March 19th, 2023
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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, March 19th):
Propers for the Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy (March 22nd):
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Wednesday, March 22nd||6:30 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy|
|Saturday, March 25th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, March 26th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will resume our Bible Study on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, beginning with Chapter 1 and 2. For those appearing in person, we will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by Refreshments. For those appearing via Google Meets, they can log in at https://meet.google.com/auu-sfip-kdm
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, March 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/atw-vyaq-awp
We will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church on Pascha on the Sundays of Great Lent.
Mighty Mite boxes went home two Sundays ago, to encourage children’s alms giving during Lent by collecting spare change. We will be collecting those boxes back on Palm Sunday. If your child does not have a Mighty Mite Box, speak to their Sunday School Teacher.
Lenten meals will be sold on Sundays as a part of the Sisterhood Fundraiser for the Catastrophic Fund. Please support the Sisterhood by preparing or buying lenten meals.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Monday, March 27th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/hbf-qhnr-mhx
Fr. Christopher Morgan is crowd-funding to enable him to do a complete translation of the Greek Septuagint and Greek New Testament. If you would like to help out, see https://www.givesendgo.com/first_Bible You can also send donations through our Church, just mark it as being for “Translation Project.”
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Bright Friday, April 21st, at 9:00 a.m.
Sisterhood News: You can become a Sisterhood member by filling out membership forms online, the paper forms located in the trapeza hall bulletin board. Make sure to join Sisterhood io group online to be up-to-date with all Sisterhood news and announcements.
As an initiative of our Saint Julianna Sisterhood, you are invited to pray with a group from our church at the 40 Days for Life vigil. We are scheduled to meet and pray on Monday, March 20th, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on Wednesday, March 29th, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fr. David Companik will lead us in praying an akathist hymn in the public right-of-way outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 4600 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77023. We may park on Gulfcrest St. along the curb. Please let Fr. David or Matushka Genevieve know if you would like to attend!
If you are interested in learning to be a sidewalk counselor, who can pass out information about pregnancy resources during our prayer vigil, please let Matushka Genevieve know. The program director at The Houston Coalition for Life could train us on a Friday after 1:00 p.m. at her office in Houston.
Brotherhood News: You can join the Brotherhood io group online to keep up with all Brotherhood news and announcements, or follow their Telegram channel.
Bookstore News: We have Pascha Passports in the bookstore, which are a great way for children to keep track of the journey through Lent.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 December 2022):
Building Fund: $11,273.87
For December 2022:
Building Fund: $550.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Ukrainian Hierarchs on the State Expelling Holy Orthodoxy from the Kiev Caves Lavra,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “To the Church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7),” by Fr.John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 3/19/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Companik, Kim, and Yates families.
Next Sunday: 3/26/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Ely, Kuzmin, and Rafaelano families.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/26/23 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 4/9/23 – Team Marcus.
This Saturday: 3/18/23: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 3/25/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 3/19/23: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 3/26/23: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 3/19/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Next Sunday: 3/26/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino.
Commemorations from the past week:
Rebecca Liepman and Francesca (Michelle) Jabbour’s Birthday – Tuesday, March 14th.
Thomas Evind’s Birthday – Wednesday, March 15th.
Giovanni Jabbour’s Birthday – Friday, March 17th.
Konstantin Graeff’s Birthday, Elena Medvedeva McCaughan’s wedding anniversary – Saturday, March 18th.
Artem & Iryna Chebotko’s Wedding Anniversary – Sunday, March 19th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Priest Benigno Pardo; 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, Galina Lay, Rdr. Joshua Gonzales, Lisa (Euphemia) Bornejko, Cosmas (Spencer) Burton, Jeffery Gallagher, Suzannah, Savva (Tyler) Barrett, Dennis Tilley, and John Watts, 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 Fr. Daniel Shirak, Nataliya, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, Elizabeth Albarran, and Anja Peña.
Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Steven Villarreal, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, Daniel Sommer, Adriane Melnyczuk, William Chandonia, Gerald Campbell, Sabina Centinia, and Christine Kim.
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, Ana Crespo, Liza, Aida Diaz, Antonio, John Lay, Jennie Mobley, 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. Marcie Dark, Tim, Karen, Taylor, Lindsay, Jon, Alex, and Andrew Burns, Michelle Brazzil, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Mary Garcia (Joseph Ibañez’s grandmother).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko.
Children, Age 7-9: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. David Companik.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2023:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2023:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Tuesday, March 21st; Saturday, March 25th; and Sunday, March 26th, wine and oil are permitted. Monday, March 20th; Wednesday, March 22nd; Thursday, March 23rd; and Friday, March 24th, are normal fast days.
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