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									       All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
               102 N. Broadway Joliet, Illinois 60435
                 Tel. - 722-1727 / Fax - 722-6980
                   Fr.’s cell phone - 815/342-8000
            Fr.’s E-mail address – FrStefanos@aol.com
         Church E-mail address – Saints@allsaintsjoliet.org
            Church Web Page – www.allsaintsjoliet.org
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Web Page – www.goarch.org

                          Sunday of the Fathers




                     Sunday, October 12, 2003
          THE HOLY MARTYRS PROBUS, TARACHUS AND
                       ANDRONICUS

      Tarachus was born in Syrian Claudropolis, Probus in Pamphylian Side and
      Andronicus was the son of an eminent citizen of Ephesus. They were all
      martyred together in Silicia under Diocletian in 304.

                 DOES GOD HAVE LIMITATIONS?
          “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
      Do you? Does God have limitations? Is there anything He cannot
      do? A seminary student, wrestling with that difficult question,
posed it to his professor in the form of a riddle: “Professor, can
God make a rock so big that He cannot pick it up?” to which the
teacher wisely responded, “Yes . . . and then He would pick it up
anyway!” God is infinite, all-powerful, all knowing, almighty.
But He does have limitations – self-imposed restrictions which He
has placed on His own activity. For example, He will never act
contrary to His promises. He can but He won’t. He will never
guide contrary to His written word; He can but He won’t. And He
will never release individuals from the consequences of (and
responsibility for) their personal choices in life. He can, but He
won’t.

PROKIMENON
Blessed are you, O Lord, God of our fathers,
and your name is worthy of praise and glorious forever.
Stichon: For you are just in all you have done to us,
and all your works are true and your ways right.

                  EPISTLE READING
         EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO TITUS: 3: 8, 15

MY son Titus, this saying is true, and in this matter I want to insist
that those who believe in God be careful to excel in good works:
these are good and useful to people.            But avoid foolish
controversies and genealogies and quarrels, and disputes about the
Law, for they are useless and futile.
Avoid a factious man after warning him once or twice, knowing
that such a man is perverted and sins, since he is condemning
himself.
When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to
meet me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
Help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way, taking care that
they lack nothing. And let our people also learn to excel in good
works, in order to help cases of urgent need so that they may not
be unfruitful. All my companions greet you. Greet those who love
us in the faith. The grace of God be with all of you. Amen.

                      GOSPEL READING
                       ST. LUKE 8:5-15

THE Lord said this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed;
and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under
foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the
rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no
moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it
and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded
a hundredfold.”
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said,
“To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of
God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may
not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is
this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are
those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the
word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved.
And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word,
receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while
and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among
the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way
they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and
their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they
are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good
heart, and bring forth fruit with patience. As he said these things,
he cried out “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

PROSFORO
Sophia Deligiannis
Oct. 19th – Sophia Athanasiou
PARISH COUNCIL USHERING TEAM
Early Duty – Nick Polykandriotis
Captain – Nick Polykandriotis
Steve Contos, Andy Bellos, Mike Vidalakis, Sophia Gkotsis, Mary
Schmidt, and Cay Griparis

Oct. 19th Early Duty – Bill Michas
Captain – Bill Michas
George Perros, Jennie McKanna, Lou Piotis, Fran Iskalis, Bill
Perakis, Helen Wallace

FELLOWSHIP HOUR
Greek School Bake Sale
Oct. 19th – Fall Food Festival

ALTAR BOY TEAM
ST. MATTHEW ~ Captain ~ Jerry Polykandriotis
Daniel Contos, John Kontos, Andrew Polykandriotis, Dean
Sparagis, Dimitri Sparagis

Oct. 19th ST. MARK ~ Captain ~ Dennis Gkotsis
Jim Donisch, Sam Miller, Stephan Skiniotes, Alexander Skiniotes,
Kostas Sparagis

FOR YOUR INFORMATION . . .
FLOWERS
In loving memory of beloved our parents Michael (28 years) and
Mary (16 years) Theodore. By Thelma, Annette and Ted
Theodore.

LIVING WATER
The Fall and Winter publication of the “Living Water” is ready to
be picked up in the alphabetical boxes in the Narthex. Please help
us to lower the cost of mailing by picking your copy up today.
JR. CHOIR
All Saints has formed a Jr. Choir. The rehearsals will be on
Wednesday, evenings at 6:00 p.m. We are going to be preparing
for the Jr. Choir Conference in November (See enclosed flyer).
After the conference we will continue to rehearse and learn
liturgical music and prepare hymns to be sung for various services.
We will be learning Greek and English. All children 8 – 14 are
encouraged to attend. If you are interested please see Denise
Drackley, Fr. Steve, or call the church office. Thank you.

