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.
Greek Fest Bakers Needed
The Philoptochos will be making pastries to sell at our Festival and they need your help also. We are asking the ladies of the parish to make cookies or a pastry item - just one batch of whatever you would like to make - your choice! Please call OR sign-up outside the Church office to help out. Thank you!
Greek Fest Yard Signs
Please pick up a Greek Fest yard sign outside the Church office and display in your front yards. Please sign the "sign out" sheet on the bulletin board and do not throw out the yard sign after the Fest. We kindly ask that you store the sign or return it and we will store it for re-use (stickers will go over the date). Thank you!
Stella Kircos is putting together dance groups for our upcoming Greek Fest (Sept. 17). If your child is interested and you have not heard from Stella, please call 313.299.0347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know of your interest!
"A Taste of Greece"
Nativity of the Virgin Mary will host its "A Taste of Greece" annual cultural festival on August 25-27 (Fri-Sun). Flyers for this event are at the literature rack.
Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 24. To enter Pre-K, your child must be 3 years old by this date. Registration forms will be mailed shortly. There is no fee.
The Rule of Faith - Orthodox Study
Fr. Anthony prepares a weekly presentation on a catechetical topic, and posts an audio recording at theruleoffaith.typepad.com. You can comment there, call, email, or speak with him in person with comments or questions.
Coffee Servers - Urgent Need
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!
FOCUS Summer Feeding Program
FOCUS Detroit isn't only active during the school year. Over the summer, the Summer Feeding Program will be preparing and serving 4,000 meals for undernourished chidren in Detroit. Volunteer opportunities are weekdays for all ages in Midtown or West Detroit from 8am to 12:30pm. In addition, there is an evening volunteer opportunity for 18 and over volunteers in Inkster from 4-8pm. Sign-up for a shift by visiting the link below for more information.
We continue to welcome you to become a Sponsor of any of the Philoptochos luncheons for the year. Please speak with Maria Kostaras or Julie Colovos.