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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 3/25/2017
Annunciation of the Theotokos

Matins Gospel Reading
Luke 1:39-49, 56

Gospel Reading
Luke 1:24-38

Saints Feasts and Readings for 3/25/2017
Annunciation of the Theotokos


News & Events

TONIGHT, FRIDAY, MARCH 24
7:00pm 4th Salutation Service

THE FLOWERS FOR PANAYIA TONIGHT ARE OFFERED IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN P. ARBES AND CHARLES S. PAPPAS BY THEIR FAMILY. 

REDISCOVER ORTHODOXY
Our Spiritual Enrichment Program, ReDiscover Orthodoxy, will be getting together tonight, Friday, March 24, 2017 immediately following 4th Salutation Service in the St. George Library.  

Refreshments and coffee will be served.

Questions and answer session with Father Andrew. 

THIS SUNDAY
†MEMORIALS†
KLEANTHY MORRIS XENELLI, 40 DAYS
CHARLES PAPPAS, 3 YEARS
MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL!

THIS SUNDAY'S COFFEE HOUR IS IN MEMORY OF CHARLES PAPPAS AND KLEANTHY MORRIS XENELLI BY THEIR LOVING FAMILY. 

UPCOMING SERVICES
Wednesday, March 29th 7:00pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Friday, March 31th 7:00pm Akathist Hymn

ST. GEORGE SOCIALITES
Thursday, March 30th annual Socialites trip to NY/Astoria. Agenda: visit Holy Trinity Cathedral, lunch at Bahari Estiatorio, shop at Titan Supermarket.  For details, call Sophia Anest at 732-508-9310.

COMMUNITY CHURCH CLEANING
Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00am
Come together to get our beloved St. George ready to shine for Pascha

SAVE THE DATE!!! – SPRING PARISH ASSEMBLY
Sunday, April 2nd following Divine Liturgy at 12pm in our Cultural Center
Stay involved & up-to-date in the life of our St. George Community!  Participate in the future of St. George!!!

SHARING OUR FAITH BOOK CORNER
Meeting: Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm in the library.  All are invited to join us in discussing the book and learning more about our Lord Jesus Christ through our Orthodox Faith.  To purchase an $8 copy of  "Bread For Life" by Theodore Stylianopoulos,  please contact Teri Lalli (732) 872-8668.

ST. GEORGE SUNDAY SCHOOL
April 8thSaturday of Lazarus-All hands on deck!  Join us in making Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday

April 14th-Holy Friday Retreat 12:00-3:00 pm/Kindergarten–6th Grade

April 23rd-Mission Boxes Due

SAVE THE DATE
Coming Together in the Lord
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 6pm, St. George Library
Opportunity for our young married couples to integrate into the spiritual family life of St. George.  Please call the Church Office at 732-775-2777 for more information.


“Our Spiritual Father Metropolitan Evangelos will be joining us to celebrate the Holy Bridegroom Service on Holy Monday evening April 10th at 7:00pm.”

 

THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP
“As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” John 20:21
Our Lord endows each of us with unique, personal and remarkable gifts and talents. Do we use them to Thank Him and support His Church? There are many ways to give back to the Church. Please consider how you can give back and participate in the family of St. George.

Remember – you can’t take what God has given you with you when you exit this life. Leave your legacy, whether it’s time, talent or treasure, to St. George where it will be used to further benefit the parish and continue to grow the fruits that have been planted.

The success at St. George depends on you!

Life Happens in Community!

Thank you to all our faithful stewards for support of our St. George Stewardship Program!

If not you – who? If not now – when?

Time + Talent + Treasure = Stewardship

ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM
Through a charitable gift, you can have a significant, positive effect on the ministries of the St. George Church and those people whose lives have changed because of them. The impact of your gift will be felt for years and generations to come.  More information to follow.

PRAYER FELLOWSHIP:
"Heavenly father physician of our souls and bodies, you have sent Your only-begotten Son and Our Lord Jesus Christ to heal every sickness and infirmity, we ask that you visit and heal also your servants Maria, Tom, Mike, Chip, Susan, Gabrielle, George, Irene, Elaine, Angie, Mike, Luca, Nicholas, Polly, Hayden, Andrea, Tania, Chemo, Irene, Art, Diane, Julia, Stavros, Rena, Michael, Marci, Evans, Father Alexander, Voula, Peggy, Despina, Tommy, Demi, Margaret, Evans Family, Jennice, Romeo, Rosemarie, Gloria, Charles, Wendy, Dana, Paul, Jose, John, Sunny, Thomas, Sebastian, Sabu, Joseph, Mathew, Pauly, Roy, Alex, Shelly, Sunil, Cathy, Security Forces, Phil, Gerry, Tyler, Jacquelyn, Sylvia, Michelle, Nadia, Brenda, Theofilos, Dorothy, Linda, Rosa, Natalia, Maria, Elizabeth, Toula Maria, Anne, Helen, Anastasia, Maria, Anne, Peter, Tracy, Khadijah, Tony, Mary, Inez, Anna, Michaela, Tom, Rocky, Bogicevic Family, Stavros, George, Helen, Susan, Maria, Tom, Connie, Dwifrom all physical and spiritual ailments through the grace of Your Christ. Grant them patience through this hardship, strength of body and spirit and recovery of health. Lord, You have taught us through Your word to pray for each other that we may be healed.  If you have an addition to this list, please contact the Church Office 732-775-2777 or George Moutis gmoutis@scinj.com 

