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Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 10th Sunday of Luke
ANNA GEORGIOU - 40 Days
May her memory be eternal!
SERVICES THIS WEEK
There are no additional services this week.
PLEASE PRAY FOR: Alexandra, David, 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, Timothy, Lisa, Bill, Connie, Jacob, Anastasia, Rima, Kylie, Effie, Camryn, Nicholas, and Maria. (Names may be added by request to the prayer list.)
Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7.
Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.
Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους 4:1-7.
Ἀδελφοί, παρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς ἐγώ, ὁ δέσμιος ἐν κυρίῳ, ἀξίως περιπατῆσαι τῆς κλήσεως ἧς ἐκλήθητε, μετὰ πάσης ταπεινοφροσύνης καὶ πρᾳότητος, μετὰ μακροθυμίας, ἀνεχόμενοι ἀλλήλων ἐν ἀγάπῃ, σπουδάζοντες τηρεῖν τὴν ἑνότητα τοῦ πνεύματος ἐν τῷ συνδέσμῳ τῆς εἰρήνης. Ἓν σῶμα καὶ ἓν πνεῦμα, καθὼς καὶ ἐκλήθητε ἐν μιᾷ ἐλπίδι τῆς κλήσεως ὑμῶν· εἷς κύριος, μία πίστις, ἓν βάπτισμα, εἷς θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ πάντων, ὁ ἐπὶ πάντων, καὶ διὰ πάντων, καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν ἡμῖν. Ἑνὶ δὲ ἑκάστῳ ἡμῶν ἐδόθη ἡ χάρις κατὰ τὸ μέτρον τῆς δωρεᾶς τοῦ Χριστοῦ.
10th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 13:10-17
At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity." And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day." Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.
10th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 13:10-17
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ῏Ην δὲ διδάσκων ἐν μιᾷ τῶν συναγωγῶν ἐν τοῖς σάββασι. καὶ ἰδοὺ γυνὴ ἦν πνεῦμα ἔχουσα ἀσθενείας ἔτη δέκα καὶ ὀκτώ, καὶ ἦν συγκύπτουσα καὶ μὴ δυναμένη ἀνακῦψαι εἰς τὸ παντελές. ἰδὼν δὲ αὐτὴν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς προσεφώνησε καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· γύναι, ἀπολέλυσαι τῆς ἀσθενείας σου· καὶ ἐπέθηκεν αὐτῇ τὰς χεῖρας· καὶ παραχρῆμα ἀνωρθώθη καὶ ἐδόξαζε τὸν Θεόν. ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ ἀρχισυνάγωγος, ἀγανακτῶν ὅτι τῷ σαββάτῳ ἐθεράπευσεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, ἔλεγε τῷ ὄχλῳ· ἓξ ἡμέραι εἰσὶν ἐν αἷς δεῖ ἐργάζεσθαι· ἐν ταύταις οὖν ἐρχόμενοι θεραπεύεσθε, καὶ μὴ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ σαββάτου. ἀπεκρίθη οὖν αὐτῷ ὁ Κύριος καὶ εἶπεν· ὑποκριτά, ἕκαστος ὑμῶν τῷ σαββάτῳ οὐ λύει τὸν βοῦν αὐτοῦ ἢ τὸν ὄνον ἀπὸ τῆς φάτνης καὶ ἀπαγαγὼν ποτίζει; ταύτην δέ, θυγατέρα ᾿Αβραὰμ οὖσαν, ἣν ἔδησεν ὁ σατανᾶς ἰδοὺ δέκα καὶ ὀκτὼ ἔτη, οὐκ ἔδει λυθῆναι ἀπὸ τοῦ δεσμοῦ τούτου τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ σαββάτου; καὶ ταῦτα λέγοντος αὐτοῦ κατῃσχύνοντο πάντες οἱ ἀντικείμενοι αὐτῷ, καὶ πᾶς ὁ ὄχλος ἔχαιρεν ἐπὶ πᾶσι τοῖς ἐνδόξοις τοῖς γινομένοις ὑπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING TODAY: There will be a General Assembly meeting following church TODAY, Sunday, December 8th. There will be an update and vote on the iconography project. Only members in good standing will be able to vote. We will take a short break after the Divine Liturgy to set up a projector and screen, and then return to church for the meeting.
GOYA CHRISTMAS PARTY/GIFT WRAPPING: The GOYA Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 13th, starting at 6:00 pm in the church multipurpose room/library. There will be lots of fun, along with pizza, pop, and cookies; and we will wrap Christmas gifts for our “adopted” family. For more information about any of our upcoming GOYA activities for youth, ages 12 – 18, contact Cathy Brylinski at email@example.com
SUNDAY SCHOOL, CHOIR, HOPE & JOY PAGEANT REHEARSAL: Next Sunday, December 15th, following the Divine Liturgy, we will have a special Christmas luncheon and Pageant Rehearsal for all Sunday School students and teachers, Choir members, and their families. Those participating in the pageant will run songs and readings, work with the microphones, and try on costumes. During the rehearsal, Fr. Teodor will have an adult-time question and answer period. Bring your questions, and be ready for some lively discussion! Please RSVP online, at https://forms.gle/HVGAYwZuuUE5HeLx8 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
MOMS’ GROUP CHRISTMAS “MYSTERY MOVIE” Members of the St. Cons Moms’ Group will be taking our families to the historic Redford Theatre on December 22nd after church for an old holiday film. It is a mystery movie. You won’t know what it is until the credits start rolling – that’s part of the fun! Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance online at https://redfordtheatre.com/events/3rd-annual-holiday-mystery-movie/
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT/TREE OF LIGHTS CEREMONY: Will be held on Sunday, December 22nd. Plan to be here with your family to celebrate Jesus’ birth! There will songs and readings, followed by a parish sing-a-long to familiar Carols. Our Tree of Lights Ceremony includes prayers in memory of those lost, and commemorating those honored on the tree.
COMMUNION VISITS FOR SHUT INS: Following Thanksgiving, Father Teodor will be visiting shut-ins, and those that are unable to make it into church to give them communion for the Christmas holiday. Please contact the church office to let us know if you or a loved one would like to be added to Father’s schedule for a visit to receive communion.
NEWS AND NOTICES
MITTEN TREE: Once again this year, we are collecting new gloves, mittens, hats and scarves for children and adults to be distributed to needy Westland families. Please bring your donations and hang on the tree in the area outside the church office. They are predicting a cold, snowy winter – please help our neighbors stay warm.
ST CONS CHRISTMAS CARD: All names should be turned in no later than Sunday, December 15th to be included in the St. Cons Christmas Card, which is mailed out to all of our parishioners. Forms are available in the church office, or see Melinda Lazaros after church.
TREE OF LIGHTS: We will also be taking donations for the 25th annual Mary Drakos Christmas Tree of Lights, in memory of those that are deceased or honoring the living. The Tree of lights ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 22nd. For more information, see Diane Plungis after church, or contact the church office.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS: The "Sunday School Christmas tree" is up in the narthex. If you haven’t yet, please drop off a wallet sized photo of your child in the available baskets Please write the child's name on the back of the photo in the center.
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SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS
Baptism: 12/7/19 - MILA ELENI WOODBURY
Parents: Melissa Bisbikis and Matthew Woodbury; Godparent: Michael Bisbikis
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.