January 23rd, 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 23rd):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, January 29th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, January 30th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
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.
Congratulations to Abigail Morgan (age 12) who is the first place winner for the Junior division Essay contest of the Saint Kosmas Education Association. Her essay is about Father Roman Braga.
On Sunday, February 6th, Alexander Liepman and Rebecca Clayton will be married at St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church at 4:30 p.m.
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.
We will have our next Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Tuesday, January 25th, 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/iww-zarn-ici.
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, January 26th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, January 29th, 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:
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 email@example.com or 314-795-3897.
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood meeting will be held on Friday, February 18th, at 7:00 p.m..
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 the Life of St. Theophan the Recluse, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Ministry and the Devil: Sunday after Theophany 2022,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 1/23/22 (No Fast): Clines, Kettners, and Woods families.
Next Sunday: 1/30/22 (No Fast): Justyna Charytoniuk and the Maldonado Family.
Currently: (Ending on): 1/23/22 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 2/6/22 – Team Marcus.
This Saturday: 1/22/22: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 1/29/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 1/23/22: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 1/30/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 1/23/22: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 1/30/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
Artem Chebotko’s Name Day; Sarah Solis’s Birthday – Monday, January 17th.
Panteleimon Michael de Carion’s Birthday – Tuesday, January 18th.
John West, Jonathan de Carion, Ivan Kuzmin, & Billy Gene Holloway’s Name day – Thursday, January 20th.
Deacon David Shephard’s Birthday – Friday, January 21st.
Maksim Pino’s Birthday – Saturday, January 22nd.
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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 Fr. Stavros Rousos, Fr. James Rosselli, Fr. Chrysostomos, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Mary Frow, 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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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 November 2021 through January 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, January 26th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. Friday, January 28th is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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