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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This Week at St. Andrew

The Rhododendron plants in the front of the Church may be claimed by donors and other interested parties.

SATURDAY January 21 Baptism 11 AM

        Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               January 22          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

WEDNESDAY    January 25          Daily Vespers 6 PM

THURSDAY        January 26          Byzantine Chorus Rehearsal 7 PM

SATURDAY         January 28          Great Vespers 6 PM

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

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke


HAPPY 50th Wedding Anniversary to Aya & Naser Eqal this Sunday! 

                           

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.

 

HOMEBLESSINGS – Please see Fr. Tom  to set a time for a home blessing.or call cell 338-2278 or home 277-1763.

 

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

 

NOMINATION COMMITTEE – The parish council is accepting names of qualified candidates to serve on the 2017 parish council. If you would like to serve or know of a candidate please see Charlie Odouh, Dan Georgescue or Fr. Tom. The committee will meet soon in the New Year…ANNUAL MEETING SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12!

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS …CHRISTMAS CARDS ….DON’T THROW THEM OUT – Bring them to Church and place them in the box in the Narthex to help St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. … FINAL SUNDAY!

 

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 please see David Skaff, JoAnn Martha or Rezkalla Butros.


Fr Tom

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Events This Week

Prison Ministry- Annually we have supported the Jail Ministry Christmas stocking fund along with other churches. This charity works with the children of whose mothers are incarcerated in efforts to keep them out of jail in the future.

A box is set up in the Narthex of the Church for stretch gloves, small hand toys, individually wrapped candy, and snacks along with any cash donations for the project. THIS WILL RUN FOR ONLY TWO SUNDAYS …Dec. 4 & 11 .…please keep this charity in mind.

BURBARA – This Sunday is St. Barbara’s Day and we encourage those who can make the boiled wheat to ” bring it to share” and enjoy this great custom on a special day.

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS – Donald Follensbee ‘s mother Helen, age 97, has passed away in Colorado Springs, CO and he will be travelling to the funeral. Pleas keep Donald and his family in your prayers.  While praying for the departed please remember Nawal Tawasha, Christina Tawasha , Linda Powell (mother of Josh Powell), Juliet Mahan, and Dn. Ben Mann. Next Saturday Dec. 10 following Great Vespers we will hold the 40 Day Memorial for Dn. Ben

NUT ORDERS – Some of the items have arrived…please place your orders this Sunday for the St. Ignatius Sale.

WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW (WOSA) – Please let Marsil Mashni know if you are coming to the Women’s Christmas gathering @ her home 6:30 Tuesday December 6..St. Nicholas Day …..it is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship. Call 421-5046

THIS WEEK

SUNDAY               December 4          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM – St. Barbara’s Day

                                                                “Burbara” – First Annual Celebration following Liturgy

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                Bible Study on the Book of Isaiah

TUESDAY            December 6          St. Nicholas Day – Divine Liturgy 9 AM

                                                                WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW 6:30 – Home of Marsil Mashni

WEDNESDAY    December 7          Paraklesis of the Nativity 6 PM

                                                                Orthodoxy 101 @ 7 PM

THURSDAY        December 8          Byzantine Arabic Choir 7 PM

SATURDAY         December 10       Great Vespers 6 PM – followed by Confession

                                                                MEMORIAL SERVICE – 40 day Dn. Ben Mann

Special meditations for the Advent Season

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

                                                                BAKE SALE PICK UP

                                                                Church School following Communion

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING

SUNDAY   December  18 Church School – Presentation following Divine Liturgy

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Obituary for Fr. Dcn. Ben Mann

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This Week’s Notes & Announcements

PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY- SIGN UP TODAY! Follow the link at the top of the website. Sessions are available next Saturday Oct. 8 & Sunday October 9. All who sit for a photo will receive one free 8×10 and a church directory. All orders for additional picture packages and photo Christmas cards will be available for Christmas. Please be a part of this historic publication.

WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW – Tuesday Oct. 4 @ 6:30 in the Church fellowship hall. On the agenda are the Christmas bake sale, recipe cook book, and coming programs. PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES WITH YOU. Appetizers, soups, main course, desserts are all needed.

