January 16th, 2022
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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, January 16th):
Propers for the Feast of the Theophany (Wednesday, January 19th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Monday, January 17th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Eve of Theophany|
|Tuesday, January 18th||9:00 a.m. Royal Hours and Vesperal Liturgy for the Eve of Theophany, followed by the Great Blessing of the Waters
6:30 p.m. Vigil for Theophany
|Wednesday, January 19th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany|
|Saturday, January 22nd||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, January 23rd||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
The Annual General Sisterhood meeting will take place on Sunday, January 16th, directly after Trapeza. All female members over the age of 18 interested in participating in church events and charitable efforts are encouraged to attend. Elections will be held for the Sisterhood Council, so please submit all nominations by Friday, January 14th.
We will have a marriage seminar in June of 2022, and so will be restarting the Event Planning Committee. If you would like to be on that committee, and help make that event a success, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
There will be no Bible Study this week, due to services during the week.
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 Parish Development Committee will meet on January 20th at 6:00 p.m.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, January 29th, at 9:00 a.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:
Bookstore News: The bookstore is running a sale on the Prologue of Ohrid, for $81 a set until they’re sold out.
Cody would like to show a few other people how to use the new Square stand to ring up book sales. It’s incredibly easy and does all the record keeping for the user. If you are interested, please let Cody know.
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 email@example.com or 314-795-3897.
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood meeting will be held on Sunday, January 16th, after Trapeza.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 November 2021):
Building Fund: $272,123.00
For November 2021:
Building Fund: $925.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read a Homily on St. Seraphim of Sarov, by St. John of Shanghai, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “The Prophecy of Malachi,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 1/16/22 (No Fast): St. Juliana Sisterhood.
Next Sunday: 1/23/22 (No Fast): Clines, Kettners, and Woods families.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/23/22 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 2/6/22 – Team Marcus.
This Saturday: 1/15/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 1/22/22: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 1/16/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 1/23/22: Shane Martin.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 1/16/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Next Sunday: 1/23/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Commemorations from the past week:
Matushka Genevieve (Jennifer) Companik’s Birthday – Monday, January 10th.
Mac Walling [Catechumen] and Ilaria Pino’s Birthday; Anniversary of Fr. John Whiteford’s ordination; Emma Marsh & Vassily Rodionov’s Name day – Friday, January 14th.
Seraphim Lewis; Sisterhood Patronal Feast / Seraphim Linares, Nicco (Juliana) Wilkinson & Julie (Julianne) Maldonado’s Name day – Saturday, January 15th.
Brooke (Justina) and Michael McDonald’s Wedding Anniversary; Matushka Genevieve Companik’s Name day – Sunday, January 16th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, 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 Matushka Margarita Pardo, Michael (Joe) Atkinson, Thomas, Nicholas, 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, 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, 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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No Sunday School this Week due to the Sisterhood Annual Meeting.
The Schedule for November 2021 through January 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Tuesday, January 18th; and Friday, January 21st, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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