February 5th, 2023
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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 (Sunday, February 5th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, February 11th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, February 12th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
Ministry Opportunities: If you are interested in serving as a God parent for new catechumens, or participating in our visitation ministry, please speak with Fr. John Whiteford.
There will be a Special collection for the benefit of Holy Trinity Seminary, this Sunday and next Sunday.
If you have any one in your family graduating this Spring, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
The House Blessing Schedule is posted here: https://saintjonah.org/bltn/houseblessings2023.htm If the date your family is listed, please let Fr. John Whiteford know ASAP. If your family is not listed, and you want your home blessed, please let him know that too.
If you have any Nominations for Parish Council for our Annual Meeting in February 2023, please let Fr. John Whiteford or Fernando Maldonado know.
Fr. Christopher Morgan is crowd-funding to enable him to do a complete translation of the Greek Septuagint and Greek New Testament. If you would like to help out, see https://gofund.me/e27899b7 or https://www.givesendgo.com/first_Bible You can also send donations through our Church, just mark it as being for “Translation Project.”
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, March 4th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/atw-vyaq-awp
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Monday, March 6th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/ydw-irgc-aop
Notice of Annual Parish Meeting: In accordance with the By-Laws of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, notice is hereby given that St. Jonah Orthodox Church will hold its Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, February 19, 2023, immediately following Divine Services. All Orthodox Christians of both sexes, regardless of their nationality, who have reached the age of 21 years, have declared their membership by completing a membership form; who financially support the Church, who make their confession and take Holy Communion not less than once a year; and who tend to the moral and economic welfare of the parish may become parish members and vote at the Annual Parish Meeting. If by the time scheduled for the meeting, the parish members present should fail to constitute the required quorum, another Annual Parish Meeting shall be convened one hour later on the same day which meeting shall be considered valid in the presence of any number of attending parish members.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 December 2022):
Building Fund: $11,273.87
For December 2022:
Building Fund: $550.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “How Not to Lose Your Mind: Metropolitan Luke’s wartime notes,” by Metropolitan Luke (Kovalenko) of Zaporozhye and Melitopol, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “Faith Makes Us Eager for Death,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 2/5/23 (No Fast): The Martin and Shaw families, and Rachel Burns.
Next Sunday: 2/12/23 (No Fast): The Howard, Nation, and Walling families.
Currently: (Ending on): 2/12/23 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 2/26/23 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 2/4/23: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 2/11/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 2/5/23: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 2/12/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 2/5/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Next Sunday: 2/12/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Commemorations from the past week:
Antonio Maldonado’s Name day – Monday, January 30th.
Stanislav (Stachys) Kuzmin’s Birthday – Wednesday, February 1st.
James and Katie Powell’s Wedding Anniversary; Ines Josefina Ibañez, Maksim Pino, Garrett (Maximus) Eidson and Maxim Singh’s Name day; Amanda (Elizabeth) McIsaac; Elizabeth Cline; Nathaniel Henderson & Rdr. Steven Pennings’ birthday – Wednesday, February 3rd.
Fernando (Gabriel) Maldonado’s birthday – Saturday, February 4th.
Rishi Singh’s Name Day – Sunday, February 5th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Priest Benigno Pardo; Deacon Vladimir Trussin; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, Olga, Nathaniel (Barrett) Mahand, Eliasious, Rdr. John Economou, Robert McIsaac, Galina Lay, Rdr. Joshua Gonzales, Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko, Cosmas (Spencer) Burton, Jeffery Gallagher, Suzannah, and Dennis Tilley, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Soldier Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Patriarch Irenaios, Bishop Tikhon (Fitzgerald), Archpriest Sergey, and Raphael (Souheil) Haddad, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, Elizabeth Albarran, and Anja Peña.
Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Steven Villarreal, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, Daniel Sommer, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, and Gerald Campbell.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Zee Eidson, Michael and Brenda Eidson, for the child Mason Eidson, Gene and Beth Beggs, Scott and Carol Phillips, Jerald Spires, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Ana Crespo, Liza, Aida Diaz, Antonio, John Lay, and Linda Ballentine who are ill.
For Ken, Christina, Aki and family; and Johnnie, Damon and Elisabeth Myers, and their child, Dorothy, Scott and Shannon Eidson and their family, James Franklin and his family, Wayne Bo Peacock, Vince Powell and his child Rex, Richard, Teresa. Marcie Dark, Tim, Karen, Taylor, Lindsay, Jon, Alex, and Andrew Burns, Michelle Brazzil, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Mary Garcia (Joseph Ibañez’s grandmother).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko.
Children, Age 7-9: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2023:
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Fasting in the Coming week: There is no fasting this week.
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