ ἠκολούθει αὐτῷ δοξάζων τὸν Θεόν· καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἰδὼν ἔδωκεν αἶνον τῷ Θεῷ.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study group meetings will continue on Tuesday January 25th, at 7:00 pm on the ZOOM platform. Reading and discussion of the Gospel of Matthew. ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789 All adults are welcome to join, no pre-registration needed.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: GREEK FEST 2022! Mark your calendars now for Saturday February 19th! Saints Constantine and Helen will be hosting our 2nd annual Greek Fest, a one day, indoor Greek Festival! We are planning a day of delicious food, Live Greek music and dancing, and much more!
TLC VALENTINE’S LUNCHEON: Our next TLC luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 8th at 12:00 noon. We will share a delicious meal, some good conversation, and there may even be a little chocolate involved. All ages are welcome to join us and share the Valentine’s love! Please RSVP to Caryl Lowes at 734.751.3683 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office.
GOYA HAPPENINGS: On Friday, February 4that 5:30 pm, our GOYA members will be joining the GOYAs from the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and Holy Cross churches for a night of bowling at Plaza Lanes in Plymouth. RSVP to Maria Haviland by 2/2 at email@example.com
The next GOYA meeting will be held on Sunday, February 27th immediately following the church service. All young people ages 12 – 18 are welcome to join.
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL MEETING: On Sunday, February 6th, there will be a general meeting of the St. Helen Philoptochos in the multi-purpose room immediately following the church service.
GODPARENTS SUNDAY: February 13th is Godparents’ Sunday. Please plan to attend the Divine Liturgy service with your Godchild or invite your Godparent to join you in church on that day and take communion together.
WE HOPE TO CREATE A DISPLAY OF ST CONS BAPTISM PHOTOS FROM OUR CHURCH’S LONG HISTORY. PLEASE SEND COPIES OF PHOTOS TO ANNETTE AT STCONS2@GMAIL.COM, OR LEAVE IN THE CHURCH OFFICE. If you are leaving a hard copy, you will not receive it back. Feel free to use the office copy machine to make a copy, if needed.
NEWS AND NOTICES:
SUPPORT OUR GREEK FEST! All hands on deck! We need YOUR help to make Greek Fest a success! Please sign up to volunteer for a 3-hour shift on February 19th. All of volunteers work hard, but have a lot of fun, too! (And you get a cool Greek Fest t-shirt as a thank you!) Sign up to volunteer on the parish website at: https://www.stcons.org/projects-7
We also have many volunteer needs prior to the day of the event – see below! This year, our church is also offering Festival Sponsorships for area businesses, and Family listings in our festival program book. Each family listing is $75, for which you receive 2 lines of text in the program, and 4 free Greek Fest admission tickets. The Family Sponsorship Form is included in the Bulletin and on the GreekFest page of our website.
THERE WILL BE A TABLE SET UP AT THE COFFEE, FOR YOU TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER, PURCHASE AN AD, OR GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPONSORHIP!
PASTITSIO MAKING: We are looking for some helping hands for making pastichio for our GreekFest 2022 on January 28, 29, and 30th. No experience needed. If you would like to help in the kitchen on one of those days, please contact Stella Boyer at 734.981.2446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAILING HELP NEEDED: If you are available to help in the church office during the day on January 25, 26, or 27 from 10:00 – 2:00 pm with mailings for our GreekFest 2022, please contact Annette at the church office at 734.525.6789 or email@example.com to let us know which day you might be available.
HOME BLESSINGS: If you wish to have your home blessed for the New Year, please contact the church office to be added to Father Teodor’s schedule. Father will wear a mask in the home for those who prefer. Due to safety precautions, Father will keep the visit short - offer the blessing and leave (approx.. 15 minutes) and would prefer not to be served any food and drink.
MANY THANKS! To Nick Skylacos, who did some much-needed patching and painting in our church Narthex and Altar areas. We are grateful for your time and talent, Nick!
STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE: If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to submit your 2022 Stewardship Pledge card today, indicating the time, talent and treasure that you will offer as a member of the Church, the Body of Christ on earth. You ae not considered a member in good standing at the parish, unless this card is completed each year. Stewardship Pledge cards we sent out to home, and are available at the Pangari or the church office.
Parishioners can also complete the 2022 Stewardship Pledge Card online from our website, or at this direct link: https://form.jotform.com/220062911610138
SPANAKOPITAS AVAILABLE: There are still frozen, unbaked spanakopitas on sale by our Philoptochos. Price is $30 for ½ sheet pan. If you would like to purchase, contact the church office or Carol Bozadzis.
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Koliva that has been prepared for memorial services can now be distributed to parishioners at the end of service. Requested Coffee Hour sponsorship donation is $150, and the HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for your family. Paximadia and koulourakia may also be distributed at the coffee hour. Please call the church office to schedule memorials and coffee hour sponsorships in a timely manner so we can include the information in the bulletin. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer.
Non-Orthodox Visitors Please Note: Holy Communion is offered to Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared themselves. Visitors are welcome to receive the Antidoron (Blessed Bread), which is distributed at the end of the Divine Liturgy.