1 GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 435 KEATING DRIVE WINSTON-SALEM, NC ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED APRIL 2015 Non-Profit Organiz. U.S. Postage Winston-Salem, NC Permit # 168 Easter Homily offered by St. John Chrysostom, read at the Resurrection Service It contains a number of important themes that speak to all of us.
2 Wed April 1 Thu April 2 Sat April 4 Philoptochos Board Meeting 5:30pm Presanctified Liturgy 6:00pm Please bring your favorite Lenten dish to share after services. Adult Discussion 9:30 am Saturday of Lazarus Matins/Divine Liturgy 9:00 am HOPE & JOY Retreat 11:00am - 1:30pm Sun April 5 Palm Sunday - Regular Schedule Angel Choir 4th-6th grade Mon April 6 Tue April 7 At the conclusion of services, the Ladies of Philoptochos cordially invite all to the traditional Palm Sunday Luncheon. Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm - Confessions will be heard after services. ***Please Note: No Greek School and No Hellenic Dance Troupe practices during Holy Week*** Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm - Confessions will be heard after services. Men s Discussion Group 6:30 am Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm - Confessions will be heard after services. Wed April 8 Holy Unction (for children) 4:30 pm Holy Unction 7:00 pm Thu April 9 Fri April 10 Sat April 11 Liturgy of St. Basil 8:30 am - Communion Service Dyeing of Easter Eggs 9:30 am 12 Gospels (Holy Passion) 7:00 pm Annunciation Christian Academy is closed for Orthodox Good Friday. Epitaphio Decoration 9:00 am Service of Lowering Christ from the Cross 4:30 pm Service of Lamentations 7:00 pm Pre-Resurrection Service 8:30 am - Communion Service Resurrection of our Lord Matins 11:00 pm Lights Extinguished 11:50 pm Resurrection - Midnight - Outside Divine Liturgy 12:25 Service will end promptly at 1:30 am Sun April 12 Agape Service - Noon Easter Picnic - Open to all. 1:00 pm Social Time 2:00 pm Meal Served (See flyer in bulletin) Κυρ 12 Απριλίου Η ακολουθία της Αγάπης 12:00 Κοινοτικό Πασχαλινό τραπέζι Αναψυκτικά 1:00μμ Περισσότερες πληροφορίες στο μηνιαίο φυλλάδιο. Δευτ 13 Απριλίου Συνεδρίαση του Δ. Συμβουλίου 6:00μμ Τριτ 14 Απριλίου Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30πμ Πεμπ 16 Απριλίου 2:00 Φαγητό Των Αγίων Ραφαήλ, Νικολάου και Ειρήνης- Όρθρος/Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Η αρτοκλασία προσφέρετε από την Ελένη & Δημήτρη Τσιόλκα Θρησκευτική συζήτηση 9:30πμ Παρ 17 Απριλίου Της Ζωοδόχου πηγής Όρθρος/Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Κυρ 19 Απριλίου Κυριακή του Θωμά Κανονικό ωράριο Τριτ 21 Απριλίου Τετ 22 Απριλίου Ο Καφές προσφέρετε από τις οικογένειες της Μαρίας Στραβομύτη και του Λάμπρου Τσίπρα για τον αρραβώνα τους και την υγεία των οικογενειών τους. Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30πμ. Εσπερινός & Αρτοκλασία Του Αγίου Γεωργίου στο Χάι Πόιντ στις 6:00μμ Θεία Λειτουργία 7:00μμ Ιερείς και μέλη των γειτονικών κοινοτήτων προσκαλούνται να παρευρεθούν προς τιμή της ονομαστικής γιορτής της Εκκλησίας. Πεμπ 23 Απριλίου Του Αγίου Γεωργίου Όρθρος/Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Κυρ 26 Απριλίου Κανονικό ωράριο Αγγελική Χορωδία Νήπια 3ής τάξης Δευτ 27 Απριλίου Τριτ 28 Απριλίου Τετ 29 Απριλίου Πεμπ 30 Απριλίου Ο Καφές προσφέρετε από τις οικογένειες Ρίζου, Φερεντίνου, Στόγιας και Μηχαήλ. Ετοιμασία Σπανακόπιτες για το Φεστιβάλ 5:00μμ Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30μμ Ετοιμασία Σπανακόπιτες για το Φεστιβάλ 9:00πμ Συνέλευση της Φιλόπτωχου 7:00μμ Θρησκευτική συζήτηση 9:30πμ Mon April 13 Parish Council Meeting 6:00pm
