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 Volunteers Needed
Please fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM that was mailed to your homes or pick up a form at the Candle Counter. We need YOUR HELP to make this year's Greek Festival a success. The announcements below are a couple other ways you can help also, but we especially need help the day of the event -- SEPTEMBER 17 (noon-7:00 pm).
Greek Fest Cookie Bakers Needed
The Philoptochos would like the ladies of the parish to help make cookies for the Festival. A sign-up sheet is outside the Church office for you to sign-up for one of four different cookie choices. Please sign-up to help. Thanks!
Greek Fest Kitchen Help Needed
Help is needed to prepare the following items for the Greek Fest: Spinach Pies and Baklava on Tuesday, Sept. 12 (8:00 am); Chicken Kabobs on Thurs., Sept. 14 (1:00 pm); and Pastitsio and Galatoboureko on Saturday, Sept. 16 (8:00 am).
Kids' Activities at Festival
This year, we are adding more activities for kids at our Festival, Sept. 17. We will have a mini train, an obstacle course, a climbing wall, and a games station. Please see the flyer in the narthex for details. This change means we will need some extra volunteers to help run these activities: at least one person at the train and two people at the obstacle course. Please contact Dina Gargasoulas or Julie Georvassilis to volunteer - you can also contact the Church office, and we will forward your information. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
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!
Dance practice continues TODAY after Church in the Activity room and every Sunday/Tuesday until the Greek Fest (Sept 17). Schedule is as follows: SUNDAYS after Church: Beginners 12-12:30 pm; Junior 12:30-1:00 pm; Seniors 1:00-2:00 pm. TUESDAY practice: Beginners 6-6:30 pm; Junior 6:30-7:00 pm; Seniors 7:00-8:00 pm.
FOCUS Detroit Back to School Backpacks
DUE TODAY: Please place your filled backpacks in the Activity Room. Thank you!
Choir Spaghetti Luncheon
Next Sunday you'll have a chance to make reservations for the Choir's Spaghetti Luncheon, on Sunday, October 1, after Divine Liturgy.
Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 24. To enter Pre-K, your child must be 3 years old by this date. Registration forms have been mailed. There is no fee.
Greek School will begin Tuesday, September 26, from 5:30-7:30 pm. There will be a Parent/Teacher meeting on Tuesday, September 19, at 5:30 pm. More information and registration details will be forthcoming.
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!
FOCUS Detroit Back to School Backpack Program Conclusion
We extend our deepest thanks to all who have donated backpacks and school supplies for schoolchildren in need. Most of the backpacks have been returned full, and many have already been delivered to the Ann Visger Elementary School. We ask those who have not yet returned their filled backpacks to do so by the end of this week. Many thanks!