The Witness (October 22nd – 30th)

Saturday, October 22, 6:30pm 
Sunday, October 23, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy
(No weekday services due to Fr. Joel deployment with IOCC)
Saturday, October 29, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, October 30, 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 and Kymberly Devitt will be received as catechumens following Liturgy on Oct. 23.
Community Outreach and Resource Committee will be reconvening in early November. If you are interested in being involved in this or have questions, ask Fr. Joel, Emily Wilson or Caleb Wilson.

CONFESSION SIGN UP October-December – Sign up also available at Church. Please let Fr. Joel know when you sign up as well.

Birthdays: Rose Wilson (10/16)
Names Days: Jess Norton (10/26 St. Alfred the Great)

Tone 2 Troparion (Resurrection) When You descended to death, O Life Immortal, You slew hell with the splendor of Your Godhead. And when from the depths You raised the dead, all the powers of heaven cried out://
“O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to You!”

Tone 4 Troparion (St. James)
As the Lord’s disciple you received the Gospel, O righteous James; as a martyr you have unfailing courage;
as God’s brother, you have boldness;
as a hierarch, you have the power to intercede.//
Pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Tone 2 Kontakion (Resurrection)
Hell became afraid, O almighty Savior,
seeing the miracle of Your Resurrection from the tomb!
The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with You,// and the world, my Savior, praises You forever.


Tone 4 Kontakion (St. James)
When God the Word, the Only-begotten of the Father,
came to live among us in these last days,
He declared you, venerable James, to be the first shepherd and teacher of Jerusalem and a faithful steward of the spiritual Mysteries.//
Therefore, we all honor you, O Apostle.

Tone 2 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
The Lord is my strength and my song; / He has become my salvation. V. The Lord has chastened me sorely, but He has not given me over to death. Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, / and their words to the ends of the universe! (Ps. 18:4)

Gal 1:11-19 (Epistle, Saint)

But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.

2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9 (Epistle)

The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands. It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows – such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man – whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows – how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me. And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Tone 2

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! V. May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! V. Save the King, O Lord, and hear us on the day we call! V. The heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; and Your truth in the congregation of the saints.

Matthew 13:54-58 (Gospel, Saint)

When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?” So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.” Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Luke 16:19-31 (Gospel)

There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house,

for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”

Communion Hymn

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1)
Their proclamation has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the

universe! (Ps. 18:4) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!