3 Τετ 1 Απριλίου Συνέλευση του Συμβουλίου της Φιλόπτωχου 5:30μμ Προηγιασμένη Θ. Λειτουργία 6:00πμ. Παρακαλούμε να φέρετε νηστίσιμο φαγητό για να συνδειπνήσουμε. Tue April 14 Men s Discussion Group 6:30 am Sts. Rafael, Nikolaou & Irene Matins/Divine Liturgy 8:45 am Artoklasia is offered by Helen & Jim Tsiolkas Πεμπ 2 Απριλίου Θρησκευτική συζήτηση 9:30πμ Thu April 16 Adult Discussion 9:30 am Σαβ 4 Απριλίου Σάββατο του Λαζάρου Όρθρος Θ.Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Fri April 17 Life Giving Fountain Matins/Divine Liturgy 8:45 am Συνέλευση της Φιλόπτωχου μετά την Θεία Λειτουργία Hope Joy 11:00-1:30 Κυρ 5 Απριλίου Κυριακή των Βαΐων Κανονικό ωράριο Μετά την Θεία Λειτουργία οι κυρίες της φιλόπτωχου σας προσκαλούν στην κοινοτική αίθουσα σε γεύμα. Ακολουθία του Νυμφίου 7:00μμ Εξομολογήσεις Το απογευματινό Ελληνικό Σχολείο και οι ομάδες του Ελληνικού Χορού δεν θα λειτουργήσουν την Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα Sun April 19 Tue April 21 Sunday of Thomas - Regular Schedule Fellowship Hour is offered by the families of Maria Strates and Lampros Tsipras in celebration of their engagement and for the health of their families. Men s Discussion Group 6:30 am Wed April 22 St. George - High Point Great Vespers & Artoklasia 6:00pm Divine Liturgy 7:00pm. Clergy & Laity from neighboring communities are invited to celebrate the community s nameday. Thu April 23 St. George Matins/Divine Liturgy 8:45 am Δευτ 6 Απριλίου Ακολουθία του Νυμφίου 7:00μμ Εξομολογήσεις Τριτ 7 Απριλίου Τετ 8 Απριλίου Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30πμ Ακολουθία του Νυμφίου 7:00μμ Εξομολογήσεις Ακολουθία του Αγίου Ευχελαίου για τα παιδιά 4:30μμ Ακολουθία Αγίου Ευχελαίου 7:00μμ Πεμπ 9 Απριλίου Θεία Λειτουργία Αγίου Βασιλείου 8:30πμ Θεία Κοινωνία Βάψιμο αυγών 9:30πμ Ακολουθία των Παθών του Κυρίου ( Τα 12 Ευαγγέλια) 7:00μμ Sun April 26 Mon April 27 Tue April 28 Wed April 29 Thu April 30 Regular Schedule Angel Choir K-3rd grades Fellowship Hour is offered by the families Rizos, Ferentinos, Stogias and Michael. Festival Baking preparation - Spanakopites 5:00pm Men s Discussion Group Meeting 6:30 am Festival Baking preparation - Spanakopites 9:00am Philoptochos General Meeting 6:00pm Adult Discussion 9:30 am Παρ 10 Απριλίου Σαβ 11 Απριλίου H Χριστιανική Ακαδημία θα είναι κλειστή Στολισμός Επιταφίου 9:00πμ Ακολουθία της Αποκαθηλώσεως 4:00μμ Επιτάφιος Θρήνος 7:00μμ Θεία Λειτουργία 8:30πμ Θεία Κοινωνία Η Ανάσταση του Κυρίου Μεσονύκτια τελετή της Αναστάσεως εξωτερικά του Ναού Θεία Λειτουργία 12:25 και θα τελειώσει 1:30πμ ALTAR BOY ASSIGNMENTS FOR HOLY WEEK Thu April 9 - Evening - Team 1 & 2 Sun April 5 - Evening - Team 1 Fri April 10 - Afternoon - Team 3 Mon April 6 - Evening - Team 2 Evening - All Teams Tue April 7 - Evening - Team 3 Sat April 11 - Morning - Team 4 Wed April 8 - Afternoon - Team 4 Evening - All Teams Evening - Team 5 (On first come basis)
