Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 12:38-45 Page 12
Lections: The Letter of Paul to the Romans 7:25-8:11 Pages 143
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! With true joy we welcome all who have come to worship the Lord. We are at the end of the season of Pentecost. The Feast of Pentecost was an opportunity for all of us to be renewed in the Spirit. Spiritual renewal is an important part of being Christian because it strengthens our Faith and commitment of Christ.
Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to fellowship hour hosted by Denise Black 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:
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.
Special Prayers - We pray for Marty Abezetian who suffered a stroke last Sunday and is recuperating at the Alden Rehabilitation Facilty in Des Plaines, Il.
We also pray for Mrs. Heghna Paloian who broke her leg and is recuperating at Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital. May God extend His healing hand upon His faithful parishioners.
Violet Koresian is at Central Baptist Village located at 4747 N. Canfield Ave. Norridge, IL 60756-Room2211 and phone 708-583-8211.
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.
Confession and Communion - Those who will receive Holy Communion are asked to remain in their pews and together read the "Confession and Absolution" on Page 48 of the Divine Liturgy Book. When taking Communion, make the sign of the cross and say: I have sinned against God - Megha Asdoodzo. Ladies must have a head covering when approaching the Holy Altar.
Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Wittmus and Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of July.
Next Sunday - Sunday, July 13th there will be Deacon's Services beginning at 10:00am. At the consent of the Parish Council Fr. Aren will be attending the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony for Dn. Artur Petrosyan and Karine Abalyan at St. George Armenian Church in Hartford, Ct.
Summer Hours - Beginning Sunday, June 29th Morning Service will begin at 9:30 am. followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Home Blessing "Doon-orhnek" - Every Armenian Family is encouraged to have their home blessed. In the Armenian Church, it is customary to have the pastor make home visitations during the 40 days after Christmas and Easter. If you wish to have your home blessed, please call Fr. Aren at 773-637-1711 to arrange a day and time.
When the Need Arises - Get in Touch With the Church Office - Before making any preparations, in choosing date and time for Weddings and Baptisms, please be sure to contact Fr. Aren Jebejian. All Sacraments must be arranged at least three months ahead. Other church related matters, such as hospital and home visitations and counseling, should be made first with Fr. Aren. In order to invite clergy from other churches, arrangements must be made through the church office.
On Monday and Wednesday Fr. Aren can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.
2014 Calendar of Events
**50th Anniversary Weekend October 17-19th*
Monday, July 14th - Women's Guild Outing
Wednesday, July 16th - 50th Anniversary Meeting 8:00pm.
Thursday, July 17th - Picnic Meeting 7:30pm.
Tuesday, July 22nd - Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.
Hye Camp - July 27th - August 9th
Saturday - Sunday
August 9th - 10th - St. Gregory 40th Armenian Fest