Divine Liturgy and Other Services
Divine Liturgy 10:00am for the foreseeable future, with a Senior Liturgy Once a month (Seniors only, this month Sept. 8th at 10:00 am)
No Coffee Hour
Week Day Liturgies Most Every Wednesday at 5:45 pm. Please sign up using the sign up sheet listed below. See calendar for exceptions and other weekday Liturgies.
Feast Days in September: For Seniors, Sept. 8 at 10:00 am , Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, and Elevation of the Holy Cross Liturgy on Monday the 14th at 9:00 am, also a strict Fast Day on the 14th.
St. Philothea Re-opened on Pentecost. We will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy every Wednesday and Sunday to give more people an opportunity to attend.
We need 3 volunteers each Liturgy to take temperatures, light candles, usher and help set up and clean up. To attend the liturgy in person please sign up online. New sign-ups will be required each month. The September sign up sheet is available online HERE Also all attendees should familiarize themselves with the special requirements for safe worship in the Church HERE.
You may sit in the chapel or in Marswood Hall. You do not bring your own chairs as previously requested, since the hall is a sanitized environment and anything coming in has to be sanitized. We will use the vinyl chairs and wipe them down afterwards.
Liturgical Calendar Donor(s) Needed
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are looking for donor(s) for the 2021 Liturgical Calendars. The cost is $125. Thank you for your offering to our community.
“Chew and Chat” is scheduled for:
Tuesday, September 1st and 15th 6:30 - 8:30pm at the church
(first and third Tuesdays of every month from 6:30-8:30pm)
On August 28, for a service project at the church, they painted the Sunday school rooms beautifully, thank you. Also, thank you so much for Alan, Kate and Mike’s guidance. Sign up here online or with Kate McClain if you would like to host a dinner.
We thank all those who have generously contributed to this vital ministry throughout the year and especially Mike and Kate McClain for their untiring service to the students.
Stewardship— Please continue your Stewardship, as you are able and impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, either on-line or by check. Checks can be mailed directly to Kate McClain 1001 Kings Court, Watkinsville, GA 30677 NOTE: This is the correct address for the McClains. The address in the directory is in error.
See Kate McClain if you would like to get involved. We will be doing a COVID Social distancing event in decorated cars. Should be fun.
Parish Council Meeting: Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 pm. Steve Duke will be presenting the saint.
Be a Blessing
Monday, September 28th
Please consider lending a hand, a little or a lot, for providing dinners to the homeless.
Going forward, St Philothea will host on the 4th Monday of every month! We will need to provide a protein, a starch, a vegetable and a dessert. Sign up here. We will need to donate food, prepare it, and drop off the dinner. Please contact Kate and Mike McClain if you would like to join the team. You do not have to commit to every month but together we can do this.
You can sign up here:
All contributions are appreciated!! Please contact Kate and Mike McClain if you can contribute.
ACTS Food Bank
St. Philothea's scheduled to volunteer for the Fall is:
Tuesday, Oct. 6th & Dec. 1st at 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
See Fr. Anthony or Roy Stamey if you would like to help out, a little or a lot. Any and All help is always appreciated!
Monday, October 12th
The annual Golf Tournament helps raise funds to support the mission and ministry of St. Philothea and Bread for Life.
Please spread the word, ask local businesses for donations for door prizes, and get golfers, you can win tickets to the Classic Center Broadway Shows or Hockey Sky box. It is a fun event and a great cause. More information and registration here.
For a sample letter to share with your friends and business associates try this:
It's that time of year again and the St. Philathea Golf Classic is just around the corner. We will tee off on Monday, October 12 and conclude with a door prize drawing. Your generous donation in the past helped to create an exciting experience for our golfers.
Nurses Clinic Toiletry Collection
The Nurse’s Clinic provides low-cost medical care for under-insured or uninsured patients with chronic illnesses. Philoptochos is collecting items for the Nurse’s Clinic in Athens.
Items can be given to Karen Kimbaris or left in Fr. Anthony’s office. Please contact Karen if you have any questions about this donation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shampoo/conditioner Soap or Body Wash
Toothbrush and Tootpaste Chapstick or Vaseline
Deodorant Shaving cream and Razor
Body Lotion Wash cloths
Sunday, November 1st
The agenda includes the follow:
- Vote on budget
- Update on Marswood Hall
- Nominations for Parish Council
Please mark your calendar.
Sunday Diakonia - Volunteer Schedule
Thank you to our Coffee Hour Host and as we are a little short-handed, a friendly reminder to for the hosts to come in a little earlier to help set up and stay a little afterwards to help clean up.
Kurt needs help picking up bread from Publix and delivering it to the Salvation Army every Sunday.
Please see Kurt if you would like to participate in this important ministry.