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Conference with all Department Heads
There is a meeting Thursday, August 17th after Vespers to set up the new Calendar year for all department heads. Please contact Father Joseph for any questions.
Uber is now available for parishioners needing rides to services. Please contact Sahar Ayoub in the office at 325-8694 to be put on the list.
Next meeting is August 24th at 7 p.m.
Next meeting is August 20th.
We will be having a Fiesta Luncheon Fundraiser August 27th to benefit the
Hope/Joy group. Please come support our kids!
Next Philoptochos General Meeting will be September 10 immediately after Divine Liturgy in the hall - please join us!
Save the date! Sunday September 17 Health and Wellness Fundraiser to benefit the Metropolis Emergency Relief Fund and Health and Wellness Ministries - more details coming soon!
Coffee Hour Opportunities
The calendar for coffee hour schedule is up in the hall. Each family please sign up for a Sunday.
New Narthex Policy
Please enter the church and find a seat to hear the sermon rather than waiting in the Narthex.
Come by and check out the new merchandise that just arrived from the Holy Land.
Helen Kemper is currently at Hallmark Homes, 2001 Akers, Room 223. Please find some time to go and visit her. The facility number is 831-7147.
Bakersfield Homeless Center Volunteers
Volunteers Needed-If you would like to be a part of our Homeless Shelter Ministry the third Monday of each month, please contact Namaz Habroun-Pimentel Namaz.firstname.lastname@example.org or after Sunday church services.
Our next dates will be August 21st and September 18th.
Sundays should be set aside for quality time with God, our Church and Family. This is true for the Priest, Parish Secretary and Parish Council. Please let us try to address church business and make appointments during the week during office hours, and not wait until Sunday to address these matters. For the generous providers of Coffee Hour, please arrange all meal preparation so that everyone is attending Divine Liturgy. The hall will always be open at least one hour before Divine Liturgy begins, as well as the evening before from 6:30 to 7:30.
Hall Reservation System
There will be a new system to reserve the hall for any church functions or activities. Everyone must communicate with Annette 599-5455 or Sahar if you will be using the hall anytime to be placed on the calendar. This includes groups that meet on a regular basis or for any event. Thank you for your cooperation.
Anyone using the hall during the week, please make sure you turn off all lights, coffee maker and the hall is left clean.
When making the Prosphora, please make 1 large for the Sunday service and 2 small loaves for mid week. Please make arrangements with Sahar or Despina to bring the offering Saturday night. We are looking for more people to make the blessed bread. Please approach Father Joseph if interested.
8/13 Elaine Dorlis, 8/20 Mary Mekhel, 8/27 Olympia Hackleman, 9/3 Sahar Ayoub, 9/10 Mary Mekhel, 9/17 Elaine Dorlis, 9/24 Olympia Hackleman. Thank you.
8/13 Osama & Michael Ryan, 8/20 Manny & Michael Niz, 8/27 Danny & Ken, 9/3 James & Mary, 9/10 Tom, 9/17 Youth Group, 9/24 Vago & Annette. Thank you.
Hosted by the Yoahannes Family.
Honor your loved ones birthday and or anniversary by making a contribution to the Endowment Fund in their name. Make checks payable to St. George Church and write Endowment Fund on the memo line. Distributions from the fund will benefit the youth and maintenance needs of the Parish. For more information contact a Parish Council Member.
Services this Week
SUN- 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
MON -Office Closed
TUES-9:30 a.m. Dormition of the Theotokos, 6:30 p.m. Vespers
WED- 6:30 p.m. Vespers, Faith Class immediately to follow.
