Sunday, July 26
-Divine Liturgy 9:30
-Narthex Servers: Mark Miminos, Felia Proakis, Peter Sousounis
Chanter: Greg Floor
For Holy Communion all the faithful are to form a line in the center aisle only when receiving Holy Communion.
The congregation is asked to pray for the souls of Stavroula (2 years) and Stavros Natsis, and Anna, parents and sister of Helen Pitarys.
May their memories be eternal.
-Hosting Fellowship Hour today: Evelyn Milona & Amelia & John Yanakis
Thank you to Tina & Bill Pappas and John & Felia Proakis for hosting last week’s.
If you haven’t offered to do the fellowship hour lately, please sign the roster today. All our parishioners and visitors appreciate this after-service gathering.
All those who sponsor the fellowship hour and wish to deduct the expenses incurred, may request an IRS donation form from Mary Correia in the church office.
Monday, August 27
-Orthros 8:45 a.m.
-Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL...
VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL- This faith based day camp will be held for the first time off the Metropolis grounds and our Parish of St. Nicholas will host Vacation Church School this year!!! VCS is for our youth and is for ages 4-12 and will run from 9:30AM—2:30PM during August 3- August 7. The children begin their day with a short prayer service followed by sessions which include Orthodox Life, music, indoor and outdoor activities, and fine arts. It is a great opportunity for children to learn more about their faith and establish a closer relationship with Christ while having fun.
If you would like more information about Vacation Church School please email our Metropolis Youth Director, Dino Pappas firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a wonderful opportunity for our parish of St. Nicholas to host this Metropolis Ministry! I encourage and I ask all of our HOPE/JOY families to attend this week of FUN, FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP! We are also looking for those in our community to help and assist during this week on any level possible! The Vacation Church School Program Director is Mary Lynn Pergantis. Please contact her if you are able to help in any way, shape or form. She may be reached by email at email@example.com
PARAKLESIS SERVICE TO THE THEOTOKOS
The Paraklesis service (supplication to the Virgin Mary asking her to intercede for us, and those who are in need of prayers) takes places during the first thirteen days of August and is done before the Dormition of the Theotokos (falling asleep) on August 15. Please attend at least one Paraklesis service. Remember an investment of a short period of time can be of great importance to our soul and to our spiritual life. Please also add the names of those who are in need of health, sheets to write their names may be found in the Narthex of the Church.
Paraklesis Service Schedule
Monday, August 3 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, August 5 8:45 a.m.
Friday, August 7 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 10 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11 11:00a.m.
Wednesday, August 12 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 13 11:00a.m.
"TASTE OF GREECE”
-Festival sign-up sheets are posted in St. Irene's Hall. Please make your commitment early to the committee for which you would like to volunteer. Assistance is needed with set up, cleaning and break down, food prep, cooking workshops, children's activities, community outreach, pastry and food service, and other tasks. Contact co-chairs Lou Saledas or Bob DeVasto or any festival committee chairperson with questions.
Home/Hosptial/Nursing Home Visitations for Holy Communion
Please contact Fr. Demetri in order for him to visit our fiathful who are unable to come to Church and to offer them Holy Communion. If there is someone you know that needs such a visit, please call 781-862-0315 as soon as possible.
St. Nicholas Website and Weekly Bulletin
We are happy to announce that our St. Nicholas Parish has a new website. The address is the same stnicholaslex.org Please log on and see all the new items and links on our website. Special thanks to Tony Gray for designing and he will be uploading information onto the site. Also on the website, you will be able to see an electronic weekly bulletin of our Parish with more information about Saints, Feasts, our Metropolis and Archdiocese. Please put stnicholaslex.org as one of your favorite links!
“Building for the Future”
Have you made a pledge to support this much needed renovation to our church facilities? Construction has begun and upon completion will be something of pride for all our parishioners. Please help! Thank you.