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Sunday, October 3, 2021 2nd Sunday of Luke
NATIONAL CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY 2021
AT THE END OF TODAY’S SERVICE, A CHOIR MEMBER WILL HOLD A BASKET ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE NEEDS OF OUR CHOIR AND CHOIR FEDERATION.
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
– Orthros 8:45 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/2021/10/03/li/gr-en/se.m08.d30.li.pdf
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.
Effective September 1, 2021: As we began the Ecclesiastical Year and with the rise in COVID infections due to the Delta variant increasing throughout the Metropolis, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND:
1. Parishioners wear masks indoors
2. All church school students wear masks during church and church-related events when indoors
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Bill, Georgene, Janet, Annette, Ryan, Patricia, Juliana, John, Lou, Paul, Zacharias, Connie, Vanessa (Vasiliki), Jake, Maegan, Irene, Michael, Barbara, Lisa, Pat, Christopher, Jonathan, Alexandra, Tracy, Dianna, Lazarus, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Stella, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, Molly, Maria, Elizabeth, Evans, Katherine, Mike, Mary, Margaret, Angela, Connie, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Jacob, Anastasia, Rima, Kylie, Effie, Nicholas, and Maria.
Names may be added to the prayer list by request. If you would like to add someone to the prayer list, or if someone should be removed from the list, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15.
Brethren, it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.
Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
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 Κορινθίους β' 4:6-15.
Ἀδελφοί, ὁ θεὸς ὁ εἰπὼν ἐκ σκότους φῶς λάμψαι, ὃς ἔλαμψεν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ἡμῶν πρὸς φωτισμὸν τῆς γνώσεως τῆς δόξης τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν προσώπῳ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. Ἔχομεν δὲ τὸν θησαυρὸν τοῦτον ἐν ὀστρακίνοις σκεύεσιν, ἵνα ἡ ὑπερβολὴ τῆς δυνάμεως ᾖ τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ μὴ ἐξ ἡμῶν· ἐν παντὶ θλιβόμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐ στενοχωρούμενοι· ἀπορούμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἐξαπορούμενοι· διωκόμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἐγκαταλειπόμενοι· καταβαλλόμενοι, ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἀπολλύμενοι· πάντοτε τὴν νέκρωσιν τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματι περιφέροντες, ἵνα καὶ ἡ ζωὴ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματι ἡμῶν φανερωθῇ. Ἀεὶ γὰρ ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες εἰς θάνατον παραδιδόμεθα διὰ Ἰησοῦν, ἵνα καὶ ἡ ζωὴ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ φανερωθῇ ἐν τῇ θνητῇ σαρκὶ ἡμῶν. Ὥστε ὁ μὲν θάνατος ἐν ἡμῖν ἐνεργεῖται, ἡ δὲ ζωὴ ἐν ὑμῖν. Ἔχοντες δὲ τὸ αὐτὸ πνεῦμα τῆς πίστεως, κατὰ τὸ γεγραμμένον, Ἐπίστευσα, διὸ ἐλάλησα, καὶ ἡμεῖς πιστεύομεν, διὸ καὶ λαλοῦμεν· εἰδότες ὅτι ὁ ἐγείρας τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν καὶ ἡμᾶς διὰ Ἰησοῦ ἐγερεῖ, καὶ παραστήσει σὺν ὑμῖν. Τὰ γὰρ πάντα διʼ ὑμᾶς, ἵνα ἡ χάρις πλεονάσασα διὰ τῶν πλειόνων τὴν εὐχαριστίαν περισσεύσῃ εἰς τὴν δόξαν τοῦ θεοῦ.
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
CHOIR SUNDAY: Each year, on the first Sunday in October, parishes across the Archdiocese of America celebrate NATIONAL CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY. This commemoration was inaugurated by His Eminence, Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America in 1982, and has been re-affirmed by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America. Today is a day we set aside to honor the contributions of our choir members, chanters, and music educators who serve our parish through the hymnology of our Orthodox Church.
FAMILY TALENT SHOW: Come on down to the Hellenic Cultural Center TONIGHT, Sunday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm for pizza, salad, and an evening of talent! Hosted by our parish Choir, the show will feature musical performances by young people and adults from our parish! Let’s celebrate the return of our Choir and National Church Music Sunday together!
