St. Michael's Church
Orthodox Church in America
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016


St. Michael’s Orthodox Church

308 Walnut St.

Jermyn, Pennsylvania 18433


Very Rev. John Kowalczyk

Phone: 876-1241 – Cell: 561-8696

Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak

Phone: 876-0411 (Diocesan Website)

Sub-Deacon Vasili Gardecki: 209-6086

Reader Vasili Dubee: 254-9720

Church Website:




Joseph Krenitsky (President)

Phone: 876-2770


Prof. Oleg Beljaeff: 876-5236

 Reader Vladimir Kitchura: 903-3475

Reader Greg Bertholf: 282-6268

George Petorak Manager: 876-0377

St. Michael’s Center: 876-3454


Gospel: Luke 19:1-10


February 14th, 2016

Epistle: 1Tim. 4:9-15

  Zacchaeus Sunday



Schedule of Services


Sunday, February 14th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.


Saturday, February 20th, Great Vespers 4:00 p.m., Confession 3:30 p.m.


Sunday, February 21st, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.




Jewelry Creations by Jeremy & Dorcas Soroka will be this morning (Valentine’s Day) during our Coffee hour underneath the Church. Please plan to attend!


Sunday Breakfast will be held next Sunday, 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!


First Ethnic Food Sale held this past Wednesday at our St. Michael’s Center was a tremendous success. We thank you for the support given. The next Ethnic Food Sale will be held on Friday, February 26th 12-5 p.m. Please mark this date on your calendar of events and plan accordingly.


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: $100.00 offered by St. Michael’s Vets. God bless you for your offering to our Church.


We have reached the $11,000.00 mark and still growing. We thank you for the support given!


Upcoming Ethnic Food Sales at St. Michael’s Center will be held on Friday(s), February 26th, March 18th, and April 15th. Factory orders are welcomed. For advance orders call Ruthy at 876-1456.


Church School will be held on Sunday, February 21st, at 9:00 a.m. underneath the Church. Please make every effort to bring your children to Church School.


December 2015, Income: $14,576.00; December Expense: $13,720.77 (+$855.23)


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 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.


Thought for the Day: “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!”

Thank you for all the support everyone has given during the COVID -19 Virus Pandemic. When you are not in Church for the services, please send in your weekly envelopes on a timely basis or please use the above donation button. Your donations are sincerely appreciated, as we have routine expenses that must be met. May God protect you during this difficult time.

St. Michael Orthodox Church
305 Walnut Street; Jermyn, PA 18433
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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…”

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