St. Joseph Announcements

2017 GROWING IN FAITH FUND APPEAL
Pledging Households: 30
Amount Needed: $470,000
Amount Pledged: $233,540
Amount Received: $36,806

CAMPAIGN NEWS: We’re almost halfway on pledges with 34 households contributing 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!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6: We will celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration with the Blessing of Grapes (first fruits) at Liturgy’s end; please bring grapes/fruit in a bowl or platter – on Sunday, August 6th – and place on the table by the iconostasis.

ALTAR TRAINING – Saturday, August 26th, 10a-Noon. The annual Altar Service Training is for men and boys (8 and up) who are interested in serving in the coming year, beginning in September. Boys 5-7 are welcomed to come and observe/learn; lunch provided. We will conclude, including lunch, by NOON. To be placed on the altar service rotation, you must attend this training. Thank you for your service (parents, too)!

CHURCH NEW YEAR: Evening Divine Liturgy for the feast of the New Year – Thursday, August 31, 6PM (no meal/fellowship).

FAMILY NIGHTS RETURN ... Wednesday, September 6th; Vespers, refreshments & classes for all ages, 6-8PM. mark your calendars!

BISHOP BASIL’S VISIT: His Grace, Bishop Basil will be visiting the East Texas Deanery, November 3-12, 2017. He will serve Great Vespers & Hierarchical Liturgy at St Joseph Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5th.
Mark your calendars & stay tuned for more details!

2017 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: Dina Thompson, Hanna Hauser, Ashley Trlica
Homecare/Facility: Jean Kean, Joe & Sophie Krill, Nicolae Maxim
Health & Well Being: Herman Engelhardt; Irene, John & Michael Fedikovich; Stephen Romoga, Michel Nahhal, Mikal Hasan, Henk Smit, Debbie Monk, Robin Rude, Tiffani Clark, Irina Shoshitaishvili, Anthony Impastato, Nouhad Bassila, Michael Ghiz, Emily w/child, Rachael w/child, David Driver, Tatiana Faith Chang, George Mims, Georgia & Melvin Marx, Mac & Shirley Perkins, Matushka Myra, Katarina, Cassandra, Michael Koutani, Bob & Gayle Born, Jason & Whitney Wandel, Yusra Zanayad
Comfort: Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John & those suffering in Syria
Active Military: George Norton, Jeremiah Herron, Joshua 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
Traveling: Fr Joseph, Kh Elizabeth, Mary Catherine, Basil & Helen Huneycutt (7/29); Shannon, Maria, Elizabeth, Katherine & Theresa Clark (various, 7/29); Kristi & Nicholas Ghiz (7/26)
Departed: Marilyn Romoga (7/20), Ralph Sattem (Kh Elaine Petranek's father), Alicia Contreras (Maria Clark’s mother, 7/8), Stath Mantzeoros (7/2), Metropolitan Paul (7/1), Protodeacon Gregory Hatrak (7/1), Kh Stefanie Yazge (6/29), Roy Cone (Kh Kristi’s uncle, 6/27), Metropolitan Antonios (6/14)

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Last Updated on 7/23/17