August 1st, 2021
Stump the Priest: “What does the Church teach about having non-believers in our homes and parish Temples? 2 John 1:10, seems to suggest that we should not have anyone who professes a teaching contrary to the Trinitarian faith into our homes, or to even greet such a person. Was this message specifically for one person or one type of person? Does this chapter have anything to do with the historical practice of keeping the Creed a secret or in asking Catechumens to leave before the Creed is recited in the Liturgy? How should orthodox believers apply this teaching to our own lives?” Click here for the Answer.
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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, August 1st):
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, August 7th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, August 8th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
The next Reader Class will be meeting on Saturday, July 31st, at 3:30 p.m. in the parish house. There will be no class this Saturday (July 24th).
There will be a Google Meets meeting for the Catechumens in the parish on Wednesday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. To login in, click on this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/sjb-quuo-cgz
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 24th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, August 21st, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 7th Sunday after Pentecost (August 9th), here:
Bookstore News: We have more copies of the Old Rite Prayer Book in, and have Fr. Daniel Sysoev’s Law of God, back in stock.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Garage Sale is back on Saturday, August 7th, from 7am-1pm! We are in need of your gently used items to place in the sale (appliances, electronics, tools, baby items, clothing, etc.) Donated items can be placed in the back room of the trapeza hall beginning the weekend of July 24th, before or after church services. Donations can also be brought to the church during the week of the 26th from 9am-3pm.
We are also in need of volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. Please take a look at the sign up and find a time that you are available during the week to assist with preparation and organizing, as well as helping with the garage sale on August 7th. Please see a member of the Sisterhood if you have any questions. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D45AAAA2BA0FD0-garage
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 May 2021):
Building Fund: $266,406.00
For May 2021:
Building Fund: $1,838.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Elders of the Russian Church Abroad: Bishop Nektary (Kontzevitch). Part 1,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Devil Monsters: Sunday of the Gergasene Demoniacs” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 8/1/21 (No fast): Daria Pino, Lydia Martin, and Brooke McDonald.
Next Sunday: 8/8/21 (No fast): Anja Pena, Joe Ibanez, and Rdr. Moses Munster.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/8/21 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 8/22/21 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 7/31/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 8/7/21: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 8/1/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 8/8/21: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Ruth Gentry’s Birthday – Monday, July 26th.
Fr. Vladimir Trussin; Vladimir Bolling & Xavier (Vladimir) Lerma’s Name day / Aglaya Baranov and Elizaveta Baranov’s Birthday – Wednesday, July 28th.
Merilee Eidson’s Birthday – Thursday, July 29th.
Constantine and Nataliya Nation’s Wedding Anniversary; Matushka Margarita Pardo and Marina Watson’s Name day – Friday, July 30th.
Vera Nation’s Birthday – Saturday, July 31st.
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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 Sergei Glagolev, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, Priest Cassian Sibley, Deacon Lev Opie, 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; Michael Murphy; John Gentry; 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 Martin Amora, Lubov (Galina Lay’s mother), and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Brittany (Elizabeth) Northcutt, Elizabeth Cline, Lydia Martin.
Rachel Burns, Jonathan Cantao, Tristan Scott, Jessica Kravtsov, Marcus Ballentine, Piotr, and Tyler Barrett.
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.
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No formal Sunday School until the end of Summer.
The Schedule for August through October 2021:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, August 4th; and Friday, August 6th, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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