October 14, 2018 Sunday of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
Epistle: Titus 3:8-15 (pg 1357)
Divine Liturgy: 10:00A.M.
Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 (pg. 1211)
Acolytes: Alex Angelis, James Gougousis, Alexandros Christakos, Nick Saros, Connor O’Neill, Michael Maris, Damon Servidio Jr.
Ushers: Ann Barlas, Nick Karras,
Narthex: Evans Agrapidis, Claire Melissas, George Bayiokos
Reader: Manny Toskos
Greeter: Andrea Petronio
October 18th Feast of Saint Luke: Saint Luke came from the city of Antioch, probably of a pagan family. From his youth he applied himself to seek after wisdom and to study the arts and sciences. He traveled all over the world to quench his thirst for knowledge, and had particular skill as a physician and in painting. The Gospel he wrote shows his excellent command of Greek; he also knew Hebrew and Aramaic. He wrote both the third Gospel and the Book of Acts.
MR. / MISS GOYA Pageant: Last Sunday Stella Bayiokos and Manny Logothetis represented our GOYA in the Annual Mr. Miss GOYA pageant.
Saint Nicholas Choir: If God has blessed you with the love of singing then come, give thanks and serve the Lord. Participate in the liturgy by singing His praises and chanting our beautiful hymns. If you are inclined, contact Andrew Bacalakis at 973-427-7763 or email@example.com. No experience needed.
Learning the Liturgy Part 1: Next Sunday, October 21st, 2018 in lieu of the sermon, Fr. Bill will explain the Divine Liturgy (part1) by pointing out select aspects of what happens during the worship service. We begin instruction at 10a.m. sharp.
Religious Education: Religious Education classes have begun. Registration is still open! Contact Adora Nonas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973 697 9317 or go to our website www.stnicholasnj.org download the form bring it in or send it to our office ASAP! Or contact Fr. Bill - email@example.com
Philoptochos News: FOOD Donations: We are collecting nonperishable food items for the homeless. A basket is placed in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your support!
Harvest Glendi: The Ladies Philoptochos of Saint Nicholas invite you to our Harvest Glendi (formerly known as Fall into the Groove) with dinner, dancing and family fun catered by Ooh La La Catering with music by DJ Chris on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm in the Saint Nicholas Fellowship Hall. For reservations contact Chrissie Toskos at 201-788-2246 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tray Collection: we are supporting our Greek dancers who are preparing to represent us at the Metropolis of New Jersey’s ANNUAL GREEK FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL (FDF) in Annapolis, MD for the first time this January!
Greek Dance: Greek Dance practices have begun! Practices are held Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm for the junior dancers (ages 5-11) and from 7:30pm-8:30pm for the GOYA dancers (ages 12-18). All registration forms and payment are due November 1st. Aren’t sure about joining? No problem! Come try us out in the month of October! Any questions, please contact Christina Carmichael at email@example.com.
Please help support Greek Dance, and come to our first ever fundraiser event at Cyclebar (Boulder Run), in Wyckoff on Friday, October 26th, 5:30pm to 6:15pm! 48 spots, only, are available, RSVP now! Join us for the action, fun, great music and spin with us! First come, first serve. RSVP BY: Oct 17th. Questions? Reservations? Please contact Christina Carmichael at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Greek Language Classes for Adults: The AHEPA Modern Greek Language Program for Adults began its Fall Semester classes. For registration information and class schedules, please contact Niko Spiridakis at email@example.com .
Parish Council Meeting:Themonthly Parish Council meeting will be held this Thursday at 7:30pm in the conference room.
Daughters of Penelope: The DOP is selling fresh balsam fir Christmas Wreaths until Tuesday, October 31st. These low-priced wreaths make great gifts, can be shipped anywhere in the 48 contiguous states and will be delivered in time to decorate your home for the Christmas holiday. Please visit our table after Liturgy in the Fellowship Hall to see a sample wreath and place your order."
The Orthodox Ladies Prayer Group: All ladies are welcome to join our prayer meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evening of each month at 7:30pm in our Theotokos chapel. We spend a dedicated time of informal prayer for our nation, church community, families and friends. Not only are we seeing countless answers to prayers, but this intimate time of fellowship together is encouraging and deepening our own faith. Please feel welcome to join us anytime. All prayer requests are kept confidential. Call the church office or Irene Ayvas 201-803-2307, with any prayer requests you want added to our list or submitted to the “Email Prayer Chain”. “Email Prayer Chain”: It’s simple and powerful. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, email Irene Ayvas at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email contact info or call 201-803-2307.
Missing Any Eyewear? A pair of prescription eyeglasses have been found and returned to the parish office. Call 201 652 4774 or email email@example.com
GIVING TREE/MORTGAGE BURNING CAMPAIGN: saint nicholas CHURCH CAN be mortgage free by 2020- you can make it happen! Various giving levels are available: you can leaf your donation!or show your love - donate a dove! Or be not forlorn, give an acorn! Be the first on your block and donate a rock. Be a hunk and give a tree trunk! But seriously….you can always remember a loved one by donating to the giving tree or post a scriptural message. We are at about 30% of our goal.
Other Ways to Give: Please consider Saint Nicholas throughout the year in the following ways: Gift in Stock; Gifting from an Estate; Corporate Matching Programs; recurring gift payments via credit card or PayPal. Remember our parish in your last will & testament. Call the Parish Office for details.
Matching Gift Program: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Saint Nicholas stewards to maximize personal contributions to our church and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift program, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution. For more information contact Mary Aletras at firstname.lastname@example.org . Check with your employer to see if they will match a donation to our St. Nicholas.