March 5th, 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 5th):
Propers for the Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy (March 8th):
Propers for the Saturday Liturgy (March 11th):
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:
|Wednesday, March 8th||6:30 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy|
|Friday, March 10th||6:30 p.m. Soul Saturday Matins|
|Saturday, March 11th||9:00 a.m. Soul Saturday Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, March 12th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We will be collecting donations for flowers to decorate the Church on Pascha on the Sundays of Great Lent.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Monday, March 6th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/ydw-irgc-aop
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
Ministry Opportunities: If you are interested in serving as a God parent for new catechumens, or participating in our visitation ministry, please speak with Fr. John Whiteford.
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.
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
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.
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 “On the Sunday of Orthodoxy: Sermon given on the First Sunday of Lent,” by St. Luke, Archbishop of Crimea, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “Changing Spirits,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 3/5/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): Nicholas Cantao, George Hixson, and the Ibañez family.
Next Sunday: 3/12/23 (Fast: wine and oil permitted): The Chrisanthus, Evind, and Peña families.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/12/23 – Team Chebotko.
Next (Ending on): 3/26/23 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 3/4/23: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 3/11/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 3/5/23: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 3/12/23: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 3/5/23: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino.
Next Sunday: 3/12/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Ivan Kuzmin, Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson.
Commemorations from the past week:
Nikolai Pino & Luke Shephard’s Birthday – Monday, February 27th.
John Martin’s Birthday – Saturday, March 4th.
Luke Hall’s Birthday – Sunday, March 5th.
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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 Bishop Tikhon (Fitzgerald), Fr. Daniel Shirak, Ilia Paskevich, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, 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, 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. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2023:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, March 6th; Wednesday, March 8th; Thursday, March 9th; Saturday, March 11th; and Sunday, March 12th, wine and oil are permitted. Tuesday, March 7th; and Friday, March 10th are normal fast days.
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