2017 PARISH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Listed below are the events for OCTOBER 2017. Our Sunday and weekly Orthos and Divine Liturgy will resume winter hours on Sunday, October 1st: Orthos at 8:30AM / Divine Liturgy at 10AM


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Greek School starts at 4PM

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - First day of Sunday School and Agiasomos for the beginning of the Greek and Sunday School year. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE IN CHURCH BY 10AM!

Monday, October 2, 2017 - ALL GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES BEGIN!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017 - St. Thomas / Orthos 8:30AM / Divine Liturgy 10AM

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - St. Luke the Evangelist: Orthos 8:30AM / Divine Liturgy 10AM / Luncheon to follow

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Great Vespers Service: 7PM

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - St. Demetrios Feastday Liturgy & Luncheon: Orthos 8:30AM / Divine Liturgy 10AM
NO GROUPS WILL MEET THIS WEEK



WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH:

Our parish warmly welcomes everyone! We are honored to have you with us during our worship services. Everyone is invited next door to our Coffee Hour for continued love and fellowship.


ICONS STILL NEEDED FOR THE CHURCH:

The Holy Family, The Ascension of Our Lord, The Transfiguration of Our Lord, Touching of Thomas, Presentation of Mary, The Visitation (Mary & Elizabeth)
11 x 14 size / $49.95 each / Please see Father Nick


THANK YOU:

We gratefully thank Soterios Mallous for preparing, baking and donating the offering bread used in the weekly celebration of the Divine Liturgy.


SUPPORT OUR CANISTER PROGRAM:

To all of our business owners, Please remember to return your canisters to the Church office and recieve a new one to be placed by your cash registers. Thank you for everyone's support. It is truly appreciated!


AXIOS:

To our Son of the Parish Michael Mercado on his Ordination to the Holy Deaconate!!! May our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless you throughout your life as you serve His Holy House!


2017 STEWARDSHIP SUMMER DRIVE:

We remind ALL of our business owners/supporters to please forward their Summer Drive DOnation for the year 2017. Your support is truly needed so that we may continue the many ministries of our church: Sunday School, Greek School, GOYA, HOPE and JOY and our Youth Fund. Thank you to all who have given their donations already!


2017 MEMBERSHIP/STEWARDSHIP ENROLLMENT:

We invite all our members to forward their $350 minimum church membership/stewardship for the year 2017. We especially thank all our members who have already forwarded their minimum membership. Please remember that the $350 Stewardship is a MINIMUM! We pray that the minimum does not become the maximum. For those who have been truly blessed by our Lord abundantly, please give from your hearts according to your means, for the Lord "loves the cheerful giver".


SPECIAL THANKS:

We thank the following families for their special donation to the church: Our Ladies Philoptchos for purchasing of the chandeliers, Tony and Maria Papamarkos, Spiros and Maria Kellis, Andrew Rafael, Nick Konides and all who helped in the chandelier project.


PARISH COUNCIL SCHEDULE:

October 5, November 2 and December 7 (General Assembly).


INFORMATION:

If you wish to have anything printed in the Newsletter, please e-mail it to Father Nick at frnickraf@comcast.net OR fax it to the church at 609.522.4596.


SUNDAY SCHOOL:

Students and teachers in Church by 10 am. Father Nick will gives a children's sermon.


GREEK SCHOOL:

Every Friday night (4:30-7:30 pm).


GOYA (Ages 12-18):

1st & 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm.


JOY (Ages 7-11) & HOPE (Ages 3-6):

One Saturday per month.


PARISH COUNCIL:

The 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm.


PHILOPTOCHOS:

First Monday of every month at 11am.


MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Every Wednesday night at 7pm.


ADULT RELIGION EDUCATION CLASS:

Every Tuesday night at 7pm.


CHURCH CHOIR:

We truly thank and cherish our Chanters Andonios Kaskabas, Eleftheria Efthimiou, Cathy Wolfe, Fofo Andy, Bill Walgren and Beverly Bruno for their beautiful voices during our Liturgies! A special thank you to Demetrios Tsiamis who offered his chanting to our church this summer; as he has done for many years! KALO TAXITHI.