September 6th, 2020
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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:
Propers for the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Friday, September 11th):
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Thursday, September 10th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist|
|Friday, September 11th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist|
|Saturday, September 12th||5:00 p.m. Vigil
(with confessions during and following the Vigil)
|Sunday, September 13th||9:00 a.m. Hours and Liturgy
2:30 p.m. Wedding at St. Joseph Orthodox Church
Shane Martin and Lydia Holt will be married on Sunday, September 13th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Orthodox Church (10644 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043).
We need some volunteers to teach children’s Sunday School. We especially need at least one volunteer for the Teen class (ages 12+), but would like to have some to assist with the toddlers (ages 2-3), chhildren (ages 4-7), and children (ages 8-11).
Merilee and Garrett Eidson wish to thank everyone for praying for her parents. They are both out of danger, though her mother is still recovering.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Meeting are currently being held via the internet.
You will find texts for reader services that you can do at home through the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
We have many celebrations coming up in our parish family-new babies arriving and weddings. In lieu of a typical baby or bridal shower, each expectant mother and engaged couple has a box in the trapeza hall. Please consider dropping a card or gift in the box to help us honor each family during this special time.
Calendar year to date total (01 January thru 30 July 2020):
Building Fund: $3,849.00
For July 2020:
Building Fund: $525.00
Average Monthly Expenses $11,196.00
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Fr. Seraphim (Rose) As a Symbol of Our Times,” by Monk Vsevolod (Filippev), here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can also listen to the sermon “No Privatized Religion – The Beheading of St. John the Baptist 2020,” by Fr. Josiah Trenham, here:
This Sunday: 9/5/20 (No Fast): Demetra Durham.
Next Sunday: 9/13/20 (No Fast): Iryna Chebotko (still needing two additional sponsors).
Currently: (Ending on): 9/13/20 – Team Nation.
Next (Ending on): 9/27/20 – Team Cody.
This Saturday: 9/5/20: Rdr. Quadratus Bornejko.
Next Saturday: 9/12/20: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
This Sunday: 9/6/20: Rdr. James Hall.
Next Sunday: 9/13/20: Shane Martin.
Commemorations from the past week:
George Nahlous’ Birthday – Tuesday, September 1st.
Samuel Carlise’s Name day / Ezra Wilkinson’s Birthday – Wednesday, September 2nd.
Abby (Ruth) Hall’s Birthday & Danielle (Marie) Tschebotarjew and Ivan Tschebotarjew’s wedding anniversary – Friday, September 4th.
Emma Marsh’s Birthday – Saturday, September 5th.
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For the Servants of God, Metropolitan Mark; Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Archpriest Andre Papkov, Archpriest Geoffrey Korz, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest Antonio Perdomo, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Matushka Patricia Whiteford, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Marina Watson, Billy (Jean) Holloway, Demetra Durham, Sarah (Anna) Herzog, Cassie Hunt, Joseph Reynolds, Mike (Apollos) McBride, Yelena Yegorova, Galina Lay, Sophia (Cynthia) Hirsch, Demetra; Panagyiota; Georgia; Nathaniel Barrett Mahand; Elizabeth Kowasic; Joan Marie Pennings; Robert Carlisle; James Marsh; Joshua Gonzales; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; Isaac Swett; John Nicholas Ostis; Merilee (Mary) Eidson; Georgy; Valentina Kramareva; Anna (Oksana Mahecha’s sister); Evgeny (Fr. Sergei Baranov’s father-in-law); Viacheslav Chebotko; Larisa Williams; Rozanne (Anne) and Jerry (John Herman) Spires; and Children Irene Harrington, who are ill.
For Merilee (Mary) and Garrett (Maximus) Eidson.
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 Archimandrite John (Ericson), Khouriah Cheryl Morris, and the Orthodox who have perished in the pandemic, and those slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
For the Servants of God, Aiden, Ann Kellis; Shawna Hiu; Misty; Harold Wren; Bethany; Shiela; Cecilia Beck; Rohayu; Infant Jared; Laura Odom, Leslie Swain (Ben Bryant’s mother); Melissa Munster (Moses Munster’s mother); Heather Tolliver (Melissa Holloway’s daughter); Pam Morris (Eleanor’s niece); Keaton Munster, Jeff Perkins, John Williams, William Allen (Eleanor’s adopted brother), John Ward (Rdr Demitri Likomitros’ Uncle), King Kotchavar, Debbie, Carol Schwendeman, Sergei Savitski, the Vanderhider family, Donna Beauchamp, Nicoline and Kent, John Lay, Melissa Hall, Margaret, Angelica, Luna, and William who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the newly reposed Dennis Reece (James Marsh’s uncle).
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Sunday School will resume on September 13th.
The Schedule for August through October 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week: Wednesday, September 9th is a normal fast day. On Friday, September 11th, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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2910 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388