October 13th, 2019
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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:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, October 19th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
4:00 p.m. Lesser Blessing of the Waters
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)
|Sunday, October 20th||9:00 a.m. Greeting of the Bishop, followed by the Hours & the Hierarchical Liturgy, with a Cross Procession for our Patronal Feastday.|
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be on Saturday, October 19th, at 9:00 a.m.
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 27th after Sunday School.
Bookstore News: Most of the Westminster Reference Bibles we have ordered have arrived. We also have a number of new children’s books.
Fiscal year to date total (01 March thru 31 August 2019):
Building Fund: $4,318.00
For August 2019:
Building Fund: $675.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read the life of St. Gregory the Illuminator here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the Sermon: “Learned Helplessness v. Faith – The Feast of St. Thomas 2019,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 10/13/19 (No Fasting) – Joshua Gonzales, Dean Hunter, and Alexander Liepman.
Next Sunday: 10/20/19 (No Fasting) – Parish Potluck.
Currently: (Ending on): 10/20/19 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 11/3/19 – Team Agustin.
This Saturday: 10/12/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Next Saturday: 10/19/19: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
This Sunday: 10/13/19: Abby Hall.
Next Sunday: 10/20/19: Cody Bornejko.
Commemorations from the past week:
Michael Wilkinson’s Birthday / Vladislav Yates, Thekla Podrasky and Thekla (Austin) Gutzke’s Name day – Monday, October 7th.
Sergey Alexandrov’s name day – Tuesday, October 8th.
Vladislav Yates’s birthday – Thursday, October 10th.
Olga Koulikova & Richard (Paul) Murphy’s Birthday – Friday, October 11th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Hieromonk Ambrose, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Joseph Reynolds, 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; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; and Child Irene Harrington, who are ill.
The Captives Metropolitan Paul; Ramon Cury, and Salma Cury.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the repose of Archpriest Basil McMurry, Kathleene Darosky Shouse; Nina (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s grandmother); and the Orthodox who have been 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, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the Reposed: Wilfredo Rodriguez (Tikhon Pino’s grandfather).
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Mat. Sara Shephard (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Lydia Holt (meeting in the Nursery).
Children, Age 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Svetlana Cherskaya.
Teens 12+: Taught by Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. David Companik.
The Schedule for August through October 2019:
The Schedule for November 2019 through January 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Wednesday, October 23rd; and Friday, October 25th, fish, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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