St. Joseph Announcements

2017 GROWING IN FAITH FUND APPEAL
Amount Needed: $470,000
Amount Pledged: $233,940
Amount Received: $94,008

CAMPAIGN NEWS: We’re almost halfway on pledges toward Phase One of our expansion project – join up! We are hoping for 100% participation in our Growing in Faith campaign! Let's build our narthex and expand our parking lot! May God grant you and yours many years!

ATTENTION MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN 2 AND UNDER! "We are starting a Mommy & Me group that allows you to take your little ones out just a little early after communion. We know that it can be difficult sometimes in church when our little wiggle worms want to move around. This group was made to offer mothers an opportunity to have fellowship and relief from all the hard work you do to during Divine Liturgy to teach them how to worship. If you are interested in learning more, please meet in the room next to the kitchen in the fellowship hall after your communion." -- Rondelu Robinson

MARRIAGE RETREAT/ST. SILOUAN: January 19-21, 2018. Suggested fee for the weekend: $250 per couple (subsidies are available upon request). Donations are tax deductible. Retreat led by Fr. Nicolaie with special guest speaker, Fr. Philip Lemasters. For more information, RSVP, etc., please contact info@stjohnsmission.org.

PARISH MEETING: Sunday, January 21, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Fr. Noah Bushelli, St. Philip/Souderton, will be our concelebrant and guest preacher!

SERVICE HOURS FOR TEENS: Teens in need of service hours, please text Christi Ghiz. She could use some helpers throughout the day on Saturday, January 20 for the St. Emmelia Homeschool Conference & Parenting Retreat.

METROPOLITAN JOSEPH will be at St. Joseph for Great Vespers on Friday, January 26, 6:30PM. Please be present to welcome His Eminence!

LENTEN RETREAT with Fr. Chad Hatfield, Saturday - March 17th! More details forthcoming.

SOYO/JOY PARENTAL CONSENT FORMS: If your child is planning to attend any activities in 2018, please fill out a consent form and return to Fr. Meletios as soon as possible.

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOLY BREAD NEEDED: If you are interested in volunteering to bake holy bread, please sign up in the member section of the church website. There, you will find information such as quantity needed, instructions, and the recipe. Please contact Jessica Ruiz, the church secretary, if you need assistance signing up. The bread you bake with your hands becomes the Body of Christ. What a beautiful gift you present to the Lord!

2018 MEMBERSHIP FORMS available in the Hall or online PDF.  A new form must be on file each year for members to be in good standing.  Our General Fund, which pays the operating expenses of the parish, does not receive money from the archdiocese, festivals, dances, or galas. The members of St. Joseph Church are the sole source of parish income. Occasional fundraising events are for non-budgeted items, building projects, or special ministries. The work and ministry of St. Joseph Church is made possible by tithing and pledging members.  May God bless your generosity!

BURIAL: St. Joseph is one of the contributing parishes making possible an Orthodox Cemetery in Houston; we have a section reserved for Orthodox Christians at Forest Park, Westheimer.  Please help sustain this ministry by making your arrangements in advance; see Fr. Joseph for information.   May God rest the souls of our faithful departed – and grant you and yours long life!

KROGER: If you have a rewards card with Kroger, please add St. Joseph's to your rewards program through the online community rewards!  This can only be done at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Thank you!

DEADLINES: The deadline for Tuesday’s eBlast is Monday, Noon; the deadline for the Sunday bulletin is Tuesday, Noon.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Please continue to bring in your gifts of non-perishable food for the hungry in our community; place your gifts in the cabinet in the Parish Hall.

Please pray for:

With Child: Cynthia Nassif, Hope Bartel
Homecare/Facility: Jean Kean, Joe & Sophie Krill, Nicolae Maxim
Health & Well Being: Herman Engelhardt; Irene, John & Michael Fedikovich; Michel Nahhal, Henk Smit, Debbie Monk, Robin Rude, Tiffani Clark, Irina Shoshitaishvili, Anthony Impastato, Emily w/child, Jessica w/child, George Mims, Mac Perkins, Cassandra, Jason & Whitney Wandel, Yusra Zanayad, Marilena, George Jones, Ella McKiernin, Jack Ghekiere, Jeff Anderson, Georgia Gerkey, Dana Palladino, Irene Ghiz, Doug & Kathy Burns, Justin Wu You-sheng Beach & Ivy Tsai-Beach w/child, Virginia Markantonis, Parker, Jane, & Alex, Stacy & Chris, Rachael & newborn, Shirley Burns, Markella, Dina & newborn, Anna, George, Vladislav, Sarah Carter, Eric & Kelly, Deborah Sims
Comfort: Met Paul, Abp John & those suffering in Syria
Active Military: George Norton, Jeremiah Herron
Supported Missions/Ministries: The Saint Constantine School; Floyd & Ancuta Frantz/Romania; Metropolitan Saba & the Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran/Syria; the MacDonald Family/Albania; Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry; our Church School & College Students
Newly Illumined: Ally Nicole Smith
Inquirers: Ashlyn Loftus, Candice Vaughn, India Anderson
Departed: Ambrose Domaschke (1/10), Shirley Jean Thomas (Bp Thomas's mother, 12/24), Pauline Nowinsky (12/6)

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Last Updated on 1/14/18