Weekly Bulletin

June 14th-June 20th

CHRIST IS RISEN!

INDEED HE IS RISEN!

June 20th: Feast of Pentecost


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF THE FATHERS, STEPFATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, SPIRITUAL FATHERS AND GODFATHERS!




Saints Commemorated this Sunday

The Hieromartyr Methodius, Bishop of Patara (Lycia in Asia Minor), was distinguished for his genuine monastic humility. Calmly and with mildness he instructed his flock, but he firmly defended the purity of Orthodoxy and he energetically contended against heresies, especially the widespread heresy of the Origenists. He left behind him a rich literary legacy: works in defense of Christianity against paganism, explications of Orthodox dogmas against the heresy of Origen, moral discourses, and explanations of Holy Scripture. St Methodius was arrested by the pagans, steadfastly confessed before them his faith in Christ, and he was sentenced to death by beheading in the year 312.

Weekly Services:

Saturday, June 19th @5pm- Great Vespers

Sunday, June 20th @10am- Divine Liturgy (The Feast of Pentecost)

Announcements:


CHRIST IS RISEN!! INDEED HE IS RISEN!!


Volunteering:

1.) The Food Cupboard: They are looking for volunteers for Saturday, June 26th. If you are available, please contact Deacon Sean for more details. We are also collecting personal hygiene items for this organization, to include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, shampoo, etc. Please bring any items you can donate to church and place in the bin in the foyer.


2.) PB&J Factory: We will be assembling PB&J lunches for the open door mission on Sunday, June 27th during coffee hour. We are looking for volunteers to help assemble lunches and also people to make donations of the following: PB, jelly, bread, sandwich bags, water bottles, and packaged snacks. This organization is also looking for donations of men's socks. If you are able to donate, there will be a bin in the foyer.


Sanctuary Improvements:

In the most recent meeting of the parish council, we discussed church beautification. When visitors “come and see” our church, we want them to see the beauty of the Orthodox Church. We discussed updating the church iconography, installing new carpet, and adding a PA system. We will be drafting a list of church improvements so if there is anything you would like to add to this list please let us know!


Guest Speaker:

We will invite Fr. John Parker, the Dean of St. Tikhon’s to visit us this summer! Fr. John will discuss with us during his visit ideas for evangelization and outreach. His visit will be a wonderful opportunity for us to discuss as a parish community what we might do to spread the Gospel message and bring others to the Orthodox faith. We will update you when we have more details!




Prayer Requests:

Diane D. Bonnie S.

Birthdays:

Elizabeth Tierney (June 20), Samantha Gregor (June 20), David Gregor (June 21), Frank LeBarre (June 25)

Anniversaries:

None.


Grant O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, health, salvation, and furtherance in all good things, unto Thy servants Elizabeth, Samantha, David, and Frank who are celebrating their birthdays and preserve them for many years!


Epistle Reading: Acts 2:1-11

2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”




Gospel Reading: John 7:37-52, 8:12


37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”[a] 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. 40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?” 46 “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied. 47 “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted. 48 “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law—there is a curse on them.” 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 51 “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?” 52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.” 8 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”