40 day memorial
Joanne Liandes (Mary Chicklenis’ Sister) 40 day memorial will be on November 11th here at St. George. May her memory be eternal.
Magnetic Festival Signs
Please return the signs to the office.
Youth Choir practice open to children and young adults.
We plan on meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month. Information for the next meeting will be announced at a later date.
Parish Council News
The Parish Council has implemented new safety and security measures for the hall. The front hall doors will remain closed during church services. Please see a Parish Council member for access to the hall and/or restrooms during services. For those that cannot use the steps please ask an usher or Parish Council member to escort you and to unlock the front door of the hall for you. On Sundays, the front doors will be opened after Holy Communion.
Thank you for your understanding as we want to keep our facilities secure.
Also note: Please contact a Parish Council member or usher if anyone is loitering in the hall during services.
Appointments with Father Joseph
If you need to meet with father please make appointments during the week. Sunday should be left for Father to have time to visit with parishioners during coffee hour. Please give him the time to do so unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your understanding.
Women’s Prayer Group
There will be a stand in the Narthex for you to leave your prayer request to be added to the list our prayer list. We need women’s prayer group partners. Please see or call Irene Sinopole at 832-1871.
November 11th immediately following service.
Next meeting is November 15th , at 7 p.m.
11/11 Basema Madain, 11/18 Olympia Hackleman, 11/25 Mary Mekhel, 12/2 Elaine Dorlis, 12/9 Sahar Ayoub, 12/16 Basema Madain, 12/23 Nahla Demestihas, 12/30 Olympia Hackleman. Thank you.Please make arrangements with Sahar or Despina to bring the offering Saturday night either to the church or Father's home. We are looking for more people to make the blessed bread. Please approach Father Joseph if interested.Thank you.
11/11 Vago & Annette, 11/18 Youth Group, 11/25 Osama & Michael R., 12/2 Manny & Jim, 12/9 James & Michael N., 2/16 Youth Group, 12/23 Danny & Ken, 12/30 Vago & Annette . Thank you.
Hosted by the Chicklenis family.
Sunday school lesson 7. Anyone in grades 5th and up who are interested in having their children participate in the monthly skits please see Zain or Hana Ayoub.
Youth group will meet November 18th at 12:35 for prayer and direction on helping the parish wide homeless initiative and put together bags for the needy. Please call Michael or Gabriella Ryan at 661-219-3421.
Nexy meeting will be in December. More information to come. Please email Jenny Dean at email@example.com if you want your child registered and haven't yet.
For November our parish book club is reading Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica. We will begin our first reading & discussion with "Part One: The Life of Elder Thaddeus". Our next gathering is on NOV 18TH. For more info call or text Monica (Cassiana) 661-337-0566.
Every Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. there will be an inquirers class for information regarding the Orthodox faith. We meet at the hall side door on U Street. Class is approximately 40 to 45 minutes. We are currently going through the “Journey of Faith” program by Fr. Barnabas. For more information please call Michael Ryan 661-747-1603.
SIGN UP FOR DONATIONS!
Helping the Homeless Day is next week Sunday, November 18th - a parish-wide event - where we will put together Blessing Bags and Food Bags for the Homeless population near our church.
We will be putting together 100 bags on this date! Please sign up for items and bring them as soon as you can and place them in our bins. The signup posters are on the bar counter, and the bins are located nearby the bar as well. Once your items are brought to church - cross your name off and mark DELIVERED!
We will need all hands on deck for this endeavor.
From donating items to assembling the bags. Take part!
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. ~Romans 12:13
If you have not picked up a quarterly Philoptochos Newsletter please do!
It lists all our upcoming events - look for it in the Church or get one from a Board Member.
Thank you to all those who participated in building our baskets for our Homebound Parishioners. Recipients of the baskets are expressing their deepest thanks to you all!
Congratulations to our Sts. Cosmas and Damianos Service Award Winner Nahla Demestihas. A very deserving member of Philoptochos - Axios! Many years!
Our next General Meeting will be our Christmas Party to be held on Sunday, December 2nd at 5:00 pm, at the Golden Ox Restaurant. Bring your families - hope you can all attend!
Evangelism and Outreach
Evangelism and Outreach meeting is Thursday, November 29th at 7:10 p.m. and we will meet in the hall. Refreshments will be served. Topic through video, lesson and roleplay." All interested in helping our parish grow and reaching humanity for Christ should attend. For more info: please call Michael or Gabriella Ryan at 661-747-1603.
