DIVINE LITURGY 9:30AM
The mission of our beloved parish of St. George is to put into practice our Orthodox faith for our spiritual growth while creating fellowship and ministries for all the faithful. It should be our mission to spread the word of the Gospel and build harmony and love within the community and be the example of our Orthodox faith for our youth.
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship. Please join us after the Divine Services in our Fellowship Hall for our Family Christmas Brunch sponsored by our Greek School and supported by the Stoupakis(Koutelou) family in memory of their beloved family members.
Memorial Services Today For:
Stylianos & Marika Koutelou – 15 years. May their memory be eternal.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 The Nativity of our Lord
Morning Orthros, Great Hours, Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (with Holy Communion)….………………..8:00am
Evening Orthros, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (with Holy Communion)….…..........................................6:00pm/7:00pm
Wed., Jan. 1st – New Year’s Day & Saint Basil the Great……Orthros & Div. Liturgy 8:30am
Sun., Jan. 5th – Eve of Epiphany Feast Day ………….Orthros, The Great Hours, Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and Great Agiasmos……………8:30am
Mon., Jan. 6th – The Holy Epiphany Feast Day………….Orthros, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Great Agiasmos………8:30am/9:30am
Tues., Jan. 7th – Saint John the Baptist…………..Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30am/9:30am
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, December 22nd………Sunday School Christmas Pageant Greek School Hosts Family Christmas Brunch St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Vasilopita Sales
December 24th to the 26th…… Church Office Closed
Tuesday, December 31st ……...New Year’s Eve Celebration at St. George
Dec. 31st to January 2nd ………Church Office Closed
Thursday, January 9th …………Mommy & Me – 12:00PM
Sunday, January 12th ………….St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Community Cutting of Vasilopita
Sunday Memorials, Artoclasias and Other Blessings:
Please inform the church office well in advance of Sunday mornings for all memorials, artoclasias, 40 day blessings and other blessings so as not to disrupt the Divine Liturgy. If any requests or lists of names are received after the Great Entrance they will have to wait until the following Sunday.
****Additionally, in order to preserve the sanctity of the Divine Liturgy, please wait to light candles in the St. Nectarios Chapel at the correct time. If one arrives after the Great Entrance, they will have to wait until the end of Liturgy, while the Andithoron is being given out, to light candles in the Chapel.
Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared, according to the Holy Orthodox Church guidelines, may receive Holy Communion. Please allow our Sunday School children to receive Holy Communion first and wait for the ushers to dismiss your row.
If you wish to partake in the Sacrament of Holy Confession, please feel free to call the Church office or Fr. Peter to arrange a time.
Sunday School Christmas Pageant:
Today is our annual Sunday School Christmas Pageant. Our Sunday School children will participate in this pageant. We thank the Choir for providing us with beautiful music and songs. Please remember this is not a performance; it is the children’s opportunity to bring this miracle to life. If you choose to take pictures please do so with respect from the side aisles only. Thank you for your cooperation. We wish all of you a joyous Christmas season.
Will host their annual Christmas Family Brunch fundraiser in our Fellowship Hall, following the Christmas Pageant. The cost is $10.00 per person. Gift Baskets will be raffled off and the proceeds will benefit our Greek School program. Please join us for a festive and tasty gathering.
*******Pending interest, we would like to restart both the 12 year old and older Greek Conversation class along with the preparation for the NY State Regents/Ellinomatheia courses. If you know of anyone that is interested, please inform the Director, Joyce Logothetis, as soon as possible. There needs to be a minimum amount of students for the classes to begin. Classes will start in January and end in May. Exact days and times will be announced. Kindly email the student's name, age and contact information to email@example.com.
New Year’s Eve Party:
Ring in the New Year with fabulous food and entertainment right here at St. George! Please support our efforts and join us at our annual New Year’s Eve party which will take place on Tuesday, December 31st from 9pm – 1am. Music and entertainment by DJ Yorgo. Appetizers, Dinner, BYOB and raffle prizes! Reservations and payment in advance by December 22nd: $65 for adults and $35 for children 18 and under. After December 22nd: Adults $75.00 and $45 for children 18 and under. Doors open at 8:30pm. For more information contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or Morfia Sokolic at email@example.com. We promise a memorable evening so gather your friends and family and come ring in the New Year with the St. George community!
New Year’s Eve Grand 50/50 Raffle:
Ring in the New Year with excitement and a chance to win CASH!!! Please support our efforts and join us at our annual New Year’s Eve party where the Grand 50/50 drawing will take place on January 1, 2020 at 12:15am. Tickets are $50 each and only 1000 will be sold! Tickets are available at the church office and during coffee hour. REMEMBER, the more tickets that are sold, the bigger the cash prizes!!! Winner need not be present.
Security System and Office Computer Upgrades:
We are kindly asking for donations from our community that will be used to install a Door Access Control System on the church doors and for three new office computers. The cost for the new computers and installation is $3,300 and the remaining $6,700 is for the Door System. A new fob security system will be installed on the front glass doors, the metal doors by the downstairs kitchen, the glass doors in the gym and the rear metal gym doors. All this will greatly enhance the security of our building. Additionally, the computers in the church office are no longer efficient and this is interfering with office productivity. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We have a long way to go but we are very grateful to the following for their generous donations thus far: Mr. Evan Zaros, Ms. Dina Papadakos, The Orthodox Life Institute, Mrs. Linda Chelius, Mr. & Mrs. Nick & Lisa Marcopulos, Dr. Peter Salierno, Mrs. Morfia Sokolic, Mr. Evan Zaros, Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel & Maria Karras, Mr. & Mrs. Ross & Antionette Halkias, Mr. & Mrs. Sam & Maria Arvanites, Mrs. Helen Therianos, Mrs. Diana Pitsikoulis, Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Stella Kopellas.
Sponsor A Day Program:
In the New Year 2020 our ambitious goal is to meet our operating budget through Stewardship. It is estimated that the operating expenses of our church average to be $1,400 per steward/family. If this average were to be reached, then the Church would be able to pay all its bills only with Stewardship donations and no other monies. All other funds collected from candles, trays, raffles, fundraisers, etc. could be used towards capital improvements. One way to bridge the gap in the meantime is through our “Sponsor a Day” program. We encourage our parishioners to select a day that has special meaning to them like a birthday, feast day, anniversary or a memorial and make a $250 donation. All donors will be recognized on a calendar located in our atrium. We would like to recognize Nick and Lisa Marcopoulos for sponsoring December 6th in honor of the feast day of St. Nicholas and the Papadakos Family along with the Kyriazis-Loeser family for sponsoring December 12th in honor of the feast day of St. Spyridon. With the advent season upon us please consider sponsoring the following feast days: the Nativity of our Lord, St. Stephen, St. Basil, the Epiphany or St. John the Baptist. Please contact the church office for more information.