November 7th, 2021
Stuff from the Priest: Taking Orthodoxy As It Is. 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, October 31st):
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, November 13th||9:00 a.m. St. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, November 14tth||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
We would like to set up a rotation of the girls in our parish, ages 7 and older, to take over the duties at the zipivka table. Just as the altar servers are now divided into teams, the girls who are interested will be assigned a team and would be expected to serve on their assigned Sundays. They will be taught what needs to be done. Parents, talk this over with your daughters, ages 7 and up, and if they are interested, please let Dee Dee know. When she gets a list of interested girls, she will schedule a meeting and go over the details.
Please take a look at the Trapeza sign up list, and be sure to sign up to help cover a meal at least once every quarter.
If you would like to be part of a Youth Committee, to help plan youth events, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
We need one more volunteer to form cleaning teams for the Church. Each team covers 2 weeks. If we get 2 or 3 new teams, each team would only have to cover this once a quarter.
We will have our next Bible study on the Book of Acts, in the parish hall on Tuesday, November 9th, 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/jhv-gdva-knn
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, November 10th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/oft-zahp-udn
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Thursday, November 18th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, November 13th, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 20th Sunday after Pentecost (November 7th), here:
Bookstore News: We have many new titles in.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood will hold their quarterly meeting on Sunday, November 7th, after Sunday School.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 September 2021):
Building Fund: $270,288.00
For September 2021:
Building Fund: $918.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Blessed Among Women. Homily on the Feast of the Kazan Icon,” by St. Luke the Surgeon of Crimea: here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “The Immense Terror of Hell: The Rich Man and Lazarus 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 11/7/21 (No Fast): Rosa Mahand and Julie Maldonado.
Next Sunday: 11/14/21 (No Fast): Stanislav Kuzmin Svetlana Cherskaya.
Currently: (Ending on): 11/14/21 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 11/28/21 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 11/6/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 11/13/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 11/7/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 11/14/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 11/7/21: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Next Sunday: 11/14/21: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Commemorations from the past week:
Jack (John) Mahand’s Name Day – Monday, November 1st.
Tatiana Schwendeman’s Birthday – Wednesday, November 3rd.
Jacob (John) Kettner’s Birthday – Thursday, November 4th.
James Marsh and Rdr. James Hall’s Name day – Friday, November 5th.
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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 Protodeacon Nikolai Lukianov, Matthew Kaznica, Ekaterina, Marianthe, 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, Jayden DeRosia, George Hixson, 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.
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik and Elizabeth DeCarion.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Vera Yates.
Children, Age 7-8: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard and Jacob Kettner.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by John Kettner.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
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 Wednesday, November 10thm fish, wine, and oil are permitted. Friday, November 12th, is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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