St. Michael's Church
Orthodox Church in America
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
June 5, 2016
June 5, 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 9:1-38


Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34

  Sunday of Blind Man




Schedule of Services



Sunday, June 5th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m., Baptism/Chrismation of Xenia Soroka 11:15 a.m.


Wednesday June 8th, Great Vespers 6:30 p.m. Eve of the (Feast of Ascension of Christ) with Blessing of Wheat, Wine & Oil.


Thursday, June 9th, Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. (Feast of the Ascension of Christ)


Saturday, June 11th, Wedding: Tamara Fisher and Michael Blondell 2:30 p.m., Great Vespers 4:30 p.m.


Sunday, June 12th, Matins 8:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.





Special Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 5th, following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. “The purpose of the meeting will be to authorize and ratify the sale of a vacant parcel of property owned by the Parish, commonly known as 534 Gravity St., Archbald, Lackawanna County, and Tax Parcel Identification # 07417030011 as described in Deed dated January 14, 1983. The proposed sale is to Salvatore A. Nestico, Jr., Diane M. Nestico and Anthony J. Nestico for the sum of $10,000.00” (Third Reading)


The first Christmas in September Parish Festival Organizational Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend!


Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Sunday, will be held on June 12th 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.


Wedding Banns: Tamara Fisher and Michael Blondell will be united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn, Pa. (Final Reading)


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.


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.


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.


The Stained Glass Door of Christ the Teacher has been installed in the Confessional entrance way to the Sanctuary. A special Thank You to Steve and Martha Myshak. May our Lord grant them Many Years!


St. Michael’s Center report on Easter & Ethnic Food Sales for 2016: Ash Wednesday - $2,071.00; Western Easter - $3,109.00; Ethnic Food Sale #1 - $2,031.00; Ethnic Food Sale #2 - $2,142.50; Ethnic Food Sale #3 - $1,700.00; Orthodox Easter - $3,211.29.

Total Sales - $14,264.79  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 5th: Jean Malec, Barbara Nayduch, Ann Narcoonis; 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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