Matins Gospel Reading
Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
Please stop by the welcome table at coffee hour!
We would love to meet you!
Today's Coffee Hour is sponsored
In Loving Memory of
Monday, May 21st Sts. Constantine & Helen
8:30 am Orthros, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Saturday of Souls, May 26th
8:30 am Orthros, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Please note that Divine Liturgy for Pentecost
to be held at St. George Church
Sunday, May 27th
8:30 am Orthros, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Monday, May 28th
At Cemetery ~ Memorial Day Service 11:00 am
St. George Scholarships
Forms are available on our website
by clicking here
or in the Narthex
GOYA Alumni Event
Reunited to Orthodoxy
Sunday, May 20th at Charley's in Long Branch
6 pm - 9 pm
For college graduates or those graduating in 2018
Bring a friend
Sign up here
Sharing Our Faith Book Corner
Thursday evening, May 31st - 7 pm
Join our Discussion & Dessert and Coffee
“Truly Human: Recovering Your Humanity
in a Broken World”
by Kevin Scherer
~ book available at the Mustard Seed Bookstore
Please join the Jersey Shore Greek Festival Team!
To sign up online click on the link below:
You can also sign up by calling the church office at (732) 775-2777.
This is a labor of love- -for our entire community and an amazing opportunity for us to open our doors to others. Join us! Share your time and talents!
There are so many opportunities to help to make our festival a success!
MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE
& ST. BASIL'S LENDING LIBRARY
Liturgy & prayer books, Lenten meditation & Holy Week books, icons, bracelets, Bibles & More! Stop in following Divine Liturgy!
Special Note to Parents:
Our Library is full of children's books to check out, take home, read & return
Come and see what we have to share with you
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
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-294-9327.
See Flyer below
St. George Church “Daughters of Penelope”
COLLECTION DRIVE for Charity
Used Prescription Eyeglasses/Sunglasses & Cell Phones
Please remember to clear your phone of valuable personal information
prior to your donation
For more information, please
contact Penelope Gabriel - 732-229-8274
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRONIC GIVING!!!
St. George Church reminds 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, Epitaphios Offerings, Coffee Hour, Cemetery Grave purchases and more! 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 or by accessing our church website: www.stgeorgeap.org
Click on Vanco Donate Now - Create your Online Profile and Password - You’re ready to go!
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
Faithful Hands Crochet & Knitting Ministry
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
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, Harry, Ethan, Alice, Fedra, Hayley, Kostandina, Sotiria, Olga, Florida High School, Gabe, Maria, Chris, Christina, Thomas, Jaymee, Samantha, Georgia, Leon, Andrew, Esther, Tina, Soula, Bess, Josephine P. and Friends, 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, and 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We continue to make progress on the Iconography Project. We now have received pledges for $580,000 and actual contributions of $356,000. The project has entered a “public” phase. A new large brochure was completed and mailed to the entire community. The brochure indicates items that have already been gifted and which ones are still available, and includes a commitment form.
In addition, an ad was placed in the Orthodox Observer to make Greek Orthodox Christians across the country aware of our iconography project. But it’s important to remember, this is a community effort to beautify our Church in true Orthodox tradition. No contribution is too small. Recently, the iconographer – George Giariskanis – visited our Parish. The Iconography Committee met with him to review the project status and proposed work schedule. We’re expecting to have the visa situation resolved very soon. Our current plan is to have Phase 1 work (the Pantokratera, Pendentives and Chapel) begin November 2018. If we’re fortunate, some of the Phase 2 work (the arch over the Solea) may be able to be done at the same time. During this time, because of the extensive scaffolding, the Church will be closed and services held in the Cultural Center. If all goes well, we may be able to complete the entire project on schedule in late 2019.
Again, this is a community project and we want all our parishioners to participate. Please contact Father Andrew email@example.com or Anne Papageorge through the Church office with any questions about the project, gifting an icon or making a contribution. You can also ask any Parish Council member.
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.
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
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
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