Celebrating 50 years of service to Jesus Christ and His Holy Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese--Ecumenical Patriarchate
Fr. Peter Zarynow, Pastor (cell phone:301-367-9051] ( email@example.com )
Rectory Phone: 301-299-5120 Church Hall/Fax 301-983-0847
Sunday 17 February 2008
1st Pre-Lenten Sunday
Publican & Pharisee Sunday
Venerable Isidore of Pelusium
Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
Gospel: Luke 18:10-14
The Schedule of Divine Services for the Week is as Follows:
17 Feb. (SUN) 1st Pre-Lenten Sunday-Publican & Pharisee Sunday
Sunday School 9:00am
Divine Liturgy of
Blessing of Candles for Sunday School Students
Panachida: +Mary Kesselak (40th day)
Coffee Social /Altar Boy Meeting to follow
19 Feb. (Tue) Memorial: +Julia Sheftic, by Barry & Maryann Melnkovic 9:00am
21 Feb. (Thu) Memorial: +Eleanor Skasko, by Andrew Sheftic, Jr. 9:00am
24 Feb. (SUN) 2nd Pre-Lenten Sunday/Prodigal Son
Sunday School 9:00am
Divine Liturgy of
Confessions will be heard on Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45am and by appointment. All faithful are encouraged to come to the Sacrament every 8 weeks, on average, to help maintain spiritual health. This is especially for those who frequently “with Faith and with Love come forward” to receive the Body and Blood of Christ!
This is Publican and Pharisee Week. There is no fasting this week (except for the fast before receiving Communion). Though not a Feast, we are to remember that in the upcoming Great Fast we are to remain as humble as the Publican, not to brag or boast of our fasting as did the Pharisee.
Home Blessings have begun and will continue until Saturday 1 March. Please either fill out a form or see Father as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Forms are available on the information table in the parish hall.
Deepest sympathies are expressed to the following:
Eleanor Bereznak n the ‘falling asleep in the Lord’ of her sister +Mary Cerone in
Carol Miller on the ‘falling asleep in the Lord’ of her Aunt +Eleanor Muchesko in
Funeral services were held last week for both of the newly-departed. May their memory be Eternal! (Vicnaja Pamjat!)
Volunteers are needed for the March Coffee Socials. Please sign up today so that we can know we have the people to take care of the weekly social. Thank you.
We are now working on the latest edition of the parish directory. If there are any changes or corrections to addresses, phone numbers or emails, please notify Sheila Hrapchak by next Sunday, 24 Feb. (email her at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Annual Parish Meeting of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church will take place on Sunday 24 Feb (snow date 9 March) 2008. All members of the parish family who are in sacramental and financial good standing are asked to attend. This is the second of three official announcements.
The Annual Meeting agenda, minutes of the last meeting, the Treasurer’s Report for 2007, the President’s Report, the 2008 Budget, and the Capital Improvement Fund Report will be distributed on February 3rd so you have time to read them. Each family is requested to take only one packet of reports. Please bring your packet to the meeting with any questions you may have.
Come and join your fellow parishioners to take part in the meeting on February 24 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. A list of the officers to be elected and their duties was attached to the January 27th bulletin and is also posted on the Bulletin Board. If you are interested in being an officer or nominating someone, talk to Dan Breno, nominating committee chair.
CASH DAY is Sunday 2 March following the Coffee Social. Tickets are now available from Nick Dzubak. As usual, tickets are $10.00 each. It is important that our parishioners purchase and sell as many as possible. Time is short to sell all 300 tickets! All tickets, and donations, need to be handed in to Nick no later than Sunday 24 February. Your participation is appreciated!
Gertrude Hawk Candy orders for the Easter season are now available. Forms must be returned to either Father or Paňi. All order forms are due today! (remember, the West has their Easter date of 23 March).
Volunteers are needed to help assemble bagged lunches for the Rockville Shelter today following Divine Services. The more hands we have helping the faster the work will be completed.
The ACRY Bowling Tournament Raffle tickets have arrived! Top prize is $250.00! Tickets are on sale until Sunday 9 March. Drawing is 16 March. See Faith Breno for tickets.
The Orthodox Study Bibles are here! If you ordered and pre-paid, please see Gina Verbrugge to pick up your copy. If you would still like to purchase a copy we have extras available for $35.00 each.
All Souls Saturdays for this year are 1, 22 & 29 March and 5 April. Please give Father the names of the departed of your family so that they can be remembered during the Divine Services.
Make summer plans now: our deanery week at
Do you miss being able to be at Divine Liturgy when you are sick at home and cannot make it to church? St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church on
Mark your calendars for the following Bake Days: 23 February; 8 & 15 March, 12 & 19 April. We also have an ‘extra date’ set aside in case we need it: 23 March. The Sign up sheet for helpers is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall. This bake season we are offering to our helpers of 3 hours or more ½ roll or 1 small bread. (one per family. If you wish to accumulate your rolls or breads, please notify Randy Verbrugge)
Note: The following Panachidas were not listed in last week’s bulletin: 12 Feb. +Peter Sedlar & 15 Feb. +Bernadine Dzuryachko. Both were offered by Helen & Diane Rowland. May God bless them for their kind remembrances!