Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
July 24, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Matthew
Guest Clergy: Fr. Vasilios Pliakas
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
Video-streaming issues should all have been resolved. If you are still having difficulty with the video connection, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
If you wish to follow along with the text, please use this link: https://dcs.goarch.org/
Sunday, July 24th – 6th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
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:
Susan, Tom, Suzanne, Tom, Thomas, Jim, Panagioti, Gloria, Evans, Phyllis, Christina, Cynthia, Marti, Marty, Janet, John, Paul, Zacharias, Vanessa (Vasiliki), Jake, Maegan, Irene, Lisa, Pat, Jonathan, Tracy, Dianna, Betty, Catherine, Susan, Evelyn, Gregg, Peter, Ann Marie, Vasilios, Carol, George, Demetri, Steve, 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 email@example.com
Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:6-14.
Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Προκείμενον. Plagal First Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 11.7,1.
Σὺ Κύριε, φυλάξαις ἡμᾶς καὶ διατηρήσαις ἡμᾶς.
Στίχ. Σῶσον με, Κύριε, ὅτι ἐκλέλοιπεν ὅσιος.
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 12:6-14.
Ἀδελφοί, ἔχοντες δὲ χαρίσματα κατὰ τὴν χάριν τὴν δοθεῖσαν ἡμῖν διάφορα, εἴτε προφητείαν, κατὰ τὴν ἀναλογίαν τῆς πίστεως· εἴτε διακονίαν, ἐν τῇ διακονίᾳ· εἴτε ὁ διδάσκων, ἐν τῇ διδασκαλίᾳ· εἴτε ὁ παρακαλῶν, ἐν τῇ παρακλήσει· ὁ μεταδιδούς, ἐν ἁπλότητι· ὁ προϊστάμενος, ἐν σπουδῇ· ὁ ἐλεῶν, ἐν ἱλαρότητι. Ἡ ἀγάπη ἀνυπόκριτος. Ἀποστυγοῦντες τὸ πονηρόν, κολλώμενοι τῷ ἀγαθῷ. Τῇ φιλαδελφίᾳ εἰς ἀλλήλους φιλόστοργοι· τῇ τιμῇ ἀλλήλους προηγούμενοι· τῇ σπουδῇ μὴ ὀκνηροί· τῷ πνεύματι ζέοντες· τῷ κυρίῳ δουλεύοντες· τῇ ἐλπίδι χαίροντες· τῇ θλίψει ὑπομένοντες· τῇ προσευχῇ προσκαρτεροῦντες· ταῖς χρείαις τῶν ἁγίων κοινωνοῦντες· τὴν φιλοξενίαν διώκοντες. Εὐλογεῖτε τοὺς διώκοντας ὑμᾶς· εὐλογεῖτε, καὶ μὴ καταρᾶσθε.
