His Grace Bishop Apostolos / Oratorical Festival

VENERABLE MARY OF EGYPT - FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
MARTYRS: MARK, BISHOP OF ARETHOUSA, CYRIL THE DEACON & THEIR COMPANIONS
MARTYRS: JONA, BARACHISIOS & THEIR COMPANIONS; VENERABLE CONFESSOR EFSTATHIOS OF BITHANY
Sunday, March 29, 2015
His Grace Bishop Apostolos / Oratorical Festival
Orthros
Tone: One
Ninth Eothinon: John 20:19-31
Divine Liturgy
Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14 (pg. 143)
Gospel: Mark 19:32-45 (pg.144)
Epistle Reader: Arlene Staich
Prosphora: Maria Smith (in memory of Neko Colevins)
Coffee Set-Up: Maria Smith & Mary Tervo
Coffee Hostesses: Mary Peters, Judy Frangos, Mary Lee LaRiccia
Parish Council: Alexander Goumas, Bill Marutsos, John Giakouminakis
Memorials: Neko Colevins, 40 days; Athanasios Angouras, 1 year
Organ: Collection: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Plainsong Mode I) Dismissal: Ashokan Farewell (J. Ungar)
Boys Team: Five
Next Week’s Team: One
Parish Schedule for the Week March29, 2015
Orthros
9:00 AM
Liturgy
10:00 AM
Sunday, March 29
Oratorical Festival (NO Sunday School)
11:00 AM
AHEPA Loukoumades Fundraiser
12:00 PM
GOBL Away Game (vs. St. Nicholas)
2:00 PM
Monday, March 30
Great Compline & Confessions
7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 31
Youth Choir Practice (Fireside Room – EC200)
Men’s Chant Practice
Women’s Ensemble Practice (Fotion Fellowship Hall – EC104a)
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1
Daughters of Penelope Baking
Bible Study (Fireside Room - EC200)
Boys Basketball Practice
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy & Confessions
Thursday, April 2
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Friday, April 3
Greek Language School
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
GOYA Night & Palm Cross Tying
Saturday, April 4
Saturday of Lazarus
Orthros
Divine Liturgy
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Sponsored Coffee Hour – May their memory be eternal:
In memory of Neko Colevins by the Smith Family; and in memory of Athanasios Angouras by the Angouras Family.
Dismissal Hymn of the Resurrection: Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος The stone that had been sealed before Your tomb by the Jews and the soldiers guarding did watch over Your pure
and sacred body. O Savior the third day You arose, and unto all the world did You give life, whereby all the
heavenly powers did proclaim that You are the giver of life. Glory unto our resurrected Christ. Glory unto Your
Kingdom. Glory to Your dispensation, O You alone who loves mankind.
WELCOME to His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia:
We are honored to have visiting us today our Metropolis’ Chancellor, His Grace, Bishop Apostolos of Medeia.
This is His Grace’s first pastoral visit to our parish since he was elevated to the rank of bishop. Πάντα Ἄξιος!!
Stewardship News – As of 3/24 – 311 Pledge Cards received, totaling $348,362 – Get your card in today!
We are reminding those of you who have not turned in your 2015 Pledge Card to do so as soon as possible. We
will have a Parish Assembly on April 26; where we will make very important decisions, affecting the entire
community. We hope that all of you will be available and eligible to attend and vote. If you have misplaced
your card, more are available in the Office or every Sunday near the Stewardship Board in the Community Center.
Myrrh Bearers needed – A service of honor and privilege, open to Sunday School students (grades 3-12):
Young ladies interested in being an important part of Holy Week and serving the Lord, should sign-up today
during coffee hour or contact Zoi White at 310-541-2561.
Palm Sunday Luncheon – Next Sunday, April 5 – Deadline to RSVP is TODAY!
Today is the last day to make reservations for next week’s Palm Sunday luncheon before the ticket prices
increase. After today, tickets will only be available as space permits. For reservation information, see Andrea
Ballas during coffee hour or contact her at [email protected] or 310-325-5002.
Gospel readers for Holy Pascha – Agape Service:
It is time for those who can read the Holy Gospel in languages other than English to contact Dcn. Kyriakos in
the church office to sign-up to read at the Agape Vespers. Come join us as we celebrate and proclaim Holy Pascha.
GOYA Night & the art of tying Palm Crosses – Friday, April 3 at 7PM:
Come join our Sr. & Jr. GOYA’ns as we prepare Palm Crosses for distribution on Palm Sunday. Immediately
after the pre-sanctified liturgy we will enjoy fellowship and a Lenten meal and then we will make Palm Crosses.
PARENT REMINDER – Sunday School Office, a safe and welcoming place for the little ones:
We are happy to provide access to the Sunday School Office for your children’s supervised use during church
and coffee hour. This room is an active office and resource/supply center for the Sunday School staff. The
equipment, drawers and toys/supplies inside the closet are for Sunday School use only. The children’s library
and toys left out in the buckets may be used by the children under your supervision. We appreciate your help!
St. Katherine Foundation Scholarships – Application deadline; Tues. April 14 at 5:00 PM!
Scholarships will be awarded on Sunday, May 17 after the Divine Liturgy in Church.
Philoptochos is offering freshly baked Tsourekia for Pascha:
To order a delicious, home baked tsoureki (or two) for your Pascha celebration, please stop by the Philoptochos
table during coffee hour or contact Carolyn Crossley at 310-483-3591 or [email protected] Each loaf
is $8.00 and will be available for pick-up on Saturday of Lazarus, April 4 or on Palm Sunday, April 5.
Koulourakia for Pascha – Daughters of Penelope:
Not so good at baking or just too busy? Don’t worry, Anthos chapter of the Daughters has your koulouraki
needs covered. To pre-order a dozen koulourakia, contact Helen Servetas: 310-379-9282 or [email protected]
Sr. Citizens – April 14 meeting and lunch – RSVP by April 6 REQUIRED (no “walk-ins” please!):
In celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection the Senior Citizens will have a special lamb shank luncheon at their
April 14 meeting, and fun too! Lunch tickets cost only $12. To RSVP call Anne Eliopulos at 310-371-4027.
ATTENTION! Parents of “out of state” college students – Our Seniors are offering Easter Care Packages:
If your child cannot be home for Pascha, the Seniors Citizens would like to send them a care-package. Please
call Anne Eliopulos (310-371-4027) no later than April 6 with your student’s name and mailing address.
Loukoumades Fundraiser in support of St. Nicholas Shrine in NYC – Get yours today… hot, fresh & delicious!
AHEPA’s Harry S. Truman chapter is sponsoring today’s loukoumada fry. Proceeds will help rebuild St. Nicholas.