St. Michael's Church
Orthodox Church in America
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
June 12, 2016
June 12, 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: 267-6239

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: John 17:1-13


Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Epistle: Acts 20:16,28-36

  Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council




Schedule of Services


Sunday, June 12th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m., Parastas for the departed Veterans of our Parish, offered by St. Michael’s Veterans Club.


Saturday, June 18th, Great Vespers 6:30 p.m. (Eve of the Feast of Pentecost) with blessing of Wheat, Wine and Oil.


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.





Pentecost Annual Parastas will be held on Sunday, June 19th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Please submit the names of the departed loved ones to be commemorated at the Pentecost Divine Liturgy and at the 1:00 p.m. Parastas. Please use the form in this week’s bulletin.


Father’s Day will be held on Sunday, June 19th: Please submit the names of your Fathers you would want remembered in the Divine Liturgy to Fr. John. St. Mary’s Altar Society will be presenting a Special Father’s Day Gift.


Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) Sunday will be held this morning and a special offering will be held during the second collection. We thank you in advance for the support of this National Pan-Orthodox Organization.


The next Christmas in September Parish Festival Organizational Meeting will be held on 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:


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.


St. Michael’s Cemetery Mapping Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the church basement. Please mark this date on your calendar of events.


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.


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 Altar Candle donation of $130.00, given towards the Altar Candles for Pentecost, was lovingly offered by John Lasichak. 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 12th: Melanie Wanas, Marilyn Petorak, Maryann Serafini; Sunday, June 19th: Karen Wanas, Matushka Dolores Petorak, Millie Telep; Sunday, June 26th: Dorothy Allen, Debbie Bernosky, 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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