October 24th, 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 24th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, October 30th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, October 31st||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
Merilee and Garrett Eidson are in need of temporary emergency housing. They are currently living in a hotel and can stay until the end of October. They are seeking a room rental beginning in November that would last no longer than three to four months while they continue to seek advanced medical care, permanent housing and employment. They are able to contribute financially and would like to find a mutually beneficial arrangement. They are husband and wife, nonsmokers, with no children or pets. They have no preference for where in the Greater Houston Area they stay and will happily live anywhere our parishioners live. While Merilee is experiencing physical limitations, the housing does not need to be wheelchair accessible or ADA compliant. She can manage stairs to get to a second story, but would need an elevator for a third story or higher. If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact Garrett Eidson at: email@example.com (432)553-0900.
This is a couple from California that is moving to Spring and will be joining our parish. They need help moving into their apartment on October 27th, which is near 45 and the Hardy Tollway. If you can help, please let Fr. John Whiteford know.
We need some new volunteers 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 begin a new Bible study series on the Book of Acts, on in the parish on Wednesday, October 27th, 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 Homeschool 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 Homeschool 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 will hold their quarterly meeting on Sunday, November 7th, after Sunday School.
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 “On How a New Martyr Warned His Daughter About the Day of Her Death, and Other Stories of Archpriest Seraphim Gan, Part 1,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Death Stops Here! The Raising of the Widow’s Son at Nain,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday:10/24/21 (No Fast): Parish Picnic.
Next Sunday: 10/31/21 (No Fast): Liza and Justin Wood, and Elizabeth de Carion.
Currently: (Ending on): 10/31/21 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 11/14/21 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 10/23/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 10/30/21: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 10/24/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 10/31/21: Shane Martin.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 10/24/21: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Next Sunday: 10/31/21: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Commemorations from the past week:
Olesya (Ksenia) Kettner’s Birthday; Deacon Sergei and Matushka Natalia Baranov wedding anniversary – Monday, October 18th.
Aleksandra Murphy & Diana Rodionov’s Birthday – Tuesday, October 19th.
Fr. Benigno Pardo’s birthday, and ordination anniversary; Jonah Companik’s Name day – Wednesday, October 20th.
Jonah Companik & Nina Bernardi’s Birthday – Thursday, October 21st.
Justyna Charytoniuk’s Birthday – Friday, October 22nd.
Rafael Mahecha’s Birthday – Saturday, October 23rd.
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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, 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.
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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No Sunday School this week due to Parish Picnic.
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 27th, wine, and oil are permitted. Friday, October 29th is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388