Sunday, 9/17

  • + Μετά την Ύψωσιν. Sunday after Holy Cross
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Tuesday, 9/19

  • Senior Christians Pot luck 11:30 am
  • Parish Council meeting 7pm

Wednesday, 9/20

  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, 9/22

  • Futsol game 6pm – 7pm

Sunday, 9/24

  • + Α’ Λουκά. 1st Sunday of Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Saints and Feasts

Sunday after Holy Cross

Sophia & her three daughters: Faith, Hope, and Love – These Saints were from Italy and contested for the Faith about the year 126, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Faith was twelve years old, Hope, ten, and Love, nine; each was tormented and then beheaded, from the eldest to the youngest. Their mother Sophia mourned at their grave for three days, where she also fell asleep in peace; because of her courageous endurance in the face of her daughters’ sufferings, she is also counted a martyr. The name Sophia means “wisdom” in Greek; as for her daughters’ names, Faith, Hope, and Love (Charity), they are Pistis, Elpis, and Agape in Greek, and Vera, Nadezhda, and Lyubov in Russian.

Herakleides & Myron, Bishops of Crete


Announcements

Memorial Service/Μνημόσυνo – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Artemis Kakaris (1 year), Ioannis Kakaris (14 years), Mary McNeil (20 years), Nicholaos & Ekaterini Aivatoglou (40 years). May their memory be eternal.

Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού Άρτεμις Κάκαρη (1 χρόνος), Ιωάννη Κάκαρη (14 χρόνια), Μαρίας Μακνήλ (20 χρόνια) και Νικολάου & Αικατερίνης Αϊβάτογλου (40 χρόνια). Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστοι και αείμνηστοι αδελφοί ημών.

Churching – 40 days baby-blessing of Sami Panagiotis Sverkos, son of Peter & Natalie Sverkos. Congratulations

Social Hour – Sponsored by Teli & Lia Kakaris.

Thank you – THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! On behalf of Philoptochos and all the beautiful children from For The Child, we sincerely say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Backpack Project this year. With your generosity, we were able to provide 130 backpacks and additional school supplies! Be assured that your act of kindness made a difference. “Education is the movement from darkness to light.”.. Allan Bloom

Upcoming 40 days baby-blessings – September 24 – Nicholas Daniel McMillan. Parents: James & Angela McMillan

Upcoming Memorial Services – September 24 – Asimakis Bouras (15 year), Ekaterini Bouras (2 years), Dimitrios Bouras (18 years), Georgios Bouras (6 years).

Altar Boys Meeting – Pizza and ice cream meeting at Big E. Pizza. On Sunday October 1st Immediately after Divine liturgy. Altar Boys are ages 7+

Philoptochos Rummage Sale – Time to get rid of your stuff! Philoptochos rummage sale needs your donations of gently used things from your closet and garage. You can bring your donations during regular office hours from October 1st through October 6th and drop them off in the church hall. Rummage sale is Saturday October 7th.

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

Jorge’s 2nd week of vacation – Jorge, our church custodian will be on his 2nd week of vacation from Saturday, 9/16 to Monday, 9/25.