October 31st, 2021
Stuff from the Priest: Question: “What is the history behind the tradition of the bread and the wine on the table, to eat and drink after the Eucharist?” Click here for the Answer.
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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):
Propers for St. Demetrius Saturday (Saturday, November 6th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Saturday, November 6th||9:00 a.m. St. Demetrius Saturday Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, November 7tht||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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (432)553-0900.
We ask that people not park along the driveway opposite the parish house. Children play in this area, and it makes it harder to see when one is about to step into the driveway.
If you would like to be part of a Youth Committee, to help plan youth events, 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, in the parish hall on Tuesday, November 2nd, 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/qrc-meda-ixv
The next online Catechumen Meeting will be 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 “More Amazing Stores of Archpriest Seraphim Gan, Part 2,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to the sermon “Crypto-Returns in Spiritual Life: St. Luke 8,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday:10/31/21 (No Fast): Liza and Justin Wood, and Elizabeth de Carion.
Next Sunday: 11/7/21 (No Fast): Rosa Mahand and Julie Maldonado.
Currently: (Ending on): 10/31/21 – Team Eugenia.
Next (Ending on): 11/14/21 – Team Kara.
This Saturday: 10/30/21: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 11/6/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 10/31/21: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 11/7/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Servers (Not including Adult Servers):
This Sunday: 10/31/21: Team B: Padraig McIsaac, Ezra Wilkinson, Ezekiel Wilkinson, Alex Kettner and Andrew Kettner.
Next Sunday: 11/7/21: Team A: Jonah Companik, Daniel Companik, Jens Yates, Nikolai Pino, Eric Lickwar, Ivan Kuzmin.
Commemorations from the past week:
James and Sophia Hirsch’s Wedding Anniversary – Wednesday, October 27th.
Kalliope & Xenia McAvoy’s Birthday – Thursday, October 28th.
Luke Shephard & Luke Hall’s Name day – Sunday, October 31st.
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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.
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: Wednesday, November 3rd is a normal fast day. On Friday, November 5th, wine, and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388