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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/15/2017
Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia

Gospel Reading
Mark 2:23-28; 3:1-5




News & Events



NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017

      † MEMORIAL †  

   Dennis Droushiotis – 3 Months

MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL!

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  This Sunday, we will be presenting

our Festival Outreach awards, directly after liturgy.

As we have done in the past,

we have invited the recipients to join us at Liturgy & at coffee hour.

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 Welcome Newcomers and Visitors!

 Please stop by our welcome table in our coffee hour!

We'd love to meet you!

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 ST. GEORGE-GOYA-VASILOPITA SALE 

Please, place your Vasilopita order

using the link on the flyer,

or contact Presvytera Angela at:

 Antigony2@aol.com or call 732-768-8637

by December 10, 2017

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    DECEMBER 12, 2017

  8:30 Orthros - 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

 SAINT SPYRIDON

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ST. GEORGE-GOYA-"THE GIVING TREE"

 Helping those in need

See attached flyer

or contact Anja Chatzopoulos at 201-707-5745

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  Greek School - Christmas Carols 

 On Friday December 8, 2017

 The Greek School Children will be visiting our parishioners’

 households to sing Christmas Carols in the areas of Ocean, Long Branch,

West Long Branch, Wall, Tinton Falls, Eatontown, and Deal.

The caroling will take place around 6:00-8:00 pm.

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  GOYA-CHRISTMAS CAROLS

December 15th, 16th, 17th, 2017

Reserve your day for GOYA to Carol in your home.

 See attached flyer

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 Philoptochos/AHEPA - Family Christmas Party.

Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Charley’s Ocean Grill

29 Avenel Blvd., Long Branch, NJ

Cost: $30.00 per person

 See attached flyer for information and food choices

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December 24th -  Nativity Pageant
The Nativity Pageant will be held on in the church.
Students should report to their classrooms after communion to prepare.
Nativity Pageant REHEARSAL DECEMBER 23RD CANCELLED.


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 ST. GEORGE Philoptochos " Cookbook" for Sale!

If you would like to order our fabulous cookbook

please, send an email to Errie Teevan

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

See attached Flyer.

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St. George Historical Library

Invites you to our weekly work shop meetings Tuesdays at 12:00PM.

Come and join us. I’m not a teacher but an "AWAKENER"  "Robert Burns" 

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  Thursday December 14, 2017

"St. George Socialites"

Lenten Christmas Luncheon at 12 Noon.

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 Sunday, January 7, 2018

 Philoptochos Vasilopita Luncheon

Please take part by sending a donation or dish of your choice.

Please contact:

Gail Billows: 732-241-5323

Diedre Kosmas:732-766-2733

Effie Nicas:732-222-91612018

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SAINT GEORGE GOYA SKI TRIP
February 2 – 4, 2018 -  Please see flyer on our Website.
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 THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP

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

  Thank you to all our parishioners who joined us and submitted their heartfelt and prayerfully

 completed commitment form to our church of St. George  on Stewardship Sunday (November 19, 2017)!

 For those who intend to become stewards  but haven’t had the opportunity to submit their completed form,

 Stewardship packets are available in the Pangari for your convenience. 

Our aim is for all of our parishioners to become Stewards. 

The success at St. George depends on you!

 What will you do to make it happen?

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!  

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The Mustard Seed Bookstore

  "For if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,

  you will say to this mountain,  move from here to there, and it will move,

 and nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

Stop by our St. George Bookstore, located in front of the Church Office.

Books, Icons, Christmas cards, ornaments,

 CD’s, Bibles, Nativity Icons, Vigil Lights and Candles.

  See attached flyer

    For any questions,  please feel free to contact

 Teri Lalli at email: lalliptds@comcast.net or (732) 872-8668.

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             Faithfull Hands Crochet & Knitting Ministry

  Join us for fun and fellowship and 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 meets Tuesdays  from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Library. Please contact Bea Paparsenos at: 

732-922-9463 or email: beapap@live.com

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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 Yvette, Thomas, Jaymee, Renae, Samantha, Georgia, Leon, Andrew, Esther, Tina, Soula, Bess, Josephine P. and Friends, Tom, Sharon, Joseph, Teddy, Evan, Demitri, Olga, Despina, Edward, Baby Maria, Theo, Christie Anna, Baby Aaron, George, Melina, Kristy, Tania, Connie, Stephanie, Mary, Pat, Penelope, Vasiliki, Sylvia, Michael, Athena, Scott, Mike, Security Forces, Anne, Anastasia 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 servants 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! 

 If you have an addition to this list, please contact the Church Office: 732-775-2777 

                              or George Moutis gmoutis@scinj.com.                               

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 ICONOGRAPHY 

At the Community Town Hall held Sunday April 23rd, the Fundraising Campaign was launched  with a presentation by Iconographer  George Gariskanis and George Nicholas, Scaffolding Sub-Committee, including a brochure developed by Rick Deet  with assistance by Marissa Costidis. Thank you to those who have generously contributed to the Iconography project. We have current donations of $225,000 and pledges of $285,000 towards our $1.3 million approved budget.  In addition to the icons listed in the brochure,  unnamed Prophets in the Church Dome have been designated as a Community Icon. Memorial donations designated for Iconography will be applied to the Community Icon. Fundraising brochures were mailed to the entire community. If you are interested in donating to our project, an Iconography Fund exists; 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, Iconography Chair, at: icons@stgeorgeap.org.  Iconography Design and Progress Photos  are displayed in our Administration Building Corridor.  Phase 1 Iconography canvases have arrived and are in storage. A pre-proposal conference was held and four scaffolding bids were received in September and are being evaluated. Thank you to Marko Parlamas and George Nicholas,  the Scaffolding Subcommittee. Dependent on fundraising,  the Iconography Church Dome,  Scenes of Life of Christ, Pendentives,  and the Chapel Dome (Phase 1)  are planned for late 2017.  The Platytera and Solea Iconography (Phase 2)  are planned for Fall 2018. The Iconostasis and Bishop Thrones Icons,  Exonarthex Mosaics and Life of St George Icons (Phase 3)  are planned for Summer 2019.

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Special Prayer

   Dear Lord, We Pray, For Those Who Have Been Devastated

 by the recent Natural Disasters and the victims of violence Surround Them With Our Prayer For Strength.

    Bless Those Who Have Survived and Heal Their Memories of Trauma and Devastation.

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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.  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

 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. 

  You may give toward Stewardship, Sunday Candles and Tray, Christmas Offerings, Coffee Hour, Cemetery Grave Purchases and more!   You may now donate online toward a Community Icon – Prophets in the Church Dome.  Memorial Donations designated for Iconography will be applied to the community Icon in memory of the deceased.   Additional information is available from the church office. 

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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

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 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.

 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 Louie Koumoutsos at HRIMA@AOL.COM for approval and posting at a minimum of 14 days before each event. 

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