Sunday Bulletin

Sunday, November 17, 2019

9th Sunday of Luke

 

Gregory the Wonderworker & Bishop of Neo-Caesarea

 

Gennadios I and Maximus, Patriarchs of Constantinople

 

Epistle Reading:

St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18

 

Gospel Reading:

The Gospel According to Luke 12:16-21

 

CHURCH SERVICES:

ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE

We have the honor and privilege this year to host the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service of West Essex Ministerial Association on

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:30pm. Please make an effort to join us. Refreshments to follow in the Sumas Community Center.

 

Thursday, November 21st:

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Orthros: 9:00am / Divine Liturgy: 10:00am - Chapel

 

Sunday, November 24th:

13th Sunday of Luke

Orthros: 8:30am / Divine Liturgy: 10:00am - Church

 

Monday, November 25th:

St. Catherine the Great Martyr

Orthros: 9:00am / Divine Liturgy: 10:00am - Chapel

 

Friday, November 29th:

Great Vespers of St. Andrew

7:00pm - St. Andrew Church, Randolph

 

Saturday, November 30th:

Andrew, the first call Apostle

Orthros: 9:00am / Divine Liturgy: 10:00am - Chapel

Tuesday, December 3rd:

Great Vespers of St. Barbara

7:00pm - St. Barbara Church - Toms River, NJ

 

Wednesday, December 4th:

St. Barbara the Great Martyr

Orthros: 9:00am / Divine Liturgy: 10:00am - Chapel

 

Thursday, December 5th:

Great Vespers of St. Nicholas

7:00pm - Church

 

Friday, December 6th:

St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra, the Wonderworker

Orthros: 8:30am / Divine Liturgy: 10:00am - Church

PLEASE NOTE: A Christmas Benefit Concert will be presented by His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos and the St. John Theologian Cathedral on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6:00pm at the St. John the Theologian Cathedral. Donation $50. To reserve tickets call: (201) 567-5072.

Weekday Services are celebrated in the Chapel - Orthros at 9:00am / Divine Liturgy: 10:00am

Unless otherwise announced by Father George.

OUR MISSION:
To proclaim the Gospel of Christ in the Orthodox Christian Tradition while 
creating a vibrant, loving compassionate and welcoming commUNITY.

OUR VISION:
With the grace of God to provide a loving community where all are 
one with Christ through worship, learning, outreach and fellowship.

MEMORIAL SERVICE:

Today we are having a 20-year Memorial Service for Theonitsa Papageorge Haralambos. May her memory be eternal!

 

STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES:

If you need additional or would like Stewardship Envelopes for 2020 with your Membership Number, please contact the Church Office no later than November 26, 2019. Thank you!

 

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS:

Parish Council Elections will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019. If anyone is interested to serve on the Parish Council, please stop by the Church Office TODAY to complete the Petition of Candidacy and have it signed by Father George and also by two witnesses. Deadline for returning the Petition including the Essay and Photo is Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS:

Click here to register online for Sunday School.

H.O.P.E. / J.O.Y.

Friday, November 22nd - Thanksgiving Feast - 6:00pm in the Sumas Community Center.

Click here to register for H.O.P.E. / J.O.Y.

 

GREEK SCHOOL NEWS:

Click here to register online.

 

G.O.Y.A. NEWS:

Today: Sunday, Nov. 17th: Roseland will be hosting Tenafly for Volleyball and Basketball games starting at 2:30pm.

Tuesdays: Greek Dance Practice - 7:15pm-8:45pm

Wednesdays: Boys Basketball Practice - 7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursdays: Girls Volleyball Practice - 7:00pm-9:00pm

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, January 10, 2020: Movie Night showing an Original Greek-American Movie "Epiphany". CLICK HERE for the Movie Night Flyer!

All youth grades 7 - 12 are welcome to join the Roseland GOYA. E-mail Roselandgoya@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list. Hope to see you at upcoming activities!

Click here to register for G.O.Y.A. Online!

 

BIBLE STUDY:

Bible Study with Father George on Wednesday Evening in the Board Room, November 20th at 7:30pm. Topic:  The Book of Acts - Please join us!

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS:

Philoptochos will be baking on Monday, November 18th at 10:00am, and packaging on Monday, December 9th at 5:00pm. We are taking donations for baking supplies for the Philoptochos Fundraiser. Please call Vikki Glock for items needed. On November 26th, our Church will be hosting an INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE. We will need some refreshment donations. Please call or email Vikki Glock for items needed: (862) 452-8644 - vglock@verizon.net.

KNIT & STITCH NEWS:

The Knit & Stitch Group will meet every Friday at 10:30am in the Library.



SENIOR'S GROUP:

The Senior's Group will meet every Tuesday at 10:30am is the Small Hall.

 

CHOIR REHEARSAL:

Rehearsals will take place on Sundays at 12:00 noon - 1:30pm following coffee hour. We welcome all Choir Members - Old and New!

DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE NEWS:

Today, the Daughters of Penelope will sponsor Coffee Hour in honor of Founders Day.

 

VISITATIONS TO SHUT-INS:

If you know of anyone who wishes to have Father George visit them, please call Father George directly at: (973) 998-1428. Thank you!

 

HOUSE BLESSING:

If you wish to have your home or your business blessed, please contact father George directly at his e-mail: frgeorge.khitiri@gcrmail.org or his cell: (973) 998-1428. Thank you!

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The 2nd tray is to help eliminate the mortgage. Thank you!

 

FRIENDS AND GUESTS: 

If you are a Newcomer, WELCOME, and please tell us who you are. If you would like to be contacted by Father George, or a Parish Council Member please tell us.

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A FEASTDAY WITH LESSONS FOR TODAY

The Feast of the PRESENTATION OF THE HOLY VIRGIN IN THE TEMPLE points out the great need for the Christian nurture of Children. The Child May, about three years of age, is taken by her parents, Joachim and Anna, to the temple in Jerusalem where she will be prepared for the awesome work that awaits her. She goes to the temple that she herself might become the “temple” bearing the Body of the Son of God become Man.

 

In our day, in which society bemoans the shortcomings of our educational system, we can learn lessons from this event. Certainly, parents must bear the primary responsibility for Christian education. After all, the first school is the home. What a child learns here will last a lifetime. Ideals, standards, morals and attitude are all taught by there lifestyle of parents and family members.

 

Years ago, the Christian home had an effective way of imparting the faith to children. But times have changed. Many have turn holydays into holidays, reverence into recreation, and devotion into disinterest. Faith must be vital in the lives of parents if it is to become vital in the lives of their children.

 

The parish, too, is a school. It teaches by what it emphasizes week upon week. Through worship, through mysteries, through the preaching of God’s Word, through its social and charity programs, and through the lifestyles of its leaders and people, the parish teaches.

 

The parish school has come to carry an increasing burden of Christian nurture. Religious education is vital and demands a greater commitment from us all.

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin - Cliffwood, NJ

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