Announcements for the Week of November 10th

Coffee hour after Liturgy this Sunday is hosted by Tony and Becky Marketon in memory of their beloved son Mark. May his memory be eternal. We will be offering loukoumades during coffee to benefit "Mark's Friends", the Mark Marketon Memorial Fund, whose proceeds are supporting the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Join us in fellowship as we honor the memory of Mark.

Today we will have a 40-Day Blessing for both Erica (mom) and Penelope (daughter) Papuchis following the Divine Liturgy.

Thank you to all the Stewards who attended last Sunday's General Assembly.

All the faithful are invited to attend the Feastday celebration of St. John Chrysostom, the Patron Saint of the Metropolis of New Jersey, at the Chapel of the Metropolis of New Jersey (215 E. Grove St. Westfield, NJ 07090). Hierarchical Great Vespers begin at 6:30pm on November 12th and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy begins at 9am on November 13th.

The Sacrament of Holy Unction will be held on the evening on the first day of the Nativity Fast, Friday, Nov. 15th at St. Nicholas in Baltimore, MD at 6:00pm.

Stewardship Sunday Luncheon and Blessing of the 2020 stewardship cards will take place on Sunday, November 17th following the Divine Liturgy. Your 2020 Stewardship card and letter from Fr. George was mailed to your home this past week, in this letter Fr. George shares the blessings of the new ministries at the Church. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming stewardship luncheon, if you would like to also pick up a 2020 Stewardship card, they are available in the Narthex.

The Salvation Army Christmas Stockings are due back by November 17. We thank you in advance for your continued generosity. Contact Marie Carras for additional information at mmcarras@aol.com

Interested in baking Prosfora? Join us on Saturday, November 23rd and learn how to make them. This is a wonderful ministry of the Church that bestows blessings upon the one offering and for whom they are offered at the Divine Liturgy. Please contact Fr. George if you're interested in participating.

The Ladies Philoptochos Society is collecting oral hygiene kits to accompany our Mission of Mercy deliveries on December 15. Philoptochos will provide the toothbrushes. We're asking our parishioners to help us complete the oral hygiene kits with your donations of Travel Size toothpaste, mouthwash & floss into the basket located in the fellowship hall.

The next Three Hierarchs Bookclub Gathering will be on Saturday, December 7th beginning at 6pm, to discuss the book, On the Incarnation by St. Athanasios, if you would like to be apart of the Bookclub, please email Fr. George.

Bible Study: Our Bible study session has begun and meets every Tuesday at 7pm. We are studying the Epistles of the New Testament. Please contact Fr. George if you're interested in participating. 
 
The Saint Eugenia Philoptochos has launched a website! You can find us at https://www.sainteugeniaphiloptochos.net . Our calendar of events and online links for Agora items, membership and more are available through the website.  We hope you use it often!
November Gyro Days:  will be held from November 14th through November 24th, if you would like to volunteer as a cashier, please contact April at the Church office.  

The Ladies Philoptochos Society is preparing for the upcoming Gyro Days & Bake Sale on November 14-24.  Please share your baking talents with us.  Your generous donations of Greek and American specialties are greatly appreciated.  100% of the proceeds of this event go directly to the worthy charities of our Philoptochos chapter. We can use karithopita, paximathia, finikia, koulourakia, kourembiethes, glaktoboureko, brownies, cookies, cupcakes or anything else your blessed hands can offer!
We'll be packaging pastries on Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm.
Contact Donna Moore for more information at dmoore3303@gmail.com  
 
Three Hierarchs Bookstore: We are planning on opening the Three Hierarchs Bookstore in the Dr. Peter Tsaknis Social Hall in the near future. The bookstore will offer books, icons, prayer ropes, incense, censers and other spiritually edifying material. We are in need of volunteers to staff it on Sunday's. If you're interested in participating in this new parish ministry, please contact Fr. George.

The Laconian Society of Washington DC will have having their 84th Laconian Dance on Friday, November 29th, 2019 at the Hilton Rockville, located at 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Time is 8:00 PM til 1:00 AM. Call John Goranitis at 571-238-3015 for information and tickets. 

 ST. PHOTIOS GREEK ORTHODOX SHRINE ~ 2019 ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST: The Essay Contest Program is generously supported through the estate of Mrs. Katie D'Anna and AHEPA Socrate Chapter #6, located in Jacksonville, Florida. The St. Photios Foundation, Inc. invites all teenagers 13-19 years of age to submit a 1,000-word essay to the St. Photios Essay Committee to participate in the annual Essay Contest. Prices are awarded to the top three essays: 1st place wins $500; 2nd place wins $250 and 3rd place wins $100. The Committee accepts submissions through January 6, 2020. The essays are judged by an independent panel. Call the Church office for details.

Having worshiped and prayed together, our Sunday Coffee Hour is a wonderful time for fellowship. We are asking all parishioners to sign up and host a coffee hour. Just one Sunday per family will fill all available slots for the year. As a blessing for you and your family, consider sponsoring a Coffee Hour to coincide with your patron Saint's Feast day or any other momentous occasion you happen to be celebrating. Call the church office for assistance.