ICONOGRAPHY
Since approval of the Iconography project at the October 16, 2016.  Special Parish Assembly, the Iconography Committee has finalized the contract with the Iconographer George Gariskanis in March 1, 2017.  Thank you to John Vrettos and Manny Tsarnas for their persistent efforts to negotiate and execute the contract. 

The Committee received and reviewed the Conceptual Iconography Design in December and reviewed with Metropolitan Evangelos on January 25. 

A scaffolding subcommittee meeting chaired by Marko Parlamas and George Nicholas was held on January 29 and attended by numerous Parish Council members.  Thank you to those who have generously contributed to the Iconography project.  If you are interested in donating to our project, an Iconography Fund has been created; information is available on our website and pledges can be made in VANCO or mailed to the Church.  A fundraising brochure is being developed.  For additional information, please contact Anne Papageorge, Iconography Chair.

Once the fundraising brochure is available, a Community Town Hall will be held to present the Iconography Design and Fundraising Opportunities.  Dependent on fundraising, the Iconography Church Dome and Pendentives, and the Chapel Dome (Phase 1) are planned for Fall 2017.  The Platytera and Solea Iconography (Phase 2) are planned for Fall 2018.

ST GEORGE SOCIAL MEDIA
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ST. GEORGE?
We are happy to train you for Narthex Service:  Open & close the doors, extinguish candles & clean Icons.  7 Day Candle Placement.  Rotating Schedule for service.  If you would like to help, please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777.

VANCO ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRONIC GIVING!!
St. George Church wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offerings. Electronic giving provides convenience for our Parish Community and provides much-needed donation consistency.  Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.  Credit & Debit Card Giving allows you to make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.  Online Giving allows you to go to www.stgeorgeap.org at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.  As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.  Additional information is available from the church office. 

BUILDING CAMPAIGN
Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available, please email:  johnp@warshauer.com or johnvret@aol.com

HERITAGE COMMITTEE
If you have a little time to spare, please help us in the St. George Library.  Easy to learn.  We meet on Tuesdays at 12 noon.

CHURCH OFFICE
A friendly reminder, when making a contribution; please ensure all checks include the specific “fund” where your contribution should be applied. THANK YOU!! 

SPONSORING A COFFEE HOUR
Would you like to sponsor a coffee hour in honor of a loved one or to share a happy occasion with the community?  Please contact the St. George Office 732-775-2777.  For 40 Day Memorial Coffee Hours only we would be happy to: Reserve and Set 1 table complete with Kolyva, coffee service and desserts.  Reserve a second table for extra guests.  This allows the family to gather together for others to express their condolences and also not wait in the coffee line in their time of sadness. 

HELP WANTED
Church Caretaker (Neokoro) Assists the Priest in all services, Liturgies and Sacraments Opens and closes the Church before/after all services.  This is a part time position.  Must have flexible hours and available to work every Sunday.  For information, please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777

AS DEVOTED AND RESPECTFUL PARISHIONERS OF ST. GEORGE
Please be considerate and make room in the pews for others. If you insist on keeping the end of the pew, please be aware of others looking for a seat and step out to allow them to enter. Those in the stasidia must step down onto the floor as follows: *When the Gospel is being read, *During the Small and Great entrances, *During Holy Communion. It is disrespectful to stand higher than the Holy Gifts. Please instruct your children in this discipline as well.

PROCEDURE FOR HOLY COMMUNION DISMISSAL
In order to insure proper reverence for the Holy Gifts before us,

1) Please exit FROM YOUR ROW, row by row into the CENTER AISLE.
2) Only Newly Illumin`-ed Christians, infants from the crying room, Sunday School teachers and their families, and the Choir proceed from the back rope-FIRST.

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WHO ARE MAINTAINING ORDER FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL APPROACH.

SECURITY
All doors and lights must be secured before leaving facility.
The township has advised fire lanes must be kept clear.    
Lost keys or fobs will require a fifty dollar fee to replace.  
Please do not adjust the thermostats.

Correspondence on the web site may be forwarded to LouieK@stgeorgeap.org for approval and posting at a minimum of 14 days before each event.

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