February 6th, 2022
Stump the Priest: Question: “How exactly do the commemoration lists work? I know I write the names of Orthodox or non-orthodox people I’m praying for, and then eat the Prosphora bread afterwords… But how do I get the commemorations read out during liturgy? I’m praying for a deceased friend of a friend… Also, for commemorations of the living, are those typically just the sick? Or do we do list those we’re praying for “in general”? For instance, my parents, God Parents, friends that I’m trying to introduce to the church, etc…” Click here for the Answer.
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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 6th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, February 6th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy
6:00 p.m. Wedding at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
|Saturday, February 12th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, February 13th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
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 20, 2021, 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.
Nominations for Parish Council: If you wish to nominate someone to serve on Parish Council, please let Fr. John Whiteford or Fernando Maldonado know, no later than Friday, February 18th. No nominations from the floor of the meeting will be accepted.
Annual Meeting Reports: Any Reports aside from the Rector, Warden, and Treasurer will need to be submitted in writing, no later than February 13th.
The House Blessing Schedule is listed here: https://www.saintjonah.org/bltn/houseblessings2022.htm Until a date is confirmed by the family, it is only tentative, but please le me know as soon as possible whether the proposed day will work or not.
On Sunday, February 6th, Alexander and Rebecca will be married at St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church at 6:00 p.m.
The Event Planning Committee will be meeting after Sunday School on Sunday, February 27th to plan the Marriage Seminar in June.
We will have our next Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Wednesday, February 9th, at 7:00 p.m. We will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by refreshments and then start the Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. However, for those who cannot come in person, they can participate via Google Meets by logging in at 7:00 p.m. at this link: https://meet.google.com/aif-jopt-zsm.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, February 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/tjc-fcyr-fwk
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, March 12th, at 9:00 a.m.
The Parish Development Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 15th, at 6:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee (February 13th), here:
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood meeting will be held on Friday, February 18th, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish house.
Bookstore News: Vigil Coffee Roasters. Fresh, batch roasted, single origin coffee available in the bookstore for $18/bag. If you are interested in subscriptions, contact Christopher Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-795-3897.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2021):
Building Fund: $272,883.00
For December 2021:
Building Fund: $760.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “The Practice of Preparation for Communion in Russian Orthodox Christianity,” by Deacon Paul Siewers, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “What Bishops and Priests Can Do About Abortion,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 2/6/22 (No Fast): Rachel Burns, the Ibañez Family, and the Nation Family.
Next Sunday: 2/13/22 (No Fast): Rosa Mahand, Brooke McDonald, and Vera Yates.
Currently: (Ending on): 2/6/22 – Team Marcus.
Next (Ending on): 2/20/22 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 2/5/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 2/12/22: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 2/6/22: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 2/13/22: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 2/6/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 2/13/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Athanasius Solis’ Name Day – Monday, January 31st.
Stanislav Kuzmin’s Birthday – Tuesday, February 1st.
Esther Morgan’s Birthday – Wednesday, February 2nd.
James and Katie Powell’s (Catechumens) Wedding Anniversary; Ines Josefina Ibañez, Maksim Pino, Maximus Solis, Garrett (Maximus) Eidson and Maxim Singh’s Name day; Amanda (Elizabeth) McIsaac; Elizabeth Cline; Nathaniel Henderson & Rdr. Steven Pennings’ birthday – Thursday, February 3rd.
Fernando (Gabriel) Maldonado’s birthday – Friday, February 4th.
Rishi Singh’s Name Day – Saturday, February 5th.
Lydia Martin, Xenia Evind, Oksana Mahecha, Xenia McAvoy, Ksenia Nation, Olesya Kettner, Xenia Galitzine & Ksenia Gutzke’s Name day – Sunday, February 6th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; 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, (Barrett (Nathaniel) Mahand, and John Gentry, 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 Fr. Stavros Rousos, Fr. James Rosselli, Fr. Chrysostomos, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Mary Frow, Michael (Joe) Atkinson, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Daria Pino, Xenia Evind, Lydia Martin, Nina Bernardi.
Jonathan Cantao, Jessica Kravtsov, Piotr Fraczek, Tyler Barrett, Annie Nowak, Danny Gonzalez, Jayden DeRosia, George Hixson, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Mahoney, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Ben Dixon, Michelle Jimenez, Jeff Gallagher, Alyson Good, and the Powell (James, Katie, James, Everett, Charles, Russel, Henry, and Samson) and Walling (Levi, Avie, Mac, Wells, Bayla) families.
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, Anthony Osinski, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Erik Minor, and Vanessa Canterbury who are ill.
For 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.
The newly reposed Marilyn Perry (a friend of the Whiteford family), Linda Myers (David Stone’s aunt).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik and Elizabeth DeCarion.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Children, Age 7-8: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard and Jacob Kettner.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February 2022 and Great Lent:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, February 9th, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, February 11th is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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