July 28th, 2019
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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:
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, August 3rd||5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)|
|Sunday, August 4th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
Music and Art Summer Day Camp: Monday, August 5th – Friday, August 9th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, see:
https://saintjonah.org/e-bulletin/st-jonah-day-camp/ We need volunteers, and we need parents to register online ASAP.
Our next online Bible Study will be held on Wednesday, August 7th, at 7:00 p.m.
We may be in the middle of summer, but the new school year is fast approaching and I am looking for volunteers to teach our Sunday School program this year. There will be three age groups: 4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, and a 12+ group. We will have an informational meeting in August to go over the curriculum and our vision for the program this year. Please contact Matushka Sara Shephard if you are interested in volunteering and what age group you would prefer to teach. .
St. Herman’s Conference this year will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, from December 26th through December 30th. If you have a child that will be attending, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. We are trying to plan transportation ahead of time.
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Sisterhood News: The sisterhood is planning our Annual Rummage Sale for the following dates:
Friday, August 2nd – 07:00 – 3:00 PM
Saturday August 3rd – 07:00 – 12:00 PM
Please text pictures to Melissa Holloway at 832-326-2996 if you have any of the following items that you will be bringing to sell:
or other big ticket or large items
The deadline to get these pictures to me is FRIDAY, JULY 19TH as we will be placing ads. We will start accepting items Sunday, July 28th. If anyone needs to drop off items early please contact Kara Hall to make arrangements. We would appreciate gently used and designer/boutique and other items that will sell quickly.
Please refrain from bringing the following:
Any items that are badly damaged / extremely worn
Personalized clothing or items, i.e monogrammed or engraved
School or work (company) logo’d shirts or other clothing
This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and the proceeds assist with kids’ church camps and St. Herman’s conferences. We are looking to have a successful rummage sale this year and we appreciate all the donations and assistance! Please contact me or Kara Hall if you have any questions.
The Sisterhood Good Thoughts Book Club is reading God’s Path to Sanity by Dee Pennock. These books are available in the bookstore. The next book club meeting will be on August 31, 2019 at 1:30 PM in the Trapeza Hall. Contact Merilee Eidson for additional details.
Bookstore News: Book club book: Short Trip to the Edge is available in the bookstore.
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Is the Serbian Orthodox Church an Obstacle for the U.S. in the Balkans?” by Matfey Shaheen, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon: “The Meaning of the Baptism of Russia” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 7/28/19 (No Fasting) – Parish Potluck name day celebration.
Next Sunday: 8/4/19 (No Fasting) – Lydia Holt, Shane Martin, and the Kettner, and Shephard families.
Currently: (Ending on): 7/28/19 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 8/11/19 – Team Agustin.
This Saturday: 7/27/19: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Saturday: 8/3/19: Rdr James Hall.
This Sunday: 7/28/19: Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 7/28/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
The newly illumined: John, Paul, Vladislav, Alexander, Michael, and John; and their sponsors: Priest David Companik and Mark.
Summer (Catherine) Bruner’s Birthday – Monday, July 22nd.
Victoria Chebotko & Constantina Stevens’ Birthday – Tuesday, July 23rd.
Olga Shchepelina, Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko, Olga Koulikova; Olga Bryant, Olga Bolling’s Name day; and Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko’s Birthday – Wednesday, July 24th.
Kara (Mary Magdalene) Hall – Thursday, July 25th.
Fr. Vladimir Trussin; Vladimir Bolling & Xavier (Vladimir) Lerma’s Name day / Sofia Boyarskikh, & Nicholas Bruner’s Birthday – Sunday, July 28th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Hieromonk Ambrose, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Joseph Reynolds, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Gregory (Bob) Cain; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; and Child Irene Harrington, who are ill.
The Captives Metropolitan Paul; Ramon Cury, and Salma Cury.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the repose of Archpriest John Moses, Archpriest Bogdan Sushansky, Anisia Sushansky, Gloria Ostis, and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth Whiteford Cline & Tatiana Galitzine Sierra.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Ann Kellis; Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Bethany; Shiela; Cecilia Beck; Rohayu; Infant Jared; Laura Odom, Leslie Swain (Ben Bryant’s mother); Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Keaton Munster, Jeff Perkins, John Williams, William Allen (Eleanor’s adopted brother), John Ward (Rdr Demitri Likomitros’ Uncle), King Kotchavar, Debbie, Carol Schwendeman, Sergei Savitski, and Donna Beauchamp, who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the Reposed: Jerrell Beck (Melissa Holloway’s uncle), Jason, Arthur, Garrett Eidson’s grandfather; Teresa Hall (James Hall’s sister); and Clifford Barnett Sr (Clifford’s father).
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Summer Program after Trapeza. The Youth Choir will also be practicing after Trapeza. If you have any questions about youth choir please contact Svetlana Cherskaya firstname.lastname@example.org or (281) 220 7599.
The Schedule for August through October 2019:
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Fasting in the Coming week:
Wednesday, July 31st, is a normal fast day. On Friday, August 2nd, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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