SCRIP PROGRAM: Purchase gift cards at full price and the Church gets a % from every card. You can even order cards from your favorite establishments. We can provide cards from grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, gas stations, pharmacies, and discount stores. The cards also make great gifts. If 40 families bought gift cards for all their groceries, gas, entertainment, and misc, St. Iakovos would make $16,000 a year. Just by doing our everyday shopping, we can help the Church make money. The possibilities are endless. If we don't have the cards on hand, they can be ordered. Stop by the table during coffee hour and look at the selection. See Joni Pamphilis for details, or ask any council member. You can also purchase gift cards during Church office hours. Monday-Friday from 9-2.
AMAZON SMILE: Shopping at Amazon can now help out St. Iakovos. Visit smile.amazon.org and choose St. Iakovos as the charity to benefit. You then shop Amazon just like you normally do. There is no cost to you, and after checkout a percentage of the sale will go to St. Iakovos. What better way to shop and help the Church at the same time!
LENTEN DINNER AND POT LUCK, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th
Following the Great Compline service Monday, February 19th, we will have our annual Lenten Dinner and Pot Luck. We ask that everyone bring a Lenten dish or desert to share.
*Lenten-containing no meat/cheese/olive oil.
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 19th year which runs from March 2018-February 2019. 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. We are in need of sponsors for: April, May, June, July/August, September, November, December/January ‘19, and February ‘19.
OLIVE OIL FOR ALTAR: We are in need of Olive Oil for the Altar. You can donate a bottle to the Church by dropping it off during office hours M-F from 9-2. You may also drop it off at the candle stand to any council member during any Church service.
WINE FOR COMMUNION: We are in need of wine for Holy Communion. There are two types of wines available for purchase. The cost of the bottles are $25 and $30. If you would like to donate a bottle please call the Church Office or see a Council Member.
Mr. & Mrs. James Flessor
Themi Gorman for the health and wellbeing of Bessie Kostidis
EPISTLE READING: If you are interested in reading the Epistle on Sunday please see Fr. Jim.
COFFE HOUR HOSTS: We are in need of hosts for coffee hour this year. Please see the signup sheet on the coffee hour table. Thank you to everyone that has hosted last year.
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 well being of your family and/or loved ones the cost is $70. Our next monthly Unction will be Wednesday, May 16th, at 6pm.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILY RETREATS: Sunday school parents and children please join us on Monday, February 19th, following the Great Compline, for our Family Night Retreat. We will have a pot luck dinner, so please let us know what you can bring. If you would like to sponsor the retreat the cost is $25. The events will include combined family activities and separate age appropriate retreat sessions. Included will be a very special educational session for parents led by Father Jim. For more info please see Fr. Jim or call the Church office. Please RSVP for our family retreat by Friday, February 16th that you can make it, and what dish you would like to bring.
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.