4 SUNDAY, APRIL 5 USHERS Nick Karagiorgis, George Kalamaras, Patricia Valier, Sam Liontis CHURCH SERV COMM Team 4 - James (Paki) Hondros, Brian McFarlin, Chad Davis, Renee Kortesis READER - Anthony Whitley ALTAR BOYS Team 5 Sammy Moutos, Thomas Anthony, Ian Hellmer, Travis Liontis, Ralph Shepherd, Marcus Neacsu, George Raptis, Nicholas Rizos, Vasili Karagiannis, Michael Ioannou, Matthew Moutos, John Kroustalis, Sebastian Neacsu, Angelo P. Leontaritis, Angelo N. Leontaritis NURSERY Ashley Pappas Minton, Stavroula Papakostas PARISH COUNCIL - ALL TEAMS READER - Will Moye ALTAR BOYS - Open to all NURSERY - Open to all EASTER MIDNIGHT SERVICE SUNDAY, APRIL 19 USHERS - Jim Paloumbas, Michael Kangelaris, Dr. Mike Olympio, Stan Carroll CHURCH SERV COMM Team 1 - Sammy Ballas, Tom Giannopoulos, Tony Franzese, Stacy Shepherd READER - Ron Sheppard ALTAR BOYS Team 5 Sammy Moutos, Thomas Anthony, Ian Hellmer, Travis Liontis, Ralph Shepherd, Marcus Neacsu, George Raptis, Nicholas Rizos, Vasili Karagiannis, Michael Ioannou, Matthew Moutos, John Kroustalis, Sebastian Neacsu, Angelo P. Leontaritis, Angelo N. Leontaritis NURSERY Natalie Spinosa, Chrissy McCullough, Kelly Kontos SUNDAY, APRIL 26 USHERS Jimmy Chrysson, Chris Kroustalis, Tommy Karathanas, George Bambalis CHURCH SERV COMM Team 2 - Helen Uhl, Chris Gallos, Ilias Vlachos, Teddy J. Tsiolkas READER - George Kalamaras ALTAR BOYS Team 1 - Uly Grisette IV, Chris Ziogas, Teddy Christakos, Michael A. Vlahos, Vaios Demopoulos, Alexandros Kalogeromitros, Yiannis Alexiou, Luke Vlahos, Vasilios Ziogas, Mario Dallis, Christos Demopoulos, Demetrios Liaskonis, John Stabolitis NURSERY Maria Capparelli, Georgia Hull PARISH COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE The following items of note resulted from business discussed at the March 9, 2015 Parish Council mee ng: Discussion was made about our new parking policy. We implore our parish members to be conscien ous about where they park, so that we are not in viola on of fire codes. A new breezeway rental agreement has been drawn up. Church members are to make a rental plans with Father Demetri if they are in need of using the space. The Diakonia Retreat Center offers a wonderful experience for our Greek Orthodox Community. An upcoming event will be held later in 2015 to benefit this incredible place. Dr. Mike Olympio has instructed the Parish Council in the use of our new AED devices. This can be a life saving device, and we are very fortunate to have Dr. Olympio offer this instruc on and to be overseeing its implementa on. PASCHA PICNIC At the DIAKONIA RETREAT CENTER SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 AGAPE VESPERS - 11:00 AM followed by Food, Friends, Dancing and Fun! Overnight Lodging Available Friday or Saturday Try our new Cabins! RSVP
5 GREEK FESTIVAL 2015 CHAIRMAN Chris Karahalios Co-CHAIRMEN Johnny Kortesis Pete Bobotsiares Sammy Gianopoulos COMMITTEES Cashiers & Runners Matthew Greene Michael Kangelaris Church Tours Dean Clark Cooking Demo Rita Georgoulias Virginia Moutos Presv. Betsy Vlahos Dancing Lisa Siokis Decorating & Signs Georgia Bobotsiares Dining Room Meal Line Thomas Karathanas Dining Room Super. John Vlachos John Nikas Beverages Jim Toompas Finance Jim Carros Chris Macropoulos Paul Anthony Frappe Preschool Gift Shop/Vendors Litsa Tsiolkas Athena Karahalios Litsa Bouloubasis Haroula Moody Gyro Jim Ballas Harold Doumas Loukoumades Helen Strates MC Gina Nikitas Meals Pete Bobotsiares Bobby Leloudis Meal Line Cashier Diana Cox Pavilion Super. Nick Karagiorgis Take-out Meals Helene Creson Take-out Meals (Inside) Dr. Georgia Olympio Angelic Carroll Meal Tickets (Presale) Gus Kazakos Vi Nichols Stan Carroll Meat Cutting Pete Bobotsiares Sammy Gianopoulos Pastry & Baking Irene Kroustalis Maria P. Gallins Pizza Athena Kroustalis Parking: a. Admission Kenneth Russell w# b. Set-up Ody Chamis c. Shuttle Bill Mastoras Greg Ballas Dean Fragakis John Vlachos Publicity/Advertisement Amy Bridges Jennifer Chrysson Purchasing & Supplies Jim Paloumbas Raffle Marina Yartzeff Potato Rodger Dzoba Salad Chris Kroustalis Mike Georgoulias Set-up & Breakdown Sam Liontis Pete Mastoras Bill Demopoulos Souvlaki Mike Sabanis Gus Hodges T-shirts Litsa Tsiolkas Trip to Greece/Raffle Prizes Maria Blevins HOLY WEEK IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH A brief explanation PALM SUNDAY - On this day, we celebrate Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The people met Him with palm branches and cried, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! PALM SUNDAY EVENING - The service of Palm Sunday Evening helps us understand Christ s passage from death to life and how each of us can also become free from sin and death. This evening we commemorate Christ the Bridegroom by singing The Hymn of the Bridegroom, warning us to be prepared for Christ s coming. The priest carries the Icon of the Bridegroom in procession. We behold Christ as the Bridegroom of the Church, bearing the marks of suffering, yet preparing a marriage Feast for us in God s Kingdom. HOLY MONDAY EVENING - Holy Monday services urge us to be spiritually prepared to receive Christ. We should take this time to reflect on The Parable of the Ten Virgins, the maidens who filled their lamps with oil and were prepared to receive the Bridegroom. Those with empty lamps were shut out of the marriage feast. Thus each of us should light our lives with faith and good works and be ready to receive Christ. HOLY TUESDAY EVENING - During this service, we remember the sinful woman who anointed Christ in anticipation of His death. Her repentance and love of Christ is the theme of the Hymn of Kassiani, which is chanted on this night. HOLY WEDNESDAY - The Sacrament of Holy Unction is celebrated on this day when we confess our sins and seek to be reconciled with God. The priest anoints us with holy oil that we may be healed physically and spiritually. HOLY THURSDAY MORNING - The Divine Liturgy of Holy Thursday consists of Vespers and the Liturgy. On this day we celebrate the meaning of what Christ said and did at the Last Supper. HOLY THURSDAY EVENING - The service of the twelve readings narrates the events of Jesus Holy Passion, and His last instructions to the disciples. Following the fifth gospel, the crucifix is carried in procession. This symbolizes Christ s coming to Golgotha to offer Himself as a sacrifice for the world s sins. HOLY FRIDAY - Holy Friday is a day of mourning, fasting and prayer. On this day we commemorate the Passion of Jesus Christ, for on this day, Our Lord went to the Cross and died to take away our sins. The power of death and the reality of evil rule the world on this day. Yet, Jesus Christ s death marks the beginning of His and ours - victory over death s power. APOKATHELOSIS - During this service, we relive the death of our Lord and His removal from the Cross. During the Gospel reading, the Body of Christ is removed from the Cross and is wrapped in a white sheet. The priest then takes it into the Sanctuary. THE LAMENTATIONS - The Hymns of Lamentations are sung this evening as we lament Jesus undeserved death for our salvation. With both sorrow and joy we sing the Lamentations to Him who is symbolically buried, yet who we already know is risen. During this service, the Epitaphio is taken in a candlelight procession around the church. The flowers which adorn the tomb are given to the faithful, which are symbolic of the many gifts the Lord has given us, the greatest of which is eternal life.
