Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 1:29-34 Page 84
Lections: The First Letter to the Thessalonians 4:12-17 Page 186
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 11:1-46 Pages 96-97
Epistle: Michelle Babikian Gospel: Arnold Koresian
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 open hearts we welcome all who have come to worship God as we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity and Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ. May this time of worship be encouraging and inspirational to all and may all the wonderful blessings of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year.
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.
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 Hitik Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of January.
Special Choir Plate Collection - Today the first collection plate which will be passed during the Dypticks, "Arakelotz" (Page 36) will be for the St. Gregory Choir.
Remembrance of the Dead - Merelotz - Hokehankisd, Requiem Service for the repose of the souls of the departed, will be offered on Monday, January 12th at 10:00 am. Those who wish to have Requiem Service or their loved one(s) please place the name(s) on the Sign-up sheet in the church vestibule. a $5.00 offering is suggested per family.
Blessing of Water - Today's service will conclude with Churorhnek, Blessing of the Water, symbolizing the Baptism of Christ. As Godfather of the Lord's Baptism, Harutyun Johns will hold the Holy Cross during the serice representing John the Baptist. All parishioners will receive a small cup of blessed water, please consume the blessed water with the paper cups provided. If you take blessed water home, you may use the plastic cups with lids. Please return these so that they may be disposed of properly since they contain traces of Holy Muron. Chrism - They should not be thrown into the garbage. It is recommended to take blessed water home for those who are sick or shut-in.
Altar Flowers - The flowers adorning the main altar are presented by Hamayak & Haigannoush Krikorian.
Fr. Aren and the Parish Council thank all who made donations of poinsettia plants to enhance the Holy Altar and Sanctuary during this Holy Season. See insert for a list of donors. Parishioners who donated may take them home following Divine Liturgy.
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. They are one great stocking stuffer.
Our Condolences to the Sommese & Mrofcza Family on the Death of Sam Sommese who died on Thursday, January 8th. Wake Services will be held on Sunday, January 11th at Salernos Galewood Funeral Home located at 1857 N. Harlem Ave from 3:00 - 9:00pm. and Funeral Services will be on January 12th lying in state at Christus Victor Lutheran Church from 10:00-11:00am. Located at 1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd. in Elk Grove Village, IL. Internment Mt. Olive Cemetary. It was Sam's wish in lieu of flower donations be made to St. Judes Hospital or Shriners Hospital. May the Lord Illuminate his soul.
Winterfest Baking Dates - Lamajoon, January 13th & 14th after 9:00 am. everyone and anyone is welcome we need all hands on deck.
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 Fr. Aren will be in the church office from 2:00-5:00pm and on Wednesday will be at the Diocesan Council Meeting.
201 Calendar of Events
Sunday, January 11th - Women's Guild Christmas Luncheon
Monday, January 12th - Merelotz 10:00am.
Bible Study 8:00pm.
Sunday, January 18th - Women's Guild Meeting
Tuesday, January 20th - Parish Council Meeting
Saturday, January 24th - Genocide Centennial Kickoff
Saturday, January 31st - Winterfest
Saturday, February 14th Poon Paregentian Dinner Dance
Sunday, February 15th - Poon Paregetian
Monday, February 16th - First Day of Lent
Sunday, February 22nd - Parish Assembly
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