St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:1-13
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!
We would love to meet you!
Cancelled: Orthros & Divine Liturgy
for St. Spyridon Feast Day
on Wednesday, December 12, 2019
GOYA Vasilopita Sale
Ring in 2019!
Order by Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Vasilopita from Agia Skepi/Holy Protection Monastery
Order form and info flyer below
GOYA Christmas Giving Tree
St. George GOYANS will deliver Christmas gifts to those in need on
Christmas morning. To sponsor a needy child or family, please use this
link to sign up:
You can also contact Denise Natsis for more info. GOYA will visit 12
families this year. What better way to spread God's love
GOYA CHRISTMAS CAROLING
BRING CHRISTMAS CHEER TO YOUR HOME!
Friday December 14th
Saturday December 15th
Sunday, December 16th
Please see flyer below to sign up
or contact Denise Natsis @ 732-241-5449
ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE
Iconography Work is Halfway Complete!
The iconography reception was held on the 17th and was a solid success. There was good turnout, people had a nice time, met the iconographers and had the opportunity to see finished work in the St. Efstratios Chapel. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive to the entire evening. Peter Lalli won the raffle for a hand painted icon of his choice. Many attendees purchased sheets of gold leaf as part of the Gold Leaf initiative. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the work in Chapel. Attendees were amazed at how the iconography added to the beauty of the Chapel. It is truly magnificent and enhances the spiritual feeling one gets when inside the Chapel. People also got to see the scaffolding and small pieces of the work underway in the Church. Most were surprised at the extent of the scaffolding. All parishioners are invited to come into the Church, see the scaffolding and visit the St. Efstratios Chapel. It’s important to know, the Iconography Team donated the work in the Chapel, not only adding new works but freshening up the icons from our Asbury Park Church.
Given the hard work of the iconography team, work is running a little ahead of schedule. It’s a strong possibility Christmas services will be held in the Church. When the iconographers depart for Greece, they will begin working on the next phase of the project, scheduled for installation in October 2019.
The Iconography Project is a community project. Each and every one of us should be invested in the project, not just for ourselves, but for our children, their children and the next 90 years of generations to come. No donation is too small and there are many ways to be financially involved:
-Specific icon naming opportunities still exist; please contact Father Andrew, Anne Papageorge or John Michals to explore these opportunities.
-The Gold Leaf initiative allows each of us to purchase one or more sheets of gold leaf to memorialize and/or commemorate friends and loved ones. Each sheet will be used in the installation process.
-General contributions to the Iconography Fund can be made and many people in and outside our parish have done so.
-And finally, groups of individuals can get together to contribute towards specific icons – i.e. Saint George and Saint Mary of Egypt. Please contact the church office for information regarding group icons.
We thank each and every one of you that have donated thus far!
THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP
Stewardship Sunday 2019 was Sunday, November 18th. Thank you to all who placed their commitment form in the 2nd basket last week. If you did not get a chance, please take the time to fill out the Stewardship Commitment Form you received in the mail (or pick up one at the Pangari) and forward to the church office. No actual contribution is requested at this time, but your commitment will help plan for next year.
Also, if you have not pledged or fulfilled your 2018 Stewardship to St. George, please make an effort to do so now, and become a Steward in Good Standing for 2018. Forms are available at the church or by signing up electronically at http://stgeorgeap.org/vanco.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men….” (Colossians 3:23). Thank you to all our faithful Stewards for their support of our St. George Stewardship Program!
If not you – who? If not now – when?
Time + Talent + Treasure = Stewardship!
Faithful Hands Crochet & Knitting Ministry
Faithful Hands ministry is making baby blankets for a local group to send all throughout the world to families with babies recovering from airway surgery. These tiny babies need our extra hugs and prayers!
If you have any leftover baby yarn you can donate to our project, please drop it into our YARN DONATION box near our Mustard Seed bookstore. Any color yarn would be a blessing!
Please visit copingwithlm.org for more information on this caring group. Of course EVERYONE is welcome to join our Faithful Hands group - see our notice below for dates and times!
