February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016
St. Michael’s Orthodox Church
308 Walnut St.
Jermyn, Pennsylvania 18433
Schedule of Services
Sunday, February 28th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 5th, Great Vespers 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Heat & Air Collection will be held this morning during the second offering. Please use envelopes distributed last Sunday. We thank you in advance for your support!
Perogi Construction Project will be held this Tuesday, March 8th at St. Michael’s Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. We thank you in advance for coming to support our projects. Please mark this date on your calendar.
Ethnic Food Sale held last Friday at our St. Michael’s Center was a huge success. We thank you for support you have offered. Our next Ethnic Food Sale will be held on Friday, March 18th. Please mark this date and plan accordingly. For advance orders please call Ruth at 876-1456. Factory orders are welcomed and we will deliver.
A Special Thank You to Alexander’s Restaurant and the Wanas Family for providing us with the Clam Chowder during our sales. We thank them for the special offering and may our Lord in return continue to bless them for many years!
Blini Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 13th, following the Divine Liturgy. This is being held on the eve of the Great Lent. Please make every effort to attend this annual event sponsored by St. Mary’s Altar Society.
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.
We have reached the $11,000.00 mark and still growing. We thank you for the support given!
Monitory Donations are being accepted for items needed for the ethnic foods sales: potatoes, cheese, eggs, butter, onions, flour, cabbage, etc. Please see Fr. Gabriel or George Petorak this morning. We thank you for your donations.
Upcoming Ethnic Food Sales at St. Michael’s Center will be held on Friday(s): March 18th and April 15th. Factory orders are welcomed. For advance orders call Ruthy at 876-1456.
Church School will be held on Sunday, March 13th, following the Divine Liturgy underneath the Church. Please make every effort to bring your children to Church School.
January 2016, Income: $12,139.00; January Expense: $11,145.92 (+ $993.92).
Please remember in your prayers: Olga Svatko 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. Peter and Helen Senio are at the Gardens of Green Ridge, 2751 Boulevard Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Hostesses: Sunday, February 28th: Millie Telep, Debbie Bernsoky and Ann Butler; March 6th: Eileen Brzuchalski, Maryann Dubee, Kay Fedirko; March 13th: Annabell Franchak, Helen Grancey, Matushka Kathy Kowalczyk; March 20th: Ruth Lasichak, Joan Lasichak, Vicky Kravetsky; March 27th: Theresa Krenitsky, Irene Kiehart, Mary Mathena.
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.