July 4th, 2021
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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 4th):
Propers for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (Wednesday, July 7th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, July 6th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for Nativity of the Forerunner|
|Wednesday, July 7th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Nativity of the Forerunner|
|Saturday, July 10th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, July 11th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul
St. Jonah Fine Arts Summer Day Camp: The camp dates/time: July 19- July 23rd (Mon.-Fr.), 9 am- 3pm. There will be 4 groups, with the same age groups as the Sunday school: Toddlers (2-4), Children (5-7), Children (8-12), Teens (13+). Day camp activities include: morning prayers, icon painting, singing, games, crafts, Orthodox discussion for older kids, snack and lunch. Children from St. Jonah’s and from other parishioners are welcomed to join. To enroll your children, please fill out a simple form: https://forms.gle/F2B5Mapo4rGASebQ8
The Reader Class will be meeting on Saturday, July 10th, at 3:30 p.m. in the parish house.
The next Bible Study on the book of Daniel will be on Tuesday, July 13th, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. We will be discussing Daniel 11, beginning at verse 20. For those who want to participate remotely, they can login at this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/cue-frgn-gcu
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, July 22nd, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, July 17th, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, here:
Sisterhood News: Rosa Mahand’s Daughter-in-Law is making fresh pasta on a homemade Pomodoro Sauce without meat. She will be delivering it to the church Saturday afternoon and it will be for sale this Sunday. They are being prepared specially for the Apostles fast. They will be $6.00 per container ($4.00 her cost/$2 for the Sisterhood). These will be in individual containers designed as one meal so anyone can purchase them.
Bookstore News: We have more copies of the Old Rite Prayer Book in, and have Fr. Daniel Sysoev’s Law of God, back in stock.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 May 2021):
Building Fund: $266,406.00
For May 2021:
Building Fund: $1,838.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “I Always Remembered the Joy of Being with St. John of Shanghai,” Part 1,” by Archpriest George Larin, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “What Advantage Hath the Russian?” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 7/4/21 (Fast: fish, wine, and oil permitted): Elena Craig, Rebecca Jackson, and Rosa Mahand.
Next Sunday: 7/11/21 (Fast: fish, wine, and oil permitted): Ruth Gentry, Liza Dydyshk, and Demetra Durham.
Currently: (Ending on): 7/11/21 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 7/25/21 – Team Cody.
This Saturday: 7/3/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 7/10/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
This Sunday: 7/4/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 7/11/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Commemorations from the past week:
Rdr. Moses Munster’s Birthday; Agustin Rafaelano’s Name day – Monday, June 28th.
Eleanore Anne Wandke’s birthday; John & Ruth Gentry’ Wedding Anniversary – Wednesday, June 30th.
Andrew Rodionov & Samuel Carlisle’s Birthday – Friday, July 2nd.
John Lardas, Jacob (John) Kettner, Joan Marie (Johanna) Penning, and Kallistos Pino’s Name Day – Saturday, July 3rd.
Andrew de Carion’s Birthday – Sunday, July 4th.
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For the Servants of God, Metropolitan Mark; Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Archpriest Geoffrey Korz, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, Priest Cassian Sibley, Deacon Lev Opie, Matushka Tatiana Trussin, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Matushka Patricia Whiteford, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, James and Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Jack (John) Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; John Nicholas Ostis; Garrett (Maximus) and Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Natalia Petrova; Tatyana Grigorieva; Victor (Yelena Yegorova’s father); Alexis Lukianov; Michael Murphy; John Gentry; and the Child Irene Harrington, 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 Maria Karas; Galina Bencowitz, Lubov (Galina Lay’s mother), and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Laura Ibanez, Brittany (Elizabeth) Northcutt, and Elizabeth Cline.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, 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, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, Chad Holloway, Bridgette Dunlap (Matrona Marsh’s cousin), Adriana Mahand, Karym Kinnibrugh, and William who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
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No formal Sunday School until the end of Summer.
The Schedule for May through July 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, July 5th is a normal fast day. On Tuesday, July 6th; Wednesday, July 7th; Thursday, July 8th; Friday, July 9th; Saturday, July 10th; and Sunday, July 11th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Monday, July 12th, we break the fast.
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2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388