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O Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down to Christ Himself, our King and God.
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News and Notes
Parish News - General Assembly Meeting - Sunday December 9th
The Fall General Assembly will be held following the Divine Liturgy. All are encouraged to attend. The Fall General Assembly is a time to review what has taken place in 2018, and prepare for 2019. The Meeting Agenda is attached for your review.
Parish Council Nominations and elections will be held at the end of the General Assembly Meeting. Any member over the age of 18 in “good standing” with the church is eligible to be nominated and serve. Our parish bi-laws require us to have 6 members on the council. This year we will be electing 3 parishioners to serve a two-year term beginning in 2019. If you would like to serve or are willing to serve please contact Fr. John or any council member. If you would like to nominate someone, please verify with the individual prior to the nomination process to insure they are willing to serve. Our current members and their remaining terms are listed below:
John Bekhazi – 1 year remaining
Nancy Manthos – end of term
Nadar Samaan – end of term
Matthew Van Dinter – end of term
Tatiana Van Dinter – 1 year remaining
Maria Touvannas – 1 year remaining
Special Nativity Event
A Nativity Orthodox Discussion Meeting will be held on Saturday December 8th at 4pm at the St Nectarios Church. The topic is "The Meaning of the Christmas Message for us today." Please come and invite your friends to come with you. This informal event is a good chance to bring folks to St Nectarios that may wish to know more about our church.
This event is one of a series of informal meetings with Father John for discussions of church-related topics. Please contact Fr. John or Maria Touvannas if you would like to be the host for a future meeting.
During the Nativity Season, our Sisterhood Organization has contributed to the Union Gospel Mission, Grace Clinic, and local food banks. In the past, these funds came from our work in yard sales and making and selling baklava. Presvytera Anna said if we decide to do a fundraiser during the Spring (after Pascha) she will be glad to assist us.
In the meantime, a special offering will be collected at our next Divine Liturgy, December 9th, (when Father is here) so we may continue our giving this year. A Sisterhood meeting will be scheduled in the near future so we can discuss possibilities for our next adventure.
Orthodox Sunday School - New students of all ages are welcome.
Sunday school classes have started on Sundays with Liturgy. Two classes are being offered: one for younger and one for older children (6th grade plus). Just come to Church - the classes start after Communion. All are welcome! The Sunday school lessons are conducted using teaching materials obtained from the diocese. Helpers: Please consider becoming one of the Sunday School team. Contact: Jim Droppo (email@example.com, 5O9.547.8745).
Liturgy and Typica Services. Father John Angelis is assigned to St Nectarios. He normally serves at St Nectarios two weekends each month – at which time he conducts several days of services and activities – always including Divine Liturgy starting at 10AM on Sunday. Church School classes for the children are offered on Sundays with Divine Liturgy (starting after communion). Divine Liturgy is followed by a Fellowship Meal. On weekends when there is not a visiting Priest, Typica (Reader) Services start at 10AM on Sunday. The service is followed by a fellowship time. Come and participate!
Church Cleanup Activity. Come One Come All - men, women and children to lend a helping hand in doing the routine cleaning of our church facility. Many hands make light work!
Monday – 12/ 3 from 9:30 – 11:30 Decorating Church for Christmas & Clean-up
Sunday – 12/16 – clean-up in preparation for Christmas services
Priest Visitations Father John Angelis is available for daytime visits, consultations, and confessions on most Saturdays that he is at the St Nectarios Church. To make an appointment, please call him on his cell phone (2O6.678.636O).
12/09 – Tammy Droppo
12/23 & 25 – Maria Touvannas
Fellowship Meal Schedule
12/9 – Lorraine and Marguerite
12/23 – Tammy and Tatiana
Email Distribution List: If you would like to be on our email distribution list, please send a request to tricityorthodox.aol.com.
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