1 Agape News August 2007
2 PICTURES The Lubbers in Constantinople with His All Holiness Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW GOYA Fellowship at Splash Landing Altarboys at the Steamwheeler Game
3 PASTORAL MESSAGE Dear Parishioners, Greetings in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We are now entering into a period of Holy Days that can be a source of growth for each of us just as are Lent and Pascha. This is the period of preparation for the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is a time of preparation through fasting and prayer. It is a time of supplication for health of our loved ones at the Paraklesis Services. It is a time of feasting for our Beloved Parish of the Assumption Nameday. Most importantly, it is a time in which we offer ourselves to the Lord and show our love for Him and His Mother. No one but a mother knows a mother s love!!! The Theotokos is the mother of the Lord. The Panagia is the mother of all!!! She is the Platytera - with love wider than the Heavens!!! Show Her your faith! Do not let these days pass without offering your time, talents and treasures to the Lord. Make it a priority to participate in all the Paraklesis Services, Great Vespers and Weekday and Sunday Divine Liturgies. Fast the first 14 days of August - while offering your prayers to the Lord. Offer a special offering to the Church in honor of a loved one. Practice the faith!!! In Christ s Love, Rev. Father Jon Boukis
4 TO RECEIVE MAILINGS... Beginning September 1, 2007 Church Mailings will be sent only to Stewards of the Church and to Sponsors of the Agape News. Please fill out a Stewardship Card and Sponsor the Agape News today!!! SACRAMENTS The handmaiden of God Anna (Pamela Marston) was Baptized on July 1, 2007, by G o d p a r e n t V i c t o r i a Coppage. May God grant you many years!!! DONATIONS Thank you to John and MaryBeth Stopoulos for donating the Steamwheeler tickets for the Altarboy Outing. It was a blast!!! Thank you to Charles and Jeanne Maroudas, the parents of Celia Lubbers, who made a very generous donation to the New Organ Fund. May Gad continue to Bless your home! The Organ Balance is now $3400. Please help make it $0!!!
5 PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS The Philoptochos will have its 1st meeting of the year on Sunday, August 26th, following the Coffee Hour. We will be deciding on our fundraisers and activities for the year please make this meeting a priority. The Philoptochos will host the reception following our Nameday Great Vespers (Dormition on the Theotokos) on the evening of August 14th. Please prepare an item for the reception and remember that we are still in a fasting period. Them Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos Luncheon will be Saturday, September 15th. We will be reserving a table of 10 for this event please mark this on your calendars. Contact: Yvonne Constantinou (563) FOOD PANTRY Philanthropy is a must!!! Bring Canned and Dry Goods to the new collection bin in the hallway by the Church Entrance. Like Pancake Mix, Syrup, Saltines, Cereal, Bathroom Tissues, Canned Veggies and Fruits, etc. Not...Candy, Twinkies, Condensed Milk, Coffeemate, powdered sugar, oregano, etc. This is a time to bring staples to those in need, not clean out our pantries!!! Donated Items are taken to the Food Pantry at the Christ United Methodist Church. They are always most appreciative of our contributions. Let s show them that the Orthodox also love their neighbors.
