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Sunday E-Bulletin of St Gregory Armenian Church 

Third Sunday after Nativity -  Անուանակոչութենէն ետք Երրորդ Կիրակի
Tone V -  Kim Tsa  - ԳՁ
St Gregory the Illuminator 
Armenian Apostolic Church
1014 W Pontoon Rd, Granite City, IL 62040
 Tel: (618) 451-7884 
 
Morning Service: 9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Արժ. Տ. Թորգոմ Քհնյ. Չորպաճեան, Հովիւ  
Rev. Fr. Torkom Chorbajian, Pastor
We are happy to announce that our Church has a new website and a Youtube Channel. 
Have you had a chance to look at both of them?
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You are welcome to join our Church and become a member.
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sing in the Church Choir or be a part in the Ladies Guild, the Fellowship Club, or help us in the Church Hall.

Come, let us make a community!
Part 2 - What is Badarak?
Ի՞նչ է Պատարագը:

 
We are excited to announce that Der Torkom is going to preach series on the Armenian badarak. Why we gather on every Sunday and celebrate Badarak? What are the meanings of different parts of Badarak? Why is Badarak important? In the next couple of weeks, these and other questions are going to be answered. We encourage everyone to participate! 
If you missed the first part, you can follow this link: https://youtu.be/XTpxb_qPQT8
This Sunday

Your presence is important for a better future of our Church
 
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
On January 22, our pastor, Der Torkom Chorbajian, did participate in the service of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at St Justin Martyr Church of St. Louis.
"Christian Life consists of Faith and Charity"
Martin Luther



May God bless you richly and fill your hearts with joy as you share God's blessings with those in need.
Armenian Language  Class  &   Sunday School  
Be part of our Family
Every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Church classroom or online via Skype. Der Hayr's skype is (torkom.chorbajian).
  • Let's learn the Word of God
  • Grow in Faith
  • Follow Jesus by serving others
Every Sunday, from 10:30 am - noon.
We have classes for all ages
Calendar of Events
 

This Sunday, January 29, 2017

Town Hall Meeting following Badarak
 
 
Sunday, February 5, 2017
 
 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Dyaruntarach Service & Bonfire at 5:30 pm
 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Feast of Sts Vartanantz, Service at 5:30 pm


Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Beginning of Great Lent (Poon Paregentan)
The Epistle Reading

2 Timothy 2:15-19

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth. Avoid profane chatter, for it will lead people into more and more impiety, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already taken place. They are upsetting the faith of some. But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this inscription: ‘The Lord knows those who are his’, and, ‘Let everyone who calls on the name of the Lord turn away from wickedness.’

The Gospel Reading

John 6:39-47


And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.’
Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ They were saying, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven”?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, “And they shall all be taught by God.” Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.


Աւետարանի Ընթերցում 


Յովհաննէս 6.39-47

Մեր Տէրը Յիսուս Քրիստոս կ՚ըսէ.-
 «Զիս ղրկողը Հօրս կամքն է՝ որ չկորսնցնեմ ո՛չ իսկ մէկը բոլոր անոնցմէ որոնք ինծի տուաւ. այլ յարուցանեմ զայն վերջին օրը։ Հօրս կամքը հետեւեալն է. ով որ տեսնէ Որդին եւ հաւատայ անոր՝ յաւիտենական կեանք կ՚ունենայ. եւ ես պիտի յարուցանեմ զայն վերջին օրը»։
Հրեաները սկսան տրտնջալ իրեն դէմ. որովհետեւ ըսած էր թէ «Ես եմ երկինքէն իջած հացը». եւ կը հարցնէին. «Այս մարդը Յովսէփի որդին Յիսուսը չէ՞, որուն հայրն ու մայրը կը ճանչնանք. ինչպէ՞ս  ուրեմն կ՚ըսէ՝ «ես երկինքէն իջայ»։  Յիսուս անոնց պատասխանեց. «կը բաւէ դուք ձեզ քրթմնջէք։ Որեւէ մէկը չի կրնար ինծի գալ եթէ զիս ղրկող Հայրը զայն ինծի չբերէ. Եւ ես պիտի յարուցանեմ զայն վերջին օրը։  Մարգարէութիւններուն մէջ գրուած է «Ամէն մարդ Աստուծմէ սորված պիտի ըլլայ»։  Ով որ Հօրմէս կը լսէ եւ իրմէ կը սորվի՝ ինծի կու գայ։  Ոչ ոք Հայրը տեսած է. բացի անկէ որ Աստուծմէ ի, որովհետեւ միայն անիկա տեսած է Հայրը։  Ու լս կ՚ըսեմ ձեզի. Ով որ ինծի կը հաւատայ՝ յաւիտենական կեանքը կ՚ընդունի»։
Requiem Service
Andrew Hagopian  Requested by Annette Hagopian, Stephen & Susie Hagopian, Jeff & Lynne Hagopian Family, Andrew & Stephanie Hagopian & Family, Stephen S. Hagopian, Gary & Patty Javizian, Richard & Pam Asadorian & Family, Garo & Leslie Mikaelian and Families, Lori Saucier, Varadian Families
 Louis Saucier   Requested by Garo & Leslie Mikaelian & Families, Lori Saucier

