February 7, 2016
February 7, 2016
St. Michael’s Orthodox Church
308 Walnut St.
Jermyn, Pennsylvania 18433
Schedule of Services
Sunday, February 7th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Monday, February 8th, Parastas 6:30 p.m. for Elizabeth Hockin, offered by the Hockin family.
Saturday, February 13th, Great Vespers 4:00 p.m., Confession 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 14th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. (Zacchaeus Sunday)
First Ethnic Food Sale to be held this Wednesday, February 10th at St. Michael’s Center from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please call Ruthy Lasichak 876-1456 for advance orders. Factory orders are welcomed. Please mark your calendar and plan accordingly.
Please continue to remember in your prayers Matushka Kathy who is recuperating at home after having surgery. We thank you for the prayers, cards and flowers you have offered.
Jewelry Creations by Jeremy & Dorcas Soroka will be on sale next Sunday, February 14th (Valentin’s Day) during our Coffee hour underneath the Church. Please plan to attend!
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.
Renovating donations: $200.00 Mary Korpusik, $100.00 Eileen Brzuchalski, $100,00 anonymous. God bless you for your offering to our Church.
We have reached the $10,000.00 mark and still growing. We thank you for the support given!
A special donation of $50.00 was offered in loving memory of Henry Korpusik II by Mary Korpusik. May his memory be eternal!
Sunday, Breakfast will be held on February 21st following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. This is being sponsored by St. Mary’s Altar Society. Menu: Ham, Sausage, Eggs, Pancakes, etc. Please mark this date on your calendar of events and plan to attend!
December 2015, Income: $14,576.00. December Expense: $13,720.77 (+$855.23)
We are in the process of up-dating our Parish membership. If you are in arrears in the Church dues, please make every effort to fulfill this basic financial obligation before the end of the year.
Upcoming Ethnic Food Sales at St. Michael’s Center will be held on Friday(s): February 26th, March 8th, and April 15th. Factory orders are welcomed. For advance orders call Ruthy at 876-1456.
Church School will be held on Sunday, February 14th, at 9:00 a.m. underneath the Church. Please make every effort to bring your children to Church School.
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 7th: Mary Mathena, Jean Malec & Barbara Nayduch; February 14th: Ann Narcoonis, Melanie Wanas & Marilyn Petorak; February 21st: Maryann Serafini, Karen Wanas & Matushka Dolores Petorak; February 28th: Millie Telep, Debbie Bernsoky 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.