September 5th, 2021
Stump the Priest: Question: “A major argument that I hear from atheists against the existence of God is that there cannot be an all-loving, all-knowing, all-powerful God, because such a being would not permit the evil, pain and suffering that exist in our world. What is the Orthodox response to this “problem of evil”?” 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, September 5th):
Propers for the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Saturday, September 11th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Friday, September 10th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist|
|Saturday, September 11th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist
5:00 p.m. Vigil
|Sunday, September 12th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
We still need a volunteer who is willing to serve as an assistant treasurer.
Donations for Matin Amora’s funeral (which the Church covered) came up $875.00 short, and so if you would like to help us cover that cost, please mark your donation as “For Funeral.”
We ask that parents please make sure that their children do not bring food into the Sunday School rooms.
There will be a Google Meets meeting for the Catechumens in the parish on Wednesday, September 8th, at 7:00 p.m. To login in, click on this link at that time: https://meet.google.com/cxs-xoji-djf
The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 28th, 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 13th Sunday after Pentecost (September 12th), here:
Bookstore News: We have copies of the Order of Divine Services in, as well as a number of other new titles.
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 “Ukraine: Clergy and Parishioners Returning to Canonical Church from Schism,” here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “Our Coming Quality Inspection: Sunday After Dormition 2021 by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
Trapeza (to pick your weekend, sign up here):
This Sunday: 9/5/21 (No Fast): Daniela Mocofan, Olesya Kettner, Iryna Chebotko.
Next Sunday: 9/12/21 (No Fast): Anja Peña, Rachel Burns.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/5/21 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 9/19/21 – Team Dee Dee.
This Saturday: 9/4/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Saturday: 9/11/21: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 9/5/21: Rdr. Gabriel Peña.
Next Sunday: 9/11/21: Rdr. James Hall.
Commemorations from the past week:
The newly Illumined Ines Ibañez, and her sponsors Elizabeth and Andrew de Carion.
George Nahlous’ Birthday – Wednesday, September 1st.
Samuel Carlise’s Name day / Ezra Wilkinson’s Birthday – Thursday, September 2nd.
Abby (Ruth) Hall’s Birthday – Saturday, September 4th.
Emma Marsh’s Birthday – Sunday, September 5th.
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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 Stephen Janos, Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, 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, Lydia Martin, and Daria Pino.
Rachel Burns, Jonathan Cantao, Tristan Scott, Jessica Kravtsov, Marcus Ballentine, Piotr Fraczek, and Tyler Barrett.
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: Shane Myers, Dorothy Myers, Art, Kathy Tinsley.
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Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 12th.
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 8th; and Friday, September 10th, fish, wine, and oil are permitted. On Saturday, September 11th, wine and oil is permitted. All other days are fast free.
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St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388