Old Testament Reading
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Saints Feasts and Readings for 3/19/2018
The Holy Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria; Demetrios the New Martyr
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018
Today's Coffee Hour is sponsored in loving memory of
George S. Michals
Altar Flowers are offered to the greater glory of God in loving memory of
beloved husband George S. Michals
May his memory be eternal!
Manoualia Flowers are offered in loving memory of George S. Michals
by his children and grandchildren
May his memory be eternal!
Chemo Glynos - 40 Days
George S. Michals - 1 Year
May their memory be eternal!
Welcome Newcomers and Visitors!
Please stop by the welcome table at coffee hour!
We would love to meet you!
SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH
ORTHROS 8:30 AM & DIVINE LITURGY 9:30 AM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST
PRE SANCTIFIED LITURGY 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD
AKATHIST HYM 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Volunteer to assist Deirdre Kosmas with Flowers in preparation for the Lenten & Pascha events. Contact the Church Office (732-775-2777) or call Deirdre directly at 732-766-2733
Please see Schedule below
TUESDAY, MARCH 20th
Philoptochos Ladies will be baking Paximathia
Packers needed 12:30 PM
Cultural Center Lounge
THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd, 2018 7:00 PM
SHARING OUR FAITH BOOK CORNER
Join us for our discussion of
"Tools for Theosis"
'Becoming God-like in Christ'
St. George Administration BLDG.
(Coffee & dessert offered)
All are welcome & encouraged to attend!
Please see attached flyer
SATURDAY, MARCH 24th
Get our beloved St. George ready to shine for Pascha!
10 AM - St. George Church
Contact Antonia Lyons
See Flyer for details
TUESDAY, MARCH 27th
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL MEETING - NEW DATE
All ladies of the community are invited
Dessert and Coffee will be served
Administration Building Library
THURSDAY, MARCH 29th
ST. GEORGE SOCIALITES
NEW YORK - ASTORIA BUS TRIP
Start with an early stop and tour of the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan
9:15 Departure from St. George Parking Lot
Contact Sophia Anest for details 732-508-9310
SUNDAY, APRIL 1st
ST. GEORGE PHILOPTOCHOS
PALM SUNDAY BAKE SALE
Following Divine Liturgy
Contact Angie Swaroop - 732-693-7740 or by email
Order form attached below
New dates & time 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
in GOYA Lounge
Coffee, tea & dessert will be provided
Upcoming dates: April 11th & May 9th
Contact: Mary Kotsopulos at 732-223-5371
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"
Any questions? Contact Teri Lalli: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George Philoptochos "Cookbook"!
To order our fabulous cookbook
Please send an email to Errie Teevan
at email@example.com or call 732-294-9327.
See attached Flyer
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
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 the 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!
Faithful 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Hayley, Ali, 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, 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!
If you have an addition to this list,
please contact the Church Office: 732-775-2777
or George Moutis email@example.com
Thank you to those who have generously contributed to the Iconography project. We have current donations of $313,000 and pledges of $588,000 towards our $1.3 million approved budget. In addition to the icons listed, any unnamed Prophets in the Church Dome will be designated as the 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 Office. For additional information, please contact Anne Papageorge, Iconography Chair. Iconography Design and Progress Photos are displayed in our Administration Building Corridor.
Phase 1 Iconography canvases have arrived and are in storage.
Due to delays in visa issuance for the Iconography team, the Phase 1 Iconography for the Church (Dome, Scenes of Life of Christ, Pendentives, and the Chapel Dome) is planned for installation in late 2018.
The schedule for Phase 2 (which includes the Platytera and Solea Iconography and Phase 3, Iconostasis and Bishop Thrones Icons, Exonarthex Mosaics and Life of St George Icons) will be reevaluated based on the Iconography team obtaining visas, fundraising efforts and commitments for Church sacraments.
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. Watch our live services each Sunday.
Links appear on the web site for your 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. Can you help? Please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777.
VANCO: 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, 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.
ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM
For further information, please contact:
Louie Koumoutsos @ 732-904-5430 - HRIMA@AOL.COM
Church Office @ 732-775-2777- firstname.lastname@example.org
Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A 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.
Philoptochos Cook Book
Church Cleaning 2018
Sharing our Faith Book Corner 3/22
Lending Library Frequently Asked Questions
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