St. Joseph Announcements

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!


CHURCH SCHOOL REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN: Don’t forget to fill out and turn in your form for Church School. Registration forms are available in the parish hall.

DORMITION FEAST: We will celebrate the Falling Asleep of the Mother of God (Dormition), liturgically, on Monday, August 14th – fasting potluck to follow; feasting foods allowed on the Feast, Tuesday 8/15.

ALTAR TRAINING: Saturday, August 26th, 10am-Noon. The annual Altar Service Training is for men and boys (8 & 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)!

YAM END OF SUMMER EVENT: Join St. Joseph Young Adult Ministry for bowling and mingling at Bowl and Barrel, City Centre Saturday, August 26th, 4-6PM, followed by Vespers. The alley is kid friendly so lanes with bumpers can be set up for the young ones. After Vespers, dinner at Olive Garden (Bunker Hill/Katy Fwy). For dinner and bowling reservation purposes, please RSVP by August 12th via text to Mari.

ATTENTION: All ladies who attend St. Joseph - The Antiochian Women’s group is sponsoring a “Lunch and White Elephants” event on Saturday, August 26, 1PM, at the home of Pamela Smallwood. Attendees are asked to bring one item from their home to be auctioned during the event. This is a perfect time to donate something that you don’t use such as a piece of jewelry, purse or a home decor item. The money raised will be donated to the national AW organization for their project fund of “Strengthening Ministries”. All women of the church are invited to come and join in the fun! Look for an upcoming sign up genius to send your RSVP and a hint of what you are bringing to auction.

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

TUESDAY CLASS: The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden. Join us – Tuesday mornings, 10AM, beginning September 5th, as we study some of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and New Testament Apocrypha.

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

THE ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN’S BOOK STUDY: Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain which can be found in the bookstore. The book review will be Saturday, September 23 at 10:30AM at the home of Georgia Gerkey.

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 and 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 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: Hope Bartel, Dina Thompson, Hanna Hauser
Homecare/Facility: Jean Kean, Joe & Sophie Krill, Nicolae Maxim
Health & Well Being: Herman Engelhardt; Irene, John & Michael Fedikovich; 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, Melvin Marx, Mac & Shirley Perkins, Matushka Myra, Katarina, Cassandra, Michael Koutani, Bob & Gayle Born, Jason & Whitney Wandel, Yusra Zanayad, Marilena, Ashley & Newborn, Sean Parks, Carolyn Hoggatt
Comfort: Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John & those suffering in Syria, Stephen Romoga & family; Fr Meletios, Kh Kristi & Noah Marx
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
Departed: Salma Sayegh (8/3), Ann Salinas (Sh. Mona Cook's mother, 8/2), George Fakes (8/2), Lori (7/24), Georgia Marx (Fr Meletios's mother, 7/24), Marilyn Romoga (7/20), Ralph Sattem (Kh. Elaine Petranek's father, 7/13), Alicia Contreras (Maria Clark’s mother, 7/8)

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Last Updated on 8/13/17