Parish Notes

Beloved faithful,

Anyone want to host a SIMPLE LENTEN coffee hour this week?…it is open! 

How about Holy Bread for Fathers Day?

Please return your “Baby Bottle” to help Assurance Pregnancy Center this Sunday…cut off is Sunday June 25!

THIS WEEK

SUNDAY               June 18               Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

                                                                Baptism 12:15 – George Winburn

TUESDAY            June 20                 Byzantine Chorus 6 PM

                                                                PARISH COUNCIL 7 PM

WEDNESDAY    June 21                 Fr Tom & Jeanette leave for Parish Life Conference in Chicago

                                                                NO VESPERS – Fr. Tom @ PLC

SATURDAY         June 24                 Fr Tom & Jeanette returning from PLC

NO GREAT VESPERS – Fr Tom @ PLC

SUNDAY               June 25                 Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

 

Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul Great Vespers 6 PM Wednesday June 28 ….Divine Liturgy Thursday June 29 @ 9 AM…Come celebrate these Apostles and Patron Saints of the See of Antioch.


Fr Tom

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Parish Notes

Beloved faithful,

REMINDER TO BRING YOUR BABY BOTTLE OF CHANGE OR BILLS WITH YOU TO CHURCH – this for the ongoing ministry of Assurance Crisis Pregnancy Center

TOMORROW – CHURCH PICNIC …weekly schedule below

SUNDAY               June 11                 Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Second Collection for the Building Fund                              

                               MEMORIAL -Tina Tawasha & Nawal six month                                                            

                                PARISH PICNIC – Pavilion #1 open from 12 noon – details below

TUESDAY            June 13                 Byzantine Chorus 6 PM

WEDNESDAY    June 14                 Daily Vespers 6 PM

SATURDAY         June 17                 Great Vespers 6 PM – followed by Confessions

SUNDAY               June 18                 Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

 

PARISH COMMUNITY PICNIC –TODAY SUNDAY JUNE 11 @ SHILLITO PARK

PAVILION #1- next to the Swimming Pool….The Pavilion is reserved beginning @ 12 noon and is reserved all day…Swimming, games, tennis and ballfields are all available. Please bring side dishes and desserts, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and buns will be provided.

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Church Picnic

Join your St. Andrew family for a potluck picnic! Bring your favorite side dish, music and lawn games for fun all afternoon.

The picnic is immediately following liturgy, Sunday June 11th. 

Hamburgers and hot dogs are provided. The shelter is next to the swimming pool and has a grass volleyball net available. 

Any questions contact Rachel Rubino: 859-533-5681

Shillito Park

300 W. Reynolds Rd.

Lexington, Ky.

 

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Parish Notes

Beloved Faithful,


RETURN YOUR BOTTLES OF BLESSING FOR ASSURANCE PREGNANCY CENTER THIS SUNDAY…A BASKET IS SET UP IN THE NARTHEX OF THE CHURCH


ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES – BE IN CHURCH SUNDAY TO BE HONORED BY THE PARISH COMMUNITY  


SATURDAY         June 3    `               Divine Liturgy 9 AM – Soul Saturday Memorial

                                                                 Great Vespers 6 PM – followed by Confession

SUNDAY               June 4                    PENTECOST SUNDAY

 Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

 ***Special Collection for Diocese Missions***

Kneeling Prayers

High School Graduates Honored

TUESDAY          June 6                    WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW – 6:30 Festival & Cooking Planning

WEDNESDAY    June 7                    Daily Vespers 6 PM

SATURDAY         June 10                 Great Vespers 6 PM – followed by Confessions

SUNDAY               June 11                 Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                MEMORIAL -Tina Tawasha six month

 

PARISH COMMUNITY PICNIC – SUNDAY JUNE 11 @ SHILLITO PARK

PAVILION #1- next to the Swimming Pool….The Pavilion is reserved beginning @ 12 noon and is reserved all day…Swimming, games, tennis and ballfields are all available. Please bring side dishes and desserts, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and buns will be provided.


VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL –  LAST CALL -Monday June 5 thru Friday June 9 @ the Greek Orthodox Church on Tates Creek Road from 9AM- 12 Noon….This is a Pan Orthodox project between the three Orthodox Churches in the Lexington Area. Providing education, fellowship, and fun for our youth!

WANT TO BE APART? – see Kh Jeanette or Fr. Tom Sunday on Sunday or email us atjdgallaway@aol.com

 

WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW – VERY IMPORTANT MEETING – to plan cooking over the summer and participation in the Heritage Festival set for September 9 & 10…No July meeting!


MEMORIAL SERVICE – 6 months Tina Tawasha Next Sunday June 11

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN – Forms are available at the Church entrance, as well as, copies of the building plans. Be a part of building a future for OUR COMMUNITY!


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Announcements 

Beloved Faithful,

These are some up and coming events in the Life of OUR PARISH!

Don’t miss the FEAST OF ASCENSION EVENING DIVINE LITURGY 6 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT

TUESDAY            May 23               Serving Dinner tonight @ Hope Center – arrive by 4:50

                                               Parish Council 7 PM

WEDNESDAY    May 24               Evening Divine Liturgy 6 PM – Feast of the Ascension

SATURDAY         May 27               Great Vespers 6 PM – followed by confession

SUNDAY               May 28               Matins 8:50 AM – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                               Baptism – Aweimrin Family

MONDAY             May 29               MEMORIAL DAY


Congratulations to our High School Graduates this week Nathan White – Dunbar High School; Michael Oudeh – West Jessamine High School; and George Butros – Lexington Catholic High School.

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL – Monday June 5 thru Friday June 9 @ the Greek Orthodox Church on Tates Creek Road from 9AM- 12 Noon….This is a Pan Orthodox project between the three Orthodox Churches in the Lexington Area. Providing education, fellowship, and fun for our youth! Sign up forms available in the Narthex of the Church.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN – Forms are available at the Church entrance, as well as, copies of the building plans. Be a part of building a future for OUR COMMUNITY

PARISH COMMUNITY PICNIC – SUNDAY JUNE 11 @ SHILLITO PARK – PAVILION #1….The Pavilion is reserved beginning @ 12 noon and is reserved all day…Swimming, games, tennis and ball fields are all available. 

BABY BOTTLES – the Baby Bottles to support Assurance of Lexington are due Pentecost Sunday June 4 

Fr Tom

 

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Holy Week Services

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

LAZARUS SATURDAY – Divine Liturgy 9 AM followed by preparation of Palms
Great Vespers 6 PM followed by Confession

PALM SUNDAY – Matins 8:50 AM
Divine Liturgy 10 AM followed by Procession with Palms
Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM
HOLY MONDAY – Presanctified Liturgy 9 AM
Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM
HOLY TUESDAY – Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM
HOLY WEDNESDAY – Holy Unction Service 6:30 PM
HOLY THURSDAY – Divine Liturgy 9 AM
12 Passion Gospels 6:30 PM

GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY- Royal Hours 9 AM
Decorate Tomb 1 PM
Burial Vespers 3 PM ( Vigil at the Tomb )
Lamentation Service 6:30 PM
Vigil at the Tomb

HOLY SATURDAY – Divine Liturgy 9 AM (15 Old Testament Readings)
Decorate church for Pascha

PASCHA SERVICE 11 PM
CHRIST IS RISEN!

PASCHA – AGAPE SERVICE 12 NOON
BRIGHT MONDAY – PASCHAL LITURGY 9 AM
Followed by breakfast

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Beloved Faithful,

This is a reminder of Lenten Services and the addition of a special memorial service.

