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Thank you teachers! Graduation May 21st followed by fun activities in the park after lunch.
Hope & Joy
Will be celebrating the end of the year with Sunday School on May 21st.
Save the date
Spring General Assembly May 21st. Please plan on attending.
Elections will take place this Sunday Immediately following liturgy. Please grab your plate and meet at the table.
The new Philoptochos newsletter is available! You can find it on our church website or you can pick up a copy at church. It covers our latest news and events for the coming months.
New blue painted Handicap parking space on U street: You must have either a Special Handicap Placard on display or a Handicap License Plate
Drivers needed to take parishioners to church and return them home. Fr. Joseph has contact information of our beloved shut-ins.
One Open Seat on Parish Council: If you are interested in serving on the Parish Council this year please see Fr. Joseph or Danny.
Next Parish Council Meeting is May 25th at 7 p.m.
Mochas for Missions is continuing! Please pick up a marked container (yes, it's a coffee cup) and consider forgoing your coffee at least once each week (or other drink if you do not drink coffee) and placing that money in the container. All money collected goes to our Metropolis Missions and Evangelism programs to help beginning parishes. It is estimated that if every family in our community participates in the program and places $5 a week into the cup - by Pentecost that family will have collected at least $60 if not more. Multiply that by the number of families we have and we could generate $6000 for Missions - not bad from the little community of Bakersfield. Please consider Mochas for Missions as part of your alms-giving for the Pentecostal Seasons.
Coffee Hour Opportunities
The new 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.
Faith Tree Lion Heart
Mens focus group will be at Evangelos Demestihas’ house. Dates are TBA. Please RSVP in order to attend. Meetings will be at 1710 Greenhaven, 93312. Contact Evangelos if interested in attending.
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
The third Monday of each month, we as a community under the direction of the Philoptochos, will be volunteering to serve on the dinner line at the Bakersfield Homeless Center. This will be a coordinated effort and we ask you to sign up with Elaine Dorlis so we know that enough volunteers will be there. We need 6-8 volunteers each month.
In order to serve, you will need to sign a liability form from BHC (Elaine will have these - 1 per family is all that is needed), volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and our service hours are 4:00-6:00.
We ask that you arrive between 3:45 and 4:00 if possible as the first service is at 4:00 for single men, followed by a 4:30 service for single women, a short 30 min break followed by the family service at 5:30. This is a wonderful opportunity to show service to our greater community at large and help those who are less fortunate just down the street from our church. You can also email Elaine at email@example.com. Please sign up for June 19th CURRENTLY NO ONE IS SIGNED UP.
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.
5/21 Olympia Hackleman, 5/28 Basema Madain, 6/4 Elaine Dorlis, 6/11 Sahar Ayoub, 6/18 Nahla Demestihas, 6/25 Basema Madain.
5/21 Youth Group, 5/28 Manny, 6/4 Danny & Ken, 6/11 James & Mary, 6/18 Tom, 6/25 Vago & Annette. Thank you.
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-6:30 p.m. Vespers
WED- 6:30 p.m. Vespers, Faith Class immediately to follow.
THURS- 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy- Holy Ascension, 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.
Graduation this Sunday.
If you have any questions about youth group please contact Stephen and Nicole Strategos.
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.
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-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 -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.
- 5/4 Luis & Angela Becerra
- 5/9 John & Anna Vlahos
- 5/20 Yohannes Mesfin & Fantanesh Birehanu
- 5/31 Stephen & Nicole Strategos
- 5/1 Georgia Drulias
- 5/2 Eva Lance
- 5/2 Nick Dukellis
- 5/3 Dimitri Dorlis
- 5/8 Amy Murray
- 5/8 Savannah Hansen
- 5/9 Shea Saunders
- 5/12 Christina Thabit
- 5/12 Nahom George
- 5/12 Zachary Ryan
- 5/12 Elyse Bychek
- 5/17 Yannis Exarchoulakos
- 5/18 Eleni Southerd
- 5/19 Elpida Chaffee
- 5/25 Lorece Cisneros
- 5/26 Elaine Dorlis
- 5/26 Mattie Saunders
- 5/26 Samuel Mesfin
- 5/27 Anne Drulias
- 5/29 Tanya Al-Sheikh
- 5/29 Loula Koutroulis
- 5/31 Zoe Cornett