FR JIM PLANNING PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LANDS AND TURKEY IN OCTOBER 2019.
Fr Jim, along with Fr. Apostolos Georgiafentis of St Demetrios in Chicago, are tentatively planning a 2 week pilgrimage to visit Holy sites in Jerusalem and Turkey. The trip is finalized and will take place September 30th through October 14th. Among the sites to be visited will be: The Holy Sepluchre, Bethlehem, The Jordan River, The Church of the Annunciation, The Sea of Galilee, Agia Sohpia, The Ecumenical Patriarchate, Cappadocia, Gethsemane, the Dead Sea, and Cana Price is $3,999, but will be inclusive. This will be a journey of a lifetime and a pilgrimage of the soul. There are only 12 spaces available. If you are interested or for more info please see or call Fr. Jim.
FROZEN SHRIMP AVAILABLE: Frozen Gordon Choice Oriental-Style Butterflied Fantail Breaded Shrimp, $30 per unopened box – approximately 55 pieces of shrimp per box. Expiration date of March 2020.
ROAD CLOSING: Please note that 700N will be closed until November from 149 to 50. Please see an alternate route to the Church. If you have any questions on routes to take feel free to call the Church Office.
SPONSORING HOLY UNCTION: During this sacrament we use 7 of the red vigil candles, if you would like to sponsor the service by purchasing the candles for the health and wellbeing of your family and/or loved ones the cost is $70.
TRIVIA NIGHT: Mark your calendars. Our next trivia night will be August 24th. Doors open at 6:30pm. If you would like to register a team please do so by August 21st. We are also in need of volunteers to help with the trivia night.
CHANGE FOR THE CHURCH: We are still collecting piggy banks for our Change for the Church program. All change collected will go into the building fund to help build our Church.
EPTISLE READERS: If you are interested in reading the Epistle during Liturgy please contact Fr. Jim for more information.
KOLIVA FOR MEMORIALS: Themi Gorman has so kindly offered to make Koliva for Memorials within the Church. The cost is $50 for the small and $75 for a large tray. If you would like more information, please call the Church office or see Fr. Jim.
UPDATES FOR CHURCH DIRECTORY: If you have recently moved, changed your phone number, or have a new email please let the Church Office know. You can call Monday-Friday from 9-2 with your updated information. Thank you.
LOFT SPONSORSHIP: Each issue of our monthly Parish Journal “The Loft” has been sponsored for the last seventeen years! We are currently accepting sponsors for our 20th year which runs from March 2019-February 2020. Sponsorship is $135 for families and $200 for businesses. Issues may be dedicated in honor of a special occasion, in memory of friends and family members who have fallen asleep in the Lord, or for those who just wish to support our monthly Parish journal. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming issue or future issues please contact Fr. Jim or call the Church Office at 462-4052. Thank you again to everyone that has sponsored. If you would like to sponsor for our 20th year please call the Church Office or see Fr. Jim. We are in need of sponsors for October, November, December/January, and February ’20.
BAKED GOODS NEEDED: Homemade baked goods (preferably Greek and Ethnic) are needed for our Greek Fest on all three days September 20, 21, and 22. All parishioners are asked to bring baked goods to be sold at our Greek Fest bakery. All donations are greatly appreciated.
10th Sunday of Matthew; Return of the Body of Bartholomew the Glorious Apostle; Titus the Apostle of the 70; John the Cappadocian, Epiphanius and Menas, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Holy Father John of Carpathia; Ebba, First Abbess of Coldingham