St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 1:12-20
Saints Feasts and Readings for 1/21/2019
Maximus the Confessor; Neophytos the Martyr of Nicaea; Martyrs Neophytos, Agnes, Patroclus, Maximus the Greek and Eugene of Trebizond
Sunday, January 20, 2019
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Orthros 8:30 am Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!
We would love to meet you!
Friday, January 25, 2019
St. Gregory the Theologian
Orthros 8:30 am Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Living the Liturgy ~ The Great Entrance
Directly following Divine Liturgy
Refreshments will be served
Thursday, January 24, 2019 ~ 7:00 pm
Sharing Our Faith Book Corner
Bread & Water, Wine & Oil - An Orthodox Christian Experience of God
by Archimandrite Meletios Webber
Copies available in the Mustard Seed Book Store ~ $12
Discussion & Refreshments
Monday, February 25, 2019
Taste of the Shore
Event Flyer and Sponsorship Flyer below
Meets 2nd Thursday of every month
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:30 pm
Valentine's Day Luncheon
with the Socialites
Contact: Sophie Anest 732-508-9310 / Mary Kotsopulos 201-893-0378
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Axelrod Theatre Production of Mama Mia!
Tickets - $50 ~ in Limited Supply
Please contact: Sophie Anest 732-508-9310
ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE
On Sunday, December 23, 2018, we celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in our church after having completed the expanded Phase 1 of our Iconography project; the Dome, Pendentives and Solea Arch. Many were brought to tears as parishioners gazed up at the beautiful and symbolic Pantokratora, Dance of Angels, Prophets, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Birth of Christ. Father Andrew described the installed iconography which depicts the stories of our faith. Iconographer George Giariskanis thanked the community for giving him and his colleagues the opportunity to share their vision and for their hospitality. He said that they feel they are a part of the St. George family. Thank you to all who have contributed their time, talents and treasures to the success of the project to date.
Although we have pledges of $1,049,000 towards our Iconography goal of $1.3 million, we still have more to raise to be able to cover the costs of Phase 1 and complete Phase 2 in preparation for our tentative consecration in the fall of 2020. Payments of $757,000 have been made toward pledges; we encourage you to make payments towards your pledges as we will begin to incur additional expenses as we embark on Phase 2, the Platytera, Hierarchs, Icons behind chanter stand and pulpit, Life of St George Icons, and Exonarthex Mosaics which are scheduled to be installed in October 2019.
There are still opportunities to support this community project, including named icons in Phase 1 and 2, general contributions and the Gold Leaf Program. We all have an obligation to honor those who came before us, those who are with us, and future generations. No donation is too small.
This project touches all that is holy in our Church, and all parishioners of St. George have the opportunity to be part of this effort. Every contribution will have a positive impact – no contribution is too small and all contributions will be recognized at a later date. If you have questions about gifting, contributions, Gold Leaf or simply want more information on the project, please contact Father Andrew, firstname.lastname@example.org, Anne Papageorge, John Michals email@example.com or the Church office 732-775-2777. Information is available on our website www.stgeorgeap.org/iconography and pledges/donations can be made on-line at www.stgeorgeap.org/vanco.
THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP
Stewardship Sunday 2019 was Sunday, November 18th. Thank you to all who submitted their commitment form. 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 this year. PLEASE NOTE: RECURRING STEWARDSHIP PAYMENTS FOR 2018 DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR 2019, YOU MUST SET UP YOUR PAYMENTS FOR 2019.
“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!
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!
For questions regarding Stewardship, please visit our Stewardship Table during any Sunday Coffee Hour or contact the Church Office
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
St. George Philoptochos "Cookbook"
To order our fabulous cookbook
Please send an email to Errie Teevan
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-294-9327
See Flyer below
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 George, Sabrina, 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 email@example.com
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.
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
Lending Library Frequently Asked Questions
Philoptochos Cook Book
Spiritual Enrichment Sunday Video Series January February 2019
Senior Socialites to see Mama Mia play
Taste of the Shore, Monday, February 25, 2019
Taste of the Shore Sponsorship
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