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Sunday, January 17, 2021, 12th Sunday of Luke
Memorials: DIONYSIA BOUKAS – 40 Days
May her memory be eternal!
SERVICES THIS WEEK:
Saints Constantine and Helen services are open for parishioners and we encourage those who are not in high-risk categories to attend services. Parish guidelines regarding capacity limits and safety restrictions are posted on the home page of our church website, https://www.stcons.org
The church building is professionally cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized weekly.
We strongly encourage those who will not be attending church to participate in services through our website, at https://www.stcons.org/video-streaming
Sunday, January 17 12th SUNDAY OF LUKE - Orthros 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
If you wish to follow along with the text, please use the link listed below:https://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/p/s/2021/01/17/li/gr-en/se.m08.d30.li.pdf
Friday, January 22 PARAKLESIS SERVICE, 6:30 PM
Saints Constantine and Helen, Westland
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 Father Teodor will light 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: Michael, Barbara, Lisa, Pat, Christopher, Jonathan, Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Lazarus, Henry, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Stella, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Carol, Evans, Katherine, Mike, Connie, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Connie, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Connie, Jacob, Anastasia, Rima, Kylie, Effie, Nicholas, and Maria. (Names may be added by request. Please contact the church office)
Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 115.15,12.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Verse: What shall I render to the Lord for all that he has given me?
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 13:17-21.
Brethren, obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in you that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Προκείμενον. Grave Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 115.15,12.
Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τῶν ὁσίων αὐτοῦ.
Στίχ. Τί ἀνταποδώσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀνταπέδωκεν ἡμῖν;
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἑβραίους 13:17-21.
Ἀδελφοί, πείθεσθε τοῖς ἡγουμένοις ὑμῶν, καὶ ὑπείκετε· αὐτοὶ γὰρ ἀγρυπνοῦσιν ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ὑμῶν, ὡς λόγον ἀποδώσοντες· ἵνα μετὰ χαρᾶς τοῦτο ποιῶσιν, καὶ μὴ στενάζοντες· ἀλυσιτελὲς γὰρ ὑμῖν τοῦτο. Προσεύχεσθε περὶ ἡμῶν· πεποίθαμεν γὰρ ὅτι καλὴν συνείδησιν ἔχομεν, ἐν πᾶσιν καλῶς θέλοντες ἀναστρέφεσθαι. Περισσοτέρως δὲ παρακαλῶ τοῦτο ποιῆσαι, ἵνα τάχιον ἀποκατασταθῶ ὑμῖν. Ὁ δὲ θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης, ὁ ἀναγαγὼν ἐκ νεκρῶν τὸν ποιμένα τῶν προβάτων τὸν μέγαν ἐν αἵματι διαθήκης αἰωνίου, τὸν κύριον ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦν, καταρτίσαι ὑμᾶς ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ εἰς τὸ ποιῆσαι τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ, ποιῶν ἐν ὑμῖν τὸ εὐάρεστον ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ, διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ· ᾧ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.
12th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19
At that time, as Jesus entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus's feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And he said to him: "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."
12th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 17:12-19
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, εἰσερχομένου αὐτοῦ εἴς τινα κώμην ἀπήντησαν αὐτῷ δέκα λεπροὶ ἄνδρες, οἳ ἔστησαν πόρρωθεν, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἦραν φωνὴν λέγοντες· ᾿Ιησοῦ ἐπιστάτα, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. καὶ ἰδὼν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· πορευθέντες ἐπιδείξατε ἑαυτοὺς τοῖς ἱερεῦσι. καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ ὑπάγειν αὐτοὺς ἐκαθαρίσθησαν. εἷς δὲ ἐξ αὐτῶν, ἰδὼν ὅτι ἰάθη, ὑπέστρεψε μετὰ φωνῆς μεγάλης δοξάζων τὸν Θεόν, καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον παρὰ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ εὐχαριστῶν αὐτῷ· καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν Σαμαρείτης. ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν· οὐχὶ οἱ δέκα ἐκαθαρίσθησαν; οἱ δὲ ἐννέα ποῦ; οὐχ εὑρέθησαν ὑποστρέψαντες δοῦναι δόξαν τῷ Θεῷ εἰ μὴ ὁ ἀλλογενὴς οὗτος; καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἀναστὰς πορεύου· ἡ πίστις σου σέσωκέ σε.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
ZOE FOR LIFE: There will be a virtual prayer service for the unborn on Sunday, January 17th at 6:00 pm. ZOE for Life! for a Virtual Service as we pray for the unborn next Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 6:00 pm. Following the service, guest speaker, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate Orthodox Church in America, will begin his Zoom presentation at 6:45pm. Registration deadline has been extended through January 16th Registration is free using this link: https://forms.gle/iECpLgkuGpy1qDvx9
NAMES FOR PARAKLESIS SERVICE: There will be a Paraklesis service held Friday, January 22 at 6:30 pm. Please submit the names of the living that you would like remembered in prayer for health, forgiveness, and salvation to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the word “Names” in the subject line. There are also prayer sheets available at the Pangari.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Our Bible Study group will meet on the Zoom platform on Tuesday, Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 pm. All adults are welcome to join the conversation, as we return to the study of the Book of Job. Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789 If you have trouble connecting, or more information, contact: email@example.com
GODPARENTS’ SUNDAY: Our next “Family Sunday” will be Valentine’s Day, February 14th. On that day, our parish will celebrate Godparents’ Sunday. Please plan to attend church and take communion with your Godchildren/Godparents on that day.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: As our country continues to deal with the COVID pandemic, the need for blood is greater than ever. On Thursday February 25th, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, we will be hosting another American Red Cross blood drive in the Hellenic Cultural Center. To schedule an appointment, please log onto RedCrossBlood.org (our sponsor code: stcons) or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) today.
