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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Weekday Services

In addition to our weekly Vespers, Matins and Sunday Liturgy, there will be at least one mid-week service. We need this, and our world needs our prayers. This month here will be morning (intercessory) prayers at 8:30 am on October 12th & 19th. On the 26th there will be Liturgy for Saint Demetrios at 8:30 am.



Dinner - Dance

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Norwood Sportsman's Club: 6:30 - 11 pm

  • Music of the 50's, 60's & 70's.
  • Test your trivia skills, try your luck with our raffles
  • Music by DJ, Peter Conti
  • Enjoy: Appetizers, Soup and Fresh Garden Salad, Turkey ∧ Pasta Table, Assorted Desserts Cash Bar (Beer, Wine, Root Beer Floats ∧ Soda)
  • Just a few tickets remain: See Cindy Apgar, Hellas Assad, Camille Florio or Lucine Kouyoumjian.
Proceeds to benefit the building fund.



CHRISTMAS CARD

It may seem way too early but the Ladies of Saint George are again organizing the parish Christmas card. Please complete a form in the parish hall and make sure it is returned to Cindy Apgar right away.





October is...

October is our month to support the Norwood Food Pantry. Please bring with you to church each week non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. They can be left in the grocery cart outside the parish hall. A volunteer is needed to take the goods to the Food Pantry on Thursday mornings.

In the Archdiocese we celebrate Youth Month in October and we recognize our seminarians. Here at Saint George you will see our young people reading the epistle and passing the trays. On the 15th they will collect for Special Olympics.

Charity Walk ! Can you walk three miles? Can you pledge money to a walker? If you answer yes, join the annual Food Pantry Walk, Saturday, October 14 A fundraiser for the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood. The walk will begin and end at Grace Episcopal Church on Chapel Street in Norwood. Registration at 8:00 am.



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



FAMILY CAMP & TEEN SOYO RETREAT

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop JOHN, our first ever Diocese Family Camp will be held the weekend of October 13-15, 2017 at the Saint Methodios Faith & Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. Just added to the weekend: Teen SOYO Retreat.

Family Camp is modeled after the program at Antiochian Village. We will have daily services, Christian Education for children, a keynote speaker for the parents, sports and games for the whole family to participate.

Registration details and schedule are online at http://antiochian.org/FamilyCampNE. We also have a facebook event under the Diocese Facebook page.



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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