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Fisherman Vol. 19, No. 1 January 2011

Newsletter of St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church Fort Worth, Texas

“Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8

Moveable Feasts for 2011 Septuagesima Sunday Ash Wednesday Easter Day Ascension Day Pentecost Trinity Sunday Corpus Christi 1 Advent Sunday

20 February 9 March 24 April 2 June 12 June 19 June 23 June 27 November

The Feast of the Epiphany Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, January 6, 2011 7:00pm Mass

Major Feast Days

St. Peter’s Annual Parish Meeting Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:30am Matins 10:00am Mass Followed by the meetingElection of new vestry members and presentation of the 2011 budget

The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Exaltation of the Holy Cross Presentation of the Virgin Mary The Nativity of Christ The Baptism of Christ/ The Epiphany The Presentation of Jesus At the Temple The Annunciation Palm Sunday Easter The Ascension of Christ Pentecost The Transfiguration The Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin

Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Nov. 21 Dec. 25 Jan. 6 Feb. 2 March 25

August 6 August 15


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With Thanksgiving On behalf of Father Michael, Deacon Robert, Linda, Mary Jane, Joe and myself, please accept my thanks for all the gifts and prayers you have blessed us with in this holy season. May your homes be havens of blessing and peace in the coming year and always.

St. Peter’s Church Kent Schmedel, senior warden Homer Cox, junior warden John Huebener, junior warden Jim Kirk, junior warden Bruce Doeren, treasurer Patty Schmedel, ass’t treasurer Linda Dehnisch, parish secretary & bookstore manager Joe Breedlove, organist Mary Jane Lopez, choir director +++++++ The Rev. Dn. Robert Weber The Rev. Fr. Michael Moore, assistant The Vy. Rev. Fr. Anthony Miller, rector +++++

MASS SCHEDULE Sunday 8:30am, 10:45am* Wednesday at Noon Friday at 9:00am

Vespers Saturday at 5pm Sunday at 4pm *Nursery provided

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Many Thanks… To all in the parish who provided gifts for the children at Sam Rosen Elementary School. Thanks to Alexa Kirk for arranging for the names and for delivering the gifts. Jane Harakal also helped with the delivery. Meredith Bass sorted and bagged the gifts for each child. Thank you to our Teen SOYO members who prepared St. Nicholas goody bags for our younger children.

More Thanks! To Bart Bradberry for cleaning out the gutters. To John Huebener for much work on replacing/repairing lighting, both inside and outside of the building. To Dale Pilcher for working on new lighting for the altar area. To Joe, Mary Jane, and our choir for the beautiful seasonal music.

To all in the parish who contributed for the Christmas flowers and greenery. To Van and Homer Cox, Jane Harakal, Don Shipe, and Judy Huebener for their parts in making things look beautiful for our Christmas Masses.

To Lisa Bradberry for hosting St. Sophia’s lunch and ornament exchange at her home. Thank you to Paula Snider, Linda Dehnisch, Nicole Niebling, Joy Adams, Jo Anna Shipe, Judith Doeren, Eva Kaskos and Shahera Gasgous for providing food for the luncheon.

To Annie Fisher and Marjorie Kern for their extra work in preparing silver, brass, vestments, and linens for the feast.

Thank you to Bruce Doeren and Patty Schmedel for their many hours of work throughout the year keeping our finances in order.

To Frank Zak for washing the clear story windows in the nave, inside and out. He also cleaned out the garth and entry area of the church.

Thank you

To Kent Schmedel for replacing the globes on the lights in the garth.

To the 78 parish household who turned in pledge cards, and to Ben and Michelle Bradberry, Bruce Doeren, and Father Anthony for their work on the Stewardship Committee.


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Your Parish Photos are Needed! George Niebling would like to make our web site more interesting by posting photos of parish events. If you have a favorite photo(s) from one of our events (say in the past 2 years), please forward it to George or Linda by e-mail or leave a copy of the photo on Linda’s desk, and she will get it to George. We are looking for photos from VBS, Fiesta, dinners, Chili Cookoff, etc. , as well as attractive photos of the grounds, garth, etc. Another in our long list of “thank you’s” goes to George, who keeps our web site current by posting newsletters, bulletins, announcements and articles.

St. Sophia’s Women’s Organization Invites you to a

St. Sophia’s Winter Wonderland Progressive Dinner Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:30pm Wine & Hors D’ oeuvres at home #1, the Smith’s (friend of Pam Kalil) at 4912 Highland Meadow Dr., 76132 Tenderloin w/green beans, salad, rolls & potato bar at the church Dessert & coffee at home #2, The Guarnieri’s at 6725 River Bend Dr.

Luncheon & Program:

“The Holy Land Trip” By Karen Duncan & Ken Taliaferro

Sunday, January 23 Booth Hall

$40 per person If you have dietary restrictions, please call or e-mail Pam Kalil. It is suggested that people meet at the church and carpool to the homes, which are only 5 minutes from the church.


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A Festival of Orthodoxy -------------

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From Conception to Dying: Orthodox Christian Views in Today’s World Friday, February 18, 2011 Lecture Hall, Botanic Garden Center, Ft. Worth 7-9pm Saturday, February 19, 2011 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dallas 9:30am—3:30pm Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green and Dr. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear these well-known Orthodox speakers. Please check the bulletin board and poster in Booth Hall for more information on the talks.

__________________ St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church 7601 Bellaire Drive South Fort Worth, TX 76132

St. Peter’s is sponsoring the Fort Worth event, so we will need help with reception food and drink and with the book table which St. Monica’s Books and Gifts will provide. We will have several titles by Kh. Frederika which she will autograph after the talks. The books will be available at the church before the event.


The Fisherman - January 2011  

Parish Newsletter of St. Peter Orthodox Church, Fort Worth, TX

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