December 15th, 2019
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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 St. Nicholas:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Wednesday, December 18th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the feast of St. Nicholas|
|Thursday, December 19th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the feast of St. Nicholas|
|Saturday, December 21st||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)
|Sunday, December 22nd||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church for Nativity each Sunday of the Nativity Fast.
The church school program will have St. Nicholas Day activities on Sunday, December 15th. The children will enjoy a kid-friendly meal, do a craft, and have some tasty treats while we all hear the story of St. Nicholas.
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Saturday, December 21st, at 9:00 a.m.
Back by popular demand, the St. Julianna Sisterhood is selling delicious, fast-friendly pierogi. This fundraiser benefits our hardworking trapeza teams by buying a new stove for the kitchen!
This savory potato and onion pierogi is made from scratch and makes an easy, fast friendly meal. On sale now until Nativity, preorder by the half dozen for just $5, which can order on our website. In person purchases are accepted during trapeza, deliveries available for large orders.
Mighty Mites: Since Advent has begun, the Mighty Mites collection has started. During each lenten season, we collect our loose change to give to the Lord. These are our Mighty Mites. There are boxes in the trapeza hall on the round table for the adults. If any of the children painted a ceramic church, they can take them home to collect mites as well.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 October 2019):
Building Fund: $6,983.00
For October 2019:
Building Fund: $1,066.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read about Fr. John Krestiankin, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “The Prophet Habakkuk” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 12/15/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Kara Hall / Potluck for Bishop’s Visit.
Next Sunday: 12/22/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Parish Potluck celebrating December Name Days.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/29/19 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 1/12/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 12/14/19: Cody Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 12/21/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 12/15/19: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 12/22/19: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Vassily Rodionov’s Birthday – Monday, December 9th.
Michael Murphy’s Birthday / Jakob Herzog’s Name day – Tuesday, December 10th.
Rosa Mahand’s Birthday – Thursday, December 12th.
Andrew Kettner’s Name Day – Friday, December 13th.
Alexander & Andrew Kettner’s Birthday – Saturday, December 14th.
Ella Pound’s Birthday – Sunday, December 15th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, 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; Isaac Swett; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Summer (Catherine) Bruner, 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 newly reposed Archimandrite Ephraim, and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
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, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, and Mark Reynolds, 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: John Munster (Moses Munster’s grandfather); and Kathy (Garrett Eidson’s aunt).
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No Church School this Sunday.
The Schedule for November 2019 through January 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Monday, December 16th; Tuesday, December 17th; Wednesday, December 18th; Thursday, December 19th; Saturday, December 21st; and Sunday, December 22nd, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Friday, December 20th, wine and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388