December 11th, 2022
Stuff from the Priest: “The Ecumenist “Orthodox” (The Birth of a New Religion, Part 4)” Click here for the Article.
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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, December 11th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, December 17th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, November 18th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for St. Nicholas
We will have our next Bible Study on the Psalms on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. We will be studying Psalms 14 through 15. 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/trb-nvtk-kdh
The 2023 Wall Calendars have arrived. We ask that you make a $5.00 donation to defray the costs, but if you cannot, we want every family to take a calendar home.
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, December 17th, at 9:00 a.m.
There will be a special collection to defray the cost of replacing the roof on the Church, which is estimated to cost $9,975.00.
We will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church on the Feast of the Nativity.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, December 29th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 28th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/inw-wmae-jfv
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 October 2022):
Building Fund: $10,181.42
For October 2022:
Building Fund: $3,914.42
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read a Sermon on the Feast of St. Alexander Nevsky, by St. John of Shanghai, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Are You Straight? | The Healing of the Crippled Woman,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 12/11/22 (Fast day: fish, wine, and oil permittted): The Chrisanthus and Peña families, Danny Gonzalez.
Next Sunday: 12/18/22 (Fast day: fish, wine, and oil permittted): Jessica Kravtsov and the Morgan Family.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/18/22 – Team Chebotko.
Next (Ending on): 1/1/23 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 12/10/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 12/17/22: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 12/11/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 12/18/22: Shane Martin.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 12/11/22: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Next Sunday: 12/18/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined Michael, and his sponsors Fr. John Whiteford and Iryna Chebotko.
Diakonissa Natalia Baranov’s birthday – Monday, December 5th.
Alexander Liepman, Alexander Mahecha & Alexander Kettner’s Name Day – Tuesday, December 6th.
Katie Powell & Catherine Whiteford’s Name day’s Birthday – Wednesday, December 7th.
Agustin Rafaelano’s Birthday – Thursday, December 8th.
Vassily Rodionov’s Birthday – Friday, December 9th.
Charles Gregory Powell & Michael Murphy’s Birthday – Saturday, December 10th.
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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, Anna and Alexandra Krutova, and Dennis Tilley, 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 Bishop Evtikhy (Kurochkin), Archpriest John Sykaluk, and those slain in the violence in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, and Elizabeth Albarran.
Annie Nowak, Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Steven Villarreal, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, and Daniel Sommer.
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, 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, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Norma (Mother Barbara’s mother).
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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 Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for November 2022 through January 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, December 12th; and Wednesday, December 14th, are normal fast days. On Tuesday, December 13th; Thursday, December 15th; Saturday, December 17th; and Sunday, December 18th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Friday, December 16th, wine and oil are permitted.
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