St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 1:1-7
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!
We would love to meet you!
Message from His Eminence Evangelos on the
Recent Mass Shootings
please see message below
Sunday School Information
September 8 ~ Sunday School registration & Blessing of the Backpacks in our cultural center. Sunday School starts September 22. Registration can be completed on the Sunday School website.
Greek School Registration ~ 2019 - 2020
In person registration ~ Coffee Hour, Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sign up online using this link:
Please send your nonrefundable registration fee to the Church office
Questions? Antonia Sum Atsiandi@gmail.com or
Maria Lambrinos MLambrinos@hotmail.com
Introducing Adult Greek Classes!
8 Week Class to introduce alphabet &
focus on common conversational phrases
Classes ~ Tuesdays 7 - 8 pm at St. George
10/1 ~ 11/19
Sign up with Church Office, use form below, or contact
MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE and ST. BASIL'S LENDING LIBRARY
Adult & children's books available to borrow for summer reading ~ Please sign out your selection at the bookstore
New Items: Paraklesis Books, Adult-Teen-Children's Prayer Books, Daily Advent Reflections Book - Let All Creation Rejoice - and more
Thursday, October 17, 2019 ~ 7 - 9 pm
Sharing Our Faith Book Corner ~ St. George Library
Thirty Steps to Heaven by Vassilios Papavasilliou
Available at the Mustard Seed Book Store ~ $12.00
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Saturday, October 19, 2019 ~ 11:30 am
St. George Philoptochos Annual Luncheon
Navesink Country Club, Middletown, NJ
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Wine and Cheese Gathering ~ Coming Together in the Lord
6 pm ~ St. George Library
Opportunity for our newlyweds & engaged couples to integrate into the spiritual family life of St. George
See flyer below
Sunday, November 3, 2019
'Decades of Faith'
Saint George GALA
Celebrating 90 Years
Sheraton, Eatontown, NJ
THE SPIRIT OF STEWARDSHIP
2019 Stewardship forms are available at the church office or in the narthex. The Stewardship Committee is waiting to assist you!
"As the Father has sent me, so I send you!" (John 20:21)
Be a part of the St. George Family!!!
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men….” (Colossians 3:23)
Thank you to all our faithful Stewards for their support of our St. George Stewardship Program!
If not you – who? If not now – when?
Time + Talent + Treasure = Stewardship!
PLEASE NOTE: Recurring Stewardship payments for 2018 do not automatically renew for 2019. Please set up your payments for 2019.
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 & donate your Stewardship for 2019 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 & 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!
For questions regarding Stewardship, please visit our Stewardship Table during any Sunday Coffee Hour or contact the Church Office
ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE
On March 16, the Iconography Committee met with Iconographer George Gariskanis to finalize the planned Phase 2 Icons. On the St. George website www.stgeorgeap.org/iconography is a poster that lists with highlights in red of the available icons including Prophets, Crosses in Windows, Pendentives, Solea Arch, Crucifixion, Hierarchs, Diokonikon, Deacons, Saints behind the Chanter Stand, Scenes of the Life of St. George under the Choir Loft, and Saints to the right and left of the Choir Loft. Now is the time to pledge especially if you have a particular Saint in mind to allow the Iconographers to prepare the canvases for the Fall 2019 installation. There are many ways to participate in the iconography program - join together with family and friends to sponsor a specific icon, be part of the Gold Leaf Program or make a general donation to the Community Icon (Prophets). If you have already pledged - Thank You! If you have a balance on your pledge, please make a payment so we can meet our financial obligations as the project continues. Please contact Father Andrew Eugenis; Anne Papageorge, Iconography Chair; or John Michals, Iconography Fundraising Sub-Committee Chair to discuss your options. Your support and generosity are helping us move toward our ultimate goal of Consecration in the fall of 2020.
Information for contact: Father Andrew, firstname.lastname@example.org, Anne Papageorge, John Michals email@example.com or the Church office 732-775-2777. Other information is available on our website www.stgeorgeap.org/iconography and pledges/donations can be made on-line at www.stgeorgeap.org/vanco.
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
St. George Philoptochos "Cookbook"
To order our fabulous cookbook
Please send an email to Errie Teevan
email@example.com or call 732-294-9327
See Flyer below
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 Kosta, Todd, Jenna, Domna, Yvonne, Joe, John, Lanny, Donna, George, Kalliope, Barbara, Mary, Laura, Angela, Carly, Terri, William, Vincent, Fran, Amber, Maryann, Carlee, Mihali, John, Heather, Pat, Kaitlyn, Nicole, Jim, Stacey, Steve, Caroline, New Zealand Families, Martin, Sophie, Anastasia, Konnie, John, Rafael, Marty, Rita, Elly, George, Helen, Angela, Megan, Andrew, Penny, George, Sabrina, Spiro, Stathis, Demitri, Sava, Jean, Patricia, Gary, Irene, Cam, Patrick, Spiro, Ian, Erin, Nick, Renae, Gabe, Tara, Maria, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!!
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
Gold Leaf Program for Iconography
Save the Date Oct 2019 Newlyweds Wine & Cheese Gathering
Philoptochos Navesink October 19 Luncheon SAVE THE DATE
Philoptochos Annual August Bake Sale Sunday, August 11, 2019 Thursday, August 15, 2019
Message from His Eminence Evangelos on the Recent Mass Shootings
Adult Greek Class Registration Form
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
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tel: (732) 775-2777
FAx: (732) 775-0109