SIGNUP SHEET TO SPONSOR ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOLY WEEK Our church encourages the underwriting of various items needed for services during Holy Week. There is a signup sheet for this purpose in the narthex. Thank you in advance for your generous gifts!
Copies of the HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE are available in the narthex. First service begins this evening at 7PM.
SUNDAY SCHOOL will meet again on Sunday, May 5, Thomas Sunday.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE THEOTOKOS ORPHANAGE IN CALCUTTA THIS SEASON Our fund-raising total has exceeded $300. Thanks to our Sunday School families who prepared spiced nuts and to all those who supported the fund-raiser by purchasing them! Sr. Nektaria, mother to 100 orphaned girls, has sent a note stating how moved they all felt upon learning of our active love on their behalf. She and the girls send us their love and prayers for a blessed Pascha.
VIGIL CANDLES IN THE NARTHEX Large, contained, unlit, white vigil candles are available in the stand in the narthex. These candles are often lit in memory of departed loved ones or for on-going prayer concerns. Suggested donation is $10 per candle. Please leave your donation in the tray. Thank you.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE COX FAMILY who’ve again made it possible for us to enjoy a fish meal together on this Palm Sunday. We appreciate your loving service! A minimum $5/per plate donation is suggested.
SAVE, O LORD, THOSE WHO LOVE THE BEAUTY OF YOUR HOUSE Sincere appreciation to Pat C. who came to clean the church last Friday and to Eleni, Marina & Claudia L. who have decorated for today’s Palm Sunday service and will be caring for other decorations during this sacred week. Thank you all very much for your sacrificial service!
PASCHAL EGG DYE is available in the bookshop for $2.50 per packet. Plus, there are some new items. We have Pascha cards, too.
WHAT WOULD OUR SERVICES BE LIKE WITHOUT OUR CHANTERS? We thank every one of our musicians who share their voices in worship of our Holy God especially during this intense Holy Week. Special thanks to Lambros’ leadership in this important part of our corporate worship!
READERS NEEDED FOR ROYAL HOURS ON FRIDAY MORNING AND FOR SECTIONS OF ORTHROS ON HOLY SATURDAY MORNING Please let Fr. Leo know of your interest beforehand. Thank you!
HOLY FRIDAY FLORAL DECORATION OF CHRIST’S TOMB Decoration led by Cathy Speronis will get underway at 11:30AM, following the reading of Royal Hours. If you can help cut and place flowers on the tomb, you are most welcome to participate. The more help, the better, as the tomb needs to be ready for the 3PM service. Thank you, Cathy, for your floral expertise and extra efforts!
HAND-EMBROIDERED WINDING SHEET Our church is the recipient of a large white and gold hand-embroidered winding sheet to wrap the Body of Christ when He is removed from the Cross on Good Friday afternoon. This is a sacred gift from Eugenia Kolkas’mother who lives in Greece. Our church is blessed to receive this loving gift!
FOLLOWING THE DIVINE LITURGY OF HOLY PASCHA (on Sunday, April 28 in the wee hours of the morning) we will have an afterglow Paschal buffet in the fellowship hall. Please bring your favorite non-fasting food(s) to share with others!
READERS ARE NEEDED FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE PORTIONS OF AGAPE VESPERS at 11AM on Holy Pascha. If you can read in other languages during this service, please let Fr. Leo know beforehand. Thank you!
OUR CHURCH’S NAME DAY, THE FEAST OF ST. GEORGE, will be celebrated on Bright Monday, April 29. Great Vespers on Holy Pascha evening (6PM), Orthros and Divine Liturgy to follow on Monday morning at 9 and 10AM.
REMINDER: HOLY PASCHA IS CELEBRATED AS ONE, LONG, HAPPY DAY From Holy Pascha through Saturday, May 4, Pascha is celebrated—no fasting during Bright Week (that means you can eat ice cream every day!)
NEW MOVIE ABOUT THE STRUGGLE FOR GREEK INDEPENDENCE is coming to Bangor Cinemas on Thursday evening, May 16. The movie is called “Cliffs of Freedom” and you can find a trailer for the movie on-line. Be aware, the movie is rated R for violence due to the nature of the theme. It is an action movie with a romantic element.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE “CLIFFS OF FREEDOM” show in Bangor on Thursday evening, May 16, (one showing only) you need to pre-buy your tickets this week. They are $12 each. Pat C. has made the effort to arrange the showing for which we thank her. It’s up to us, however, to purchase enough tickets to assure the showing will take place. A minimum of 40 more tickets are yet to be purchased. So, if you want to see the movie, please buy your tickets this week. Here is how to pre-purchase tickets: https://gathr.us/screening/28888 Thank you.
SUPPORT FOR RONALD McDONALD HOUSE, NYC The Greek Division of Ronald McDonald House New York, founded by Niki Sideris of blessed memory, helps to offer a loving "home-away-from-home" to many children from Greece and Cyprus, as well as Greek-Americans and children from across the globe and all 50 states. We encourage those who feel led to support the Niki Sideris Annual Memorial Walk-a-Thon (Greek division), which raises funds and awareness for those brave children as they battle cancer. Learn more and send a donation in support, if desired: https://www.rmh-newyork.org/events/greek-walk-a-thon