THE E-BULLETIN OF ST. JAMES ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH 
(EVANSTON, IL)

November 23 - 29, 2014
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

First Sunday of Advent


Morning Service:
Divine Liturgy:
Bible Readings:
9:15 AM
10:00 AM

Isaiah 36:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Luke 12:13-31


 

Hokehankisd - Requiem Service 

For the souls of:

Requested by:

Ed Koshgarian

Luder & May Koshgarian
Bobby Koshgarian
Bobby Koshgarian, Jr.
Jerry & Mary Aquino
Frank & Elinor Spinuzza
Smpad & Lucine Hartunian
Ed Hartunian
Joe Hartunian
Lynne Hartunian

Mrs. MaryAnne Koshgarian

Larry & Wendy Farsakian & Family
Jeff & Janelle Baderian & Family
Mike & Eydie Pridavka & Family

Betty Farsakian

Larry, Wendy & Troy Farsakian

Commemoration of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, the First Preachers of Christianity in Armenia 

The Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew brought Christianity to Armenia, earning the title "the first illuminators," and were eventually martyred there for their religious activity. It was the result of their ministry and martyrdom that the Armenia became the first nation to proclaim Christianity as its state religion. Indeed, Sts. Thaddeus and Bartholomew played an important role in the 2000-year old history of Armenian Christianity, whose followers' keen faith and love for their Mother Church remain unshaken. 

Prayer of the Week

Thanksgiving and glory
We will give You always.
You give nourishment
To the flowers of the valley,
And to the birds in the sky.
We always enjoy Your Graces,
Dear Father, Beneficient God.
Glory to You, forever.
Amen.
Հաղորդութեան մասին
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Նարեկացի

Ոչ միայն աղօթել պետք է Սուրբ Պատարագի ընթացքին, այլ նաեւ հաղորդուիլ փրկական խորհուրդով, որովհետեւ, հաղորդուողներուն մեղքերու թողութիւն տուաւ եւ ոչ թէ չհաղորդուողներուն։ Որովհետեւ, նախ ըսաւ, �Առէք կերեք այս է իմ մարմինս� եւ ապա աւելցուց՛ �որ ձեզի համար համար կը բաշխուի իբրեւ թողութիւն մեղքերու�։ 

Դարձեալ ըսաւ �եթէ չուտեք մարմինը մարդու որդիին եւ չխմեք անոր արիւնը, կեանք չունիք ձեր անձին մէջ�։ Եւ դարձեալ �Ով որ ուտէ իմ մարմինս եւ խմէ իմ արիւնս, իմ մէջս պիտի բնակի եւ ես անոր մէջ։

 

Կը տեսնես՞ ահա, որ փրկութիւնը ճաշակողներուն համար է եւ ոչ թէ չհարդուողներուն։ Բայց ոչ թէ թեթեւօրէն հաղորդուիլ կը հրամայէ, այլ սրբութեամբ։

 

Որովհետեւ առաքեալը կ՛ըսէ �Թող մարդ իր անձը փորձէ եւ ապա ուտէ այն հացէն եւ խմէ այն բաժակէն, որովհետեւ, ով որ անարժանութեամբ ուտէ եւ խմէ, իր անձին դատաստանը կ՛ուտէ եւ կը խմէ։ Այս պատճառով ձեր մէջ շատ հիւանդներ եւ ախտաւորներ կան, մանաւանդ շատ են անոնք որոնք մեռած են�, այսինքն անարժան հաղորդութեան պատճառով։


New Outreach Ministry at St. James

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The sending of greeting cards to friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances and neighbors is an age-old tradition in America. Now, rather than buying a generic greeting card, you can have a Saint James Armenian Church prayer card sent on your behalf. Prayer cards for bereavement, healing or a special occasion (Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, graduations, etc.) can be sent by the church on your behalf. The cards will have the name of the person for whom prayers are offered, your name and a brief message from you expressing your sentiments. Prayer cards can be requested from our office, on Sundays during social hour or online. All you need to do is fill out the request form, which is available in the vestibule and on-line. It's that simple!

I believe this new ministry will serve as a great outreach to the people we know to show them that they and their loved ones are in the thoughts and prayers of the St. James family.

May you be remembered before the Holy and Immortal Lamb of God.
 
Rev. Fr. Hovhan Khoja-Eynatyan
Loving Hearts- Serving Hands
New Ministry at St. James

Volunteers are needed for the newly established St. James Loving Hearts- Serving Hands initiative.  The goal of our Parish Council is to provide assistance to parishioners in need due to illness, accidents, or other dilemmas.  The Pastor and Parish Council would like to lead the parish by reaching out and helping in any way possible.  Volunteers can help in many ways including reading, visiting, mending, repairing, driving a parishioner to an appointment, preparing a meal for a shut-in or assisting in some other way.

