The Witness (October 29th – November 6th)

Saturday, October 29, 6:30pm 
Sunday, October 30, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy 
Wednesday, November 2, 6:30pm Vespers 7:30pm Patristic Pints (Wally’s
Thursday, November 3, 10am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, November 5, 6:30pm Vespers
Sunday, November 6, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

Parish Council meets November 6
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, November 6 following Liturgy.
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 – Also available at Church. Please let Fr. Joel know when you sign up as well.

Birthdays: Gabe Wilson, Catriona Wilson (10/31) Nicholas Hitt (11/3) Pres. Maria, Nancy Jeffries (11/4)

Tone 3 Troparion (Resurrection)
Let the heavens rejoice!\ Let the earth be glad! For the Lord has shown strength with His arm. He has trampled down death by death.
He has become the first born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of hell, and has granted to the world// great mercy.

Tone 4 Troparion (Martyrs)
As brother and sister united in godliness
together you struggled in contest Zenóbius and Zenobía.
You received incorruptible crowns and unending glory//
and shine forth with the grace of healing upon those in the world.

Tone 3 Kontakion (Resurrection)
On this day You rose from the tomb, O Merciful One, leading us from the gates of death. On this day Adam exults as Eve rejoices; with the Prophets and Patriarchs// they unceasingly praise the divine majesty of Your power.

Tone 8 Kontakion (Martyrs)
Let us honor with inspired hymns the two martyrs for truth: the preachers of true devotion, Zenóbius and Zenobía;


as brother and sister they lived and suffered together//
and through martyrdom received their incorruptible crowns.

Tone 3 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
Sing praises to our God, sing praises! / Sing praises to our King, sing praises! V. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! (Ps. 46:1)

Galatians 1:11-19 (Epistle)

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.

Tone 3

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! V. In You, O Lord, have I hoped; let me never be put to shame! V. Be a God of protection for me, a house of refuge in order to save me!

Luke 8:26-39 (Gospel)

Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!” For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned. When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed. Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenes asked Him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. And He got into the boat and returned. Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.

Communion Hymn

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