6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:1-8
At that time, getting into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Rise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
6th Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 9:1-8
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐμβὰς εἰς πλοῖον διεπέρασε καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς τὴν ἰδίαν πόλιν. Καὶ ἰδοὺ προσέφερον αὐτῷ παραλυτικὸν ἐπὶ κλίνης βεβλημένον· καὶ ἰδὼν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τὴν πίστιν αὐτῶν εἶπε τῷ παραλυτικῷ· θάρσει, τέκνον· ἀφέωνταί σοι αἱ ἁμαρτίαι σου. καὶ ἰδού τινες τῶν γραμματέων εἶπον ἐν ἑαυτοῖς· οὗτος βλασφημεῖ. καὶ ἰδὼν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τὰς ἐνθυμήσεις αὐτῶν εἶπεν· ἵνα τί ὑμεῖς ἐνθυμεῖσθε πονηρὰ ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν; τί γάρ ἐστιν εὐκοπώτερον, εἰπεῖν, ἀφέωνταί σου αἱ ἁμαρτίαι, ἢ εἰπεῖν, ἔγειρε καὶ περιπάτει; ἵνα δὲ εἰδῆτε ὅτι ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἀφιέναι ἁμαρτίας - τότε λέγει τῷ παραλυτικῷ· ἐγερθεὶς ἆρόν σου τὴν κλίνην καὶ ὕπαγε εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου. καὶ ἐγερθεὶς ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ. ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ ὄχλοι ἐθαύμασαν καὶ ἐδόξασαν τὸν Θεὸν τὸν δόντα ἐξουσίαν τοιαύτην τοῖς ἀνθρώποις.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
MUDDY ACRES MOMS GROUP EVENT: Our Moms Group will be getting together on Sunday, August 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Muddy Acres Flower Farm, in Plymouth, MI. If you haven't been to Muddy Acres, it's a low-key, local, and naturally gorgeous flower farm experience. You arrive, grab a provided mason jar & clippers, and walk up and down aisles of flowers to make your own bouquet! After we make unique and beautiful bouquets, we'll enjoy a simple bite to eat and loosely chat about our vision for our Saints Constantine & Helen Moms' Group. YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A MOM TO ATTEND! This event is $30 per person and will include your bouquet and vase, munchies, and beverages. Please bring your own camp chair! You can pay by Venmo (@corrinstamo), PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by credit card in person or over the phone. Looking forward to being together!
MENS CLUB MEETING: The Men’s Club will meet after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 7th in the HCC hall. Please try to attend, as we will be planning our next golf outing which will be held at Fellows Creek Golf Club at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 10.
“SENSE-SATIONAL” VCS - SAVE THE DATES! IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Sign your children up today for our Vacation Church School, to be held the week of August 8th – 12th. If you have a young person entering Kindergarten through 6th grade this fall, save this week for learning about our faith, making new friends, and big fun! Along with our lessons, we will have craft, science, music, and outdoor activities. A field trip to the Monastery is also planning. Registration is available online at www.stcons.org/documents or the church office. Parent and Teen volunteers are needed! If you can help, contact Frances at email@example.com or the church office.
GOYA LOCK-IN: Attention GOYAns: On Friday, 8/12 join us for a fantastic time at our first Lock-in! Fun, fellowship, food, games, team challenges, Q&A with Father, dance party, and much more! The fun starts at 5:00 pm Friday evening, and pick up will be from 10-11 Saturday morning. For more information, contact Maria Haviland, 734-417-9650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS AND NOTICES:
ST. PANTELEIMON FEAST DAY AND FESTIVAL: Held in Lexington, MI this festival has become an annual tradition for many Detroit area Orthodox. It will be held on Sunday, July 24, and on Thursday, July 27th, at the Saint Panteleimon Chapel. The festival features lambs on the souvla, along with other delicious Greek food, Greek music and dancing, and picnic areas for families to make a day of it!
GOLF OUTING SPONSORS NEEDED: The St. Cons Men’s Club will be holding its 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing to raise funds to support our annual Feed the Needy Program on Saturday, September 10th. Last year, they provided Thanksgiving dinners to 376 needy people in Westland and Livonia. Sponsorship opportunities start at $200 for Hole Sponsors. If you can help, sponsorship forms are available at the church office and at the Pangari, or you can mail checks to: St Cons Men’s Club, 36375 Joy Rd. Westland, MI 48185
GOYA CAN/BOTTLE COLLECTION: To help raise funds for future projects, GOYA is going to be collecting returnable bottles and cans during the summer. The boxes are in the vestibule near the church office. Drop-offs should be clean, intact, and still have the labels on them. They can be brought in any day of the week during church office or on Sundays.
SUMMER SURVIVAL: Our Summer Survival Board is back in the church Narthex. Even though church attendance unfortunately decreases during the summer months, youth and other programs increase their activity, while regular building and property maintenance, utilities, and other expenses continue. That is why, again this year, we are asking for your help by making an additional donation to our “Summer Survival” campaign. You can make a donation online at stcons.org or by cash or check at the church office (or by mail). Your help will make a big difference!
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.
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.