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On Tuesday December 10, 2019, our beloved parishioner Frank Meyernick reposed in the Lord with his family at his side.
Frank was born in Bridgeport on August 30, 1946 to the late Frank and Mary (Szymanski) Meyernick and has been a lifelong area resident. He was a retired carpenter for Union Local #210 with 50 plus years of service. Frank was a member of the Stratford-Trumbull Civitan Club. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.
Survivors include his devoted children, Robert Meyernick and his fiancé Kathy Dorsey of Ansonia, Paula Meyernick of Stratford, Amanda Stirna and her husband Frank of Stratford and Mary Pinto of Shelton, 11 cherished grandchildren, Pauline Meyernick, Samantha Newlan, Hailey Meyernick and her fiancé Timothy Paproski, Hunter, Jacob, Faith, Jessica and Johnathan Stirna, Nicholas Pinto and Elizabeth Pinto, and Sarah Mencel, a sister, Maryann Kratky of Inverness, Florida, several nieces and nephews, and his cat, Mr. Whiskers.
Frank was a devoted and faithful member of our parish for many years where he served on the parish council as a Curator and member of the Property Maintenance Committee. Frank always had a kind word for everyone and generously and unselfishly offered the stewardship of his time, talents and treasures for the building up of the parish. He will be sorely missed.
The Meyernick family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Lord Chamberlain Health Center for their kind and loving care.
Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, December 17th at 9:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford and at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Orthodox Church Stratford for a Requiem Funeral Service. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may visit with Frank’s family on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Panachida will be at 6:30 p.m.
May Frank's Memory Be Eternal!
SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY SERVICES
Sunday, Dec. 8 – 9am with Father John Mikitish
Sunday, Dec. 15 – 9am with Father Don Augusta
Sunday, Dec. 22 – 9am with Father Don Augusta
Sunday, Dec. 29 – 9am with Father Don Augusta
DECEMBER SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S MILL HILL AVENUE
Saturday, Dec. 7 – 9:00am Monthly Memorial and Confessions
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – 7:00pm Moleben to the Mother of God
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – 7:00pm St. Nicholas Vespers
Thursday, Dec. 19 – 9:00am St. Nicholas Divine Liturgy
COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE
12/8 – Lomme/Mihaly
12/15 – St. Nicholas Luncheon
12/22 – Porter/LeClerc
12/29 – Nucifora/Ryan
MONTHLY PARISH MEETING
The next monthly Officers’ meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30pm. The meeting is
open to all who are interested in attending.
ANNUAL DECEMBER BAKE SALE
Our bake sale will take place on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
ST. NICHOLAS LUNCHEON
Our Annual St. Nicholas luncheon will be held on Sunday, December 15 after church services. This
will be a pot luck meal. There will be no admission charged. We will have a cash bar and a raffle.
Parents are reminded to bring a gift if their child will visit with Santa. There is an attendance sign-up
sheet and a donation list of what is needed in the church hall.
The 2020 church calendars are available on the table at the church entrance.
ORTHODOX WOMEN'S COUNCIL
For more than 12 years, the Orthodox Women's Council has participated in The Pajama Program, a
national charity that provides new pajamas to children in shelters, orphanages, and other sad
circumstances. If you would like to help, Eve will be collecting donations until March. Sizes for ALL
children are needed, so from babies thru teens, which would be adult sizes. Please place your pair of
pj's in a ziplock bag and write "boy" or "girl" and the approximate age or size of the child. Most of our
donations remain in CT, especially in the Bridgeport-area community. I thank you in advance – Eve
· In addition to our next Lord's Kitchen effort on Monday, 12/16, we will be serving the community
supper at Calvary-St. George in Bridgeport on Monday, 12/30. Since this is during the week off
from school, it can be a good time for our teens to add 3 hours of Community Service to their
schedule. Please let Mary or Eve know if you are able to help on 12/16 or 12/30. Thank you!
· Christmas Outreach for the Lord’s Kitchen - A reminder that all $25 Walmart gift card donations
are due by this Sunday, 12/8.
· Sterling House Food Pantry – Our non-perishable food collection box for Sterling House is located
in the narthex. Breakfast cereals, snack foods and drinks are especially appreciated.
PARISH YOUTH OUTREACH
· The Youth will be baking brownies for the Lord’s Kitchen meal to be served on Monday,
December 16. Please remember to bring your uncut trays of brownies to church on Sunday,
Frank Charles Ray Millie Nina Jude & Family
Jean Rene Robert Julie Darrel Florence Gachi
Vicktor John Gregory Franca Melissa Eugene & Kathy
Johnny Stephen Karen Elsie Todd JoAnn
Cindy Dion Bob Franco Garry Barbara Penny Thomas
*Please notify Chris LeClerc to add names to this list
DECEMBER BIRTHDAY WISHES TO:
December 2 Sue Harrison
December 7 Brendan Bilcheck
December 9 John Mihaly
December 12 Ryan Pierce
December 14 Amy Booth
December 15 Hailey Meyernick, Ken Lomme Jr.
December 23 Bill Booth Sr., David Fife
December 25 Maribel Best
December 27 Faith Stirna
December 30 Jeff Stokely
· We had a very informal meeting of our ACRY chapter on 11/24/19. A decision was made to
increase our individual contributions to $25/year. This will cover the $15 membership and $10 to
the Stewardship Campaign for the 7 categories listed in the flyer below. Previously, we have each
paid $5.00 towards the scholarship category itself. Adding this to the dues will be our contribution
towards the $14,000 goal. Please give your cash payment to Holly Bilcheck by January 26.
· Bill Bilcheck will be looking into tickets for a weekend UCONN Women’s basketball game. More
information will be available soon.
· There is a sign-up sheet in the church hall for those interested in an outing at Devon Duckpin
Bowling on either Sunday, Feb. 23 or March 1.
CONCERT AT THREE SAINTS
Three Saints Orthodox Church (26 Howard Ave, Ansonia) presents Christmas: From the Village To The Cathedral, a concert to benefit St. Tikhon's Seminary, Sunday, December 8 at 4:00pm. Performing are the Sheehan Family Singers, St. Tikhon's Seminary Choir, St. Tikhon's Monastery Mixed Choir. A free-will offering will be taken at the door.
CHRISTMAS DINNER & BINGO AT ST. JOHN'S SILVER LANE
Join St. John's Silver Lane for a Roast Beef Dinner With the Fixings You Look Forward To.
Sunday December 15th 4:00 pm
Bingo Follows at 5:30 pm
For Reservations and Information call or e-mail Carole Krochta 203-375-2621 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liturgy: Sundays 9:00 am
Molebens, Akathists & Other Services:
As Scheduled. Consult Church Bulletin
Visit the Prayer Corner for daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints/feasts and more.
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