May 3, 2015: Sunday of the Paralytic (Apr. 20 on Orthodox calendar)
• PARISH NEWS
Today is the first Sunday of the month, and we shall hold our monthly Utility Collection. May Bulletins will be available next Sunday.
The Sisterhood meeting scheduled for today has been moved to Sunday, May 10, during Coffee Hour; we ask that all members of the sisterhood be present.
Mother's Day is next week; our Church School children will honor their mothers by presenting them carnations at the kissing of the Cross at the end of the Liturgy.
We thank Galina Rakov for the beautiful hand-painted icon of St. Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Simferopol, which we put out for veneration; we hope to have a suitable case for it soon. (Read about St. Luke.)
The blessing of graves and of houses is now by appointment. If you want your house or a loved one's grave blessed, please contact Fr. George to set up an appointment.
• UPCOMING SERVICES
For Mid-Pentecost and St George’s Day, Vespers and Small Blessing of Waters will be at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 5.
Moleben to St. Mark the Apostle and Evangelist will be at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 8.
Name Days: Wednesday, May 6; St. George and St. Alexandra. Many years to: Fr. George Lardas (our rector), Fr. George Larin (our Dean), George Peavy, Alexandra Callaghan, and Alexandra Rakov.