Sunday & Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 – SUNDAY AFTER THE HOLY CROSS
DURING TODAY’S SERVICE, FATHER WILL TAKE THE HOLY CROSS AROUND THE CHURCH IN PROCESSION IN RECOGNITION OF THE FEAST DAY OF THE ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS, COMMEMORATED ON SEPTEMBER 14TH.
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/
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.
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.
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 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 Galatians 2:16-20.
Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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 Γαλάτας 2:16-20.
Ἀδελφοί, εἰδότες ὅτι οὐ δικαιοῦται ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ἔργων νόμου, ἐὰν μὴ διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐπιστεύσαμεν, ἵνα δικαιωθῶμεν ἐκ πίστεως Χριστοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων νόμου· διότι οὐ δικαιωθήσεται ἐξ ἔργων νόμου πᾶσα σάρξ. Εἰ δέ, ζητοῦντες δικαιωθῆναι ἐν Χριστῷ, εὑρέθημεν καὶ αὐτοὶ ἁμαρτωλοί, ἆρα Χριστὸς ἁμαρτίας διάκονος; Μὴ γένοιτο. Εἰ γὰρ ἃ κατέλυσα, ταῦτα πάλιν οἰκοδομῶ, παραβάτην ἐμαυτὸν συνίστημι. Ἐγὼ γὰρ διὰ νόμου νόμῳ ἀπέθανον, ἵνα θεῷ ζήσω. Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι· ζῶ δέ, οὐκέτι ἐγώ, ζῇ δὲ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός· ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, ἐν πίστει ζῶ τῇ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ θεοῦ, τοῦ ἀγαπήσαντός με καὶ παραδόντος ἑαυτὸν ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ.
Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
Sunday after Holy Cross
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 8:34-38, 9:1
Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· Εἴ τις θέλει ὀπίσω μου ἐλθεῖν, ἀπαρνησάσθω ἑαυτὸν καὶ ἀράτω τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀκολουθείτω μοι. ὃς γὰρ ἂν θέλῃ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ σῶσαι, ἀπολέσει αὐτήν· ὃς δ᾿ ἂν ἀπολέσῃ τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ψυχὴν ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ καὶ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, οὗτος σώσει αὐτήν. τί γὰρ ὠφελήσει ἄνθρωπον ἐὰν κερδήσῃ τὸν κόσμον ὅλον, καὶ ζημιωθῇ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ; ἢ τί δώσει ἄνθρωπος ἀντάλλαγμα τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ; ὃς γὰρ ἐὰν ἐπαισχυνθῇ με καὶ τοὺς ἐμοὺς λόγους ἐν τῇ γενεᾷ ταύτῃ τῇ μοιχαλίδι καὶ ἁμαρτωλῷ, καὶ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐπαισχυνθήσεται αὐτὸν ὅταν ἔλθῃ ἐν τῇ δόξῃ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῶν ἀγγέλων τῶν ἁγίων. Καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι εἰσί τινες τῶν ὧδε ἑστηκότων, οἵτινες οὐ μὴ γεύσωνται θανάτου ἕως ἂν ἴδωσι τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐληλυθυῖαν ἐν δυνάμει.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
REGISTER FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL! It's not too late to register your young person for Sunday School! Please go to the St. Cons website and register your young people, ages 4 – 18, online for the upcoming Sunday School year. Registration will also be available today in person in the Sunday School classrooms or the church office.
SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION BRUNCH: Following the Divine Liturgy service on Sunday September 25th, we will be offering a complimentary brunch in the Hellenic Cultural Center to honor and recognize those generous donors who sponsored Icons in this preliminary phase of our Iconography Project. All are welcome to join and celebrate our beautiful new iconography and those who helped to make it possible. Those who have sponsored icons, please RSVP to the church office with the number of people who will be in attendance.
BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study meetings will begin this Tuesday, September 20 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.
HOPE AND JOY FALL FUN LUNCHEON: Our HOPE and JOY groups will meet after church on Sunday, October 2nd for a delicious lunch, fun fall crafts, and an opportunity to ask Father Teodor questions about our faith. RSVP to Frances Marinos, firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up after church today. GOYA volunteers are also needed for this event!
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.
GREEK SCHOOL CLASSES: Saints Constantine and Helen – Nativity of the Virgin Mary GOC joint ministry, “The Three Hierarchs” Greek School will be starting soon! Register now for Greek classes at every level, for children and adults. Online registration is available now for Children at: https://www.jotform.com/220619417930051; and for Adults at: https://form.jotform.com/222486354136154. For more information, contact Program Director, Anna Liakou-Hentnik, email@example.com, 248-425-2321
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.
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR 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 IN TO THE CHURCH OFFICE, OR CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, IF YOU NEED PRINTED MATERIALS, TAX-EXEMPT INFO, ETC.
FALL FESTIVAL: Mark Your Calendars! Our annual Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 28th! Join us in the Hellenic Cultural Center for fun and food for kids of all ages! 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
WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS: Alzheimer's isn't waiting — and neither are we! 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! You can stand with us in this fight by contacting Maria Haviland at email@example.com
NEWS AND NOTICES:
CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS! Congratulations to our Men’s Club on a terrific golf outing to raise funds for the “Feed the Needy” program! thank you to all our generous sponsors, golfers, contributors – and congratulations to the winners! It’s not too late to support the Men’s Club “Feed the Needy” effort, providing Thanksgiving Dinner for hundreds of area families. There are giving envelopes on the Pangari, or you can send a donation check made out to the St Cons Mens Club to the church office, with “Feed the Needy” in the note.
COLLEGE CONNECTION CARE PACKAGES: The Moms' Group is planning to mail the College Connection “CARE packages" in mid-October, to our college (undergrad and grad) students living at home or away. Packaages have all kinds of supplies, treats, and good information for our college and graduate students. 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
SAINT GEORGE GREEK FEST: OPA!Our sister church, St. George GOC in Southgate will be having their annual Greek Fest TODAY, Sunday, September 18th. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek music and dance in their covered pavilion and beautiful park.
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.