Trisagion Today: 9 months Christopher Genna, son of Joseph and Leslie Genna. May his memory be eternal.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters: Gloria, Niko, Christina, Kostas, Malina, John, Simona, Louise, Pete, Vincent, Rose.
Liturgy times: Summer services will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. in order to finish by 11:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly.
Council Members on duty today: Jim Georgopoulos and Jim Sperelakis
Prosphoro baking suspended until further notice in order to make space in the freezer. Thank you to all the volunteers who did such a wonderful job since Easter!!!!
Food Festival Committee Meeting: Monday, July 24th 7:00 pm. Volunteers needed at 5:30pm for organizing freezer.
All Hands on Deck! We are just days away from our annual Greek Food Festival and our second annual Greek Gyro Cart on Inn Street and we need your help! Please take a moment to click on the links below and choose a couple of spots to volunteer. Many hands make for light work and there is much to do! Our success relies deeply on the participation of both our parishioners and friends. Please share the link and invite your friends to join you and help us make this year's biggest fundraiser the best ever!
Greek Food Festival Sign-Up:
Greek Gyro Cart Sign-Up:
Sunset Boat Cruise scheduled for Sun. August 13, 6 – 8 pm, boat ramp at end of Plum Island point (near lighthouse). The boat cruise is kindly donated by the Charos family, and meant as a “Thank You” for all those that assist in the GFF and Inn St. efforts. All are welcome!
The Giving Tree – Can you help our tree grow? The Giving Tree is a way to raise money needed to cover the many costs of our very successful Greek Food Festival. A donation sheet and list of needed items is located in the Narthex. Once you make your donation, be sure to place your name on a flower or butterfly from the Narthex display and attach it to the tree found there. If mailed, we will do this part for you. Watch our tree grow with your generosity! We are grateful for any donation large or small.
UPCOMING FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS:
Rice Pudding: 7/26 (Eric Hansen)
Galotaboureko: 7/27 during the day (Andrea Jones and Maria Andriotakis Connor)
Plaki: 7/27 5:00 pm (Gina Dussi and Melinda Patrick)
The dates for the 2017 Greek Food Festival are Friday, July 28th--Sunday, July 30th.
Remember to visit our Gyro Cart on Inn Street!
“GREEK NIGHT ON INN STREET”
Thursday, August 3, 6-8 PM
Greek Music, Dance & Food
Come one, come all!
The 100th Anniversary Cookbook Committee needs your recipes! Please fill out a recipe form found in the Narthex OR go to www.typensave.com to type in your recipe following the simple instructions. User name is AGOC and the password is eggnog847. Questions should be directed toward Andrea Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ruth Riley (email@example.com). We hope to have one recipe for every parishioner. Thank you!
100th Anniversary Committee: Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30 pm in the Klidaras Conference Room.
Summer at St. Basil’s Ministries: Saint Basil’s Ministries offers its Monday Meal to all those who enter our church doors. The need for a hot meal or for companionship is constant; it knows no season. This ministry belongs to everyone at Annunciation Church. Consider coming just one Monday to help out. The children of the parish are welcome to come and help too. Cleaning out those closets? Saint Basil’s Ministries works directly with the Lighthouse Thrift Shop in Salisbury. We will take any bags of clothing or household items you bring to church to the thrift shop for you. The proceeds go to local charities.
Food Pantry Needs: We do operate a small food pantry for our guests or anyone in need. Most of the food in the pantry comes from donations we receive from the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Our great need is for small personal items like wrapped bars of soap, shampoo, tooth paste, deodorants and other personal care items. Of course, we are grateful for food donations also.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care: Our archdiocese has developed a family program called SOAK UP the SON. Each week a new activity is presented so you and your family can stay in contact with God. This is especially important during the summer months when there are no Sunday School classes. You can access SOAK UP the SON at this web address: www.family.goarch.org.
Annunciation Online: Please "Like" our Facebook page so that you may be kept up on services, events and activities: https://www.facebook.com/AnnunciationGreekOrthodoxChurch/
Thermostat settings: The Parish Council has determined an acceptable temperature range for the thermostats in the building complex. 60-75 in winter, 65-80 in summer. Please respect these settings!