Weekly Bulletin: May 27, 2012

weekly bulletin logo for st. elia the prophet orthodox church in akron, ohioSCHEDULE OF DIVINE SERVICES

7th  SUNDAY OF PASCHA – Tone 6 –Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council.
Afterfeast of the Ascension of our Lord

Saturday, May 26 – 5:00 pm  – Great Vespers and Confessions
Sunday, May 27

  • 9:45 am – Hours – Reader Aaron Gray
  • 10:00 am – Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
  • Epistle Reader:    Reader Aaron Gray
  • EPISTLE:  Acts 20:16-18, 28-36    GOSPEL: John 17:1-13

MEMORIAL SATURDAY
Friday, June 1 – 6:00 pm
Vespers and Panakhida for all the Faithful departed

8th SUNDAY OF PASCHA – Tone 7 – PENTECOST
Saturday, June 2 – 5:00 pm – Great Vespers and Confessions
Sunday, June 3

  • 9:15 am – Hours – Subdeacon Gabriel Bilas
  • 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
    Vespers of Pentecost with Kneeling Prayers
  • Epistle Reader – Subdeacon Gabriel Bilas
  • EPISTLE: Acts 2:1-11 GOSPEL: John 7:37-52; 8:12

THIS WEEK’S FEAST DAYS AND SCRIPTURE READING

Monday, May 28 – Afterfeast of the Ascension. St. Nicetas, Bishop of Chalcedon
Acts 21:8-14 John 14:27-15:7

Tuesday, May 29 – Afterfeast of the Ascension. Virgin Martyr Theodosia of Tyre
Acts 21:26-32 John 16:2-13

Wednesday, May 30 – Afterfeast of the Ascension. Venerable Isaac, Founder of the Dalmatian Monastery in Constantinople – Fast Day
Acts 23:1-11 John 16:15-23

Thursday, May 31 – Afterfeast of the Ascension. Apostle Hermes of the Seventy
Acts 25:13-19 John 16:23-33

Friday- June 1- Leavetaking of the Ascension. Martyr Justin the Philosopher and those with him at Rome – Fast Day
Acts 27:1-44 John 17:18-26

Saturday, June 2 – Memorial Saturday. St. Nicephorus the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople
Acts 28:1-31 John 21:15-25
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 (for the Departed) John 5:24-30 (for the Departed)

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Beginning on Sunday, June 3, and continuing through Sunday, August 26, Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 a.m.

ALL SOULS PANACHIDA

On Friday evening, June 1, the Vespers for Pentecost Soul Saturday and Panakhda will be served at 6:00 pm for all the faithful departed this life in the hope of the Resurrection.  All the Names of the departed will be read at the Panachida. If you have new names to add or if you have never given Father the names of your deceased family members and friends, please do so  before the Service and plan to be in attendance.

CHURCH SCHOOL – 2011-2012

Church School classes are held on Sunday mornings. Following the Divine Liturgy the adults of our community remain in Church during the Church School time for a special session of Q & A – Questions and Answers. Please remember that our children’s time in Church School is very precious.  During the Children’s class time, please do not be in the Church Hall visiting and conversing.  This is distracting for the teachers and children.

Our Church School will conclude for the school year with a Congratulations – Certificate Appreciation Sunday on Sunday June 10th. May God grant you all many more years in Christian Education

PASCHA SWEET BREADS FOR SALE

Pascha Breads, both plain and with raisins, are available and for sale: Plain – $7.00 and Raisin – $8.00.  Please see Rose Marie Vronick or Mary Magensky or contact Father Don.  Your Paschas can be picked up on any Sunday morning or Saturday evening or any time you are at the Church.

SUMMER HOME BIBLE STUDY

A Bible Study will be held on Sunday evenings this summer at the home of Bill and Bab DiPuccio. This year’s theme, “Connections”, is an overview of the Bible which explores the prophetic and literary connections between the Old and New Testaments, and Orthodox Liturgical Worship. The study will begin on Sunday ,June 10, at 6:30 pm, followed by dessert. Please RSVP if you are interested in coming: 330-633-5042. A copy of the study is available by email for those who are unable to attend.

REMEMBER THOSE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCE

  • Anthony Freude, son of Fr. Don and Popadia Donna Freude
  • Egor Cravcenco, son of Serghei and Ludmilla Cravcenco

REMEMBER OUR SICK AND SHUT-INS

  • Mickey Stokich
  • Tom Hagerman
  • Leonora Evancho
  • Pierre Theodore
  • Bessie Alexandrovich
  • Larissa Freude
  • Christina Paluch Collins
  • Anastasia Haymon

PROSPHORA OFFERING:   for today – Fr. Don

COFFEE HOUR: for today – Lambo family

PARISH MEMBERSHIP

A new Membership Form has been put into place by the Parish Council and available with the Weekly Bulletin.  Membership numbers established by completed forms shall be used to establish voting eligibility and meeting quorums that are set by the Parish Bylaws that have been accepted at the Annual Meeting, January 29, 2012, and will be in effect after approval by the Diocesan Authority.   Please fill out the form on both sides and give it to Father Don or a member of the Parish Council.

DELEGATE TO THE DIOCESAN CONFERENCE

A General Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday,  June 10th, to elect a delegate to the Diocesan Conference to be held in Toledo, Ohio on August 18, 2012.

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