Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
OCTOBER 2, 2022 – SECOND SUNDAY OF LUKE
40 Day Blessing:
STAVROS RICHARD BOLOVEN, Parents: Chris and Vicky Boloven
SOPHIE KOCOVES - 1 Year
KONSTANTINOS (GUS) KOCOVES - 36 Years
May their memory be eternal!
SERVICES THIS WEEK:
Sunday, October 2nd – SECOND SUNDAY OF LUKE, Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Saints Constantine and Helen, Westland
No additional 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 this link: https://dcs.goarch.org/
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 will 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:
Brenda, Panagiota, Nicholas, Vicki, Susan, Tom, Suzanne, Tom, Thomas, Jim, Panagioti, Gloria, Evans, Phyllis, Marti, Marty, Janet, John, Paul, Zacharias, Vanessa (Vasiliki), Jake, Maegan, Irene, Lisa, Pat, Jonathan, Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Katherine, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Anastasia, Kylie, Effie, Nicholas, and Maria. Names may be added to the prayer list by request. If you would like to add a name to the prayer list, or if there is a name that should be removed from the prayer list, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.
The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10.
Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Προκείμενον. Grave Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 28.11,1.
Κύριος ἰσχὺν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ δώσει.
Στίχ. Ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ υἱοὶ Θεοῦ, ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν καὶ τιμήν.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 6:1-10.
Ἀδελφοί, συνεργοῦντες δὲ καὶ παρακαλοῦμεν μὴ εἰς κενὸν τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ δέξασθαι ὑμᾶς - λέγει γάρ, Καιρῷ δεκτῷ ἐπήκουσά σου, καὶ ἐν ἡμέρᾳ σωτηρίας ἐβοήθησά σοι· ἰδού, νῦν καιρὸς εὐπρόσδεκτος, ἰδού, νῦν ἡμέρα σωτηρίας - μηδεμίαν ἐν μηδενὶ διδόντες προσκοπήν, ἵνα μὴ μωμηθῇ ἡ διακονία· ἀλλʼ ἐν παντὶ συνιστῶντες ἑαυτοὺς ὡς θεοῦ διάκονοι, ἐν ὑπομονῇ πολλῇ, ἐν θλίψεσιν, ἐν ἀνάγκαις, ἐν στενοχωρίαις, ἐν πληγαῖς, ἐν φυλακαῖς, ἐν ἀκαταστασίαις, ἐν κόποις, ἐν ἀγρυπνίαις, ἐν νηστείαις, ἐν ἁγνότητι, ἐν γνώσει, ἐν μακροθυμίᾳ, ἐν χρηστότητι, ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἀνυποκρίτῳ, ἐν λόγῳ ἀληθείας, ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ, διὰ τῶν ὅπλων τῆς δικαιοσύνης τῶν δεξιῶν καὶ ἀριστερῶν, διὰ δόξης καὶ ἀτιμίας, διὰ δυσφημίας καὶ εὐφημίας· ὡς πλάνοι καὶ ἀληθεῖς· ὡς ἀγνοούμενοι, καὶ ἐπιγινωσκόμενοι· ὡς ἀποθνῄσκοντες, καὶ ἰδού, ζῶμεν· ὡς παιδευόμενοι, καὶ μὴ θανατούμενοι· ὡς λυπούμενοι, ἀεὶ δὲ χαίροντες· ὡς πτωχοί, πολλοὺς δὲ πλουτίζοντες· ὡς μηδὲν ἔχοντες, καὶ πάντα κατέχοντες.
2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36
The Lord said, "As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."
2nd Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 6:31-36
Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· καθὼς θέλετε ἵνα ποιῶσιν ὑμῖν οἱ ἄνθρωποι, ποιεῖτε αὐτοῖς ὁμοίως. καὶ εἰ ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας ὑμᾶς, ποία ὑμῖν χάρις ἐστί; καὶ γὰρ οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας αὐτοὺς ἀγαπῶσι. καὶ ἐὰν ἀγαθοποιῆτε τοὺς ἀγαθοποιοῦντας ὑμᾶς, ποία ὑμῖν χάρις ἐστί; καὶ γὰρ οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ τὸ αὐτὸ ποιοῦσι. καὶ ἐὰν δανείζητε παρ᾿ ὧν ἐλπίζετε ἀπολαβεῖν, ποία ὑμῖν χάρις ἐστί; καὶ γὰρ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἁμαρτωλοῖς δανείζουσιν ἵνα ἀπολάβωσι τὰ ἴσα. πλὴν ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ὑμῶν καὶ ἀγαθοποιεῖτε καὶ δανείζετε μηδὲν ἀπελπίζοντες, καὶ ἔσται ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολύς, καὶ ἔσεσθε υἱοὶ ὑψίστου, ὅτι αὐτὸς χρηστός ἐστιν ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀχαρίστους καὶ πονηρούς. Γίνεσθε οὖν οἰκτίρμονες, καθὼς καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν οἰκτίρμων ἐστί.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
TODAY - HOPE AND JOY FALL FUN LUNCHEON: Our HOPE and JOY groups will meet after church TODAY Sunday, October 2nd for a delicious lunch, fun fall crafts, and an opportunity for the kids to ask Father Teodor questions about our faith, or anything that’s on their mind! Children ages 4 – 12 and their families are welcome to stay for this fun event!
