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SUNDAY                      NOVEMBER 18 – STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

  8:45 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                   Alexander Anagnos, Zografia Anagnos

                                    Fellowship Hour

                                    Family Synaxis Outing to Libertyville

TUESDAY                    NOVEMBER 20

10:00 a.m.                     TOTS

  4:30 p.m.                     Greek School

WEDNESDAY              NOVEMBER 21- ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE

  8:00 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

  6:00 p.m.                     Thanksgiving Eve Divine Liturgy

THURSDAY                 NOVEMBER  22 – THANKSGIVING DAY

                                    Church Office Closed

FRIDAY                       NOVEMBER 23

                                    Church Office Closed     

SUNDAY                      NOVEMBER 25 – FEAST DAY OF ST. KATHERINE

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

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Epistle Reading: Eph 4:1-7 --- Gospel Reading: Lk 12:16-21- Reader: Marilyn Athas

 

Christian Stewardship... is being good caretakers of all that God has given us. God has given each of us special and unique gifts. And through Holy Scripture He teaches us that all that we have, time, talents and treasure, is a loan. God lends everything to us and reminds us that one day He will ask us to give a detailed accounting of what we have done with the gifts He has given us. Archbishop Anastasios of Albania said something very interesting: “we find ourselves by offering ourselves.” The stewardship that you offer provides the resources for the many ministries that we offer. These ministries become a reality when we all do our share. Thank you to all of our faithful stewards who offer their time, talents and treasure to the Lord’s work. Please prayerfully fill out the stewardship card, offering your time, talents and treasure, and place it in the Stewardship basket as you leave.

 Missionary Work...Ted and Elaine Karamatskos will be leaving to serve as missionaries in Kenya for about a month. Please join with us as we pray for them at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. 

Children in the Loft...We greet the members from the “Children in the Loft” program singing along with our senior choir today. All Sunday School students 4th through 8th grades are invited to join them. For more information please email Bette Schieber at bmschieber@aol.com.

 Christmas Cards Forms...have been mailed and extra forms are in the Office. You can also email your response at holyapostleschurchoffice@comcast.net. Deadline is November 30th!

 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal...It is our hope that EVERY K thru 8th GRADER will participate!!! Rehearsal for the Christmas Pageant will be held today immediately following the Divine Liturgy.  K-3rd grade characters should come into church and choir members, 4th-8th, should report to the assigned classroom. It is not too late to register! The pageant will take place on Sunday, December 9th. There will be NO rehearsal on Sunday, November 25th. For any questions, please email Sandy Pihos at greeks1@gmail.com or call (630) 469-6069. 

 Free Thanksgiving Dinner…Rotary Club of Elmhurst and Diplomat West Banquet Hall sponsor a FREE Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the needy or just someone who is alone on Thanksgiving Day. Available tickets at the Church office.

 Greek School PTO Tiropites & Spanakopites Sale...is still going on! $25 per tray. Cash, credit card or check, payable to Holy Apostles Greek School PTO. 

Missions Ministry Volunteer Opportunity...Help the Missions Ministry, working with DuPage County PADS, prepare and serve meals for approximately 30 homeless families in the Hinsdale area on Saturday, December 1and 8 and January 5. You can volunteer using the following link through Sign-Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4CA5AF2DA5FF2-pads. You may also sign up in the multipurpose room or by contacting Freida Varlas at frieda@vmail3.com or (630) 335-3237. You can also help by a monetary donation to PADS to help support the homeless. Please make checks payable to Holy Apostles Church and write PADS in the memo and drop off or mail to the office by December 31.

Philoptochos...

Thanksgiving Food Drive...Last day to offer food items to the Loaves and Fishes collection. Collection bins have been set up in front of HARC. Thank you so much for your generous donations.

Christmas Breakfast will be on Sunday, December 9th, following Divine Liturgy.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet while the kids share their list with Santa! $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 5-10, and children under 4 are free. RSVP to Tina Dillon at (630) 254-5652 or tina660@sbcglobal.net. You can also make RSVP with Anthoula Pomrening at (708) 341-0258 or akpomrening@gmail.com

 Save the Date...Family Synaxis will have a Father Daughter Dance on January 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm. We need volunteers to help with this event. To volunteer, please contact Mindy Vasilakopoulos at m.vasil@comcast.net.

Wednesday Night Bible Study... with Barbara Pappas will not meet this week. The next session will take place on November 28th, with a discussion of Chapters Six through Eight of the Book of Genesis. 

 Wreath Sale...Our basketball teams are selling beautiful wreaths for your holiday needs. Pick-up for your orders is Sunday, December 2nd after church. For questions, please call Aleka Ernst (630) 561-1660 or email alekaernst@aol.com.