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FRIENDS AND VISITOR SUNDAY

FRIENDS AND VISITOR SUNDAY It is always such a blessing to look around our church and see many friends. We have a strong and vibrant community and welcome those who may have been away for a while, or who are new to the Church. We look forward to greeting you today. Please plan to join us for refreshments after the Liturgy.



WALK FOR THE FOOD PANTRY

You can help by participating in a fun three-mile walk on Saturday, October 4th to benefit the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood. Take a leisurely walk around Nor-wood on this October morning. Walk alone or with a team. Be a walk sponsor and come to cheer on the walkers. Sign up sponsors for your walk around Norwood. Bring your signed sponsor sheet and pledge money the day of the walk. 100% of the money collected benefits the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the walk. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. from Grace Church on Chapel Street. Questions ?, contact:Deborah at dterry@ ifb.org or Sarah at malneritchs06@gmail.com.

And . . . October is our parish's month to collect for the Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food and personal hygiene items each Sunday in October. (If you can volunteer to take our collection to the Food Bank on Thursday mornings, please see Father Joseph)



LADIES MEETING

Ladies of Saint George, the next scheduled meeting is Sunday, October 19th after Liturgy.



METROPOLITAN'S ENTHRONEMENT

It is with great pleasure that the Antiochian Archdiocese announces the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. It will take place during December 5th - 7th at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. There will be services for Saint Nicholas Day, with the enthronement taking place at Vespers on December 6th. His Beatitude Patriarch John X will preside during this weekend. Details and hotel information are on-line at www.antiochian.org



EDUCATION DAY AT VLADS

Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Orthodox Education Day 2014: Divine Liturgy begins the day. "Do Books Still Matter? A Celebration of Orthodox Christian Publications" is this year's theme, and several Orthodox Christian publishers will be on hand, with books galore for sale. The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr will deliver the keynote: "From Scroll to Book to Net: the Web of Knowledge." Enjoy workshops, children's activities, and ethnic food.



ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America commenced its fifth annual meeting Monday, September 15, with a Pan- Orthodox Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas, Texas. Some two hundred people attended, including more than 30 bishops representing the member jurisdictions of the Assembly. The evening began with a Doxology-a service of thanksgiving-presided over by the Chairman of the Assembly, Archbishop Demetrios of America. Following the Doxology, a panel of bishops answered questions submitted by those in attendance. Questions pertained to the work of the Assembly, including youth ministry, interchurch relations, and evangelism and outreach, and challenges facing the Orthodox Church today, including questions of language, administrative reorganization, and persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Tuesday's session began with Divine Liturgy, and included a memorial for Metropolitan Philip.



BE PREPARED: REMINDER FROM IOCC

It was the events of 9/11 that led to the establishment of a network of Orthodox Christian clergy and laity trained in disaster response. The Emergency Response Network, also known as the "Orthodox Frontline", is comprised of more than 100 highly trained, credentialed and experienced emergency response personnel who nimbly assist communities and Orthodox parishioners in times of crisis. (Father Joseph received this training from IOCC last May.)

How you Can Get Involved : Prepare a disaster plan for you and your family by following the steps provided on the IOCC website at iocc.org/emergency. Get involved by organizing a drive to assemble emergency clean-up buckets, hygiene kits or infant kits for people in need following a disaster.



NICHOLS ST - THE ROOF - FUTURE PLANS

At the parish council last month, a number of important topics were discussed, including our land on Nichols Street, the replacement of the roof and a discussion with our architect. End of summer vacations and a long weekend slowed any recent developments, but below is a recap of where we stand:

Regarding Nichols Street, there have been lots of "hits" on the internet, but no bids yet. This indicates interest but also hesitation from buyers, likely due to the shape of the land and, according to our broker, the asking price. The realtor has had a number of meetings recently with interested parties.

As for the roof, the Council accepted a bid of $107,750 from Corolla Roofing of Winthrop, MA. This is for both the house and church, but does not include the narthex or altar roofs, as they are the areas for potential expansion. Contracts are being drawn up and work could begin this week or next. Corolla has an extensive portfolio which you can see at http://corollaroofing.com/

Finally, there was good discussion with our architect about what is possible on Atwood Avenue. Accessibility is still at the top of everyone's list, followed by upgrading the mechanical systems and expansion. As our church sits on "pre-exisiting / non-conforming" space, our next step is to check in with Town boards.

A number of you know about Saint Michael in Cotuit, with their recently installed elevator, newly constructed parish hall and iconostasis. Their scenario was much different than our's, but it demonstrates what a relatively small parish can do.



CALENDARS

AABA Annual Golf Tournament is September 15 at the Foxboro Country Club. 1:00 shotgun start. For tickets, reservations or sponsor information, phone Bill Seaver at 617-590-0253.

Sonia's Run: The annual 5K Race is September 20 at Saint George of West Roxbury. The run is at 9:00 am. See www.soniasrun.org for information.

Orthodox Men's Retreat: On the weekend of Sept. 19 - 21, Saint Stephen's Church will be holding our annual reteat at the Saint Methodios Retreat Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. This year's topic is Faith as A Verb: The Action and Existence of both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Bishop JOHN will lead the majority of the discussion. Contact mensgroup@stsoc.org for details.

The Saint Thekla / Saint Raphael Pilgrimage takes place September 26-28 at the Antiochian Village Conference Center. Phone AV at 724.238.3677 x426 or email barli@antiochianvillage.org for more info.





 

 


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Regular Schedule of Services

Sunday
9:00 AM - Matins
10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
11:30 AM - Coffee Hour

Saturday
5:00 PM - Great Vespers

Confessions are heard on Saturdays after Great Vespers or by appointment



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