August 25th, 2019
Stump the Priest: Question: “I have a recent convert friend who is worried about the validity of his chrismation after the priest left the Church. What should we say to people who received sacraments from priests who either apostatize later or turn out to be grossly immoral, and so now doubt the validity of those sacraments?” 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:
Propers for the Feast of the Dormition:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, August 27th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition|
|Wednesday, August 28th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Dormition|
|Saturday, August 31st||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)|
|Sunday, September 1st||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
Sunday school resumes on Sunday, August 25th, after trapeza.
Open Enrollment for the Youth Choir: Children ages 4-16 years old are welcomed to join the youth choir. We will have our rehearsals in groups according to kids ages, mostly on Sundays, with some exceptions for those days when the main choir has their rehearsals, then we will re-schedule for Saturdays. If your family has not previously signed up, please do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchUxR-ANkXiArA2WFlqPG0DxaFyHNw1pbl-u1FdVgR47Msbw/viewform?usp=pp_url
All the families who have already sung with us before, just need to let Svetlana know (by phone, text, or email) if they will be joining the choir this coming school year. If you have any questions regarding the youth choir, please contact Svetlana Cherskaya (281) 220-7599, firstname.lastname@example.org We plan on having our rehearsal on Sunday, August 25th.
St. Herman’s Conference this year will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, from December 26th through December 30th. If you have a child that will be attending, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. We are trying to plan transportation ahead of time.
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th after Trapeza.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Good Thoughts Book Club is reading God’s Path to Sanity by Dee Pennock. These books are available in the bookstore. The next book club meeting will be on August 31, 2019 at 1:30 PM in the Trapeza Hall. Contact Merilee Eidson for additional details.
Bookstore News: Book club book: Short Trip to the Edge is available in the bookstore.
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read St. Gregory Palamas’ homily on the feast of the Dormition, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon: “Christians Do the Impossible – 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2019,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 8/25/19 (Fast: wine and oil permitted) – Parish Potluck.
Next Sunday: 9/1/19 (No Fasting) – The Charytoniuk and Pound families.
Currently: (Ending on): 8/25/19 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 9/8/19 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 8/24/19: Cody Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 8/31/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 8/25/19: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 9/1/19: Abby Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Fr. David Companik & Fr. David Shepard’s Ordination Anniversary – Monday, August 19th.
Richard (Michael) and Natalya Murphy’s Wedding Anniversary – Friday, August 23rd.
Garrett (Maximus) and Merilee (Mary) Eidson’s Wedding Anniversary – Saturday, August 24th.
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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, Archpriest John Moses, 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, and Donna Beauchamp, 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. Dn. David Companik (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for August through October 2019:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Monday, August 26th, wine, and oil are permitted. Tuesday, August 27th, and Friday, August 30th, are normal fast days. On Wednesday, August 28th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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