June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016
St. Michael’s Orthodox Church
308 Walnut St.
Jermyn, Pennsylvania 18433
Schedule of Services
Green Sunday, June 19th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy of Pentecost and kneeling prayers 9:30 a.m.,
1:00 p.m. Parastas at St. Michael’s Cemetery and blessing of graves.
Monday, June 20th, Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. (Day of the Holy Spirit)
Thursday, June 23rd Great Vespers 5:30 p.m. (Eve of the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist), followed by the Christmas in September and Parish Festival Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24th, Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Saturday, June 25th, Great Vespers 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 26th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Happy Father’s Day Today! Please submit the names of your Fathers you would want remembered in the Divine Liturgy to Fr. John. A Special thank you to St. Mary’s Altar Society for the Special Father’s Day Gift.
Chicken & Rib (Kundlas) BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 2nd from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale this morning. Please see Mary Mathena. The Spring Raffle will be held on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016. Please return your tickets in a timely fashion.
The next Christmas in September Parish Festival Organizational Meeting will be held this Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. This will be a working meeting, stuffing envelopes, and a group committee photo will be taken for the newspaper. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend! Our Annual Parish Festival will be held on Friday, September 23rd, Saturday, 24th and Sunday, September 25th will be the Classic Car Show. More information will be forthcoming as it develops.
High School Graduation recognition will be held on Sunday, June 26th. Please let Protodeacon Gabriel know if your son or daughter will be graduating from H.S. and they might be eligible for a St. Michael’s Scholarship, and pictures will be displayed on the Diocesan Web page: doepa.org
Perogie Construction Project will be held on Monday, June 27th and Tuesday, June 28th and again on Monday, July 18th and Tuesday, July 19th. These perogies are being made in preparation for the Christmas in September Festival. Help is greatly needed and appreciated. Please mark these important dates on your calendar of events.
We need your help for donations needed for Perogies for the Christmas in September Parish Festival. $50.00 donation and 8 dozen eggs offered by Fr. Gabriel and Matushka Dolores. Thank You. Some items needed: 9 bags of flour ($9.00 a bag); Potatoes $5.00 a box, (needed 30 boxes); Oil 2 gallons ($5.00 per gallon), $18.00 a box oil for frying; Cheese $6.00 – 5 lbs, (30 lbs needed). Please see Fr. Gabriel to make your donation.
St. Michael’s Cemetery Mapping Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 30th, at 6:00 p.m. in the church basement. Please mark this date on your calendar of events. (Please note change of date)
St. Michael’s Parish April, 2016 Income - $8,428.00, April Expense - $9,205.96 (-777.96)
St. Michael’s Parish May, 2016 Income - $15,339.00, May Expense - $14,980.89 +$358.11
Thank You for all your support!
Special Donation of $700.00 for a solid oak hand carved liturgical table for the Sanctuary offered by Zina and Kenneth Odowd. May our Lord grant you many years of good health and salvation for your offering.
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.
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.
Hostesses: Sunday, June 19th: Karen Wanas, Matushka Dolores Petorak, Millie Telep; Sunday, June 26th: Dorothy Allen, Debbie Bernosky, 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.