Weekly Bulletin

Saint Nectarios Greek Orthodox Mission Church

Bulletin for Week Ending August 2, 2020

627 West Bonneville St, Pasco WA 99301 / Phone: (509) 547-3968

Church Email: tricityorthodox@aol.com / Website: http://www.stnectariostricities.org 




Status:  We continue to look forward to a time that in-person services will restart.  And we pray for those affected by the virus.
Online Services and Activities:
St Nectarios offers interactive activities as alternatives to in-church services.  You are invited to join any (or all) of these interactive activities either as an online meeting or as a teleconference call. 
The service meetings are interactive in that the participants may choose to help with various parts of the activity and participate in discussions.  Participants are invited to introduce themselves at the beginning of each meeting.
The plan is for the participants to take parts and to have only one person talking, reading, chanting, or singing at any given moment.  The sound in a Zoom meeting gets garbled when there are several voices at the same time. 
So, the plan for services is for everyone to have their Zoom audio input muted – except when it is their turn.  That way everyone can remotely sing and chant along with the person leading the service.
Normally for small meetings with just a few people, it is not necessary to mute audio inputs. In such discussions, participants may raise their hand when they wish to speak. 
      Weekly Orthodox Study Group:  The St. Nectarios Orthodox Study Class with Father John (using the Zoom software) has restarted as an online meeting.  All materials needed for participation are provided online – the discussion material is read aloud as well as displayed.  All are welcome!  
      Saturday Vespers Service:  St Nectarios is having a weekly online interactive Saturday Vespers Service.  You are welcome to join us and help us conduct this service.  The service text is displayed. All materials needed for participation are provided online. \
      Weekly Fellowship Time:  St. Nectarios holds a weekly informal St. Nectarios Fellowship Time Activity on Sunday at 1 pm.  The fellowship time is held in the afternoon to allow parish members to attend on-line streaming services in the morning.  This meeting an opportunity for parish members to call in and share with each other - much like happens after the traditional Sunday morning services. 
     Monthly Akathist to St. Nectarios, Wonderworker of Aegina and Pentapolis: On the first Friday of August (6:00 pm to 6:30 pm), St Nectarios Parish will hold an online Akathist to St. Nectarios service where the attendees will take turns reading the service (posted on the St. Nectarios Website).
You are invited to join these meetings.  The connection links for each Zoom meeting are given below in the schedule of services.  It is quite easy for anyone to connect to these meetings.  A short guide to connecting is given at the end of this bulletin.

Message from Father John

Talents at the Service of the Church and Assistance to our Fellowman.
  As we enter the month of August, let me mention four Christian Saints, among countless others, who made a difference in their society, by helping other people, each with their own talents.
St. Philip the Apostle, Who, at the direction of the holy Spirit, catechized the Ethiopian Eunuch and baptized him. He then sent him to his country to bear witness to Christ among his people.
  St. John Chrysostom used his eloquence and deep knowledge of the Christian faith to teach the people in Antioch as a priest and Constantinople as a Patriarch.  He did not only preach the gospel but he also practiced his faith. He fed 3000 widows and orphans a day. He ended his saintly life as a martyr, as a witness to the truth.
  Saint Catherine defended the Christian faith against the philosophers of her time. She taught them the truth of the revealed faith of Christ. She suffered martyrdom defending the truth among the idolaters.  She is one of the great martyrs of our faith. The monastery on Mount Sinai, where Moses received the 10 Commandments, as well as many churches are dedicated to her memory.
  The Holy Unmercenaries, Cosmas and Damian, physicians and compassionate Christians, used their profession to heal people and strengthen them in their faith. They taught us to look not only after the health of our body, but also not to neglect the health of our spirit, our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. They have become the Patron Saints of our Philoptochos.
   All these charismatic charismatic Saints of our Church have taught us to use our gifts to honor and serve God and, at the same time, to assist and serve our fellowman.
With love, Fr. John P. Angelis


8th Sunday of Matthew – August 2

Hymns of the Day
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Tone
By Your Cross, O Christ our God, You destroyed death. You opened paradise to the thief. You transformed the lament of the Myrrh-bearing women, and You commanded the Apostles to proclaim You are risen, granting the world Your great mercy.
Apolytikion for Translation of the relics of Stephen in the Fourth Tone
For the struggles you endured for Christ God, a royal diadem crowns your head, O First Champion of Martyrs. For you refuted the folly of the Jews and beheld your Savior on the right of the Father. Ever beseech Him, therefore, for our souls.
Apolytikion for the Church in the First Tone
The Offspring of Selyvria and Guardian of Aegina, the true friend of virtue who appeared in the last years. Oh Nectarios we faithful honor you as a godly servant of Christ! For you bring forth healings of every kind for those who piously cry out: Glory to Christ who has glorified you, Glory to him who made you wondrous, glory to him who workest healings for all through you.
Seasonal Kontakion in the Grave Tone
You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
The translations of hymns are under copyright and used by permission. All rights reserved. These works may not be further reproduced, in print or on other websites or in any other form, without the prior written authorization of the copyright holder:  Resurrectional Apolytikion in Grave Tone &copy Narthex Press;  Apolytikion for Translation of the relics of Stephen in the Fourth Tone &copy Narthex Press; Seasonal Kontakion in the Grave Tone &copy Narthex Press.
Gospel and Epistle Readings
Epistle Readings
Prokeimenon. Grave Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.
The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.
Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
Gospel Readings
8th Sunday of Matthew
Matthew 14:14-22
At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.


Schedule of Services

This Week:
Saturday August 1
    4:00 pm: Weekly Orthodox Study Group
    5:00 pm: Saturday Vespers Service
Link to join either or both meetings:
Sunday August 2
     1:00 pm Weekly Fellowship Time
Link to join meeting:
Next Week:
Friday August 7
     5:00 pm:
Akathist to St. NectariosWonderworker of Aegina and Pentapolis
Link to Join Zoom Meeting
Saturday August 8
     4:00 pm: Weekly Orthodox Study Group
     5:00 pm: Saturday Vespers Service
Link to join either or both meetings:
Sunday August 9
      1:00 pm:  Weekly Fellowship Time
Link to join meeting:

How to connect to Online Meetings

Most people will be connected to the meeting by simply clicking on a link that has been provided for the meeting.  If you have connected to Zoom meeting before, you should go directly to the meeting once you click on this link.
If you have not connected to Zoom meeting before, you likely will prompted to install the Zoom app - which you will need to do.  (However, you only need to install the software - you do not need to create an account or log in.)  Once the software in installed you should connect to the meeting. 
So that is all it takes to connect to a Zoom meeting with smart phone, tablet, or computer.  Call me if you have problems, questions, or want to connect to a test meeting.
For people that want to participate in these meetings, please contact Jim Droppo for information on how to connect as a teleconference call using a telephone. 
If you can arrange it with a friend, by far the easiest non-technical way to connect is to simply call a friend who is connecting to the meeting (but is not using their phone to connect to the meeting).  And then have them put their phone (with speaker on) near the computer they are using to connect.  We have tried this – and it works relatively well!
The host for the St Nectarios Zoom meetings is normally Jim Droppo (Cell Number: 509 three-six-six 8745).

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[Donate to St Nectarios Online] - Donation link is available on the St. Nectarios Website. 
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