THANK YOU
A big Thank You to the members of All Saints who contributed
monetarily and donated items for “Undy Sunday” on Sunday,
October 5th. Shepherd Table appreciated all of the donations from
All Saints and for our participation to this worthy cause. God
Bless You. Bessie Meltinos

LOST
A mini walkie-talkie was lost the day of the Mission Walk. If
found please return to the church office or call Connie Stark at
630/579-6186 or 630/541-0136.

DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE
The Daughters of Penelope will host their October meeting on
October 20th at 6:00 p.m. at Al’s Steakhouse.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Annual Chili/Hot Dog Luncheon is scheduled for Sunday
November 9th. The Three Hierarchs Philoptochos will sponsor it.
Join us for a quick, easy, fun meal and great fellowship.

STEWARDSHIP
Our goal is $120,000. We have received 224 pledges totaling
$113,110. We have collected $90,138 to date. If you would like
to know where you stand please contact a parish council member.
We appreciate your continued support. – Stewardship Committee

PRINTER CARTRIDGES AND CELL PHONES
Thank you to those who are participating in our recycling program.
There is a drop box in the room adjacent to the Narthex for used
inkjet cartridges, laser cartridges (please include original boxes),
toner cartridges and cell phones.

COMMUNITY DOLLARS
Our current quarter is August 31st – Nov. 22nd.

OCTOBER 2003 WEEKLY PLANNER
Sun.   12th 8:30am – Orthros/Divine Liturgy
Mon.   13th 3:00pm – Pre-School Greek School
            5:00pm – Greek School
            7:00pm – Faith Enrichment Class
         th
Wed.   15 3:00pm – Pre-School Greek School
            5:00pm – Greek School
            6:00pm – Greek Dance
            6:00pm – Jr. Choir Practice
            7:30pm – Sr. Choir Practice
         th
Fri.   17 7:00pm – Paraklesis Service
Sat.   18th FALL FOOD FESTIVAL
Sun.   19th 8:30am – Orthros/Divine Liturgy
            FALL FOOD FESTIVAL


SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Elias Georgantas, Sophie Harris, Danny Kladis, Marilyn Passas,
George Sparagis, Dominic Mancuso
           Annual Grecian 2003 Fall Food Festival

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 102 North Broadway Joliet,
Illinois, invites you to attend our annual Fall Food Festival.

Join us for dinner at All Saints on Saturday, October 18th from 4pm
to 9pm and Sunday, October 19th from 12pm to 8pm. Dinner
includes shishkabob, baked chicken, braised green beans, rice
pilaf, Greek salad and coffee.
CARRY OUTS AVAILABLE.

Also available: Homemade Greek               pastries,   delectable
loukoumades and other specialties.

Dinner Ticket Prices: (Advance Sales)
Adult; $12.00; Children: $8.00. ($2.00 higher at the door)

For more information (including ticket distribution centers) call
815/722-1727.

Visit us on the web at www.allsaintsjoliet.org


ALL SAINTS WELCOMES ALL VISITORS TO JOIN US FOR
FELLOWSHIP IN THE CHURCH HALL AFTER LITURGY.

VISITATIONS Please inform the church office of any loved
ones who are hospitalized or “shut ins”, so that they may be
visited and receive the grace and comfort of the sacraments.

SUNDAY BULLETIN DEADLINE                     The deadline for
submission to the Sunday Bulletin is Thursday by 12:00 noon.

THE SOWER DEADLINE The deadline for the November
Sower is Wednesday, October 22nd by 12:00 p.m.
ST. MATTHEW ~ Captain ~ Jerry Polykandriotis
Daniel Contos, John Kontos, Andrew Polykandriotis, Dean
Sparagis, Dimitri Sparagis

ST. MARK ~ Captain ~ Dennis Gkotsis
Jim Donisch, Sam Miller, Stephan Skiniotes, Alexander Skiniotes,
Kostas Sparagis

ST. LUKE ~ Captain ~ Tony Hohlastos
Daniel Analytis, George Dedetsinas, John Drackley, Bill Schmidt

ST. JOHN ~ Captain ~ Jim Georgantas
Thomas Charles, Charles Roumeliotis, Paul Roumeliotis, John
Xydis

								
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