St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 3:8-21
Saints Feasts and Readings for 9/19/2018
Trophimus, Sabbatius, & Dorymedon the Martyrs; Afterfeast of the Holy Cross; Plato the new Hieromartyr of Patmos; Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!
We would love to meet you!
Philoptochos Bake Sale items still available
10 - Galaktoboreko
3 - Pastitisio
1 - Tyropite Appetizer
7 - Spinach Appetizer
Please contact: Angie Swaroop @ 732-693-7740
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday School Classes begin
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Annual Philoptochos Luncheon
'Luncheon at the Navesink'
Gift Auction & Bake Sale
Stop at the Coffee Hour table on Sundays
for reservations or to learn more
Contact Elayna Pappas 732-977-9290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Flyer below for more info
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Newlyweds & engaged couples
Wine & Cheese Gathering
Coming Together in the Lord
6 pm - St. George Library
Thursday, October 18,2018
7 pm Library
Sharing our Faith Book Corner
"Jerusalem: The Home in our Hearts"
By Saliba Sarsar
Author Saliba Sarsar will be on hand for the discussion
& will sign books at the conclusion of the session!
Please join us!!!
Book available now in Mustard Seed Book Store
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
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Daughters of Penelope
Christmas JINGO and Gift Auction
Hospitality Volunteers needed
Angela Koumoutsos - 732-261-0027 or email@example.com
Vicki Kamaratos - 732-539-6831 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE
The St. George Iconography Committee reports significant progress on the iconography project. The iconographers will begin work in late October, 2018. The first element of the project is the Chapel iconography, which they have donated to St. George. In early November, scaffolding will be erected and work will begin in the main Church. Right now, the iconographers are working on some additional pieces they will install this year.
From a financial perspective, the Committee is proud to announce that as of July 25th, iconography pledge donations are nearly $837,000. This is 64% of our total goal of $1.3 million. This is tremendous progress. Our sincere thanks to all those who have made donations to this sanctification project.
Gold leaf is a critical component of so many icons in the Greek Orthodox Church, especially the Pantocratera in the dome of the church. Genuine 24 karat gold leaf enhances the beauty of the icons with a richness that paint can’t match. We have established the Gold Leaf Program to give everyone another way to participate in our iconography project and be remembered for future generations. One or more sheets of gold leaf can be purchased to honor the memory of a departed loved one or as a way of contributing to the iconography project. The sheets purchased will be used on the various icons throughout the church.
Iconography is a critical step on the path to Consecration, the “Baptism and Chrismation” of our Church. 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. 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, email@example.com
John Michals, firstname.lastname@example.org
or The Church office 732-775-2777
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!
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!
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: 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
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 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.
ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM
For further information, please contact:
Louie Koumoutsos @ 732-904-5430 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Office @ 732-775-2777- email@example.com
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!!
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.
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
Lending Library Frequently Asked Questions
Annual Philoptochos Luncheon
Hospitality Ministry volunteers for Coffee Hour
2018 Stewardship Forms
2018 Stewardship Commitment
1033 West Park Avenue
Ocean, New Jersey 07712
Sunday Service Hours
Orthros 8:30 AM
Divine liturgy 9:30 am
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tel: (732) 775-2777
FAx: (732) 775-0109