UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
GODPARENTS’ BRUNCH TODAY: In recognition of Godparents’ Sunday, we invite you to join us immediately following today’s Divine Liturgy for a complimentary brunch in the Hellenic Cultural Center.
H.O.P.E. and J.O.Y. GOOD DEEDS – Our young “bunnys”, ages 4 – 6th grade, will be passing baskets today to collect money for their Lenten Good Deeds project – providing Easter baskets with small toys, treats, personal items and a book for needy Westland area children. The groups will meet on Sunday March 15th with their families for lunch, and to assemble the Easter baskets. The children will also be making Easter cards for our senior shut-ins. Please reserve your place before 3/7/20, by contacting Frances Marinos at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING GOYA EVENTS: Next Sunday, March 1st, there will be a GOYA Meeting in the board room following church. The Michigan area GOYA Lenten Retreat at St. George Southgate is Saturday, March 14th from 11:30 am - 7 pm. It is free. Lenten lunch and dinner, and t-shirt are provided. All participants (GOYAns & adults) must register online no later than March 1.
PHILOPTOCHOS MEETING CANCELLED: There will be no Philoptochos Meeting on March 1st. Please join us on March 2nd for the Koulouma luncheon.
KOULOUMA LENTEN LUNCHEON: The St. Helen Philoptochos will host their 83rd annual Koulouma Lenten luncheon on Monday, March 2nd, immediately following the Great Compline Service for the first day of Lent. Cost is $20 per person. In addition to the delicious luncheon, there will be a variety of delicious Lenten foods prepared by our Philoptochos members for sale to take home. Tickets will be on sale after church today, at the door, or through the church office.
LENTEN SEAFOOD BUFFET: Each Friday evening, from February 28th through April 10th, the HCC will be serving a delicious Lenten Seafood Buffet Supper from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join you for supper, no reservations are required.
NEWS AND NOTICES
CONGRATULATIONS GOYAns! We are so proud of our GOYA members who were doing extraordinary things last Sunday! While a group of young people served lunch to Detroit homeless through the Orthodox Detroit Outreach; three of our young GOYAns, Zoe Vlahadamis, Nicole & Irene Petrutiu, were in Dayton OH, killing it on the basketball court. The girl’s team (from Nativity Church) won at the GOYA Basketball tournament!
SATURDAY OF SOULS: This Saturday, February 29, there will be a Divine Liturgy for Saturday of Souls. Please come to church so we can pray together and if you can, bring koliva, prosfora (bread), wine, oil and the names of the deceased you would like remembered in prayer. If you cannot come and would like the name of your departed to be commemorated, fill the enclosed sheet and give it to Father or to one of the Altar helpers.
COLLEGE CONNECTION: Our Moms’ Group will be sending out a care package to our students away or at home in college in mid-March. If you have a young person attending college who has changed their address, or who we may not know about, please contact the church office or Cathy Brylinski at email@example.com with their Name, Address, and College they are attending, so they can receive their gift.
2020 STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE: If you have not done so already, please turn in your 2020 Stewardship Pledge. Pledge cards are available at the Pangari and the church office.
SUMMER CAMP: Online registration is now open for campers and staff for the Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camp. The camp has programs for youth from 3rd grade through young adult. For more information, call 248.909-MDSC or www.gomdsc@org
SAVE THE DATE
- February 28th – April 10th - FRIDAY LENTEN SEAFOOD BUFFETS at HCC
- March 2nd – FIRST DAY OF LENT/GREAT COMPLINE SERVICE/KOULOUMA
- March 3rd – April 1st – PRESANCTIFIED LITURGIES & LENTEN POT LUCK
- March 15th – HOPE & JOY EVENT
- March 22nd – ORATORICAL FESTIVAL
Non Orthodox Visitors Please Note: Holy Communion is offered to Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared themselves. Visitors are welcome to receive the Antidoron (Blessed Bread), which is distributed at the end of the Divine Liturgy.