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Church Bulletin: January 13, 2013

posted Jan 13, 2013, 4:09 PM by Saint Raphael of Brooklyn Antiochian Orthodox Church
January 13, 2013- The Sunday after Theophany
This Week's Services and Events
Jan 14, Monday
        + OCF Dinner and Book Discussion, 6:30PM
Jan 15, Tuesday
        + 3rd Hour Prayers, 9AM
Jan 16, Wednesday
        + Akathist, 7PM
Jan 18, Friday
        + Matins, 8:30AM
Jan 19, Saturday
        + Introduction to Orthodoxy class, 4PM
        + 9th Hour and Great Vespers, 6PM
Jan 20, Sunday, Thirty-third Sunday after Pentecost
        + Matins, 8:45AM
        + Divine Liturgy, 10AM, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School
        + Supplication Service for the Service of Abortion, 6PM
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Church Cookbook Fundraiser-
        As we fix up our church cookbook for publication, Amy Spencer is looking for five people to try four recipes apiece between now and January 31. (That's one recipe per week.) If you'd like to be one of those people, email her at eastwestmidwest@gmail.com We have a total of 90 recipes to check--and as the saying goes, many hands make light work.
Upcoming Teen SOYO Events-
        On Monday, January 14, at 6:30PM, the teens will gather for dinner and a discussion of C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters. This is a rescheduled date. The original date was January 7. On Monday, January 21, at 6:30PM, the teens will gather for dinner and a movie.
Supplication Service for the Victims of Abortion Next Sunday Evening-
        January 22 marks the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion on demand in America. In response to this tragic reality which has claimed the lives of at least 55 million unborn children, we will hold a Supplication Service for the Victims of Abortion at 6PM next Sunday, January 20.
Introduction to Orthodoxy Classes-
        We will begin this seven week series of classes this Saturday, January 19 at 4PM and continue each Saturday, at the same time. The dates will be January 19, 26; February 2,9,16,23 and March 2, All are welcome to attend.
House Blessing Season is Now-
        From now until the beginning of Lent (March 17), is the season during which Fr. Ignatius is available to come to your home to bless it. A sign -up sheet is posted in the narthex. Suggest a date and time and Fr. Ignatius will check his calendar and arrange the visit.
Why We Bless Our Homes at Theophany-
How Christians Need to Be Talking with the World-
        Fr. Ignatius strongly encourages you to take the time to watch this 18 minute video of a presentation given at a TEDx Conference. Iconographer Lynette Hull speaks on the aesthetic of beauty, Steve Jobs, ancient Christian icons and modern computer icons. Fascinating and very compelling! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JET4H9MhQRw&feature=share
Loving the Children, Being a Father to the Fatherless-
        To feed your soul with an inspiring and faith-filled documentary film on the holy work being done at a men's monastery and orphanage in the Ukraine
Russian Icon Exhibit in Mason City-
        From now until January 26, 2013, the exhibit "Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons" will be on display at the Charles H. MacNider Museum in Mason City, IA. For more information, go to: www.macniderart.org.
Evangelism Bible Verse-
        This week's verse:"You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that- and shudder. (James 2:19)
Do You Have a Prayer Request?
        Please give it to Fr. Ignatius and he will distribute it by email to all those on the Prayer Chain. If you wish to join the Prayer Chain, please let Fr. Ignatius know.
Holy Bread-
        On January 20, the holy bread will be provided by the Muste family. Thank you in advance. Anyone can sign up to provide holy bread for upcoming liturgies. Check the sheet in the narthex and sign-up.
Coffee Hour-
        On Sunday January 20, the food for coffee hour and the clean-up of the fellowship hall will be provided by the St. Nina team.
Church Cleaning-
        During the week of January 13-19, the cleaning of the nave, narthex, bookstore, stairs, nursery and bathrooms will be accomplished by the St. Nicholas team.
Food for Thought-
(8,6,8,6 metre)
My heart brings forth a goodly thing;
my words that I indite
Concern the King: my tongue's a pen
of one that swift doth write.
Thou fairer art than sons of men:
into thy lips is store
Of grace infused; God therefore thee
hath blessed for evermore.
O thou that art the mighty One,
thy sword gird on thy thigh;
Ev'n with thy glory excellent,
and with thy majesty.
For meekness, truth, and righteousness,
in state ride prosp'rously;
And thy right hand shall thee instruct
in things that fearful be.
Thine arrows sharply pierce the heart
of th' en'mies of the King;
And under thy subjection
the people down do bring.
For ever and for ever is,
O God, thy throne of might;
The sceptre of thy kingdom is
a sceptre that is right.
Thou lovest right, and hatest ill;
for God, thy God, most high,
Above thy fellows hath with th' oil
of joy anointed thee.
Of aloes, myrrh, and cassia,
a smell thy garments had,
Out of the iv'ry palaces,
whereby they made thee glad.
Among thy women honourable
kings' daughters were at hand:
Upon thy right hand did the queen
in gold of Ophir stand.
O daughter, hearken and regard,
and do thine ear incline;
Likewise forget thy father's house,
and people that are thine.
Then of the King desired shall be
thy beauty veh'mently:
Because he is thy Lord, do thou
him worship rev'rently.
The daughter there of Tyre shall be
with gifts and off'rings great:
Those of the people that are rich
thy favour shall entreat.
Behold, the daughter of the King
all glorious within;
And with embroderies of gold
her garments wrought have been.
She shall be brought unto the King
in robes with needle wrought;
Her fellow-virgins following
shall unto thee be brought.
They shall be brought with gladness great,
and mirth on ev'ry side,
Into the palace of the King,
and there they shall abide.
Instead of those thy fathers dear,
thy children thou may'st take,
And in all places of the earth
them nobles princes make.
Thy name rememeber'd I will make
through ages all to be:
The people therefore evermore
shall praises give to thee.
Psalm 45, The Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1650