EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
HOPE AND JOY LUNCHEON TODAY: Children, ages 4 – 12 and their families are invited to join us immediately following church TODAY, May 1st for a HOPE and JOY luncheon. Learn about our patron Saints Constantine and Helen and have some family fun!
EUCHRE TOURNAMENT: Our Men’s Club Euchre Tournament will be held this Friday, May 6th Party starts at 6:00 pm, cards are thrown at 7:00 pm. All are welcome – you do not need to be a member of the Men’s Club to join the fun! $40 admission covers beer, wine, pizza, sliders, hot dogs, snacks, and a contribution to the Men’s Club “Feed the Needy” program. For more information, contact Paul Stavropoulos at 248.709.9876, or any member of the Men’s Club.
NAME DAY DINNER DANCE: Celebrate old traditions and make new memories at our annual Name Day Dinner Dance, Saturday May 14th! Hosted by our Moms’ Group, this fun parish family event will feature a “Greek Feast”, Dancing, Photo Booth, Basket Raffle, and more! Tickets are available by credit card, check, or cash; and will be available for sale at the coffee hour, the church office, or by contacting Corrin Stamatakos, 312.961.8615.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: On Sunday, May 8th, this special Sunday when we honor our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Godmothers, consider bringing them to enjoy brunch at the Hellenic Cultural Center. They will be offering a full buffet menu of Prime Rib and other meat entrees, sides, along with a full breakfast selection. Reservations are required through the HCC office at 734.525.3550.
TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB: Our next TLC luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 10th at 12:00 noon. All ages are welcome to join us and celebrate Spring together! RSVP by May 8th to Caryl Lowes at email@example.com or 734.751.3683.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study group will begin meeting again on Tuesday evening, May 10th on the Zoom platform. We will continue our discussion of the book of Matthew ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 7345256789. All adults are welcome to join, no pre-registration is required.
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL MEETING: There will be a meeting of the St. Helen Philoptochos members on Monday, May 16th in the multi-purpose room/library. Please plan to attend, as we have important business to discuss and put to a vote.
STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN FEAST DAY: The Great Vespers service for our parish Feast Day will be held on Friday, May 20th at 6:30 pm. Our St. Helen Philoptochos will provide loukoumades following the Thursday evening Vespers service. Feast Day Divine Liturgy will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 am, followed by lunch in the Hellenic Cultural Center. We expect to have priests from area churches join us, and an Artoclasia will be offered for each service. Please make an effort to attend as we come together as a community in celebration of our parish patron saints.
GUS CONSTANTELLIS LIVE AT ST CONS! Tables are filling quickly for the Gus Constantellis Comedy Event, to be held on June 18th. You can buy tickets online at www.stcons.org, after services, or from the church office. Early-bird tickets are $35, after June 4th, tickets are $40, and include appetizers and performance. Only full table sales are reserved, all other seats are open admission.
NEWS AND NOTICES
“SENSE-SATIONAL” VCS - SAVE THE DATES! Our Vacation Church School will be held the week of August 8th – 12th. This year we will focus on the 5 Senses – sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell – as we help our kids connect with our unseen, untouchable God through their physical senses. If you have a young person between the ages of 4 and 12, save this week for learning about our faith, making new friends, and big fun! Teens ages 13 – 18 are needed to work as volunteers, teacher’s aids, etc. We also need adult help that week with teaching, crafts, and outside play. If you can help, contact Frances Marinos at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office.
MDSC CAMPER REGISTRATION: There are still some open slots for kids, grades 3 – 11, at the Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camp in Rose City, MI for faith, friendship, and fun! Our young people make life-long friends with other young people of our faith and have the opportunity to not only learn, but experience our beautiful Greek Orthodox faith in action. For more information, https://gomdsc.org/
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Koliva that has been prepared for memorial services can now be distributed to parishioners at the end of service. Requested Coffee Hour 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. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer.
STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE: If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to submit your 2022 Stewardship Pledge card today. You ae not considered a member in good standing at the parish, unless this card is completed each year. Stewardship Pledge cards are available at the Pangari or the church office. Parishioners can also complete the 2022 Stewardship Pledge Card online from our website, or at this direct link: https://form.jotform.com/220062911610138
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
4/26/22 STEPHEN WALKER
4/30/22 NICHOLAS HOPSON to LEAH DEGHETTO
4/26/22 CONSTANCE GIVAS
4/27/22 LILLIAN FOTIU
May their 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.