March 28th, 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:
Propers for the Friday Presanctified Liturgy:
Propers for the Saturday Liturgy:
You can find propers for other upcoming Liturgies by clicking here, and upcoming Rubrics for services by clicking here.
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, March 30th||6:30 p.m. Moleben before the Kursk Icon|
|Friday, April 2nd||6:30 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy|
|Saturday, April 3rd||9:00 a.m. Restricted Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, April 4th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
If you would like to purchase Nut Rolls to raise money for the Sisterhood’s Catastrophic Fund (which serves people in our parish and surrounding community that are experiencing truly dire need, with no strings attached), you can order online here: https://saintjonah.org/store/ or you can order in person at Church.
Each Sunday during Lent, Daniela Mocofan will be preparing Lenten meals for sale. Each meal will have a main entrée, side/dessert and will feed 1-2 people. The cost is $10, a portion of which will go to the Sisterhood catastrophic fund.
We will take a plate collection for the funeral expenses for Thekla Podrasky’s daughter, Ann Kellas, who passed away on March 21st.
We ask that each family complete a Faith Promise Pledge form for the coming year. This will help us to plan, and will also be helpful when we get ready to apply for a loan for our new Church building.
Our next Restricted Liturgy will be on Saturday, April 3rd.
The next Bible Study on the book of Daniel will be on Tuesday, April 12th, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. For those who want to participate remotely, they can login at this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/vmj-udxp-heh
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on April 1st, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the St. John Climacus, here:
Sisterhood News: Clean Hearts-Clean Closets Drive: During Great Lent, we will be collecting old, clean linens (towels, sheets, bath mats, etc) which will be donated to the Montgomery County animal shelter. There will be a collection basket behind the “dog house” inside the hall beginning Clean Monday. After liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, the children will deliver what is collected to the shelter. Contact a member of the Sisterhood with any questions.
The Sisterhood Council will meet on Wednesday, April 7th, at 7:00 p.m.
Bookstore News: Christmas ornaments are discounted 20%.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2020):
Building Fund: $36,649.00
For December 2020:
Building Fund: $6,475.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the Synaxarion for the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “The Joy of Being an Orthodox Christian: The Triumph of Orthodoxy 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 3/28/21 (Fast: wine, oil permitted): Sponsors needed.
Next Sunday: 4/4/21 (Fast: wine, oil permitted): Sponsors needed.
Currently: (Ending on): 4/4/21 – Team Cody.
Next (Ending on): 4/18/21 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 3/27/21: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 4/3/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 3/28/21: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 4/4/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Commemorations from the past week:
Daria Kuzmin & Adrian Durham’s Birthday – Monday, March 22nd.
Galina Lay’s Name day – Tuesday, March 23rd.
Mary Kuykendall’s Wedding Anniversary; Alexander Liepman, Jesse Kuykendall & Piotr Galitzine’s birthday – Thursday, March 25th.
Ezekiel Wilkinson’s Birthday – Sunday, March 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 Antonio Perdomo, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, 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; 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 Archpriest Vladimir Lecko, Rdr. Stephen Bradford, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
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, 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.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the newly reposed Ann Kellas (Thekla Podrasky’s daughter).
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Rosa Mahand (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-12: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Laura Ibanez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February 2021 and Great Lent:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Monday, March 29th; Wednesday, March 31st; Thursday, April 1st; and Friday, April 2nd, are normal fast days. On Tuesday, March 30th; Saturday, April 3rd, and Sunday, April 4th, wine and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388