August 27th, 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, August 27th):
Propers for the Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition (Monday, August 28th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, August 27th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Dormition
|Monday, August 28th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition|
|Saturday, September 2nd||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, September 3rd||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will be taking a special collection for Mikhaela Jennifer Diaz, who has a medical condition that have out of pocket medical expenses that she needs help with.
Enrollment in the homeschool co-op at St. Jonah’s is now open! We have classes planned to enrich your homeschool curriculum with treasures of the Orthodox faith: saints, sacred music, and sacred art. If you are interested in learning more about the homeschool co-op at St. Jonah’s or enrolling your children in the 2023-2024 program, please follow this link to the enrollment form: https://forms.gle/ntqTZU6RsGG5bWiW7
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Friday, September 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/fig-jyfp-ypa
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, September 30th, at 9:00 a.m.
Catechumens: The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Wednesday, August 30th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/fso-gync-ndx
The Catechumens will have a get together at the Parish House, on Saturday, September 2nd, at 3:00 p.m. People who are interested in serving as godparents for adult converts are encouraged to come too.
If you are a catechumen, or are not a catechumen, but would like to participate in classes for Catechumens, be sure to joine the Catechumen io group online.
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 17, after Sunday School. All the women of the Sisterhood are invited 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 31st July 2023):
Building Fund: $12,057.32
For July 2023:
Building Fund: $1,678.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “A Guide to Orthodox Life,” Chapter 2 “Orthodox Church Life,” by Fr. David Cownie, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can hear the Sermon “The Icon of the Dormition,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 8/27/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The West, Shaw, and Smith families.
Next Sunday: 9/3/23 (No fast): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/3/23 – Team Chebotko.
Next (Ending on): 9/17/23 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 8/26/23: Nikolai Goldmann.
Next Saturday: 9/2/23: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 8/27/23: Nikolai Goldmann.
Next Sunday: 9/3/23: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 8/27/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Ivan Kuzmin, Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson.
Next Sunday: 9/3/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Commemorations from the past week:
Laura Ibañez’s Name Day – Wednesday, August 23rd.
Garrett (Maximus) and Merilee (Mary) Eidson’s Wedding Anniversary – Thursday, August 24th.
Micah Morgan’s Name Day; Gabriel Hezekiah Wilkinson’s Birthday – Sunday, August 27th.
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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 Soloviev, Savva (Tyler) Barrett, Dennis Tilley, Rdr. Gabriel Peña, John Watts, Sophia Drobot, and the child Caison Elisabeth Kellam, 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 Matushka Katherine Swanson, Allen, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Elizabeth Cline, Emilia Mullins, Vera Yates, and Rachel Sisco.
Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, Sabina Centinia, Christine Kim; Nina and Gerasimos Spiers; Michael Ly; Josiah Plumley; Kashif (Jude) Bhatti; Jessica Palmer; Janos Roszik; Dennis, Angela and Torin Daniel; Justin, Ashley, Caroline, and John Turner, and Alex Trevino.
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, Linda Ballentine, Kathleen Sorrentino, Andrea Engelke, Robin Nicole Thomson McMillin and Ernest Sibley, who are ill.
For the Bruto da Costa family, 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, and Michelle Brazzil.
For the newly reposed Riley Faith and Margaret Todd.
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No Sunday School until Sunday, September 10th.
Schedule of Services for August through October 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, August 28th, we will break the fast with the feast of the Dormition. On Wednesday, August 31st; and Friday, September 1st, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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