No Sunday School until after Pascha. Children will stay in church with their families. Sunday School will resume on April 23rd.
Red Eggs for Resurrection Service & Agape Vespers Needed Can you help? We need 34 dozen. Red Egg Dye is available in the Small Hall on the Book Table for $2.50/packet. Eggs can be brought to church on Holy Thursday night (4/13) or on Holy Friday (4/14).
Sanctuary Icon Project A special thank you to all who donated towards the icon of St. Anna and St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco. These icons will be placed in our church sanctuary along with Saint Nicholas and Saint Spyridon. We would like to continue to add icons of Saints that we love! Some include St. Nektarios, St. Herman of Alaska (the first American Saint), St. Paisios of the Holy Mountain and others. With your generosity, this can be accomplished! If you would like to donate toward an icon or if you have suggestion for an icon you would like to see in our church please contact the office or speak with either Andrew Rores or Fr. Stephen.
Thank you to those who have been helping with the flowers to make the church look beautiful during Lent!
Flower Ministry If you would like to join our flower ministry, please contact the church office.
All are invited to join us in decorating the church with palms and flowers! The first day will be THIS Saturday, April 8th (Saturday of Lazarus). After liturgy we will celebrate with a brunch and making of palm crosses. Palms will also be put up in the sanctuary. The second day will on Friday, April 14th, where after liturgy the adorning of the Epitaphios will be done along with icon frames (at approximately 10:30a). If you can help, please contact the church office so we can make plans.
Help Wanted The church has a weekly small hall rental each Friday night from 5:30p to 7:15p and we are in need of someone to open the door and lock up afterwards. It would be ideal to have a group of volunteers to pool from, so if you are willing to donate some of your time, please contact the church office for more details.
2017 Stewardship Please remember to fill out a 2017 Stewardship Card (available in the Small Hall). A new card needs to be filled out each year. Pledge Books are also available, though not required, like the pledge cards are. Some people prefer to use the books to help them remember their weekly, monthly or annual stewardship. If you choose to take one, please make sure to put your name and book number on the list provided.
The Children’s Word bulletin for kids is in the Narthex. Please pick one up!
Archangel Michael’s Food Barrel is in the Small Hall year-round. Please show your love and compassion for those in our community who are less fortunate.
Upcoming Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday; Sunday, April 16: Great and Holy Pascha.
Holy Week Items Needed Palms for Palm Sunday $250; Floral Frame for the Palm Sunday Icon $100; Bridegroom Icon for Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday Evenings (same floral frame for all four nights) $150; Altar Candles & Oil for all of Holy Week $100; Supplies for Holy Unction $40; Floral Wreath for Holy Thursday Crucifix $150; Candles for Holy Thursday Gospel Readings $50; Floral Frame for Epitaphios Icon $100; Flowers for Tomb of Christ (Epitaphios) $1200; Rose Water & Flower Petals for Holy Friday & Saturday $40; Bay Leaves for 1st Resurrection Service $50; Resurrection Candle for the Priest $150; Lily Plants for the Resurrection Service (Church will order) $40; Resurrectional Flower Frame for Narthex Icon $100; Floral Wreath for Resurrectional Banner $150; Wine for Holy Communion $100 per case; We are also accepting donations for the Agape Luncheon (for lamb, meats, etc.)
Thank you! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!