April 3rd, 2022
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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, March 20th):
Propers for the Texts for the services for Annunciation on Thursday (April 7th):
Propers for the Saturday of the Akathist (April 9th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Monday, April 4th||6:30 p.m. Matins with the Great Canon|
|Wednesday, April 6th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for Annunciation|
|Thursday, April 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Vesperal Liturgy for Annunciation|
|Friday, April 8th||6:30 p.m. Matins for the Saturday of the Akathist|
|Saturday, April 9th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Saturday of the Akathist
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, April 10th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
The Event Planning Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. to plan the Marriage Seminar in June. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/kwt-swiw-zqx
The Sisterhood is selling quarts of soup during the Lenten season. There will be a new variety of soups available every week and each quart is $5. Please see a member of the Sisterhood to purchase.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Tuesday, April 26th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/stv-irtu-sft
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, April 28th, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Fifth Sunday of Lent (April 10th), here:
Bookstore News: We have copies of the Ladder of Divine Ascent in stock.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28 February 2022):
Building Fund: $792.00
For February 2022:
Building Fund: $367.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the “”Gospel on the Powerlessness of Unbelief and the Power of Faith: Fourth Sunday of Great Lent,” by St. Nikolai Velimirovic, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Unmanly Cowardice – Sunday of the Ladder 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 4/3/22 (Fast day: wine and oil permitted): Pino, Liepman, and West families.
Next Sunday: 4/10/22 (Fast day: wine and oil permitted): Whiteford, Cline, Kettner.
Currently: (Ending on): 4/3/22 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 4/17/22 – Team Chebotko.
This Saturday: 4/2/22: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Saturday: 4/9/22: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 4/3/22: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Sunday: 4/10/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 4/3/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Luka Chrisanthus, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 4/10/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Newly Illumined: James Powell, Katie (Katherine) Powell, Charles (Constantine) Powell, Everett (Seraphim) Powell, Henry (Luke) Powell, James (Matthew) Powell, Russel (Vladimir) Powell, Samson Powell, and the Sponsors, Constantine Craig, Elena Vilcu, and George Nahlous.
Lydia West and Ezekiel Wilkinson’s Birthday – Monday, March 28th.
Padraig McIsaac & Matushka Patricia Whiteford’s Name day – Wednesdya, March 30th.
Sarah Carlisle’s Birthday – Thursday, March 31st.
Daria Pino, Ilaria Pino & Dariya Kuzmin’s Name Day – Friday, April 1st.
Anna Liese Peña and Elizabeth McIsaac’s Birthday; Svetlana Cherskaya’s Name Day – Saturday, April 2nd.
Abigail Morgan and Ksenia Nation’s Birthday & Romanos and Zoe Wren’s wedding Anniversary – Sunday, April 3rd.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; 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, (Barrett (Nathaniel) Mahand, Eliasious, Dennis Tilley, and John Gentry, 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 Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elena Vilcu, Liza Dydyshka Wood, Daria Pino, Xenia Evind, Nina Bernardi.
Jonathan Cantao, Tyler Barrett, Annie Nowak, Danny Gonzalez, Jayden DeRosia, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Mahoney, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Ben Dixon, Michelle Jimenez, Jeff Gallagher, Alyson Good, Max Goldmann, Vanessa Canterbury, and the Walling (Levi, Avie, Mac, Wells, Bayla) family.
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, Erik Minor, Liza, and Vanessa Canterbury 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.
The newly reposed Matthew Walker (Matrona Marsh’s Cousin); Jose Guadalupe Ibañez (Joseph Ibañez’s grandfather); Peter Hödlmoser (Anja Peña’s father); Anthony Osinski (William Osinski’s father).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik and Elizabeth DeCarion.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Children, Age 7-8: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard and Jacob Kettner.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for February 2022 and Great Lent:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2022:
The Schedule for the Remainder of April through July 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, April 4th; Tuesday, April 5th; Wednesday, April 6th; Friday, April 8th; Saturday, April 9th; and Sunday, April 10th, wine and oil are permitted. On Thursday, April 7th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted.
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