THIS WEEK AT ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
Sunday, January 1
Family Worship Sunday
Happy New Year
Ευτυχισμένος ο καινούριος χρόνος!
8:30 AM Orthros
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Monday, January 2
Tuesday, January 3
7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday, January 4
No GOYA Discussion
Thursday, January 5
9:00 AM Vesperal Liturgy
7:15 Choir Practice
Friday, January 6
8:00 AM Orthros
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
6:00 PM Hellenic School
Saturday, January 7
8:00 AM Men’s Group
9:30 AM Romiosini Dance Practice
3:00 PM Baptism
6:00 PM Great Vespers
Sunday, January 8
8:30 AM Orthros
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
12:30 PM HOPE/JOY Vasiliopita
1:30 PM Romiosini Dance Practice
Parish Council members on duty today: Nick Lazaridis and Emanuel Miliotis
Next Sunday: Tina Bostic and Irene Sotiriou
Today’s coffee hour is sponsored by John and Kathleen Anagnost in honor of his father’s nameday.
Today’s coffee hour is also sponsored by the Pan-Ikarian Brotherhood.
Church Financial Snapshot November, 2011
November Jan -Nov 2011
Operating Income $22,827 $244,516
Operating Expense $18,242 $242,969
Net Operating Income / Loss $4,585 $1,547
Actual Jan -Nov F/Y Budget $ Over / Under Budget
Stewardship Income $175,030 $202,640 ($27,610)
Stewardship Pledged $160,695 $202,640 ($41,945)
Coffee Hour: All families are invited to sponsor a coffee hour. You may choose to do so in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Several families may choose to do this together. This is a wonderful stewardship opportunity to share fellowship and φιλοξενία (hospitality). Please contact the office to reserve your Sunday.
Let us remember those who are ill, recovering, and/or homebound: Chris Andrews, Bob Bobon (brother of Sue Lawler), Maria Bucci (mother of Sandra Papanikolaou),
Larry Flowers, Sue Fokakis (Silver Stream), Harry Fronista, Demitra George, Kalomira Ioannou (mother of Yiannis Ioannou), Sandra Ivy (mother of Brandon Ivy), Irene Jeffries, Lambra Koklanaris, John King (father of Pam King), Dan Kirkby (brother of Matthew), Georgia Macris, Robert Schafer, Tony Spirakis (North Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation), Elias Tripodes.
NEWS AND UPDATES
HELLENIC SCHOOL: resumes this Friday, January 6.
ROMIOSINI DANCE: practice resumes this Saturday, January 7 at 9:30. Costumes are ready for final fittings, parents and dancers, see Irene Sotiriou to sign the costume release forms.
HOUSE BLESSINGS: Will begin Monday, January 9. Please call the office to make an appointment.
ΗΟPE/JOY: Sunday, January 8 the children will get together for a special Vasilopita activity! Sunday, January 22 the children will discuss “How to please Jesus” and make their New’s Year resolution based on their conversation.
FOREVER YOUNG: will meet on the second Wednesday of the month, January 11 at the church. Bring a Lenten dish and let’s all start the New Year right by attending!
FAMILY WEDNESDAY: On Wednesday, January 18 all families are invited for Family Wednesday Night. Adult Study at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM and GOYA resumes as usual.
A sitter will be available for younger children. We look forward to a wonderful evening!
CHOIR PRACTICE: starting this month choir practice will include reading Byzantine notation. If you are interested in learning new musical notation please join Dr. Rallis on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications. They will award 20 Grant Awards of $10,000 each to students who apply based on financial needs and 20 Merit Awards of $2,500 each to students that do not apply on the basis of financial need. Applications are available on their website: www.panhellenicscholarships.org. Deadline is January 31, 2012. See flyer on the bulletin board.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: the 2012 District #3 Scholarship Application is now available. Please note: In order to be considered, completed District Scholarship Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2012. No exceptions. You may download the application by going to this website : http://www.district3ahepa.com/mydistrict/?page_id=437. There are several copies on the bulletin board as well. Thank you!
ST. NICHOLAS ONLINE BOOKSTORE: Please visit our new ONLINE BOOKSTORE that is open 24 hours a day and can be accessed (through the Bookstore/Library link on our website's homepage at www.stnicholaswilmington.org or) directly at http://stnicholaswilmington.org/BookstoreLibrary.html. (This is a service provided by the Orthodox Marketplace and made available to our parish through our Archdiocese's Department of Internet Ministries and our Communications committee). Our parish receives 10% of any sales made through this service so please consider using our online bookstore for your needs and offer your support in this way.