March 8th, 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 Friday Presanctified Liturgy:
Propers for the Soul Saturday Liturgy:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, March 13th||9:00 a.m. Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 p.m. Soul Saturday Matins
|Saturday, March 14th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy for Soul Saturday
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the Vigil).
|Sunday, March 15th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy.|
We have Faith Promise Pledge cards in the Narthex. We ask all of our members to complete one of these forms (one per household), and to have them submitted by March 29th.
We are doing remodeling work in the parish hall. We are demolishing the half bathroom that is adjacent to the area we serve food, and turning it into a storage area. Please make sure children stay out of that room while work is in progress.
Bookstore: The bookstore has been restocked with children’s books, lenten reading, car icons and crosses, wooden wall crosses as well as Paschal gifts.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 December 2019):
Building Fund: $12,125.00
For December 2019:
Building Fund: $426.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,205.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “A Message from the Diocesan Bishop Regarding Church Life and the Coronavirus,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “The Asceticism of Forgiveness – Cheesefare Sunday 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 3/8/20 (Fast day – wine and oil permitted) – Seraphim Lewis, Tatiana Schwendeman, and the Nation family.
Next Sunday: 3/15/20 (Fast day – wine and oil permitted) – Joshua Gonzales, Rebecca Clayton, Alexander Liepman, and the Cline family).
Currently: (Ending on): 3/8/20 – Team Dee Dee.
Next (Ending on): 3/22/20 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 3/7/20: Abby Hall.
Next Saturday: 3/14/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 3/8/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 3/15/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Luke Hall’s birthday – Thursday, March 5th.
Sophia Cynthia Ann Hirsch & Eugenia Charytoniuk’s birthday – Friday, March 6th.
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For the Servants of God, 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, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, 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; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); and 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 Matfei; Archpriest John Anderson, Sergei, and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Olga Shchepelina, 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, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, and Mark Reynolds, 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: James; Michael Word; Rev. Mario Tamez; Margaret Pennings (Steve Pennings’ mother); Jacob Gonzalez.
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Mat. Sara Shephard (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Lydia Holt (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Svetlana Cherskaya.
Teens 12+: Taught by Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for February and Great Lent 2020:
The Schedule for Holy Week 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
Monday, March 9th; Tuesday, March 10th; Wednesday, March 11th; Thursday, March 12th; and Friday, March 13th are normal fast days. On Saturday, March 14th; and Sunday, March 15th, wine and oil are permitted.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
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