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SermonTimeless Exhortations - St Katherine Greek Orthodox Church


									                              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.
                                                                                                                   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: or Mary Pruitt:
 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 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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