September 2022 Newsletter

Thank You!


Thanks to Rusty Hanson, Patrick Mickey & John Stell for their services with Chanting, Typika & Bible study. 


Thanks to Steve Wallace & Arlo Hanson for serving in the Altar the month of August.


Thanks to Natasha Hanson for the making of Prosphora this month.


Thank you to Svetlana and Rex for taking care of the flowers, plants, and lawn.



Please keep Manny Melotakis and Carl Williams in your prayers.


We will be tentatively having a parish-wide garage sale on a Saturday in October, with proceeds going to the church. We are accepting donations and will store them in the parsonage. Let your unwanted junk benefit the parish! We are also needing volunteers to help with the garage sale, even if it is just 1-2 hours of your time. Please do not let this responsibility fall on the few; we depend on you! Thank you.


September Birthdays


Jim Boston - September 1st

Dwayne Smith - September 1st

Nikita Petrey - September 2nd

Victoria Patton - September 3rd

Ed Wilson - September 9th

Mike Yazbek - September 20th

Atonija Dobras - September 24th

Rahel Michael - September 24th

Patrick Mickey - September 26th


May God grant all of you many years! 


Services for Month of September


Sunday, September 4th 

11am - Typika & Bible Study


Saturday, September 10th

6pm - Vespers


Sunday, September 11th

9am - Orthros

10am - Divine Liturgy


Sunday, September 18th

11am - Typika & Bible Study


Saturday, September 24th

6pm - Vespers


Sunday, September 25th

9am - Orthros

10am - Divine Liturgy



Typika Services

Please join us for a reader's Typika service on Sundays at 11:00am when we do not have a priest. After the service, we meet in the Parish Hall for Bible Study and coffee. Rusty Hanson is the facilitator. We invite everyone to attend the Typika service and to join us for coffee and great discussion!


Prayer for Catechumens

O Lord our God, who dwells in the heavens, and looks down upon all thy works, look down upon thy servants, the catechumens, who have bowed their necks before thee, and grant them a light yoke. Make them honorable members of thy holy Church and vouchsafe unto them the laver of regeneration, the forgiveness of sins and the robe of incorruption, unto the knowledge of thee, our true God.



Orthodox Prayer for the Priesthood

O Lord Jesus Christ, enkindle the hearts of all Thy priests with the fire of zealous love for Thee, that they may labor unceasingly in Thine earthly vineyard for the salvation of our souls and the glory of Thine All-Honorable and Majestic Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.


How to find us:

Facebook – Saint John Greek Orthodox Church Amarillo -

Our website –

Discord - for an invite to our Parish server, please contact Kameron or Rusty.


Our physical address and phone number:

1101 S. Bell Street

Amarillo TX 79106



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