St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 1:8-14
Luke 17:26-37; 18:8
Saints Feasts and Readings for 11/20/2018
The Forefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple; Gregory the Righteous of Decapolis; Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!
We would love to meet you!
NOTE: IN THE CULTURAL CENTER!!!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Orthros 8:30 am Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Chrysostomos Tzenis ~ 7 Years
Mila Despina Russomanno
His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos's Encyclical
Saturday, November 17, 2018
5 pm - 7 pm
Iconography Fundraiser Reception
$50 per person
Meet our Iconographer George Giariskanis & his team
For more details, contact Jeff Michals
email@example.com or 732-539-7302
or visit our website: www.stgeorgeap.org/iconography
ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE
Iconography Work is Underway and on Schedule
In the past three weeks, tremendous progress has been made on our Iconography Project. The Pantokratera in St. Efstratios Chapel has been completed and is truly a work of art. Striking, vibrant colors enrich the Chapel beyond what was anticipated. The iconographers, who donated the Chapel work, also included significant work to rehabilitate the Platytera and Prophets icons that were brought from our former home in Asbury Park.
Iconographer George Giariskanis and his team have now moved into the main Church. The scaffolding has been installed and the Arch over the Soleas is nearly complete. Work on the Dome, Pendentives/Evangelists, Crucifixion and Resurrection will begin in the coming days. Given the progress, we are anticipating celebrating Christmas in our Church, which will be visually and spiritually enriched with the history of our faith.
On November 17th, we will be unveiling the completed Chapel as part of our Iconography Fundraising Reception. There will be tours of the Chapel, discussions with the iconographers, and demonstrations of icon painting techniques. A raffle is currently underway and will be drawn with a grand prize of a hand painted, personalized icon created by George Giariskanis. Please join your fellow parishioners at this exciting and informative event. Details are included in the Bulletin insert. Please see Pandora Jacoubs, chair of the event, any Parish Council member or contact the church office.
Our church has been blessed to have a number of major icons gifted by some very generous individuals and families. However, the Iconography Project is a community project. Each and every one of us should be invested in the project, not just for ourselves, but for our children, their children and the next 90 years of generations to come. No donation is too small and there are many ways many ways to be financially involved
-Specific icon naming opportunities still exist; please see the enclosed insert or contact Anne Papageorge or John Michals to explore these opportunities.
-Our Gold Leaf initiative presents an excellent way to be involved in the general campaign. The initiative allows each of us to purchase one or more sheets of gold leaf to memorialize and/or commemorate friends and loved ones. Each sheet will be utilized throughout the installation process.
-General contributions to the Iconography Fund have always been possible and have been made by people in and outside our parish, including non-Orthodox individuals who recognize the spiritual importance of iconography. You can also contribute towards our St. George Community icon which are the Prophets in the dome of the church.
-And finally, there are groups of individuals who have gotten together to contribute towards specific icons – i.e. St. George and St. Mary of Egypt. Please contact the church office for information regarding group icons.
We thank each and every one of you that have donated thus far in our project and we look forward to seeing you at our Iconography Fundraising Reception on November 17!
2019 Stewardship Sunday
November 18, 2018
As one loving and devoted family in Christ, we will offer our 2019 Stewardship commitment pledges in support of our St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday, November 18, 2018. You will receive your Stewardship Commitment forms in the mail this week. Please join us on that day and place your heartfelt and prayerful completed pledge form (no contribution is requested at this time) in the 2nd tray during the Divine Liturgy.
Also, if you have not pledged or fulfilled your 2018 stewardship to St. George, please make an effort to do so now. Forms are available at the church or by signing up electronically at: http://stgeorgeap.org/vanco.
Life happens in community, and it takes our entire community to continue the life of our St. George Greek Orthodox Church!
Thank you to all our faithful stewards for your continued support
Time + Talents + Treasures = Stewardship!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
directly following Divine Liturgy
Spiritual Enrichment Video Presentation
Pistevo ~ "I Believe" https://theartofbelief.org
Refreshments & Coffee
Questions & Answers with Fr. Andrew
Sunday, November 25, 2018 5 pm
Christmas Tree Lighting & Gift Auction
Ring in the Holiday Season!
An evening of fellowhip, caroling, refreshments & gift auction!
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:30 pm ~ St. Efstratios Chapel
Christmas Season Memorial Service
Please submit names of the departed to Antonia.Lyons16@gmail.com
or call 732-598-4784
Light refreshments & placing ornaments on Christmas tree
in honor of loved ones to follow
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Daughters of Penelope
Christmas JINGO and Gift Auction
Sunday, December 9, 2018
directly following Divine Liturgy
Spiritual Enrichment Video Presentation
Living the Liturgy (part 4 & 5)
Understanding & Living the Divine Liturgy
Questions & Answers with Fr. Andrew
Hospitality Volunteers needed
Angela Koumoutsos - 732-261-0027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Kamaratos - 732-539-6831 - email@example.com
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
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!
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 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.
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
Hospitality Ministry volunteers for Coffee Hour
Iconography Fundraiser Reception November 17, 2018 5 pm - 7 pm
Gold Leaf Program for Iconography
Philoptochos Society Grave Blankets and Christmas Wreath Sale Order by November 16, 2018
Daughters of Penelope Jingo, December 8, 2018
Lending Library Frequently Asked Questions
Christmas season trisagion
2018 Stewardship Forms
2018 Stewardship Commitment
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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tel: (732) 775-2777
FAx: (732) 775-0109