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SUNDAY                      MARCH 15 - SUNDAY OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

                                    CELEBRATION OF BOOKS

  8:15 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                    Sotirios Beicos, Gail Patinos, Nicholas Patinos

                                    Fellowship Hour

MONDAY                    MARCH 16

  6:30 p.m.                     Great Compline

  7:45 p.m.                     Saints Peter and Paul Divorce Rebuilders

TUESDAY                    MARCH 17

12:00 p.m.                     Sixth Hour

  4:30 p.m.                     Greek School

  6:00 p.m.                     Paraklesis to St. Nikiforos the Leper

WEDNESDAY              MARCH 18

                                    NO Adult Fellowship and Bible Study

  5:30 p.m./ 6:00 p.m.      Ninth Hour and Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

  7:30 p.m.                     Lenten Dinner

  7:30 p.m.                     Choir Federation Rehearsal

THURSDAY                 MARCH 19

10:30 a.m.                     TOTS

12:00 p.m.                     Sixth Hour

  4:30 p.m.                     Greek School

FRIDAY                       MARCH 20

  4:30 p.m.                     Adventure Theater

  7:00 p.m.                     Third Heretismi Service

  8:30 p.m.                     Choir Rehearsal

  8:30 p.m.                     Communing with the Saints

  8:30 p.m.                     GOYA Dinner

SUNDAY                      MARCH 22- SUNDAY OF HOLY CROSS                               

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

                                    CELEBRATION OF BOOKS

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Epistle Reading: Heb 1:10-14; 2:1-3 -   Gospel Reading: Mk 2:1-12 - Reader: Tom Gregory

 

Fellowship Hour is being hosted today by Celebration of Books.

 

Celebration of Books Week... After carefully considering the escalating public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus and learning that our invited speakers are not allowed to travel, we have, regretfully, decided to cancel this year's "Celebration of Books" lectures. This is a great disappointment to all of us because "Book Week" has been a source of spiritual food for so many of our faithful over the years. We do have some good news, though!

The books and Orthodox items will still be available to view and purchase so that you can expand your Orthodox resources!

In these uncertain times, we should surround ourselves with the Christian armor of prayer and remember that our hope rests in God alone who is the author of our lives and the healer of our souls and bodies.

Although this is a time to be cautious, careful and follow the advice of medical professionals, we should also remember that our best defense and protection is trusting in the Lord and placing ourselves in His care and protection. 

With this in mind, we will follow our regular Lenten weekly schedule of services:

Sunday: Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.α

Monday: Compline at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Presanctified Liturgy at 6 PM

Friday: Salutations at 7:00 p.m. 

We will add a service on Tuesday night (March 17th) at 6 PM and pray a Paraklesis to St. Nikiforos the Leper and Wonderworker which will be followed by the Blessing of the Waters. At the end of the service, Holy Water will be distributed. May our gracious Lord bless, guide and strengthen all of us in these challenging times.

 

Bible Buddies...is a new program taking place every Saturday during Lent from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Come join us as we learn how much Jesus loves us! All children and teenagers welcome!

Lenten snacks will be provided!

 

"Communing with the Saints"...Following the Heretismi services on Friday evenings during Lent, we will be continuing our inspiring series of four brief spiritual talks, "Communing with the Saints." The discussions will be 30 minutes long. Fr. Nicholas, Fr. John, and Fr. Perry will alternate leading these sessions. All ages are encouraged to come!

 

Donations are Needed…for flowers placed at the Icon of the Theotokos during the Friday Services of Salutations and Easter Services. Please contact the office if you wish to share this love offering!

 

DupagePads Volunteer Opportunities...Please volunteer to help prepare and serve dinner for DupagePads homeless families and individuals on Friday, April 3rd, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Chapel, in Hinsdale. To sign up and for more details, please go to our website and click on the link.

 

Philoptochos...

Blankets of Love...Thank you to all who donated blankets for our annual collection. We collected 149 blankets! The blankets were donated to The Cradle adoption agency, the NICU at Loyola University Medical Center and the layette program at the PRC in Wheaton. Your support is sincerely appreciated!

Easter Candle Sales...Decorated candles for Pascha (lambathes) will be available to purchase after the Divine Liturgy on Sundays beginning March 22nd and after the services on the Saturday of Lazarus and Holy Wednesday. These make great gifts for godparents to give to their godchildren.  Please contact Angela Karras Neboyskey at arkarras@hotmail.com or (773)719-2619 with any questions.

Lenten Dinner...Philoptochos will sponsor the Lenten Dinner following the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy on Wednesday, April 1st. A variety of foods will be offered in a buffet, potluck style dinner. If you would like to assist with this, please contact Sundy Urban at sguteachmusic@aol.com or (708)302-7454.

 

Vacation Bible School...will be held from June 15 to June 19. Vacation Bible School is open to all children who turned 3 last September up to 5th graders who have completed their 5th grade year.