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Sunday of Expulsion, 2nd Sunday of Lent

March 9th, 2014


Lections: The Letter of Paul to the Romans 12:1-13:10       Page 147
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 5:17-48    Page    4
Epistle: Arnold Koresian Gospel: Michelle Babikian
Greeters:Gregory Tootooian, Robert Kaprelian and Harry Paloian

Please be advised that according to the tradition of the Armenian Church, members of the congregation are strongly reminded to refrain from walking in and out of the Sanctuary while services are in progress. You are especially reminded not to do so during Reading of Lections until the Creed is recited, The Chalice Procession,The Hymn “Der Voghormia,” Singing of Hayr Mer – Lord’s Prayer, During Confession and Communion and During the Sermon. Please, wait in the vestibule until such time when it is proper to enter the Sanctuary.

Welcome to Parishioners and Friends - We happily welcome all who have come to worship the Lord today on this second Sunday of Lent.  We are entering one of the most exciting seasons of the liturgical years.  It is a time to prepare ourselves spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically for the great and wondrous mystery of our Lord's Resurrection - EASTER.  the theme for todays Bible Study will be Living the Gospel:  Who do you say I am?

Altar Curtains Closed - During Lent, the church changes its outward appearance.  As we enter the church, the most noticeable change is that the curtains are closed. 

Lenten Sundays - In the Armenian Church all Sundays of Lent (seven weeks) have meaningful names, which reminds us of the various basic Christian truths to meditate upon during that Sunday and the whole week following.  Today is the second Sunday of Lent and is called the Sunday of Expulsion.  It reminds us of the sad consequences of sin just as Adam and Eve suffered when they disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.  Please refelct on Genesis 3:1-24 .

Due to Fr. Aren's participation in the funeral services for the Very Rev. Fr. Shnork Kasparian we will have Morning Service & Sunrise Service lead by the Deacons beginning at 10:30 am. on Sunday, March 16, 2014.   

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by Diane Abezetian on behalf of the Women's Guild.

Prayers for the Sick (Der Voghormia) - Page 45 of the Divine Liturgy Book.

Let us remember and ask God’s Blessings for our parishioners, who are ill at home, in a hospital or nursing home. Let us continue with our prayers for:

Yn. Marianee Donikian Fransuhi Karachorlu Baby Tiffany Marie Manooshak Salvador
Yn. Shoushan Hazarian Grace Klujian Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Marty Abezetian Haig Koloyan Genevieve Movesian Lisa Schaffer
Betty Alberts Alla Krivens Joshua Najarian Sam Sommese
David Chan Violet Koresian Mark Nahabedian Mary Tarazoff
Marge Demerdjian Georgia Calistro Heghna (Helen) Paloian Agnes Vartabedian
Agnes Eghoian Steve Tootooian Ramon Prats Tara Bassi
Wally Bassi

We ask that we be notified when a name should be removed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prayer Requests - For those who request Hokehankisd (Requiem Service) or to enter a loved one's name on the prayer list, please call the church by Thursday of that week for printing in the Sunday bulletin. Requiem Service may take place during the entire year (including Lent) except for the 5 Tabernacle Feast Days.

Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village located at 4747 N. Canfield Ave. Norridge, IL 60756-Room2211 and phone 708-583-8211.

Claire Manoogian home.

Nicene Creed: Together, we shall recite the Nicene Creed (The Profession of Our Faith) on Pages 18-19 of the Divine Liturgy Book found in the pews.

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to Margie Kazarian for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of March in memory of Takouhie Kazarians birth month. Also, to Paula Aznavoorian Clare & Laura Aznavoorian in memory of Archie Aznavoorian. Our thanks to the Adami Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory at the stained glass window" illuminated for the Month of March.

Vartanantz Commemoration - The Battle of Avarayr - today, beginning at 3:00 pm. AGBU Center - 7248 N. Harlem Ave. Experience the feelings and thoughts of our ancestors who gave the ultimate sacrifice, not for territory riches, but for our freedom of religion.  Join us for a unique presentation of the thoughts and feelings of the brave leaders, clergy, soldiers, mothers, children and adversaries as told by members of our participating churches and organizations.  Musical presentation and refreshments. Sponsored by Chicago AGBU, AGBU Young Professionals, Knights and Daughters of Vartan, AIWA, Armenian Evangelical Church, St. George Armenian Church, St. Gregory Armenian Church, St. James Armenian Church and Sts. Joachim & Anne Armenian Church.

On Monday Fr. Aren will be in the church office from 2:00 - 5:00pm. and on Wednesday from 10:00 - 2:00 pm.

2014 Calendar of Events

**50th Anniversary Weekend October 17-19th**

Sunday, March 9th -            Women's Guild Meeting

Sunday, March 9th -            Vartanantz Commemoration 3pm. AGBU Center

Monday, March 10th -         Bible Study 8:00 - 9:30pm.

Tuesday, March 11th -       Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.

Saturday, March 15th -      Saintly Women's Day hosted by St. John, Greenfield, WI

Sunday, March 23rd -        Afternoon of Memories I

              March 23rd -        50th Anniversary Meeting

Monday, March 24th -       Bible Study 8:00-9:30 pm.
Wednesday, March 26th - Meecheenk

Sunday, March 30th -       Chicago Broadcast Ministries Presents Sanctuary - ABC Channel 7 at 11:00 am.

Church Attendance, March 2nd, 2014 - 57


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