Weekly Announcements – 8/7/16

  1. Amminitykutty Kochamma – (Wife of KK. John Achen, and Mother of Geevarghese John Achen) passed away on Thursday, August 4th, 2016. Kindly keep her and the bereaving family in your prayers. The wake will be today from 4:30pm-9pm. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 9am. Both  services will be held at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. FOCUS Meeting- will be held this Friday, August 12th at 7pm at the residence of Sunil and Amy. All FOCUS members are requested to attend.
  3. Lancaster Trip – money is due today. Kindly See Danniya Samuel or Shojil Abraham to submit your payment. Cash, check, and payment through Venmo will be accepted.
  4. Church T-shirts – are still available for $10. They will be sold today and next Sunday after service. 
  5. Souvenir Photo Session – As the souvenir for the Parish is being worked on, we need pictures of the parish administration and spiritual organizations. The souvenir photo session will be held on Sunday, August 21st. All are requested to stay back after service.
  6. Materials for the Souvenir – Drawings, reflections about the Parish, and articles can be reviewed by us if you need our suggestions before publishing it in the souvenir.
  7. Fifteen Day Lent – Lent of the falling asleep of the Mother of God continues on. Let us take this time to do Holy Confession, spend time reading scripture, and abstaining from certain types of food. Confession will be available by appointment.
  8. The Area Matura Conference:

MGOCSM of Northern NY/Boston/Connecticut & Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island 

Date/Time: Friday, August 12th (9 AM – 5 PM) to Saturday, August 13th (10 AM – 5 PM)

Venue: St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmont, NY

Speaker: Rev. Dn Levon Asdourian & Seminarian Bobby Varghese

Theme: Witness His Joy