April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016
St. Michael’s Orthodox Church
308 Walnut St.
Jermyn, Pennsylvania 18433
Schedule of Services for Great Lent
Sunday, April 10th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m., Parastas 6:00 p.m. for the newly departed Stephen Malec.
Monday, April 11th, Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. for the newly departed Stephen Malec.
Wednesday, April 13th, Presanctified Liturgy 6:30 p.m., Confession 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 14th, Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6:30 p.m., Confession 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15th, Presanctified Liturgy 9:00 a.m., Confession 8:30 a.m.,
Akathist to the Most-Holy Theotokos 6:30 p.m., Confession 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16th, Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m., Great Vespers 6:30 p.m., Confession 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
We extend our love and sympathy to the family of the newly departed Irene Swirdovich and to the family of the newly departed Stephen Malec. May their memory be eternal!
Ethnic Food Sales at St. Michael’s Center will be held this Friday April 15th, 12 (Noon) - 5 p.m. Factory orders are welcomed. For advance orders call Ruth at 876-1456.
Sunday Mission Vespers will be held this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Orthodox Church in Dundaff.
Adult Education Presentation: “ 10 suggestions for Great Lent ” will be held this Wednesday, April 13th, following the celebration of the Presancfited Liturgy. Pot-Luck Lenten Meal will be offered. Please see Millie Telep during Coffee hour and let her know what you will be bringing.
Special Donations: $50.00 offering for Easter Flowers from the Lasichak family for continued good health.
Easter lily and Candles Donations are being accepted. $15.00 small lily plant, $25.00 large lily plant and $10.00 for Easter Candles. You may offer the flowers and candles in loving memory of your departed family members or for the continued health of your family. We thank you in advance for your support..
Renovating Project Goal was set at $25,000 for the repair and replacement necessary at the Church Rectory and the Choir Director's Rectory. Please use the envelopes provided for you located in the Vestibule.
Church School will be held on Sunday, April 17th, following the Divine Liturgy underneath the Church. Please make every effort to bring your children to Church School. Church School Breakfast will be held on Lazarus Saturday, April 23rd, following the celebration of the 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Easter Baskets will be presented to the Church School Children. Please plan to attend!
Hospitality a la Russe featuring Traditional Russian Cuisine with the Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra will be held on Sunday, May 15th at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield, 3:30 p.m. Reception & Russian Table, and Theme Basket Drawing.
Please remember in your prayers: Olga Sviatko and Michael Klaptach who are guests at the Wayne Woodlands Manor, in Waymart. Ann Butler is a guest at Elm Croft Mid-Valley, 89 Sturges Rd., Peckville, PA 18452.
February Income: $10,618.25; Expense: $17,455.58 ($6,837.33)
March Income: $9,941.00; Expense: $7,490.95 +$2,450.05
Hostesses: Sunday, April 10th: Millie Wanas, Marilyn Petorak, Maryann Serafini; April 17th: Karen Wanas, Matushka Dolores Petorak, Mille Telep; April 24th: Dorothy Allen, Debbie Bernosky, and Ann Butler.
Wednesday of the 13th Week
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
St. Michael Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Mark (Maymon), Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Jermyn and the local area.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.