September 15th, 2019
Stump the Priest: Question: “What does the word “Gehenna” mean?” Click here for the Article.
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Saints of the Day for Sunday and the coming week, and other edifying reading:
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Propers for the Sunday Liturgy:
Propers for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, September 20th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos|
|Saturday, September 21st||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)
|Sunday, September 22nd||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th after Trapeza.
Sisterhood News: The Annual Sisterhood Meeting will take place after Sunday School, on Sunday, September 29th.
Bookstore News: We will be taking orders for copies of the Westminster Reference Bible (KJV). It comes in two sizes (large, 11.8 font and standard 9.6 font) and two kinds of covers (hard cover and calfskin). These texts are very nicely bound, and very practical. The standard size will be selling for $18.00 in hard cover, and $72.00 for the calfskin. The large size will be selling for $25.00 in hard cover, and $83.00 in the calfskin. We will be discussing this in the adult Sunday School class, and sample copies will be available. You can also watch this video for a review of the medium size text.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 August 2019):
Building Fund: $4,318.00
For August 2019:
Building Fund: $675.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read a letter from clergy of the Greek Church on the Ukrainian issue, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Yearn for the Heavens- St. Symeon the Stylite 2019,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 9/15/19 (No Fasting) – James Holloway, the Ivanovs, and Rosa Mahand.
Next Sunday: 9/22/19 (No Fasting) – Name’s Day celebration of the month (Parish Potluck).
Currently: (Ending on): 9/22/19 – Team Dee Dee.
Next (Ending on): 10/6/19 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 9/14/19: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 9/21/19: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 9/15/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 9/22/19: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Moses Munster & Devon (Moses) Broaddus’s Name day & Zoe Wren and Melanie McDonald’s Birthday – Tuesday, September 10th.
Oleksandr Bulat’s Name day – Thursday, September 12th.
Joshua Gonzales Name day; James & Matrona Marsh’s Wedding Anniversary – Saturday, September 14th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Hieromonk Ambrose, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Joseph Reynolds, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; and Child Irene Harrington, who are ill.
The Captives Metropolitan Paul; Ramon Cury, and Salma Cury.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the repose of Archpriest John Matusiak, Archpriest Steven Belonick, Gregory (Robert) Cain; and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth Whiteford Cline & Tatiana Galitzine Sierra.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Ann Kellis; Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Bethany; Shiela; Cecilia Beck; Rohayu; Infant Jared; Laura Odom, Leslie Swain (Ben Bryant’s mother); Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Keaton Munster, Jeff Perkins, John Williams, William Allen (Eleanor’s adopted brother), John Ward (Rdr Demitri Likomitros’ Uncle), King Kotchavar, Debbie, Carol Schwendeman, Sergei Savitski, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the Reposed: Jerrell Beck (Melissa Holloway’s uncle), Jason, Arthur, Garrett Eidson’s grandfather; Teresa Hall (James Hall’s sister); and Clifford Barnett Sr (Clifford’s father).
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Lydia Holt (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Svetlana Cherskaya.
Teens 12+: Taught by Fr. David Companik (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for August through October 2019:
The Schedule for November 2019 through January 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Wednesday, September 18th; and Friday, September 20th, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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