1. WE  WELCOME YOU to Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church!  We are happy to have you visit
and worship the Lord God with us. If you would like more information about our Parish and, perhaps, becoming
a parishioner, please, see Father Basil or visit our website: www.saintspeterandpaulscranton.com , or phone the
rectory at 570 -343-8128.  God Bless you!  
                                                                       
2. SUNDAY SCHOOL classes are held each Sunday at the Center following Divine Liturgy. All students, grades
pre-school through 8, are expected to faithfully attend these Orthodox religious education classes. Parents and
grandparents are asked to encourage their (grand)children to attend classes and to supplement their religious
education in the home-life with traditional, Orthodox practices of prayer and piety. Our teachers welcome all
students! God Bless!

3. A THOUSAND THANKS to everybody of you who helped in any way to make last Sunday’s Holupki Dinner
a sterling success. May the Lord God Bless and reward you for your faithful support of our parish.  God Bless
you all!

4. CHURCH CLEANING for the week of  20  OCTOBER: TEAM  2:  Maryann Capwell, Barbara Togher, Mary
Orzolek  and anyone else who can help.  Please, remember to care for the Holy Icons and the main aisle before
leaving church today. Thank you. We respectfully remind our Cleaning Teams that the assigned Team make
arrangements to clean the church more thoroughly during the week (not only on Sunday, after Liturgy). If you
can offer an hour or two each month to help keep our church in proper condition, please, use the sign-up sheet at
the candle-desk and let us know you are willing to help our church.
Thank you and God Bless you!                                       
HOW LOVELY IS THY DWELLING PLACE, O LORD OF HOSTS!

5. THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING  of Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, Scranton,
Pennsylvania, is slated to be held next Sunday, 27 October, 2019. The session will take place in the Parish Center
following Divine Liturgy. Parishioners are asked to conclude any outstanding financial matters . Thanks and God
Bless!

6. THE ROOF on our church needs to be repaired/ replaced. This is an important and major project for us which
must be addressed. The estimate for the roof repair/ replacement, as accepted at the Special Parish Meeting held
on 5 August, 2018, is $43,445.00.  We need your help; please, make an offering for the Roof Fund. Thanks!  God
Bless! In addition, a second collection will be taken each Sunday to benefit the Roof Fund. Your understanding
and consideration are very much appreciated. Please, pray for the success of this important work. Initial repairs
have begun! With the weather’s co-operation, temporary patches have been applied to strategic areas on the
church roof. This will  prevent further damage. The completion of the roof project is to begin very soon(???) .
Thank you and God Bless!

6a. Roofing materials have been delivered. Work on replacing the roof will begin very soon!


7. OUR ANNUAL All Parish Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner will be held on Sunday,
10 November. In house oven roasted  turkey will headline the Bill-of-Fare! Homemade stuffing/dressing, fluffy
mashed potatoes, tasty sweet potatoes, seasoned vegetable and other accompaniments will complete the table d’
hote! Tickets for this yearly Thanksgiving feast will soon be distributed to all parishioners. Everybody of you is
invited! Serving will begin following Divine Liturgy (at about high noon). Tickets will, also, be available at the
door;  “take-outs” will be accommodated, too. Tell your family and friends about this Annual Turkey Dinner.
“Bon Appetite!”  God Bless!

8. VISIT OUR new and improved parish website  www.saintspeterandpaulscranton.com
Keep up with news and Divine Services, photos, links to Orthodox sites and more.  
Be a website Sponsor for a donation of just $15 per month. Sponsorship forms are available in the narthex. We
need donations to keep our parish website on-line. PLEASE, favourably consider sponsoring the website for a
month or more.     God Bless you!

9. THE HOLY FIRE, from the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, burns brightly in the lampadas in our
church. If you wish to make a donation for the burning of the Holy Fire in the Altar (Sanctuary) or Nave (main
body) of our temple, please, stop at the candle-desk. Offering intentions may be made for the health and
salvation of family and friends, or for the blessed repose of departed Christians. A donation of $25 per month is
requested to cover the cost of candles. God Bless!  [A “link” has been included on our website for more
information about the HOLY FIRE. Log-on to it when you have time.)

10. JUST A reminder:  Our annual contribution for the Cathedraticum to the Patriarchal Parishes is fifty ($50.00)
dollars per parishioner per year. This is more than reasonable (only one dollar per week). Please, actively support
our Russian Orthodox Church in the USA by faithfully using your “Cathedraticum” envelopes. God Bless!

11. LIVE-STREAMING, and encore viewing, of the Divine Liturgy is available at- www.stjohnsmayfield.org  
and in living colour on the radio at  94.3 FM from  Saint John’s  Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield,  -
Sunday at 9:30AM.
- www.holytrinityorthodox.com  from Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Baltimore,
(Archpriest John Vass).  – Sunday at 10:00AM
This is offered for those who, for a serious reason, cannot come to church on Sunday for the celebration of the
Divine Liturgy. It is NOT a substitute for NOT attending Divine Liturgy in church on Sunday. God Bless!

12. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY: The Parish Council has favourably considered a proposal to begin the process
of securing a Parish Veterans Memorial Plaque in our church vestibule. This plaque will contain the names (and
other vital information) of members of our Parish who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of
America during time of war or peacetime, active service or reserve. We ask your help in finding their names,
dates of service, branch of service, medals awarded, engagement in major military campaigns and any other
information you may provide. A sample plaque will be available for inspection before the final plaque is
fabricated. Your help is very much appreciated. Nomination forms are available in the church vestibule.
Completed forms may be returned to the candle-desk.  Please, contact George Kofira, Chairman, with any
questions. God Bless America!




                                                             GLORY TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS!



[A word to our Parishioners and Friends:   When making your Last Will and Testament, please, be sure to include Saints Peter and Paul
Russian Orthodox Church among your beneficiaries. The Church has helped, guided and nourished you throughout your entire life.
Making a final bequest to our Parish will help you and it will help your Parish. Pray and consider this.  God Bless you!]
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