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SIXTH SUNDAY OF MATTHEW Stewardship 2011 Update – Pledges Received:404 - Total Amount Pledged: $417,339.00: We have now reached 98.2% of our goal. Many thanks to all of you who are helping to make this another successful Stewardship Campaign. You will be a big part of all that we accomplish in the coming years. GREAT MARTYR CHRISTINA, ATHENAGORAS THE APOLOGIST Jaime Zavala away on vacation until August 1: HOLY MARTYRS: KAPITOS, HYMENAOS & ERMOGENIS Our beloved caretaker, Jaime Zavala, will be away on a well deserved break. We thank Jaime for his dedicated hard work throughout the year and especially before, during and after festival. While Jaime is away we ask that Sunday, July 24, 2011 our parishioners and parish groups take special care to keep the facilities clean and to clean up as you go! Tasty Festival Fare Available: Stop by the Festival table and purchase dozen piece boxes of delicious frozen tyropita (cooked and uncooked Sermon: Timeless Exhortations available) as well as kourambiethes and melomakarouna. We also have packages of MISKO No.2 macaroni for Pastitsio. Refreshing beer & wine are also available by the bottle or case. Don’t pass up these great bargains! Festival Wrap-Up Meeting Today: Orthros Festival Booth Captains are asked to attend a Festival Wrap-Up meeting today in the Community Center, after Tone: Five Sixth Eothinon: Luke. 24:36-53 Liturgy. Planning for 2012 begins with this important meeting! Come ready to share your thoughts on what went right this year and what we could do better next year. Your ideas are key to improving our Festival. Divine Liturgy Save the Dates! Another wonderful session of Vacation Bible School is planned for August 22-26. Epistle Reading: Romans:12:6-14 (pg. 72) Gospel: Matthew 9:1-8 (pg. 73) St. Katherine Organizations – Let us Organize: Epistle Reader: Lucretia Watkins All groups using the parish for meetings or other functions need to fill out Room Request forms so that our Prosforo: Akrevoe Emmanouilides calendar of Church events (July 2011 thru June 2012) may be completed. As a reminder, Sacraments of the Coffee Hostesses: Irene Crossley, Sophia Deliyan-Steer, Mary Tervo Church take precedence over all other functions. Great Lent 2012 begins February 27 and Pascha will be on July Coffee Hour: Dina Andrews & Helen Andrews April 15. We request that no meetings be scheduled during Great Lent or in the few weeks before or after Parish Council: John Giakouminakis, Eleni Coate, Stephanie Vezzuto Festival. Call the Office for blank forms. Memorials: John Givens, 40 days; Emmanuel Giakouminakis & Aristea Xatzidaki, 40 days; Ernie Donlou, 3 years Altar Boys Needed all Summer: Trisagia: Maria Katsoulogiannakis, 2 years; Pantelis Katsoulogiannakis, 3 years The worship of God in the Orthodox Church continues all year long. Altar Boys are needed to assist in the Holy 40 Day Blessing & Churching: Patricia & Constantine Vasilios Aronis Altar during Summer Vacation just as they do throughout the school year. Parents, please make yourselves Organ Selection: Collection: Choralvorspiel (A. Reinhard) Dismissal: Allegro from Trio Sonata I (J.S. Bach) available to bring your sons as often as possible as well as on their scheduled days to serve God and our parish. Altar Boys Team: Four Next Week’s Team: Five Greek for a Week: Parish Schedule for the Week July 24, 2011 Be Greek for a Week… or at least practice the Greek language and learn more about the culture, each day from Orthros 9:00 AM 9:00AM to Noon each day (August 15-19), except on Monday, when we will start at 11AM, after attending the Sunday, July 24 Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Dormition of the Theotokos Liturgy all together! Like last year, sessions are open to everyone from 6 years old Festival Wrap - Up Meeting 12:00 Noon up to 99 years old. For more info contact George Vassilakis: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Pruitt: email@example.com. Monday, July 25 Senior Citizens Las Vegas Trip – September 25-27: Join our fun-loving Senior Citizen’s group as they travel to Las Vegas. For $150 you’ll get: 3 day/2 night stay Tuesday, July 26 at the Golden Nugget’s new Gold Tower, entrance fees to St. John’s Greek Festival, roundtrip travel via luxury Wednesday, July 27 Parish Council Meeting 7:00 PM coach, and includes tips, taxes & baggage fees. Book your spot today! Call Sophia Deliyan at: 310-449-1430. nd Narthex Memorial Wall Plaques: Thursday, July 28 Writing Your Life Story - 2 Wrap-Up Session 10:00 AM You are invited to memorialize the name of a loved one on the Narthex Memorial Wall. Plaques are priced at Friday, July 29 $400 and will accommodate 23 characters, including spaces. Order forms are available at the Information Stand. Saturday, July 30 St. Sophia Summer Camp 2011 - Campers needed and Counselors too! Two “action packed” week-long sessions are planned for July 31-Aug 6 and Aug 6-13 at the Camp Sealy Apolytikion of the Resurrection: Τόν συνάναρχον Λόγον campgrounds. The camp committee is also seeking highly motivated, responsible and enthusiastic young adults Eternal with the Father and the Spirit is the Word, Who of a Virgin was begotten for our salvation. As the to fill counselor positions. Both campers and counselor candidates may register (apply) online for either or both faithful we both praise and worship Him, for in the flesh did He consent to ascend unto the Cross, and death did camping sessions by visiting www.StSophiaCamp.org or by calling Whitney O’Regan at 562-522-1767. He endure. And the dead He raised unto life through His all-glorious resurrection. Sponsored Coffee Hour: Dormition Fast is Approaching – Paraklesis Services & Confessions available: Coffee Hour today is offered in loving memory of John Givens by the Givens & Philipopoulos families and in What better way to launch into the Dormition Fast, than with regularParaklesis services followed by confessions loving memory of Ernie Donlou by his wife and family. Additionally, today’s Coffee Hour is offered in on the evenings of August 1, 3, 8, 10 & 12? Paraklesis name sheets are available in the narthex, on which you celebration of the 80th birthday of Mr. Alex Chopelas by his family. The Chopelas Family invites the entire may list all those in need of prayers and healing. Please call the Office to set up your confession appointment. parish to help celebrate this milestone event with a slice of birthday cake and coffee in the Community Center.
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