March 7th, 2021
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Saints of the Day for Sunday and the coming week, and other edifying reading:
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Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, March 13th||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, March 14th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy, followed by Forgiveness Vespers|
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.
Work on the new septic system is not yet complete, so please make sure your children do not play in the work area, or on the equipment. Hopefully they will be done before next Sunday.
You can listen to a virtual choir production of “By the Waters of Babylon,” which includes Demetra Durham, Lydia Martin, Nina Bernardi, Larissa Sander, and Deacon Alexander Petrovsky, here: https://youtu.be/0kx-QZw9THA
If anyone in your family is graduating this year, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. We want to be sure to recognize their achievement.
Our next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Saturday, March 20th.
Our next Restricted Liturgy will be on Saturday, April 3rd.
If you are interested in participating in a week night Bible Study, which would be held at the Church (though we will stream it via Google Meets for those who cannot come), let Fr. John Whiteford know. We will do it on Tuesday evenings, beginning on March 23rd. We will be going through the book of Daniel.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on March 31st, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the Last Judgment, 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 “By the Rivers of Babylon: Commentary on Psalm 136,” by Professor Larisa Marsheva and Peter Gramatik, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “By the Waters of Babylon (Psalm 136),” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 3/7/21 (No Fast): Tryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Next Sunday: 3/14/21 (Cheesefare: No Meat, but dairy and fish allowed): Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 3/7/21 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 3/21/21 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 3/6/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 3/13/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 3/7/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 3/14/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Luke Hall’s Birthday – Friday, March 5th.
Sophia Cynthia Ann Hirsch & Eugenia Charytoniuk’s birthday – Saturday, March 6th.
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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); 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 Mikhail Baytin, Nicolay (Wiktor Charytoniuk’s uncle and Godfather), 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.
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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 Sanchez.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Cody Bornejko (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for February 2021 and Great Lent:
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Fasting in the Coming week: Beginning on Monday, March 8th, we abstain from meat, but we can eat fish and dairy throughout the week. We begin Great Lent on Monday, March 15th.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
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