September 19th, 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, September 19th):
Propers for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Tuesday, September 21st):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Monday, September 20th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Nativity of the Theotokos|
|Tuesday, September 21st||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Nativity of the Theotokos|
|Saturday, September 25th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, September 26th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
We still need a volunteer who is willing to serve as an assistant treasurer.
We will be taking a special collection this Sunday to help support the mission parish in Lubbock Texas.
We need more families to sign up to help with Trapeza. Please sign up at least once a quarter. Also, in order to facilitate serving the food quickly so we can start Sunday School on time, we will ask that children line up first, and that their parents help them. Then the teachers will be get their food. We ask everyone else to get a drink and then sit at the tables until we call on their table to get in line.
There will be a Google Meets meeting for the Catechumens in the parish on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. To login in, click on this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/jcx-acaz-dnp
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 29th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, September 18th, at 9:00 a.m.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the 16th Sunday after Pentecost (October 10th), here:
Bookstore News: We have copies of the Order of Divine Services in, as well as a number of other new titles.
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood Council will meet
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 31 July 2021):
Building Fund: $268,420.00
For July 2021:
Building Fund: $920.00
Average Monthly Expenses $13,252.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “About My Spiritual Guide, Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose),” by Matushka Maria Kotar, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “The Joy of Being Used: Saint Matthew 18,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 9/19/21 (No Fast): Matushka Patricia Whiteford, Elizabeth Cline, Liza and Justin Wood.
Next Sunday: 9/26/21 (No Fast): Mother Barbara Watts and Jessica Kravtsov.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/19/21 – Team Dee Dee.
Next (Ending on): 10/3/21 – Team Fernando.
This Saturday: 9/18/21: Shane Martin.
Next Saturday: 9/25/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
This Sunday: 9/19/21: Shane Martin.
Next Sunday: 9/26/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Commemorations from the past week:
Rdr. Joshua Gonzales’ Name day; Kallistos Pino’s Birthday; James & Matrona Marsh’s Wedding Anniversary – Tuesday, September 14th.
Euphemia Cline’s Birthday / Aleksandra and Michael Murphy’s Wedding Anniversary – Thursday, September 16th.
John Ely & James Hirsch’s Birthday – Friday, September 17th.
Elizaveta Dydyshka Wood, Elizabeth de Carion & Amanda (Elizabeth) McIsaac’s Name day; Diana and Vassily Rodionov’s wedding anniversary – Saturday, September 18th.
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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) and Rozanne (Anne) Spires; Michael Murphy; 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 Hieromonk Nikolai (Chebotar); Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Zoya Nazarova, Emilia Klar, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth Cline, and Lydia Martin.
Rachel Burns, Jonathan Cantao, Tristan Scott, Jessica Kravtsov, Marcus Ballentine, Piotr Fraczek, Tyler Barrett, and Annie Nowak.
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.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the Departed: Cecilia Beck.
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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:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: On Wednesday, September 22nd, wine, and oil are permitted. On Friday, September 24th, 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