6 HOLY SATURDAY MORNING - On Holy Saturday morning, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil. This is the Blessed Sabbath, a day of strict and fasting, but a day of hope and waiting. We know that because Christ died, death is no longer the end of life. Christ descended into hell that death itself might be destroyed. Anticipating Christ s victory over the power of death, we sing: Arise, O God, Judge the earth. For to Thee belong all the nations! EASTER SUNDAY - Today we celebrate Our Lord s glorious resurrection. The Resurrection service at midnight begins in a darkened church. As the faithful receive the resurrection light from the priest, a procession is formed to the Narthex. The people hear the good news of Christ s triumph over death from the Gospel. The joyous hymn of Christ s resurrection is triumphantly chanted: Christ is Risen! SERVICE OF AGAPE - At Noon, we gather to celebrate the Agape service and forgive our fellow Christians, in which the Gospel message is read in many languages to illustrate the Christian message going out to the whole world. HOLY CONFESSION During Lent and Holy Week the Sacrament of Holy Confession will be offered for spiritual healing. Please call the office to schedule an appointment with Fr. Demetri. (The Prayer of St. Ephraim, specially used during Lent and Holy Week) O Lord and Master of my life! Take from me the spirit of sloth, faintheartedness, lust of power and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Your servant. Yea, Lord and King! Grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my brother; for You are blessed to ages of ages. Amen. CHRIST IS RISEN EASTER Flower - $15 Donation (Deadline Sunday, April 5th) IN LOVING MEMORY OF BY IN HONOR OF BY FOR THE GOOD HEALTH OF BY Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Foundation Dear Annunciation members, Please strongly consider making a small part of your Lenten giving a gift to our Annunciation Greek Orthodox Foundation. Many are surprised that a gift of any size, immediately becomes part of the Foundation s annual giving assistance. A portion of the gift can immediately make a difference, yet stays intact by appreciation, is never consumed and gives in perpetually. A common misconception is that the gift must be large. Logically though, we understand that gifts in combination with prior gifts, offer a boost to family and educational needs, and as assistance meeting our Church s various and vast needs. Your gift combined with previous gifts provides a lift to those whose needs are immediate. Every week we pass those in need, including those amongst us in our parish. They do not beg as the beggars at the gate, but their needs are no less vital. Please donate to Annunciation Foundation as part of your Lenten journey. Once you make a gift you will understand the continual pleasures these gestures of grace provide. Allow this Great Lent to spark this journey, and allow yourself to witness the assistance that each gift provides through the years ahead. To give this perpetual gift, please mail or drop off a giving amount to the Church office, to Father Demetri, or to a Foundation Board member. May God bless you and your family and have a Blessed Lent, Stan Carroll, Jim Carros, Jimmy Chrysson, John Fragakis, Sophia Fragakis, Athena Karahalios, Gus Kazakos THE PARISH COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE ANNUNCIATION FAMILY A BLESSED RESSURECTION CHRIST IS RISEN O Christ is risen from the dead and through death He did trample, trample upon death and thus bestowed upon those in the tombs the gift of life, of eternal life. Χριστός Ανέστη εκ νεκρών, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας και τοις εν τοις μνήμασι, ζωήν χαρισάμενος ΚΑΛΟ EASTER GREETINGS CHRIST IS RISEN! CHRISTOS ANESTI! TRULY HE IS RISEN! ALITHOS ANESTI! CHRISTOS VOSKRESE! MASEEH QAM! CHRISTOS A INVIAT! VOISTINU VOSKRESE! HAQAN QAM! ADEVERAT A INVIAT!
