May 16th, 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 (Sunday, May 16th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, May 22nd||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, May 23rd||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
Several families at St. Jonah are interested in starting a homeschool co-op to begin this fall. If you are would like to participate, please contact Fr. John Whiteford or Mat. Genevieve Companik.
The Sunday School year will end on Sunday, May 23rd. We will also be recognizing those graduating from High School or College this Spring.
The Reader Class will be meeting on Saturday, May 15th, at 3:30 p.m. in the parish house.
The next Bible Study on the book of Daniel will be on Tuesday, May 18th, at 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. We will be discussing Daniel 6. For those who want to participate remotely, they can login at this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/hkt-xxwj-ups
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on May 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, here:
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood will have a quarterly meeting after Trapeza on Sunday, June 6th.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 December 2021):
Building Fund: $163,527.00
For March 2021:
Building Fund: $2,637.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “In Memory of Archbishop Gregory (Afonsky) of Alaska,” by Alexandra Nikiforova, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Butter Mountain?,” by Fr. John Whiteford here:
This Sunday: 5/16/21 (No fast): The Chebotko, Cline, and Whiteford families.
Next Sunday: 5/23/21 (No fast): Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 5/16/21 – Team Rosa.
Next (Ending on): 5/30/21 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 5/15/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 5/22/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
This Sunday: 5/16/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 5/23/21: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past two weeks:
Fr. David Companik & Antonio Maldonado’s Birthday – Wednesday, May 12th.
Barbara Koulikova’s Birthday – Thursday, May 13th.
Julie Maldonado’s Birthday – Friday, May 14th.
Tamara Pino’s Name Day – Sunday, May 16th.
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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 John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell, Priest Benigno Pardo, Priest Cassian Sibley, Deacon Lev Opie, 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 Mary Ellen Comerford, Stergos, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Laura Ibanez, Brittany (Elizabeth) Northcutt, and Elizabeth Cline.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, 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 Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for May through July 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, May 19th; and Friday, May 21st, 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