April 18th, 2021
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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 Friday Presanctified Liturgy (Friday, April 23):
Propers for the Lazarus Saturday Liturgy (Saturday, April 24th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, April 23rd||9:00 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Baptism
6:30 p.m. Matins for Lazarus Saturday
|Saturday, April 24th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
5:00 p.m. Vigil for Palm Sunday
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, April 25th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for Palm Sunday
1:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
The Reader Class will be meeting on Saturday, April 17th, at 3:30 p.m. in the parish house.
We are taking a collection for the Flowers we will decorate the Church with on Pascha. There is a can in the Narthex for this purpose.
We need a volunteer who is willing and able to assist the treasurer. If you are interested, please speak to Fr. John Whiteford or Vassily Rodionov.
Each Sunday during Lent, Daniela Mocofan will be preparing Lenten meals for sale. Each meal will have a main entrée, side/dessert and will feed 1-2 people. The cost is $10, a portion of which will go to the Sisterhood catastrophic fund.
We ask that each family complete a Faith Promise Pledge form for the coming year. This will help us to plan, and will also be helpful when we get ready to apply for a loan for our new Church building.
The next Bible Study on the book of Daniel will be on Tuesday, April 20th, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. We will begin discussing Daniel 3. For those who want to participate remotely, they can login at this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/tmv-bqge-ehz
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Bright Saturday, May 8th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on May 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the St. Thomas Sunday, here:
Sisterhood News: Clean Hearts-Clean Closets Drive: During Great Lent, we will be collecting old, clean linens (towels, sheets, bath mats, etc) which will be donated to the Montgomery County animal shelter. There will be a collection basket behind the “dog house” inside the hall beginning Clean Monday. After liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, the children will deliver what is collected to the shelter. Contact a member of the Sisterhood with any questions.
The Sisterhood Council will meet on Wednesday, May 12th, at 7:00 p.m.
Brotherhood News: The Brotherhood will be cleaning the grounds of the Church after the Lazarus Saturday Liturgy, April 24th.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2021):
Building Fund: $160,890.00
For February 2021:
Building Fund: $150,290.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read about St. Mary of Egypt, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “We Should Never Despair of Our Salvation,” by Fr. John Whiteford here:
This Sunday: 4/18/21 (Fast: wine, oil permitted): Daniela Mocofan and the McDugal family.
Next Sunday: 4/25/21 (Fast: fish, wine, oil permitted): Sisterhood Council.
Currently: (Ending on): 4/18/21 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 5/2/21 – Team St. Jonah (i.e., we all need to pitch in).
This Saturday: 4/17/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 4/24/21: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 4/18/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 4/25/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Joseph Companik’s Name Day – Tuesday, April 13th.
Rosa Mahand’s Name day – Friday, April 16th.
Leiah Carlisle & Michael Carlisle’s Birthday; Maria Koulikova, Melissa (Mary) Holloway & Mary Kuykendall’s Name day – Sunday, April 18th.
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For the Servants of God, Metropolitan Mark; Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Archpriest Geoffrey Korz, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, Matushka Tatiana Trussin, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Matushka Patricia Whiteford, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, James and Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Jack (John) Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; John Nicholas Ostis; Garrett (Maximus) and Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Natalia Petrova; Tatyana Grigorieva; Victor (Yelena Yegorova’s father); Alexis Lukianov; and the Child Irene Harrington, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Archpriest Vladimir Lecko, Archpriest Antonio Perdomo, Peter, Andrey, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, 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, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, Chad Holloway, Bridgette Dunlap (Matrona Marsh’s cousin), Adriana Mahand, Karym Kinnibrugh, and William who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the newly reposed Ann Kellas (Thekla Podrasky’s daughter).
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Rosa Mahand (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-12: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Laura Ibanez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February 2021 and Great Lent:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2021:
The Schedule for May through 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, April 19th; Friday, April 23rd; Saturday, April 24th; wine and oil are permitted. Tuesday, April 20th; Wednesday, April 21st; and Thursday, April 22nd, are normal fast days. On Sunday, April 25th, fish, wine and oil are permitted.
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