6 SUNDAY SCHOOL Introducing the Spiritual Arrows All children with attendance of 80% or better have hit the mark and will be listed monthly in the Agape News as based on cumulative attendance. Spiritual Arrows with 3 absences or less for the entire year will be recognized at the end of the year with a special gift to acknowledge their dedication to Religious Education. Attendance is Important!!! Hit the Mark!!! The Sundays School Classes are on Summer Break and will resume on September 9 th. Watch your Agape News for more new programs that will be introduced in September!!! Contact: Fr. Jon (309)
7 JOY NEWS In September, we will have our 1st JOY Event!!! Parents, call Fr. Jon with your ideas - tell me what your children would like to do!!! What is JOY? JOY is the Fellowship Group of our young children (Pre-GOYA). JOY brings together our children to learn the Treasures of our Greek Orthodox Faith through fun and exciting social events and service projects. It is important that our youth be able to develop strong friendships with other Orthodox children as to provide a positive influence in this confusing world. Contact: Fr. Jon (309) GOYA NEWS It s Back to School Month, so we ll take a short break for August and then hit it hard in September with Elections of Officers, Meetings, Fellowship Events and Service Projects. We re all busy but don't miss Divine Liturgy!!! Contact: Fr. Jon (309) GOLDEN CIRCLE Please make note of the following events: August 18 - Panagia s Dance September 8 - Dinner for Fr. Basil and John Velon September 9 - Greek Fest Golf Tournament September 15 - Metropolis Philoptochos Luncheon So much to do - Golden Circle will resume in October! Contact: Litsa Gregory (309)
8 CANA COUPLES FELLOWSHIP On Saturday, August 25th, the Couples of our Community will meet for Hors d oeuvres at Bennigan s and then it s off to Comedy Sportz for an evening of fun. Come and enjoy!!! Call Fr. Jon to RSVP so that we may reserve a private room ASAP. We will meet at Bennigan s Grill and Tavern (226 17th Street in Rock Island) at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $30 per couple, which covers hors d oeuvres and the show!!! Contact: Fr. Jon (309) MEN S FELLOWSHIP Will the Men s Group be travelling to Iowa City for the Big Game? versus We may have tickets on August 9th!!! Fr. Jon at if you want to be on the waiting list. Contact: John Stopoulos (309) LADIES FELLOWSHIP The Next Fellowship Event will be a Card Stamping Party On Wednesday, October 17th, at 6:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars Contact: Tracey Theofilis (309)
9 ADULT GREEK CLASSES Fr. Basil Papanikolaou will be teaching 2 Adult Greek Classes this Fall at the Assumption Church. This is a wonderful opportunity for our parishioners to begin learning the Greek Language or to brush up the old vocabulary. Beginning Greek No precious knowledge required (only a high degree of motivation). This class will introduce spoken and written Modern Greek including the Alphabet, grammatical sentence structure, declension of nouns, conjugation of verbs, conversational drilling and reading simple texts. 10 classes beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:00pm-8:30pm. Minimum 5 students. Advanced This class is designed for the individual who knows some Greek and wants to improve reading and conversational skills, vocabulary and conversational fluency. The focus will be on greater variety of styles and levels of discourse and usage with an increased study in the written language and more formal grammar and syntax. 10 classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7:00pm-8:30pm. Minimum 5 students. The cost of each course is $100 per student. Please contact the Church to register. BIBLE STUDY One plants in you the seeds and another does the watering - but it is...only God, who gives the growth (1 Corinthians 3:6) Beginning September 17, 2007 the Bible Study will meet every Monday evening from 6:00pm-7:30 to study St. Paul s 1 st Letter to the Corinthians. This book is filled with application that is not only applicable at the time of Christ, but to us today. Come and learn about the role of the Clergy, clicks in the church, pride, spiritual discernment, proper attire, marriage, marital relations, divorce and much more!!! Make Bible Study a priority!!! Keep your Monday evenings open!!! Contact: Fr. Jon (309)
10 BEHEADING OF THE FORERUNNER Celebrated August 29 The divine St John the Baptist, who by many miracles was both conceived and born; who was filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb: sealed with his own blood the truth of his words and was made a sacred victim for the divine Law at the hands of a transgressor. This was Herod Antipas, the Tetrarch of Galilee, the son of Herod the Great. This man had a lawful wife, the daughter of Arethas (or Aretas), the King of Arabia. Without any cause, and against every commandment of the Law, he put her away and took to himself Herodias, the wife of his deceased brother Philip, to whom Herodias had borne a daughter, Salome. He would not desist from this unlawful union even when John, the preacher of repentance, the bold and austere accuser of the lawless, censured him and told him, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife" (Mark 6: 18). Thus Herod, besides his other unholy acts, added yet this, that he apprehended John and shut him in prison; and perhaps he would have killed him straightway, had he not feared the people, who had extreme reverence for John. Certainly, in the beginning, he himself had great reverence for this just and holy man. But finally, being pierced with the sting of a mad lust for the woman Herodias, he laid his defiled hands on the teacher of purity on the very day he was celebrating his birthday. When Salome, Herodias' daughter, had danced in order to please him and those who were supping with him, he promised her -- with an oath more foolish than any foolishness -- that he would give her anything she asked, even unto the half of his kingdom. And she, consulting with her mother, straightway asked for the head of John the Baptist in a charger. Hence this transgressor of the Law, preferring his lawless oath above the precepts of the Law, fulfilled this godless promise and filled his loathsome banquet with the blood of the Prophet. So it was that that all-venerable head, revered by the Angels, was given as a prize for an abominable dance, and became the plaything of the dissolute daughter of a debauched mother. As for the body of the divine Baptist, it was taken up by his disciples and placed in a tomb (Mark 6: 21-29).
