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October 23
19th Sunday after Pentecost (5th of Luke)
Tone 2
Holy Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord

CONTENTS
Services / Events / Your RSVP is Needed! / Send us Your Photo for the New Directory / Young Parents Outing / Cleaning & Painting Crews Needed / Request from the Marcantelli Family / Annual Parish Picnic / Terri Lynn Fundraiser / Building Pledge Link / Prayer List / Birthdays & Anniversaries / Lives of the Saints / Bulletin Deadline Reminder / Clergy & Contacts

SERVICES
Saturday, October 22, 5pm, Vespers
Sunday, October 23, 9:30am, Divine Liturgy

see the full October calendar here

EVENTS
Sunday, October 30, 6pm, Young Parents Outing (see below)
Sunday, November 13
, noon, Annual Parish Picnic (see below)
Tuesday, December 27, 2023, 9:30am, Hierarchical Liturgy for our patron saint, and celebration of Fr. John Ealy’s 50th Anniversary of ordination to the priesthood

YOUR RSVP IS NEEDED!

We need to have an accurate count of people who will be attending the meal following the December 27 Hierarchical Liturgy welcoming Bishop Gerasim, celebrating our patron saint, and recognizing the 50th anniversary of Fr John Ealy’s ordination to the priesthood.

The reception will include a catered meal, so those planning the event need to know how much food to order and how many tables to set up.

The Hierarchical Liturgy will begin at 9:30am, with recognitions prior to dismissal. Immediately after the Liturgy, tables and chairs will be set up in the Nave, with the Altar area closed off with partitions.

Please review your holiday plans and submit with your RSVP “Yes” or “No” by October 30th to Gust Mecera at gus.mecera@gmail.com, so reception plans can be finalized.

SEND US YOUR PHOTO FOR THE NEW DIRECTORY!

Work has begun on the 2023 Parish Directory, and a current photo is needed of you or your family to include in the Directory!

We know you probably have dozens of family photos on your smartphone or your social media account that look great and could be used in the parish directory. Please pick your favorite, and submit it by Monday, November 21, following these new guidelines:

  • The photo should be current.

  • Photos should only include minor children (when applicable) who also attend St. Stephen’s.

  • If you are part of a family that attends St. Stephen’s, but are now an adult also attending St. Stephen’s, please submit you own photo for your own listing.

  • If you want a photo taken at church, send an email to annmarie.mecera@gmail.com to make arrangements.

  • Please submit your photo by Monday, November 21.

Questions? Contact Ann Marie Mecera (614-370-4162 or annmarie.mecera@gmail.com.

YOUNG PARENTS OUTING
Young parents with children are invited to go to dinner together on Sunday, October 30 at 6pm. Parents should meet at the church where child care will be provided. Dinner will be at the
AC Sky Bar at 333 S. Garland Ave., Orlando, 32801. This is a rooftop restaurant with 360° views of Orlando!

Want to help with the child care? Please let Fr. Daniel know! (407-388-4241, frdaniel@ststephenoca.com)

CLEANING & PAINTING CREWS NEEDED!

A cleaning and painting day is planned for Saturday, October 29 beginning at 9am. Please help beautify the church with polishing, cleaning, chair repair, and painting.

If you have supplies, please bring them with you. The more people who show up, the quicker the work can be completed! Your help in beautifying our temple is a worthy ministry! Questions? Contact Gust Mecera at 614-370-4162 or gust.mecera@gmail.com. Thank you!

REQUEST FROM THE MARCANTELLI FAMILY

The Marcantelli’s will be living in Australia for two years, and need someone to foster their beloved mini poodle while they are away, beginning November 1. Bondi (pronounced Bond-eye) is a 15 lb mini poodle six years old, in good health, neutered and microchipped. He is gentle, playful, cuddly, crate trained, and a great companion for children or adults. He loves to play fetch with his little balls, nap in the sunlight, and catch lizards in the backyard.

Bondi will come with a two month's supply of food and treats, and six months of heartworm/flea/tick. Contact Mindy at 386-801-5276 if you are interested and would like to meet Bondi.

ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC

Due to flooding of the back yard of the van den Berg property, the annual picnic will now be held on Sunday, November 13 at noon. Sign up to bring a dish here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044ea9ad2da02-ststephens2. There will be jet skiing, swimming and tennis, so dress appropriately, and bring towels if you plan to enjoy the pool and lake!

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE ST. FRANCIS HOUSE

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Ss. Cosmas and Damian House has launched our annual fundraiser, selling Terri Lynn nuts and candies for the St. Francis House, our outreach to homeless men.

We greatly appreciate your past generous support, and we thank you in advance for your support this year. Mary Kay Chester, and Lisa Popsuy will have brochures and be happy to take your orders through October, for delivery before Thanksgiving. Orders can be sent to Mary Kay at Mary_Kay_Chester@juno.com. Please make all checks out to St Francis House.

With gratitude and with love in Christ,
Monk Augustine

VIEW CATALOG

PLEDGE TO THE BUILDING FUND

PLEDGE ONLINE

PRAYER LIST,
THOSE IN NEED: Elijah, Alla, Gust Mecera, Tom Lucas, Mariana Muresanu, Jane Thomas, Brenda Thomas, Richard (Kindell), Helene (Kindell), Lilly (Marcantelli), Veronica, Joshua, Sheryl, Kathy Vaughn, Rebecca and the child born of her (Russell), Bertina (Busch), Nan McFerren, Will (Brown), Christopher Murphy, Michelle (Montague), Morgan (Vaughn), Raul (McDonald), Lavinia (Busch), Dave (Brown), Xenia (Vranesevich), Diane (Atkinson), Kristin (Brown), Cameron (Brown), Evdokia (Malanowski), Gregory (Nescott), Joel (Nethery), Jean Petutsky, Lenore (Prawlocki)

MILITARY SERVERS: Christopher (Poupart), Mark Lopez (Popsuy)
NURSING HOME: Matushka Mary Milanovich
HOME BOUND: Janet Altenhoff
EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
Milena (Muresanu), Lydia Prentice, Samantha (Brown)
NEWLY DEPARTED:
Jennifer (Nethery), Georgeanne (Prawlocki), Yuri, Maria

Please let Father know if there is anyone you would like to have prayed for and added to this list. Use this list in your daily prayers to remember those in need, and the faithful departed. Cards and well wishes can be sent to anyone on the list.

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Birthdays

25th Mary Jane Allegro
25th Dr. Dimitry Palceski
27th Gabriela Valle Canosa

Anniversaries
27th Rick & Christine Martines


God Grant Them Many Years!

LIVES OF THE SAINTS
Read about the lives of the saints commemorated this Sunday on the Orthodox Church in America website here.

BULLETIN DEADLINE REMINDER
Deadline for announcements for the weekly bulletin is by the end of day on Wednesdays. Bulletins are typically sent on Thursdays. Anything received after the deadline will appear in the following week’s bulletin. Email announcements to annmarie.mecera@gmail.com. Thank you!

CLERGY & CONTACT INFORMATION
Orthodox Church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr
Orthodox Church in America I Diocese of the South
1895 Lake Emma Road, Longwood, FL 32750
386-227-7056
https://ststephenoca.com/

Mailing Address: Orthodox Church of St Stephen,
P.O. Box 950209, Lake Mary, FL 32795

Fr. Daniel Hickman, Rector, 407-388-4241, frdaniel@ststephenoca.com
Fr. Deacon Mark Reudelhuber, 407-718-2549
dnmark@ststephenoca.com

Please contact Fr. Daniel Hickman for all pastoral issues, hospital visits, emergencies, etc. Please keep him abreast of any issues that come up.







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