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NOVEMBER 5, 2023 – 5th SUNDAY OF LUKE
ARISTIDIS PAPAIOANNOU 1 year
ALEXZANDRA “LEXI” PEHRSON – 1 Year
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May their memory be eternal!
SERVICES THIS WEEK:
Sunday, November 5th - 5TH SUNDAY OF LUKE, Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Wednesday, November 8TH – FEAST DAY, ARCHANGELS MICHAEL and GABRIEL Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Thursday, November 9TH – FEAST DAY, ST. NEKTARIOSOrthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Saints Constantine and Helen, Westland
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: Duncan, Pete, 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. 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 6:11-18.
Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
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 6:11-18.
Ἀδελφοί, ἴδετε πηλίκοις ὑμῖν γράμμασιν ἔγραψα τῇ ἐμῇ χειρί. Ὅσοι θέλουσιν εὐπροσωπῆσαι ἐν σαρκί, οὗτοι ἀναγκάζουσιν ὑμᾶς περιτέμνεσθαι, μόνον ἵνα μὴ τῷ σταυρῷ τοῦ Χριστοῦ διώκωνται. Οὐδὲ γὰρ οἱ περιτετμημένοι αὐτοὶ νόμον φυλάσσουσιν, ἀλλὰ θέλουσιν ὑμᾶς περιτέμνεσθαι, ἵνα ἐν τῇ ὑμετέρᾳ σαρκὶ καυχήσωνται. Ἐμοὶ δὲ μὴ γένοιτο καυχᾶσθαι εἰ μὴ ἐν τῷ σταυρῷ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ· διʼ οὗ ἐμοὶ κόσμος ἐσταύρωται, κἀγὼ τῷ κόσμῳ. Ἐν γὰρ Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ οὔτε περιτομή τι ἰσχύει, οὔτε ἀκροβυστία, ἀλλὰ καινὴ κτίσις. Καὶ ὅσοι τῷ κανόνι τούτῳ στοιχήσουσιν, εἰρήνη ἐπʼ αὐτούς, καὶ ἔλεος, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν Ἰσραὴλ τοῦ θεοῦ. Τοῦ λοιποῦ, κόπους μοι μηδεὶς παρεχέτω· ἐγὼ γὰρ τὰ στίγματα τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματί μου βαστάζω. Ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μετὰ τοῦ πνεύματος ὑμῶν, ἀδελφοί. Ἀμήν.
5th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31
The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"
5th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 16:19-31
Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· ῎Ανθρωπος δέ τις ἦν πλούσιος, καὶ ἐνεδιδύσκετο πορφύραν καὶ βύσσον εὐφραινόμενος καθ᾿ ἡμέραν λαμπρῶς. πτωχὸς δέ τις ἦν ὀνόματι Λάζαρος, ὃς ἐβέβλητο πρὸς τὸν πυλῶνα αὐτοῦ ἡλκωμένος καὶ ἐπιθυμῶν χορτασθῆναι ἀπὸ τῶν ψιχίων τῶν πιπτόντων ἀπὸ τῆς τραπέζης τοῦ πλουσίου· ἀλλὰ καὶ οἱ κύνες ἐρχόμενοι ἀπέλειχον τὰ ἕλκη αὐτοῦ. ἐγένετο δὲ ἀποθανεῖν τὸν πτωχὸν καὶ ἀπενεχθῆναι αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τῶν ἀγγέλων εἰς τὸν κόλπον ᾿Αβραάμ· ἀπέθανε δὲ καὶ ὁ πλούσιος καὶ ἐτάφη. καὶ ἐν τῷ ᾅδῃ ἐπάρας τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ, ὑπάρχων ἐν βασάνοις, ὁρᾷ τὸν ᾿Αβραὰμ ἀπὸ μακρόθεν καὶ Λάζαρον ἐν τοῖς κόλποις αὐτοῦ. καὶ αὐτὸς φωνήσας εἶπε· πάτερ ᾿Αβραάμ, ἐλέησόν με καὶ πέμψον Λάζαρον ἵνα βάψῃ τὸ ἄκρον τοῦ δακτύλου αὐτοῦ ὕδατος καὶ καταψύξῃ τὴν γλῶσσάν μου, ὅτι ὀδυνῶμαι ἐν τῇ φλογὶ ταύτῃ. εἶπε δὲ ᾿Αβραάμ· τέκνον, μνήσθητι ὅτι ἀπέλαβες σὺ τὰ ἀγαθά σου ἐν τῇ ζωῇ σου, καὶ Λάζαρος ὁμοίως τὰ κακά· νῦν δὲ ὧδε παρακαλεῖται, σὺ δὲ ὀδυνᾶσαι· καὶ ἐπὶ πᾶσι τούτοις μεταξὺ ἡμῶν καὶ ὑμῶν χάσμα μέγα ἐστήρικται, ὅπως οἱ θέλοντες διαβῆναι ἔνθεν πρὸς ὑμᾶς μὴ δύνωνται, μηδὲ οἱ ἐκεῖθεν πρὸς ἡμᾶς διαπερῶσιν. εἶπε δέ· ἐρωτῶ οὖν σε, πάτερ, ἵνα πέμψῃς αὐτὸν εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρός μου· ἔχω γὰρ πέντε ἀδελφούς· ὅπως διαμαρτύρηται αὐτοῖς, ἵνα μὴ καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔλθωσιν εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον τῆς βασάνου. λέγει αὐτῷ ᾿Αβραάμ· ἔχουσι Μωϋσέα καὶ τοὺς προφήτας· ἀκουσάτωσαν αὐτῶν. ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· οὐχί, πάτερ ᾿Αβραάμ, ἀλλ᾿ ἐάν τις ἀπὸ νεκρῶν πορευθῇ πρὸς αὐτούς, μετανοήσουσιν. εἶπε δὲ αὐτῷ· εἰ Μωϋσέως καὶ τῶν προφητῶν οὐκ ἀκούουσιν, οὐδὲ ἐάν τις ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῇ πεισθήσονται.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
GOYA FRAPPE: At our coffee hour TODAY, Sunday, 11/5, our GOYA members will once again be selling Greek Coffee, Frappe, and Greek Bread at the Coffee Hour. Please stop by and support our GOYA group activities.
