Special Events Happening Today:
One year Memorial: for Noor Totah, Nahla Demestihas' mother. May her memory be eternal.
Coffee Hour Hosted by: Demestihas family in memory of Noor Totah.
Dues are being collected!
We will be collecting dues now until we meet our goal! Last year we had 57 members - this year we would love 60. So far we are at 51. Join us as $40 helps our charities!
Anyone (male or female or non-orthodox) who is 18 years of age or older may join. We encourage our High School Seniors to join as well as a way of giving back to others.
This year, March 31st marks the third Sunday during Lent. Immediately following church services, we have a luncheon to benefit two institutions close to our church’s heart: St Nicholas Ranch and Holy Cross Seminary. We ask that everyone mark their calendars and join us to help raise funds to keep these beautiful places of tradition open and operating. The ranch where young hearts are developed more deeply towards our orthodox church (and our young people attend each year) and the seminary where young minds are trained to serve it. With our own Michael Cornett currently attending the seminary, it has an even deeper meaning for us as a parish. Please come out and support these worthy causes and enjoy a beautiful lunch.
Missions Possible 2019 runs March 17th-June 2nd (Great Lent - Pentecost)! The goal of this annual campaign is to educate the faithful about our evangelistic calling and to raise funds for our Metropolis missions, as well as other worthwhile charities. Our goal this year is to raise $2000. Please pick up a cup and bring it each week to add your donation to our rising thermometer! Together we can do much for missions work in the US and abroad.
Men’s Group of St. George Church
Next meeting is April 11th. Meetings start from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. following Vespers. Attendees are invited to attend Services prior to the meeting starting at 6:00 pm. At this meeting we will begin our journey through the "Lionheart" series.
Friday, April 12th. We would like to attend the Akathist service and then join in fellowship at the Noodle Bar. Visit our Couples Ministry resource page for more information and a link to the videos.
Next meeting is March 28th, at 7 p.m.
Sunday school lesson 16. Anyone in grades 5th and up who is interested in having their children participate in the monthly skits please see Zain or Hana Ayoub..
Questions please call Michael or Gabriella Ryan at 219-3421.
Next meeting to be announced.
Our parish book club is currently reading Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica. Our next gathering is Sunday, March 31st during coffee hour. We will be discussing Part Two, chapters 10 through 13. All are welcome to join! For more info, call or text Monica (Cassiana) 337-0566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for devotional items for Great Lent or Pascha? Please visit the parish bookstore and place your orders soon! Bookstore is open Sundays during coffee hour or by appointment. Coming soon: Daily Lenten Meditations for Families! For more info, special ordering, or questions please call or text Julie Pierucci (661) 342-2407.
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.
Lenten Psalm Group
Lenten Psalm group will start today. We will read a Psalm each day until April 7th. Please grab a plate of food to sit and have a discussion in the hall at 12:00 p.m. on April 7th.Please see or call Irene Sinopole at 832-1871.
3/24 Mary Mekhel, 3/31 Sahar Ayoub, 4/7 Basema Madain, 4/14 Nahla Demestihas, 4/21 Olympia Hackleman, 4/27 Mary Mekhel, 5/5 Sahar Ayoub, 5/12 Elaine Dorlis, 5/19 Basema Madain, 5/26 Nahla Demestihas, 6/2 Olympia Hackleman, 6/9 Sahar Ayoub, 6/16 Elaine Dorlis, 6/23 Mary Mekhel, 6/30 Basema Madain. 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.
Evangelism and Outreach
Questions please call Michael Ryan at 747-1603.
We have sent two text messages using our new Text Notification System. The first was to announce the system, the second was to advise of time change and change to the Divine Liturgy start time. If you did not receive these messages, and would like to be part of our system, please provide your phone number to Sahar (email@example.com).
This service will only be used to notify parishioners of any changes to service times or to provide information on events or occurences that affect the entire parish. We see this as being used infrequently but feel that we need to an effective way to communicate important information quickly.
Each family is asked to sign off on a box of envelopes. Please see Julie in the bookstore.
Items on the Bar in the Hall
We are asking all parishioners--young and old--to help clean the hall clutter. Many items are frequently left in the bar area, kitchen and back room. Beginning in January, any clothing, books, decorations, office supplies, etc. will be saved for two weeks. After that time all remaining items will be gathered and donated to local charities.
Please check the hall every Sunday to claim your family's items and take them home.
Thank you for helping keep our hall neat and clean.
Father Joseph's Hours
Father Joseph will be in the office Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 3:00. Wednesday and Friday and available at the church by appointment. Confessions appointments can be made with Sahar or Presbytera.
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.
Church beautification/Capital Improvements Fund collections as of March 17th are $6,850.00. Once more funds are collected we can begin Phase II.
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.
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 (Porphyrios), Joshua (Michael).
- Holy Cross Seminarian Anthony Cornett and family (Anna, Miriam, and Zoë).
- 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-Mary C., 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 -Angelica, David, 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, Joseph, Stephen, Elizabeth,Ellen, Ling, Richard, Christine & David, Debby.
Financials Budgeted Actual
Candles & Tray
- 3/02 Demetrios Strategos
- 3/04 Yohannes Mesfin
- 3/07 Andrea Strategos
- 3/09 Nektarios Chaffee
- 3/09 George Demestihas
- 3/09 Katerina Copeland
- 3/12 Kathy Exarchoulakos
- 3/13 Ray Southerd
- 3/17 Evangelos Demestihas
- 3/20 Michael Ryan
- 3/21 Pamela Liascos
- 3/23 Panagiotis Chaffee
- 3/25 Natalie Becerra
- 3/28 Mary Andrews
Please note: All bulletin announcements must be received each week by 3:00 pm Tuesday to be included in the Sunday bulletin for that week.