This Weeks Announcements
- We extend greetings and a warm welcome to all visitors worshipping with us today. Please fill out a“visitor information card” located in the narthex and hand to one of the greeters. Following the Liturgy, please join us in our social hall for the coffee social.
- Holy Communion in our Church is offered only to Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves through the disciplines of our faith. Speak to Fr. Costas for further details.
We kindly ask everyone to Please silence cell phones and pagers while in Church
- Today ~ please remember to leave your Stewardship envelopes in the basket before heading to Sunday School.
- Today ~ Coffee and Conversationfor parents of children from birth – 6th grade following Holy Communion in the Hellenic Center. Taught by Jonathan and Kristi Tartara.
- Today ~ Adult Catechism with Elaine Poulos in the Teen room following Holy Communion. The current book being studied is “God and You/Person to Person: Developing a Daily Personal Relationship with Jesus.” Purchase of book is optional.
- Today ~ MNYMOSINO: 1 year for Nicholas Moraitis; TRISAGIA: for Mike Pagonakis, for Gregory and Evdoxia Pagonakis, for Steve Pagonakis, for Persofoni Saviou, for Bill and Mary Kanas; 6 years for Andy Regan; 2 years for Tom Chubokas; 29 years for Chris Chubokas; 36 years for Georgia Chubokas.
- Today ~ Coffee social hosted by Libby Darakos, Mary Pagonakis, and Maria Regan.
- Today ~ Commemorative Albums are available for pick-up in the Hellenic Center foyer for those who placed an ad in the album or pre-ordered one. Extra albums available for purchase ($40 each).
- Today ~ Luminary sales begin to remember our loved ones on Holy Friday. See one of our GOYAs during the coffee social or purchase through our website.
- Today ~ Dance practice for all dancers in all levels following Sunday School.
- Monday ~ 5:30 p.m. Greek School.
- Tuesday ~ 10:00 a.m. Women’s Study in Teen Room with Elaine Poulos. “Living the Beatitudes”.
- Thursday ~ 7:00 p.m. A Journey to Fullness, in lieu of the Bible Study, which will resume again next week. Taught by Fr. Costas and George Athanasiou.
- Saturday ~ 12:00 p.m. Dance practice for all dancers in Senior level.
- Stewardship ~ Thank you to all those who completed and returned their 2017 Stewardship card.
- Pave the Way ~ Please take time to review the mailing that was sent to your home regarding our parking lot. Please be generous and help us reach our goal of a new parking lot.
Upcoming Events in Our Parish – Respond Early
- Next Sunday ~Epistle Reading, Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40; Gospel, John 1:43-51.
- Next Sunday ~ MNYMOSINO: 5 years for Haralambos Trihas.
- March 7 – 9 ~ Father and Presvytera attend Clergy Family Retreat.
- March 7 ~ 6:30 p.m. Philoptochos board meeting.
- March 7 ~ 7:00 p.m. Catering / Leasing meeting followed by Home Committee meeting.
- March 14 ~ 6:30 p.m. Philoptochos Meeting with speaker from Pettiti’s Garden Center.
- March 15 ~ 7:00 p.m. Parish Council monthly meeting.
- March 18 ~ 1:00 p.m. Wedding Preparation seminar for all couples getting married this year.
- March 28 ~ 5:30 p.m. Philoptochos cooking class will make tray (approximately 60 pieces) of Chocolate Baklava. RSVP required during coffee social or on website. Cost is $25.
- March 31 ~ Eat Like a Greek Two. Philoptochos will be taking orders for a half or full tray of Pastitsio or Moussaka to be picked up on April 8th. Samples will be provided today!!!
Lenten Services & Activities
- Today ~ We encourage you to participate in “Pray for One Another” during Lent. Place your name in the basket in the hallway and next week you can pick the name of an individual you will be praying for.
- Today ~ 7:00 p.m. Forgiveness Vespers. Join us for this inspiring service of forgiveness which opens for us the Great Lenten period.
- Monday ~ Clean Monday; Great Lent begins; 7:00 p.m. Great Compline Service.
- Wednesday ~ 5:00 p.m. Pre-sanctified Liturgy followed by Lenten Dinner hosted by Philoptochos.
- Friday ~ 7:00 p.m. Salutations to the Theotokos.
- Saturday ~ Saturday of Souls; 8:30 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m. Liturgy.
- Next Sunday ~ 5:00 p.m. Sunday of Orthodoxy Great Vespers at St. Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral on Starkweather Ave. in Cleveland with Chief Celebrant and Homilist Metropolitan SAVAS. Contributions which support the Orthodox ministries that serve our area can be made out to GCCOC and given to the church office or Bruce Trakas, who will be collecting today. Your name will be included in the handout given at Vespers.
- March 11 ~ 10:00 a.m. St. Gregory Palamas Monastery Pilgrimage. Father Costas will meet anyone interested in attending at Best Buy in Strongsville by 8:00 a.m.
Events in the Greater Cleveland Area and Beyond…
- March 24 ~ 7:00 p.m. Great Vespers for the feast of Annunciation at Annunciation Cleveland.
- March 25 ~ feast of Annunciation; 8:30 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m. Liturgy followed by luncheon, program, and Parade.
- April 22 ~ 11:00 a.m. Fifth Annual Greek Language Festival at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Pittsburgh. For more details, contact Kathy Glaros at 216.524.1766.