November 22nd, 2020
Stump the Priest: “What is the Orthodox understanding of “imputed righteousness” in contrast with the Calvinist view?” 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:
English Propers for the Saturday Slavonic Liturgy (Saturday, November 28th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Wednesday, November 25th||6:30 p.m. Moleben of Thanksgiving|
|Saturday, November 28th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, November 29th||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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by going to https://groups.io/g/saintjonah/
There will be a hard copy of the Church Directory in the Parish Hall. Please check the information for your family, so we can ensure it is up to date, and correct.
We will have a Slavonic Liturgy on Saturday, November 28th, at 9:00 a.m. We will have trapeza afterward — but keep in mind this is after the Nativity Fast begins, though fish, wine, and oil are permitted on that day. To sign up for what you will bring, click on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094FAAAD2FA4F58-trapeza7
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 Thursday, December 17th, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are currently being held via the internet.
Youth Choir: If anyone would like to enroll their children in 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 27th 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.
Men of the parish: you can request to join our Brotherhood email group by following this link https://groups.io/g/stjbrotherhood – We use this group for general communication and event planning. An unlisted YouTube video of our first meeting on 10/17/20 is also available there. Our next outdoor workday and meal is set for Saturday, December 5th at 9 AM. Contact Fr. David Companik with any questions: email@example.com 832-791-3344.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 October 2020):
Building Fund: $30,374.00
For October 2020:
Building Fund: $200.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “On Returning to Catholics the Faith of Their Ancestors,” by Pavel Darovsky, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “The Holy Angels,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 11/22/20 (Fast free): Tatiana Schwendeman and the Nation Family.
Next Sunday: 11/29/20 (Fast: fish, wine, oil permitted): Sponsors needed.
Currently: (Ending on): 11/29/20 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 12/13/20 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 11/21/20: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 11/28/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 11/22/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 11/29/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
Elizabeth de Carion’s Birthday – Monday, November 16th.
Billy (Gene) Holloway’s Birthday; Michel Jabbour, Francesca (Michelle) Jabbour, Michael Wilkinson; Michael Murphy; Michael Carlisle, and Michael Boyarskikh’s Name day – Saturday, November 21st.
Vera Yates’ Birthday – Sunday, November 22nd.
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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; 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; 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, Archpriest Dmitri Smirnov, Archpriest Vadim, Svetlana Kudrina (Olesya Kettners Sister-in-law), Maria Jaworski, Innokenty Kosbruk, Natalia, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth de Carion
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: Wednesday, November 25th, is a normal fast day. On Friday, November 27th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free. On Saturday, November 28th, we begin the Nativity Fast. On Saturday, November 28th; and Sunday, November 29th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted.
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