Monday, July 26, 2010
The Righteous Saint Paraskevi
Orthros: 8:30 a.m.
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Great Martyr Panteleimon
Orthros: 8:30 a.m.
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.
40 Days: Anastasia Galanopoulou, Right, Rows 1-2
Today’s fellowship is hosted by the Kolettis, Tsiolis and Papafotopoulos families. Everyone is invited to Plato Hall to enjoy fellowship.
Summer Sunday Worship Hours:
Please be advised that our Summer Worship Hours are as follows: ORTHOS begins on Sundays at 8:00 am, followed by the DIVINE LITURGY at 9:30 am. We will resume our regular schedule again on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th. Please make a note of this. We encourage you to please worship as a family weekly. Giving glory to God for His many blessings is a never-ending process.
Searching For Sunday Church School Teachers/Aides:
Each year, our Church put out the “call” for qualified and loving individuals (men and women) to join our Sunday Church School teaching staff for the 2010-11 school year. There is no more rewarding or fulfilling feeling, nor gift that we can give back to our Lord other than to impart to His children, the Word of God and the blessed teachings of our Holy Orthodox Church. Helping to mold the formation of a child’s faith and belief in the Lord is a commission that each of us has as baptized Orthodox Christians.
We ask that you give thought and prayer to the enormous opportunity of becoming a Sunday Church School teacher/aide and please speak with Fr. Timothy or the Sunday Church School Director, Mrs. Christina Arvanites. The SCS academic year begins on Sunday, September 12th.
THE ULTIMATE OWNER OF ALL
In Jesus' teaching it is the master who gives his servants the talents (Matthew 25:15), and the owner who gives the husbandmen the vineyard (Matthew 21:33). This principle has far-reaching consequences. Men can buy and sell things; men can to some extent alter and rearrange things; but man cannot create things. The ultimate ownership of all things belongs to God. There is nothing in this world of which a man can say, "This is mine." Of all things he can only say, "This belongs to God, and God has given me the use of it." Therefore this basic principle of life emerges. There is nothing in this world of which any man can say, "This is mine, and I will therefore do what I like with it." Of everything he must say, "This is God's, and I must use it as its owner would have it to be used." There is a story of a city child who was taken for a day in the country. For the first time in her life she saw a drift of bluebell. She turned to her teacher and said, "Do you think God would mind, if I picked one of His flowers." That is the correct attitude to life and all things in the world.
Renovation And Beautification of Saint Catherine Chapel Continues:
Renovation work continues in our Saint Catherine Chapel as painting, staining, and new drop ceilings are being tended to. Work this week will include electrical and demolition of walls in some of the classrooms. New Icon Stands and Candle Pangaria have also been commissioned and should be ready within the next month, as well as new lighting fixtures and carpeting. We are indeed grateful to the many people who have lovingly contributed, in part, towards this renovation of our beloved Saint Catherine Chapel, and we thank them for the generosity and love of our faithful stewards and friends of our Panagia Parish. We are still in need of additional funds to fully complete the work. Should you wish to contribute, please review the enclosed Flyer, or speak to Father Timothy, or James Lakerdas, Parish Council President.
NOTE: Please be advised that during the construction process, it may be difficult, at times, to walk through St. Catherine Chapel to Plato Hall for the Coffee Fellowship Hour. For your safety, an alternative instead might be to walk outside along the Church to the Plato School Building. Thank you.
An Evening To Benefit "Hellenicare"
Our Panagia Community invites all ages to "A Night For Hellenicare" on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 7 p.m. to raise funds for Hellenicare`s Women’s Clinic in Mariupol, Ukraine. Our Community is hosting this event in the parish hall of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Elmhurst. Admission, which includes appetizers, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, and children’s activities and dancing, is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 7-18, (children under 6 free). A flyer can be found in this weekly bulletin.
Dates to Remember:
Saturday, July 31st: A Night for Hellenicare 7:00 p.m.
St. Demetrios Church - Elmhurst
August 14th/15th: Feast Day of the Blesed Panagia
Sun/Mon, September 5th/6th: Assumption Church Greek Festival
85TH ANNIVERSARY UPDATE:
By now, all stewards have received notification announcing that in celebration of our Blessed Panagia Parish’s Eighty-Fifth Anniversary, a Gala Dinner Dance will take place on the evening of October 17, 2010, at the Esplanade Lakes Resort in Downers Grove. Illinois. The Theme for this evening of celebration and joy is “Panagia: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”. In addition, on this evening, our Panagia Community will be honoring our Proistamenos, Father Timothy Bakakos, in celebration of his thirty years of ordained Ministry to the Church. In addition, during these past few weeks, information was sent regarding Ad Book information, and also a request for pictures that may be used during the evening of the Dinner Dance (this request can also found in this bulletin). Within the next month, a formal invitation will be sent. You may call the Church Office for further information.
A reminder to all stewards (members) that your 2010 Stewardship Pledge Commitment Card is due. We kindly ask that you submit your pledge card to the Church Office, or give it to one of the Parish Council members today. Your continued love and support of our blessed Parish of Panagia furthers the Ministry to the glory of Jesus Christ.
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.
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 to the schedule of religious services, events, and news of our Community.
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.
George Arvanites, Diane Berbas, Jack Woods, John Vassiliades and Tom Collis.