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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 2/20/2018
First Tuesday of Lent

Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 1:19-2:3

Old Testament Reading
Genesis 1:14-23

Old Testament Reading
Proverbs 1:20-33




News & Events

 

 

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

News & Upcoming Events

 

 

Election of New Parish Council Members

On January 28, 2018, following their swearing in, the Parish Council met to elect officers for this year. Following is the list of the Parish Council officers for 2018

 

President:   John Vrettos        Vice President: George Costidis

Vice President: Theo Koufidakis   Secretary: Barbara Kissas Terlecsky

Treasurer:  Athena Loesch           Assistant Treasurer:  Spiro Pappas

Sergeant at Arms:  John Pardenek

 

May God Bless them for their service to St. George

 

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Welcome Newcomers and Visitors!

 

 Please stop by the welcome table at coffee hour!

 

We would love to meet you!

 

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UPCOMING SERVICES:

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 17TH

  DIVINE LITURGY/2ND SATURDAY OF SOULS  8:30 AM

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 18TH

ORTHROS 8:30 AM & DIVINE LITURGY 9:30 AM

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21ST  

PRE SANCTIFIED LITURGY 7:00 PM

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 23RD

1ST SALUTATION SERVICE 7:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 24TH

DIVINE LITURGY/3RD SATURDAY OF SOULS  8:30 AM 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

PROSFORO BAKING WORKSHOP

IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIVINE LITURGY

ST. GEORGE CULTURAL CENTER

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS

                    

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 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

AHEPA INITIATION MEETING 7:00 - 9:00 PM

AHEPA ROOM

 

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

LENTEN RETREAT & LUNCHEON

DYING TO LIVE: OUR JOURNEY TO LIFE THROUGH THE

PASSION

GUEST SPEAKER: REV. FR. THEODORE PARASKEVOPOULOS

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS AND

REGISTRATION

RSVP: ANTONIA LYONS - ANTONIA.LYONS16@GMAIL.COM

 

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

PHILOPTOCHOS KOULOURAKIA BAKING

PLEASE JOIN US!

9 AM - ROLLERS

12 NOON - PACKERS

CULTURAL CENTER LOUNGE 

 

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SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH

HERITAGE LIBRARY OPENING 

AFTER DIVINE LITURGY

PLEASE JOIN US AND BROWSE AROUND!

  

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The Heritage Committee purpose is

to catalog documents, newspaper articles,

photographs and memorabilia

in order to make them readily available

to the youth of the community

  and outside public for their education,

research and inspiration.

If anyone is interested

and wishes to participate in this project,

kindly contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777.

 We meet on Tuesdays at 12 noon

St. George Library 

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Come and join us.

 I’m not a teacher but an "AWAKENER"

 "Robert Burns"

 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

VESPERS SERVICE AT ST. EFSTRATIOS CHAPEL

5:00 - 5:45 PM

A JOURNEY TO FULLNESS VIDEO FOLLOWS

"SALVATION AS PARTICIPATION" & "ORTHODOX WORKSHOP"

 

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH

 2018 ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

ORATORICAL FESTIVAL PARISH PARTICIPANT

REGISTRATION DUE FEBRUARY 25TH 

 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 

BUS TRIP TO HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE FEATURING

THE HIT SHOW "STEEL MAGNOLIAS"

SELECTION OF 7 LUNCHEON ENTREES

SPONSORED BY THE ST. GEORGE SOCIALITES

CONTACT SOPHIE ANEST 732-508-9310

 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH

CHURCH CLEANING

 GET OUR BELOVED ST. GEORGE READY TO SHINE FOR PASCHA

10 AM AT ST. GEORGE CHURCH

CONTACT ANTONIA LYONS FOR DETAILS

732-598-4787

SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS 

 

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St. George Philoptochos " Cookbook" for Sale!

 If you would like to order our fabulous cookbook

 Please, send an email to Errie Teevan

at cteevan@optonline.com. or call 732-294-9327. 

 See attached Flyer.

 

St. George Church “Daughters of Penelope”

  COLLECTION DRIVE  for a 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, 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 their support to our St. George Stewardship Program!

If not you – who? If not now – when?

 Time + Talent + Treasure = Stewardship!  

 

 

     MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE       

ST. BASIL'S LENDING LIBRARY

 

Orthodox Christian resources available to you: 2018 Icon calendars, Byzantine CD's - a great way to experience the sounds and prayers of Church at home or in the car, Icons for Namedays and special occasions. Books to grow yourself and your family. Icon corner lights and censors, charcoal, jewelry, greeting cards and more. Bring your children to the bookstore and visit St. Basil's Lending Library, in honor of Aleka "Vassilia" Damiano, for books to barrow and return. Sunday's only.

 

 

        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: beapap@live.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 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 YourFlorida 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,,  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 gmoutis@scinj.com.                               

                                                 

ICONOGRAPHY UPDATE

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, and our live services each Sunday. 

The links appear on the web site for you 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.  If you would like to help, please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777.

 

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. 

You may give toward Stewardship, Sunday Candles and Tray, Christmas Offerings, Coffee Hour, Cemetery Grave Purchases and more!   You may now 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. 

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ST. GEORGE LEGACY PROGRAM

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

 LOUIE KOUMOUTSOS @ 732-904-5430  - HRIMA@AOL.COM

 CHURCH OFFICE @ 732-775-2777- KCATIZONE@STGEORGEAP.ORG

 

BUILDING CAMPAIGN

Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available,

please email:  

johnp@warshauer.com or johnvret@aol.com

 

 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 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.

 

 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 Louie Koumoutsos at HRIMA@AOL.COM for approval and posting at a minimum of 14 days before each event. 

 

 

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.

 

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