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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 2/22/2017
Cheesefare Wednesday

Old Testament Reading
Joel 3:12-21

Old Testament Reading
Joel 2:12-26


News & Events

THIS SUNDAY 
†MEMORIAL†
CHRIS NICOLAOU, 5 YEARS
MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL! 

THE ALTAR FLOWERS ARE OFFERED TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF HELEN AND SPIROS MICHALS BY THEIR FAMILY. MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL!

REDISCOVER ORTHODOXY - A new program for spiritual enrichment directly after Divine Liturgy this Sunday in the St. George Library (30 minutes)  

  • Refreshments and coffee
  • Short video presentation followed by discussion
  • Questions and Answer session with Father Andrew

KALI PAREA
Join us for the next session on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:30pm in the GOYA Lounge

UPCOMING SERVICES
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Liturgy:  2nd Saturday of Souls

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY RETREAT & VESPERS
Our parish is honored to have Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh from St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, FL, as the presenter at our annual Forgiveness Sunday Retreat on February 26, 2017 “Unlocking Your Soul & Locking Out Pride”.  Sunday, February 26, 2017, Following Divine Liturgy in the Cultural Center.  Enjoy lunch and the Retreat with us!  RSVP: Josephine Tsarnas  jmtsarnas@gmail.com

ST GEORGE SOCIAL MEDIA
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PRAYER FELLOWSHIP:
"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 Elaine, Angie, Mike, Luca, Nicholas, Polly, Hayden, Andrea, Tania, Chemo, Irene, Art, Diane, Julia, Stavros, Rena, Michael, Marci, Evans, Father Alexander, Voula, Peggy, Despina, Tommy, Demi, Margaret, Evans Family, Jennice, Romeo, Rosemarie, Gloria, Charles, Wendy, Dana, Paul, Jose, John, Sunny, Thomas, Sebastian, Sabu, Joseph, Mathew, Pauly, Roy, Alex, Shelly, Sunil, Cathy, Security Forces, Phil, Gerry, Tyler, Jacquelyn, Sylvia, Michelle, Nadia, Brenda, Theofilos, Dorothy, Linda, Rosa, Natalia, Maria, Elizabeth, Toula Maria, Anne, Helen, Anastasia, Maria, Anne, Peter, Tracy, Khadijah, Tony, Mary, Inez, Anna, Michaela, Tom, Rocky, Bogicevic Family, Stavros, George, Helen, Susan, Maria, Tom, Connie, Dwi 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.  If you have an addition to this list, please contact the Church Office 732-775-2777 or George Moutis gmoutis@scinj.com 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ST. GEORGE?
We are happy to train you for Narthex Service:  Open and 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.  Thank you for considering servicing St. George.

THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP 

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

According to the Bible, a Steward manages his or her 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 a 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 support of our St. George Stewardship Program!

If not you – who? If not now – when? 

Time + Talent + Treasure = Stewardship 

ICONOGRAPHY
Since approval of the Iconography project at the October 16, 2016 Special Parish Assembly, the Iconography Committee has been finalizing the contract with the Iconographer George Gariskanis.  The Committee received and reviewed the Conceptual Iconography Design in December and reviewed with Metropolitan Evangelos on January 25. 

A scaffolding subcommittee meeting chaired by Marko Parlamas and George Nicholas was held on January 29 and attended by numerous Parish Council members.  Thank you to those who have generously contributed to the Iconography project.  If you are interested in donating to our project, an Iconography Fund has been created; information is available on our website and pledges can be made in VANCO or mailed to the Church.  A fundraising brochure is being developed.  For additional information, please contact Anne Papageorge, Iconography Chair.

Once the fundraising brochure is available, a Community Town Hall will be held to present the Iconography Design and Fundraising Opportunities.

Dependent on fundraising, the Iconography Church Dome and Pendentives, and the Chapel Dome (Phase 1) are planned for Fall 2017.  The Platytera and Solea Iconography (Phase 2) are planned for Spring 2018.

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.  Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.  Credit & Debit Card Giving allows you to make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.  Online Giving allows you to go to www.stgeorgeap.org at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.  As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.  Additional information is available from the church office. 

BUILDING CAMPAIGN
Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available, please email:  JohnP@stgeorgeap.org, JohnV@stgeorgeap.org 

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 Illumin`-ed 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 LouieK@stgeorgeap.org for approval and posting at a minimum of 14 days before each event.

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