St. Michael's Church
Orthodox Church in America
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
December 25, 2016

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church

308 Walnut St.

Jermyn, Pennsylvania 18433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Rev. John Kowalczyk

 

Joseph Krenitsky (President)

Phone: 876-1241 – Cell: 561-8696

 

Phone: 876-2770

Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak

Phone: 876-0411

 

Prof. Oleg Beljaeff: 876-5236

doepa.org (Diocesan Website)

 

Reader Vladimir Kitchura: 903-3475

Sub-Deacon Vasili Gardecki: 209-6086

 

Reader Greg Bertholf: 282-6268

Reader: Vasili Dubee: 254-9720

 

George Petorak Manager: 876-0377

Church Website: stmichaeljermyn.org

& 360 virtual tour and 4 part welcome

Webmaster: Jeremy Soroka 862-0576

 

St. Michael’s Center: 876-3454

 

 

 

Gospel: Matt. 2:1-12

 

             December 25th, 2016

Epistle: Gal. 4: 4-7

                                                      

     Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

 

 

 

                                                                

                                                                      Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

 

Sunday, December 25th, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9:30 a.m. followed by the singing of

Christmas Carols.

 

Monday, December 26th, Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. 2nd Day of the Nativity (Synaxis of the Theotokos)

Tuesday, December 27th, Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. 3rd Day of the Nativity (Protomartyr Stephen)

 

Saturday, December 31st, Great Vespers 4:00 p.m. (Prayers for the New Year)  

Sunday, January 1st 2017 Matins 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 a.m. (Prayers for the New Year)

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St. Michael’s Center Christmas Sale: homemade by our bakers; was a complete sell-out. A special thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly and supported this sale. May our Lord bless all of you for your time, talent and grant your many blessed years!

 

A Special Thank you to Protodeacon Gabriel and Sub-deacon John Lasichak for spending many hours in decorating our Church for Christmas.

 

Christmas out-reach for the low-income and homeless families’ in partnership with Sue Schlasta for the 5th year in a row with donations of food, blankets, bedding, clothes, coats, hats, gloves, shoes, sneakers, boots and toys. Thank you for making Christmas special for many children in our area!

 

Archangel Michael – Stained Glass Window and Heavenly Patron of our Church, is needed to complete our project. This will be the elongated window on the second level of our new addition. If anyone is interested in making this donation to our church, please contact Fr. John.

 

Christmas Flower & Candle offerings: $25.00 poinsettia in memory of Michael Kitchura offered by Dorothy Hanchak, $25.00 poinsettia in memory of Andrew Hanchak, offered by his wife Dorothy, $15.00 poinsettia plant and $10.00 candles in memory of Robert Telep and parents Mary and Nikita Hrichuk, $15.00 poinsettia for living members of family and $10.00 candles offered for the deceased members of family, given by Kay Fedirko, $15.00 poinsettia and $10.00 candles for the good health of the Kitchura family, given by Delores Levine, $10.00 Candles from Paul Kostiak for his health, $10.00 Candles for the health of Delores, Stephen, Ellen, William and Megan Brophy, $10.00 Candles in memory of Stehen and Mary Kostiak, Helen Wahal and Mary Kostiak, offered by Delores Brophy and Paul Kostiak.

 

Church Offering Envelopes for 2017 are in alphabetical order in the Church Parlor. Please pick-up your envelopes this morning! A special thank you to Gloria Shaw and Eva Demchak in organizing our envelopes.

Church Wine Donation $50.00 offered by Matushka Elizabeth Geeza for the continued good health of the Geeza and Chup families. $100.00 donation in loving memory of Eva Whitiak, offered by James J. Zeleniak.$50.00 in loving memory of Olga Sviatko offered by Aleksa Tomanek.

Church Dues before the end of the year are being accepted $160.00 per member. If you are in the arrears and want to reconcile your balance, please contact Ann Narcoonis any Monday evening in the Church Parlor.

Please remember in your prayers: Michael Klaptach a guest at the Wayne Woodlands Manor, in Waymart. Ann Butler is a guest at the Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, 108 Terrace Dr. Olyphant, Pa. Ann Ferenchak and Pauline Frenchko are in the Rehab Center in the Carbondale Nursing Home Rm. 406

 

Sunday Hostesses:. December 25th – No Coffee Hour. Sunday, January 1st, 2017 – Melanie Wanas, Marilyn Petorak and Maryann Serafini

 

    

    

     

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305 Walnut Street; Jermyn, PA 18433
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