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October 8, 2023 – Third Sunday of Luke
SERVICES THIS WEEK:
Sunday, October 8 - THIRD SUNDAY OF LUKE, Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am Saints Saints Constantine and Helen Church, Westland
No additional services this week.
VIDEO ARCHIVE: Previously recorded Sunday Divine Liturgy services are archived and available on our website! Go to https://www.stcons.org/video-streaming and you can click on the service you would like to view.
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: Lazaros, Rene, Bill, Katy, John, Nick, Christopher, Sarantos, George, David, Marcos, Evangela, Lela, Doris, Dawn, Panagioti, Nannette, Joanna, Suzanne, Lambrine, Nick, Fotini, Niki, George, Matthew, Tom, Stefanos, Georgia, Leonidas, Gus, Connie, Maria, Brenda, Panagiota, Nicholas, Vicki, Susan, 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, Angela, Bill, Carrie, Vito, Pete, Amalia, Stephanie, Lisa, Anastasia, Kylie, Effie, Nicholas, and Maria.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11.
Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever." He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Προκείμενον. First Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 32.22,1.
Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς.
Στίχ. Ἀγαλλιᾶσθε δίκαιοι ἐν Κυρίῳ
τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 9:6-11.
Ἀδελφοί, ὁ σπείρων φειδομένως, φειδομένως καὶ θερίσει· καὶ ὁ σπείρων ἐπʼ εὐλογίαις, ἐπʼ εὐλογίαις καὶ θερίσει. Ἕκαστος καθὼς προαιρεῖται τῇ καρδίᾳ· μὴ ἐκ λύπης ἢ ἐξ ἀνάγκης· ἱλαρὸν γὰρ δότην ἀγαπᾷ ὁ θεός. Δυνατὸς δὲ ὁ θεὸς πᾶσαν χάριν περισσεῦσαι εἰς ὑμᾶς, ἵνα ἐν παντὶ πάντοτε πᾶσαν αὐτάρκειαν ἔχοντες περισσεύητε εἰς πᾶν ἔργον ἀγαθόν· καθὼς γέγραπται, Ἐσκόρπισεν, ἔδωκεν τοῖς πένησιν· ἡ δικαιοσύνη αὐτοῦ μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. Ὁ δὲ ἐπιχορηγῶν σπέρμα τῷ σπείροντι, καὶ ἄρτον εἰς βρῶσιν χορηγήσαι, καὶ πληθύναι τὸν σπόρον ὑμῶν, καὶ αὐξήσαι τὰ γενήματα τῆς δικαιοσύνης ὑμῶν· ἐν παντὶ πλουτιζόμενοι εἰς πᾶσαν ἁπλότητα, ἥτις κατεργάζεται διʼ ἡμῶν εὐχαριστίαν τῷ θεῷ.
3rd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 7:11-16
At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"
3rd Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 7:11-16
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐπορεύετο εἰς πόλιν καλουμένην Ναΐν· καὶ συνεπορεύοντο αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἱκανοὶ καὶ ὄχλος πολύς. ὡς δὲ ἤγγισε τῇ πύλῃ τῆς πόλεως, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐξεκομίζετο τεθνηκὼς υἱὸς μονογενὴς τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ αὕτη ἦν χήρα, καὶ ὄχλος τῆς πόλεως ἱκανὸς ἦν σὺν αὐτῇ. καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὴν ὁ Κύριος ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ᾿ αὐτῇ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· μὴ κλαῖε· καὶ προσελθὼν ἥψατο τῆς σοροῦ, οἱ δὲ βαστάζοντες ἔστησαν, καὶ εἶπε· νεανίσκε, σοὶ λέγω, ἐγέρθητι. καὶ ἀνεκάθισεν ὁ νεκρὸς καὶ ἤρξατο λαλεῖν, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ. ἔλαβε δὲ φόβος πάντας καὶ ἐδόξαζον τὸν Θεόν, λέγοντες ὅτι προφήτης μέγας ἐγήγερται ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ὅτι ἐπεσκέψατο ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
TLC LUNCHEON: Our next Tuesday Lunch Club gathering will be held this Tuesday, October 10th at 12:00 noon. All are welcome to join us for a delicious fall harvest luncheon, BINGO and prizes, good company, and there’s sure to be some chocolate involved! RSVP please to Caryl Lowes after church today or at 734.751.3683 or email@example.com
OCW PRESENTATION: THE ROLE OF ICONS: Fr. Teodor Petrutiu will be the presenter at the Orthodox Christian Women’s meeting, held on Monday, October 9th 7:00 pm, at the Holy Transfiguration Church in Livonia. No reservations are needed to attend this educational presentation.
HOPE AND JOY PUMPKIN PALOOZA: The first HOPE and JOY family event will take place after church on Sunday, October 22nd. Children, grades K – 6, and their families are welcome to stay for complimentary lunch and activities. As the children are participating in group activities and crafts, adults will meet separately with Fr. Teodor, for a time of discussion and Q & A. If you have any questions about HOPE and JOY, or would like to submit a question for discussion with Father, stop by the HOPE and JOY activity table at coffee hour, or reach out to Lisa Madias (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Zoe Miller (email@example.com)
ANNUAL FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL: TICKETS ON SALE TODAY! Our annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Moms’ Group will be held on Friday, October 27th! Join us in the Hellenic Cultural Center for a safe indoor party with lots of prizes, games, bounce house, crafts, photo booth, BINGO, music, food, and FUN for kids of all ages! Tickets will be available after church or in the church office at $10/person, or $35 for a family of 4 or more. Teen and adult volunteers are also needed.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY Our Adult Bible Study group will meet on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm. The group meets each Tuesday evening on the ZOOM platform. ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789. All adults are welcome to join, as we resume our study of the Book of Matthew. No pre-registration is required.
YOUTH DANCE: St. Cons Greek Dance groups begin practicing next Sunday, October 15 at 1:00 pm in the Hellenic Cultural Center. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late to sign up. For more information, reach out to Christina Vougiouklakis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joy Kisabeth 734-673-4400 or Joy.Kisabeth@comcast.com Click here to sign up: St. Cons Dance Group Registration Google Form
BIDDY BASKETBALL: Basketball is back October 14! Practices will be Saturdays from 4:45pm -5:45 pm at Hillside Middle School, in Northville starting Saturday, October 14. All kids ages 5-10 are welcome to join our Biddy B and Biddy C teams younger children can join us for practice. Registration fee is only $12 per child. To sign up or for more information, reach out to Joy Kisabeth, 734-673-4400 or Joy_Kisabeth@comcast.com or coaches Tim Georvassilis, Tim Kokalis, and Trey Souchock. Click here to register St. Cons Basketball Registration Google Form
BUY YOUR REVERSE RAFFLE TICKETS TODAY!: Our parish’s biggest annual fundraiser, “Putting on the Glitz” will be held on Sunday, November 12th at 6:00 pm! The Dinner, Auction and live drawing will be held at the Hellenic Cultural Center. Dinner and raffle is $150, Dinner only is $40, and 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, in the church office, or online at www.stcons.org
NEWS AND NOTICES:
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 13, 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.
AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED: We are in need of live or silent auction item donation for our “Putting on the Glitz” event, Sunday, November 12th. Gift cards, baskets, services, entertainment, sports memorabilia, etc. Please notify Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org about any donation opportunities, or bring your donations into the church office.
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. Requested Coffee Hour sponsorship donation is $150, and the HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for your family. 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.
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
October 7th ALEXA KALASZ to BRIAN WEISS
October 2nd EVANGELINE LIMBERIS
May her memory be eternal!