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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 3/25/2019
Annunciation of the Theotokos

Matins Gospel Reading
Luke 1:39-49, 56

Gospel Reading
Luke 1:24-38

Saints Feasts and Readings for 3/25/2019
Annunciation of the Theotokos




News & Events

Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!

Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!

We would love to meet you!

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Memorial

Helen Souflas ~ 3 years

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Altar flowers are offered in loving memory of

Charles S. Pappas

by his family

Manoualia flowers are offered in loving memory of

Helen Souflas

by her family

May their memory be eternal

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UPCOMING SERVICES

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

8:30 am Orthros 9:30 am Divine Liturgy

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Annunciation of the Theotokos

8:30 am Orthros 9:30 am Divine Liturgy

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Presanctified Liturgy

7:00 pm

 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Salutations to the Theotokos

7pm

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Axelrod Theatre Production of Mama Mia!

 Tickets - $50 ~ in Limited Supply

 Please contact: Sophie Anest  732-508-9310

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Greek Independence Day & Annunciation of the Theotokos Celebration

by St. George Greek School

Traditional Poems & Songs!

following Divine Liturgy

Cultural Center

2019 Oratorical Festival

by the Sunday School

Immediately following in the Church (approximately 1 pm)

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Friday, March 29, 2019 ~ 8 pm

Book Signing with Fr. Barnabas Powell

Immediately following Salutation to the Virgin Mary service at 7 pm 

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Lenten Retreat

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 ~ 10 am - 3 pm

Retreat Leader: Fr. Barnabas Powell

Fr. Barnabas is known for "A Journey to Fullness" Video series

Please join us! RSVP is required - space is limited

RSVP by 3/22/2019

Antonia Lyons * antonia.lyons16@gmail.com * 732-598-4784

See Website flyer for details

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

Spring Parish Assembly

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Immediately following Divine Liturgy

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Kali Parea meets 2nd Thursday every month

Next gathering is on April 11th, 2019

New Time: 12:30 pm ~ Enjoy light snacks and desserts 

All ages welcome!

Contact Mary Kotsopulos 201-893-0378

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AHEPA 1st Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner

Monday, May 6, 2019

Jumping Brook Country Club

See flyer below

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 MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE and ST. BASIL'S LENDING LIBRARY 

Open every Sunday following Divine Liturgy ~ Icon/Saint play blocks, coloring books and reading books for purchase or lending

Lenten Service Books Available: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Akathist - Friday Evening Salutations, St. John Chrysostom Liturgy and Holy Week Service Books 

Recommended Read: The Road Back to Christ

by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis $18

(Triodion through Pentecost) Book Corner is scheduled for

Thursday, April 11th, 2019  ~ 7 pm 

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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!

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PLEASE NOTE: Recurring Stewardship payments for 2018 do not automatically renew for 2019. You must 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! 

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STEWARDSHIP TABLE

For questions regarding Stewardship, please visit our Stewardship Table during any Sunday Coffee Hour or contact the Church Office 

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ICONOGRAPHY PROJECT UPDATE 

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, we celebrated the first Divine Liturgy in our church after having completed the expanded Phase 1 of our Iconography project; the Dome, Pendentives and Solea Arch. Many were brought to tears as parishioners gazed up at the beautiful and symbolic Pantokratora, Dance of Angels, Prophets, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Birth of Christ. Father Andrew described the installed iconography which depicts the stories of our faith. Iconographer George Giariskanis thanked the community for giving him and his colleagues the opportunity to share their vision and for their hospitality. He said that they feel they are a part of the St. George family. Thank you to all who have contributed their time, talents and treasures to the success of the project to date.

Although we have pledges of $1,049,000 towards our Iconography goal of $1.3 million, we still have more to raise to be able to cover the costs of Phase 1 and complete Phase 2 in preparation for our tentative consecration in the fall of 2020.  Payments of $757,000 have been made toward pledges; we encourage you to make payments towards your pledges as we will begin to incur additional expenses as we embark on Phase 2,  the Platytera, Hierarchs, Icons behind chanter stand and pulpit, Life of St George Icons, and Exonarthex Mosaics which are scheduled to be installed in October 2019.

There are still opportunities to support this community project, including named icons in Phase 1 and 2, general contributions and the Gold Leaf Program.  We all have an obligation to honor those who came before us, those who are with us, and future generations.  No donation is too small. 

This project touches all that is holy in our Church, and all parishioners of St. George have the opportunity to be part of this effort. Every contribution will have a positive impact – no contribution is too small and all contributions will be recognized at a later date.  If you have questions about gifting, contributions, Gold Leaf or simply want more information on the project, please contact Father Andrew, frandrew@stgeorgeap.org, Anne Papageorge, John Michals jmichals@desotc.com or the Church office 732-775-2777. Information is available on our website www.stgeorgeap.org/iconography and pledges/donations can be made on-line at www.stgeorgeap.org/vanco. 

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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!

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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: beapap@live.com

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St. George Philoptochos "Cookbook"

To order our fabulous cookbook

 Please send an email to Errie Teevan

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

See Flyer below

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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 Caroline, New Zealand Families, Martin, Sophie, Angie, Anastasia, Konnie, John, Rafael, Marty, Rita, Elly, George, Helen, Angela, Megan, Andrew, Penny, George, Sabrina, Spiro, George, Stathis, Demitri, Sava, Jean, Patricia, Domna, Gary, Irene, Cam, Fermo, 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 gmoutis@scinj.com

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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

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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.

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BUILDING CAMPAIGN

Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available:

johnp@warshauer.com or johnvret@aol.com

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CHURCH OFFICE

Friendly reminder: When making a contribution, please ensure all checks include the specific “fund” where your contribution should be applied. THANK YOU!!

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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.

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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

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SECURITY

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.

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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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