February 16th, 2020
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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:
Propers for Meatfare Saturday:
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, February 22nd||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy for Meatfare Saturday
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil).
|Sunday, February 23rd||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy.|
We will take a special collection for the Diocesan Seminary Fund.
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Liturgy on Sunday, February 23rd. If you are an Orthodox Christian, 21 years old or older, and have become of a member of the parish, you can participate in the Annual Meeting. All committee reports need to be submitted by February 15th, and will be distributed to the parish electronically. If you are unsure if you are a member, please speak to Fr. John Whiteford.
Sisterhood: The Sisterhood will hold a general meeting on February 16th, after Sunday School. Anyone who is, or desires to be, a part of the Sisterhood is welcome. We will be voting on our Sisterhood Council members-at-large, so anyone who wants to make a nomination needs to submit the name to Merilee Eidson before the 16th.
Bookstore: The bookstore has been restocked with children’s books, lenten reading, car icons and crosses, wooden wall crosses as well as Paschal gifts.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 December 2019):
Building Fund: $12,125.00
For December 2019:
Building Fund: $426.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Hieromartyr Daniel Sysoev, Whose Home Was Always in Heaven,” by Ludmila Esipenko, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Come to Yourself – Prodigal Son 2019” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 2/16/20 (No fast) – Rosa Mahand, and the Wilkinson and Ivanov families.
Next Sunday: 2/23/20 (No fast) – Annual Parish Meeting — food provided by the Parish Council.
Currently: (Ending on): 2/23/20 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 3/8/20 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 2/15/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 2/22/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 2/16/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 2/23/20: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Maxim Singh’s Birthday – Monday, February 10th.
Stanislav Senkiv’s Birthday – Tuesday, February 11th.
Rdr. Demitri Likomitros’ Birthday – Saturday, February 15th.
Kevin Shaw’s birthday – Sunday, February 16th.
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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; Tomas Maldonado, and 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 Sergei, and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Olga Shchepelina, and Daria Pino.
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: Margaret Pennings (Steve Pennings’ mother); Jacob Gonzalez.
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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 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 Wednesday, February 19th; and Friday, February 21st, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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