Sunday Bulletin Sept.19 & The Start of Youth Ministries

Sunday Sept.19, 2021 Bulletin

Registration Forms
With Youth ministries starting up please make sure you register your children using the links below so we can plan accordingly, Thank You!

Youth Protection
If you plan on volunteering with children this coming year, please make sure you have completed your youth protection courses and background checks. Click here to learn more or email our youth director, Minas Tsambounieris, at to check your status.

Minas on Hellenic College Holy Cross

My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I was asked by our Ladies Philoptochos to share a few words on my experience at Hellenic College – Holy Cross where I graduated from this past May. I'm not sure that a short paragraph expresses my true experience of this magnificent place, or as I like to call it "The Best Place on Earth", however, I ask that you spare just a few minutes to read this short synopsis along with my short exegesis on the importance of this Sacred and Holy institution.

My Beloved, as the feast of the Holy Cross was just celebrated, many thoughts and beautiful memories came to mind from my years at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. My three years there as a seminarian were life changing and were some of the best years that I've lived. From spirituality, to academics, to community, and friendships, that are sure to last a lifetime, Holy Cross was a journey of my life that if I had the chance to do it over again I certainly would, without a second thought.

This Sunday my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ I ask you all to please support the second tray, which will be passed out by our Philoptochos to benefit our ONE AND ONLY SEMINARY in the United States. The seminary is of great importance to our Church and our Archdiocese because it is the "birthplace" of all our ministries and programs. This is where men train for the priesthood, or for lay ministry.  Without Holy Cross, we won't have a priest to read the gospel to us, or perform sacraments. Therefore, I humbly ask you to please support our Ladies Philoptochos in their efforts to support the men and women alike who are devoting their lives to serve Christ and His Church.

With Love in Christ,

Minas Emanuel Tsambounieris

Sunday Schedules
We have once again started our weekly Sunday schedules for Altar and Maidens of Christ. Please make sure you are attending services on your scheduled dates to perform your sacred duties. 

Upcoming Youth Events
  • September 19: HDF Parent's Meeting in the Library after service
  • September 21: Hope & Joy Kick-Off
  • September 19: GOYA Kickoff @ Brookberry Farm Lakehouse
  • October 23: Bee-Treat for children grades 6 -12
  • October 19: Hope and Joy Meeting
  • October 30: Hope & Joy Trip to the Panagia Prousiotissa Greek Orthodox Monastery

Click Here to Register Online

Other News & Updates

Our Church Nursery is still in need of volunteers for staffing on Sunday’s. Please contact Kathy Koutsoupias if you would like to be part of this very important ministry team.


This Sunday is the start of our annual Charity Food Drive. This is a great way to help our community. Please bring non perishable food items


Also, as a reminder, we would like the Sunday School students to sit together in the first pewes on the left.


Congratulations to Mrs. Irene Tseunis, who is the newly elected Vice President and to Mrs. Rosanne Six, the newly elected treasurer of the GPTO.


Greek School classes are taking place every Wednesday at 4:30 PM and finish at 6:00 PM. Only the conversation class will finish at 5:30 PM. 


Speaking of Greek School, I would like to announce that once a month, starting this coming Wednesday, September 22, during the Greek School hours, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, we will have a Parent’s Discussion Group meeting in the Hall. This month’s topic is “How to deal with our daily fears in the would of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Additional Greek School information:

Greek School MONTHLY Tuition for 2021-2022 school year is as following:

1 child $50

2 children $ 95

3 children $ 140

4 children $ 180

5 children $ 200

Tuition is to be by the 10th of each month from September - May.  Tuition payments may be sent to the church office or made by texting the wsgoc greekschool to 73256.

The Registration fee was $50 per child and was due prior to the start of Greek School.  If you have not yet paid the registration fee, you will need to pay the late registration fee of $70 per child.


For further information, visit

or email

Happening This Week

Sunday, September 19, 2021

8:45 AM Sunday After the Holy Cross: Matins & Divine Liturgy

+Memorial for Greeks in Asia Minor

+The Philoptochos will pass a tray in support of Holy Cross Seminary

+Coffee hour hosted by the Daughters of Evrytania

+Charity Food Drive

5:00 PM Goya Kick-Off Party at Brookberry Farm Lakehouse. We look forward to seeing all our GOYANs.

Monday, September 20, 2021

9:30 AM Warm-Up America

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

9:30 AM Adult Discussion Group

11:00 AM -12:00: Mother’s Discussion Group at Breakfasttime on Hanes Mall Boulevard

4:00 PM - 5:15 P.M. JOY & HOPE Meeting in the Breezeway 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

4:30 PM Greek School

4:30 PM Parent’s Discussion Group- Topic: “How to deal with our daily fears in the would of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Thursday, September 23, 2021

8:45 AM Conception of St. John the Baptist: Matins & Divine Liturgy

6:00 PM Paraklisis to the Theotokos

7:00 PM Adult Bible Study

Sunday, Sept 26, 2021

8:45 AM Falling Asleep of St. John the Theologeon: Matins & Divine Liturgy

+ 40 - Day Memorial for Susan Washinsky

+1 yr Memorial for Bessie Gallins & Reece Watson

+Charity Food Drive

+HDF Parent’s Meeting in the Library after Service

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