From Fr. Anthony - Office Hours
I do my best to be available in the office Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 12-4. However, I'm often called away to a hospital, Deaconess, the Grecian Center, or the park, or am with another appointment, so it's best to call and let me know you're coming. I'm also happy to meet you at other times if you can't make it during those hours. Please call me.
We ask that the doors of the Narthex be closed and no one enters the Church during the following portions of the service:
Epistle, Gospel, Sermon, Great Entrance, Creed, Consecration, and Lord's Prayer.
Please be respectful of the prayer and attention of those who are in the Church as you enter.
When it is time for Holy Communion, please remain in your pews until the young people of the Sunday school have finished receiving Communion. When they are finished, the Parish Council will usher you forward by row.
Epistle Reader Today: James Malonson, 6th Grade
The Five Loaves are offered today by John & Maria Margaritis in honor of their children's nameday - Kostandinos and Eleni. The Five Loaves are also offered by Antigone Callis for the health and salvation of the Callis and Dionyssopoulos families.
The Forty-Day blessing today is for Dimitrios Callis and his mother, Fotini. Congratulations to Kostantinos & Fotini on the birth of their son!
Prayers for the Deceased on Memorial Day
On Monday, May 29, Fr. Anthony will visit the cemeteries as follows:
WOODMERE: 8 am
OUR LADY OF HOPE: 10:30 am
FERNDALE: 12:15 pm
MICHIGAN MEMORIAL PARK: 1 pm
If you would like to meet Father at a different cemetery, please contact him directly to make the arrangements.
June Picnic/Graduation Announcement
This year, the Sunday School graduation Sunday falls on the Sunday of Pentecost (June 4). As a result, we are making some adjustments to the normal festivities. We will complete the Sunday Liturgy, and the Kneeling Vespers, inside the Church, as normal. We will then go out to the Park, where a simpler picnic, with hamburgers, hot dogs, and some side dishes, will be prepared. We will then hold the graduation exercises in the pavilion while everyone eats and relaxes. Instead of charging for individual meal items, we will simply charge $5 for admission to the Park for the picnic. You can pay in advance and reserve your place by filling out the form on the table in the hallway, or call the Church office to make your reservations next week. If you wish to attend the graduation without eating, there will of course be no charge.
Coffee Servers - Urgent Needed
Please sign-up outside the Church office next to the bulletin board to help serve Coffee on Sunday mornings during Coffee Hour. We need at least 3 individuals each week. Thank you!
High School and College/University Graduates
Please submit to the Church office by Wednesday, May 24, the following: 1) name of school, 2) degree received or future plans, and 3) a graduation photo (photos will be returned). Thank you!
YA'SSOO GREEK FESTIVALS
St. George, Bloomfield Hills, will hold its Festival Memorial Day weekend (May 26,27,28) and St. Nicholas, Ann Arbor, will hold its annual Festival June 9,10,11. See the flyers at the Literature Rack or posted outside the Church office. Fun for all!
Rose City Summer Camp
Information on Rose City Camp can be found at www.gomdsc.org. Camp Fee: $400. You pay $100 per child and the Parish will pay $300 for each camper. Please contact the Church office if participating.
Request for Financial Assistance
There is a family overseas whose child is suffering from a grave illness. If anyone feels moved to offer assistance (any amount would be a blessing), please speak with Fr. Anthony for details.
The Rule of Faith - Orthodox Study
Fr. Anthony is preparing a weekly presentation on a catechetical topic, and posting an audio recording at theruleoffaith.typepad.com. You can comment there, call, email, or speak with him in person with comments or questions.
Check out the Literature Rack for Scholarship information. Check back often as information comes in frequently!
Please take a moment and look over the information available, including the latest copy of the Shepherd’s Staff.
We continue to welcome you to become a Sponsor of any of the Philoptochos luncheons for the year. Please speak with Julie Colovos if you would like to become a sponsor.
Our Website: stgeorgesouthgate.org
We have a live calendar, video and audio recordings of sermons, services, and other events, and an archive of the last two months' Sunday bulletin. You can also reserve and pay for your seat to any upcoming lunch or dinner that has been scheduled.
"Like" Us on Facebook!
Be sure to "like" the Church's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StGeorgeGOCSouthgate/)! Events and happenings are posted here as well as on our website.
Greek Speaking Caregiver Needed
Angela Lefas is seeking a Greek speaking caregiver to help care for her 98 year old mother, Marika Lefas, in Marika's Allen Park home. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Angela directly at 586.945.4453. Thank you.
We need someone to organize, categorize, and upkeep our Church Library. This person needs to be efficient in reading Greek as well as English because we have books in both languages. If you are interested and are somewhat familiar with this type of task, please let Fr. Anthony or the office know. Thank you!
The family of Angelo & Erasmia Mihalis has 2 cemetery plots available for sale at Our Lady of Hope. If you are interested, please contact Athena Gill at 850.556.1390.
FOCUS Detroit Bags of Food for Needy Schoolchildren
Volunteers and Donations Needed!
Please use the link below to get to the sign-up sheet for this monthly event. You will notice that you can now sign-up all the way through May if you’d like. Please remember to list how many from your family will be coming to help out. Our goal is to provide enough supplies for all 420 bags!
Please consider donating any of the following: Boxes of individual oatmeal packets - Cereal bowls or small individual cereal boxes - Fruit cups - Individual Cheez-Its or Goldfish bags - Mac and Cheese Cups - Chef Boyardee/spaghettios pop top cans or cups - Ramen Noodles - Fruit snacks (the kind with real fruit juice and added Vitamin C 100%) - Cereal bars or granola bars.
Please call Eleni Gikas at 313-300-4903 to let her know what you plan to donate, or if you prefer to make a cash donation. All donated items can be dropped off in the Activity Room. Our next meeting date will be THIS Wednesday, MAY 24, at 7:00 pm.