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SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 – FIRST SUNDAY OF LUKE
DENNY COLOVAS - 40 Days
May his memory be eternal!
SERVICES THIS WEEK:
Wednesday, September 28 – HOLY UNCTION, 7:00 pm
Saints Constantine and Helen, Westland
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/
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:
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 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.
1st Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11
At that time, as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
1st Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 5:1-11
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἑστὼς ὁ Ἰησοῦς παρὰ τὴν λίμνην Γεννησαρέτ, καὶ εἶδε δύο πλοῖα ἑστῶτα παρὰ τὴν λίμνην· οἱ δὲ ἁλιεῖς ἀποβάντες ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν ἀπέπλυναν τὰ δίκτυα. ἐμβὰς δὲ εἰς ἓν τῶν πλοίων, ὃ ἦν τοῦ Σίμωνος, ἠρώτησεν αὐτὸν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἐπαναγαγεῖν ὀλίγον· καὶ καθίσας ἐδίδασκεν ἐκ τοῦ πλοίου τοὺς ὄχλους. ὡς δὲ ἐπαύσατο λαλῶν, εἶπε πρὸς τὸν Σίμωνα· ἐπανάγαγε εἰς τὸ βάθος καὶ χαλάσατε τὰ δίκτυα ὑμῶν εἰς ἄγραν. καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ Σίμων εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἐπιστάτα, δι᾿ ὅλης τῆς νυκτὸς κοπιάσαντες οὐδὲν ἐλάβομεν· ἐπὶ δὲ τῷ ῥήματί σου χαλάσω τὸ δίκτυον. καὶ τοῦτο ποιήσαντες συνέκλεισαν πλῆθος ἰχθύων πολύ· διερρήγνυτο δὲ τὸ δίκτυον αὐτῶν. καὶ κατένευσαν τοῖς μετόχοις τοῖς ἐν τῷ ἑτέρῳ πλοίῳ τοῦ ἐλθόντας συλλαβέσθαι αὐτοῖς· καὶ ἦλθον καὶ ἔπλησαν ἀμφότερα τὰ πλοῖα, ὥστε βυθίζεσθαι αὐτά. ἰδὼν δὲ Σίμων Πέτρος προσέπεσε τοῖς γόνασιν ᾿Ιησοῦ λέγων· ἔξελθε ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, ὅτι ἀνὴρ ἁμαρτωλός εἰμι, Κύριε· θάμβος γὰρ περιέσχεν αὐτὸν καὶ πάντας τοὺς σὺν αὐτῷ ἐπὶ τῇ ἄγρᾳ τῶν ἰχθύων ᾗ συνέλαβον, ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ ᾿Ιάκωβον καὶ ᾿Ιωάννην, υἱοὺς Ζεβεδαίου, οἳ ἦσαν κοινωνοὶ τῷ Σίμωνι. καὶ εἶπε πρὸς τὸν Σίμωνα ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· μὴ φοβοῦ· ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν ἀνθρώπους ἔσῃ ζωγρῶν. καὶ καταγαγόντες τὰ πλοῖα ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν, ἀφέντες ἅπαντα ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
TODAY - SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION LUNCHEON: Following the Divine Liturgy service TODAY, Sunday September 25th, we will be offering a complimentary luncheon 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!
Those who have sponsored icons, please check in at the entrance to Hall B to get your reserved seat assignments. Those who have not sponsored icons are welcome to take any seats at tables numbered 14 – 22. If you are unsure, please check in at the Hall entrance.
HOLY UNCTION SERVICE: There is a scheduled Holy Unction service at St Cons on this Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. Our sister churches Holy Cross and Nativity have joined with Saints Constantine and Helen to offer Holy Unction services on a rotating schedule once a month. At the service, adults and children will be anointed with Holy oil for physical health, well-being and forgiveness.
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; and will go up for sale on the St Cons website in October.
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 into the church office, and call the office if you have any questions, if you need printed materials, tax exempt info, etc.
HOPE AND JOY FALL FUN LUNCHEON: Our HOPE and JOY groups will meet after church NEXT 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 before Tuesday, 9/27, or sign up after church today. GOYA volunteers are also needed for this event! Let us know if you can help!
GOYA TAILGATE PARTY: We are planning a GOYA kick-off tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the church! All young people, ages 12 – 18, are welcome for hotdogs, s'mores, games, football, and fellowship!! GOYA members please sign up on the RSVP sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rszGfyS7J9_zcG-nuQ_nkp-WAY9mLpEcMCVH8ryFAXY/edit#gid=1523078477) or contact Maria Haviland at email@example.com this week if you plan to attend.
BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study meetings will continue this Tuesday, September 27 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.
TLC LUNCHEON: Our next Tuesday Lunch Club will be held on October 11th at 12:00 noon at the Hellenic Cultural Center. All ages are welcome to join us for a delicious fall meal, fun and fellowship, and a few spooky treats! Lunch is $15. RSVP to Caryl Lowes if you can join us.
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.
FALL FESTIVAL: Our annual Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 28th! Bring your friends, family, grandkids and godchildren and join us in the Hellenic Cultural Center for fun and food for kids of all ages! Tickets will be available next week after church and at the door. 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 to walk with our team, or to make a donation in support! You can stand with us in this fight by contacting Maria Haviland at email@example.com
NEWS AND NOTICES:
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.
PHILOPTOCHOS THANKS AND MERCHANDISE: What an amazing time we had last weekend at the St. Helen Fall, Fashion, and Philanthropy event raising money for the charities supported by the St. Helen's Philoptochos Society including Race For Immunology. Thank you Evelyn Argirokastritis for sharing your incredible story! Thank you to the amazing ladies that worked so hard to make the event a success, including Joy Kisabeth our event coordinator, our fashion show stylists, models, the wonderful ladies of the Philoptochos and of course everyone who attended or provided donations to support!
For anyone who was unable to attend but still would like to support our Philoptochos charitable fund, there are several darling Philoptochos branded items for sale or order, as well as catalog merchandise from the Fall line that was showcased at the fashion show. Philoptochos totes, Fleece, Hooded Sweatshirts, Crew Neck Sweatshirts, Crew Neck tees, and V- neck tees are available. To purchase/order items, or to get a copy of the Fall line fashion catalog, contact Joy Kisabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE CONNECTION: 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. 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 email@example.com. 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
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.