A Special Thank You to Dimi for last Sunday’s Festival Kick-Off meeting, and to Laird for preparing the lunch. Lots of good information was shared and we are hoping for lots of volunteers this year! Sign-up Sheets are on the big hall wall!
Lent Begins Tomorrow, March 2nd Please refer to the Ecclesiastical calendar for fasting guidelines, and our bookstore for Lenten cookbooks!
AHEPA Scholarships are available for graduating High School, Undergrad and Graduate students. Call or email John Copoulos at 775-720-4051 email@example.com. Deadline is March 15, 2020.
Philoptochos Winter Clothing Collection for the Homeless Please bring in new or gently-used hats, gloves, scarves, socks, etc. A box will be in the large hall for a while. Thank you!
Collections for Care Packages for the local Army and Air Force National Guard Units will be ongoing through the Fall of 2020. Items can be dropped off at church in the Large Hall, or contact Agnes Mannos for more details.
Lost and Found items are on a table in the large hall.
Sunday School is for kids grades K-8. Children will worship during Liturgy with their family, then following Holy Communion meet in the Small Hall.
Metropolis Summer Camp 2020 Three sessions in July to choose from. Go to www.gosfyouth.org or see newsletter for details before spots are taken!
2020 Stewardship Cards are available in the Small Hall. A new card needs to be submitted to the church office EACH year even though an envelope has been taken. Thank you!
Adult Education (held in Small Hall)
- Greek Language Class: Mondays at 6p
- Book Club: Tuesdays at 5:30p. Reading “How to be a Sinner” by Peter Bouteneff
- Bible Study: Thursdays at 11a. Continuing our study of the New Testament Book of Hebrews
If you are willing to help in the bookstore on Sunday’s or in the Narthex to greet people, contact the church office.
Keep in Mind that both the Small and Big Halls are available to rent!
Archangel Michael’s Food Barrel is in the Small Hall year-round. Thank you for your donations! Please show your love and compassion for those in our community who are less fortunate. $15 for young folks ages 12 to 21. Free for children under 12.
Important Dates to Remember:
Mar 2: Lent Begins • Mar 25: Annunciation
Apr 12: Palm Sunday • Apr 19: Great and Holy Pascha
Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on him. If you see a friend being honored, do not envy him.
Do not let only your mouth fast, but also the eye and the ear and the feet and the hands and all the members of our bodies.
Let the hands fast, by being free of avarice. Let the feet fast, by ceasing to run after sin. Let the eyes fast, by disciplining them not to glare at that which is sinful. Let the ear fast, by not listening to evil talk and gossip. Let the mouth fast from foul words and unjust criticism.
For what good is it if we abstain from birds and fishes, but bite and devour our brothers?”
– St. John Chrysostom