November 28th, 2021
Stump the Priest: Question: “Now that the Christmas season has begun — in our secular society called the “holiday season” — there are parties held at workplaces. But we are fasting, and the celebration of the Lord’s Nativity does not comes until December 25/January 7. How would you counsel Orthodox Christians on this subject?” Click here for the Answer.
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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, November 28th):
Propers for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord (Saturday, December 4th):
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:
|Friday, December 3rd||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos|
|Saturday, December 4th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, December 5th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
This year’s St. Herman’s Conference will be held at St. Basil Orthodox Church, St. Louis, MO, from December 27th through December 31st. It is for youth ages 14 and older. Registration closes on December 17, 2021. If you have children who would like to go, please let Fr. John Whiteford know. You can register them by clicking here.
The Sisterhood is selling nut rolls this Nativity season. They are $10 for one, or $15 for two. Scan the QR code on the poster on the bulletin board in the trapeza hall to pay, or see a member of the Sisterhood. The proceeds from this sale will go towards the Sisterhood’s catastrophic fund
We will have a Parish Development Committee meeting after Sunday School, and Sunday, December 5th.
We will have a marriage seminar in June of 2022, and so will be restarting the Event Planning Committee. If you would like to be on that committee, and help make that event a success, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
If you would like to be part of a Youth Committee, to help plan youth events, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
We will have our next Bible study on the Book of Acts, in the parish hall on Tuesday, November 30th, at 7:00 p.m. We will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by refreshments and then start the Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. However, for those who cannot come in person, they can participate via Google Meets by logging in at 7:00 p.m. at this link: https://meet.google.com/shn-tbnc-eai
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, December 8th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/pxh-erfk-khr
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, December 16th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, December 18th, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (December 12th), here:
Bookstore News: We have copies of the Prologue back in Stock.
Sisterhood News: The next Sisterhood Council meeting will be held on Friday, December 17th, at 7:00 p.m.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 October 2021):
Building Fund: $271,198.00
For September 2021:
Building Fund: $910.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Fr. Daniel Sysoev: A Man Completely Immersed in Fath,” by Nina Kaishauri, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “The Right Mind about Advent Fast,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday:11/28/21 (Fast: Fish, wine, and oil permitted): Michael & Brooke McDonald, Thomas & Xenia Evind, Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Next Sunday: 12/5/21 (Fast: Fish, wine, and oil permitted): Anja Peña, Jessica Kravtsov, and Lydia Martin.
Currently: (Ending on): 11/28/21 – Team Dee Dee.
Next (Ending on): 12/12/21 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 11/27/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Saturday: 12/4/21: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 11/28/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Sunday: 12/5/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 11/28/21: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 12/5/21: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
The Newly Illumined Alexander and Rose Osinski, and their sponsor Archimandrite Gregory (Valentine).
Vera Yates’ Birthday – Monday, November 22nd.
Wictor Charytoniuk’s Name day – Wednesday, November 24th.
Piotr and Maria-Anna Galitzine’s wedding anniversary – Thursday, November 25th.
Demetra Durham & Elizabeth Chebotko’s Birthday – Friday, November 26th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Matushka Margarita Pardo; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; and John Gentry, 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 Archimandrite Job (Kotenko), Angelina, Anastasia, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Xenia Evind, Lydia Martin, Nina Bernardi.
Jonathan Cantao, Tristan Scott, Jessica Kravtsov, Marcus Ballentine, Piotr Fraczek, Tyler Barrett, Ethan Peterson, Annie Nowak, Danny Gonzalez, Jayden DeRosia, George Hixson, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Mahoney, Howard Segal, and the Powell (James, Katie, James, Everett, Charles, Russel, Henry, and Samson) and Walling (Levi, Avie, Mac, Wells, Bayla) families.
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, Sr., Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, who are ill.
For 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.
The newly reposed Earlene Lewis and Stanley Harrison (Paul Jackson’s aunt and uncle).
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No Sunday School this Week
The Schedule for November 2021 through January 2022:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Monday, November 29th; Thursday, December 2nd; Saturday, December 4th; and Sunday, December 5th, fish, wine, and oil is permitted. On Tuesday, November 30th, wine and oil are permitted. Wednesday, December 1st; and Friday, December 3rd are normal fast days.
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