The Witness (October 15th – 23rd)

Saturday, October 15, 6:30pm 
Sunday, October 16, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, October 18, 6:30pm Vespers
Wednesday, October 19, 7am Divine Liturgy 7:30pm Patristic Pints (@Wallys) Saturday, October 22, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, October 23, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Baptismal Font Appeal 
The Parish Council has authorized an ongoing appeal for a new baptismal font for our parish. Donations can be made via the tithe box or website with the memo “Baptismal Font”.
RESCHEDULED Parish Photo We plan to have an all parish photo taken on Sunday, October 23 (note new date) following Liturgy.
Reception of New Catechumens Andy and Marcia Chandler will be received as catechumens following Liturgy on Oct. 23.

CONFESSION SIGN UP October-December (Link for Confession Sign Up)- Also available at Church. Please let Fr. Joel know when you sign up as well.

Birthdays: Rose Wilson (10/16)
Names Days: Fr. Joel (10/19 – Prophet Joel)

Tone 1 Troparion (Resurrection)
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews,
while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure body,
You rose on the third day, O Savior,
granting life to the world.
The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: “Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ!
Glory to Your Kingdom!//
Glory to Your dispensation, O Lover of mankind!”

Tone 8 Troparion (Fathers)
You are most glorious, O Christ our God!
You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth. Through them You have guided us to the true Faith.//
O greatly compassionate One, glory to You!

Tone 1 Kontakion (Resurrection)
As God, You rose from the tomb in glory,
raising the world with Yourself.
Human nature praises You as God, for death has vanished. Adam exults, O Master!
Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage and cries to You://


“You are the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!”

Tone 6 Kontakion (Fathers)
The Son Who shone forth from the Father
was ineffably born, two-fold in nature, of a woman.
Having beheld Him, we do not deny the image of His form, but depict it piously and revere it faithfully.
Thus, keeping the True Faith,//
the Church venerates the icon of Christ Incarnate.

Tone 1 Prokeimenon Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us /as we have set our hope on You! (Ps. 32:22) V. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the just! (Ps. 32:1) Blessed are You, O Lord God of our fathers, / and praised and glorified is Your Name forever!

2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (Epistle)

But this I say: “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. V. God gives vengeance unto me, and subdues people under me. V. He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever. V. The Lord, the God of gods, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. (Ps. 49:1)

Luke 8:5-15 (Gospel)

“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?” And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.’ Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1) Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; praise befits the just! (Ps. 32:1)

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!