NEWS AND NOTICES:
CONGRATULATIONS! Last Sunday, Fr. Teodor cut our parish Vasilopita. Congratulations to our Greek School, a joint ministry with Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church; and to parishioner Eleni Bisbikis for receiving the coins and special blessings for the year 2021!
HELP YOURSELF TO A TREAT! As you enter church on Sunday, you will see a big basket of delicious, out-of-season (but not out of date) candy. Please help yourself to whatever you would like to take home and enjoy. Sorry – no eating allowed in church! 😊
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: A parishioner has donated a wheelchair and walkers (two regular, one with seat) in excellent condition to the church to be a blessing to another family. Please contact Annette at the church office if you could use those items.
STEWARDSHIP PLEDGES: All parishioners must complete a Stewardship Pledge form each year to be considered a “member in good standing” at an Orthodox Church. All parish households were mailed 2021 Stewardship Pledge Forms and the 2021 Archdiocese Calendars by mail; forms can also be picked up at the Pangari or Church office. Please bring your completed pledge form with you when you attend church. This year, if it is more convenient, you may also complete your 2021 Stewardship Pledge online at our website, at https://www.stcons.org/stewardship
Our parish has received delivery of 4 small and 4 large icons for the Iconostasis. We expect delivery on additional icons for the Iconostasis in the coming months. There are still icons available for sponsorship, and we are still in need of general donations of any amount to complete our fundraising on Phase One: East and Dome. We are about 90% to completion of our fundraising goal! For those who are interested in sponsoring an icon, please talk to Father Teodor or contact the church office for more information
A NOTE OF THANKS:
We received this email in the church office and wanted to share Alex’s enthusiasm with you. Give yourselves a pat on the back, St. Cons parishioners - your generosity makes a difference!
Hi Annette, Thank you so much for your generous donation of 1,000+ pairs of socks to Community Housing Network! The donation was SO generous, we are overwhelmed with gratitude!
I'm sure you may know, but socks are the single most-needed article of clothing in homeless shelters - and they are the least donated items.
I will be sending an official thank you letter via the mail to the church's address. But I wanted to send this short note via email to just say THANK YOU! Thank you to you, thank you to the parishioners who responded, just thank you so much for your support! It truly means so much, especially in unprecedented times like these.
Please share our sincere gratitude with your parishioners. We truly cannot thank you all enough. Your donation will impact people directly in need and make a real change in their daily lives.
Donor Relations Coordinator
Community Housing Network, Inc.
VOLUNTEER NEEDS: At this time, we are particularly in need of Adult Greeters, Ushers, and Youth and Young Adult Readers for Sunday services. We are also in need of volunteers to help with office/building clean up and organization tasks. If you can help, please contact Annette at the church office 734.525.6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
QUESTIONS FOR FATHER TEODOR: In this unusual year with no regular Sunday School classes, Father Teodor will take a few minutes on Sunday mornings to answer questions from our young people (or adults!) about our faith. Questions can be submitted online using this link: https://forms.gle/7ae8mqd6DNSghbQs6
INCLEMENT WEATHER: During inclement weather when there is nobody in the church office, phone messages and emails to the church are checked periodically during the day and responded to as soon as possible. When in doubt, please call the church office before you come in. In an emergency, please contact Fr. Teodor directly on his cell at 248.330.3177.
PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIPS: January 31st is the deadline to apply for to the Panhellenic Scholarship fund for 2021/2022 undergraduate college scholarships. $250,000 in awards based on merit and financial need will be given to students of Hellenic descent. For any questions or inquiries please email email@example.com or call (312) 357-6432.
PARKING COURTESY: During these months of cold, snow and ice it can be tempting to park close to the church entrance. Please do not park along the curb or in any fire lanes. Only use handicapped parking spaces if you have a need. We suggest you drop people off at the church entrance, and then go and park your car. If you cannot do that, or if you come to church alone and need help with parking, ask an usher to assist you.
HELLENIC CULTURAL CENTER BOOKINGS: At the current time, the HCC is booking events beginning March of 2021. The State of Michigan is allowing banquet facilities to open for events with reduced capacity. Masks and social distance restrictions are still in place, along with increased precautions in the preparation and serving of food and drink. Although they are not yet keeping regular office hours, if would like to discuss future bookings or other issues with the HCC staff, please contact Victoria at 734.525.3550 or Kathy at 313.303.6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
Funeral: 1/15/21 – PETER PAPPAS
May his memory be eternal!
Memorial Service Information: Please call the church office to schedule memorials 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. At this time, due to COVID restrictions, koliva that has been prepared for the memorial service cannot be distributed to parishioners, but will be returned to the family to take home. We are not currently allowed to have coffee hour, or distribute any cookies, paximadia or koulourakia.
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.