St. Michael's Church
Orthodox Church in America
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
June 26, 2016
June 26, 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: Matt. 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30


Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Epistle: Heb. 11:33-12:2

  All Saints Sunday



Schedule of Services


Sunday, June 26th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m., Parastas for Christina (Frenchko) Weston, offered lovingly by her Mother, Pauline Frenchko.


Tuesday, June 28th, Great Vespers 6:30 p.m. (Eve of the Feast of SS. Peter & Paul), with Blessing of Wheat, Wine & Oil.

Parastas for Dorothy Yurchak offered by Steve & Rose Franchak 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, June 29th, Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. (Feast of SS. Peter & Paul)


Saturday, July 2nd, Great Vespers 6:30 p.m.


Sunday, July 3rd, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.




Perogie Construction Project will be held this 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.


Chicken & Rib (Kundlas) BBQ will be held this Saturday, July 2nd from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Please see Mary Mathena for tickets. The Spring Raffle will be held on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016. Please return your tickets in a timely fashion. Cupcakes are needed for dessert; please see Protodeacon Gabriel if you will be bringing cupcakes.


The next Christmas in September Parish Festival Organizational Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 14th at 6:00 p.m. During this meeting 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, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th will be the Classic Car Show. More information will be forthcoming as it develops.


Christmas in September Raffle Tickets have been sent out to all as a means of raising seed money for our Parish Festival. Please take time out this week and return them back to our Church. May our Lord Bless you for your good works and generosity.


Theme Baskets for our Parish Festival are being accepted underneath the Church. Please take time out and begin planning your theme basket and bring it to Church. We thank you in advance! Last year we had over 110 theme baskets!


Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak will be traveling to St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Dubranich, Western Ukraine to visit our Sister Church at the end of July. A Special collection will be held on Sunday, July 17th during the second offering to provide aid in the refurbishing of the Church.


A special thank you to John Hockin for graciously donating the $450.00 commission from the recent sale of the vacant parcel of property owned by the Parish, commonly known as 534 Gravity St., Archbald, Lackawanna County. May our Lord Grant Him Many Years.


We need your help and donations for making the Perogies for our 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 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!


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 26th: Dorothy Allen, Debbie Bernosky, Ann Butler; July 3rd: Eileen Bruzchalski, Maryann Dubee, Kay Fedirko; July 10th: Annabell Franchak, Helen Grancey, Matushka Kathy Kowalczyk; July 17th: Ruth Lasichak, Joan Lasichak, Victoria Kravitsky; July 24th: Theresa Krenitsky, Irene Kiehart, Mary Mathena; July 31st: Jean Malec, Barbara Nayduch, Ann Narcoonis.


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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