St. Joseph Announcements

2017 GROWING IN FAITH FUND APPEAL
Pledging Households: 13
Amount Needed: $470,000
Amount Pledged: $131,120
Amount Received: $13,700

SOYO DAY OF SERVICE: Teen SOYO will be participating in the SOYO third annual national day of service on March 25. Teens will be planting flowers and plants after the 9AM Liturgy for the Annunciation.  Please bring a change of clothes. A sign-up list is located on the door of the parish hall. Lunch provided for all participants. Parent pick - 1PM at the church.

BIBLE BOWL: This year's bible bowl covers the Gospel of St. Mark and is being held in our home town! Let's represent St. Joseph in the teen (12-19), adult, and new this year junior (10-12) divisions. If you are interested in participating, please see Fr. Meletios.

LENTEN FOOD SALES: The Antiochian Women thank everyone who ordered for our 2nd round of Lenten meals. Now available for order:

Grape Leaves (16oz)-$10
Manaquich (4) - $4
Thai Shrimp Soup (32oz) - $10
Spinach pies (4) -$5
Hummus (8oz)  -$4
Desserts assorted - $4

Orders can also be sent via email to Kh Elizabeth. We will take pre-orders for the third and last sale on March 26.  The Third and last food delivery will be on April 2. 

VESPERS/CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be heard during Great Vespers on March 25 and April 1. Please prepare for a good Lenten Confession, to be made prior to Holy Week – that is, before Friday evening, April 7. Confessions are also heard by appointment during office hours.

SAVE THE DATE: His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X of Antioch and All The East will visit St. George on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th & 29th. Details forthcoming.

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!

53RD BIENNIAL ANTIOCHIAN ARCHDIOCESE CONVENTION: The buzz continues with great excitement as the 2017 Archdiocese Convention approaches! Visit Convention website at www.AC2017Miami.org.

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: Ashley Trlica, Giselle Perez
Homecare/Facility: Jean Kean, Joe & Sophie Krill, Laseema Malerelis, Nicolae Maxim, Marilyn Romoga
Health and Well Being: Herman Engelhardt, Irene, John, and Michael Fedikovich, Stephen Romoga, Christopher Ghekiere, Michel Nahhal, Mikal Hasan, Henk Smit, Bob & Gayle Born, Jason & Whitney Wandel, Issa & Kamra Zanayad, Joy Browne, Melba Moses, Wanda Walker, Barbara Kinn, Mac & Shirley Perkins, George Grega, Ekaterina (Aleko’s daughter), Brandon, Photini, Debbie Monk, Tyler Benton, Judie Geil, Robin Rude, Kimberly & Nicholas, Melvin & Georgia Marx, Ursula Dickerson, Cheri Muegge, Nicole Voitle
Comfort: Met Paul, Abp John & those suffering in Syria; Fr. Nicholas & Kh Jan Speier & family
Active Military: George Norton, Josh Hellerich
Supported Missionaries & Ministries: The Saint Constantine School; Floyd & Ancuta Frantz in Romania; Metropolitan Saba & the Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran, Syria; the MacDonald Family in Albania; Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry; our Church School & College Students
Traveling: Kh Elizabeth & Helen (Lebanon, 3/20); Mother Melania
Preparing for Baptism/Chrismation: Yvonne Licht, Donnie & Logan Martin, Mari Herron, Ashley & Jarrod Trlica, Nicole Yates
Catechumens: Scott, Robbye, Melody, Jason, and Michaela Schroeder; Ashlyn Loftus, Maggie Wissink
Departed: Robert Germany (3/7), Pearl McNutt (2/27), Michael Kevin Speier (2/15)

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Last Updated on 3/20/17