Lections: The Acts of the Apostles 17:1-15 Pages 120-121
Lections: The First Letter of John 1:1-10 Page 214-215
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to John 9:39-10:10 Pages 94-95
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 to Parishioners and Friends - We are pleased to welcome with joy all who have come to join us worship the Lord. In the afterglow of Easter, our happiness continues from celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Krisdos Haryav ee Merrelotz! Christ is Risen from the Dead! Orhnyal eh Harootiunn Krisdosee! Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ!
Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited to Fellowship hour hosted by Edie Johns 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.
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 Kaprelian Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of May. Our thanks to the Tapucu Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of May in Memory of Derkaprielian and Manaselian Families.
Special Plate Collection - Today there will be a special plate collection for earthquake relief in Nepal. Please make check out to the Diocese of he Armenian Church and write "Nepal Earthquake Relief" in the memo.
Women's Guild Meeting - Following church services there will be a Women's Guild meeting.
Sunday, May 10th - Deacons Services will begin at 10:30 am.
Forget me not Centennial Pins - St. Gregory has commemorative pins in the shape of the Forget Me Not Flower. The cost is $5.00 each.
College Scholarships 2015 - The application and reference forms must be submitted electronically by going to www.armenianchurch-ed.net/programming/scholarships/. All applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from Fr. Aren.
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 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 the Annual Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference 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
Sunday, May 3rd - Women's Guild Meeting
May 4th - May 6th - Annual Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 7th - The National Cathedral - Ecumenical service beginning at 7:00pm.
Friday, May 8th - The Music Center at Strathmore beginning at 8:00pm.
Saturday, May 9th- National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception beginning at 10:00am.
Saturday, May 9th - The Marriott Marquis Hotel reception and banquet beginning a 6:00pm.
Sunday, May 10th - Deacons Services will be gin at 10:30am.
Tuesday, May 19th - Parish Council Meeting 7:30 pm.