Bulletin October 8, 2017

Let Us Remember in Prayer: Those who are ill or convalescing. May our Lord Jesus Christ, the Physician and Healer of souls and bodies, grant them peace and good health for many blessed years.
Please let Fr. Lewis know if anyone should be added or taken away from this prayer list.

Saint Gregory’s Slavic Food Festival:

Food Festival Update, October 8

Raffle tickets are ready for you to pick up. Last weeks bulletin had the incorrect amount for second prize. It is $250, not $500. Tickets sell for $1 each or 6 for $5. Your envelope contains 24 tickets for $20. Take extras to sell to friends, neighbors, etc. Give the money to Joanne or Sue and put your tickets in the drum.
Preordered kolácsi needs to be picked up. Please pick-up and pay for yours today so we can close the books on these. After October 15, in our hurry to do so many things in a short period of time, it is possible yours may inadvertently get defrosted or sold along with those for the public.
Door prizes for kids and adults can be brought in and left: on the table with the door prize sign. Only new things, please. Whatever you bring will be a treasure for someone.
On Saturday, October 14, we will sell raffle tickets in front of the Safeway in Greenbelt. The area is protected from the weather and we’ll have folding chairs and a table. We had success with this activity years ago before the economy crashed. Please call Sue if you would like to help sell tickets.
Next Sunday, October 15, is when the items for serving hot foods and bakery items need to be brought from the attic to the hall. The sign-up sheet for working at the festival will be available that day as well.
Somewhere between Monday October 16 and Thursday October 19, help is needed to lightly clean inside the church (dusting pews, removing seat stains, clean icon screen doors, get rid of cobwebs in church and in foyers, etc. A good vacuuming will be done closer to Nov. 4). We also need to move kolácsi from one freezer to another.
Holupki: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21
Haluški: Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1
(We will begin around 9AM and end around 2-3PM)
Food Festival November 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Can you reserve one to three hours on November 4 to help out at our Food Festival. For more information, contact festival coordinator Sue.

Eastern Christian Formation: ECF classes will resume this year. Please let Fr. Lewis know if your children will be participating and what grades they are in. Because of parish dynamics it seems we will have the program once or twice a month to help younger children understand better those aspects of the faith particular to the Byzantine Tradition, and for the adolescence to learn how to engage our current cultural landscape. We will begin our Eastern Christian Formation (ECF) program on Sunday, October 29.

Traveling Vocation Icon Program: Our Metropolia is embarking on a traveling Vocation Icon Program for all of the faithful of our Churches to pray for and encourage vocations to the religious life: presbyterate, diaconate, consecrated life of men and women monastics. Prayer is one of the most important aspects of our faith in God and when we pray fervently with full trust in God, our prayers will be answered. Please consider bringing the Vocation Icon into your home for a week and praying for vocations to strengthen our church and to lead us all to heaven.
So far those who have signed up to pray for vocations are: week of Oct. 1—Mary Jane; Oct. 8—Nick. Sign up sheet is in church hall.

Upcoming Parish And Eparchial Events
Oct. 20 Holupki making Day 1
Oct. 21 Holupki making Day 2
Oct. 29 Catechetical Sunday: beginning of ECF program after the Divine Liturgy
Oct. 31 Haluški making Day 1
Nov. 1 Haluški making Day 2
Nov. 4 The Great Slavic Food Festival
Dec. 3 Saint Nicholas Celebration

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