11 THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION Celebrated August 6 Our Lord had spoken to His disciples many times not only concerning His Passion, Cross, and Death, but also concerning the coming persecutions and afflictions that they themselves would endure. Since all these evils were near at hand, but the enjoyment of good things which they hoped to receive in their stead was yet to come, our Savior desired to give them full assurance, evidently and openly, concerning that glory which is prepared for those who endure to the end. Therefore, fulfilling that which He had promised shortly before, that "there be some standing here which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in His Kingdom" (Matt. 16:28), He took His three foremost disciples and ascended Mount Tabor, where He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light. Suddenly, together with this dread and marvelous effulgence of light, there appeared those pinnacles of the Prophets, Moses and Elias, who spoke with the Lord Jesus concerning His saving Passion which was about to take place. Standing before Him as reverent servants, they showed that He is the Lord of both the living and the dead, for Moses came forth from Hades, having died many centuries before, and Elias, as it were from heaven, whither he had been taken up while yet alive. After a little while a radiant cloud overshadowed them and out of the cloud they heard that same voice which had been heard at the Jordan at the Baptism of Christ, testifying to the Divinity of Jesus and saying: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased; hear ye Him"(Mt. 17: 5). Such are the marvels, truly worthy of God, celebrated in this present feast, which is an image and prefiguring of the future state of the righteous, whose splendor the Lord spoke of, saying: "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun" (Matt. 13:43). It is because of this that the Kontakion of this Feast is said daily (when there is not a great feast) in the Service of the Typica in perpetual commemoration of the glory that will be the lot of the Saints. According to tradition, the Lord's Transfiguration came to pass forty days before His Crucifixion; this is why the Transfiguration is celebrated forty days before the Exaltation of the Cross.
12 DIAKONIA Prosforo Schedule August 5 Paraskevi Stamatoukos August 12 Maria Georgiadis August 19 Toula Poulimas August 26 Elaine Eleftheropoulos Coffee Hour August 5 Not Yet Requested August 12 John and MaryBeth Stopoulos August 19 Fr. Jon and Presbytera Doreece August 26 Olvera Family Sunday Gospel and Epistle Readings August 5 Gospel Matthew 17:14-23 Epistle I Corinthians 4:9-16 August 12 Gospel Matthew 18:23-35 Epistle I Corinthians 9:2-12 August 19 Gospel Matthew 19:16-26 Epistle I Corinthians 19:16-26 August 26 Gospel Matthew 21:33-42 Epistle I Corinthians 21:33-42 Parish Council Ushering Teams & Schedule St. Matthew St. Mark St. Luke St.John 9:15 Celia Lubbers Cathy Diakogeorgiou Michael Weis Bill Theofilis 9:40 George Bagatelas Michael Haney Michael Kandis Deno Kandis 9:55 Lee Dokolas Abraham Chirackal John Stopoulos Lambros Mihalopoulos August 5 St. Mark August 12 St. Luke August 19 St. John August 26 St. Matthew
