The Panagia Community will host today’s fellowship. Everyone is invited to Plato Hall to enjoy Fellowship.
The son of Steve and Tina Bokiess will be baptized next Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 am and given the name of Patrick Steven by his Godparent Christopher Sioukas
Pascha Thank You:
Our Parish of Panagia thanks the tremendous outpouring of love, service, and generosity during this past Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha. A special thank you is extended to those who gave of their gifts to the Church, and to the many individuals and families who gave of their time and service for the benefit of all. Thank you for remembering and supporting your Church.
Holy Lands Pilgrimage Slide Presentation:
This Thursday, May 5th, at 7:30pm, a slide presentation entitled, "Cradle of Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy: A Slide Presentation of Constantinople and the Holy Lands” will take place in Plato Hall. This slide presentation will highlight the recent pilgrimage taken by many in late 2010, capturing pictures of our Holy Patriarchate, the many Orthodox Sites in Constantinople, as well as Israel and the Holy Lands and the places where Jesus lived, walked, preached and where He was crucified and resurrected. For further information, you can call the Church Office (773.626.3114) or speak with Father Timothy.
A Wise Man
A wise man should have money in his head, not in his heart. (Jonathan Swift)
We are forever grateful to all who have so lovingly responded and committed to 2011 with their stewardship pledge. Through your support, the Parish Council is better able to assess the needs and properly place priorities into the budget for the Lord’s ministry in our blessed Parish of Panagia. If you have not done so yet, please make every effort to fulfill your Stewardship pledge at your earliest convenience. You will find stewardship packets on the Pangari in the Church Narthex, or can ask a Parish Council member upon exiting the Church following today’s Worship Services.
Dates to Remember:
Monday, May 2nd 7:00 pm Adult Bible Study
Thursday, May 5th 7:30 pm Holy Lands Pilgrimage Slide Presentation
Thursday, May 19th Philoptochos General Meeting-Elections
Thursday, May 26th 32nd Annual Grand Raffle Dinner 6:30 pm Cocktails – 7:30 pm Dinner
Friday/Sunday, May 27th/29th Junior Olympics
Sunday, June 5th Sunday Church School Liturgy and Picnic in Park at the Lombard Log Cabin, 16th and Main Streets, Lombard, IL
Thursday, June 16th Philoptochos Outing – Drury Lane Lunch and Theater
Orthodox Adult Bible Study:
The next gathering of the Adult Bible Study education class will meet on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm in St. Catherine's Meeting Room. The Class meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This year’s Bible Study centers on the New Testament Book of Acts. The class is open to all and it is hoped that you will avail yourself of the opportunity to study the Bible in-depth. All you need to bring is your Bible. For further information, please see Father Timothy.
Annual Grand Raffle Banquet:
“The Assumption” Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago is celebrating its 32nd Annual GRAND RAFFLE BANQUET on THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011.
GRAND PRIZE $5,000
DIPLOMAT WEST BANQUETS
681 West North Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Cocktails, Hors d’ Oeuvres 6:30 pm
Dinner 7:30 pm
Please contact any Parish Council member to purchase your ticket. You do not have to be present to win. So please purchase a ticket even if you cannot attend. We are counting on the support of our community to make this a successful event. Hope to see there. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!.
Annual Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics:
Once again, the Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics will be held at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Palos Hills, Illinois. The dates for the Olympics are Friday through Sunday, May 27th/29th. Please encourage your children and young people to sign up for the Junior Olympics to once again represent our Panagia Parish. For further information, please contact either Mr. Tom Poulos, Jr. Olympics Parish Coordinator or Father Timothy. We wish our participants well in the spirit of competition.
Assumption Philoptochos Outing:
Please join the Assumption Philoptochos for an outing to Drury Lane, Thursday, June 16th to see Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. Lunch and theater price is $42.00. Call Elaine Vassiliades at 708-366-1067 for more information.
Proper Church Etiquette:
Worship Services are vital instruments and components to our prayer development. In order to help us achieve this, we need to be cognizant of our fellow parishioners and all those around us. Therefore, please make sure that cell phones are completely turned off during Services. In addition, while we most welcome children to participate in the liturgical life of the Church, it remains the responsibility of parents to make sure that children do not become a distraction to those around them. Therefore, if a child is crying, or in some way in need of attention, please feel free to take him/her to the Narthex or Cry Room. You are most welcome to enter and exit the Church proper as many times as necessary. By doing this, all who are in attendance will be afforded the opportunity to worship and pray together. (Please keep in mind that we are also privileged to have a complete Sunday School Liturgy celebrated in Saint Catherine’s Chapel each week for your use as well). We ask for your cooperation. Ushers will be available to help you, if needed.
The Sacraments of the Orthodox Church, including the reception of Holy Communion, are reserved for those of the Orthodox Faith only, and who are also in Good Standing Ecclesiastically with the Church. If you are a visitor from another Denomination/Faith, we welcome you as an observer and guest.
We Need Your E-mail Address:
Are you receiving the weekly bulletin online in your e-mail mailbox each week? How about our Assumption Church’s Newsletter and the Saint Catherine’s Newsletter? If not, please give the Church Office your e-mail address so that you can stay informed about the schedule of religious services, events, and news of our Community.
Website News www.AssumptionChicago.org
Did you know that you can find Articles and Resources for the Orthodox Church on our web site. They include the history of Orthodoxy, special Services and Blessings, Spirituality, Teachings of the Orthodox Church, how to become a member of the Orthodox Church, the meaning and celebration of The Holy Eucahrist, the form and characteristics of Orthodox worship, the Sacrament of Confession, Holy Week Meditation and Study Guide, Fasting, and many others. Just go to our website and click on the heading Faith, read, learn, and enjoy. The latest editions of the Assumption Newsletter and the St. Catherine Newsletter are now available online.
Andrew Kanel, Chris Limperis, Peter Panton, Tom Poulos, Mary Ellen Woods