MEMORIAL -Our Sympathy goes out to the Jabbour Family of the passing of Michael Jabbour – the brother of Ghassan Jabbour , brother- in- law of Mairah Jabbour, and uncle to all of the Jabbour family this week in Aleppo Syria. A SPECIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD THIS THURSDAY MARCH 30 @ 4 PM. Condolences may be expressed at the service and following in the Church Fellowship Hall from 5-8 PM. All of our parish family is welcome to express their condolences at that time.

PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – Tonight Wednesday March 29 @ 6 PM followed by a Lenten “pot luck” dinner.

AKATHIST – The final Akathist service for the Lenten Season with all four stasis will be held this Friday March 31 @ 7 PM.

SOUL SATURDAY – This Saturday will be the final Soul Saturday for remembering your departed @ 9 AM

GREAT VESPERS – Saturday evening 6 PM followed by confession.

SUNDAY APRIL 2 – Services as usual Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

1 YEAR MEMORIAL FOR Bernard Martha following Liturgy
BAKE SALE & OTHER PICK UP FOLLOWING

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Coffee Hour, Time Change, & Meditation

Beloved Faithful,

TIME CHANGE – set you clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night! See you on-time for Liturgy !0 AM

COFFEE HOUR – This week the Coffee Hour needs a sponsor …let Fr. Tom know if you would like to host.

AKATHIST – this Friday 7 PM

NO MEMORIAL LITURGY THIS SATURDAY

Meditation for Lent: Temptations abound

At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. (Matt 4:1-2) There are two pieces of geography that smell of solitude: deserts and mountains. Away from the madding crowd, we travelers bump up against the rawness of reality. Distractions are gone and we come face to-face with the mysteries of life, a complex life of good and evil. Jesus faced three temptations in the desert: the temptation to live on bread alone, the temptation to test God’s providence, and the temptation to idolatry. Jesus remained obedient and thwarted each temptation by turning to the word of God. It was the Father’s will that dominated his mission and kept him faithful. Adam and Eve were not in a desert but in the lushness of a primordial garden. They too faced temptations and we know the rest of the story: the fruit was eaten, their eyes were opened, and they landed east of Eden. Like Jesus, they were faced with choices; unlike Jesus, they refused obedience and found themselves separated from one another and their Creator.

St. Paul experienced both disobedience and obedience. This great disciple to the Gentiles lived to write about the horrendous nature of sin and the abundance of God’s grace. Always his focus was on Jesus, It was in Christ that God’s gracious gift of righteousness was to be found. We can feel in Paul’s writings someone who knew both the agony of Adam’s sin and the beauty and joy of Jesus’ faithful ministry. We are all called to spend time in the desert, up on the mountain, and in God’s vast garden we call creation. In all of those geographies, we will face decisions. In all of those places we will face temptations. Our need is for angels to come and minister to us lest we, like Adam and Eve, lose our focus. Like Paul, we know, deep down, that we can do all things in Christ who strengthens us (Phil 4:13).

Fr Tom

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Announcements

THIS WEDNESDAY – WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW @ PRESACTIFIED LITURGY 6 PM

“Please bring a Lenten Dish and gather for a brief meeting and time of Fellowship”

MONDAY             March 6               Grand Compline 6 PM

TUESDAY March 7 Capital Campaign Committee Meeting @ 5:30 PM

WEDNESDAY    March 8                Presanctified Liturgy 6 PMfollowed by a Lenten “pot luck” dinner

                                                                Women of St. Andrew Worship/Meeting after “pot luck “dinner

THURSDAY        March 9                Byzantine Chorus 7 PM

FRIDAY                March 10             Akathist 7 PMStasis 2

SATURDAY         March 11              Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               March 12              Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM Sunday of Gregory Palamas

Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

 

Our Sympathy to Keegan Stewart on the passing of her grandmother Helen Hamilton.

Below is the obituary for a friend of many John Kennan. He will be buried in his home town of Johnstown, PA…a local gathering is being held friends of the family – if you knew John and wish to pay respect to his family the time is 5:30 – 7:30 TUESDAY MARCH 7 @ THE MERRICK INN. A private room has been reserved. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to St. Andrew or suggested local charities. 

