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Worship Sunday Orthros 8:30 am & Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Confession (by appointment)
Weekday Services (www.stgeorgegoc.org/calendar)
Fellowship Hour Sunday following Divine Liturgy
Office Hours Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our Mission St. George Greek Orthodox Church is a Christ-centered community that: inspires faith and worship, cultivates spiritual growth and fellowship, and encourages benevolence and outreach.
Our Vision Ascending together to the fullness of Life.
Sunday before Holy Cross
9:30AM DIVINE LITURGY
10:30AM Sunday School Classes Begin - Blessing for the New School Year
11:30AM Philoptochos Meeting
+ELEVATION OF THE HOLY CROSS - STRICT FAST DAY
7:00PM Catechism - Introduction
1:30PM Bible Study
Sunday after Holy Cross
9:30AM DIVINE LITURGY
10:30AM Procession of the Cross
10:30AM Sunday School
11:30AM Church Picnic
Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18
Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
Sunday before Holy Cross
The Reading is from John 3:13-17
The Lord said, "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him."
Greeters: Paul Werger & Dean Natto
Fellowship Hour: Thank you to the Hattling family for hosting this Sunday.
It is with a heavy heart, but with hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we share with you the passing of +Marina Emms on September 5, 2021. Marina is the daughter of Thomas and Laura (Manos) Emms and the granddaughter of Michael and Christina Manos. May the Lord grant her rest with the saints and may her memory be eternal!
"Visitation will take place from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, September 14 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home (Roseville), 2130 N. Dale Street at County Road B. Visitation will also be held from 12-1 PM Wednesday, September 15 at the Roselawn Cemetery Chapel, 803 W. Larpenteur Ave, Roseville, with a celebration of Marina’s life beginning at 1 PM." Obituary: https://www.muellerbies.com/marinaemms
In-person classes will be held starting today, September 12.
The annual Church picnic will be hosted by the Kontinakis-Negron/Youso families on Sunday, September 19th at Highland Park Shelter. Come for food, fun, and fellowship! (Highland Park Shelter - 1200 Montreal Ave, St. Paul 55116)
Sunday, September 26, immediately following Divine Liturgy. Please email email@example.com to sign-up. Details to follow regarding cost!
Please let Fr. Perry or Julie know if you have any basil at home you would be willing to donate for the Cross-tray for the Elevation on September 14.
There will be NO vespers service on Monday, September 13 for the Elevation of the Holy Cross.
Bible Study continues Wednesday, September 15 at 1:30 pm with our study of Paul in his missionary journeys with Acts 16.1-20.38. We continue to meet via zoom for the time being. Everyone is invited to become a “bible buddy”!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/892wr889 Meeting ID: 853 5326 3744; Passcode: 691127; or dial +1 312 626 6799.
Family Camp is Oct 8-10, 2021. We are currently looking for up to 11 staff members. If interested, please contact Doria Saros at 612-825-9595 or Doria@stmarysgoc.org. The Family Camp theme is: “And He Shall Come Again!"
Join in welcoming His Eminence to Minnesota for an in-person and live stream event at St. Mary’s GOC in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 2 from 1-3 pm. RSVP at https://www.chicago.goarch.org/-/townhalls
Please return any festival yard signs, aprons, hats, or any other festival equipment to the church as soon as possible so they can be inventoried and go to storage – Thanks!
Join us on Saturday, November 6 at the home of Misael & Lisa Jordan for an evening of fun and fellowship. Please call Lisa at (651) 470-6705 if you can bring a dish to pass.
Please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.222.6220 if you do NOT wish to have a wall calendar mailed to your home.
Our MEOCCA sponsored, 12-week, Fall 2021 cooperative catechism course, Intro to Orthodox Christianity will begin on Tuesday, September 14, from 7-9 pm. The class is open to all; people interested in learning more about Orthodox Christianity, inquirers, catechumens, and current Orthodox Christians as well! The course is an excellent opportunity to deepen the knowledge of the Orthodox Christian Faith. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings in-person and via Zoom. Register online at https://forms.gle/zVV9mLbp7BJkUbqL9. Feel free to join for an individual session as well!
The annual gala in support of the Lyn Olson Medical Crisis Program will be held on September 19, 2021 from 3-6:30pm at the Korluka Equestrian Farm in Stillwater, MN. Tickets are on sale at https://one.bidpal.net/mcpgala2021/ticketing
On Saturday, September 25th, the Twin Cities Young Adult League will travel to Duluth and Gooseberry Falls. Please see this flyer https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s0A0LZsAgJnhvGnEhsq7d-56vTgxMGlQ/view for more information and to RSVP!
This in-person event will be held Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6-9 pm at St. Mary’s GOC in Minneapolis. All are invited to celebrate FOCUS’s work and reflect on the blessings of the past year. Small plates and refreshments; free-will offering – all are welcome!
The 5th annual Connect Conference for Orthodox young adults will be held in Dallas, Texas from October 8-10. For more information, visit connectorthodox.org, and please share with family and friends who may be interested!
Thinking of Family Camp this year? We hope so! Registration is now open! Here are a few important facts to consider as you make your decision:
Watch your mailboxes for the latest issue of Glad Tidings, which was mailed earlier this week. To read the digital version: https://tinyurl.com/tpa3aany
Please contact Fr. Perry or our Ladies Philoptochos if you or someone you know is in need (food, clothing, shelter, etc.). Our Ladies Philoptochos, Missions & Benevolence, Discretionary support, FOCUS MN, etc. are here to help.
This saint was a bishop in Italy. Fleeing from the persecution of Diocletian in 298, he came to Bithynia, where he went from place to place converting many from the idols to the true God. Because of this, one day as he was celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Archangels, they who worshipped wood and stones fell upon him and beat him to death with staves and stones.
Our 2021 Archdiocesan theme comes from Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, "…the greatest of these is love" (13:13). May we continue to fulfill our mission at St. George, especially through developing the gift of love.
$127,197 of $250,000 (through June)
As of July 30, 107 families have pledged $157,174 for the 2021 stewardship year.
Please consider submitting a 2021 pledge card and becoming active in our 2021 program today! Pledge cards are available on the candle stand. Please contact the office to have one sent to you, or print one from a pdf by clicking here. Pledge cards can be filled out and emailed digitally to email@example.com or mailed to the church office. We thank you for supporting the ministries of our parish!
Thank you for joining us in worship. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or this is your first visit to an Orthodox Church, we are pleased to have you with us. Although Holy Communion is offered only to baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians, all are invited to receive the Antidoron (blessed bread) at the end of the service. The Antidoron is reminiscent of the agape feast that followed worship in the early Church. One does not have to be of Greek descent, nor speak Greek, to be an Orthodox Christian and member of our parish. All people, of any background, are welcome to join the Orthodox Church. For those interested in learning more about the Christian Faith or becoming a member of our church, please contact Fr. Perry after services or at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 222-6220. You may also sign our Guest Book with your preferred contact and we will follow up. Finally, we hope you will join us in our hall upstairs after service this morning for fellowship and refreshments.