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November 12, 2023 – 8th Sunday of Luke
TODAY WE HONOR AND RECOGNIZE THE MEMBERS OF THE ST. HELEN PHILOPTOCHOS WITH AN ARTOCLASIA FOR THE LIVING AND A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DECEASED PHILOPTOCHOS MEMBERS. OUR PHILOPTOCHOS MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE COLLECTING DONATIONS AT THE END OF TODAY’S SERVICE FOR OUR HOLY PATRIARCHATE.
THOMAS PETER FOUNTEAS - 40 Days, Coffee Hour Sponsor
HELEN PETCOU - 40 Days, Coffee Hour Sponsor
HOPE M. YENKO - 40 Days
FOTIS DRAKOU - 1 Year
MICHAEL ROUSTEMIS - 3 Years
May their memory be eternal!
SERVICES THIS WEEK
Sunday, November 12th - 8TH SUNDAY OF LUKE, Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Saints Constantine and Helen, Westland
Wednesday, November 15TH – HOLY UNCTION SERVICE 7:00 pm
Holy Cross Church, Farmington Hills
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: Meriam, George, Gene, 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 email@example.com
Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 115.5,3 (116.15,12).
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Verse: What shall I render to the Lord for all that he has given me?
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. Grave Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 115.5,3 (116.15,12).
Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τῶν ὁσίων αὐτοῦ.
Στίχ. Τί ἀνταποδώσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀνταπέδωκεν ἡμῖν;
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.
8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37
At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."
8th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 10:25-37
Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, νομικός τις ἀνέστη ἐκπειράζων αὐτὸν καὶ λέγων· διδάσκαλε, τί ποιήσας ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω; ὁ δὲ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· ἐν τῷ νόμῳ τί γέγραπται; πῶς ἀναγινώσκεις; ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· ἀγαπήσεις Κύριον τὸν Θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας σου, καὶ τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν· εἶπε δὲ αὐτῷ· ὀρθῶς ἀπεκρίθης· τοῦτο ποίει καὶ ζήσῃ. ὁ δὲ θέλων δικαιοῦν ἑαυτὸν εἶπε πρὸς τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν· καὶ τίς ἐστί μου πλησίον; ὑπολαβὼν δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν· ἄνθρωπός τις κατέβαινεν ἀπὸ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ εἰς ῾Ιεριχώ, καὶ λῃσταῖς περιέπεσεν· οἳ καὶ ἐκδύσαντες αὐτὸν καὶ πληγὰς ἐπιθέντες ἀπῆλθον ἀφέντες ἡμιθανῆ τυγχάνοντα. κατὰ συγκυρίαν δὲ ἱερεύς τις κατέβαινεν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ ἐκείνῃ, καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὸν ἀντιπαρῆλθεν. ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ Λευΐτης γενόμενος κατὰ τὸν τόπον, ἐλθὼν καὶ ἰδὼν ἀντιπαρῆλθε. Σαμαρείτης δέ τις ὁδεύων ἦλθε κατ᾿ αὐτόν, καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὸν ἐσπλαγχνίσθη, καὶ προσελθὼν κατέδησε τὰ τραύματα αὐτοῦ ἐπιχέων ἔλαιον καὶ οἶνον, ἐπιβιβάσας δὲ αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ ἴδιον κτῆνος ἤγαγεν αὐτὸν εἰς πανδοχεῖον καὶ ἐπεμελήθη αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν αὔριον ἐξελθών, ἐκβαλὼν δύο δηνάρια ἔδωκε τῷ πανδοχεῖ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἐπιμελήθητι αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὅ τι ἂν προσδαπανήσῃς, ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ ἐπανέρχεσθαί με ἀποδώσω σοι. τίς οὖν τούτων τῶν τριῶν πλησίον δοκεῖ σοι γεγονέναι τοῦ ἐμπεσόντος εἰς τοὺς λῃστάς; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· ὁ ποιήσας τὸ ἔλεος μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ. εἶπεν οὖν αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· πορεύου καὶ σὺ ποίει ὁμοίως.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
GET YOUR “GLITZ” ON!: Today’s the day! Our parish’s biggest annual fundraiser, “Putting on the Glitz” next week! It will be held TONIGHT, Sunday, November 12th at 6:00 pm! It’s not too late to buy your tickets at coffee hour or online at www.stcons.org Support our church, and join the fun!
WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB (Just this once)! The date for our November TLC has been changed! It will be held this 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.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY Adult Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, November 14th 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
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.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING: Our parish Fall General Assembly meeting will be held next week, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
GOYA NIGHT WITH GOD: Father and Presvytera will host a “Night with God” event for GOYAns at their home on Friday, December 1, from 6:00-9:00. This is a night for worship, witness, fellowship, and FUN! Please RSVP to an advisor or on the spreadsheet as soon as possible so that planning can begin!!!
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 email@example.com or 734.751.3683.
HOPE and JOY ST. NICHOLAS LUNCHEON: On Sunday, December 3, our HOPE and JOY families, with children K – 6th grade, will come together for lunch, and to learn about the real St. Nicholas. There will be stories, crafts, and lots of fun surprises! The parents will also have some time to talk with Father Teodor about navigating the holiday season with kids. Please RSVP at the kids’ table at coffee hour, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so we can be sure to prepare for all our kiddos!
NORTH POLE VISITORS! On December 10th, following the Divine Liturgy service and SS Christmas rehearsal, Santa will be joining us at coffee hour to meet and take photos with all the children (and adults!) who are interested.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Our Sunday School and Choir are planning a different, fun Christmas program on Sunday, December 17th! Because this program involves many speaking roles, the Sunday School team is looking for a commitment from parents about their children’s attendance on Sunday December 19th for rehearsal, and on the 17th for the performance. Please let your children’s SS teacher know if they will be able to participate in the Christmas program this year.
NEWS AND NOTICES:
POINSETTIA SALE: Today is the last day 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 can be purchased from any Choir member.
TREE OF LIGHTS: Our 29th annual Mary Drakos Tree of Lights Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 24th. You may place an ornament on the tree in honor or in memory of a loved one for a donation of $10. Forms are available at the Pangari, church office, or contact Diane Plungis at 734.462.1179.
YOUTH BASKETBALL AND DANCE: It’s not too late to sign your children up for Biddy Basketball or Greek Dance! To sign up or for more information about basketball, reach out to Joy Kisabeth, Joy_Kisabeth@comcast.com or coaches Tim Georvassilis, Tim Kokalis, and Trey Souchock.
For more information or to register for Greek Dance, reach out to Christina Vougiouklakis at firstname.lastname@example.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. The requested Coffee Hour Sponsorship donation is $200. 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.