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 First Sunday Of Advent -
November 23, 2014 

Lections:   The Holy Gospel According to Luke 12-13-31 Page 68

Lections:   The Book of Isaiah 36:1-9 Pages 711-712

Lections:  The First Letter of Paul to thenThessalonians  1:1-10 Page 184

Epistle:  Michelle Babikian   Gospel: Arnold Koresian
Greeter:  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!  With joy we rejoice in having you with us today worshipping the Lord, we are in hopes that you will be with us each and every Sunday.  

Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the altar today are presented to the glory of God by The Women's Guild in memory of all the deceased members of the Women's Guild.

Fellowship Hour Following church services you are invited to Fellowship Hour hosted by the Women's Guild in memory of all the deceased members 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 David Chan Alla Krivens Manooshak Salvador
Yn. Shoushan Hazarian Marge Demerdjian Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Georgia Calistro Debbie Demondo Mark Nahabedian Lisa Schaffer
Baby Jack Fleege Agnes Eghoian Joshua Najarian Sam Sommese
Baby Tiffany Marie Fransuhi Karachorlu Carl Paloian Ted  Woosley
Betty Alberts Isabel Grace Khalil Ramon Prats Agnes Vartabedian
Edith Bata Violet Koresian  Luke Michaels
Tara 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 60706-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 The Karachorlu Family  for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of November in memory of Karnik & Araxi Evran and Imastuhi & Khachig Karachorlu.  Our thanks to The Karachorlu Family  for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of November in memory of Karnik & Araxi Evran and Imastuhi & Khachig Karachorlu.  

Holiday Bake Sale - Following Divine Litugry the Women's Guild will be sponsoring their Holiday Bake Sale which will include Delicious Armenian Delicacies, Paklava, Cheese Boreg, Choreg, Monte and more. 

50th Anniversary - Those who so graciously lent their photos to the 50th Anniversary Committee may pick up their envelopes after church services.  

ON SALE NOW - To Purchase your 50th Anniversary Cookbook call the church office at 773-637-1711 or pick one up during Felowship hour.  The cost per book is $25.00  

Annual Christmas Party - Sunday, December 7th immediately following Badarak we ask each guest to contribute a home-made dish to be shared among the group.  This Christmas, we are supporting Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph.  We are asking each Adult to bring a package of men's or women's new underwear in any adult size.  We are asking each child to bring 2 canned goods for St. Cyprian Food Pantry.

When the Need Arises - Get in Touch With the Church OfficeBefore 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 Fr. Aren will be will be in the church office from 2:00 - 5:00pm. and on Wednesday Fr. Aren will be spending Thanksgiving with his family.   


2014 Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 23rd -        Women's Guild Hokehankisd and  Holiday Bake Sale

Thursday, November 27th -     Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 30th -        Guest Celebrant Fr. Nareg Kutelian

Tuesday, December 2nd -        Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, December 4th -       Women's Guild Meeting 7:00pm.

Sunday, December 7th -          Pot Luck Christmas Luncheon - Immediately following Badarak 

                                                 Annual Diocesan Appeal 2:30 - 5:30pm. special cocktail reception -  Oscar Isberian Rugs 120 W. Kinzie, Chicago

Saturday, December 13th  -    Genocide Commitee Meeting 10:00am - 12 noon details to follow

                                                 Acolyte Training from 1:00pm. - 4:00pm.

Sunday, December 14th -        Children's Sermon







Church Attendance,  November 16th,  2014 - 48


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