Sunday, 7/23

  • + Ζ΄Ματθαίου. 7th Sunday of Matthew
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Wednesday, 7/26

  • Festival baking: Baklava 8:00 am

Friday, 7/28

  • Futsal League 6pm – 7:15 pm

Sunday, 7/30

  • + H΄Ματθαίου. 8th Sunday of Matthew
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Saints and Feasts

Ezekiel the Prophet – The Prophet Ezekiel (“God is strong”) was the son of Buzi and a priest by rank. He was taken captive and brought to Babylon during the reign of Jechonias. In the fifth year of this captivity, about 594 or 593 B.C., he began to prophesy. Having prophesied for about twenty-eight years, he was murdered, it is said, by the tribe of Gad, because he reproached them for their idolatry. His book of prophecy, divided into forty-eight chapters, is ranked third among the greater Prophets. It is richly filled with mystical imagery and marvelous prophetic visions and allegories, of which the dread Chariot of Cherubim described in the first Chapter is the most famous; in the “gate that was shut,” through which the Lord alone entered, he darkly foretold of the Word’s Incarnation from the Virgin (44:1-3); through the “dry bones” that came to life again (37:1-14), he prophesied both of the restoration of captive Israel, and the general resurrection of our race.

7th Sunday of Matthew

Pelagia the Righteous of Tinos

Announcements

We are happy to celebrate Divine Liturgy today, with Father Ioustin Capsa during Father Christo’s absent. Father Ioustin we welcome you with love and appreciation.

Father Christo’s Vacation – Father Christos will be out of the office from July 23 to August 5. For pastoral emergencies please call Father John Constantine at St. George church in Downey at 562-862-6461

Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos.

Philoptochos & Sunday School: Backpack project! – Every summer Philoptochos and Sunday school are collecting backpacks and school supplies for those kids are less fortunate. What you need to do? Simply buy a backpack and/or supplies and bring them to the church on a Sunday or weekday. The collection starts in June and will go on July and August.

In case you don’t have time to shop a $30 check will help purchase what needed. Please make the check payable to “Assumption Philoptochos”

Stewardship – If your name does not appear in the list, please return your 2017 Stewardship Card as soon as possible. Your Stewardship provides the foundation for our Parish Ministries for the year. Above all, your presence and participation in our community is most treasured.

Bookstore – Come and visit our bookstore at the hall during coffee hour. You may also contact Zoe Falley at 714-366-0001 or Voula at the church office at 562-494-8929.

Panagia’s Pantry – We are collecting:

  • Non perishable/canned foods
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets

Festival Baking Schedule – Get those aprons on and join the fun and fellowship as we prepare our delicious pastries for the festival! Everyone is welcome to come and help; even if it is for a few hours! We will be baking on the following days:

  • Wednesday, July 26 Baklava
  • Wednesday, August 2 Galaktoboureko
  • Wednesday, August 9 Paximadia
  • Thursday, August 10 Melomakarona
  • Wednesday, August 16 Kourabiedes/Karidopita
  • Sunday, August 13 Pastitsio
  • Wednesday, August 23 Diples

Start Time 8:00 am. Lunch will be provided

Contacts:

  • Voula (office) 562-494-8929
  • Yiota Beckas 562-235-1494
  • Kathy Bastas 657-464-0596

See you in the kitchen and thank you for making this a successful baking experience! We couldn’t do it without you!