13 SERVICE SCHEDULE August 1 Wednesday SMALL PARAKLESIS SERVICE 7:00 p.m. August 3 Friday SMALL PARAKLESIS SERVICE 7:00 p.m. August 5 Sunday 10TH SUNDAY OF SAINT MATTHEW Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. August 6 Monday FEAST OF HOLY TRANSFIGURATION Orthros 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. August 6 Monday SMALL PARAKLESIS SERVICE 7:00 p.m. August 8 Wednesday SMALL PARAKLESIS SERVICE 7:00 p.m. August 10 Friday SMALL PARAKLESIS SERVICE 7:00 p.m. August 12 Sunday 11TH SUNDAY OF SAINT MATTHEW Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. August 13 Monday SMALL PARAKLESIS SERVICE 7:00 p.m. August 14 Tuesday EVE OF THE DORMITION OF THE Great Vespers THEOTOKOS (CHURCH NAMEDAY) 7:00 p.m. (Artoklasia and Reception to Follow) August 15 Wednesday FEASTDAY OF THE DORMITION OF Orthros Divine Liturgy THE THEOTOKOS (CHURCH NAMEDAY) 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. August 19 Sunday 12TH SUNDAY OF SAINT MATTHEW Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. August 26 Sunday 13TH SUNDAY OF SAINT MATTHEW Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. August 29 Thursday BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Orthros 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
14 A CHURCH. Sunday Monday Tuesday U G U 10th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Coffee Hour 5 6 Feast of Holy Transfiguration Orthros 9:30am Divine Liturgy 10:00am 7:00pm - Paraklesis 7 S T 11th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Coffee Hour 12 7:00pm - Paraklesis :00pm - Great Vespers of the Dormition of the Theotokos - Reception to follow th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Coffee Hour 13th Sunday of Matthew Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Coffee Hour Philoptochos Meeting September Agape News Assembly Day 28
15 CALENDAR Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 9:00am-3:00pm Philoptochos Rummage Sale 3 9:00am-3:00pm Philoptochos Rummage Sale 4 7:00pm - Paraklesis 7:00pm - Paraklesis :00pm - Paraklesis 7:00pm - Paraklesis 15 Feast of The Dormition of The Theotokos Orthros 9:30am Divine Liturgy 10:00am *Church Nameday* 7:00pm Parish Council Meeting Panagia s Dance :00am Malankara Holy Qurbana (Indian Orthodox Divine Liturgy) Cana Couples Outing to Comedy Sportz 29 Feast of The Beheading of St. John the Baptist Orthros 9:30am Divine Liturgy 10:00am Fasting Symbols Strict Fast Wine and Oil Allowed Fish Allowed Fast Free
16 ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΩΝ 1 Αυγούστου Τετάρτη Μικρό Παράκλησις 7:00 μ.μ. 3 Αυγούστου Παρασκευή Μικρό Παράκλησις 7:00 μ.μ. 5 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή Ι Ματθαίου Όρθρος 9:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ. 6 Αυγούστου Δευτέρα Η Μεταμόρφωσις του Κυρίου Όρθρος 9:30 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ. 6 Αυγούστου Δευτέρα Μικρό Παράκλησις 7:00 μ.μ. 8 Αυγούστου Τετάρτη Μικρό Παράκλησις 7:00 μ.μ. 10 Αυγούστου Παρασκευή Μικρό Παράκλησις 7:00 μ.μ. 12 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή ΙΑ Ματθαίου Όρθρος 9:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ. 13 Αυγούστου Δευτέρα Μικρό Παράκλησις 7:00 μ.μ. 14 Αυγούστου Τρίτη Προεόρτια Κοίμησεως Θεοτόκου Μέγας Εσπερινός 7:00 μ.μ. (και Αρτοκλασία) 15 Αυγούστου Τετάρτη Η Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου Όρθρος 9:30 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ. 19 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή ΙΒ Ματθαίου Όρθρος 9:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ. 26 Αυγούστου Κυριακή Κυριακή ΙΓ Ματθαίου Όρθρος 9:00 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ. 29 Αυγούστου Πεμπτή Αποτομή Κεφαλής Αγίου Προδρόμου Όρθρος 9:30 π.μ. Θεία Λειτουργία 10:00 π.μ.
