St. Michael's Orthodox Christian Church
1182 Ashland Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

St. Michael’s Financial Summary

Year to Date as of November 24, 2019

              This Year              Last Year                   Budget

Income     $ 182,974               $ 224,437                 $ 222,398

Expenses $ 200,969               $ 256,199                 $ 253,892

                                        Net Loss   $(17,995)               $ (31,762)                $ (31,494)

 

Questions regarding this report may be addressed to
Treasurer Christian Sam or Asst. Treasurer Jeff Curry.

Or, Bring Them to the December 1st Annual Meeting

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Are your planning on attending the Advent Mini-Retreat at St. Michael’s on Saturday, December 7th from 9:30 to 2:30? If so, please sign up in the front of the church or RSVP to Debbie in Church office, so that we can have a count for lunches to be served that day. Thank you for your consideration in letting us know.

ALL parishioners are invited to participate in this special retreat presented by the Three Shadids, Fr. Don, Kh. Janet and son, Fr. Christopher.


Sunday Evening (Monday) Divine Liturgies that will be celebrated in Arabic here at St. Michael’s at 6:00 PM.

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Please sign up for Fellowship Hour for this new Church Year. A 2019-2020 schedule has recently been mailed to everyone.
Contact Debbie in the Church Office if you have any questions.


REGARDING “THE WORD” Magazine...

In order to update their subscription database, the Archdiocese Registrar has asked that we notify all parishioners that...

...YOU MUST RESUBSCRIBE by submitting a new application to “The Word,” if you want to continue receiving it.

The Archdiocesan Registrar has provided a link to the new subscription form for THE WORD publication, so that you can complete it online:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegcGCvfd2SHBU1ko5Ys_IuOt3SO5_0vMGze8Qiz8BdeaRn2A/viewform

Please note that if you are unable to complete the form online,
there are (green) copies at the entrance to the church for you to complete,
return to the office and we can submit them for you.

Any questions, please call the office. Thank you for your cooperation with this Archdiocesan request.


HIGHLIGHTS of UPCOMING EVENTS  

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Sunday, Dec. 8 - Gift Card Sundays (Scrip; bring check-book)

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Tuesday, November 26 - Food on the Hill - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Sunday, December 1 - Annual General Parish Meeting with elections to Parish Council. (Names of nominees are being accepted now and may be submitted to anyone on the Nominating Committee - Fr. John, Sara Armanious, Jeff Curry, Michelle Gajewski, Elias Memari.)

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Saturday, December 7 - 9:30 to 2:30 Advent Mini-Retreatat St. Michael’s (Men and Women)
Presenters: 3 Shadids - Archpriest Donald, Kh. Janet, Priest Christopher

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Saturday, December 11 - First Lutheran Luncheon, Greensburg

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Saturday, January 11 - Greensburg, PA
$25 per person (see Michelle Gajewski) Outdoor Blessing of Waters - Twin Lakes

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Sunday, January 12 - Antiochian Women Annual Holiday Luncheon
Jaffre’s Restaurant, Greensburg, PA
$25 per person (see Michelle Gajewski)

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Friday, Jan. 17-20 - AV Winter Family Camp


Food on the Hill

On Tuesday, December 31st the ANTIOCHIAN MEN will be providing a "Food on the Hill" lunch without charge for those in need. This will be the fifth monthly outreach to the community. The Men's Fellowship hope to contniue this on a monthly basis.


We are in need of a person to manage the space outside our parking lot — in some places that is a narrow strip with grass or trees and shrubs, in some place it is a larger ‘bank’ area (Wirsing Ave.). Let Julia Ritter (PC Chair) or Don Yoder (PC ViceChair) know if you would take this on (this is not doing the work but getting the work done).


SYRIAN CHRISTIAN RELIEF

As the Syrian crisis continues with little change, we continue to accept donations to do what we can to help ease the suffering there. Checks may be written to “St. Michael’s” with the note “Syrian Relief.” The following link to a CBS 60 Minutes program will offer some deeper understanding of what is transpiring:

We will be accepting donations to help do what we can to help ease the suffering there. The following link to a CBS 60 Minutes program will offer some deeper understanding of what is transpiring: CLICK HERE for the 60 Minutes Story...

 

CALEB’S CUPBOARD

Caleb’s Cupboard is the large, tan plastic box at the front entrance to our church which is intended to be a collection bin in which we may leave canned goods and other non-perishable items for people in need.

Let us regularly fill it to the brim!

For some remarkable Orthodox Christian educational listening, visit the Orthodox Revolutionary blog at orthorev.net. These podcasts may also be accessed on You Tube by by clicking this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRkjC8SImNU

International Orthodox Christian Charities - Unique and Effective!

 The assistance is unique. IOCC does not just give aid, but provides the means for people to continue the help themselves. For example, IOCC gives plows and seeds so that a farmer can keep on providing for his family.

 

· IOCC is helping everywhere – from rebuilding hurricane damages homes in the Southwest U.S to Haiti, many places in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

 

· 93 Cents ($0.93) of every dollar gets used, because of volunteers

 

· Each donated dollar is multiplied 7 times through matching funds from many sources

 

· All Orthodox jurisdictions in the U.S. are involved in the work of IOCC.

 

For more information on IOCC, see Fr. John or Pete Papas.

If you are CPR trained....

If you are CPR trained, please let someone on the Parish Council know.

 

Be Part of a Family Mission Team

This year the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is proud to announce a collaboration with the Center for Family Care (of the Greek Archdiocese) by offering a Family Mission Team. Families from North America, along with Albanian families, will participate in this outreach assisted by OCMC missionaries and Albanian church leaders. The primary focus is to offer a “family witness” while sharing the faith and growing as a family in Christ. Consider being part of this first OCMC and Center for Family Care collaboration and family mission witness! Visit http://teams.ocmc.org, or

e-mail teams@ocmc.org, for more information or to apply.

Upcoming Calendar
Saturday, December 7th
8:00 AM - NATIVITY PARAKLESIS
9:30 AM - Mini-Retreat (Shadids)
3:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, December 8th
8:45 AM - ORTHROS
9:25 AM - Choir Rehearsal
10:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
Church School
Antiochian Women’s Mtg
4:00 PM - DIVINE LITURGY of Monday; in Arabic;
Conception of the Theotokos
Fr. Meletios Zafaran celebrating
4:00 PM
MALE CHORUS CONCERT
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
601 Boone Ave.
Canonsburg, PA
Monday, December 9th
9:00 AM - NAT. PARAKLESIS
6:00 PM - Bible Reading/Study
Gospel of St. John
Tuesday, December 10th
9:00 AM- NATIVITY PAR’ESIS
6:00 to 8:00 PM - Confessions
Wednesday, December 11th
9:00 AM - DIVINE LITURGY
Daniel the Stylite

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