MORE FALL FUN WITH OUR TLC GATHERING!: Why should kids have all the fun? All ages are welcome to join us on October 11th at 12:00 noon at the Hellenic Cultural Center for a delicious meal, some rounds of “Boo BINGO”, and lots of extra tricks and treats! If you are retired and not working, or can take a break in the middle of your day, come on down! Lunch is $15. BINGO prizes and extra treats are on the house! RSVP to Caryl Lowes by Friday, 10/7 if you can join us.
BUY YOUR REVERSE RAFFLE TICKETS TODAY!: Our parish’s biggest annual fundraiser, “Putting on the Glitz” will be held LIVE on Sunday, November 6th at 6:00 pm for the first time in 3 years! The Dinner, Auction and live drawing will be held at the Hellenic Cultural Center. Each raffle ticket is $125, with the top prize of $4,000! Every 10th number drawn receives gift cards and/or cash prizes! Tickets are available from any Parish Council member, from Fr. Teodor, or in the church office; and will go up for sale on the St Cons website in October.
We are also in need of donations of live and silent auction items for the “Putting on the Glitz” event in November. Gift cards, baskets, services, travel packages and entertainment, sports memorabilia, etc. please bring your donations into the church office, and call the office if you have any questions, if you need printed materials, tax exempt info, etc.
GOYA MEETING: Our first GOYA meeting of the year will be held in the board room on Sunday October 16th following church. All young people, ages 12 – 18 welcome to join. For more information, email@example.com
FALL FESTIVAL: Tickets are on sale today! Our annual Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 28th! Put on your best costume and join us in the Hellenic Cultural Center for a safe indoor party with lots of prizes, games, bounce house, craft activities, photo booth, BINGO, fun and food for kids of all ages!. Costumes aren’t mandatory, but they sure are fun! If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Fall Festival in preparation, or on the night of the event, please contact the church office or Corrin at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study meetings will continue this Tuesday, October 4th via the ZOOM platform. We will continue our study of the Book of Matthew. ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789. All adults are welcome to join, no pre-registration is required.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS: Alzheimer's isn't waiting — and neither are we! GOYA members will be “selling” paper flowers to help raise money for their Walk to End Alzheimers team. Flowers are $5 each, and will be sold and displayed in the Narthex on Sundays through October. This year, St. Cons GOYA is participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The walk is at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, October 29 at 9:00am. All are welcome to walk with our team, or to make a donation in support! For more information, email@example.com
NEWS AND NOTICES:
FEED THE NEEDY: The Men’s Club is getting ready for their annual “Feed the Needy” program, providing Thanksgiving Dinner for hundreds of area low-income families in need. Donations are still needed, and giving envelopes are available at the Pangari.
COLLEGE CONNECTION: The Moms' Group is planning to mail the College Connection “CARE” packages this week to our college (undergrad and grad) students living at home or away. Please submit your student's info by October 9, on the Google form at: https://www.stcons.org/documents or you are welcome to email the info to Cathy Brylinski at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your student has graduated, please let us know, so we can update our records.
MCOC YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE: The Motor City Orthodox Conference for Young Adults, “What is Servant Leadership?” will be held at the Hotel St. Regis, Detroit, from November 4 – 6, 2022. Keynote Speaker is Steve Christoforou. Our parish will assist those parishioners, ages 21 – 40, with conference registration fees. Those interested in attending should speak directly to Fr. Teodor. . For additional conference information and registration, www.motorcityorthodox.org
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Please call the church office to schedule all memorials and coffee hour sponsorships at least two weeks in advance. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer. Koliva will be distributed at the coffee hour; if you wish to bring in paximadia, koulourakia, or other dry cookie it may also be distributed. Coffee Hour sponsorship is not required, however the church is grateful to those who wish to make a sponsorship donation of $150, and the HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for your family.