GET YOUR “GLITZ” ON!: It’s almost here! Our parish’s biggest annual fundraiser, “Putting on the Glitz” next week! It 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 $5,000! Tickets are available online at www.stcons.org from any Parish Council member, from Fr. Teodor, or in the church office.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY Adult Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm on the ZOOM platform. All adults are welcome to join, as we continue our study of the Book of Matthew. No pre-registration is required. ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789
CHOIR WORKSHOP: On Saturday, November 11th, there will be a Choir workshop from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. There will be two workshop sessions, one by our Choir Director Maritsa Kalasz, “Habits of Successful Choir Members” and the 2nd will be with Evey Simon, the conductor for the 2024 MEFGOX convention, with an introduction to the music that will be performed at the convention. Please let Maritsa know if you will be attending.
FEED THE NEEDY: Due to changes in local government operations, the Men’s Club can no longer obtain lists of needy families. This year, therefore, the Men’s Club is going to support FOCUS Detroit in feeding the needy. FOCUS Detroit is an orthodox outreach organization that helps those in need in the City of Detroit. The Men’s Club is looking for volunteers to help pack food baskets for FOCUS Detroit on Saturday, November 18, from 10:00-2:00 at Oasis of Hope Christian Church located at 933 West 7 Mile Road in Detroit. If you are interested, please see Paul Stavropoulos during Coffee Hour or contact Paul. The Men’s Club is looking for up to 25 volunteers.
WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB! The date for our November TLC has been changed! It will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at noon. All parishioners are welcome to attend as we celebrate and give thanks for our abundant blessings! RSVP to Caryl Lowes no later than November 12th.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING: Our parish Fall General Assembly meeting will be held on Sunday, November 19th following the Divine Liturgy service. Please plan to attend. A light lunch will be served for those who stay.
GOYA MEETING: Our next GOYA meeting will be held on Sunday, November 19th following the Divine Liturgy service (during the General Assembly meeting) in the Board Room. All young people, grades 7 – 12 are invited to attend. For more information, email@example.com
PHILOPTOCHOS CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Our St. Helen Philoptochos will be having their annual Christmas luncheon on Saturday, December 2nd at Mama Mia Restaurant in Livonia. Tickets for the buffet luncheon are $40, and can be purchased at the Sunday coffee hour, in the church office, or contact Caryl Lowes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.751.3683.
NEWS AND NOTICES:
POINSETTIA SALE: It’s time to order your beautiful red, white, or tri-color poinsettias for the Christmas season! Buy a plant or two for your home, as a gift, or to decorate our church solea for Christmas! Plants are $25 each, and payment is due by November 12, for a December 1st delivery.
THANKSGIVING SPANAKOPITA SALE: Our Philoptochos will be selling frozen ½ sheet pans of spanakopita that you can heat and eat for your Thanksgiving dinner or holiday entertaining! They will be taking orders and payment next Sunday, September 12th, and spanakopitas will be available for pick up the following Sunday, September 19th.
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. PLEASE NOTE: Beginning Sunday, November 5th, the requested Coffee Hour Sponsorship donation will be increased to $200 to accommodate growth in church attendance, and to offset significant increases in the costs of donuts, coffee, and supplies. The HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for Sponsor Families. Koliva will be distributed to parishioners at the coffee hour; if you wish to bring in paximadia, koulourakia, or other dry cookie it may also be distributed.
YOUTH BASKETBALL AND DANCE: It’s not too late to sign your children up for Biddy Basketball or Greek Dance!
Basketball: All kids ages 5-10 are welcome to join our Biddy B and Biddy C teams younger children can join us for practice. Practices are Saturdays from 4:45pm -5:45 pm at Hillside Middle School, in Northville. 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.
Dance: Greek Dance practice is held on selected Sundays at 1:00 pm in preparation for our GreekFest in February and other events. For more information or to register for Greek Dance, reach out to Christina Vougiouklakis at email@example.com or Joy Kisabeth 734-673-4400 or Joy.Kisabeth@comcast.com
FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our 2024 Greek Fest is scheduled for the weekend of February 24th and 25th, but we need volunteers starting now! Many hands are needed to put together a successful festival, including: committee and volunteer leaders, people who can help to cook or bake, to solicit sponsors, to develop marketplace items for sale, organize volunteers, or prepare craft materials for the children’s corner… the list goes on and on! If you are interested in helping to plan and organize our Greek Fest 2024, please contact Dean Peratsakis at firstname.lastname@example.org