July 31st, 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, July 31st):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, August 6th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, August 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
The Parish Hall will be closed through Sunday, August 7th for remodeling. There will be no regular Trapeza during this time. People can bring their own food and drinks, and can use the picnic tables and the restrooms in the Church, but the parish hall will be closed during this time. God willing, we will resume Trapeza as usual on Sunday, August 14th.
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, August 27th, at 9:00 a.m.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, August 24th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/xbm-amgb-vew
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, August 25th, at 7:00 p.m.
Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday is July 31. Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry of Houston asks that you pray for all those incarcerated men and women. Join us to help those in a dark place see the Light of Christ and share your love with those who crave His Love. Learn how you can get involved on Wednesday August 17, 7pm at St George, 5311 Mercer. Financial support is always needed. Contact us at OCPMHouston@gmail.com or Daniel Namee 832-563-1947.
Bookstore News: We have copies of the Prologue of Ohrid on sale for $75, while supplies last. The normal price is $135. We have copies of the Psalter that have Slavonic and Russian texts in Parallel columns for $15 each.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 June 2022):
Building Fund: $4,092.00
For June 2022:
Building Fund: $1,325.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the Statement on Baptism of Children of Same-Sex Couples from all the Monasteries of Mt. Athos, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to sermon “Cheerful Mercy: St. Matthew 9 Healing of the Paralytic,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 7/31/22 (No fasting): There will be no regular Trapeza this week due to the remodeling of the Hall.
Next Sunday: 8/7/22 (No fasting): There will be no regular Trapeza this week due to the remodeling of the Hall.
Currently: (Ending on): 7/31/22 – Team Marcus.
Next (Ending on): 8/14/22 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 7/30/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 8/6/22: Justin Wood.
This Sunday: 7/31/22: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 8/7/22: Justin Wood.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 7/31/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Next Sunday: 8/7/22: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Commemorations from the past week:
Kara (Mary Magdalene) Hall’s Birthday – Monday, July 25th.
Ruth Gentry’s Birthday – Tuesday, July 26th.
Fr. Vladimir Trussin; Vladimir (Russel) Powell, Vladimir Graeff, & Xavier (Vladimir) Lerma’s Name day / Marcus Ballentine, Aglaya Baranov &Elizaveta Baranov’s Birthday – Thursday, July 28th.
Evangelos Chrisanthus, Merilee Eidson’s Birthday – Friday, July 29th.
Constantine and Nataliya Nation’s Wedding Anniversary; Marina Watson’s Name day – Saturday, July 30th.
Vera Nation’s Birthday – Sunday, July 31st.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; 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, 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 Tatiana, Presbytera Xanthippe, and those slain in the violence in Ukraine and Syria.
Matushka Genevieve (Jennifer) Companik, Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, Rebecca Liepman, Lydia West, Elena Vilcu, Liza Dydyshka Wood, and Daria Pino.
Annie Nowak, Jayden DeRosia, Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Jessica Scarborough.
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, Erik Minor, Liza, 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.
For the newly reposed Concha and Miguel.
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No Sunday School until it resumes in the end of Summer.
The Schedule for August through October 2022:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, August 3rd, wine, and oil are permitted. On Friday, August 5th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388