GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010 – Vol. 35 #16 Rev. Fr. John Vlahos Office: (516) 671-5200 Fax: (516) 671-5205 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.resurrectiongoc.org *** Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13 pg. 127 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17 pg. 128
A BLESSED NEW YEAR FROM FR. JOHN, FR. MILTON, AND THE PARISH LEADERSHIP! CHURCH ORDER: Paula Savvinidis, Kyriakos Demou, John Panagopoulos, Jim Gabriel, Costas Fakiris, Sam Panageas, Anne Alexandrou. ALTAR SERVERS: James Denslow, Costas Fakatselis, Christopher Gabriel, Argirios Nickas, Nicholas Anderson, Alexander Cavanaugh, Nebiyou Getahun, Nicholas Tiglias, Philip Verveniotis, Christos Aniftos, Stavros Asprou, Constantine Hartofilis, Dean Mylonas, Jonathan Nikolaidis, Chistopher Papantoniou, Louis Tiglias. COFFEE HOUR: Eleni Plactere, Patti Averopoulos, Nicole Karousos, Vicki Cavanaugh, Kristina Johnnidis, Despina Albanes. WE COMMEMORATE the forty day memorial for Chris Papargyriou beloved husband of Katherine, and father of Christian and Katherine. Eternal be his memory! WE COMMEMORATE the two year memorial for Irene Papargyriou, beloved mother of Chris and Katherine and grandmother of Christian and Katherine. Eternal be her memory! WE COMMEMORATE the eighteen year memorial for Aris Papargyriou, beloved brother of Chris and Katherine and uncle of Christian and Katherine. Eternal be his memory! WE COMMEMORATE the forty day memorial for William Donnelly IV, beloved son of Vicki and William Donnelly, husband of Linsey, and brother of Rebecca and Melissa. Eternal be his memory! THE ALTAR KANDILI, THE COMMUNION WINE, AND A PROSFORON are offered by Irene Mason in loving memory of Will. TODAY IS THE SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY. TODAY WE COMMEMORATE St. Polyeuctos the Martyr of Meletine in Armenia; St. Eustratios
the Wonderworker; St. Peter, Bishop of Sebaste, brother of Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa.
UPCOMING SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Wed., January 12th Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary 7:00 pm Adult Sunday School 8:00 pm *** TODAY!!! THE PARISH COUNCIL OATH OF OFFICE is administered for the newly elected Parish Council that will lead the Parish during 2011. We welcome new members Lewis Bazakos and Kostas Zahariadis. Jamie Catacosinos retires from the Council after more than ten years. Alex Ipiotis retires from the Council after seven years. The Council and the parish thank them for their many years of devoted service. ALL REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL are due on Sunday, January 16th. Sunday School students in grades 7th – 12th should drop off their registration forms by 10 am in Mrs. Vivian Casil Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Any questions, speak to Vivian Casil at 759-1148. BEST SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS attendance for the month of December is: First place: Mrs. Bellidoro's and Mrs. Hartofilis' Nursery class; Second place: Mr. Verveniotis' ninth grade; Third place: Mrs. Tsontakis-Mally and Mrs. Vlavianos' first grade.
ST. CATHERINE’S PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS NEXT SUNDAY ---Vasilopita Luncheon, January 16, 2011, to benefit St. Basil’s Academy, a home for children in need. Please support this ministry by attending. JANUARY IS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE month. You should be receiving your membership letter in the mail any day now. Please consider joining St. Catherine's Philoptochos and helping support our many important causes. For more info, call Maria at 917-541-4444. NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP GATHERING----Tuesday, January 25, 2010. A crowd favorite, Our annual Q & A with Father John, at the Church. Please see attached flyer. WE HAVE CHOSEN OUR NEXT BOOK for our Orthodox book club. It is titled Dear and Glorious Physician, A novel about St. Luke, by Taylor Caldwell. Books may be ordered through the Church Book Store during coffee hour.
JOY NEWS: We need to know if there are Joy girls or boys interested in playing basketball this season. We also would need a coach(s) to run the practices and go to the games. Please get in touch with Helen Markou, Bessie Timmerman, or Nickie Demos immediately. HELP FOR OUR VETERANS. Nicholas Brigis’ Eagle Scout project, running a clothing drive for The United Veterans Beacon House, continues. Bins can be found at our church. HELP WANTED/HELP NEEDED FULL TIME HOME CARE needed. Live in. Ability to drive is appreciated. FULL TIME HOUSEKEEPING needed. Ability to drive is appreciated. NY TLC LICENSED DRIVER AVAILABLE FOR HIRE. Available full or part time to help with general driving or errands. 7 years experience. BABYSITTER/HOME CARE NEEDED: Flexible schedule, one child during the day, older child in the afternoons. Light home care, ironing, etc.. Ability to drive is appreciated.
PARISH WISH LIST: Please consider making a donation towards all or part of an item listed below for the health and wellbeing or in memory of a family member. Your gift will continually provide our Parish the opportunity to serve in our Lord’s ministry. A Chalice, Altar Cloths, a Censer. MALE VOLUNTEERS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED to chaperone the North Shore Homeless Shelter guests. All volunteers will be given training and paired with a seasoned volunteer. If you would like more information contact Jose Morales (669-6305) or Pastor Jim Phegley (6762055). HELLENIC PROFESSIONAL WOMEN, INC. (HPW) is a not-forprofit organization dedicated to creating and enhancing professional opportunities for Greek-American women and students through networking, mentoring and education. The group helps members advance their professional goals, build personal relationships, and promote their businesses while developing vibrant employment and mentorship programs. The Annual Career and Employment Forum will be held on Saturday, January 22nd, and will offer attendees the opportunity to hear presentations from successful professionals, network with professionals from a wide range of fields, and participate in
workshops on employment related topics. For more information visit: www.hellenicprofessionalwomen.org or email@example.com. OUR FOOD PANTRY IS NOW OPEN AND HELPING OUR COMMUNITY! THANKS TO YOU AND TO THE SUPPORT OF LONG ISLAND HARVEST, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER SUPPORT TO ALL IN NEED! We are open each first Monday of the month, beginning at 10:00 am, and also on an as needed basis throughout the week. FOR COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE. Project Generation – February 5 th – 11:00 AM We shall be hosting the first annual Project Generation Youth Symposium on February 5th. Teens from across the Archdiocesan District will be presenting projects on the environment, engaging in debate on environmental topics and participating in a moderated discussion on Orthodoxy and the Environment. Project Generation is intended to respond to the call of His All Holiness by initiating an effort for our youth to: • Engage Orthodox youth in a project showcasing the link between our religion and the environment • Increase environmental awareness • Launch grassroots level promotion of the message of Patriarch Bartholomew Please support all of the youth who will be participating across the Archdiocesan District by joining us. Details in the attached flyer and at http://wwwprojectgeneration.net For more information, contact Chris Gabriel or Val Sakellaridis.