May 14th, 2023
Stuff from the Priest: “The Strange Theology of David Bentley Hart” Click here for the Article.
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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, May 14th):
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:
|Saturday, May 20th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, May 21st||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
No Bible Study This Week.
Michael Sisco and Rachel Burns will be married on Sunday, May 14th, at 3:00 p.m. at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 16900 Cypress Rosehill Rd, Cypress, TX 77429.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Friday, May 26th, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/kyf-pxof-vuw
We will be having a Summer Camp from June 5th through June 9th in Denton Texas, for children 11 through 18. Those 18 and older can volunteer to be a camp counselor. If you have children who you would like to send, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. Click Here to Register.
We will be taking a collection to help cover the costs of the Camp for young people in our parish.
The Summer Day Camp at St. Jonah Orthodox Church will run from Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd, 9 am – 3pm. There will be several groups, from toddlers to teens. To cover the cost of the food and arts/crafts supply, a suggested donation is $40 per child, but scholarships are available if you want your child to participate, but can’t cover the cost. Volunteers are needed to help with the camp. Both campers and volunteers can sign up online.
Day Camp registration for Campers: https://forms.gle/x1a4snMcWgHNARS37
Day Camp Volunteers Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/LGMRwJTbrN5gCG6k6
Coffee: Fr. Christopher Morgan will be selling fresh brewed gourmet coffee in the bookstore, for those who prefer good coffee to the standard brew. He is also selling fresh roasted coffee beans, for those who would like to brew more at home.
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 31st, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/cwk-gdhz-yfs
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://saintjonah.org/about/the-first-bible-of-the-church/ You can also send donations through our Church, just mark it as being for “Translation Project.”
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, May 27th, at 9:00 a.m.
Michael Sisco helps to provide people with health insurance, either through their employer, private insurance, or public plans, depending on their situation. He also helps small businesses with group plans. For a free consultation book an appointment with here: https://calendly.com/MichaelSisco
Catechumens: If you are a catechumen, or are not a catechumen, but would like to participate in classes for Catechumens, be sure to joine the Catechumen io group online.
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.
Brotherhood News: You can join the Brotherhood io group online to keep up with all Brotherhood news and announcements, or follow their Telegram channel.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 28th March 2023):
Building Fund: $5,810.25
For March 2023:
Building Fund: $2,688.25
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) on the True Face of Protestantism,” by Priest Valery Dukhanin, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon “How Not to Lose the Grace of God (Sunday of the Paralytic 2023),” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 5/14/23 (No fast): The Smith, Valerio, and Tristan families.
Next Sunday: 5/21/23 (No fast): The Cline and Kettner families.
Currently: (Ending on): 5/14/23 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 5/28/23 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 5/13/23: Nikolai Goldmann.
Next Saturday: 5/20/23: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 5/14/23: Nikolai Goldmann.
Next Sunday: 5/21/23: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 5/14/23: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Ivan Kuzmin, Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson.
Next Sunday: 5/21/23: Team C: Mathieu Powell, Seraphim Powell, Constantine Powell, William De Carion, Luka Chrisanthus, Michael Chrisanthus.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Wedded Catherine Whiteford and Benjamin Dixon.
Marco Maldonado’s Name day – Monday, May 8th.
Rdr Gabriel & Anja Gesche Peña’s Wedding Anniversary / Rassophore-Monk David Mahand’s Birthday – Tuesday, May 9th.
Fr. David Companik & Antonio Maldonado’s Birthday – Friday, May 12th.
Barbara Koulikova’s Birthday – Saturday, May 13th.
All the Mothers in the Parish & Julie Maldonado’s Birthday – Sunday, May 14th.
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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, Rdr. Gabriel Peña, 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 Archpriest Joseph Shadha, Presbytera Galina, Dimitri, Andrii Bezverkhyi, and those slain in the fighting in Ukraine, Russia, and Syria.
Laura Ibañez, Elizabeth de Carion, Elizabeth Albarran, Emilia Mullins, Anja Peña, and Elizabeth Cline.
Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, 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, Sabina Centinia, Christine Kim; Nina and Gerasimos Spiers; Michael Ly; Josiah Plumley; Kashif (Jude) Bhatti; and Jessica Palmer.
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 Bruce Mencher and Alan Arnson (Hannah Valerio’s grandfathers).
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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.
Schedule of Services for the remainder of April through July 2023:
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Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, May 17th; and Friday, May 19th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388