Sunday- Feb. 16
10am Divine Liturgy
Female Choir Singing
1yr Father George Zervos
1yr Evangelos Glotsos
4yr Stamatia Kokolis
30yr Nikolaos Korakes
Metropolis Bronze Cross announcement
Philoptochos Drive during coffee hour
Saturday of Souls
10am Divine Liturgy Saturday of Souls Memorial Service
10am Divine Liturgy
22yr James Karabas
22yr Peter Karabas
Apokreatiko Glendi Luncheon after church Youth Room Grand Opening today!
SAINTS COMMEMORATED TODAY: Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Pamphilus the Martyr & his Companions, Flavianos, Patriarch of Constantinople, Romanos the Younger
Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel Reading: Luke 15:11-32
Greeting before the Sermon-Father will say “Christ is in our Midst.” The response from the parish is “He Was, Is, and Always Shall Be.”
Special Welcome The welcome Presbytera Zervos and her family to Assumption today. Fr. George Zervos passed away last year after serving our Lord for over 50 years. The Zervos family has a history at Assumption and now is in DeKalb. Please welcome and embrace them with love and prayerfulness.
The Philoptochos Membership Drive Today is Feb-16 and coincides with Heart Healthy month! Calling all Ladies to stop by our table in Plato Hall during coffee hour to meet the new Board, share in some sisterly fellowship and renew or initiate your membership!
Calling all 21-35 year olds currently in our community or who were in the past! Please come join us for appetizers on Thursday February 27 at 7pm at Lake Street Bar and Grill. Bring a friend or two, and join us to reconnect and create new memories together. We hope to see you there! RSVP to Katherine Celik at email@example.com or 847-208-6013 by February 26.
Philoptochos OfficersAdvisor: Valerie Green, President: Catherine Karabas, Patricia Karabas, Demetra Lakerdas, Treasurer: Melia Linardos, Vice President: Evelyn Maggos, Betty Tsiolis.
Apokreatiko/Mardi Gras Reservations are now being accepted for this year’s Apokreatiko Glendi Luncheon, to be held in Plato Hall on Feb-23 following Liturgy. We invite everyone to please stop by our table in Plato Hall during coffee hour for the next 3 Sundays. Reservations ensure we have ample food for everyone! Adults $15; Children 12 and under eat free!! Proceeds from the luncheon will support our new youth game room which will have its grand opening on the 23rd!
Sit back and get to coffee hour Please know that we have a chair lift to make sure that all people can get to coffee hour in Plato Hall. If you need to use it, please don’t hesitate to contact a Parish Council Member. Remember too, we also have an elevator. Take advantage of these tools to help get you where you need to be in church.
"We've come this far through Faith" and are planning a wonderful evening to celebrate! Ready to reminisce, dine, and dance? Don't miss this Gala. We look forward to seeing everyone... Young and young-at-heart together for this event and milestone. Please mark your calendar and help our church family celebrate 95 years! October 11th, 2020 Concorde Banquets Kildeer.
Nursery/Cry Room is COMING! A dedicated Nursery/cry room is being developed for our church. The room will have video transmission of the service, and also a comfortable area for moms and children. If you have items to donate to the Nursery/Cry room, please contact Father Peter directly.
Coffee Hour ItemsWe would like to have parishioners bring a box of cookies so we can stock our coffee hour supplies. Please consider bringing some sealed cookies to church on occasion or hosting a coffee hour.
Altar Renewal Father Peter is going to purchase and have some altar items repaired and re-plated. Some parishioners have asked about the specific items and cost. New clear acrylic top for altar table, $400. New Altar table Candlestands 2@$1,000 each. Repair and replacing of large lanterns behind altar table. $600. 2nd Chalice Set-Donated. Hot water “Zeon” gold pitcher,-Donated. Repair and Replating tabernacle-Donated. Gospel Book rebinding and replating- Donated. Cherubim Set and cross behind altar table, $1850 Donated. THANK YOU TO ALL THESE DONORS!!!!
Assumption Scholarship and Ionian Village Opportunity If your senior in High School, or current student it interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact the church office for a current application. If your young adult is interested in attending Ionian village, please contact the church office or Fr. Peter. There is a scholarship to attend IV for 2020.
Assumption Communications Department If you have questions, ideas, or talents to volunteer to Assumption's communications efforts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY LIGHT Father Peter has brought to us the Holy Light from the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem that is miraculously lit every Easter Service at the tomb of Christ. The light was brought to America and given to Father. If you would like to take the light home with you, please bring a lantern candle or purchase a 3 day candle, and Father will give out the light on Sunday after church. You can read more about the “Holy Fire” online.
Stewardship Father is very grateful and thanks all of you for your stewardship over the years. For those who have already submitted your stewardship for 2020. Thank you!!!
Church Order Please come into the church prior to the start of the sermon, but remain in the back if the sermon has started. Please follow the direction of our Parish Council for the new procedure for receiving Holy Communion.
Shut-insInterested in supporting our shut-in program? Contact Christina Arvanites to get more information on helping.
YouTube Father recommends watching the interview with Elder Thaddeus on his YouTube Channel under educational videos. Elder Thaddeus has also written a book, “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives.” www.YouTube.com/FatherPeterSpiro
Open ArmsWe will be celebrating liturgies in the Main Church on Sundays. Please make every effort to embrace the children and refrain from scolding or “shushing” someone else’s child. Fr. Peter will never ask a child to leave the service, and he also asks that you also focus your attention on the services and not other people within the church. In a Christian family we are all different, with differing abilities, working together to pray, and grow. We need to make all people within our church feel welcome, and Father is asking for your help.
Metropolis Men’s and Women’s Retreat for 2020 through the Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Please go to https://www.gocfamilysynaxis.org for information and to register.
Youth Game Room We will be developing a youth game room. If you have any table top games or fun items for the game room, please contact Fr. Peter.’
Communication for Emergencies If you need Fr. Peter because of an emergency, please call 847-452-5989. 24/7.
Crossroad High School Summer Institute -High School juniors and seniors explore life’s biggest questions- Who am I? Who is God? Who is my neighbor? visit crossroadinstitute.org for more information. July 20-30 in Chicago.
Choir- Please consider joining our choir and making our choir loft full! Fr. Peter would like everyone to know that children and teens are welcome to join. Give it a try!
Fanari Summer Camp Registration will open February 12, 2020 at 11am. Dates and other information can be found at www.fanari.camp.
Lighthouse, a camp for 12th Grade Grads: will be launched June 7-14, 2020! A program to help prepare our grads for college. Registration is open now at: https://chicago.goarch.org/light-house
COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST (put this in your prayer corner at home)
O Lord our God, Who by word alone did heal all diseases, Who cured the mother in law of Peter, You Who chastise with pity and heal according to Your goodness; grant aid to these Your servants (Names) and heal them of every sickness of which they are grieved; lift them up from their pain, and send down upon them Your great mercy. For to you we send up Glory: to Father, and to Son, and to Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
PRAYERS FOR: William, Momcilo, Jill, Panagiotis, Vasiliki, Elizabeth, Panagiota, Betty, Dimitri, Alexander, Vasiliki, Eleni, Panagiotis, George, Thomas, Nicholas, Sophia, Susan, Mary Lou, Rosemary (Contact Fr. Peter to add names)