As needs arise and are brought to the attention of Der Hovhan or the Parish Council, we will need an established list of volunteers whom we may contact to assist these parishioners. 


Volunteering your time and talents will ease the burden of others.  Please contact Debbie DerAsadourian (derfamily@wowway.com or 847-259-6053), Outreach Coordinator, or sign up in the church hall, if you are able to help.

From ACYOA Jrs

BOOK DRIVE

"Please help us collect materials for Open Books, a local non-profit working to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond! There will be a box in the church foyer to collect any new or used books in good condition as well as CDs and DVDs in playable condition. Examples of types of books include fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, children's books, textbooks, encyclopedias, and more! Thank you for helping support literacy in our community!"

For more information contact Selena Groh

 

 

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Join us to pack food for children throughout the world.

When: Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: 742 East Park Ave, Libertyville IL
For more information contact Hugh Rabjohns


The 70 Years, 70 Facts

Fact 6 

Catholicos of All Armenians Vazken I visited St. James Armenian Church during his historic visit to the United States in 1960.

Quote of the Week

Altar Guild's Wish List

1. Two processional lanterns. $250 (each). Not pledged

2.  Painting of St. Taddeus the Apostle. $1000. Not pledged.

3. Painting of St. Bartholomew the Apostle. $1000. Not pledged.

4.  Painting of St. Stephen the Protodeacon. $1000. Not pledged.

5.  Priest's 'half-vestments'. $500. Not pledged.

6.  Censer stand. $400. Pledged.

 

Sunday School's Wish List

1.   Cabinet for storage of books and supplies. Not pledged.

2.   Room furniture for students and teachers. Not pledged.

 

Calendar of worship services and events at St. James

 

November 23

December 3

December 7

December 13

December 14


Presentation on Medicare (NEW DATE)

Midday Hour (11:30 AM)

Annual Diocesan Appeal Reception

Saturday Evening Service- Kirakamatits (5:00 PM) 
St. James Church Name Day

St James steeple

FEASTS

 

 

November 24 - Commemoration of Sts. Juliane and Vasilouhie

 

November 25 - Commemoration of Priest St. Lukianos, Sts. Martyrs Taragros, Probos and Andronikos, and Vonesimos, the Disciple of the Apostle St. Paul

 

November 27 - Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Klemes and Bishop St. Bagrat of Toromena

 

November 29 - Commemoration of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, the first preachers of Christianity in Armenia

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE OF ST. JAMES INVITES YOU TO 

Rani Youzefsai- Arzoumanian's presentation

"SENIORS' HEALTH CARE.

MEDICARE, RIGHTS AND HOME HEALTH CARE"


NEW DATE
Sunday, November 23, 2014
After Divine Liturgy
CANNED FOOD DRIVE

Please join our parish 
as we make the holiday season happier for families in need

Can Food Drive

Canned food items and gift cards will be accepted at St. James on the following Sundays:
November 23, 30 
and December 7, 14, and 21,
for distribution to needy parishioners and a local food bank.

Please be sure expiration dates are current.
CONCERT

SOFYA MELIKYAN AND 
THE NEW NORTH SHORE 
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Sunday, November 23, 2014
3:30 pm

Unitarian Church
1330 Ridge, Evanston, IL 60201

Click here for the program.
Click here to visit Sofya's website.
DUMPLINGS AND LAHMAJOON 
FOR SALE
Armenian Pizza Co. Lahmejun
There are still several dozen frozen dumplings left over from the recent Fall Food Bazaar, $10/dozen. 

Also we have some lahmajoon left for sale, $20/dozen.

Please see any Women's Guild or Parish Council Member to purchase.

Thank You!
ARMENIAN CHRISTMAS PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

January 12-22, 2015


The Eastern Diocese will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from January 12 to 22, 2015. It will coincide with the celebration of Christmas in Bethlehem-which is observed on January 18-19 (according to the Julian Calendar).

Click here to download the flyer.
Click here to access the online registration form.
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP SERVICES

Divine Liturgy
10:00 AM on Sundays

Morning Services
9:15 AM on Sundays

Midday Hour (Wednesdays)
December 3, January 7
11:30 AM

Vespers (Saturdays) Kirakamtits
December 13
5:00 PM

ALTAR FLOWERS

 

Please consider donating flowers to adorn the Holy Altar. You may either bring flowers or make a monetary donation towards the purchase.

Sign-up sheet is in the Nishan Hall.
SUNDAY BULLETIN
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PARKING

Parking is FREE on Sundays at the parking garage on Maple street. Main entrance on Maple Avenue & Clark Street.

ST. JAMES ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Rev. Fr. Hovhan Khoja-Eynatyan, Pastor
816 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60201