7 Prayer List As members of an Orthodox Christian family, we are called upon to pray for each other in time of need. Please pray for: Robert, Voula, Chris, Athanasios, George, Alexandra Olga If you would like us to remember you or your loved one in our prayers, please contact our Church office at We will begin with a fresh list of names every month. PRAYERS FOR MEALTIMES O Christ our God, bless the food and drink of Your servants, for You are holy always, now and forever, and to the ages of ages. AMEN. BLESSED IS GOD, who is merciful to us and feeds us with His bountiful gifts by His divine grace and love for mankind, always, now and forever, and to the ages of ages. AMEN. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEAL THE FOLLOWING PRAYER MAY BE SAID: GLORY TO YOU, O LORD. Glory to You, O Holy One. Glory to You, O King. For You have given us food for joy. Fill us also with Your Holy Spirit, that we may be found well-pleasing before You and not be ashamed when You come to reward each according to his works. AMEN. FESTIVAL 2015 Once again we are actively preparing for our upcoming Festival, scheduled for May 15, 16 & 17. The Executive Committee, Publicity and Baking Committees have been hard at work planning and preparing for the Festival. We are one of the few communities that make all of the festival goods. A great deal of credit goes to our ladies who work hard on Mondays at 5:00pm and Tuesdays at 9:00am. Thank you ladies for your hard work and dedication. The men regularly help with product preparation and will be cutting and preparing the meat in May. Thank you men for your hard work. Again this year we will be ing the flyer to all our members to forward to all of their contacts. This helps us publicize our festival, especially in that the city does not allow us to post signs on the city right of way. The Greek Festival Committee list is included in the bulletin. Please help the booth chairperson by contacting them and offering your help. Thank you. The Good Samaritan helpers visited/sent cards to the following members of the Church this month: Voula Vlasis, George Vlahos, Chris Hamberis and Sandy Smalling. Dear Ladies of Philoptochos For our general April meeting we will have a workshop to help us learn more about each other and how being part of Philoptochos can help guide us in our journey to be more involved in charitable causes for those in need. We will have an open discussion how we as women can learn to become better Christians through our good deeds towards those that are in need. Our Palm Sunday luncheon will be Sunday April 5th and we will also be selling fresh baked Tsourekia made by our own ladies for $6. The price for the meal is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Please remember that this is a fundraiser that helps raise money to support the charities that we have agreed to help for Philoptochos lost a very beloved sister this past month. Jane Ballus was a long standing active member for many years. She always served very quietly and was always there to support us in any way she could. On a personal note about Jane, she was one who would help others in need without judging them by their race, religion, or economic status. Because of her beliefs she was very proud of the direction our local chapter was headed in helping and serving in more outreach programs throughout Winston-Salem. She will be missed and may her memory be eternal. Membership: If you have not paid for you 2015 membership please contact Kim Toompas. The following members have paid. We have a total of 58 members, so we are down by 50%. Assimos, Jan Bambalis, Nitsa Beskas, Dee Bouloubasis, Litsa Burns, Marianthe Carroll, Angelic Carros, Anthoula Carros, Cynthia Chamis, Mary Cortesis, Evridiki Cortesis, Frances Davis, Despina Davis, Effie Demopoulos, Georgia Dentiste, Martha Doumas, Litsa Dupuy, Aglaia Floros, Margarita Fragakis, Sophia Gallins, Bessie Gallins, Bessie Gallins, Marika Georgoulias, Rita Giannopoulos, Anna Gonzales, Kiki Grigoriou, Mary Janos, Roula Kafant, Emily Kalamaras, Angela Kaliviotis, Lena Dates to remember: April 1st Board Meeting 6:00 pm April 5th Palm Sunday Luncheon April 29th General Meeting 6:00 pm Kaliviotis, Penny Kangelaris, Olga Karagiorgis, Eleftheria S Karagiorgis, Helen Karahalios, Athena Karahalios, Kim Kontos, Lisa Kortesis, Renee Liontis, Penelope Mastoras, Dina Mathes, Maria Olympio, Georgia Pantazis, Louisa Pantazis, Bessie Piedad, Alice Sechrest, Stacy Shepherd, Stacy Siokis, Lisa Sklapanis, Anthoula Speas, AnnMarie Toompas, Kim Tsiolkas, Litsa Vlahos, Betsy Presv. Vlahos, Maria Vlahos, Olga Vlahos, Voula Wood, Georgia Zaferatos, Wilma She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20 Your Sister in Christ, Ann-Marie Dentiste-Speas
