End of the Year Donations/ Notes and News

Beloved Faithful,

End of the Year Tax donations can still be made in the tray tomorrow Sunday January 4…..please remember that they must be dated no later than December 31………This includes all donations you intend to use on your taxes. Memorials, special charities, pledges, or the building fund are all possibilities.

Our Barrels for God’s Pantry are almost full…please bring an item , especially if you have not yet, to assist this vital community ministry.

DON’T THROW AWAY THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS !!! –  Bring them to church on Dec. 28 or a Sunday in January.  There will be a box in the foyer to put them in.  We send them to St. Jude’s Ranch and they recycle them to make cards to raise money for the St. Jude’s  Ranch. … Deadline in January 31.

Jan. 4  – Tomorrow following Divine Liturgy ALL Altar Servers  are asked to stay upstairs for a short meeting…The Annual  Luncheon for the Choir and their families will be held at Fr Tom & Jeanette’s @ 12:30.




SUNDAY January 4

* Matins 8:50 – Church School 9 AM – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

* Altar Server meeting and practice following Liturgy


MONDAY January 5:

* Great Hours 10 AM

* Evening Divine Liturgy 6 PM –Feast of Epiphany

* Blessing of Waters

TUESDAY            January 6 – thru Thursday January 8 Fr Tom will be out of town for the celebration of Julian calendar Jan. 7 (OS) Christmas in Pittsburgh with family!

FRIDAY  January 9             HOUSE BLESSINGS…set a time!

SATURDAY January 10

* Church School Teachers Meeting/Brunch @ 10:30 AM Klepak’s

* Baptism of Miles Clark @ 12 noon

* Great Vespers 6 PM         

SUNDAY               January 11L

* Matins 8:50 AM -Church School 9 AM – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

* Bible Study on Psalms Begins following Coffee Hour


CHURCH SCHOOL RETURNED TODAY @ 9 AM ….please register and bring your children weekly! ………….reminder that a great class for adults is being held @ the same time!


HOUSE BLESSINGS – Set a time today…see Fr. Tom to be on the schedule. Thank you to those who invite me to dinner during the house blessing visit. If, and only if this is your custom, check with Fr. Tom when you set a time. Your cooperation is both sought and greatly appreciated.


PLEDGE FORMS – 2015 pledge forms have been mailed…please prayerfully and generously fill one out and return it. Give according to your ability not just what you think the church needs. A full color Icon Church Calendar will be given to the first 100 pledges. “Rule of Thumb” give one hour of wage to church as a minimum each week!

POINSETTIAS CHRISTMAS 2014 – Thank you to those who donated the lovely poinsettia plants that adorn the Church for this festal season: Fr Tom & Jeanette Gallaway for the health of their family ; Hub Metry; Dragica Thornton in memory her mother Radmila & Shirley; Carlos & Henrietta Handy in memory of his mother Elizabeth Don Handy, Nancy, and for the health of Henrietta ; Charlie & JoAnn Martha for the health of their family and in memory of departed loved ones; John & Ann Dragos for their health; Steve & Char Rapchak in memory of their son Eric and Char’s sister Nan; Dn. Ben & Karen Mann for the health of their family.

Natural Wreaths on front doors by Karen & David Skaff


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