GOYA COMMUNITY SERVICE: On Saturday, October 9th at 9:00 am, there will be a GOYA community service activity sponsored by AHEPA. The group will get together and assemble hygiene kits for the homeless through Orthodox Detroit Outreach. GOYA members will also hold a short meeting to elect officers. Bagels and juice will be served.
FALL FESTIVAL BETTER THAN EVER! We are SO EXCITED for our upcoming family Fall Festival on Friday, October 29th! This indoor event is filled with seasonal activities that are safe and fun for “children” from 2 to 92! There will be prizes for the best costumes, Fun Food - including Pizza, “Walking” tacos, Hot dogs, Kona Ice, Popcorn; Music, Bounce House and other large games; Crafts, Balloon creations and hand-painted tatoos. Tickets are $10/person, or $35 for a family of 4 or more; children 2 and under are free. Tickets will be on sale after church through October, and at the door. For more information, or to volunteer to help, contact Maria at email@example.com; Tracy at TracyM522@gmail.com; or Anastasis at firstname.lastname@example.org
TLC HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON: Our first TLC (Thursday Lunch Club) luncheon of the year will be held at noon on Thursday, October 14th at the Hellenic Cultural Center. All ages are welcome to join us for a delicious autumnal meal, some great conversation, and a few treats and surprises! Please RSVP to Caryl or David no later than October 11th at 734.751.3683. Bring a friend and join the fun!
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study will meet on Tuesday October 5th at 7:00 pm on the ZOOM platform. We are currently studying the Book of Esther. ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789 All adults are welcome to join!
REVERSE RAFFLE: Our parish’s biggest annual fundraiser, “Putting on the Glitz” will be a virtual event again this year. The live drawing will be held via our parish website on Sunday, November 7th at 6:00 pm. 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, or in the church office.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL! Our Sunday School program began on September 12th, but you may continue to register your children, ages 4 – 18, online at: https://forms.gle/4KzidE8L32BoPFGJ9 in either Sunday School, or Senior Discussion groups.
GREEK SCHOOL: If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Three Hierarchs Greek School classes, a joint ministry with Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church in Plymouth. you can fill out the registration online https://form.123formbuilder.com/5657958/greek-school-registration-2021-22 Children’s classes (all levels) will be held o Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Nativity Education Center. Adult classes will be online only on the ZOOM platform, Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. For questions, e-mail Anna Liakou-Hentnik at email@example.com
NEWS AND NOTICES
ICONOGRAPHY – WE CAN MEET THE CHALLENGE! Saints Constantine and Helen has received a $25,000 Challenge Match grant from the AHEPA Omega Detroit Chapter 371! All donations the church receives, up to $25,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by AHEPA. These donations provide support for Icon installation, travel, and other associated project fees. Help us meet the AHEPA Iconography challenge with a donation of any amount, today. Please put “Iconography Match” on the memo line of your contribution check.
ST CONS GREEK FESTIVAL COMMITTEE: Our indoor Greek Festival planning committee are working hard to put together a fantastic event in February of 2022! If you are interested in helping to plan and organize the Saints Constantine and Helen GREEKFEST 2022, please contact Mark Chuey at firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE CONNECTION: Our Mom’s Group will be sending out “College Connection” care packages this week to all of our college students, undergraduate and graduate, living home or away. Please submit names, current address, email address to Cathy Brylinski at email@example.com. If your young person has graduated or is no longer attending college, or would prefer not to receive a package, please let us know so we can remove them from the list.
MEMORIAL SERVICES: We are accepting Memorial Coffee Hour Sponsors, for those having a memorial or other special day in church. Requested 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.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: During this time with reduced church office hours, if you need to get into the building or visit the office, please call first to be sure that the building is open. Phone messages and emails will be monitored, so please leave a message, and we will get back with you as soon as possible. As always, if there is an urgent need or emergency, please call Fr. Teodor on his cell at 248.330.3177.
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS
JULIANA GRACE TRIPP, Parents Stephen and Denise Tripp, Godparents Natalie and Cote Brown
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.