December 19th, 2021
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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 19th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, December 25th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, December 26th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
The Sisterhood is selling nut rolls for the nativity fast. They are $10 for one, or two for $15. Find Matushka Patricia in the trapeza after the liturgy this Sunday to purchase one. She will take cash, or you can pay on Tithely.
We will take a second special collection for a parishioner who was in a car accident, and as a result lost the ability to produce income for a period of time, and consequently is in need of approximately $2,000.00. If you would like to send in a payment, mark it for “accident fund.”
The 2022 wall calendars have arrived. We have them in English only, as well as in Russian/English. We ask that you make a $5.00 donation per calendar to cover the costs, if you can.
We will have a marriage seminar in June of 2022, and so will be restarting the Event Planning Committee. If you would like to be on that committee, and help make that event a success, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
We will have our next Bible study on the Book of Acts, in the parish hall on Tuesday, December 28th, at 7:00 p.m. We will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by refreshments and then start the Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. However, for those who cannot come in person, they can participate via Google Meets by logging in at 7:00 p.m. at this link: https://meet.google.com/ogk-town-emr
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, January 12th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/eom-bwhp-hye
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, December 18th, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 29th Sunday after Pentecost (January 9th), here:
Bookstore News: Over 50 new icons from the Damascene Gallery have arrived. We also have Christmas cards for sale, that would be nice.
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood meeting will be held on Sunday, January 16th, after Trapeza.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 October 2021):
Building Fund: $272,123.00
For November 2021:
Building Fund: $925.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Do the Saints Get Involved in Politics? A Word to Quietists Who Distort the Practice of the Church,” by Archpriest Geoffry Korz, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “The Ten Lepers,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 12/19/21 (Fast: Fish, wine, and oil permitted): Daria Pino, in honor of Nikolai Pino’s name day.
Next Sunday: 12/26/21 (Fast: Fish, wine, and oil permitted): Matushka Genevieve Companik and Lydia West.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/26/21 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 1/9/22 – Team Chebotko.
This Saturday: 12/18/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 12/25/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 12/19/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 12/26/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 12/19/21: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Next Sunday: 12/26/21: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Commemorations from the past week:
Andrew de Carion & Andrew Kettner’s Name Day – Monday, December 13th.
Alexander & Andrew Kettner’s Birthday – Tuesday, December 14th.
John & Lydia West’s Wedding Anniversary; Luciana Wilkinson’s Birthday – Wednesday, December 15th.
Fr. Benigno and Matushka Margarita Pardo’s Anniversary / James Randall Powell [Catechumen] & Rebecca Jackson’s Birthday – Thursday, December 16th.
Mother Barbara (Watts), John Watts, Gennady Ivanov & Barbara Koulikova’s Name Day – Friday, December 17th.
Artem Chebotko’s Birthday – Sunday, December 18th.
Jens (Nicholas) Yates, Nikolai Lay, Nikolai Pino’s Name day – Sunday, December 19th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Matushka Margarita Pardo; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; and John Gentry, 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 Thomas, Angelina, Anastasia, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Xenia Evind, Lydia Martin, Nina Bernardi.
Jonathan Cantao, Tristan Scott, Jessica Kravtsov, Marcus Ballentine, Piotr Fraczek, Tyler Barrett, Ethan Peterson, Annie Nowak, Danny Gonzalez, Jayden DeRosia, George Hixson, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Mahoney, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Ben Dixon, Michelle Jimenez, and the Powell (James, Katie, James, Everett, Charles, Russel, Henry, and Samson) and Walling (Levi, Avie, Mac, Wells, Bayla) families.
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, Sr., Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, who are ill.
For 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.
The newly reposed Marilyn Perry (a friend of the Whiteford family), Bridgette Dunlap (Matrona Marsh’s cousin), and Earlene Lewis and Stanley Harrison (Paul Jackson’s aunt and uncle).
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There will be a program for the children for St. Nicholas Day.
The Schedule for November 2021 through January 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, December 20th; Wednesday, December 22nd; Thursday, December 23rd; Saturday, December 25th; and Sunday, December 26th, fish, wine, and oil is permitted. On Tuesday, December 21st, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, December 24th is a normal fast day.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388