The Requiem Service is offered every Sunday.
On the five major feast days of Nativity, Pascha (Easter), Transfiguration, Assumption and Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Requiem Service is offered on the following day, which is designated as "Remembrance of the Dead". This means that the Church will not offer Requiem Service on these feast Sundays. 
 
Please call the Church Office (618-451-7884) for Requiem requests no later than 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. You may also email Requiem requests to Der Torkom Chorbajian at stgregorychurchgranitecity@gmail.com.
Prayer Request
Please submit any prayer requests to Der Hayr by 12:00 p.m. on Friday (stgregorychurchgranitecity@gmail.com).
Every Saturday: Great Vespers at 5:00 p.m. (Armenian & English). 
The Coffee Hour is sponsored by The Hagopian Families
After our Sunday service don't leave! Join us at our Community hall across the parking lot. 
Anyone can be a sponsor for refreshments.
Please contact Takouhie Kakligian
(618) 978-2078 
to make arrangements.
  "Praise the Lord, my soul;  
                                        all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
"
Psalm 103:1

Pastor & Choir director invite all those who like to sing for the glory of the Lord.
You don't have to be a professional singer, or have special training in reading music notes. Your simple willingness to commit yourself to the choir and learn new Sharagans - Hymns are enough for our Church and for your spiritual growth!
Our Stewardship
Pastor & Board of Trustees have decided to publish the weekly income/expense figures of our Church, in an effort of sharing knowledge and awareness with our parishioners about how we use our financial resources. This is the fruit of the indirect conversation that we had with our parish through our church survey.

Week of January 22, 2017:
Total Income: Includes candles, collection, prayers, dues, ILOF and Youghakeen): $ 2,071.40
Weekly Expense from 2016 approved budget: $ 2,351.00

We would like to talk about the importance of Stewardship. Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. It is a way of thanking God for all the blessings He has given us by returning him a portion of time, talent and treasure. Stewardship can change the spiritual lives of both individuals and the parish as a whole.   
Daily Bread of Life 
1. Monday, January 30 2017: Proverbs 29:2-7; 2 Maccabees 6:18-7:42;
    Hebrews 11:32-40; Matthew 5:17-20
2. Tuesday, January 31 2017: Hosea 10:11-12; Amos 5:10-14; Micah 7:7-9;
     Joel 2:12-13; Obadiah 1:20-21; Jonah 4:2; Nahum 1:7-9; Habakkuk 1:2-3;
     Zephaniah 1:7-8; Haggai 2:6-9; Zechariah 7:9-13; Malachi 1:4-6; Romans
     11:2-5; Luke 13:31-35

3. Wednesday, February 1 2017:  2 Timothy 2:20-26; John 6:48-55
4. Thursday, February 2 2017: Proverbs 11:30-12:4; Hosea 14:6-9;
     2 Corinthians 4:6-14; Luke 12:2-10

5. Friday, February 3 2017: 2 Timothy 3:1-7; John 6:64-72
6. Saturday, February 4 2017: Jeremiah 17:7-8; Isaiah 61:3-7; 2 Timothy
     1:6-14; Luke 11:29-32

7. Sunday, February 2017: Isaiah 61:10-62:9; 2 Timothy 2:15-26; John
     6:15-21
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1014 West Pontoon Road
Granite City, IL 62040

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