July 5th, 2020
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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:
Propers for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (July 7th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Monday, July 6th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist|
|Tuesday, July 7th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist|
|Saturday, July 11th||5:00 p.m. Vigil for Ss. Peter and Paul
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, July 12th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for Ss. Peter and Paul|
We will have a special collection for a Ukrainian woman who is unemployed, has an infant, and is in need.
In the month of July we will have one extra liturgy each week. We will only restrict the liturgy on Saturday, July 25th to those who have concerns about the Coronavirus, but attendance at weekday and Saturday Liturgies is normally less 25 people, and so for those concerned about avoiding crowds, these liturgies are all good options.
The Pastoral School of our Diocese has a Catechist Program, that you can read about here:
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost here:
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 May 2020):
Building Fund: $3,199.00
For May 2020:
Building Fund: $200.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “San Francisco — the City of St. John,” by Sergei Mudrov, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Nursing Grievances v. the Christian Eye – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 7/5/20 (Fast: fish, wine, and oil permitted): During the Apostles Fast, we will provide drinks, chips, and fruit. If you need something more substantial, you are encourage to bring something additional.
Next Sunday: 7/12/20 (No Fast): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 7/5/20 – Team Agustin.
Next (Ending on): 7/19/20 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 7/4/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 7/11/20: Abby Hall.
This Sunday: 7/5/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Sunday: 7/12/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Commemorations from the past week:
Eleanor (Anne) Wandke’s birthday; George & Larisa Williams’ Wedding Anniversary – Tuesday, June 30th.
Andrew Rodionov & Samuel Carlisle’s Birthday – Thursday, July 2nd.
Jacob (John) Kettner, Joan Marie (Johanna) Penning’s Name day; Korey (Moses) Pickering’s Birthday – Saturday, July 3rd.
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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 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, 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; Joshua Gonzales; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Larisa Williams; and Children 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 protection of Rdr. Sergei Lickwar, who is being deployed to Iraq, and Rdr. Peter Lickwar, who is a police officer.
For the newly reposed Archbishop Agapit; Hierodeacon Polycarp (Sidirov); Protodeacon Gregory Norris; Natalia; Peter Haddad, 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, and Juliana Wilkinson.
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, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Mark Reynolds, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, and William 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: Shawna; James; Michael Word; Rev. Mario Tamez; Margaret Pennings (Steve Pennings’ mother).
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Cancelled until further notice.
The Schedule for the remainder of April through July 2020:
The Schedule for August through October 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Monday, July 6th; Tuesday, July 7nd; Thursday, July 9th; and Saturday, July 11th, July 5th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. Wednesday, July 8th; and Friday, July 10th, are normal fast days. On Sunday, July 12th, we break the fast.
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