8 WHEN: WHERE: WE WILL PROVIDE: BRING: COST: NEED: COMMUNITY EASTER PICNIC Easter Sunday, following the Noon Agape Service 1:00 PM Social Time 2:00 PM Meal Served Annunciation Pavilion - Open to all. Lamb, hot dogs & hamburgers, rolls & fixings, plates, cups, napkins, utensils, ice, grill for cooking, tables, tablecloths & chairs Your own coolers with beverages desired, 1 covered vegetable dish and 1 desert (each enough to feed 10 people). None Some help with cooking on Sunday morning. - ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΚΟ Τήν Κυριακή τού Πάσχα έπειτα από τήν ακολουθία τής Αγάπης στό Παβίλιον τής Κοινότητος 1:00 μμ Συνάντηση 2:00 μμ Γεύμα Θά υπάρχουν γιά αυτούς πού θά συμετάσχουν: Αρνί ψητό, χότ ντόξς καί χέμπουργα, πιάτα, ποτήρια, πετσέτες, σκεύη, πάγος, σκάρα γιά μαγείρευμα, τραπέζια, τραμεζομάνθυλα καί καρέκλες. Νά φέρετε: Οτι ποτά θέλετε. Ενα πιάτο συμπληρωματικόν τού φαγητού καί ένα γλυκό (τό καθένα νά είναι αρκετό γιά 10 άτομα). Χρειαζόμαστε βοήθεια γιά τό ψήσιμο τήν Κυριακή πρωί. PARKING LOT SAFETY VIOLATIONS The fire Marshall has warned our church of a number of safety violations that we must correct: No parking by Church side door and Breezeway steps. No parking along sidewalk from street to hall. No parking outside marked spaces. Lower parking lot has spaces. Parish council will patrol for compliance. Ο αρχηγός του πυροσβεστικού σώματος έχει ενημερώσει την Εκκλησία ότι η στάθμευση στο χώρο αυτό απαγορεύται για λόγους ασφαλείας και ως εκ τούτου: Μην παρκάρετε τα αυτοκίνητα δίπλα στην πλαϊνή πόρτα της Εκκλησίας και δίπλα στις σκάλες Μην παρκάρετε τα αυτοκίνητα κατά μήκος του πεζοδρομίου από το δρόμο προς την αίθουσα Μην παρκάρετε εκτός γραμμών στάθμευσης Διαθέσιμες θέσεις στάθμευσης υπάρχουν στο διπλανό πάρκινγκ κάτω από την Εκκλησία. Σας ευχαριστούμε για την κατανόησή σας, Με εκτίμηση, Το Συμβούλιο της Ενορίας 2015 STEWARDSHIP CΟΜΜΙΤΜΕΝΤ PROGRAM From God every family in heaven and on earth is named. Ephesians 3:15 We would like to thank the following Stewards for their support of Annunciation Ministries. The Stewardship list is updated on the 15th of every month. Anggelis, Mel Anghelescu, Anton & Carmen Ballas, Angelo & Georgia Ballas, Tommy & Dora Bambalis, Helen Bobotsiares, Romalea Booras, Sophie Carroll, Stan & Angelic Carros, Nick & Xanthe Chamis, Odysseus & Irene Chrysson, Gabriel & Sarah Cortessis, Angelo & Evridiki Creson, Helene Davis, Despina Faughnan, William & Christina Fragakis, Dean Franzese, Tony & Toula Futris, Gus & Afrodity Gallins, Athena Gallins, Matthew & Kim Gallos, Chris & Kendra Garcia, Joseph Giannopoulos, Tom & Anna Gianopoulos, Sam & Yiota Goulas, Konstandinos & Frances Grisette III, Uly & Tonya Guthold, Martin & Marilena Hamberis, Chris & Dean Harris, Ted Havelos, Dina Hondos, Dina Karahalios, Olga Karathanas, Jr., Thomas & Janis Kiricoples, George Rev. Fr. Kiser, Jeff & Maria Kokotos, Dimitrios & Kasiani Konstantopoulos, Mike & Andree Kontos, Anargiros (Jerry) & Angela Kontos, Pete & Martha Kroustalis, Christopher & Kia Leloudis, Bobby & Georgia Leonard, Vicky Macropoulos, Chris & Lori Marshall, Scott & Connie Mathes, Jim & Stella McFarlin, Brian & Roula Mitchell, Ken & Bonnie Mitsogiannis, Steve & Maria Morris, Jenny Morykwas, Dr. Michael & Christine Murphy, Vasiliki Neacsu, Marian & Daniela Nikas, Kiki Papanikolaou, Sotirios & Soula Pappas, Ann Pappas, John J. Pappas, John V. Pappas, Julia Pappas, Maria Petropoulos, George & Christina Phillips, Drs. Mark & Marioara Plagianis, Harry & Cami Rizos, Nick & Eftihia Rizos, Pete & Bessie Rogatsios, Dean & Cameron Russell, Dr. Kenneth & Vicky Sanos, Marea Sapos, Jimmy Scott, Don & Ann Spanos, Paul & Kathryn Strates, Chris & Helen Strates, Gus & Bessie Strates, Paul & Despo Strates, Pete G. Strates, Peter C. Swaim, Dan & Robin Tsigounis, Nicholas & Janice Tsoules Mike & Janice Vasilos, Thomas Vlad, Lucian & Lucia Vlahos, Fr. George & Presv. Betsy Vlasis, Mike & Caroline Vonsiatsky, Robyne White, Brent & JoAnn Zaferatos, Konstantinos & Billie Ziogas, George & Maria Ziogas, Ilias & Fotini 2015 STEWARDSHIP REPORT To date we have received 267 pledge cards Our goal is 410 HAVE YOU TURNED YOUR STEWARDSHIP CARD IN? PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL
