October 30th, 2022
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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 30th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, November 5th||5:00 p.m. Vigil|
|Sunday, November 6th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy|
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be Wednesday, November 30th, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/xfs-uxsp-cfu
We will have our next Bible Study on the Psalms on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. We will be studying the Psalms 5 through 8. For those appearing in person, we will have Small Compline at 6:15 p.m., followed by Refreshments. For those appearing via Google Meets, they can log in at https://meet.google.com/udn-ynzc-pjp
Reader class will meet on Saturday, November 5th at 3 pm.
The St. Herman conference will be held from December 26th to December 30th At. Ss. Peter and Fevronia Orthodox Church in Merriam, KS.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Monday, November 28th, at 7:00 p.m.
The Next Slavonic Liturgy we be on Saturday, November 12th, at 9:00 a.m.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 September 2022):
Building Fund: $6,267.00
For September 2022:
Building Fund: $325.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read about see pictures of Archbishop Peter’s visit to our parish for our Patronal Feast day this year, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to sermon “The Four Soils,” by Fr. John Whiteford, here:
This Sunday: 10/30/22 (No fast): Rachel Burns, George Hixson, and the Ibañez.
Next Sunday: 11/6/22 (No fast): The Companik, Morgan, and Yates families.
Currently: (Ending on): 10/23/22 – 11/6/22 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 11/20/22 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 10/29/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Saturday: 11/5/22: Shane Martin.
This Sunday: 10/30/22: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 11/6/22: Shane Martin.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 10/30/22: Team B: Alex Kettner, Andrew Kettner, Micah Morgan, Ivan Kuzmin, William de Carion, Ezra Wilkinson, James Powell, Everett Powell, Eric Lickwar.
Next Sunday: 11/6/22: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jude Morgan, Nikolai Pino, Maksim Pino, Luka Chrisanthus, Jens Yates, Padraig McIsaac.
Commemorations from the past week:
James and Sophia Hirsch’s Wedding Anniversary – Thursday, October 27th.
Luka Chrisanthus’s Birthday – Friday, October 28th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Benedict (Nelson); Archpriest Andre Papkov; Deacon Vladimir Trussin; Thekla Podrasky; Ann (Eleanor) Wandke; Ann (Sonia) Shepherd; Subdeacon Romanos and Zoe Wren; Denise (Leslie) Barnett; Marina Watson; Demetra Durham; Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch; Joan Marie Pennings; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; Michael Murphy; Valentin, Rada and Florentina, Sophia Petropoulos, Olga, Nathaniel (Barrett) Mahand, Eliasious, Rdr. John Economou, Robert McIsaac, Galina Lay, Rdr. Joshua Gonzales, and Dennis Tilley, who are ill.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Soldier Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the newly reposed Michael Asser, and those slain in the violence in Ukraine and Syria.
Diakonissa Sarah Shephard, Katie Powell, Ashley (Mary) Richards, Laura Ibañez, and Elizabeth de Carion.
Annie Nowak, Jayden DeRosia, Jennifer Diaz, Howard Segal, Ryan Thomas, Alyson Good, Vanessa Canterbury, Deborah and Alexander Gessell, Jessica Scarborough, Steven Villarreal, Robert Smith, Victoria Smith, Cory Messner, Jase Brazzil, Cyprian Corey Patin Sr., Melissa Robillard, John Robillard, Jose de la Rosa, and Daniel Sommer.
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, Shane and Tami Peacock, Larry West, Ana Crespo, Liza, and Linda Ballentine who are ill.
For Ken, Christina, 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. Marcie Dark, and child Riley Faith.
For the newly reposed Norma (Mother Barbara’s mother).
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Toddlers (2-3): Mat. Genevieve Companik.
Children, Age 4-6: Taught by Iryna Chebotko.
Children, Age 7-9: Taught by Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 9-12: Taught by Matushka Patricia Whiteford.
Teens 13+: Taught by Christopher Cline.
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for November 2022 through January 2023:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Wednesday, November 2nd, is a normal fast day. On Friday, November 4th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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