CHURCH SCHOOL & PARISH EDUCATION – Registration for Church School continues on Sunday. The program will run for children K-12 following communion on Sunday. Children will take communion first, then leave for class. Forms are available on the candle table in the narthex.

ADULT EDUCATION HAS THREE OPTIONS – Sunday @ 9 AM, Bible study following Liturgy @ 12:15, and Wednesday @ 7 PM. The Sunday Class will examine the Divine Liturgy, the fall after-Liturgy class will be on isaiah, & Wednesday will be a survey class called 101 on the Orthodox Church.

HELP FOR PRISON MINISTRY – The local jail is in need of devotional/spiritual literature, Bible studies,
and uplifting literature to put on the carts in the pods for the prisoners. They have to be PAPER BACK WITH NO STAPLES. If you have any you would like to donate, please bring them to Nancy Holloway at church.

SPECIAL PARISH MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AFTER LITURGY ON FUTURE BUILDING PLANS. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO REVIEW PLANS & COMMENT.

SUNDAY October 2

8:50 – Matins

10 AM – Divine Liturgy (Church School following Communion)

12:15 – Bible Study on Isaiah following Liturgy

TUESDAY October 4

6:30 PM – WOSA (Women of St Andrew) in the fellowship hall

WEDNESDAY October 5

6 PM – Daily Vespers

5:45 – Intercessory prayer for parish needs

7 PM – Orthodoxy 101 in fellowship hall

Byzantine Arabic Choir 7 PM in the Church Nave

SATURDAY October 8

PHOTO DIRECTORY PICTURE SESSIONS…sign up today!

6 PM – Great Vespers followed by confession

SUNDAY October 9

8:50 – Matins

10 AM – Divine Liturgy (Church School following Communion)

12:15 PM – Bible Study on Isaiah

PHOTO DIRECTORY SESSIONS

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Food & Entertainment at the Heritage Festival this weekend!

Wonderful entertainment:

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

and amazing food:

Heritage Festival FOOD MENU

at the Heritage Festival this weekend!

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Bulletin & Announcements

Beloved Faith,

Attached in the bulletin for Sunday Sept. 18 with the weekly schedule. Please make note of the Parish directory information below.

A NEW St. Andrew Orthodox Church Directory is underway through Lifetouch Photography and Directory Program

Currently, we have 2 upcoming dates for your personal or your family photography sessions. These dates are October 8 and 9, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday). You are invited to pose for your directory photograph free of charge, with a free 8 x10 copy of your photograph and a directory for your trouble. If you are currently attending St. Andrew, please consider taking part in our directory. Optional copies of your photographs will be made available at the time of your session.

Photography appointment sign-up can be done at your leisure on the St. Andrew Orthodox Church Website or sign-up downstairs after church.

ONLINE: Go to standrewlexington.org, scroll down to the Lifetouch icon, and click and sign-up.
SATURDAY Sept. 17

6 PM – Great Vespers followed by confessions
SUNDAY Sept. 18

8:50 – Matins Divine

10 AM– Liturgy, Church School following Communion

12:15– Bible Study

MONDAY

7 PM – Sept. 19 Building Committee Meeting

TUESDAY Sept. 20

7 PM – PARISH COUNCIL

WEDNESDAY Sept. 21

6 PM – Daily Vespers

7 PM – Byzantine Arabic Chorus, in the Church

Orthodoxy 101 in the hall

THURSDAY Sept. 22

All day – Festival Preparation
FRIDAY Sept. 23

HELP NEEDED ALL DAY….ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!

12-8 – SATURDAY Sept. 24

HERITAGE FESTIVAL All Workers Report @ 9:30

NO VESPERS / CHOIR CONCERT

SUNDAY Sept. 25

8:50 – MATINS

10 AM – Divine Liturgy (No Church School / Bible Study)

12-5 PM – HERITAGE FESTIVAL

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Notes for the week, forms for Sunday School registration & stewardship

Beloved faithful, Nothing is more precious or more important to us than our children. We all want the very best for them. Our intentions for them, as good as the are, usually center on the material life and success, but what of their eternal souls?

