Epistle: I Corinthians 4: 9-16 (pg. 1310)
Divine Liturgy: 9:30A.M.
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23 (pg. 1165)
Acolytes: Lucas Shoshilos, Nick Seretis, Emmanuel Pittas, Alex Peppes, Paul Dobrow, Alexi Argyros, Aidan William Soukas,
Narthex: Evans Agrapidis, Claire Melissas, Jim Coromilas
Ushers: Ann Barlas, Shelley Markoulis, Dimitri Markoulis,Arthur Kominos
Reader: Jim Coromilas
Greeter: Renate Lainis
Fellowship Hour: Daughters of Penelope
Prosforon: The Kiritsis Family,
The Komninos Family, The Bacalakis Family
August 13, 2017 10TH Sunday of Matthew
Memorials & Trisagia: A 40 day memorial for Maria Kiritsis, beloved wife to Nicholas, mother to Tom, Dino, George and Alex. Grandmother of seven. Beloved sister and aunt to many dear family members.
A 40 day memorial for Michael Kiritsis, beloved husband to Rita, father to Kathy. Grandfather of two. Beloved brother and uncle to many dear family members.
A 6 month memorial for Jordan Issackedes, beloved husband of Claire, father of Anastasia and her husband John, Helen and Nicholas and his wife Christine. Grandfather to Elizabeth, Alexandra, Jordan and Peter. Beloved brother to Theognosia and uncle to many dear nephews and nieces.
A 2 year memorial for John Komninos, devoted husband of Cleopatra, father of Tom and his wife Winifred and father of Marie. Grandfather of Jason and Michael.
A 9 day Trisagion for Emmanuel Pittas beloved husband to Irene, father to Katherine Peppes and her husband John and Michael Pittas and his wife Demetra. Beloved grandfather to Alexander, Emmanuel, and Nicholas.
A 2 year Trisagion for Elaine A. Bacalakis, beloved wife of the late Con; mother of Theodora Portelos (Vasilis), Nicholas (Brenda) and Andrew. Grandmother of Anthony Portelos. Beloved sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Eternal be their memory. Fellowship hour is sponsored by the Kiritsis, Issackedes, Komninos and Bacalakis families.
Theotokos Vespers: Tomorrow night, Monday, August 14th the beautiful and uplifting Vespers dedicated to the Blessed Mother, Mary the Theotokos will be offered at 7:00pm. The Artoclasia (Blessing of the Loaves Service) for the health and well-being of our family members will also be offered. We are in a fasting period through August 14th. Abstain from sin, the eating and drinking of animal products. Always consult your 2017 Orthodox calendar for details on fasting.
Dormition of the Blessed Theotokos: We commemorate the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Mother of God this Tuesday morning, August 15th beginning with Orthros at 9:00a.m.; followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10a.m. Philoptochos will be offering a light brunch in honor of the Theotokos after worship services.
Office Closed: The parish office will be closed on Tuesday, August 15 in observance of the Dormition of the Theotokos Feastday.
Bookstore: Have you stopped by to visit our bookstore lately? New volumes are being added and existing ones are worth looking at again. Enrich your spiritual life and learn our rich faith. Come and See!
Saint Nicholas is on Social Media! Like us on Facebook @stnicholasnj and follow us on Instagram @stnicholasgoc. To share your ministry’s events and activities email email@example.com.
Greek Festival: Please join us in helping Saint Nicholas once again proudly showcase its faith and heritage via our wonderful Festival, in which we were recognized as one of the top three in its category by 201 Magazine in 2016. Please respond by sending your name, e-mail address, and which station you would like to volunteer for in 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Greek Festival is September 22-24.
Couples Workshop/Seminar: Saint Nicholas will be hosting a couples workshop/seminar for anyone in a long-term relationship, engaged, newlywed or married for years on October 21st from 9:30am-4pm (free of charge). The interactive program will be led by Presvytera Kerry Pappas who is a licensed marriage and family therapist and works for the Archdiocese. For more info contact Mary Tselepis email@example.com or Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
Greek School: Greek School registration is underway for the 2017/2018 academic year. There are some still seats available! Greek School meets Fridays from 4:15pm – 6:30pm. The registration documents are located in the parish office reception area. Greek School will begin on September 15th, 2017 and the school calendar will be distributed to registered families later this summer. If you have questions, contact Angela Rokkos Bachardy at email@example.com or Demetra Pittas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Council: The August Parish Council meeting will be held this Thursday, August 17th at 7:30pm
Community Garden: We are seeking parishioners interested in creating a community garden at St. Nicholas. The garden will be run by and for members of our community. It will nourish us physically as we work outside and eat together from the garden, but it will also serve as a reaffirmation that we exist within a larger ecological chain. Anyone interested in further information and in planning the initial stages of the garden, please contact Billy Tsadilas at (551) 427 2805 or email@example.com.
Candle Money:Earn a convenient tax deduction record for your candle donations. Booklets are available for purchase at the Office or Narthex (Sundays). Candle money comes in a $2 booklet of 25 for $50; a $5 booklet of 10 for $50; a $10 booklet of 5 for $50 and a $20 booklet of 5 for $100. Candle money can only be used for candle donations. It is non-refundable, must be used for its full value and cannot be exchanged for cash.
Saint Nicholas Benevolent Fund: Saint James teaches that “faith without works is dead.” Giving alms (charity) is an act of faith through good works. Anyone can donate anonymously to this Fund benefitting a family or a person in need. Mail your donation check or drop it in the collection plate in our Narthex. “God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7). God bless you always for your open heart! You have made a difference! Contact Fr Bill for information firstname.lastname@example.org
Mortgage Burning: Participate in making Saint Nicholas debt free by pledging specific donations to this program. Further information can be found at the Narthex or contacting any Parish Council member.
Other Ways to Give: Please consider Saint Nicholas throughout the year in the following ways: Gift in Stock; Gifting from an Estate; Corporate Matching Programs; recurring gift payments via credit card or PayPal. Call the Parish Office for details.
Grandview LLC: If interested in assisting “friends of St. Nicholas” acquire additional property for church benefit please contact Nick Pirsos at Pirsos@verizon.net for additional details.
Parish Stewardship Status: Stewardship is composed of our personal offering of time, talent and treasure. Stewardship is not dues but is based on Holy Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments. Since time and talent offerings are more difficult to measure, one measurement of our response to God is our average “treasure” pledge per steward household. In 2016, we had 430 steward households that donated a total of $347,301 or 51% of our budgetary needs. To date in 2017, we have 241 steward households that have pledged a total of $233,610.