The Witness (January 15th – 23rd)

SERVICES AND EVENTS
Saturday, January 15, 6:30pm 
Vespers
Sunday, January 16, 9:20am Baptism of Ada Wilson 10am Divine Liturgy 
Wednesday, January 19, 6:30pm Vespers
Thursday, January 20, 10am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, January 22, 6:15pm Memorial Prayers for Billy Belt 6:30pm Vespers 
Sunday, January 23, 9am Matins 10am Divine Liturgy

ANNOUNCEMENT
Annual All Parish Meeting 
is on Sunday January 16. If you are the head of a committee make sure and have a report prepared. If you are interested in being on Parish Council let any current PC member know.
Sanctity of Life Sunday Appeal We will be taking collections the next two Sundays (9th and 16th) to help the Women’s Resource Center. Bring a monetary donation (make check to “Women’s Resource Center”) or items (baby bottles, formula, diapers, new or gently used clothing).
New Icon Project The Parish Council is pursuing the possibility of getting new icons painted for our iconostas. This topic will be discussed at the all parish meeting. In the meantime there are sample works from the two regional iconographers being considered on the wall by the icon shelves in the narthex. Take a look – if you have any strong preferences, opinions, or questions, please let a parish council member know. Confession Sign Up is online at this link https://tinyurl.com/38pwa783 or on bulletin board.
House Blessing Sign Up is now online here: https://tinyurl.com/3ejcnwvm
and on bulletin board.
Name’s Days: Finnian Wilson (St. Macarius the Great 1/19) Ollie Wilson (St. Maximos the Confessor 1/21)
Memory Eternal! Billy Belt (1/21)

Tone 5 Troparion (Resurrection)
Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit,
born for our salvation from the Virgin;
for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh, to endure death,
and to raise the dead//
by His glorious Resurrection.

Tone 4 Troparion (St. Peter)
You came to us without leaving Rome
through the precious chains that you wore. First-enthroned of the Apostles,
we bow down to them in faith and pray://
“Through your prayers to God grant us great mercy!”

Tone 5 Kontakion (Resurrection)
You descended into hell, O my Savior,
shattering its gates as Almighty,
resurrecting the dead as Creator,
and destroying the sting of death.
You have delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of man,// and we cry to You: “O Lord, save us!”

Tone 2 Kontakion (St. Peter)
Christ the Rock radiantly glorifies the Rock of Faith,
the first-enthroned of the disciples;
He calls us to honor the miracles wrought through Peter’s chains,// so that He may grant us forgiveness of our sins.

Tone 5 Prokeimenon (Resurrection)
You, O Lord, shall protect us / and preserve us from this generation forever.

(Ps. 11:7)
V. Save me, O Lord, for there is no longer any that is godly! (Ps. 11:1a)

Colossians 3:12-16 (Epistle)

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Tone 5

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

V. I will sing of Your mercies, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Your truth from generation to generation. (Ps. 88:1-2)
V. For You have said: Mercy will be established forever; Your truth will be prepared in the heavens. (Ps. 88:3)

Luke 18:18-27 (Gospel)

Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’” And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?” But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

Communion Hymn

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