December 22nd, 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:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, December 28th||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)|
|Sunday, December 29th||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.
You can watch the video of the Children’s choir greeting the bishop here: https://youtu.be/56yfpKpDCuA
You can watch the Children’s choir sing at St. Nicholas Day Trapeza here: https://youtu.be/789JcCVc4vo
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26th after Sunday School.
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: $11,499.00
For November 2019:
Building Fund: $4,516.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read about the Icon “Unexpected Joy,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “The Prophetess Hannah” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 12/22/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Parish Potluck celebrating December Name Days.
Next Sunday: 12/29/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Mary Kuykendall, Aleksandra Murphy, Lydia Holt, and Shane Martin.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/29/19 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 1/12/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 12/21/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 12/28/19: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 12/22/19: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 12/29/19: Abby Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Fr. Benigno and Matushka Margarita Pardo’s Anniversary – Monday, December 16th.
Barbara Koulikova’s Name Day – Tuesday, December 17th.
Artem Chebotko’s Birthday – Wednesday, December 18th.
Jens (Nicholas) Yates, Nicholas Williams, Nicholas Ignatiev, Nikolai Lay, Nikolai Pino & Nicholas Bruner’s Name day – Thursday, December 19th.
Christina Marie Companik’s Birthday – Saturday, December 21th.
Eleanor (Ann) & Renee (Anna) Nahlous’s Name day – Sunday, December 22th.
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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, David Driver, 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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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Mat. Sara Shephard (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Lydia Holt (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Svetlana Cherskaya.
Teens 12+: Taught by Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
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 23rd; Wednesday, December 25th; Thursday, December 26th; Saturday, December 28th; and Sunday, December 29th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Tuesday, December 24th, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, December 27th is a normal fast day.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388