December 8th, 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:
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, December 14th||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)|
|Sunday, December 15th||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.
Archbishop Peter will be visiting our parish the weekend of December 15th.
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.
Thank you cards
To register your children for the 2019 St. Herman’s Conference, Please click here:
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 by emailing Merilee Eidson at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 “Unity of the Church, an Image of the Holy Trinity” by the Elder Sophrony (Sakharov), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “God is Calling Us to Holiness: Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple 2019,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 12/8/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Iryna Chebotko, and Aleksandra Murphy.
Next Sunday: 12/15/19 (Fast Day — Fish, wine, and oil permitted) – Kara Hall / Potluck for Bishop’s Visit.
Currently: (Ending on): 12/15/19 – Team Dee Dee.
Next (Ending on): 12/29/19 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 12/7/19: Abby Hall.
Next Saturday: 12/14/19: Cody Bornejko.
This Sunday: 12/8/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 12/15/19: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Elena Medvedeva McCaughan; Marco Maldonado & Monique Jabbour’s Birthday – Monday, December 2nd.
Jonathan Companik’s Birthday; Monique (Mary) Jabbour’s Name day – Wednesday, December 4th.
Diakonissa Natalia Baranov’s Birthday Name day – Thursday, December 5th.
Alexander Sheiko, Alexander Kettner, & Alexander Alexandrov’s Name Day; David Le Pound’s Birthday – Friday, December 6th.
Catherine Whiteford & Summer (Catherine) Bruner’s Name day / Jakob Edward Herzog’s Birthday – Saturday, December 7th.
Agustin Rafaelano’s Birthday – Sunday, December 8th.
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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; 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 repose of 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 Tikhon Pino.
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 9th; Tuesday, December 10th; Friday, December 13th; Saturday, December 14th; and Sunday, December 15th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Thursday, December 12th, wine and oil are permitted. Wednesday, December 11th, is a normal fast day.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388