January 22nd, 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, January 22nd):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, January 28th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, January 29th||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.
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
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, January 28th, 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 Friday, February 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/bii-nbpy-khy
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Liturgy on Sunday, February 19th.
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 “The Persecuted Church in Ukraine: Have We Lost Our Courage?” by Fr. Geoffrey Korz, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “The Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 1/22/23 (No Fast): The Cline and Kettner families, and Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 1/28/23 (No Fast): The Jimenez, Smith, and Wilkinson families.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/29/23 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 2/12/23 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 1/21/23: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 1/28/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 1/22/23: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 1/29/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 1/22/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Next Sunday: 1/29/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Commemorations from the past week:
Matushka Genevieve Companik’s Name day – Monday, January 16th.
Artem Chebotko’s Name Day – Tuesday, January 17th.
Panteleimon de Carion’s Birthday – Wednesday, January 18th.
John West, Jonathan de Carion, Ivan Kuzmin, & Billy Gene Holloway’s Name day – Friday, January 20th.
Deacon David Shephard’s Birthday – Saturday, January 21st.
Maksim Pino’s Birthday – Sunday, January 22nd.
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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, 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, Archpriest Sergey, Raphael (Souheil) Haddad, and Anna Ibrahim, 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, and William Chandonia.
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 Teodoro Regis (Piotr Fraczek’s Cousin).
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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. David Companik.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2023:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, January 25th; and Friday, January 27th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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