November 1st, 2020
Stump the Priest: “What are the ways (either derived from doctrine, history, or as guided by current leadership) that ordinary members of the Church–those who need to go to work everyday and may not have a whole lot of extra time to devote–contribute in trying to influence our culture to affirm traditional values and “push back” against those forces that are trying to destroy them?” 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:
Propers for St. Demetrius Saturday Liturgy (in English) (Saturday, November 7th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, November 6th||6:30 p.m. St. Demetrius Saturday Matins|
|Saturday, November 7th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy for St. Demetrius Saturday
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, November 8th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
We have used Yahoo Groups to send out announcements and prayer requests to the parish for many years, but Yahoo Groups is going away. We are starting a new group for the same purpose, and if you would like to join, you can do so by sending a message to: email@example.com or by going to https://groups.io/g/saintjonah/
Please be aware that we currently do not have natural gas in the parish house, which means that the stove will not work until we are able to get a new gas line in place.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17th, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are currently being held via the internet.
Youth Choir: If anyone would like to enroll their children to the youth choir, they can sign up on the paper form in trapeza hall.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, here:
We have new Crosses and Icons of St. Paisios the Athonite that are now in stock.
The Sisterhood Council will meet via the internet on Monday, November 16th, at 7:00 p.m.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 September 2020):
Building Fund: $30,174.00
For September 2020:
Building Fund: $625.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “‘He Was Absolutely Fearless’ Remembering Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov”, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Saint John of Kronstadt,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 11/1/20 (Fast: no fast): The Mahecha family (in memory of her father Gennady).
Next Sunday: 11/8/20 (Fast: no fast): The Durham and Hall families (in honor of St. Demetrius)
Currently: (Ending on): 11/8/20 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 11/15/20 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 10/31/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Saturday: 11/7/20: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 11/1/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 11/8/20: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Chrysa Williams’s Name day – Monday, October 26th.
James and Sophia Hirsch’s Wedding Anniversary & Chrysa Williams’ Birthday – Tuesday, October 27th.
Luke Shephard & Luke Hall’s Name day – Saturday, October 31st.
Jack (John) Mahand’s Name Day – Sunday, November 1st.
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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, Archpriest Vadim, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, 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, Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Natalia Petrova; and Children 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 Metropolitan Amfilohije, Metropolitan Theodosius, Natalia, Paul, Alexander Feodorov (Marina Watson’s father), Svetlana Kudrina (Olesya Kettners Sister-in-law), 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, Sergei Savitski, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, Chad Holloway, 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 Dennis Reece (James Marsh’s uncle).
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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 Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for November 2020 through January 2021:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, November 4th; and Friday, November 6th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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