Sunday Bulletin Sept.19 & The Start of Youth Ministries
Sunday Sept.19, 2021 Bulletin
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
- 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
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.
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 wsgoc.org/greekschool
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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