9 The Four Circles. The Newsletter for the Youth Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Winston-Salem NC April 2015 Proistamenos-Fr. Demetri Kangelaris, Youth Dcn. Constantine Shepherd On March 7th our boys Sr. Basketball Team competed in the Hoops4Him Championship Tournament. The guys had tough competition but played with great heart and determination but unfortunately ended up with second place. The game was a great example of sportsmanship and effort. Thanks to Gus Siokis, all the players, the parents and everyone who came out to support both of our teams during this year s Hoops4Him season. LENTEN RETREAT 2015 About 11 of our GOYANs participated in the Metropolis Lenten Retreat March 6th-8th at the beautiful Diakonia Center. The group had a wonderful time and was blessed with beautiful weather. A very special thanks to Greg Karagiorgis and Elena Shepherd who chaperoned and drove for this event. APRIL Events 2015 April 4th -HOPE and JOY Saturday of Lazarus Retreat 11:00 pm-1:30 pm April 15th Registration opens for St. Stephen s Summer Camp (see below) April 18th- Annual Pascha Picnic at the Diakonia Center. We are hoping to get a group together to attend please see the information flier in the bulletin. SAINT STEPHEN S SUMMER CAMP METROPOLIS OF ATLANTA SUMMER 2015 Registration opens April 15th, St. Stephen s Summer Camp is one of the many outstanding programs available for our youth. This year there are five weeks of summer camp offered: June 28th-July 4th July 5th July 11th July 12th-July 18th July 26th August 1st Camp is for youth who will be going into the 6th-12th grade in Cost is $400 per session and spots fill up very fast. There is financial assistance available for those interested in attending. Anyone interested in camp please contact me and let me know when you are planning to attend or if you have any questions about the program. Deacon Constantine
10 Sunday School News from the Annunciation We hope you are having a thoughtful and peaceful Lenten season. Our congregation enjoyed the wonderful speeches by our students during the Oratorical Festival. Congratulations to those students for working hard and sharing their knowledge with us. Thank you to the students who participated in our processions this month for the Sunday of Orthodoxy and the Veneration of the Cross. 1 st and 2 nd grade girls interested in participating as Myrhbearing Girls during Holy Week please contact Angelic Carroll. April April 5 Angel Choir grades 4-6 Calendar April 10 Myrrhbearing Girls participate in Holy Friday Evening Service April 11 Myrrhbearing Girls participate in Holy Saturday Resurrection Service April 12 No Sunday School-Great Holy Pascha April 26 Angel Choir grades K-3 Coming in May May 3 Angel Choir grades 4-6 May 10 Angel Choir sings during Divine Liturgy Mothers Day- Regular Sunday School May 17 No Sunday School- Festival With service in Christ, Fr. Demetri & Sunday School Coordinators--Bessie Epes/Athena Karahalios/Tina White-Kennedy ANNUNCIATION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Dear Parents of ACA, On behalf of the ACA Board, Ms. Evie, and Fr. Demetri, I would like to extend a huge thank you for all of your help with our annual JROTC Cadet Ball Fundraiser. The event was quite a success! We had over 500 individuals a ended this func on and serving them would have not been possible without everyone's help. I would like to thank Sam Lion s and our other cooks for cooking such a fantas c meal year a er year at this event. Thank you for con nuing to support ACA! Zoe Bobotsiares ACA Chairman Hellenic Dance Troupes April 2015 MARCH 25 th Program Congratulations to all the dancers for a job well done at the March 25 th program. It was such a joy to watch. Festival WE DO NOT HAVE PRACTICE ON MARCH 31st (Spring Break) or APRIL 7 th (HOLY WEEK). Enjoy your break! Greek Festival will take place this year on May th. Performance schedules for festival will go out the Tuesday after PASCHA. Parent volunteers We will need parent volunteers for dressing room shifts again this year. will go out to all parents. We thank you in advance for your help. REGISTRATION Registration for will open in the beginning of September. Should you want your child to participate in our program, please contact me at or so that I can add you to our distribution list. Every September we send home an information packet to all interested dancers. Thank you and Lisa Siokis