Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 16:13-17:13 Page 16
Lections: The Letter of Paul to the John 1:1-7 Page 83
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! On this summer morning, we welcome you to worship. In the spirit of love and friendship, it is our hope that you will be with us on Sundays of worship services during the summer months.
Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by the Nairi Choir.
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 and is recuperating at the Alden Rehabilitation Facilty in Des Plaines, Il.
Special Prayers - for Heghna (Helen) Paloian who is recuperating at Presence Resurrection Nursing Rehab in Park Ridge, IL.
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 - For those who wish to 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 Asdoozo. 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. Our thanks to the Abezetian Family for taking the responsibility of keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of July in memory of Zabelle Abezetian.
Next Sunday - Next Sunday we will have Deacon's Services beginning at 10:00am. as Fr. Aren will be attending Hye Camp.
Hye Camp - All are invited to attend "Open House" today from 2:00 - 5:30pm.
50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet - Please reserve space for your corporate, organization or personal advertising by placing an ad in our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet, Deadline: August 1, 2014. Call the church office at 773-637-1711 for additional information.
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.
Fr. Aren will be attending Hye Camp and can be reached on his cell at 773-457-4122.
2014 Calendar of Events
**50th Anniversary Weekend October 17-19th*
Hye Camp - July 27th - August 9th
Tuesday, July 29th - Picnic Meeting 7:30pm.
Saturday - Sunday
August 9th - 10th - St. Gregory 40th Armenian Fest
Thursday, August 14th - Choir Rehearsal at 8:00pm.
Sunday, August 17th - St. George Armenian Church Picnic (Waukegan, IL)
Tuesday, August 19th - Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.
Sunday, August 24th - St. James Armenian Church Picnic (Evanston, IL)