Join us for fun and fellowship: create beautiful lap blankets and baby blankets for 40 day blessings. Beginners and experienced crocheters and knitters welcome! Help us in our current project making lap blankets for St. Michael's residents. Yarn, Needles and Hooks provided. Afternoon group - Tuesdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the Library. Please contact Bea Paparsenos at: 732-922-9463 or email: email@example.com
For questions regarding Stewardship, please visit our Stewardship Table during any Sunday Coffee Hour or contact the Church Office
MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE
& ST. BASIL'S LENDING LIBRARY
Teachers/Students/Adults - Books for your reading pleasure; great teaching tools
Stop by the Lending Library cart to see our many selections!
Visit the store today following Divine Liturgy
*Icons *Earrings/Necklaces *Antidoron Handmade Bags *Cookbooks
*Prosforo Seals & Pans *Wedding Crowns *Picture Frames *Bibles - Adult & Youth
*Baptism Candles *Prayer Bracelets *Incense/Charcoal *Hellenica (book)
*Jesus Prayer Rings *Censors *Greeting Cards *Bible Tabs
*Prayer Books *Icon Tapestry Pouches *NEW*Children's Orthodox Matching Game
See the "Frequently Asked Questions" Flyer below
Any questions? Contact Teri Lalli: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George Philoptochos "Cookbook"
To order our fabulous cookbook
Please send an email to Errie Teevan
email@example.com or call 732-294-9327
See Flyer below
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRONIC GIVING!!!
Did you know that St. George Church offers you the convenience of electronic giving? You can now make all donations to your parish life online! Pledge and donate your Stewardship for 2018 online! Give your weekly candle and tray offerings, Easter offerings, Epitaphios offerings, as well as donations towards the Epitaphio flowers, coffee hour, cemetery grave purchases and more! You can pledge and donate online to our Iconography Project. Be a part of our Community Icon, or donate an icon of your own.
You can make a one-time payment, or schedule weekly/monthly/quarterly payments automatically! For additional information contact the church office or log onto www.stgeorgeap.org/vanco and start today!
Fellowship in Prayer
"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 Spiro, George, Stathis, Demitri, Sava, Jean, Patricia, Domna, Gary, Irene, Cam, Fermo, Patrick, Spiro, Ian, Erin, Nick, Renae, Gabe, Tara, Maria, Anne, Anastasia, Greek Familes from Mati in Athens and our Security Forces from 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. We pray that You heal Your Servents and grant them the gift of complete joy in You. For You are the source of healing and to You we give glory in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!
For an addition to this list,
please contact the Church Office: 732-775-2777
or George Moutis firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. GEORGE SOCIAL MEDIA
Remember to register St. George Greek Orthodox Church for all your Amazon purchases. Our Church receives .5% for every purchase. Simply paste the link below in your browser, to be directed to the registration page Amazonsmile: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/21-0643361. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Watch our live services each Sunday.
Link for our web site for your convenience: www.stgeorgeap.org
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ST. GEORGE?
Get trained for Narthex Service: open/close the doors, extinguish candles & clean Icons, 7-Day Candle Placement; rotating schedule for service. Can you help? Please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777.
ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM
For further information, please contact:
Louie Koumoutsos @ 732-904-5430 - email@example.com
Church Office @ 732-775-2777- firstname.lastname@example.org
Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available:
Friendly reminder: When making a contribution, please ensure all checks include the specific “fund” where your contribution should be applied. THANK YOU!!
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-Illumined 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
All doors and lights must be secured before leaving facility. The Township of Ocean has advised that fire lanes must be kept clear. Lost keys or fobs will require a fifty dollar fee to replace. Please do not adjust the thermostats.
Effective Immediately - the following items are prohibited during church services:
Back Packs of any size - Shopping bags
Fanny Packs - Brief Cases
Shoulder Book bags - Luggage of any type
Boxes of any kind - Food or Drinks
Cameras or Video equipment
For any questions, please see a Parish Council Member
The Mustard Seed Book Store
Gold Leaf Program for Iconography
Order Vasilopitas made at Agia Skepi/Holy Protection Monastery sponsored by GOYA
Lending Library Frequently Asked Questions
GOYA Christmas Caroling 2018
2018 Stewardship Forms
2018 Stewardship Commitment
2019 Stewardship Forms
2019 Stewardship Commitment
1033 West Park Avenue
Ocean, New Jersey 07712
Sunday Service Hours
Orthros 8:30 AM
Divine liturgy 9:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tel: (732) 775-2777
FAx: (732) 775-0109