E-Newsletter - January 14, 2022
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Morning Service 9:15 a.m.
Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

Fr. Hrant Kevorkian, Pastor
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Tithing or giving a weekly offering is one of our customary Christian practices that is freely given by the faithful based on their financial abilities. This is an expression of thanksgiving, praising God, and showing our love for God and His Church.

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Let's Read the Bible! Readings of the week.
  • Monday, January 17: (Sts. Anthony, Tryphon, Barsauma, and Onouphrius  the Hermits) Proverbs 21:16-24; Jeremiah 19:19-21; Hebrews 11:32-40; Matthew 10:37-42
  • Tuesday, January 18: (Sts. Theodosius the King and the Holy Children of    Ephesus) Wisdom 6:2-10; Jeremiah 45:1-2; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 7:1-10
  • Wednesday, January 19: 1 Timothy 2:8-3:13; John 2:12-22
  • Thursday, January 20: (Giragos and his mother Julita) Proverbs 14:1-6; Zechariah 8:4-5; Isaiah 60:8-9; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 9:44-48
  • Friday, January 21: 2 Timothy 2:3-14; John 5:31-47
  • Saturday, January 22: (Holy Fathers Sts. Athanasius and Cyril) Proverbs 11:2-11; Isaiah 61:3-7; Hebrews 13:7-9; John 16:33-17:8
SUNDAY BIBLE READINGS
Bible Readings for Sunday, January 16, 2022

The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy 1: 1-11
 
             Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope; to Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he  entrusted to me.


 The Gospel of Jesus Christ According to John 2: 1-11
 
             On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to Him, “They have no more wine.”
“Woman, why do you involve Me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.”
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so, they filled them to the brim.
Then He told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the
banquet.”
They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till
now.” What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which He revealed His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.


EVENTS AT ST. SARKIS CHURCH
LITURGICAL CALENDAR
FEAST OF THE NAMING OF OUR LORD
 
On Thursday, January 13, the Armenian Church commemorated the Feast of the Naming of our Lord Jesus Christ, in accordance with the Hebrew tradition. The commemoration of this event (Matthew 1:20-23; Luke 1:30-32; Luke 2:21) comes seven days after the Feast of the Nativity (the eighth day of the octave of Nativity). This event of the naming and circumcision of our Lord is the basis for the tradition of baptizing children eight days after birth—a tradition that is rarely followed now. “After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21)

BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE FORERUNNER
 
“GIVING LIGHT TO THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS…”
 
On Friday, January 14, the Armenian Church commemorates the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Forerunner (also known as St. John the Baptist). The elderly couple Zechariah and Elizabeth welcomed with great joy the birth of their son who they named John just as the angel Gabriel had instructed. Neighbors and relatives, who had gathered to celebrate the birth of this special child, pondered about his future asking, “What then will this child become?”

Having gained his voice after months of silence, Zechariah said, “And you, child will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:76-79)

On this occasion we congratulate everyone in the community with the name of
Hovannes, Hovan, Hovig, Jonathan, John, Garabed, Garo, and Gary
on their name day. 
REQUIEM REQUESTS
In memory of: Richard Yeramian, 7 days
Requested by: Father Hrant and the Board of Trustees of St. Sarkis Church

In memory of: Helen Poladian Yangouyian, 40 days. Anthony Yangouyian, 45 years.
Requested by: Yangouyian family

In memory of: Berjo Moumdjian
Requested by: Linda, Mia, and Neisa Moumdjian

In memory of: Seta Mesrobian, 6 years. Andranik Mesrobian, 11 years. Verdi Mesrobian, 13 years. Agavni Surmenian. Parunag and Dikranouhi Surmenian. Pevreciyan family. Cerciyan family.  Antaram Reizian. Barkevuhi Kasparian. Armenuhi and Sukias Jevahirian. Beatris Exeros
Requested by: Anna Mesrobian, Lynn Mesrobian, Allie and Danie Darmon, Margaret and Alexander Lutz.

In memory of: Rose Kurtjian, 16 years. Harry Kurtjian, 3 years
Requested by: Sandi and Mike Keossian. Annette, Rob, Katelyn, Sophia, and Allison Farkas.
 
In memory of: Sargis Aslanian, 25 years
Requested by: Rubina Aslanian. Eleanor Homich.

In memory of: Benny Koloian, 28 years. Corey Sarkissian, 11 years
Requested by: Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser Krekorian.

In memory of: Margie Arvanigian. Parsegh and Arousiag Topelian. Peter and Louise Topelian
Requested by:  Kari Guido and family. Aram and Linda
Bagdasarian and family.

In memory of: Lillian Der Movses - Clarke. Aliza and Aram Terzian
Requested by: Ellen Der Movses

In memory of: Albert Sarkisian, 1 year. Kazar Kazarian, 9 years. Ronald Avedesian, 4 years. Dikran Sarkisian, 61 years. Zartouhie Sarkisian, 60 years. Kevork Kushigian, 42 years
Requested by: Gregory Sarkisian.

In memory of: His Grace Bishop Meghrig Parikian
Requested by: Navasart Mardoyan
 
May the Lord illuminate their souls and may they rest in peace.
 If you’d like to request a requiem prayer in memory of your loved ones, and/or would like to sponsor the altar flowers, candles, or incense, please submit your request through the church’s website, saintsarkis.org, or by calling the church office at 313-336-6200 by noon on Thursday.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BUDGET MEETING
 
Dear members,
 
The General Membership Budget Meeting of St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 12:30 PM in the Church Sanctuary.
 
If those present do not constitute a quorum, another meeting will be held THE SAME DAY, IN THE SAME PLACE, with the same agenda, half an hour later. Those present at this meeting will constitute a quorum. In accordance with the by-laws, your 2022 annual membership dues must be paid in order to participate in the elections. To expedite the sign-in process, payments will be accepted until the time of the meeting.
 
The proposed budget will be available for members to pick up after January 23rd, so that they will have time to read and review the proposal. 
 
We encourage all of our dues paying members to participate in all
membership meetings.
 
Father Hrant and Board of Trustees
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