JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP
Everyone is welcome to join the Fellowship Hour following services for coffee and conversation! We encourage social distancing during coffee fellowship and encourage everyone to continue to act in responsible a manner to ensure the health and safety of all.
Traditionally we offer a Paraklesis or Suplication Service during the first 15 days of August. During this service we pray for the health and well-being of others. If you would like to submit names of the living to be remembered during the service, please submit them to the church office or bring them to services. A form is included in the flyer section below. Please consult the calendar below for service days and times of the services.
SERVICES FOR THE FEASTDAY OF THE PARISH
On Friday, August 6, we will gather to celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, the feastday of our parish. We will offer Great Vespers the evening before, on Thursday, August 5, at 7pm followed by a reception. On the 6th, we will gather for Orthros 8:30am and Divine Liturgy 9:30am. A light reception will follow. We look forward to seeing you at the services.
CHOIR TO RESUME IN FALL
The Choir needs you! We thank our wonderful chanters, Patty and Melanie, for covering for us during these difficult COVID times. Thankfully, with vaccinations in place, we are looking to start up the choir again in the fall. We are in desperate need of voices! Please join us, no experience necessary. We will be hosting a couple of rehearsals before we get started to allow all new members to get familiar with the music. Bring friends, family, children, and whoever you think would like to sing! The rehearsal dates will be announced shortly. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our director, Stephanie Gulezian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or our organist, Marc Gulezian, at email@example.com.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHING OPPORTUNITY
The Transfiguration Sunday school Ministry is looking for enthusiastic individuals to teach our children and young adults beginning this coming Fall for the year 2021-2022. This opportunity encourages creative ideas using art and technology to short class lessons. The teaching staff always share ideas and support one another during the year.
We would like to welcome you to our team! For more info contact Corrine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPENING PROTOCOLS FOR CHURCH CONTINUE
The opening of the church for services continues to expand. We ask that you follow the CDC guidelines. Those who are vaccinated, masks are optional. Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue mask usage to help protect themselves and others, especially our children. Through the summer we will continue with pew spacing. You are welcome to seat yourself as you enter the church. As you move around the facility, please keep social distancing in mind.
We are excited to welcome you back for worship as you feel comfortable. We are also excited to begin reinstalling many of our ministries and events. Please offer your assistance as we begin the process of ramping up our calendar.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
Keep two dates in mind. 1) The annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 18. More information will be mailed during the next couple of weeks about playing and underwriting the event. 2) After great success with our ‘Grecian Food Festival – Drive Thru’ event at the beginning of June, we are discussing holding another event in mid-October.
CHECK OUT OUR INSERTS AND FLYERS
Weekly, in the section following the announcements you will find inserts and flyers about special events and ministries. Please make sure to check out this section.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
The office will be changing the hours to summer hours – Mondays in July and August will be closed. Tuesday through Friday the office will be opened 9:00am to 1:00pm.
WATCH SERVICES ONLINE
Worship services continue to be live streamed through YouTube at www.youtube.com/transgoc. A weekly listing of services can be found on our website www.transchurch.org and listed on the calendar found in this bulletin.
Some still do not feel comfortable physically attending services, but would still like to light a candle or support the parish. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. We encourage your continued use of our secure online giving platform for single or repeating donations, https://transchurch.churchgiving.com. Of course, you are still welcome to mail in a check to make your donation.
1) To light a vigil candle, please contact Pat Mahoney (email@example.com or 978-436-0998) or the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-458-4321). Pat will make sure that your vigil candle is lit for you. Donation: $10. As with all donations, you can mail in a check or you can make a donation online.
2) You are able to make your stewardship, weekly basket offering, candle, memorial, special event, or general donations by using our secure website. Your donations help support the ministries of the parish.
Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)
†Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos): In Memory of those who have died during the pandemic and for the health of those recovering. - Chuck and Amelia Karayianis
†Vigil Light at the Icon of Christ: In Loving Memory of Deborah Victoria Skrekas and George Skrekas
†Vigil Light at the Theotokos: In Loving Memory of Ioannis "John" Zaralidis from his family
†Vigil Light at the Icon of the Forerunner: Available
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy Cross: In Loving Memory of Peter Stavrou. May his memory be eternal.