Coffee Hour Opportunities
The 2018 calendar for coffee hour is up in the hall. Each family please sign up for a Sunday.
Helen Kemper is currently at Hallmark Homes, 2001 Akers, Room 223. Please find some time to go and visit her. The facility number is 831-7147.
Scrip gift cards are now accessible online. You choose the card (cards) you would like and St. George Church receives a percentage of each sale. If you choose e-cards you will receive them same day in your email. If you choose gift cards, we will receive a notice and the order will be delivered to the church. Best to select e-cards so no shipping fee. Use this link and code when purchasing online. www.shopwithscrip.com, Code:42A1521E58345.
Honor your loved ones birthday and or anniversary by making a contribution to the Endowment Fund in their name. Make checks payable to St. George Church and write Endowment Fund on the memo line. Distributions from the fund will benefit the youth and maintenance needs of the Parish. For more information contact a Parish Council Member.
Father Joseph's Office Hours
Father Joseph's office hours-Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Fridays are for visitations.
If you are a visitor and planning to take Holy Communion, please inform one of our ushers in the Narthex ahead of time. During Communion, parents with infants, and Sunday School Teachers should be first in line to receive Communion. All Christians Orthodox and Non-Orthodox are invited to come up to receive Blessed Bread (Antidoron) at the end of the service. However, present Church guidelines allow that only baptized and confirmed Eastern Orthodox Christians (who have properly prepared) may approach to receive Holy Communion. Thank you.
Sundays should be set aside for quality time with God, our Church and Family. This is true for the Priest, Parish Secretary and Parish Council. Please let us try to address church business and make appointments during the week during office hours, and not wait until Sunday to address these matters. For the generous providers of Coffee Hour, please arrange all meal preparation so that everyone is attending Divine Liturgy. The hall will always be open at least one hour before Divine Liturgy begins, as well as the evening before from 6:30 to 7:30.
Hall Reservation System
To reserve the hall for any church functions or activities please communicate with Annette or Sahar if you will be using the hall anytime to be placed on the calendar. This includes groups that meet on a regular basis or for any event. Thank you for your cooperation.
Anyone using the hall during the week, please make sure you turn off all lights, coffee maker and the hall is left clean.
Welcome New Parish Members
Glory to God for His Bountiful Blessings
Please add to your daily prayers for:
Catechumens: Walter (George), Daniel (Porfiros).
Our brothers & sisters unable to attend:
Marika Psihoundas, Mary Valos, Zoe Spanos & Beverly Balasis.
Healing: Marika, Victor, Helen K., Irene, Mary, Mary, Serephima, and others in our parish.
Those who are traveling
Orthodox-Sophia,Virginia, Petros, Panagi, Elle, Eva L., Nicholetta Y., Dan S., Monica, Yorgos K, Giorgos, Anna,Angela, Antonia, Stelios, Petros, Anne, Anna, Leonid, Mariyka, Archalia,Natalie, Eva,Eleni K.,Efstratios, Ourania, Christopher, Alice, Suha,Abla, Jennifer, Tom, Gabriela,Ion,Danny,Nadia, Niko, Musa Daoud, Vasiliki, Theodore, Achilles, Vasiliki, Elizabeth, Labrini, Bert & Louise Moosios,Olympia,Margarita, Seraphim, Mary, Tika,Maria Sporaa, Athina, Helen, Gerry Collis, Nektarios,Marika,Bessie Mattly, Noah A., Nick A.,Nick K., Kyriaki, Fred, Hannah, Irene Sinopole, Helen Protopapas, Candess Strategos,Gene, Kathy, Sofia, Clemy (Clementina), Jane, and Matthew.
Non-Orthodox -Nancy, Bud Lung,Julie, Pamela Y., Debbie, Emmitt, Donna,Steve, Richard,Donald, Christina, Eva, Dominic,Gaby Garcia,Romona, Elea, Graysen Astumian, Marie,Michelle, Irma, Julie, Greg, Allyson, Margaret, Valerie, Martha Rogers, Helen Kemper, Joseph, Stephen, Elizabeth,Ellen, Ling, Richard, Christine & David, Debby.
Financials Budgeted Actual
Candles & Tray
11/5 Manuel & Namaz Pimentel
11/6 Tom & Georgia Drulias
11/8 Nick & Pam Valos
11/9 Donald & Annette Londquist
- 11/9 George & Nahla Demestihas
11/10 Fr. Joseph & Presbytera Despina Chaffee