September 8th, 2019
Stump the Priest: Question: “Why do we change colors of vestments and Icon stand covers? I know these are done according to church practices. However, could you explain each color’s meaning and when they are changed?” Click here for the Article.
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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:
Propers for the Church New Year:
Schedule of Service for the Coming Week:
|Tuesday, September 10th||6:30 p.m. Vigil for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist|
|Wednesday, September 11th||9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Beheading of St. John the Baptist|
|Saturday, September 14th||9:00 a.m. Slavonic Liturgy for the Church New Year
5:00 p.m. Vigil (with confession during and following the vigil)
|Sunday, September 15th||9:00 a.m. Hours & Liturgy|
The next choir rehearsal will be Sunday, September 8th, after church school. If anyone is interested in joining the choir, you are welcome to come.
We will have our next Slavonic Liturgy on Saturday, September 14th, at 9:00 a.m.
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th after Trapeza.
Congratulations to Ana Lickwar and Oleysa Kettner, who both became American citizens on Wednesday!
Sisterhood News: The Sisterhood will host its annual Barbecue Fundraiser Saturday, September 14th from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Sunday School classes will also be hosting a bake sale for desserts.
Beginning Tuesday Sept 2nd – through Sept 10th, pre-sale Barbecue plates may be ordered online at https://saintjonah.org/shop/ Unless previous arrangements are made through the sisterhood, only online orders will be accepted. All other purchases will need to be made the day of the sale. Pre-sale purchases will be available for pick-up at the church beginning Saturday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m.
The Annual Sisterhood Meeting will take place after Sunday School, on Sunday, September 29th.
Bookstore News: We will be taking orders for copies of the Westminster Reference Bible (KJV). It comes in two sizes (large, 11.8 font and standard 9.6 font) and two kinds of covers (hard cover and calfskin). These texts are very nicely bound, and very practical. The standard size will be selling for $18.00 in hard cover, and $72.00 for the calfskin. The large size will be selling for $25.00 in hard cover, and $83.00 in the calfskin. We will be discussing this in the adult Sunday School class, and sample copies will be available. You can also watch this video for a review of the medium size text.
Recommended Reading for the week:
You can read “Advice to the Confused,” by Fr. Lawrence Farley, here:
Recommended Listening for the week:
You can listen to “Wrath of God and Christian apologetics,” by Fr. Lawrence Farley, here:
This Sunday: 9/8/19 (No Fasting) – The Eidson, Pino, and Rafaelano families.
Next Sunday: 9/15/19 (No Fasting) – James Holloway, the Ivanovs, and Rosa Mahand.
Currently: (Ending on): 9/8/19 – Team Kara.
Next (Ending on): 9/22/19 – Team Dee Dee
This Saturday: 9/7/19: Rdr. Demitri Likomitros.
Next Saturday: 9/14/19: Rdr. James Hall.
This Sunday: 9/8/19: Cody Bornejko.
Next Sunday: 9/15/19: Rdr. Moses Munster.
Commemorations from the past week:
Samuel Carlise’s Name day & Ezra Wilkinson’s Birthday – Monday, September 2nd.
Abby (Ruth) Hall’s Birthday & Danielle (Marie) Tschebotarjew and Ivan Tschebotarjew’s wedding anniversary – Wednesday, September 4th.
Emma Marsh & Svetlana Silva’s Birthday – Thursday, September 5th.
Nataliya Nation, Adrian Durham, Natalia Senkiv, & Natalia Murphy’s Name day – Sunday, September 8th.
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For the Servants of God, Archimandrite Ioann (Magram), Hieromonk Ambrose, Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, Archpriest Anthony Nelson, Archpriest George Brooks, Archpriest John Maxwell, Matushka Debra Maxwell; Damon Sams, Matushka Parasceva Brooks, Matushka Olympia Sibley, Matushka Margarita Pardo, Thekla Podrasky, Ann (Eleanor) Wandke, Ann (Sonia) Shepherd, Elizabeth (Lori) Hritz, Zoe Wren, Denise (Leslie) Barnett, Vera Zegarac, Kathryn, Sophia, 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; Anna; Oleg; Larissa; Evdokia; George; Nectarius; Joshua Gonzales; Mary Saad; Katherine Garbett Casanova; Ivan Tschebotarjew; Renee (Ann) Nahlous; and Child Irene Harrington, who are ill.
The Captives Metropolitan Paul; Ramon Cury, and Salma Cury.
For Nikolai, who is struggling.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Vladimir, Yelena, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria, Ivan, and Artem.
For the repose of Archpriest John Matusiak, Archpriest Steven Belonick, Gregory (Robert) Cain; and the Orthodox who have been slain in the violence in Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the Holy Land.
Elizabeth Whiteford Cline & Tatiana Galitzine Sierra.
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, and Donna Beauchamp, who are ill.
For Aki and family; and Johnnie.
The Captive Gregorios.
For the safety and salvation of those in Kiev: Lubov.
For the Reposed: Jerrell Beck (Melissa Holloway’s uncle), Jason, Arthur, Garrett Eidson’s grandfather; Teresa Hall (James Hall’s sister); and Clifford Barnett Sr (Clifford’s father).
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Toddlers (2-3): Taught by Mat. Genevieve Companik and Mat. Sara Shephard.
Children, Age 4-7: Taught by Iryna Chebotko and Lydia Holt (meeting in the Narthex).
Children, Age 8-11: Taught by Mat. Patricia Whiteford and Svetlana Cherskaya.
Teens 12+: Taught by Fr. Dn. David Companik (meeting in the Church).
Teens and Adults: Taught by Fr. John Whiteford.
The Schedule for August through October 2019:
The Schedule for November 2019 through January 2020:
You can also see our online parish calendar of events and services here:
Fasting in the Coming week:
On Wednesday, September 11th; and Friday, September 13th, wine and oil are permitted. All other days are fast free.
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