The Witness (October 1st – October 9th)

Saturday, October 1, 6:30pm 
Sunday, October 2, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30pm Vespers (St. Innocent) 7:30pm Patristic Pints (@Wallys) 
Thursday, October 6, 10am Divine Liturgy (St. Innocent)
Saturday, October 8, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, October 9, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Parish Council meets Oct. 2
Fellowship of St. Moses the Black Annual Conference 
takes place Oct. 14-16 online and in person (Pittsburgh, PA). The theme is “Baptizing Culture”. Register here:
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”.
Parish Photo We plan to have an all parish photo taken on Sunday, October 16 following Liturgy.

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: Emily Wilson (10/3) Sarah Daron (10/4)

Tone 7 Troparion (Resurrection)
By Your Cross You destroyed death.
To the thief You opened Paradise.
For the Myrrhbearers You changed weeping into joy.
And You commanded Your disciples, O Christ God,
to proclaim that You are risen,// granting the world great mercy.

Tone 4 Troparion (St. Cyprian)
By sharing in the ways of the Apostles,
you became a successor to their throne.
Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired

one of God;
by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, even to the

shedding of your blood.//
O Hieromartyr Cyprian, entreat Christ God to save our souls!

Tone 7 Kontakion (Resurrection)
The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive,
for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers. Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry:
“The Savior has come to those in faith;//


enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!”

Tone 1 Kontakion (St. Cyprian)
You turned from the art of sorcery to the knowledge of God,
and were shown forth as a skillful healer for the world, Cyprian, inspired by God. Together with Justina you grant cures to those who honor you;//
with her, pray to the Master Who loves mankind that He may save our souls!

Tone 7 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
The Lord shall give strength to His people. / The Lord shall bless His people with

peace. (Ps. 28:11) V. Offer to the Lord, O you sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord!

2 Corinthians 6:1-10 (Epistle)

We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard You, and in the day of salvation I have helped You.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing allthings.

Tone 7

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

V. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High. (Ps. 91:1) V. To declare Your mercy in the morning, and Your truth by night. (Ps. 91:2a)

Luke 6:31-36 (Gospel)

And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!