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 Sunday of the Prodigal Son
 - March 1
, 2015 

Lections:   The Prophet Isaiah 54:11-55:13  Page 731

Lections:   The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 6:1-7:1 Page-165

Lections:  The Holy Gospel According to Luke 15:1-32 Pages-71 & 72 

Epistle:  Michelle Babikian   Gospel: Arnold Koresian
Greeter:  Robert Kaprelian 

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 worhship the Lord today.  As we enter the weeks of lent with special services, we will be entering one of the most exciting seasons of the liturgical years.  It is a period of forty days designated by the church as a time of reflection, spiritual discipline and self-examinations in preparation for Easter.  Fasting and prayers are the two most important elements.     

Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by Helen and Michelle Babikian 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. Shoushan Hazarian David Chan Benjamin Manoyan Alyce Schaffer
Georgia Calistro Violet Koresian  Mark Nahabedian Lisa Schaffer
Baby Jack Fleege Agnes Eghoian Joshua Najarian Ted Woosley
Baby Tiffany Marie Fransuhi Karachorlu Judy Pierce Agnes Vartabedian
Edith Bata Alla Krivens Ramon Prats Claire Manoogian
Elizabeth Krikorian Luke Michaels

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 - During Great Lent, communion is not openly offered however, if anyone would like to receive Holy Communion, arrangements can be made with Fr. Aren.

Care, Maintenance and Cost of the “Light of St. Gregory” - Our thanks to the Babikian Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of March. 

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.

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.   

Fr. Aren is visiting parishioners in Florida and can be reached on his cell phone at 773-457-4122.

Centennial Commemoration - This year marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.  There are a number of National and local events.  Please consult the diocesan website www.armenianchurch.net for a list of events, or for local events, www.chicagogenocidecentennial.com.


2015 Calendar of Events

Friday, March 6th -             Lenten Services  7:30pm.

Saturday, March 7th -        A.G.B.U. Event - "How the World Was United In Service to Humanity" by Missak Kelechian 7:30pm.  

Sunday, March 8th -          Women's Guild Meeting following Church Services 

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

Wednesday, March 11th - Michink 6:30pm.

Thursday, March 12th       Selma - 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30) Pickwick Theater, 5 South Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL  $20.00 includes parking, movie ticket, popcorn and soft drink.                                           go to www.crlmc.org or call 773-595-4012 to get  your ticket.

Saturday, March 14th -    ACYOA Sr. Retreat - Racine, WI.

                                          Saintly Women's Day

Sunday, March 15th -      Vartanantz/Genocide Commemoration sponsored by the Knights & Daughters of Vartan.  The Armenian Genocide "The Story of My Family's Exile from                                                   Turkey" 3:00pm. AGBU Center.     

March 16 - 18th -             Midwest Clergy Retreat

Wednesday, March 18th  Parish Council Meeting

March 20-22 -                   ACYOA Jrs. Retreat

Sunday, March 29th -      Palm Sunday









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