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News & Events

THIS SUNDAY
†MEMORIAL†
ARCHON COSTAS COSTIDIS, 3 MONTHS
MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL!

†BABY BLESSING†
CHRISTOPHER DELANY
CONGRATULATIONS!

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE – CULTURE CENTER

REDISCOVER ORTHODOXY - A new program for spiritual enrichment directly after Divine Liturgy (30 minutes) in the St. George Library

*  Refreshments and coffee
*  Short Video Presentation followed by discussion
*  Questions and Answer session with Father Andrew

UPCOMING SERVICES
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:30am
Orthros, 9:30am Liturgy:  St. Gregory
Friday, January 27, 2017 6:00pm Vespers & Greek School Three Hierarchs Program.  Reception to follow in the Culture Center.
 

HOLY WATER BLESSING OF HOMES
Please complete the attached form and return it to the office as soon as possible if you wish to have your home blessed, through the month of January.  Please have a deep bowl with water, an Icon and a candle available.  The service will be conducted in either Greek or English and the names of the living will be read.  You will be notified before Father Andrew visits your home.
  

THE ORDER OF AHEPA
The Order Of AHEPA, Thomas A Edison, Chapter 287 is being reactivated.  The District Lodge of NJ will install new Officers at the first meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30pm in the AHEPA room, located in the basement of the Administration Building.  Old and new members are all invited for an evening of fellowship and unity as we promote The Order of AHEPA.

7th ANNUAL TASTE OF THE SHORE EVENT
Join us on Monday, February 6, 2017 in our Cultural Center for our Taste of the Shore event. Over 20 area restaurants, dessert and liquor establishments will represent their culinary point of view!  Taste them all!!  $50 per person advance purchase. Tickets are limited. For more information, contact Maria Conery at kazouka@hotmail.com or 732-272-7946 or contact the church office.

ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL
Grades 7th-12th (Junior and Senior Division), Grades Preschool - 6th (Elementary Division)

St. George Church, Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topics:

http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/religioused/sjcof/sjcof_2017_topics_tips.pdf

REQUIRED Online Registration: https://religioused.formstack.com/forms/sjcof_participant

* * Category -  select "speech" only  

Oratorical Chairperson: Teri Lalli  lalliptds@comcast.net or (732) 872-8668

STEWARDSHIP
Connection Sunday, Stewardship Appreciation Luncheon & Ministry Expo
Sunday, February 12, 2017, following Divine Liturgy
Please join us for lunch and to meet the ministries of St. George!!!
Life Happens in Community!
 

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 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, Helen, Anastasia, Maria, Anne, Peter, Tracy, Khadijah, Tony, Mary, Inez, Anna, Michaela, Tom, Rocky, Bogicevic Family, Stavros, George, Helen, Rand, Susan, Maria, Tom, Connie, Dwi, 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. 

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY RETREAT & VESPERS
Our parish is honored to have Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh from St. John and the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, FL, as the presenter at our annual
Forgiveness Sunday Retreat on February 26, 2017.  “The Path to Healing” 

Sunday, February 26, 2017, Following Divine Liturgy in the Cultural Center 

Enjoy lunch and the Retreat with us!  RSVP: Josephine Tsarnas  jmtsarnas@gmail.com

ICONOGRAPHY
Since approval of the Iconography project at the October 16, 2016 Special Parish Assembly, the Iconography Committee has been finalizing the contract with the Iconographer George Gariskanis.  The Committee received and reviewed the Conceptual Iconography Design in December and is scheduled to review with Metropolitan Evangelos later this month.  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.  For additional information, please contact Anne Papageorge.

The Spirit of Stewardship
“As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” John 20:21

One of the blessings we enjoy at the beginning of the new calendar year is a rich array of commemorations on the Orthodox calendar. Saints Basil, Anthony, Athanasius, Ephraim, John Chrysostom and both Gregories are among those with feast days that we celebrate at the turn of each year. Through the Holy Tradition of the Church, the lives and words of these Fathers are meaningful to us today.

When it comes to stewardship, the Fathers offer a simple but compelling message. According to St. John Chrysostom, “our money is the Lord’s,” just as are all of the gifts we receive from God. Of course, it is not what we receive from God that marks us as Christians, but what we do with those gifts. As St. Gregory Nanzianzen asks, “Is it not God who asks you now in your turn to show yourself generous? Will we not be ashamed to refuse him this one thing only, our generosity?”

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 GREEK SCHOOL PTO IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PARISH COUNCIL PRESENTS:  APOKRIATIKO GLENDI DINNER DANCE

Join us in our Cultural Center

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6–11pm  Please attached flyer for further details.

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@stgeorgeap.org, JohnV@stgeorgeap.org 

ST GEORGE SOCIAL MEDIA
"Remember to register St George Greek Orthodox Church for all your Amazon purchases with the holidays approaching.  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.  The link appears on our website too.  Follow us on social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our live services each Sunday. The links appear on the web site for you convenience. www. stgeorgeap.org

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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