JOIN US FOR COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
We welcome everyone for Coffee Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following the Sunday School Christmas Pageant. Don’t forget to thank the children for today’s pageant.
INDOOR MASK MANDATE IN PLACE
Beginning this past Thursday, the Lowell Department of Health has issued a mandate that at all public gatherings including houses of worship masks must be worn by all, vaccinated and unvaccinated. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter for the health and safety of all.
FR TOM ASSUMES NEW PASTORAL ASSIGNMENT
Sunday, January 2, 2022, will be Fr. Tom’s last Sunday at the Transfiguration parish. He will be installed as the Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston on Sunday, January 9th. The Parish Council is in communication with the Metropolis to fill the vacancy left by Fr. Tom’s departure. Fr. Tom welcomes the opportunity to greet you before he leaves, though he is certain to find his way back to visit from time to time. See Fr. Tom’s letter to the community in the flyer section.
TRANSFIGURATION MITTEN TREE
In the Fellowship Hall is a Christmas ‘mitten tree’. We welcome your donation of new mittens, scarves, and/or winter hats to decorate the tree. As we have done in years past, these items will be donated to families in need. The tree will remain up through Christmas. Thank you for your participation.
PHILOPTOCHOS VASILOPITA FUNDRAISER
The Philoptochos is hosting a Vasilopita Family Luncheon on January 9, 2022 in the Family Life Center Hall following Divine Liturgy. All are welcome to attend and enjoy fellowship. The special gold pieces will be distributed at the luncheon to determine the gold coin winner. Good Luck! Special Vasilopita slices may be purchased for $20 each for a chance to win the golden coin! The profits from this fundraiser will benefit St. Basil’s Academy the Archdiocese home for children in need.
To participate please contact Pat Mahoney email@example.com or Soula Spaziani firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID PROTOCOLS REMINDER
As we continue to gather for worship, we ask that you follow the current CDC, state, and local guidelines as noted above. You are welcome to seat yourself as you enter the church. As you move around the facility, please keep social distancing in mind.
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. If you have taken a COVID test and are waiting for the results, please stay home until you receive your negative test result.
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.
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.
Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)
†Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos): In Loving Memory of Angelo and Toby (Olga) Eliopoulos from Peter, Nano, Caroline and Angelo
†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: In Loving Memory of our Father/Papou, George Koutsis - one year - the Koutsis & Dobi families.
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy Cross: In Loving Memory of John, Irene & Mark Gkolias