From Fr. Anthony - Office Hours
The Church's office hours are 9-5 Monday-Friday, and you can stop by to speak with the office staff any time during those hours. If you have a specifically Church-related question, you should speak with Susan Solo, who is in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. If you need to meet with me, however, it's best to call first, as I may already be with another appointment, and am frequently called away to other visitations and appointments. If you prefer, I am happy to arrange a time in advance if you prefer. Please note that I am available for hospital visitations, but hospitals no longer give patient information to clergy. Please call me, or have someone in your family call me, so that I can come to visit you.
We ask that the doors of the Narthex be closed and no one enters the Church during the following portions of the service:
Epistle, Gospel, Sermon, Great Entrance, Creed, Consecration, and Lord's Prayer.
Please be respectful of the prayer and attention of those who are in the Church as you enter.
When it is time for Holy Communion, please remain in your pews until the young people of the Sunday school have finished receiving Communion. When they are finished, the Parish Council will usher you forward by row.
Epistle Reader Today: Altar Boy
Our Orthodox Life Bible Study will continue this Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6:00-7:00 pm, in the Library. All are welcome to attend!
The Ladies of Philoptochos will host its annual Vasilopita Luncheon next Sunday, January 20, following the Divine Liturgy. Tickets are available by calling the Church office, at the Reservation Table, or online. Adults 12 years & up: $15.00; children 11 & under: free. Please make your reservations early. Thank you.
Vigil for the Feast of Ypapanti
Please note that, for the Feast of Ypapanti, we will be doing an all-night Vigil starting at 7 pm on Friday, February 1st. We expect to begin the Divine Liturgy around 1:30/2 am the morning of February 2nd. While all the Faithful of St. George are welcome to attend the entire service, the intent of this event is to give an opportunity for all of us to experience our worship at its fullest. For this reason, we are bringing several chanters of the highest caliber to lead the singing of the services - even if you can't attend the entire Vigil, we urge you to attend for a few hours Friday evening, or at the least, to watch the live stream of the Vigil on the parish website and Youtube channel.
Godparent Sunday Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, February 3, in lieu of Coffee Hour, we will have a Pancake Breakfast following Divine Liturgy. Please have your children invite their godparents that day.
Again this year, we will hold a Superbowl Party on Sunday, February 3. This event is $10.00/pp at the door. Please RSVP to the Church office so we'll know how many for food and seating. Doors open at 4:30 pm!
Ladies of Lydia Valentine's Day Party
The Ladies of Lydia will host its Valentine's Day Party on Friday, February 8, from 7:00-9:00 pm, in the Apollo hall. Flyers are at the Literature Rack. You can now purchase your entry ticket for $5.
Monastery Bake Sale - Thank You
Your donations toward the bake sale to benefit Holy Trinity Monastery on December 23 raised $3,008.00. Thank you to all who baked, wrapped, and sold these goodies.
Philoptochos Sponsors / Membership
Please pay your sponsorship for the Vasilopita luncheon and your yearly membership dues to Maria Kostaras. Thank you.
Scholarship Information Available
AHEPA scholarship applications are available to you at the Literature Rack in the hallway of the school. You can also find a link to these applications on our website, under Sunday school.
If you currently do not use offering envelopes, but would like to start in 2019, please contact Susan in the office.
FOCUS Detroit Bags of Food for Needy Schoolchildren - Volunteers and Donations Needed!
Please note the new day and time - the third Thursday of each month!
Please use the link below to get to the sign-up sheet for this monthly event. You will notice that you can now sign-up all the way through May if you'd like. Please remember to list how many from your family will be coming to help out. Our goal is to provide enough supplies for all the bags ourselves!
Please consider donating any of the following: Boxes of individual oatmeal packets - Cereal bowls or small individual cereal boxes - Fruit cups - Individual Cheez-Its or Goldfish bags - Mac & Cheese Cups - Chef Boyardee/Spaghettios pop top cans or cups - Ramen Noodles - Fruit snacks (the kind with real fruit juice and added Vitamin C 100%) - Cereal bars or ganola bars.
Please call Eleni Gikas at 313.300.4903 to let her know what you plan to donate, or if you prefer to make a cash donation. All donated items can be dropped off in the Activity Room. Our next meeting date will be THIS THURSDAY, January 17, at 6:00 pm.