6 Atwood Avenue Norwood, MA 02062
Most Rev. Metropolitan PHILIP, Primate
CHOIR AND CHANTERS
On Sunday December 8th throughout the Antiochian Archdiocese we are celebrating Choir/Chanter Appreciation Sunday. While we appreciate our choir and chanters throughout the year for all the liturgical services they beautify and make possible with their singing and chanting, this is one Sunday that we especially acknoledge them and thank them for their ministry.
The Parish gathering in anticipation of the Christmas Feast
will be Saturday, December 7th at the home of
Andrew and Doris Howard. You may RSVP by mail
or today at coffee hour. Deadline is next Sunday.
The Saint George Stewardship Program for 2014 wraps up next Sunday. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated as we want to wrap up our campaing by mid-December. As of Friday, 50 members had returned cards, the average gift being $815 per person. If you are new to our church or to pledging, there are additional cards in the narthex.
A draft of the 2014 parish directory is in the parish hall today. Please look over your entry and make sure everything is up to date. If you wish to have your cell phone included, change an email address or have a student whose contact information should be included, please make legible notes on these drafts.
HOLY BREAD BAKERS
We are looking for three or four new bakers for our Holy Bread team. If you would like to know more about this ministry, speak up. We currently have nine people who bake on a rotating basis. Beverly DiFlaminies is the new coordinator; she will remind bakers when their name comes up on the schedule. If you are interested speak to Father Joseph, Erin or one of the bakers.
WHERE DO YOU SHOP FOR GROCERIES
Stop & Shop has a program for non-profit organizations, like us, in which we earn $5 for every $100 worth of cards we sell. The way it works is we purchase cards in advance at a 5% discount and sell them at regular price. For anyone who shops there, you would just buy cards from the church and shop as usual. For example, if 20 people each spend $100 a week at the store and they bought their cards from us first, the church would make $100 per week or $5200 per year. For now, we want to know how many shop there and would be interested in this program. Let a member of the Parish Council know.
HOLY BREAD AND FLOWERS IN 2014
The notebook in the parish hall has sheets for each week of next year. Now would be a great time to sign up to offer the gifts on a particular Sunday. These sheets allow you to offer coffee hour and to donate flowers. If you have any questions about the system see Father Joseph or a member of the Parish Council.
THe Dedham Choral Society presents Christmas in Russia Friday 13th at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury,
Tickets are $20 & $25. Information is posted in the hall at www.dedhamchoral.org
IOCC HYGIENE KITS
Last Sunday during Church School our students and members of the Teen SOYO assembled hygiene kits which will be distributed by IOCC to victims of the recent typhoon in the Phillipines.
We welcome our