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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/19/2018
Friday of the 5th Week

Gospel Reading
Luke 10:1-15




News & Events

  Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!

Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!

We would love to meet you!

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His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos's Encyclical

about Ukraine

Please click to view

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Parish Assembly

Immediately following Divine Liturgy

Cultural Center

Participate in the Life of our St. George Parish

See flyer below

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 - SAVE THE DATE!!!

5 pm - 7 pm

Iconography Fundraiser Reception

Cultural Center

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 

following Divine Liturgy

Spiritual Enrichment Video Presentation

Living the Liturgy

Understanding & Living the Divine Liturgy

Cultural Center

Refreshments and Coffee

See flyer below

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

GOYA Kafenio

immediately following Divine Liturgy

Enjoy Loukoumades and Frappe

For more info contact George Moutis

732-233-7987 or @STGEORGEAPGOYA

Flyer below

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Teaching Liturgy

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

5 pm - 7 pm

Iconography Fundraiser Reception

All invited

$50 per person

Meet our Iconographer George Giariskanis & his team

For more details, contact Jeff Michals

michals297@msn.com or 732-539-7302

or visit our website: www.stgeorgeap.org/iconography

Flyer below

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Join the Socialites at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse

Christmas in the Air ~ A Holiday Musical

7 Lunch Entree Selections

Contact: Sophia Anest   732-508-9310

Only 7 tickets remain

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

6 pm

Christmas Tree Lighting & Gift Auction

Ring in the Holiday Season!

An evening of fellowhip, caroling, refreshments & gift auction!

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

7 pm

Daughters of Penelope

Christmas JINGO and Gift Auction

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Hospitality Volunteers needed

Please contact:

Angela Koumoutsos - 732-261-0027 or fiore88@aol.com

Vicki Kamaratos - 732-539-6831 - vassilia71@aol.com

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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!

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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: beapap@live.com

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ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE 

There is good news to share on the Iconography Project. Later this month, the iconography team will be arriving to begin work on the beautification of our beloved Church. They will begin the project by working on the Pantokratera (dome) in the St. Efstratios Chapel. Then in early November through December, they’ll move to the main Church to install the iconography on the walls, including the Pendentives, Arch over the Solea – and the Pantokratera in the dome. Please keep in mind that during these two months the church will be closed and Liturgy will be held in our Cultural Center. We are extremely hopeful however, that we will be able to celebrate Christmas in the Church.

 

We’re pleased with the results of the fundraising efforts to date, and want to thank all those who donated. But, we have a ways to go before all the monies are raised. This is a community effort and there are many ways all our parishioners can participate. Icons are still available for gifting. A Gold Leaf program has been initiated where you can buy one or more sheets of gold leaf as a donation or to memorialize a loved one. There will be a community fundraising reception on November 17, 2018 in our Cultural Center. Please join us and meet the iconographers, and see demonstrations of icon painting techniques. In addition, a raffle will be held, with the winner receiving a hand painted icon of their choice. More information about these programs is available in the Pangari or you can contact Jeff Michals at michals297@msn.com or 732-539-7302

 

Iconography is a critical part of our religious heritage. In the coming weeks and months, Father Andrew will be discussing the importance of iconography to our religious heritage. On November 4th, he will do a teaching liturgy where he’ll explain different icons and their relevance to our Greek Orthodox faith and Church. This will be the last day that Liturgy will be held in the church until the first phase is complete. Iconography brings us one step closer to the Consecration of our St. George Orthodox Church. We need our entire community to be part of this important element of our Church’s life.

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THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP

"As the Father has sent Me, so I send you." John 20:21

According to the Bible, Stewards manage their gifts for Our Lord's work. When we support our Church, we give back to God His rightful portion. Is Stewardship merely a token donation? Or is your Stewardship pledge a meaningful response to Christ? Christian Stewardship is Orthodox! It is not just giving our time or our talents or our treasures. It is, rather, all three! Stewardship is koinonia... fellowship... sharing together in the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Stewardship is diakonia... serving Christ. We offer our services and talents to Christ. Stewardship is also martyria... witnessing. Christian Stewardship is all three elements - time, talent, and treasure. It’s our gift as Christ instructed, as caretaker and defender of His Church with all of our energy and ability.

 Life Happens in Community!

 Thank you to all our faithful stewards for your support of our

St. George Stewardship Program!

If not you – who? If not now – when?

 Time + Talent + Treasure = Stewardship!

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STEWARDSHIP TABLE

For questions regarding Stewardship, please visit our Stewardship Table during any Sunday Coffee Hour or contact the Church Office 

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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!

Copies of  Saliba Sarsar's new book - Jerusalem: The Home in Our Heart

still available - $20

Join us October 18, 7 pm, for discussion & book signing

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: tlalli@stgeorgeap.org 

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St. George Philoptochos "Cookbook"

To order our fabulous cookbook

 Please send an email to Errie Teevan

cteevan@optonline.com or call 732-294-9327

See Flyer below

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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!

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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 Patricia, Domna, Nick, 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 gmoutis@scinj.com

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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

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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.

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ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM

For further information, please contact:

 Louie Koumoutsos @ 732-904-5430 - hrima@aol.com

 Church Office @ 732-775-2777- kcatizone@stgeorgeap.org

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BUILDING CAMPAIGN

Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available:

johnp@warshauer.com or johnvret@aol.com

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CHURCH OFFICE

Friendly reminder: When making a contribution, please ensure all checks include the specific “fund” where your contribution should be applied. THANK YOU!!

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SPONSOR 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.

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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.

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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

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SECURITY

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.

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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

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