John Kennan(1948 – 2017)

KENNAN John F., 68, of Lexington KY, passed away March 3, 2017 after a short illness. He was born April 25, 1948 in Boston, MA and grew up in Boston and Johnstown, PA. He is preceded in death by his father Dr. Fred J. Kennan and his brother Alex F. Kennan. John is survived by his mother, Mary Alvanette Kennan, two sisters Marian K. Boulus (Michael) and Katherine Kennan Solomon, two nephews John P. Boulus (Beth) and Paul W. Boulus, two grand nephews and a grandniece, Charlie, Nicholas, and Samantha Boulus. John spent 40 years in Lexington where he established his first business The Coffee, Tea and Spice House and a stationery shop called Dear John. Later on he took ownership of his current business, The Mousetrap in Landsdowne Shopping Center. Over the years, John and The Mousetrap received numerous business and culinary awards from the city of Lexington. He was dedicated to his business and passionate about food. He was a philanthropist and gave to many charities. His favorites being St. Jude Hospital for Children, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Old Friends Farm, a retirement home for thoroughbred horses. He donated many times to families in need of food at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We wish to thank the special team of nurses and doctors who took compassionate care of John at Baptist Health and UK Hospital. We also want to thank the friends who have loved and supported him through this illness, especially Becky Davis, Chris Cox and Dr. Mike Jones. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Merrick Inn off Tate’s Creek Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in John’s memory to UK Children’s Cancer Center or St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Lexington.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Mar. 6, 2017

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This Week & Parish Notes

SUNDAY               January 29          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

WEDNESDAY    February 1           Evening Divine Liturgy 6 PM – Feast Presentation of the Lord

                                                                Blessing of Candles following Divine Liturgy

THURSDAY        February 2           Byzantine Chorus Rehearsal 7 PM

SATURDAY         February 4    CHARITY OUTREACH @ Catholic Action Center 10-2 PM….see Rachel Rubino Sunday

Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               February 5          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

TUESDAY            February 7         WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW 6:30 PM @ JoAnn Martha’s house

REMINDER – an Adult Education Class is held each Sunday @ 9 AM…topic this Spring is Prayer and the spiritual Life

SECOND COLLECTION POLICY – THE PARISH COUNCIL HAS AUTHORIZED A SECOND COLLECTION ON DESIGNATED SUNDAYS FOR THE DIRECT SUPPORT OF THE NEW CHURCH BUILDING FUND. The collection will be taken following the regular Sunday collection.

HOME BLESSINGS – Please see Fr. Tom today to set a time for a home blessing. Cell 338-2278 or kygall@aol.com

BIBLE STUDY – New study on the Gospel of St. Luke underway come join us following Liturgy.

PLEDGE FORMS – please turn in your 2017 pledge form as soon as possible to assist the budget committee in writing the 2017 budget. CHURCH CALENDAR S– If you have not gotten a 2017 Church Calendar… see Fr. Tom today!

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN – A formal Capital Campaign is being organized and looking for both members and donations. To help with the campaign please see committee members David Skaff, JoAnn Martha or Rezkalla Butros.

ANNUAL MEETING SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12! – following Divine Liturgy approximately 12 Noon.

All reports for the meeting are asked to be turned in by Sunday Feb. 5 for printing…During the meeting the selection of the Parish Council, 2016 Financial report and the Budget for 2017 will all be asked to be approved. Organization and Ministry reports will be available, summarized, and open to questions. Special business will include items on all Church Properties and a Capital Campaign.

PANCAKES & SOUP BOWL – Sunday Feb. 12 to assist staying for the annual meeting the Youth Group is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast. ”Soup Bowl” event by the order of St. Ignatius will hold on Sunday February 19.

Fr Tom

 

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