May 7th, 2023
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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 (Sunday, April 30th):
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, May 6th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, May 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Our next Bible Study will be held on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, Chapters 5 and 6, beginning with Luke 5:4. For those appearing in person, we will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by Refreshments. For those appearing via Google Meets, they can log in at https://meet.google.com/kpz-qqtt-ctw
Michael Sisco and Rachel Burns will be married on Sunday, May 14th, at 3:00 p.m. at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 16900 Cypress Rosehill Rd, Cypress, TX 77429.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Friday, May 26th, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/kyf-pxof-vuw
We will be having a Summer Camp from June 5th through June 9th in Denton Texas, for children 11 through 17. Those 18 and older can volunteer to be a camp counselor. If you have children who you would like to send, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. Click Here to Register.
Coffee: Fr. Christopher Morgan will be selling fresh brewed gourmet coffee in the bookstore, for those who prefer good coffee to the standard brew. He is also selling fresh roasted coffee beans, for those who would like to brew more at home.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 31st, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/cwk-gdhz-yfs
Fr. Christopher Morgan is crowd-funding to enable him to do a complete translation of the Greek Septuagint and Greek New Testament. If you would like to help out, see https://saintjonah.org/about/the-first-bible-of-the-church/ You can also send donations through our Church, just mark it as being for “Translation Project.”
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, May 27th, at 9:00 a.m.
Michael Sisco helps to provide people with health insurance, either through their employer, private insurance, or public plans, depending on their situation. He also helps small businesses with group plans. For a free consultation book an appointment with here: https://calendly.com/MichaelSisco
Catechumens: If you are a catechumen, or are not a catechumen, but would like to participate in classes for Catechumens, be sure to join the Catechumen io group online.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood invites everyone to attend the Skincare Workshop led by professional esthetician Zhanna Graeff. The event will take place at the trapeza hall after Sunday school. Donations are appreciated and will go to the Sisterhood fund, but everybody is welcome to attend.
You can become a Sisterhood member by filling out membership forms online, the paper forms located in the trapeza hall bulletin board. Make sure to join Sisterhood io group online to be up-to-date with all Sisterhood news and announcements.
Brotherhood News: You can join the Brotherhood io group online to keep up with all Brotherhood news and announcements, or follow their Telegram channel.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28th March 2023):
Building Fund: $5,810.25
For March 2023:
Building Fund: $2,688.25
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Skepticism and the Holy Fire,” by Fr. Lawrence Farley, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “To the Church of Laodicea: Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock (Revelation 3:14-22),” by Fr.John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 4/30/23 (No fast): Daniel Gonzales, Jessica Kravtsov, and Wood families.
Next Sunday: 5/7/23 (No fast): The De Carion, Morgan, and West families.
Currently: (Ending on): 4/30/23 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 5/17/23 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 4/29/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 5/6/23: Daniel Gonzalez.
This Sunday: 4/30/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 5/7/23: Daniel Gonzalez.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 4/30/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Next Sunday: 5/7/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino.
Commemorations from the past week:
Maria Sieroshtanova; and Robert Carlisle’s Birthday – Monday, April 24th.
Dean (Joseph) and Brittany (Elizabeth) Northcutt’s Wedding Anniversary; Filofteia DeRosia; and David Stone’s Birthday – Tuesday, April 25th.
George Hixson’s Birthday – Wednesday, April 26th.
Victoria Chebotko & Victoria Gutzke’s Name day – Saturday, April 29th.
Agustin and Ruth Rafaelano’s Wedding Anniversary; Maria Sieroshitanova; Ioanna Graeff, Tamara (Fabiola) Craig; & Tamara Pino’s Name Day – Sunday, April 30th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Priest Benigno Pardo; Deacon Vladimir Trussin; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, Olga, Nathaniel (Barrett) Mahand, Eliasious, Rdr. John Economou, Robert McIsaac, Galina Lay, Rdr. Joshua Gonzales, Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko, Cosmas (Spencer) Burton, Jeffery Gallagher, Suzannah, Savva (Tyler) Barrett, Dennis Tilley, and John Watts, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Soldier Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Archpriest Joseph Shadha, Presbytera Galina, Dimitri, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, Elizabeth Albarran, and Anja Peña.
Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, Daniel Sommer, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, Sabina Centinia, Christine Kim; Nina and Gerasimos Spiers; Michael Ly; Josiah Plumley; Kashif (Jude) Bhatti; and Jessica Palmer.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Zee Eidson, Michael and Brenda Eidson, for the child Mason Eidson, Gene and Beth Beggs, Scott and Carol Phillips, Jerald Spires, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Ana Crespo, Liza, Aida Diaz, Antonio, John Lay, Jennie Mobley, and Linda Ballentine who are ill.
For Ken, Christina, Aki and family; and Johnnie, Damon and Elisabeth Myers, and their child, Dorothy, Scott and Shannon Eidson and their family, James Franklin and his family, Wayne Bo Peacock, Vince Powell and his child Rex, Richard, Teresa. Marcie Dark, Tim, Karen, Taylor, Lindsay, Jon, Alex, and Andrew Burns, Michelle Brazzil, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Bruce Mencher and Alan Arnson (Hannah Valerio’s grandfathers).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko.
Children, Age 7-9: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
Schedule of Services for the remainder of April through July 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, May 3rd; and Friday, May 5th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388