December 6th, 2020
Stuff from the Priest: “St. Paisios the Athonite on Divine Providence” 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:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, December 6th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Baptism
|Saturday, December 12th||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, December 13th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
The Wall Calendars for 2021 have arrived. We ask that, if you can, you make a $5.00 donation for each calendar, but take one in any case. We have them available in English only, and in Russian and English.
Tikhon Pino is going to teach a Greek class on Sunday afternoons (after Sunday School). If you are interested, please let Fr. John Whiteford or Tikhon Pino know.
We have used Yahoo Groups to send out announcements and prayer requests to the parish for many years, but Yahoo Groups is going away. We are starting a new group for the same purpose, and if you would like to join, you can do so by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by going to https://groups.io/g/saintjonah/
We will have a restricted Liturgy for those who are trying to avoid large crowds or keeping quarantine due to the Coronavirus, on Saturday, January 2nd at 9:00 a.m.
We will have our next Slavonic Liturgy on Saturday, January 16th, at 9:00 a.m.
Please be aware that we currently do not have natural gas in the parish house, which means that the stove will not work until we are able to get a new gas line in place, however, we are getting closer to having that problem resolved. Hopefully within the next two weeks.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17th, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are currently being held via the internet.
Youth Choir: If anyone would like to enroll their children in the youth choir, they can sign up on the paper form in trapeza hall.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 27th Sunday after Pentecost, here:
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Council will meet on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m. via the Internet.
Bookstore News: We have new Crosses and Icons of St. Paisios the Athonite that are now in stock.
Men of the parish: you can request to join our Brotherhood email group by following this link https://groups.io/g/stjbrotherhood – We use this group for general communication and event planning. An unlisted YouTube video of our first meeting on 10/17/20 is also available there. Our next outdoor workday and meal is set for Saturday, December 5th at 9 AM. Contact Fr. David Companik with any questions: email@example.com 832-791-3344.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 October 2020):
Building Fund: $30,374.00
For October 2020:
Building Fund: $200.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The History of the Russian Church Abroad in Protrait of Her Faithful Servants,” by Deacon Andrei Psarev, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “SThe Things We Tell Ourselves – The Rich Fool,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 12/6/20 (Fast: fish, wine, oil permitted): The Kuzmin family.
Next Sunday: 12/13/20 (Fast: fish, wine, oil permitted): Sponsors needed.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/13/20 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 12/27/20 – Team Cody.
This Saturday: 12/5/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 12/12/20: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 12/6/20: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 12/13/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales
Commemorations from the past week:
Andrew de Carion’s Name day – Monday, November 30th.
Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko’s Birthday – Tuesday, December 1st.
Elena Medvedeva McCaughan; Marco Maldonado & Monique Jabbour’s Birthday – Wednesday, December 2nd.
Monique (Mary) Jabbour’s Name day – Friday, December 4th.
Natalia Baranov’s birthday – Saturday, December 5th.
Alexander Liepman, Alexander Mahecha, & Alexander Kettner’s Name Day – Sunday, December 6th.
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For the Servants of God, Metropolitan Mark; Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Archpriest Geoffrey Korz, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest Antonio Perdomo, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Matushka Patricia Whiteford, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, 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; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Natalia Petrova; and the Child Irene Harrington, 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 Metropolitan Amfilohije, Metropolitan Artemije; Archbishop David; Archpriest Vadim, Svetlana Kudrina (Olesya Kettners Sister-in-law), Maria Jaworski, Innokenty Kosbruk, Natalia, George Korz, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth de Carion
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, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, Chad Holloway, and William who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the newly reposed Shirley Burns.
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Rosa Mahand (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-12: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Laura Sanchez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for November 2020 through January 2021:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, December 7th; and Wednesday, December 9th, win and oil are permitted. On Tuesday, December 8th; Thursday, December 10th; Friday, December 11th; Saturday, December 12th; and Sunday, December 13th, fish, wine and oil are permitted.
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