17 Η ΜΕΤΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΥΡΙΟΥ 6 Αυγούστου Κ α τ ά τ η δ ι ή γ η σ η τ ω ν Ευαγγελιστών, ο Κύριός μας Ιησούς Χριστός πήρε απο τους μαθητές τον Πέτρο, τον Ιωάννη και τον Ιάκοβω και ανέβηκε στο όρος Θαβώρ για να προσευχηθεί. Οι τρείς μαθητές Του, όπως ήταν κουρασμένοι απο τη δύσκολη ανάβαση στο Θαβώρ και ενώ κάθησαν να ξεκουρασθούν, έπεσα ν σε βαθύ ύπνο. Όταν, όμως, ξύπνησαν, αντίκρυσαν απροσδόκητο και εξαίσιο θέαμα. Το πρόσωπο του Κυρίου άστραφτε σαν τον ήλιο, και τα φορέματά Του ήταν λευκά σαν το φώς. Τον περιστοίχιζαν δε και συνομιλούσαν μαζί Του δυό άνδρες, ο Μωϋσής και ο Ηλίας. Αφού οι μαθητές συνήλθαν κάπως απο την έκπληξη, ο πάντα ενθουσιώδης, Πέτρος, θέλοντας να διατηρηθεί αυτή η αγία μέθη που προκαλούσε η ακτινοβολία του Κυρίου, ικετευτικά είπε να στήσουν τρείς σκηνές. Μία για τον Κύριο, μία για το Μωϋσή και μία για τον Ηλία. Πρίν προλάβει, όμως, να τελειώσει τη φράση του, ήλθε σύννεφο που τους σκέπασε και μέσα απ αυτό ακούστηκε φωνή που έλεγε: "Ούτος έστιν ο υιός μου ο αγαπητός, αυτού ακούετε". Δηλαδή, Αυτός είναι ο Υιός μου ο αγαπητός, που τον έστειλα για να σωθεί ο κόσμος. Αυτόν να ακούτε. Οφείλουμε, λοιπόν, και εμείς όχι μόνο να Τον ακούμε, αλλά και να Τον υπακούμε. Σε οποιοδήποτε δρόμο μας φέρει, είμαστε υποχρεωμένοι να πειθαρχούμε.
18 Η ΚΟΙΜΗΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΥ 15 Αυγούστου Όπως είναι γνωστό, επάνω απο το Σταυρό ο Κύριός μας Ιησούς Χριστός, έδωσε εντολή και την Παναγία μητέρα του παρέλαβε ο Ιωάννης ο Ευαγγελιστής στο σπίτι του, όπου διέμενε μαζί με τον αδελφό του Ιάκωβο και τη μητέρα του Σαλώμη, συγγενή της Θεοτόκου. Όταν δε ήλθε η στιγμή να τελειώσει την επίγεια ζωή της, άγγελος Κυρίου της το έκανε γνωστό τρείς μέρες πρίν. Η χαρά της Θεοτόκου υπήρξε μεγάλη, διότι θα συναντούσε το μονογενή της Υιό και Θεό όλων των ανθρώπων. Πήγε, λοιπόν, και προσευχήθηκε στο όρος των Ελαιών, όπου συνήθιζε να προσεύχεται και ο Κύριος Ιησούς. Έπειτα, γύρισε στο σπίτι του Ιωάννη, όπου έκανε γνωστή την επικείμενη κοίμησή της. Η παράδοση αναφέρει ότι την τρίτη ημέρα απο την εμφάνιση του αγγέλου, λίγο πρίν κοιμηθεί η Θεοτόκος, οι Απόστολοι δεν ήταν όλοι στα Ιεροσόλυμα, αλλά σε μακρινούς τόπους όπου κήρυτταν το Ευαγγέλιο. Τότε, ξαφνικά νεφέλη τους άρπαξε και τους έφερε όλους μπροστά στο κρεβάτι, όπου ήταν ξαπλωμένη η Θεοτόκος και περίμενε την κοίμησή της. Όταν εκοιμήθη, με ψαλμούς και ύμνους την τοποθέτησαν στο μνήμα της Γεσθημανή. Μετά τρείς ημέρες, άνοιξαν τον τάφο και έκπληκτοι διαπίστωσαν ότι η Παναγία αναστήθηκε σωματικά και ανελήφθη στους ουρανούς. Και βέβαια, όλη η ανθρωπότητα, με ευγνωμοσύνη για τις πρεσβείες της στο Σωτήρα Χριστό, αναφωνεί: "Χαίρε, ώ Μήτερ της ζωής".
