EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
CHOIR NEWS! Our Choir will be back to sing for regular Divine Liturgy services after Labor Day. On August 1st, our parish will host MEFGOX (Mid Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians) members, as their appointees take their oath of office. On that Sunday, we will also have a Choir with a few guest singers from area churches, along with a memorial service for past Choir members. There is a Choir rehearsal scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th at 7:00 pm at the church. St Cons Choir members who are available to sing on August 1st should contact Maritsa Kalasz at email@example.com.
MEN’S CLUB GOLF OUTING: Please join the St. Cons. Men’s Club for their 9th Annual John Koinis Feed the Needy Golf Outing. The Outing and Banquet will be held at 9:00 A.M. on September 11, 2021 at Fellows Creek Golf Club in Canton. Last year the Feed the Needy Program provided Thanksgiving dinners to 118 needy families and 314 individuals in Westland and Livonia. Funds also help support several St. Cons. Church related events. If you need sponsorship or registration information contact Jeff Zeh at (484) 868-8736 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration and sponsor forms are also available at the Church Office.
NEWS AND NOTICES
SUMMER SURVIVAL BOARD: Many thanks to those who have already contributed to our Summer Survival board! As of July 16th, Saints Constantine and Helen has received $11.500 in donations and pledges. Even though attendance generally decreases during the summer months, regular building and property maintenance, utilities, and other expenses continue. That is why, again this year, we are asking for your help by making an additional donation to our “Summer Survival” campaign. You may make a pledge by signing onto one of the boxes on the sign in our Narthex, and send a check to the church office, or make a donation via our website. Your help will make a big difference!
COMMUNION VISITS: Father Teodor will be making home and facility visits over the next few weeks, in advance of the Dormition of the Theotokos, to give communion to those who are not able to make it into church. If you would like to receive communion or know of a shut-in who is in need of communion, please contact the church office to schedule time in Father’s schedule.
PHILOPTOCHOS RAFFLE: Carol Bozadzis will be available in the coffee hour to sell raffle tickets for the National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund to be drawn on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The raffle includes a wonderful collection of prizes and 100% of the raffle’s income will go to the Medical Fund, which assists children with medical, surgical, or mental health needs as well as financially supports innovative programs and services benefitting our precious children. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.00. Please contact Carol Bozadzis at 248-471-4369 if you are interested and would like to support this very worthy cause.
ST CONS GREEK FESTIVAL COMMITTEE: Our indoor Greek Festival will be back in February of 2022 – bigger and better than ever! We are putting together the event planning committee now, and we need you! If you are interested in helping to plan and organize the Saints Constantine and Helen GREEKFEST 2022, please contact Mark Chuey at email@example.com
SAINT PANTELEIMON CHURCH FEAST DAY AND FESTIVAL: The St. Panteleimon Chapel in Lexington, MI will be holding their annual Greek Festival on Sunday July 25th, and on Tuesday, July 27th, following Divine Liturgy services. Serving lambs on the souvla an other Greek foods and pastries, picnic area, Greek music and dancing.
HELLENIC CULTURAL CENTER BOOKING: We are having parties and events in the HCC again! According to the new state of Michigan regulations, the HCC can open to full capacity on June 22nd. Consider booking your next event at the Hellenic Cultural Center, and help the church get our HCC back into business! The HCC also has staff positions available. If you would like to discuss future bookings, employment, or other issues with the HCC staff, please contact Kathy at 734.525.3550 or 313.303.6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ICONOGRAPHY UPDATE: The icons of St. Gregory of Nyssa and St. Cyril of Alexandria are still available for sponsorship, and we are still in need of general donations of any amount to complete our Phase One fundraising. Those interested in sponsoring an icon, please talk to Father Teodor or contact the church office for more information.
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Koliva that has been prepared for memorial services can now be distributed to parishioners at the end of service. The koliva will be put in small baggies and distributed at the coffee hour. We are also again able to accept Coffee Hour Sponsors, for those having a memorial or other special day in church. Requested sponsorship donation is $150, and the HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for your family. Paximadia and koulourakia may also be distributed at the coffee hour. Please call the church office to schedule memorials and coffee hour sponsorships in a timely manner so we can include the information in the bulletin. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer.
REMEMBER THE CHURCH IN YOUR WILL: You’ve supported the church your whole life, remembering us in your estate plan will help the church when you’re gone. Consult your estate planner or contact the Church office for information. We are grateful to our parishioners who have left bequests to the church in the last few years: Thomas Goffas, Irene Barbas, Anthony Keros, Kris Merikas, John and Alice Koinis, Joan Keker, Katherine Socol, Ted and Demetra Monolidis, Zoe Kokenakes, Peter and Eileen Lekas. Their loving legacy made a big difference! May their memory be eternal.
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS
7/16/21 LOUIS ABRAHAM
May his memory be eternal!
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.