St. Michael's Church
Orthodox Church in America
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
February 21, 2016
February 21, 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 18:10-14


February 21st, 2016

Epistle: 2Tim. 3:10-15

  Publican & Pharisee & Fast Free Week



Schedule of Services


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


Saturday, February 27th, Great Vespers 4:00 p.m.


Sunday, February 28th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.




Sunday Breakfast will be held this morning 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!


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. 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!


Jewelry Creations by Jeremy & Dorcas Soroka will be this morning during our breakfast underneath the ChurchPlease plan to attend!


Perogi Construction Project will be held on 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.


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!


Heat & Air Collection will be held next Sunday during the second offering. Please use the envelopes distributed this morning. We thank you in advance for your support!


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), 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 27th, at 9:00 a.m. 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 21st: Maryann Serafini, Karen Wanas & Matushka Dolores Petorak; February 28th: Millie Telep, Debbie Bernsoky and Ann Butler.

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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