Angie Kontenakos, Dean Natto
Thank you to AHEPA for hosting this Sunday!
*Parish Oratorical Festival - New Date*
To accommodate a special hierarchical visit from our Metropolis Chancellor, His Grace Bishop Timothy, on April 2nd, we will be moving the date of our Parish Oratorical Festival to Palm Sunday, April 9th, after Liturgy. His grace will be accompanied by our friend Dn. Antonios Calash, a former member at St. George. We hope everyone will join us in welcoming His Grace on April 2nd and supporting our students on April 9th. Blessed Lent!
Greek School is Back!
The Greek School will resume today, Sunday, March 26, with a presentation to celebrate Greek Independence Day!
Final Lenten Meal & Lecture - Following Presanctified Liturgy (starts at 6:00 pm)
Thank you to everyone who hosted and will host a Lenten Meal!
Join us on Wednesday, March 29, for our final Lenten Lectures series!
On March 29,
we will have a guest lecturer, Mr. Stephen Wehr, from St. Mary's GOC. He will present on the topic "Work-Life Balance, the Scriptures, and the Holy Fathers."
Stephen will offer a presentation on how we can find a healthier work-life balance in our lives through the lens of the scriptures and church fathers. Stephen earned his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary (’97) and an MA in Religious Studies (“Christianity & Judaism in Antiquity”) at the University of Virginia (’01). He has also completed the diaconate program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (’20). In his career, Stephen serves as an Investment Manager with Wells Fargo Private Bank in Wayzata, MN, and holds the Certified Financial Planner designation.
Meeting ID: 869 2390 0556
Phyllo Dough - Your orders have arrived. Please pick them up in the Hall after Liturgy!
Fund-Raiser: Spring Plant Sale
In 3 easy steps, you can order high-quality, reasonably-priced plants for your garden, and Philoptochos will receive 30% of all sales.
1) Click on the following link: gertensfundraising.com
2) Enter store ID 764 to be taken to our private sales page.
3) Order your bedding plants, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, patio pots, and more, and know that you are also helping Philoptochos to further its charitable outreach.
Sales will take place through March 31, and plants will be ready for pickup at church on Monday, May 15.
Questions? Stop by the Philoptochos table in Fellowship Hall after church on Sundays during the month of March. Or contact Elise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Saint George Pioneers (55+) at the Como Park Conservatory!
March 30, please arrive by 10:30 am.
We’ll meet at the Conservatory and stroll through the many gardens and attractions, including the blooming indoor Sunken Garden, all at your leisure! We will then enjoy lunch and fellowship together in the Zobota Cafe (Lenten choices available)
Please RSVP asap to JoAnne Halatsis: 651-778-2485
Como Park Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul Mn 55103
Please arrange your own transportation. “Admission to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is free, but donations are appreciated. The suggested donation is $4 for adults” If you need assistance, your helper is welcome; wheelchair rentals on site: $10. Please let Krisandrea or JoAnne know if you will require a wheelchair.
Fanari (Youth) Lenten Retreat April 1 here at St. George!
Fanari Camp is excited to continue our Metropolis-wide Fanari Lenten Retreat. The retreat will be a day in the life of the camp, including: Worship, Orthodox Life, games, Song Night, and much more! This retreat is regional and will have eight satellite locations throughout the Metropolis.
The donations for flowers to beautify the sanctuary and epitaphion during Holy Week & Pascha may be made in memory of a loved one(s). Memorial names you remember with this donation will be listed in the Pascha bulletin. Please submit by Sunday, April 9. You can find the form in the Bulletin Inserts section. Thank you! Blessed Resurrection! Καλή Ανάσταση!
FocusMN Meal Update
Thank you to all who gathered on March 12 to serve our first Focus Meal of 2023. We were thrilled to have three new volunteers. Look to the April/May Glad Tidings for a recap, and save Mother's Day, May 14, to volunteer for our next meal at Focus House.
Lenten Pantry Drive
Throughout Lent, we are collecting shelf-stable soups/stews, peanut butter and jelly, boxed cereal, or individually packaged oatmeal for FocusMN. The drop-off box is in the parking lot vestibule. Thank you to all who have contributed thus far!
Loaves and Fishes Meal
Monday, April 3, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at St. Matthews Church in West St. Paul, 510 Hall Avenue. The ingredients for this meal have been generously donated by Mrs. Pitsavas in memory of her husband Basil, and her son John. May their memories be eternal! Please sign up to help serve this meal at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49ada623a0fcc70-april2#/.
Holy Friday Retreat
Join us on Holy Friday, April 14 from 11:00 am-2:30 pm for our annual Retreat! The service of the Royal Hours will begin at 9:00 am and will be followed by a session, lunch, a craft, and preparation activities. We are looking for volunteers to provide lunch. If you are able, please email email@example.com. RSVP by emailing Niko by April 1.
Engaging Orthodoxy Part 2 - Spring 2023
Join us for a 6-session advanced Catechism Course beginning on Monday, May 1, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. This is a continuation of the Fall 2022 course with new topics. The free course is open to anyone who has completed the MEOCCA Introduction to Orthodox Christianity course. (For more information on the beginning course, please visit https://www.stgeorgegoc.org/meocca.) Classes will take place in person and on Zoom. Topics include scripture, feast days, prayer, theosis, and more. There will be required readings for each session, which will be provided electronically. This course is made possible by funding from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Mustard Seed Fund. For more information, contact our Assistant Coordinator, Ann Woods, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is available here: http://bit.ly/3JJE6OS.
Parish Assembly Notification
Join us on Sunday, May 07, following Divine Liturgy for a Parish Assembly in the hall. You can also join us via Zoom: https://goarch.zoom.us/j/81224868853?pwd=eGlxOXhPaXg5QlNxcWxoZ25YRFdLQT09
Church Website Webmaster Needed
We are looking for a new webmaster to keep the St. George website updated with content, upcoming events, etc. If you are somewhat tech-savvy (we offer training) and are interested, please contact Fr. Perry. Thanks again to Nick K. for all of his efforts these past years, and we are looking forward to our new Webmaster!
Sponsor a Fellowship Hour
Please sign up to host a Sunday Fellowship (Coffee) Hour in 2023! Contact Elise Werger at 612-867-8047 (voice/text) or use this link for SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5ad2babff2-fellowship2#/.