WELCOME FR. CONSTANTINE
We welcome Father Constantine Efstathiou celebrating Divine Liturgy with us this Sunday. Father Constantine is Priest Emeritus at Nativity of Christ Orthodox Church in Novato, CA. We are honored to have him with us today.
Father Ion is visiting Mt Athos this week, returning May 20.
Father Constantine Efstathiou will be with us the weekend of May 13-14. Father will be available to hear confessions on Saturday, May 13, before Vespers, 4-5pm. If interested, please call Charles to set up an appointment time for confession.
SUNDAY SCHOOL UPDATE
Sunday School will meet this Sunday for both levels. The younger group is beginning a new unit: "Lamp Unto My Feet: Reading the Bible as Orthodox Christians."
SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION THIS SUNDAY
The Orthodoxy 101 Class will not meet this Sunday. Instead, God willing and with the blessing of Gerontissa Markella, a slideshow of the Monastery of the Life Giving Spring will be shown during the coffee hour on Sunday.
SERVING THESE SUNDAYS
In Honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, the men of our congregation will be serving lunch at coffee hour. Please join us for fellowship, good food and relaxation.
The teams on duty these coming Sundays are:
Welcoming: Rania Zavitsanos
Parish Council Member: Euthimios Saites
Welcoming: Anthony Zavitsanos
Parish Council Member: Christina Pressas
Fellowship: Team 3 (Orange) - always on 3rd Sunday of the month.
On behalf of Tiffany Yant and her family, Philoptochos would like to thank the community and friends for the generous support of our sister Tiffany. As a result of your generous gifts, we achieved our goal three times over and were able to help the family catch up, and Tiffany was able to receive the holistic cancer treatments which she needed. It is truly a blessing to give. On Sunday, May 21st, Tiffany's mother Connie and family will be visiting the parish. Father will offer special prayers for Tiffany's healing, which will be followed by a fellowship and cake to celebrate Tiffany, welcome her family, and thank our amazing community.
Philoptochos next board meeting will be on Sunday May 21st all board members are required to attend.
· Board Elections also Sunday May 21st, you must be in good standing with the chapter to vote.
Just a reminder that our chapter is conducting their membership drive, please take a moment to join. Your vote of confidence and support help to further the embrace of this small but dynamic chapter doing His good works in our church, civic, national, and global communities.
On Monday May 8th, I- Help served 23 homeless men a delicious hot dinner. Many volunteers from Saint John's showed up to cook, set up, serve and visit with the men. The dinner was very successful and the men were very appreciative. This is the second dinner we have provided for I -Help and we will continue with more in the near future.
VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL THIS JUNE
Vacation Church School 2017
BEHOLD THE LIGHT
Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
Monday, June 26th – Friday, June 30th
8:30am – 12:30pm Grades K- 8th
Early Registration April 1 – May 14
Register online: stjohn-monterey.org/youth-ministries/vacation-church-school
For more information contact Joan Ioannou: email@example.com
BENEFIT DINNER FOR THE LGS MONASTERY
On Sunday, May 21 at 4:30 pm the parish of St. Lawrence will be hosting a fundraiser dinner for the Monastery of the Theotokos, The Life Giving Spring. Everyone is invited to come support Gerontissa Markella and the sisterhood in the beautiful and much needed building expansion project. Tickets are $70 for adults and $35 for children. The choice of a meal is Salmon or Chicken. Guest Speaker will be His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas. If you are not able to attend, please consider making a donation and purchasing tickets for the raffle.
To purchase your ticket, please contact Presbytera Ana - firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA CRUZ GREEK FOOD FAIRE
Prophet Elias hosts the 11th annual Santa Cruz Greek food Faire
May 19, 20, and 21, 2017
Located at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 223 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Friday, May 19: 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, May 20: 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday, May 21: 12 pm to 7 pm
Free Admission. For information call 831-429-6500 or visit www.livelikeagreek.com