October 17th, 2021
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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 17th):
Propers for the Feast of St. Jonah (Wednesday, October 20th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, October 19th||5:30 p.m. Lesser Blessing of the Waters
6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Feast of St. Jonah
|Wednesday, October 20th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Feast of St. Jonah|
|Saturday, October 23rd||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, October 24th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
We will be taking a special collection this Sunday to help support the mission parish in Lubbock Texas.
Christopher Howard and Anna Sumina will be married today (Sunday, October 17th) at 1:00 p.m.
We will begin a new Bible study series on the Book of Acts, on in the parish on Tuesday, October 12th, 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/ybo-vmvb-qsr
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, November 20th, 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:
Home School Co-op: The Home school Co-op will be offering a fall family photo shoot at the Parish Picnic on Sunday, Oct. 24th. A family photo package will include an 8×10 print and a digital file for $20. The proceeds from the sale will go toward purchasing equipment for the gardening and P.E. classes and a printer/copier for general co-op and choir use.
The Home school Co-Op of St. Jonah Orthodox Church warmly welcomes you to the Family Field Day!
Saturday, October 30th – 10 AM Onwards – 2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388
Family Photo Shoots, Hot Dog Lunch, Bake Sale, Kickball, Yard Games, and More!
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Bookstore News: We have many new titles in.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Council will meet on Thursday, October 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 August 2021):
Building Fund: $269,370.00
For August 2021:
Building Fund: $950.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read about the life of St. Jonah of Manchuria, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “St. Jonah of Manchuria,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday:10/17/21 (No Fast): Nataliya Nation, Vera Yates, and Daria Pino.
Next Sunday: 10/24/21 (No Fast): Parish Picnic.
Currently: (Ending on): 10/17/21 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 10/31/21 – Team Eugenia.
This Saturday: 10/16/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Saturday: 10/23/21: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 10/17/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Sunday: 10/24/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 10/17/21: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 10/24/21: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
The newly illumined Rachel Burns, and her Godmother Mother Barbara (Watts)
Olga Koulikova & Richard (Paul) Murphy’s Birthday – Monday, October 11th.
Brooke (Justina) McDonald’s Birthday – Tuesday, October 12th.
Subdeacon Romanos Wren’s Name Day – Thursday, October 14th.
Elena and Kevin Shaw’s Wedding Anniversary / Brooke (Justina) McDonald, Giustina Rafaelano Xu & Justyna Charytoniuk’s Name day – Friday, October 15th.
Rachel Gutzke’s Birthday / Leslie Denise Barnett’s Name day – Saturday, October 16th.
Constantine Nation’s Birthday – Sunday, October 17th.
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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, Deacon Michael Bishop, Matthew Kaznica, Timothy Petrochko, Panagiotis Comits, Ecaterina, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
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 Mat. Patricia Whiteford.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline and Fr. David Shephard (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Tikhon Pino.
The Schedule for August through October 2021:
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, October 20th; and Friday, October 22nd, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388