September 26th, 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 26th):
Propers for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Monday, September 27th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Sunday, September 26th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy
1:00 p.m. Vigil for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
|Monday, September 27th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross|
|Saturday, October 2nd||10:00 a.m. Baptism
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, October 3rd||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
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 Tuesday, September 28th, at 7:00 p.m. To login in, click on this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/mpc-xxke-acv
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 29th, at 7:00 p.m.
The next Slavonic Liturgy will be Saturday, October 9th, 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 on Thursday, October 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
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 “The Ascetic Podvig of Living in the World,” by Metropolitan Laurus, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Confident Silence: Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross 2021,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 9/26/21 (No Fast): Mother Barbara Watts and Jessica Kravtsov.
Next Sunday: 10/3/21 (No Fast): Laura Ibanez (for 1st wedding anniversary) and Lydia West (for John’s 3rd Birthday).
Currently: (Ending on): 10/3/21 – Team Fernando.
Next (Ending on): 10/17/21 – Team Nation.
This Saturday: 9/25/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Saturday: 10/2/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
This Sunday: 9/26/21: Rdr. Joshua Gonzales.
Next Sunday: 10/3/21: Rdr. Kodratus Bornejko.
Commemorations from the past week:
Lydia Martin’s Birthday – Monday, September 20th.
Nicole Maria Murphy’s Name day – Tuesday, September 21st.
Diana Rodionov’s Name day – Wednesday, September 22nd.
Jonathan Reed de Carion’s Birthday – Friday, September 24th.
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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 Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Deacon Michael Bishop, Zoya Nazarova, Emilia Klar, Timothy Petrochko, Panagiotis Comits, 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, Ethan Peterson, 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 Fr. John Whiteford.
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 Monday, September 27th; and Wednesday, September 29th, wine, and oil are permitted. Friday, October 1st, is a normal fast day. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
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