June 28th, 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 Saturday of St. John of Shanghai (July 4th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, July 3rd||6:30 p.m. Vigil for St. John of Shanghai|
|Saturday, July 4th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for St. John of Shanghai
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, July 5th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will no longer be using sign-up lists for Sunday and Feast day liturgies, but in order to accommodate parishioners who are in high risk categories with regard to the Coronavirus (and those in their households), we will have Liturgy on all of the Saturdays in the month of June, but attendance at these Saturday liturgies will be restricted to those people — this does not apply, however, to clergy, servers, or those singing in the choir. The links for those who wish to attend to sign up are as follows:
Saturday, June 27th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kyqc1u1QWB4qZ7gCbQTeFMtjKRZhaxI-guo_faAbm2k
We will have a special collection for Thekla Podrasky’s family, which has been dealing with many unexpected expenses due to her granddaughter being in a nearly fatal car accident.
The Pastoral School of our Diocese has a Catechist Program, that you can read about here:
We have a number of books and videos on a table in the Parish Hall that are available for free to whoever wants them. A number of these are in Russian.
We need three families/individuals to volunteers to set up, monitor, and clean up Trapeza for the next 2 Sundays (June 28 and July 5th). We will be serving snacks during the Apostles’ Fast. Please note: snacks and drinks for these dates have already been purchased. Volunteers will make coffee, and set out snacks, juice boxes and grab and go fruit. If you need any help with new coffee maker, Julie, Kara, or Matushka Patricia can assist. After Trapeza, please clean the tables and take out the trash. Please email/text Julie Maldonado with the date you you can volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org 713-858-4314.
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 the Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion on the Apostles’ Fast:, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “God’s Plumbline,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 6/28/20 (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: 7/5/20 (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.
Currently: (Ending on): 7/5/20 – Team Agustin.
Next (Ending on): 7/19/20 – Team Rosa.
This Saturday: 6/27/20: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 7/4/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 6/28/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 7/5/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Deacon Sergei Baranov’s Birthday – Monday, June 22nd.
Kathleen (Aquilina) Mattocks & Austin (Thekla) Gutzke’s birthday – Tuesday, June 23rd.
Kathleen (Aquilina) Mattocks’s Name day – Friday, June 26th.
James Pound’s Birthday – Saturday, June 27th.
Rdr. Moses Munster’s Birthday; Agustin Rafaelano’s Name day – Sunday, June 28th.
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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:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Monday, June 29th; Thursday, July 2nd; Saturday, July 4th; and Sunday, July 5th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Tuesday, June 30th, wine and oil are permitted. Wednesday, July 1st; and Friday, July 3rd, are normal fast days.
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