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News and Notes
Annual Cutting of the Vasilopita:
The tradition of the cutting of a cake (called Vasilopita) with a hidden coin will be celebrated after Liturgy on January 6th. The person getting the coin is said to have good luck for the New Year!
Parish News - General Assembly Meeting
The Fall General Assembly was held on Sunday December 9th. The church business and activities for 2018 were reviewed. Plans and opportunities for 2019 were discussed. The special good news was that we will start having three Sundays with Liturgy each month! The expansion of the number of Sundays with Liturgy was a goal of the 2018 Parish Council. As reflected in the January schedule, the plan is to have Father John for two Sundays and a visiting Priest for the other Sunday.
Parish Council Nominations and elections were held at the end of the General Assembly Meeting.
The 2019 board members are:
Matthew Van Dinter
Tatiana Van Dinter
The next Parish council meeting will be held on Sunday January 20th and include the Oath of Office.
Liturgy and Typica Services
Father John Angelis is assigned to St Nectarios. He normally serves two weekends each month when he conducts several days of activities including a Sunday morning Divine Liturgy. In addition, when possible Divine Liturgy will be offered on a third Sunday each month by a visiting Priest.
January Liturgies: Father John will serve on January 6th and 20th. Fr. Seraphim will be visit us on Sunday, January 27th. He is from the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, WA.
Orthodox Sunday Church School
The New Year is a good time to start attending!. Two classes are being offered: one for younger and one for older children. Just come to Church with your children - the classes start after Communion. All are welcome!
Help Needed: Two adults are needed to help with the Sunday Church School classes. Currently we do have one person for each class – but having two people works out much better. Please contact Jim Droppo if you would be willing to be a helper for either of our classes.
Orthodox Discussion Meetings will be held at the St Nectarios Church on at 4pm Saturday January 5th and on Saturday January 19th. The topics are listed in the listing of church activities. Please come, and invite your friends to come with you, to enjoy what is normally a lively discussion – and learn more about Orthodoxy. These meetings are part of a series of informal meetings with Father John for discussions of church-related topics.
Father John Angelis is available for daytime visits, consultations, and confessions when he is at the St Nectarios Church. To make an appointment, please call him on his cell phone (2O6.678.636O).
Church Cleanup Activities
You (and your family) are invited to help in the routine clean-up of our church facility on Sunday – 1/13 after Typica service.
Prosphron Schedule: 1/6; Tatiana Van Dinter
1/20 Tammy Droppo; 1/27 Maria Touvannas
Fellowship Meal Schedule 1/6 - Mirna Bekhazi & Anne Ghan; 1/20 - Nancy Manthos & Maria Touvannas; 1/27 - Lorraine and Marguerite
Email Distribution List: If you would like to be on our email distribution list, please send a request to tricityorthodox.aol.com.
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