December 29th, 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, January 4th||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)
|Sunday, January 5th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for Christmas Eve
We will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church for Nativity each Sunday of the Nativity Fast.
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 a Sermon on St. Nicholas by Archbishop Averky (Taushev), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Spiritual Healing and the Repose of Geronda Ephraim of Arizona – St. Luke 13” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 12/29/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Mary Kuykendall, Aleksandra Murphy, Lydia Holt, and Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 1/5/20 (Fast Day — Wine, and oil permitted) – The Charytoniuk and Pound families.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/29/19 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 1/12/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 12/28/19: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 1/4/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 12/29/19: Abby Hall.
Next Sunday: 1/5/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Daniel Companik’s Birthday – Monday, December 23rd.
Luciana Wilkinson’s Name Day; Subdeacon Romanos Wren’s Birthday – Thursday, December 26th.
Fr. John Whiteford’s Birthday – Friday, December 27th.
Tiffany Yates’ Name day / Maximus Solis & Nicco (Juliana) Wilkinson’s Birthday – Sunday, December 29th.
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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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No Sunday School this Sunday.
The Schedule for November 2019 through January 2020:
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2020:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Monday, December 30th; Thursday, January 2nd; Friday, January 3rd; Saturday, January 4th; and Sunday, January 5th, wine, and oil are permitted. On Tuesday, December 31st, fish, wine and oil are permitted. Wednesday, January 1st is a normal fast day.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388