19 PANAGIA S DANCE Assumption Nameday Dinner Dance Hors d oeuvres Dinner Dessert Dancing Cash Bar Saturday, August 18 th 5:00-11:30 p.m. Please join us for a fun-filled evening! Hors d oeuvres 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Adults $15 in advance (by noon 8/15/07) $20 at the door Children (under 12) $6.00 For reservations, please call the Church Office at (309)
20 ANNUAL GOLF OUTING The 1st Annual Greek Cultural Festival Golf Tournament Sunday, September 9, 2007 at the TPC at Deere Run 12 Noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start $125 per golfer includes Greens Fees, Practice Range, Cart, Locker Room and Shower Facilities, Lunch, On Course Soft Drinks, Hors d oeuvres, On Course Proximity Events Sponsorship Opportunities: Presenting Sponsor ($2500) Hole Sponsor ($500) Hors d oeuvres Sponsor ($1500) Beverage Cart Sponsor ($500) Lunch Sponsor ($1000)
21 GOLF OUTING REGISTRATION Name: Company: Address: City/State/Zip: Phone: I am reserving a Foursome w/hole sponsorship, attached is a check(s) For foursome(s) x $900 = I am organizing a Foursome, attached is a check(s) For foursome(s) x $500 = I am golfing as an individual; please place me in a foursome or with: Attached is my $125 payment. I can t golf, but wish to sponsor a hole for $500. Company/Individual Name: I can t golf, but please accept my donation of $ Please Make Check Payable To: Greek Cultural Festival And Return Prior To Friday, September 1 st, 2007 Golfer #2 Golfer #3 Golfer #4 Additional Golfers for Foursome Reservations
22 Growing Up Greek in America Saturday, November 10, night only at the Assumption Cultural Center This is a limited engagement!!! Tickets are $50 per person All seating is reserved - tables of 10 may be reserved - but hurry, seating is limited!!! Mezathakia will be served!!! Return the reservation form and secure your table today!!!
23 Basile Growing Up Greek in America Reservations Tables are reserved on a 1st Come 1st Served Basis - Those who reply 1st, get the best seating!!! So reserve your table today!!! As of August 1st, This Event is now open to the public!!! Reservation Name I would like to reserve a table of 10. Attached is a check for $500 I would like to reserve a table of 10. I will come to the Church Office in the next 14 days and pay with MasterCard / Visa. I would like to reserve tickets at $50 each. Attached is a check for $ I would like to reserve tickets at $50 each. I will come to the Church Office in the next 14 days and pay with MasterCard / Visa. For Office Use Only Date Reserved Date Paid Mastercard Visa Check #
24 PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS Annual RUMMAGE SALE Friday, August 3 rd Saturday, August 4 th 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Great Items from Over 50 Households! Kids Clothes Home Furnishings Knick Knacks Kitchen Items Seasonal Decor Books Toys and much, much more! Please bring your unwanted treasures (and all your extra shopping bags) to the Sunday School Rooms. Don t forget to come and shop there are many amazing buys available to those who come early!!! Contact: The Church Office (309)
25 RECOGNITION DINNER The Parish of the Assumption requests the honour of your presence On Saturday, the 8th of September, at 5 o clock in the evening as we honour the Lifetime Service Commitment of Rev. Father Basil Papanikoloau And Mr. John Velon Donation is $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12 On September 8, 2007, Fr. Basil celebrates the 45th Anniversary of His Ordination to the Holy Priesthood! Πάντα Άξιος!!!
26 NEW WEBSITE The Assumption Parish Website has a New Location - and a New Look Come and Check it out!!! Church Fr. Jon s
27 INAUGUARAL SPONSORS The Agape News is made possible by the generous support of the following parishioners: Fr. Jon, Presbytera Doreece and Vasilia Fr. Basil Papanikolaou Steve and Aimee Arvanitis Michael and Nancy Avgenackis George Bagatelas Theodore and Karen Bagatelas Steve and Vaso Boukis and Family Victor and Judy Cherevko Abraham and Molly Chirackal and Family Dr. and Mrs. Costas Constantinou and Family Miltos and Cathy Diakogeorgiou George and Georgia Eleftheropoulos Mary Giovanis Mike and Helen Haney James Jannes George and Sherry Kontos Georgia Maess and Family Alex, Diane and Jim Lamacki Peter and Sue Lingris Tom Lingris and Judy Larson Dr. Roger, Celia, Alex and Kristin Lubbers Chris, Susan, Alaina and Melissa Mekus Michael and Roseanne Monn Spiro and Carol Pappaspiros In Memory of Uncle Pete Panouses Christ and Helen Petaros George and Nancy Polios St. Thomas Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church Tony and Joan Stopoulos Bill, Tracey, Christopher and Stephanie Theofilis John and Mary Velon Michael and Elizabeth Weis The Windmill Family Restaurant For an annual donation of $25, your name could appear as a supporter of this invaluable ministry. Support is offered for the Ecclesiastical Year (beginning and ending September 1st).
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