CHURCH SCHOOL is a step towards the very Kingdom of God. I am asking each parent and grandparent to take it as an important mission to have both yourself and your children active in the life of the CHURCH.

Religious schools are a good thing, but they will not teach your children about their Church.

1). CHURCH SCHOOL STARTS AFTER COMMUNION…just be in church and send the children down.

2) All children will come first to communion.

3) Classes run from K – 12.

4). 3 Adult classes – You can set an example that Learning is important!

Sunday 9 AM – Fall on the Liturgy & Worship

Sunday 12:15 – Bible Study (Fall the prophet Isaiah)

Wednesday 7 PM – Orthodoxy 101 A survey of Church teachings

FORMS FOR CHURCH SCHOOL  & STEWARDSHIP included at the bottom of this post.

HELP PRISON MINISTRY – The local jail is in need of devotional/spiritual literature, Bible studies,any uplifting literature to put on the carts in the pods for the prisoners They have to be PAPER BACK WITH NO STAPLES.  If you have any you would like to donate, please bring to Nancy Holloway at church.

THIS WEEK:

SATURDAY         Sept. 10                6 PM- Great Vespers @ the Greek Church for their Feast Day

SUNDAY             Sept. 11                8:50- Matins

10 AM- Divine Liturgy

FIRST DAY OF CHURCH SCHOOL/ BIBLE STUDY

12:15- Baptism – Padgett

TUESDAY           Sept. 13                 6 PM- Evening Divine Liturgy – Feast of Elevation of the Cross

Would you like to donate the flowers? Call Fr. Tom 338-2278

WEDNESDAY    Sept. 14                 6 PM- Daily Vespers followed by Orthodoxy 101 in the hall.

7 PM- Arabic Byzantine chorus rehearsal in the Nave

SATURDAY         Sept. 17                 6 PM- Great Vespers followed by confessions

SUNDAY             Sept. 18                 8:50- Matins

10 AM- Divine Liturgy– Church School following Communion.

12:15-Bible Study


StA Pledge form 2017

Stewardship 2016

SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

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Notes for the week

On Sept. 1 we begin the new Church Year just like we have begun a new School Year. I cannot encourage you more to sign your children up for Church School, which will be held following communion beginning NEXT SUNDAY, SEPT. 11. Forms are on the candle table in the Church Narthex. I will try to also send them out by email to those on the list. Adults may also sign up for one of the three programs offered.

Adult Programs – Sunday 9-10 AMThe Divine Liturgy & services

    Sunday – 12:15 – 1:15 PM Bible Study on the Book of Isiah

    Wednesday 7-8 PM Orthodoxy 101 A Basic Overview for All

Don’t Ask your Children …Bring them to Church and commit them to education. As a parent, lead them to Christ.

THANK YOU – to all those who attended the Ecumenical Service we hosted last Wednesday. Special Thank you to those who brought food and hosted a lovely reception for all our guest.

WEDNESDAY    Sept. 7                    Evening Divine Liturgy 6 PM – Nativity of the Theotokos

                                                                Orthodoxy 101 – A basic overview and Introduction

SATURDAY         Sept. 10                 Great Vespers 6 PM @ Greek Church for the Feast Day

SUNDAY               Sept. 11                 Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                FIRST DAY OF CHURCH SCHOOL/ BIBLE STUDY

                                                                Baptism – Padgett 12:15

TUESDAY            Sept. 13                 Evening Divine Liturgy 6 PM – Elevation of the Cross

Would you like to donate the flowers? Call Fr. Tom 338-2278 pastor Fr. Nabil Fino for Bishop ANTHONY as Dean of the Kentucky – Missouri Deanery.

PRISON MINISTRY – The local jail is in need of devotional/spiritual literature, Bible studies,

any uplifting literature to put on the carts in the pods for the prisoners

They have to be PAPER BACK WITH NO STAPLES.  If you have any you would like to donate, please bring to Nancy Holloway at church.

 

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Liturgy & Activities Tonight

Beloved Faithful, this is a reminder that tonight at 6 PM we celebrate the Nativity of the Theotokos. Come and honor the birthday of the Mother of God.

Both Orthodoxy 101 and rehearsal for the Byzantine Arabic chorus will be held following liturgy at 7pm.

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