Matins Gospel Reading
Matthew 21:1-11; 15-17
St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9
Welcome Newcomers & Visitors!
Please stop by the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour!
We would love to meet you!
Please see schedule in the Narthex
for Holy Week services
St. George Stewardship Sunday ~ Palm Sunday, April 21,2019
If you have not already pledged your Stewardship support (Treasures, Time and Talents), please do so and join our St. George Family by filling out the Stewardship Packet in the Narthex. Someone will be there to hand them out after Liturgy. Thank you!
The Stewardship Committee
PTO will be selling Lambades during Coffee Hour
on April 21
Are you musical? Like to sing?
Sing along with the choir during service? Join our choir!!!
Sundays, 9:30 am, in the loft
Text Director Claire Chrysanthopoulos @ 732-236-9405 for more info
Philoptochos Annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale
Sunday, April 21, 2019 following Divine Liturgy ~ Pickup orders
Please contact: Angie Swaroop at 732-693-7740
See flyer below
Attention PK-6th grade students: Join us for a Saturday of Lazarus Retreat on April 20th in the Cultural Center. After PTO breakfast, and in conjunction with the Palm Cross making, there will be various learning and craft opportunities for all! For example: How to make a palm cross, the symbolism of the red egg, make a Pysanky (Ukrainian) Egg, make a 'Right Values' necklace (Philippians 4:8), learn about the Resurrection through making Resurrection cookies.
Please register on the Sunday School Website
Holy Thursday, April 25, 2019
12 Noon ~ Cultural Center Kitchen
Lend a hand to oil & bag eggs for Anastasi
Questions? Call Gayle Billows (732)241-5323
We hope you join us ~ INTO THE LIGHT run/walk on May 4, 4:30pm
Event at Rutgers University Cook Campus 50 Biel Rd., New Brunswick
Speakers, music, food and community!
AHEPA Souvlaki Luncheon
Sunday, May 5, 2019
following Divine Liturgy
to benefit the AHEPA Scholarship Program
See flyer below
AHEPA 1st Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner
Monday, May 6, 2019
Jumping Brook Country Club
See flyer below
Kali Parea meets 2nd Thursday every month
Next gathering is on May 9, 2019 ~ 12:30 pm
All ages welcome!
Contact Mary Kotsopulos 201-893-0378
MUSTARD SEED BOOKSTORE and ST. BASIL'S LENDING LIBRARY
Remember to stop by & get your Holy Week Service Book, $25 each
Autographed copies of Faith Encouraged by Father Barnabas Powell $15
Need Pascha gifts? Let us be your quick pick this Palm Sunday.
While visiting the bookstore, take a look at your lending library with selections for all ages!
Sharing Our Faith Book Corner
Next read: Time and Despondency, Regaining the Present in Faith and Life by Nicole M. Roccas
(softcover available at the bookstore for $12 - ebook, kindle and audiobook available online at Ancient Faith or Amazon)
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 ~ 7 pm
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, 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. No donation is too small; please consider a donation to the Gold Leaf Program or Community Icon. If you have already pledged, please make a progress payment toward your pledge as we will be incurring additional expenses. Please contact Father Andrew Eugenis; Anne Papageorge, Iconography Chair; or John Michals, Iconography Fundraising Sub-Committee Chair to discuss your options. Thank you for your support and generosity as we move toward our ultimate goal of Consecration in the fall of 2020.
Information for contact: Father Andrew, email@example.com, Anne Papageorge, John Michals firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 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
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 Heather, Pat, Kaitlyn, Judy, 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, 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 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.
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
The Mustard Seed Book Store
Gold Leaf Program for Iconography
Philoptochos Cook Book
AHEPA Golf Tournament Monday, May 6, 2019 Jumping Brook Country Club
Philoptochos Annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale Sunday, April 21, 2019
Please join us for the Into the Light walk/run May 4, 2019 Rutgers Cook Campus
AHEPA Souvlaki Luncheon Sunday, May 5, 2019 To benefit AHEPA Scholarship Fund
Kali Parea Thursday, May 9, 2019
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