Welcome

Welcome to the website of Saint George Orthodox Church in Norwood, Massachusetts.

The mission of Saint George Church
is to proclaim the Gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ through the Faith of the Holy Orthodox Church.
We exist to love and worship God, to serve our parish, our community, and all of God's people
through Worship and Prayer
Service and Outreach
Education and Faith
Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts




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From Father Anthony at the village

Dear Camper Parents: Christ is in our midst!
I pray you and your family are well. We have been quite busy since our summer camping season came to a close. One of the major undertakings this fall has been the preparation of a new online database system that promises to be user-friendly and more versatile than our previous system. We will be launching the new system later this week when we open registration for Winter Camp.

We are presently evaluating our entire ministry from programming to operations to facilities to finances. Two results of this analysis are that summer camp tuition rates are increasing and there will no longer be an early-bird discount offered. These decisions came about after much deliberation and consultation.

We plan to email statements with a more regular frequency to remind families of any balances due. With this in mind, we ask that all families make certain that any outstanding balances are paid in full or other arrangements are made with our staff.

Please note the following dates:

  • Winter Family Camp will be open later this week
  • Winter Camp registration opens the week of Nov. 13-17
  • Summer Camp registration opens the week of Dec. 11-15
  • Family Camp registration opens the week of January 8-12
  • Check the AV website and Facebook page for more information as we approach these dates.
We pray that you and your family have a blessed Nativity Fast!

COLLECTIONS

  • Our teens collected $557 during October for the Archdiocesan SOYO project to fund the Special Olympic camp at Antiochian Village.
  • Last week we collected $239 for the seminarians of the Archdiocese.
  • For the Food Pantry we brought in several hundred pounds of food for the hungry in our community.
  • Our outreach will continue in the coming weeks: We will assemble emergency kits for the IOCC after coffee hour on the 19th; and beginning after Thanksgiving we will have a special gift collection for local families for Christmas.



Parish Directory

The newest edition of the Parish Directory is now available. There is a one free copy for each home. They may be picked up today at coffee hour.



CHRISTMAS outreach

Again this year we will be asking everyone to help us as we reach out in love to families in our community to share the joy of Christmas. Beginning next Sunday we will have "shopping lists" for you to take. Leeann Plouffe is coordinating our efforts this year.



IOCC SUNDAY

The Sunday before Thanksgiving each year is designated as a time to recognize the incredible work of International Orthodox Christian Charities. They represent us around the world, helping those whose lives are challenged by hardship as a result of conflict or disaster. IOCC has been particularly busy this fall; on the scene following the hurricanes, wildfires and shooting in Las Vegas. Our financial support is always appreciated but we can actually help in many other ways, like being part of building teams, attending dinners and concerts and helping to replenish the emergency kits, which are distributed in times of disaster. Here at Saint George we will be assembling the emergency hygiene kits next Sunday after coffee hour. In addition to your help, here is what we need:
We need to pick up by Saturday:

  • 100 zip lock bags, gallon size
  • 100 hand towels
  • 100 bars of soap (bath size)
  • 600 Band-Aids (regular size)
Here is what is on-site and for which we need donors:
  • 100 washcloths
  • 100 combs
  • 100 nail clippers
  • 100 toothbrushs
Postage and someone to drop off at FedEx



ALTAR SERVER VESTMENTS

Folks have gotten together the last couple Sundays and collected funds so that our newest altar servers can have proper vestments (sticharion, as they are known.) If you would like to contribute, see Father Joseph today. We will be taking measurements and placing an order.



HOLY BREAD AND COFFEE HOUR

Thanks to everyone who has signed up this fall to offer gifts at Liturgy and the refreshments following. The pages for each Sunday in 2018 are in the notebook in the hall for those looking ahead to next year.



ON THE GROUND

IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) Emergency Response Network is the "Orthodox Frontline". It's made up of lay volunteers from across the nation along with Orthodox clergy. Members include trained chaplains, counselors, therapists, emergency response managers, social workers, medical doctors, nurses, EMTs and people from other related professions. Although not first responders, the Frontliners have arrived on the scene in the early days after the recent hurricanes and earthquake and most recently in Las Vegas and in California for the wildfires. Read about this work and support: iocc.org



Baking Bread

We are looking for a few good bakers to join our team. Each week a member of the parish bakes the holy bread / prosphora / khurban, which is used for the Divine Litury. We have recipes, seals and veteran bakers who will show you how it works. Please see Father Joseph or Emily Pappas.



SALAD DRESSING SALES

Have you run out of salad dressing and marinade? It is the perfect blend for your homemade salad or to rub on shrimp and chicken before your grill. If you have run out you can pick up a jar at church on Sunday mornings. Or you may see our team of ladies selling Sittee's Savory Kitchen Salad Dressing at Farmer's Markets in the area. Just yesterday they were in Walpole.



ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES

There has been a tremendous outpouring of prayers and support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. IOCC asks you to keep those affected by Hurricane Harvey in your prayers and also those now facing Hurricane Irma.

IOCC has been in the region since early last week providing care and we will continue to be in the Houston region and Louisiana for months to come. IOCC has arranged, through partners for two truckloads of hygiene kits, clean-up buckets, food, and baby products to the Houston area How can you help? Make a gift.

Create clean up buckets, our supply of clean up buckets has been depleted at our warehouse, please consider creating clean up buckets and shipping to our warehouse for distribution. Instructions on creating and shipping kits here: iocc.org/kits.

Share our good work: follow us on our social media channels (IOCCRelief) and share how IOCC is responding to support people in need. And pick up your own disaster preparedness packet in the hall.



BUILDING RENOVATION AND EXPANSION

In answer to requests from those at the annual meeting, a new flyer has been printed showing an overview of the project, its costs and funding. These were put in the mail this past week and an additional copy is enclosed with this bulletin so that you may pass it on to family and friends who are interested in our building campaign. Information about Designated Donations can be found in the parish hall.



New Building Renovation Design

The Parish Council and Building Committee are pleased to share the updated sketches for our renovation and expansion project.

We are grateful for our generous donors. We are now offering everyone the opportunity to contribute a dedicated donation. If you and your family (or several) families are moved to dedicate a portion of this project in honor or memory of a loved one, please click here for the details.

Your prayers and support are much appreciated.



Sittee's Savory Kitchen

Need a stocking stuffer or hostess gift this season? Give our parish's salad dressing and marinade: Jars and refills are available at coffee hour and on line at SitteesSavoryKitchen.com What a great stocking stuffer! Proceeds are all going to our building fund.

The Mission Statement (from the lid of the jar):
Sittee is "my grandmother" - one of countless women who, as the backbone of our community, used their culinary talents to help build and sustain our church. Sittee's Savory Kitchen honors these beloved women and their legacy by giving all proceeds to the Building Fund.





 

 





 








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Regular Schedule of Services

Sunday
9:00 AM - Matins
10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
11:30 AM - Coffee Hour

Saturday
5:00 PM - Great Vespers

Confessions are heard on Saturdays after Great Vespers or by appointment



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