Second Sunday of Lent

Gregory Palamas
 

Tone 2         Eothinon 10

 
Epistle: Heb.1:10-2:3

Gospel: Mark 2:1-12

 


Holy Bread of Oblation

Sunday March 24th

كنيسةُ القِدِّيسِ جَاورجِيُوسَ الَأنطَاكِيَّة للرُّومِ الأُرْثُوذُكسِ في جَاكسِنْفل فلُوريدا

Sunday March 24th

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church


 1. In loving memory of Abir Samir Al Dabei (1 year Obs.), offered by Jomana and Nawaf Al Noumair. May her memory be eternal.


2. In loving memory of Mike Elias (20 yrs), offered by Shereen and Sandy Bateh and family. May his memory be eternal..


3. For the health and spiritual welfare of Bashar and Nagham Fayad and their        children, offered by Bashar and Nagham Fayad. 

4. For the health and spiritual welfare of Najah El Abu, her children and their     families, offered by Najah El-Abu.

 
5. For the health and spiritual welfare of Ted and Jackie Bateh, their children and their families, offered by Ted and Jackie Bateh.

 


Epistle Readers
English: Helen Tannous
Arabic: Odette Shaqareq
 


Tray Collection

Hanan Iwais and Rima Mousa

Asma And Suad Salameh



Ushers
Shereen Elias Bateh

Aileen Farhat


 Altar Servers:
Sam Awwad, Timothy Conner, Khalil Farhat, Bader Bajalia, Dominic &
Nicholas Joseph, Jamil & Jean Fayad Jacob & Anthony Akel, Michael
Fakhouri  Nicholas & Anthony Odeh and Jad Butrus
.

 


  
 
March Is Ladies Month


 
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Happy Anniversary to:  
Tom & Vera Hishmeh (5), 



 
 

 
Easter Bake Sale ~ “Dates Cookies”


The Ladies Auxiliary is now taking orders for our Easter Bake Sale:

“Date Cookies” (Kaak B-Ajweh).

Bake Sale Date: Saturday March 30th,2019 

 

Cost:  $15.00 per dozen

(Prepaid Orders only).

We will bake only a limited amount of cookies, so hurry and place your order as soon as possible with Lamis Anki.
 
Chairladies for this event are
 Sanaa Awwad and Lamis
Anki




40th Annual Fundraising Dinner

May 4th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Ticket sales for this event have begun. Jonathan Essa and Dina  Atallah  are selling tickets in the church hall every Sunday. 

 If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Jonathan Essa; Parish Council Chairman  @ 904-891-4088 or see any member of the council.

 
 

 2019 Gift Basket Raffle

             (Each basket is valued at $150.00).

 
           
We are raffling baskets full of items that make ideal gifts.


     We are looking for volunteers to help in donating baskets. 


 Let’s make this the “best-ever” Gift Basket Raffle 

Those wishing to make a donation of one Basket, please contact
Mrs. Diana Farhat; Chairwoman of  the Gift Basket Raffle  via text message at 904-318-7535 ASAP as time  is running out fast .


Thank you for supporting St. George Church's Annual Fundraiser.

 

 
  
   
 


 


 

 



  

 

Sweet Hosts- Sunday  March 24th


Suad Akel

Helen Tannous

Afaf Kassis

Poline Salameh

Nadia Farah Jr.

 

 
  

Weekly Bulletin Highlights

 

Tuesday March 19th @6:30p.m. : Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

 T
uesday March 26th @6:30p.m. : Parish Council Meeting 


Evening Services During Great Lent:

Wed. March 20th @7:00PM : Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday March
22nd @ 6:30PM:
1st & 2nd  Akathist ( Madayeh) Service, followed by Lenten Dinner in the church hall ~ Cost: $5.00 per person.
 


 2019 Annual Home blessing:
Father Kamal continues  blessing homes and businesses. If you are interested in having your home/business blessed, please Call him  to schedule an appointment
.




 

PLEASE PENCIL THESE DATES

ON YOUR CALENDAR

Friday Evening Lenten Dinner after Madayeh Service in the church beginning on Friday March 22nd { prepared and hosted by Ladies Auxiliary}


Cost $5.00 per plate



Sunday March 31st : Fish luncheon 


 Menu:
Fried Fish, French Fries, Tossed salad and Drink


Cost $10.00 per plate 





Miscellaneous
 
Easter Bake Sale: Saturday March 30th and Saturday April 6th.
 
Volunteers are very much needed!!!


Please Ladies meet us at the church by 9:00am on both days. 



Sun. March 31st ~~ “Fish Luncheon”

 hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of our church

Cost is $10.00

Menu:
Fried Fish, French Fries, Tossed Salad and Soft Drink. 

The ladies Auxiliary are hosting  a Lenten Dinner every Friday after Madayeh service in the church hall.    { Cost is $5.00 per plate.}

 
 

Please Save the Date for our

 “Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt”

 (
Saturday April 13th)

 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Location: Church Hall

Age Group: 10 year and younger

{Pre-K - 5th}Grade 

More details to come. Stay Tuned!

 


 “FASTING AND FEASTING”



If you’d like encouragement for Lent, Read & ponder the following:

Even now, says The Lord, return to me.. Return to me with your whole heart...Rend your heart, not your garments...and return to your God. (Joel 2:12-13).

 
Fast from judgingothers and emphasizing differences.

Feast on Christ dwelling in others and our oneness.

 Fast from darkness around us, from thoughts of illness, words that pollute and discontent.

Feast on the light of Christ,
on the healing power of God, on words that purify and on gratitude.

Fast from pessimism
, from worry, from guilt, from complaining.

Feast on optimism, on trust, on freedom and appreciate.
 
Fastfrom apathy, suspicion, and idle gossip.

Feast on enthusiasm, on seeing the good and spreading the good news.

Fast from being so busy….

Feaston quiet silence. 

Fast from problems that overwhelm,

Feast on quiet trust. 

Fast from trying to control,

Feast on letting go. 

Fast from discouragement,

Feast on hope.
 



A PRAYER FOR LENT

The Prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian is traditionally said many times throughout each day during Great Lent, in addition to our daily prayers.

 O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power, and idle talk. (+)

 
But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to your servant. (+)

 Yes, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sin and not to judge my brother, for You are blessed unto  ages of ages. Amen. (+)

 
(The “(+)” indicates that those praying make a deep bow or prostration at this point.)