THURS- 6:30 p.m. Vespers
FRI- 6:30 p.m. Vespers
SAT- 6:30 p.m. Vespers
Father Joseph's Office Hours
Tuesday-Thursday from 1:30-7:30
If you are a visitor and planning to take Holy Communion, please inform one of our ushers ahead of time. During Communion, parents with infants, and Sunday School Teachers should be first in line to receive Communion. All Christians Orthodox and Non-Orthodox are invited to come up to receive Blessed Bread (Antidoron) at the end of the service. However, present Church guidelines allow that only baptized and confirmed Eastern Orthodox Christians (who have properly prepared) may approach to receive Holy Communion. Thank you.
Will Resume in the Fall.
Will resume in the fall
Greek School, with focus on conversational Greek, Greek orthodox hymns, and the Greek culture, held on Sundays will continue through the Summer. Books endorsed by the Metropolis are available but not necessary. Come and join us for fellowship while learning the Greek language. Contact Olympia at 972-0411 with any questions.
Friday Greek school hours are 4:30-6:30. Please contact Kathy Exarchoulakos if interested.
Will resume in the fall. This group is for kindergartners (5 years old and up) to 6th graders. Contact Jenny or James Dean for more information.
Theft of Locks
To avoid ongoing theft of our locks on the gates and trash bins, please do not leave them in the unlocked open position hanging on the hook or gate.
Welcome New Parish Members
Glory to God for His Bountiful Blessings
Prayers needed. Please add to your daily prayers for:
Our brothers & sisters unable to attend:
Marika Psihoundas, Mary Valos, Maria Sporaa.Healing: Michael George, Marika, Victor, Helen K., Irene, Mary, Mary, Gus, Serephima, and others in our parish.
Those who are traveling
Orthodox-Nicholetta Y., Dan S., Monica, Yorgos K, Giorgos, Anna,Angela, Antonia, Stelios, Petros, Anne, Anna, Leonid, Mariyka, Archalia,Natalie, Eva,Eleni K.,Efstratios, Ourania, Christopher, Alice, Suha,Abla, Jennifer, Tom, Gabriela,Ion,Danny,Nadia, Niko, Musa Daoud, Vasiliki, Theodore, Achilles, Vasiliki, Elizabeth, Labrini, Bert & Louise Moosios,Olympia,Margarita, Seraphim, Mary, Tika,Maria Sporaa, Athina, Helen, Gerry Collis, Nektarios,Marika, Louis Strousos,Bessie Mattly, Noah A., Nick A.,Nick K., Kyriaki,Gus Huntalas, Fred, Hannah, Irene Sinopole, Helen Protopapas, Candess Strategos,Gene, Kathy, Sofia, Clemy (Clementina), Jane, and Matthew.
Non-Orthodox -Julie, Pamela Y., Debbie, Emmitt, Donna,Steve, Richard,Donald, Christina, Eva, Dominic,Gaby Garcia,Romona, Elea, Graysen Astumian, Marie,Michelle, Irma, Julie, Greg, Allyson, Eric, Margaret, Valerie, Martha Rogers, Helen Kemper, Joseph, Stephen, Elizabeth,Ellen, Ling, Richard, Christine & David, Debby.
Catechumen: Paul & Kyriaki.
Financials Budgeted Actual
Candles & Tray
- 8/12 Ken & Olympia Hackleman
- 8/23 Nathan & Amy Murray
- 8/26 Brandon & Michelle Bychek
- 8/30 Ted & Kathy Exarchoulakos
- 8/1 Isaiah Strategos
- 8/02 Mary Valos
- 8/02 Helen Huntalas
- 8/04 Evangeline Copeland
- 8/4 John Strategos
- 8/5 Zaina Madain
- 8/5 Michael Antonaros
- 8/6 Tom Drulias
- 8/8 Anthony Becerra
- 8/10 Justin Dorlis
- 8/12 Katherine Chaffee
- 8/13 Brandon Bychek
- 8/14 Christina Vlahos
- 8/16 Bessie Mattly
- 8/23 Joyce Cisneros
- 8/23 Marianna Strategos
- 8/25 Namaz Pimentel
- 8/26 Ted Exarchoulakos