Fifth Sunday After Pentecost June 28th
Lections: The Book of Isaiah 2:5-11 Page 683
Lections: The Letter of Paul to the Romans 11:13-24 Page 146
Lections: The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 13:24-30 Page 13
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 Parishioners and Friends! We Welcome all who have come to worship 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 Armen & Linda Zakarian. Today will be their last Sunday at St. Gregory before they start a new adventure. Armen grew up here at St. Gregory and it has been Linda's church family for 40 years. Best of luck on your new adventure. You will be missed.
Fellowship Hour - Following church services you are invited fellowship hour hosted by Mary Kazarian 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 Kersten Family for taking the responsibility of the cost of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated for the month of June in Memory of Mary, Isabell, Sarah, Takvor and Paul Nahabedian. Our thanks to the Hitik Family for taking the responsibility of Keeping "The Light of St. Gregory" illuminated at the stained glass window for the month of June in Memory of Shnorik & Barkev Hitik.
Summer Hours - Beginning Sunday, June 28th, through and including Sunday, September 6th, Morning Service will begin at 9:30 am. followed by Divine Liturgey at 10:00 am.
Baking Dates - On Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1 the ladies will be baking Lamajoon at 11:00am. Please come and help, all hands are needed.
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.
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 from 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm.
2015 Calendar of Events
Tuesday, July 7th - Parish Council Meeting 7:30pm.
Thursday, July 9th - Picnic Meeting 7:30pm.
Sunday, July 12th - Feast of The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Women's Guild Meeting after Church
Wednesday, July 22nd - Long Term Goals Standing Committee Meeting 7:30pm.
July 23-25th Hye Camp Staff Training
July 26 - August 8th - Hye Camp
August 8th - 9th - Summer Fest
June 21st Church Attendance - 58
June 14th, Church Attendance - 73