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Sunday E-Bulletin of St Gregory Armenian Church 

Fourth Sunday after Nativity -  Անուանակոչութենէն ետք Չորրորդ Կիրակի
Tone IV -  Pen Gen  - ԲԿ
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.
You can use your gifts to
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!
This Sunday: KIDS SERMON!
Bring your children to listen & learn the word of God and grow in Faith


Following Badarak
 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 second part, you can follow this link: https://youtu.be/PDZ_RuuCAqA

part 1, link: https://youtu.be/XTpxb_qPQT8
"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
 

Monday, February 13, 2017


 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Feast of Sts Vartanantz, Service at 5:30 pm




Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Beginning of Great Lent (Poon Paregentan)




Sunday, March 5, 2017    

 
SAVE THE DATE


St. Gregory Church is going to have its annual membership meeting at the Community Center following Badarak. Your Presence is a must! Our Church's present and future lie in your hands. Your input is our desire. During the meeting we'll review and approve several reports, discuss our Church's current and future situation and hold elections for different positions in our Church. All are invited to the membership meeting. 
The Epistle Reading

2 Timothy 2:15-26

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.’
In a large house there are utensils not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for special use, some for ordinary. All who cleanse themselves of the things I have mentioned will become special utensils, dedicated and useful to the owner of the house, ready for every good work. Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with stupid and senseless controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth, and that they may escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

The Gospel Reading

John 6:15-21

When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and started across the lake to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The lake became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’ Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land towards which they were going.


Աւետարանի Ընթերցում 


Յովհաննէս 6.15-21

Մեր Տէրը Յիսուս Քրիստոս կ՚ըսէ.-
Յիսուս երբ գիտցաւ թէ պիտի գան բռնութեամբ զինք թագաւոր ընելու, դարձեալ լեռը ելաւ, առանձինն։
Երեկոյեան, Յիսուսի աշակետրները ծովեզերք իջան եւ նաւակ մտնելով սկսան երթալ ծովուն դիմացի կողմը, դէպի Կափառնայում։  Երբ մթնցաւ, տակաւին Յիսուս իրենց եկած չէր։  Ծովը զօրաւոր հովէն կ՚ալելոծէր։
Աշակերտները հազիւ հինգ կամ վեց քիլոմեթր նաւարկած էին, երբ տեսան Յիսուսը որ ծովուն վրայէն քալելով կը մօտենար նաւակին։  Բոլորը սարսափեցան։  Յիսուս ըսաւ անոնց. «Ես եմ, մի՛ վախնաք»։  Անոնք կ՚ուզէին զինք նաւակին մէջ առնել, բայց արդէն նաւակը հասաւ այն տեղը ուր կ՚երթային։
Requiem Service
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 ARS "Reubena" Chapter
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 29, 2017:
Total Income: Includes candles, collection, prayers, dues, ILOF and Youghakeen): $ 2,123.00
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 6 2017: No Readings
2. Tuesday, January 7 2017: No Readings
3. Wednesday, February 8 2017:  No Readings
4. Thursday, February 9 2017: No Readings
5. Friday, February 10 2017: Jonah 1:1-4:11
6. Saturday, February 11 2017: Proverbs 3:13-17; Isaiah 41:1-3; Ephesians
    6:10-17; Luke 21:10-19

7. Sunday, February 12 2017: Isaiah 63:7-18; 2 Timothy 3:1-12; John 6:22-38
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St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church,
1014 West Pontoon Road
Granite City, IL 62040

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